Thursday, September 23, 2010

I luvz you for your bRainZzz!

It's my husbands birthday this month!


Being the Zombie fanatic that he is, I decided to pick a pretty fun theme to celebrate his special day...


Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I’m always up for trying out new music.
Last Friday I went with my husband and some friends to check out a dubstep concert at GRITSY in Houston, TX.
If you’re not up-to-date with dubstep, dubstep is a form of music originating from South London.
The style of it rests on the edge of relaxation and crazy energetic beats. You feel it move back and forth between comfortable house style sounds and hard drum and bass with lots of multicultural influences mixed in.
It was a really fun venue and good music.
The best part…. Dubstep is music the whole family can enjoy:

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Sisters Big Adventure

My sister is no stranger to Japan.
She and her husband moved there a few years ago and made it their home for four years.
After moving back to the states and spending some time in California and Maryland my sister and her family decided to move back to Japan.
They've been there for a few months now, and I've been here in Texas counting down the days till my next trip:-p
I've been able to manage though, because I've been living her adventure vicariously through her e-mails and photos.
Liz is a pretty amazing photographer and I've enjoyed all of the photos she has sent, but I thought I would share a few of my favorites.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tiny House ♥

My husband and I own a 2,000 square foot home that we love.
It's a feel good feeling having something that we can call our own and work on with care to cater it to our idea of what our humble abode should be like.

Still, there is that little voice from the nomad inside me that would be just as happy roaming the globe with something quite a bit smaller to call my home.

I'm not the only person that has this little voice inside, but many others are actually listening to it.

I love to check out Tiny House Blog.
The have tons of great ideas for petite homes as well as lots of great stories about the people who listened to that little nomad voice and decided to live in them.

Some of the tiny houses featured in the blog can move around with their owners, while others are just tiny enough that they freed up a lot of extra spending cash for fun activities.

Check out a few of my favorite tiny houses:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My to do list...

I'd love to live in a bunch of different places but one thing I would really miss if my husband and I moved away would be how close we are to our family...
Our parents are less than 30 minutes away, my grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousins (when they are in town from college) live less than an hour away and my family in New Orleans (I LUV LUV LUV NOLA!!!) are only a 6 hour drive from mi casa.
They are awesome people! Its great having them near by, and I love hanging out with everyone BUT I'm getting a little tired of the big B question coming up when I meet up with certain members of my family that shale remain nameless ( YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!).
The answer to the baby question is my husband and I are not ready for one yet.
We want one eventually, but not now.
We would both like to be more settled in our professional lives first as well as have accomplished a few more things...
For me, these few extra accomplishments I need to complete before becoming a hot mama are as follows:


This awesome event is probably one of the best food fights you can attend anywhere...ever!
The festival is held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol in Valencia, Spain. During the festival ten metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets in exactly one hour.
It's a huge mess!!!
It's fun!!!
..but its also a bit of a huge zesty moshpit and therefore can be a bit dangerous... When you have kids you now have a little person that depends on you to return from zesty moshpits of doom so this is something that will need to be done before all of that responsibility.


This just looks fun to me, but my reasoning for wanting to get it done before kids goes back to my previous comment on having a mini-me depending on my ability to land on my feet.


My husband and I love to cycle and a few years ago we participated in the MS150 riding our bikes 180miles from Houston to Austin.
It was an amazing experience that we would love to do again, but I'd also love to do a two, three, or even six week bike ride.
There are a few I've been looking at via Some of their rides include a ride from Istanbul to Samarkand, a ride from Key West to Anchorage, and a "Mediterranean Circuit" which is basically a ride that loops around the entire Mediterranean Sea.
This is one goal that I could maybe do after kids, but I would need to wait for them to be old enough to leave alone, etc, etc and who knows how busy I'll be with work in the future. Thus, an epic bike ride has made it to my pre-baby to-do list.

SO, this is my answer to the when will we start making some great grandbabies.

They'll get here eventually... for now we'll stick to making memories.

Friday, September 3, 2010

You cruise in 114 days.

December 26th I'll be heading over to Galveston,TX so my husband and I can board our biggest New Years party yet!
We'll be cruising the high seas and dancing the night away on the Carnival Conquest as we travel to Montego Bay, Grand Caymen, and Cozumel.
I received notice today that we're only 114 days away from our winter trip...
I can't wait!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Have you forgotten any personal property?

My dad has always been a lover of travel and trains, and being a former railroad engineer he can tell you lot about both.

Over the past few years he's taken this knowledge and with my brother created a model railway that is pretty spectacular.

Take a look at what their hard work has created so far: