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The Best Austin Nurseries & Garden Centers

A version of this The Best Austin Nurseries & Garden Centers post originally appeared on Spiked Soil’s blog at www.spikedsoil.com/best-austin-nurseries-garden-centers/. Since I am technically a freelance marketing consultant, sometimes my job throws me curveballs. But sometimes those curveballs come in the form of last minute trips around Texas! This summer I visited the best Austin nurseries you…

Café Bustelo Houston Pop Up Coffee Shop

Café Bustelo in Houston: A Pop Up Coffee Shop

Run, don’t walk, to Café Bustelo in Houston, the latest pop-up coffee shop in Montrose! Here’s the most important thing: If you want to try Café Bustelo’s espresso-style coffee, you must get there by May 25, 2019! Café Bustelo in Houston: Parking & Lines If you’ve read about Café Bustelo’s pop-up shop in Houston, you’ve had to…

Texas Gulf Coast Sunset

Texas Gulf Coast Adventure

Summer 2018, the time of my Texas Gulf Coast adventure with 30+ members of my family! I’ve just recently wrapped up sharing some of my photos from the trip on Instagram, and wanted to share some of those here too, in case you haven’t seen them. But I’m also sharing some fun photos for my…

Vibrant Dessert

Houston Hotspots for a Bright White Feed

Are you searching for a great place in Houston to up your Instagram aesthetic? Visit one of these Houston hotspots to assist you in curating a bright white feed! Café Poêtes A french inspired café, you’ll definitely want to pretend to be Belle on their bookcase ladder. Sadly, I don’t have my own photo of that…

Grotto Apps

Grotto: A Hit and a Miss

I hope you’ve arrived here after reading my harrowing story about securing our reservation at Grotto for our party of 25. If not, click here to read it and then come back! Also, if you’re looking to try Grotto on a Tuesday during the summer, call! Chances are they are open and the website just…

Cornelius Nursery Pumpkin Selection

Cornelius Nursery Pumpkin Fest

This weekend (09/29/18) I attended the Cornelius Nursery Annual Pumpkin Fest. If you missed it this year, it’s definitely an event you should consider taking your kids to next year! Travel Tip #15: Go Earlier in the Day This tip is great for multiple reasons: The earlier you go, the less picked through the selection!…

Willie G's Blackened Snapper Lafitte

Dinner at Willie G’s in Galveston

Atmosphere Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks is a nicer restaurant, but one you can still wear shorts to. If you are searching for a finer dining option in Galveston and have exhausted the same list of restaurants (link with list coming soon) that I did, call Willie G’s! They have a good amount of dining…

Gypsy Joynt Outside Wall

Lunch at the Gypsy Joynt

If you walk into the Gypsy Joynt and are surprised by their eclectic decor, what could you have possibly been expecting from a place called the Gypsy Joynt? Atmosphere There is so much to look at inside, and my only negative comment I can say would be that it was pretty dark inside and wasn’t…

Ahh, Coffee – Ahh, No

Occasionally described as a “hipster hotspot,” Ahh, Coffee, was definitely that. But it did not leave me saying “ahh” in the good way. Also, sorry for no pictures! The lighting was pretty poor in the back where we were sitting! My coworker Arianna, a local coffee expert, enticed me join her at the coffee shop…

Lunch at Local Foods Upper Kirby

Eating Local Foods in Upper Kirby

I had never heard of Local Foods before my coworker and I were looking for a place to eat one day. We started Googling and searching Instagram for a fun looking lunch spot and I came across a pretty night picture of Local Foods in Upper Kirby. Travel Tip #7: Lunch Spot or Date Night…

TIny-Boxwoods-Table

Late Lunch at Tiny Boxwoods

You know when you see a place on Instagram and you’re like “OMG, I have to go there!” Well this was my coworkers reaction to Tiny Boxwoods. Technically, I had already been there. Disclaimer: I will never be able to be a food critic or food photographer and I’m not trying to claim to be…

Dessert-Gallery

Dessert Gallery, Post Oak

Update (06/18/13): Apparently due to rising rent, Dessert Gallery on Post Oak has been closed. You can still check them out at their Kirby Drive location, though! Update (06/9/18): This post was moved here from its original place on my free WordPress.com account. True to its name, Dessert Gallery showcases a variety of sweet treats…

Potato Shack

Update (06/9/18): This post was moved here from its original place on my free WordPress.com account. Known as “the original meal in a peel,” Potato Shack offers a variety of potatoes and other inexpensive food items. Conveniently located in Bryan, on Northgate and South Wellborn, Potato Shack is easily accessible to anyone in Bryan and…