Hot Reads 2017 – Take 2

Hot Reads 2017 – Take 2

Where to begin? I feel like I have read some real good ones this go-round. Yet, I always feel thirsty for more. Any fellow readers experience the same feeling. Even though I am reading far more than I used to, I now find myself yearning for a rainy day or many lunch breaks thrown together to lounge outside on a porch with a book. The Scam by Janet Evanovich (Fox & O’Hare #4) Guns of the Timberland by Louis L’Amour All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The…

Top 5 Friday: Downtown SA Eats

Top 5 Friday: Downtown SA Eats

Late January, I jumped at an opportunity. February 1st, I changed jobs. Went from working in the rather-happening downtown San Antonio area to taking the back roads to my new job out in Helotes. Quite a bit of a change; traded in my slacks and heels for boots and jeans. As it turns out, I also had to say goodbye to all of my favorite downtown eateries. Over three years of being spoiled by great restaurants (most within walking distance) filled with variety, culture, flavor and scene. I knew I would…

Top 5 Friday: Brownie Recipes

Top 5 Friday: Brownie Recipes

Other than ice cream, brownies have to be my next favorite thing to make. And making them at the same time, is usually the best idea ever. But really, is there anything better than a warm brownie with a scoop of soft vanilla ice cream right on top? Anyhow, I have been paging through recipes trying to decide what I am going to make for our Rihn family Easter celebration this weekend. It’s been very tempting to rush out to HEB and get three baskets full of ingredients to make them…

Blast From Seven Years Past

Blast From Seven Years Past

As I was checking in on this website, I happened to come across an old blog I used for a while in 2010. Had me laughing out of both entertainment and embarrassment. But one post had me reminiscing back to that time and place. Funny how even though almost seven years have passed, the message rings true. Therefore, I thought I would literally copy and paste that post from September 2010 and share it with y’all today. Hope y’all enjoy taking this adventure into the past with me for a…

Top 5 Friday: Guy Clark

Top 5 Friday: Guy Clark

Almost a year ago, Guy Clark passed away. Unfortunately, it took him dying, for me to ever look his music up. Truly, I didn’t know who he was before then. But thankfully, after his passing I stumbled onto an online post sharing some of his music. And then for several months straight, I listened to nothing else. Nothing. About that time, I found myself at a crossroad of sorts. Not happy with work, not thrilled with how certain things had worked out personally and really just contemplating how life was supposed to…

Pic-a-Day: April 2017

Pic-a-Day: April 2017

In an effort to get back behind the lens more often and open up the creativity I once tapped into on a daily basis, I have thrown my hat in on a monthly photography challenge. Feel free to participate, whether you use Instagram, or are keeping pictures your phone/computer! Pictures I post will be taken with both my Nikon and my iPhone, and shoot any other device I happen to get my hands on. Here’s how it goes. I have listed below 30 different categories or tags. For each one, a photo…

March Favorites

March Favorites

Where has March gone? I couldn’t wait for March. Promises of baseball, good weather and free weekends to play with cows. For the most part, March did not let me down! Well Aggie baseball did, going 1-2, the first weekend of March in the Shriner Baseball Classic in Houston, but nonetheless, it was a great month and the Aggies shutting out lsu last night was a cherry on top. April is looking just as promising. Engagement pictures to be taken of my sister and her fiance! My cousin’s wedding! Fish Fry,…

Moo Cow Moo

Moo Cow Moo

Some days, you just need to look at cute pictures of cows to get you going. Something is in the air, my allergies are on overdrive and medicine is wearing off. Figured it was as good of a time as ever to share with y’all some pictures I took last week, with my new lens. These cows and calves sure look happy to be on a fresh pasture! And of course I had to make a stop up at Grandma and Grandpa’s to see what I could find there. Well hope…

As Good As Advertised: Vaquero by Aaron Watson

As Good As Advertised: Vaquero by Aaron Watson

Let’s let the cat out of the bag right now, it’s tired of being stuck in this ole sack: Aaron Watson blew me away with this album. Last month we loaded up and made our way to the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo for Xtreme Bulls and Aaron Watson’s performance. After a solid two hours of rodeo action, the tractors entered the arena preparing the dirt for the stage and additional seating to be set up. I couldn’t imagine the show being able to top Xtreme Bulls. There was…

Top 5 Friday: Audrey Hepburn

Top 5 Friday: Audrey Hepburn

Years and years ago, shoot getting close to at least 15 years, Sydney and I made the trip down to Grandma and Grandpa’s house to spend the night. A quarter-mile trip may not seem far, but I’m sure it felt far enough for my parents to get us kids out of the house for the night or if they were lucky, the weekend! Anyhow, we took our toothbrushes and a change of clothes and headed out. Once at their house, we put our things away in one of the bedrooms…