Top 5 Friday: Gifts for Mom

Top 5 Friday: Gifts for Mom sheerheart.org

FYI Mother’s Day is 7 days away. (I know it’s not Friday when I am posting this!) But I’m sure you have already purchased your mom, mother-in-law, and the mother of your children a gift, right? Well if you haven’t yet, I have a few ideas for you in my Top 5 this week, Gifts for Mom! And a broad spectrum of ideas at that: DIY to Etsy to your local grocery store to specialty stores. It’s not to late to hit up Amazon yet if you are Prime, or even…

Not For Sale

Not For Sale feat img

Four hundred twenty-five dollars. If handed $425 right now, what would you want to spend it on? A pair of jeans? If you have watched the news or been on Facebook of late, you will most likely know of the story I am referring to. If not check out this article. Or better yet, read the blog post from Mike Rowe, host of the television show “Dirty Jobs”. I had to laugh. As silly as it is to think of someone paying $425 for a pair of jeans that have…

April Favorites

April 2017 Favorties

Pssstttt it’s May. April ending on a Sunday and May beginning on a Monday is pretty darn sneaky. Driving to work I knew the date, but sure enough, the first chance I get to write the date down, I’m beginning to pen “April”. Never fails. April was yet another good one. A wedding, plenty of parties, family gatherings, good eats, good reading, kinda sums it up. But to sum it up further, I’m going to share some of my favorites from the month of April. Favorite Book To be fair, Jubal…

Hot Reads 2017 – Take 2

Hot Reads - 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 San Antonio Eats sheerheart.org

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

Granny and Mother

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 Freepik design feat

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 2017 Favorties

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,…