Austin

A Trip to Bougie’s Donuts

13 November, 2017

bougies donuts in austin, texas

I love donuts. So much.

I don’t have a big sweet tooth. Many times I can have a couple of bites of a dessert and be good. But donuts. Donuts are different. I could eat 10 donuts. Of course, not all donuts are created equal. Some are sooo light and airy you feel you barely ate one. Some are crazy-sweet with sugary icing. Some have cereal as a topping. But one of my favorites is one that strikes a nice balance in between. Substantial enough to fill you up. Delicious enough to impart flavor, and not just sweetness. And Bougie’s Donuts do exactly that.
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Austin

Marker 10 – Dining On the Lakeshore

26 October, 2017

Marker10

Full Disclosure: We attended a complimentary tasting at Marker 10. All opinions are our own.

Like many of the great cities of the world, Austin rests on the banks of a beautiful river (alright, they call it a lake here, but that’s a whole other blog post). The Colorado River meanders easterly to the pleasure of those paddleboarding, kayaking, or cruising along the trail lining its beautiful banks.

But do you know what all those other cities have that Austin doesn’t have? A bitchin’ place to eat and drink while watching couples on first dates awkwardly navigate giant swan paddle boats upstream! Well, it turns out, there is such a place and it’s been right under our collective noses the entire time.
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Baby Stuff

Zara – One Month

19 October, 2017

Zara turned a month old last week!

How has this first month been? Pretty great, but pretty busy. The days and nights all seem to blend together. I constantly find myself wondering what day of the week is it.

As I am writing this, it’s 11:30 am, I’m in my pajamas still, drinking coffee, and realizing I won’t get a break to shower until after 1 pm at the earliest.
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Breakfast, Drinks, Snacks

Tropical Smoothie with Pineapple

28 September, 2017

tropical smoothie

As we’re taking care of our new baby over the next few months, get ready for some easy recipes. Here is one that could NOT be easier. A tropical smoothie. Throw ingredients into a blender, blend, pour into glasses, enjoy. Luckily, it’s also delicious.

For our baby shower a few months ago, we had pineapples for decor. I loved the idea of this, because I knew after the shower, we could cut them up and freeze them. And we did! Josh made a pineapple sorbet (yum!) with one of the pineapples, but the others are in the freezer, just waiting for smoothie-making days.
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Baby Stuff

Hello Baby

26 September, 2017

We welcomed our daughter on September 13th! So now she’s almost two weeks old. It’s hard to believe, as these two weeks feel like they have gone by in a blur.

We’re so happy to have our baby around and finally meet her. She is super active. Always moving her arms and legs. Which makes sense, because she was very active in my belly too. Always kicking and moving.

She likes cuddling and being held. She likes being swaddled. She likes staring at us. She likes her carseat and car and stroller rides. She does not like having her clothes or diaper changed.

And now we’ve completely forgotten what it’s like to have free time, a full night of sleep, being able to easily leave the house, or how to enjoy a meal that isn’t interrupted by baby cries. But it’s worth it. And while it is exhausting, it’s getting better every day as we figure out this parenthood thing more and more.

Weekend Reads

Hello Weekend

22 September, 2017

cheeseburger

Hello weekend and hello first day of autumn! These days, the weekdays and weekends kind of are blurring together. Why is that? Well, we had our baby girl last week! She came a week early.

So now it’s days and nights of naps, figuring out food, laundry, keeping the house in some sense of order, and trying to get enough sleep. As first-time parents, we’re just trying to figure everything out right now and retain some sense of sanity.

More on baby stuff in an upcoming post and we’ll share some photos of our daughter… and not of cheeseburgers. But for now… some weekend links!

Here are a few links for your Friday –

  • Way to go, Austin food bloggers and bakers! If I hadn’t been so pregnant… and then taking care of a newborn, I would have participated in this fundraising event. I’ve cooked for and volunteered at past Austin Bakes events, and it’s so nice to be able to donate time to a good cause.
  • During my pregnancy, I had to always make sure I was eating lot of protein. But now, I can eat more veggie-centric recipes and so many things look delicious on this list of 32 fall recipes with no meat or dairy.
  • How relaxing does Brooklyn Supper’s vacation to Prince Edward Island look? 
  • Interesting article on why Paris will be the first post-car metropolis