Birthday Weekend in Fredericksburg, TX

Birthday Weekend in Fredericksburg, TX

As promised, here is lowdown on my birthday weekend in Fredericksburg, TX (aka the hill country). If you have never gone to Fredericksburg, I am encouraging you to save up for your trip now. It is a BEAUTIFUL hill country escape. I loved it so much, I actually see ourselves living in the hill country in the future. I seriously cannot wait to go back.

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A Quick Getaway: Galveston Island

A Quick Getaway: Galveston Island

Happy, happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was quite the adventure. I was actually able to pull off a surprise brunch for the hubby! He just turned 30 and thought it was a milestone birthday that required a lovely brunch with his favorite people. (I was so anxious about this party…like worst than my wedding day! I’ll save this story for another time.) Anyway, my sister and brother-in-law were also visiting from Dallas so we drove to Galveston yesterday and enjoyed a beautiful day by the ocean. Oh man how I missed the beach. I know it isn’t the prettiest beach on earth, but honestly, I don’t care. I think it’s still lovely to lay by the beach and enjoy the sound of the waves.

I received a few messages (through Instagram stories) asking where I was so I figured to share on the blog as well 😉

Instead of “setting camp” by the pier, we chose to go to East Beach. I visited East Beach last summer for a mother/daughter day trip and LOVED how quiet it was. I figured it would be pretty quiet this time around too, and I was right. Parking was $15 and they accept cash or credit card for payment. According to this website, it sounds like East Beach is a party beach. However, I have yet to witness any type of wildness there. Maybe the parties happen after I leave? LOL.

Anyway, I was very surprised at how nice and soft the sand felt. If only the sand was white – us, Houstonians, would have it all. The water was warm and we didn’t witness any seaweed, which was SO nice. People were swimming pretty far from the coastline so I guess that meant it took a while before it got deep.

After spending some time by the beach, we drove to the main area where all of the restaurants (and Pleasure Pier) are located. The island was not insanely packed even though it was Memorial Day weekend. We went to Jungle Surf Rentals to rent a bike, and let me tell you, they made sure our experience was a great one! The owner’s son, Cole, took care of us. He was incredibly nice. Since they were pretty busy, he told us there would be a ~25 minute wait. He offered free snow cones for each of us if we decided to wait. As soon as our snow cones were ready, a bike for four people showed up so we ended up enjoying our free snow cones while riding around! It was perfect timing. (Did Cole under promise and over deliver? Maybe. And I loved it.) We will only rent from Jungle Surf Rentals going forward – I’ll link their Facebook page here so you can peep other reviews!

We tried eating at a cajun restaurant, Benno’s On The Beach, before leaving the island buuuut it was a fail. The line was long, the service was slow, so we left. Hopefully, we can try it next time we visit because they do have good reviews about the food.

Well, that was the scoop on visiting Galveston Island. I loved seeing businesses operate during this difficult time. I plan to continue supporting them in all the ways I am able to. As I continue venturing out, I’ll give you the rundown on ze blog.

Hope you have a wonderful evening!

xx

Ps. Linking my bathing suit below! Both pieces fit true to size.

Second year wedding anniversary

Second year wedding anniversary

Praise The Lord, hallelujah!

Happy hump day!

Hope you are having a great day! I know I have been a little out of touch lately because I decided to (partially) unplug from social media during our anniversary trip…and then a few days after it ended.

It was sooo nice but happy to be back!

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Things to Do and See in Utah

Things to Do and See in Utah

If you have an appreciation for nature’s natural beauty, you must add Utah to your travel list. This beautiful state has so much to offer! The first time I got a taste of the snowy mountains was when I visited Colorado for the first time in January 2015. After leaving Colorado, I felt like I belonged there. The truth is, nature has me wrapped around its beauty and Utah did not disappoint in this department. Let’s jump into the highlights!

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Things to Do in New York City in the Spring

Things to Do in New York City in the Spring

This was my third time visiting New York City (NYC), and I must be honest, I still feel like I have an entire list of things to do next time I visit! There is SO much to see and do, it can be overwhelming. I do believe there is a timeframe (or a season) for certain activities. For example, if you go around Christmastime, you must do Christmas-themed activities. Or let’s say you visit in the fall, you should probably rent a bike and cross over the Brooklyn Bridge. Anyway, for today’s blog post, I am giving you ideas on what to do next time you visit the Big Apple in the spring/summer.

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A Spring Getaway

A Spring Getaway

It has been a week since I drove up to Dallas to visit the Texas-Tulips fields with my sisters and baby niece. It was a girls day filled fun and much needed homemade ice cream from my college town, Denton, TX.

The fields are covered with tulips in all of the colors you can imagine, and basing off IG photos and hashtags, it is a beautiful sight to see. Continue reading “A Spring Getaway”

Houston Museum District Guide

Houston Museum District Guide

If you google, “Free museums in Houston”, you’ll find many articles to choose from. I clicked through a few to ensure the information was consistent – and it was. I also went through each of the museum’s website to confirm everything coincided. And although you could just google and find out which museums are free, I still want to create a personalized guide for my audience.

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New York City Travel Guide

New York City Travel Guide

All of my Christmas dreams came true this past year; New York City (NYC) fulfilled every Christmas wish I had as a little girl (I mentioned our trip here too). Well, it did not actually snow on Christmas Day but I was eventually fine without it. The city looked and felt magical…as if I was in a Christmas Wonderland! During our entire stay, I would try to imagine the creator and genius for the Fifth Avenue window displays, or the team of architects for the Empire State Building, or the mastermind for the biggest store in the world. Inspiration ran through my veins and ideas were racing through my mind. At that point, I wanted to learn how to sow so that I could finally wear what I envision in my head sometimes. Maybe in the future I will dedicate time to that vision. The point is, NYC is overall an admirable city. For every tall or gentrified building, extravagant fashion show, dreamy holiday window display, eclectic coffee shop or bar, fresh eatery, or famous bridge, is a hardworking, do-er, hustler, fearless dreamer behind it. It was the perfect time to visit the city, just in time before ringing in the new year. Continue reading “New York City Travel Guide”