Last night Peter and I got together with the Morrisons (Brady&Lauren) and the Changs (Jenn&Steven) for fajitas at Matt's El Rancho and gelato at Dolce Neve. We originally planned to go to Rainey Street for drinks after but ended up at the Chang's place watching Howl's Moving Castle (my favorite Miyazaki film!) and drinking shiner. It was a pretty perfect evening. 

Love these people 

Love these people 

These were the pretty lanterns hanging above us in the first picture :) 

These were the pretty lanterns hanging above us in the first picture :) 

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A housewarming gift from Layne from a few weeks ago: 

Thanks Layne! I'm convinced this apron makes me a better cook. 

Thanks Layne! I'm convinced this apron makes me a better cook. 

You can get one for yourself at her store Oh Dandelion! (PS: that's yours truly modeling the apron on the website. Fun fact: I got bit by an ant and had an allergic reaction that weekend; we hid my swollen hand behind the wine glass!)

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For a few months now I've been getting together with a few people from the 6pm service at the Stone to pray Sunday afternoons at the For the City center. It's something I look forward to every week, though sometimes it is a battle when I just want to take a nap, yet there's never been a time I have gone and regretted it. We've been going through a book by Andrew Murray on prayer; this week instead of going over a chapter, we decided to prayer walk around the building: 

I am grateful for these people

I am grateful for these people

A few months in praying with this group and I still feel like I am just scratching the surface in wrapping my mind around what intercession for people looks like. It's a good place to be, always learning. 

What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.
— Corrie ten Boom



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Oh how I love this season. Beginning some time in July, I would think to myself (or occasionally complain out loud) at least once a day is it fall yet? 

Pumpkins and string lights outside of Whole Foods gateway location

Pumpkins and string lights outside of Whole Foods gateway location

This is Mia, my friend Layne's family cat who I am currently cat-sitting. Here she is playing with my notebook bookmark string. I'm not really a cat person but there's something soothing about a purring cat sitting next to you while you're journaling. 

This is Mia, my friend Layne's family cat who I am currently cat-sitting. Here she is playing with my notebook bookmark string. I'm not really a cat person but there's something soothing about a purring cat sitting next to you while you're journaling. 

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Last night Melissa and I went to check out Fork&Taco on burnet. I had heard that it was overrated so I went in a little skeptical but I was pleasantly surprised; I really liked the decor and the one taco I got was delicious especially paired with a Peacemaker (good job Fork&Taco for having Austin Beerworks). 

En route home (Mel's my neighbor), we spontaneously pulled into Half Price books on lamar because sometimes you just need an evening out, walking around and browsing books. 

I wonder if I could recreate this: beets, grapefruit, avocado. Three favorite ingredients right there. 

I wonder if I could recreate this: beets, grapefruit, avocado. Three favorite ingredients right there. 

Some Pablo Neruda at Half Price books 

Some Pablo Neruda at Half Price books 

I'm thankful for bookstores and for heart-to-hearts over tacos. 

PS: I came home with a stack of back issues of Domino Magazine, a steal at $1 each ! 

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Kae and James took Rose on a little road trip from Temple to Georgetown to see me for lunch yesterday ! We went to Hatcreek Burgers, which is moreorless my happy place here in Georgetown. We ate lunch under the big tree out back and enjoyed the perfect weather. 

Pretty mom and silly Rose. Kae calls her Chipmunk :) 

Pretty mom and silly Rose. Kae calls her Chipmunk :) 

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Yesterday was my mom's birthday. She spent it in Arizona with my dad; I honestly thought she was in Sacramento. My parents travel so much, it's hard to keep up sometimes. 

When my friend Layne first launched her shop Oh Dandelion, she featured moms on her blog, and asked me to write a little something about my mom, here's the graphic Layne created: 

She's a fun one that Sherry Wang. 

She's a fun one that Sherry Wang. 

Happy Birthday Mom, hope you had a good one! Thanks for your love. 



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I painted a couple pumpkins gold this weekend and they joined the two already outside our door

White pumpkins are my favorite. 

White pumpkins are my favorite. 

This weekend was packed in the best way: it included catching up over new candles (Meyers love) with a friend in town from San Antonio (hi Tiff), a BBQ with Peter's GMC, some alone time reading on my balcony, eating hot dogs while watching Antony Bourdain with neighbor Mel, attending Taylor's bridal shower at a cute house in South Austin, and watching Walking Dead with neighbors Georgina and Brandon. 

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