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?
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.
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.
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.
Happy Birthday Mom, hope you had a good one! Thanks for your love.
I painted a couple pumpkins gold this weekend and they joined the two already outside our door:
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.
Have a good one !
Hope this little nugget warms your heart:
The other day I dropped my favorite mug in the sink at work and broke her :[ I was pretty bummed about it but I've got a couple other mugs, and no joke, when I broke the mug I thought to myself: treasures in heaven do not break. I'm super spiritual like that ;) (just kidding, but really, that came to mind... and it's a good truth to be reminded of often in my opinion).
Anyway, so the other day I came home and what did I find waiting on my bed? The sweetest gift from awesome roommate Holly who made a little trek to the east side of Austin to Take Heart to find my mug:
This is yours truly this morning happily sipping coffee in her new mug:
Thanks Holly, you bless me.
Recently my parents got back from a trip to Turkey and Greece and brought back a beautiful piece of fabric for me which I tucked on the back of the couch:
Two things I have always wanted is a small home full of treasures from travels and original art by friends strung throughout the walls. This dream is slowly coming to pass with pieces like the above fabric and this original print by my friend Daph.
So one of my creative goals (by this time next year hopefully) is to have my work up in a coffee shop. The idea of that terrifies me! (See quote below from recommended book The War on Art)
I've recently been dreaming up a theme and started looking at frames; I even have a coffee shop in mind I want to ask to display my collages. It feels like such a faraway goal and in this busy season I keep wondering if it will even happen, but I'm hoping as I take baby steps towards it, it will.