Monday, June 24, 2013

Quite possibly my favorite thing.

A few weeks ago I picked up 2 of the 12 oz Klean Kanteen insulated bottles and I am officially in love.
You see, I am a coffee drinker. Like an every morning I do not function until I have coffee kind of coffee drinker. And I was starting to get a little worried about all of that hot liquid sitting in a plastic container. I'm not going to go all crunchy on you, but I think it's safe to say that the jury is still out on how much plastic we should be using and the long term affects this might have on our health, so I just decided that caution is a good thing.
The set I chose comes with both types of caps: The ring cap above, which is prefect for bringing my coffee from home to the office, and the cafe cap, which is what I actually drink out of when I get there.
I'm really impressed that the mug has been able to keep my coffee hot so I can drink it over the course of the morning. The 12 oz is the PERFECT size for me since I can pour my 8 ounce shot, add sugar and still have enough space for about 2 ounces of soy milk. Heaven.
Best of all, it fits in my cup holder. Halleluja.

This morning I received an email in my inbox with a 20% off coupon on any vacuum insulated product. If you're looking for a new go-to I'd highly recomend trying this one out. Enjoy!
This is  not a sponsored post, I'm just an obnoxious fan who happened to opt-in to promotional emails. This one is too good to share. You're welcome. 


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Because isn't this what life is all about....

Friday, June 21, 2013

Weekend plans: June 21-31

All Weekend 

When: Friday at 7:30 and Saturday at 8:00 
Where: Dallas Holocaust Museum, 211 North Record Street, Dallas 
Cost: $20 
The scoop: I heard a review of this show on NPR this week and it sounds really interesting. The play is the store of 2 very different Jewish men forced to work together repairing watches in a concentration camp. Enjoy!
When: Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 
Where: TCU, 2800 South University Drive, Fort Worth
Cost: $10-25
The scoop: TCU students, alums, and the members of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival actors will put on this classic. 


When: Friday, 8-10:30 PM 
Where: Fort Worth Nature Center, 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth 
Cost: $20 
The schoop: This trip is limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required. Expect to see deer, raccoons and your can of Off. 

Classic movie night: The Princess Bride

When: Friday at 7:30 
Where: Palace Arts Center, 300 South Main Street, Grapevine 
Cost: $5
The Scoop: Inconceivable! Don't know what I mean? Get your butt to the Palace Arts Center Friday!


When: Saturday at 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Where: UU church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest, Dallas
Cost: $15
The Scoop: 10 jazz musicians, arts and craft, and a food court. Bring your chairs or blankets to comfortably enjoy the show. 

When: Saturday from 9-1
Where: Fort Worth on South Main 
Cost: Whatever you spend 
The Scoop: Actually, I'm not sure. We'll check it out this weekend and report back. 


When: Sunday at 4-7 
Where: Times Ten, 6324 Prospect Ave, Dallas 
Cost: Free!
The scoop: We love Times Ten in Fort Worth, so I'm sure the Dallas location is fab. Enjoy some great jazz music and a relax evening out.

Have fun fun fun!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Because it's um, whoops....

So I totally loaded this post and forgot to push 'publish'. Welcome to my Tuesday! Thankfully I actually needed this more today- it's like your own little cheerleader. Enjoy!
Nicola Roberts, Beat of My Drum

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weekend Plans: June 14-16

Happy almost Father's Day weekend! Here are some fun things to do around town: 

All Weekend 

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:15
Where: Samuell Grand Ampitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas Texas
Cost: $7-10 
The scoop: Classic Shakespeare comedy performed by Shakespear Dallas. Become a member and get free, unlimited admission to the whole summer season! Food, beer and wine are permitted on park grounds. 


When: Friday 6-9 PM 
Where: 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth 76107 
Cost: Free!
The Scoop: Armadillo races, live bands and of course plenty of burgers!


When: Saturday 3-10 PM 
Where: Watters Creek, 970 Garden Park Drive, Allen Texas
Cost: $15 with all proceeds going to the Allen VFW
The Scoop: This looks like SO much fun. Classic car show, live music from Blaze of Glory (a Bon Jovi tribute band) and a sidewalk sale to boot. 


When: Saturday, 2-5 PM 
Where: Vetro Glassblowing Studio, 701 South Main, Grapevine Texas
Cost: $60 
The scoop: Party in the glassblowing gallery! Registration includes a handblown beer mug of dad's choice, Lakefire Rye Pale Ale courtesy of Grapevine Craft Brewery and an afternoon of live glassblowing and historic baseball chat. 

When: Saturday at  6
Where: Fossil Rim, 2155 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, Texas
Cost: $18-24
The Scoop: What a fun way to share dinner with dad! The open air safari takes off right before sunset and you're sure to catch some really great sightings. 

Looking for dad approved Sunday Brunch/Lunch ideas? 

Our favorite Mexican food around town: La Familia
Our favorite steak/smokehouse in cowtown: SMOKE!
Our favorite BBQ joint: Angelos
Our favorite Burger: Dutchs 

Have an awesome weekend!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Because it's Tuesday.....

And I'm still working just 7 minutes from Home! And my doggies are getting better! And this beat is an earworm.

Be warned the actual unrated video is pretty perfect but NOT NOT NOT safe for work (Unless you work at an ahem adult establishment). Or 14 year old boys.

Here's the clean one :0) 


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Slumber: Sophie Blackall

I recently came across this interview of Sophie Blackall on Brain Pickings and became totally enthralled with her work. It's sort of the perfect soft, sleepy illustrations that are made for Sunday. 

Here's a snippet of the interview: 

Happy Sunday!
Thursday, June 6, 2013

Weekend plans: June 7 - 9th

Hiya! It's time to make those weekend plans. To get you started, here are some ideas: 

All Weekend 

When: Friday and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 3:00 
Where: Rose Marine Theater, 1440 North Main, Fort Worth 
Cost: $18-25
The scoop: The Rose Marine Theater is home to Fort Worth's only Hispanic theater company. In the Heights is an award winning musical telling the story of New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. 

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When: Friday and Saturday Final Round 7:30-10 PM, Sunday Final Round 3:00-5:30 
Where: McDavid Studio or Van Cliburn Studio
Cost: $10-135
The scoop: It's the final days for one of the world's finest piano competitions. 


When: Friday at 5
Where: The Modern 
Cost: $10 
The scoop: Featuring Nick Kithas and Friends and yours truly doing the 20 minutes tour (6:30)


June 8: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

When: Saturday at 1
Where: FW LIbrary Central Branch, 500 West 3rd, Fort Worth 
Cost: Free!
The scoop: What's better than a free movie with the fam? Pick up some books while you're there. 

When: Saturday at 8:00 
Where: Booker T, 2501 Flora Street, Dallas 
Cost: $5-15
The scoop: Featuring a score from Chase Dobson, a senior at Booker T, Avant choreographed 3 new works for it's spring program. 


When: Sunday at 8:15
Where: Fort Worth Botanical Gardens 
Cost: $20 lawn passes, kids 10 and under are free
The scoop: We LOVE concert in the garden season! Bring a picnic and blanket, relax under the stars, enjoy great music and fireworks. THis show features music from the 1940's big band era and looks amazing. 

We're herding a 5 year old while his parents are celebrating their anniversary, so it'll be fun to see what we end up doing :0) Have a great weekend ya'll!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Because it's Tuesday.....

....And I just can't get this compilation out of my brain. It could not be more perfect. 

By the way, those dance moves at 1:44 kill me every time. Dance party anyone?



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