• Auto-Aficionado

    Car enthusiasts, collectors, and owners are some of the easiest people to buy gifts for. Fifty bucks in the car care section at Auto Zone can go a long way towards a bad-ass gift. Seriously! I’ve given car wash gift certificates as a gift for years, but something that is a great consideration for your other half, parent, or bestie is a full-on car detail. I do not mean the half-assed Genie car wash 1 hour job. I am referring to a craftsman’s detail. Someone who knows about paint detoxification, the cleaning of yellowed headlamp lenses, refurbishing plastics and seals and reconditioning seats. While not inexpensive, a heavy duty refurb…

  • Hintage; a hint of vintage.

    On a whim, I recently bought a Ralph Lauren Polo knit tie at a resale shop and thought I would mix it into an outfit for a holiday party. My twenty-seven dollar investment turned out to be worth so much more in compliments alone! It was unexpected, classy, fun and ended up being quite the conversation starter. It had me thinking about where else I could dig into to find some vintage items. My mother had given me a box of my dad’s jewelry when he passed and I simply put everything into a box and stashed it away. Turns out he had some really great turquoise items and I…

  • Austin Wedding Reception

    I’m so humbled by the turnout for our wedding reception at our Austin home. Graydon and I have never had such a wonderful and eclectic group of guests in our home as we did for this reception. {OMG, keeping a list to 100 people was a huge challenge!} We appreciate all the well-wishes and are looking forward to a wonderful life ahead. Special thanks to David at Forever Young Photography for all the photos.

  • From Austin Pride parade

    Pride 2019

    The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June in 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the continuing fight for LGBTQ+ equality. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, when New Yorkers rioted in reaction to ongoing police harassment at LGBTQ+ community and social spaces.  Learn more: The LGBTQ Community is a Vital Part of American History A short history of trans people’s long fight for equality (~6 minute TED Talk) Did Marsha P. Johnson Start the 1969 Stonewall Riots? (~13 minute Video) How the Stonewall Riots Sparked a…