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Meet Leigh Stein: Scout & Cellar Clean-Crafted Wine

Meet Leigh Stein If you don’t know Leigh Stein, please allow me the pleasure of introducing you. Leigh is vibrant and joyful, yet exudes a calm and collected vibe that makes her almost mysterious. She is super-friendly, while slightly reserved and very thoughtful. She has a Turquoise Table in her front yard and if you… Continue Reading Meet Leigh Stein: Scout & Cellar Clean-Crafted Wine

5 Event Trends in 2018

Anyone in the event world knows that events, like everything else, are a sign of the times. Current values on Unique Venues, Going Local, Creating Memories, Going Green, and Technology are here and are taking the event world by storm. Halfway through 2018, we are seeing these 5 trends emerge and everyone should take note… Continue Reading 5 Event Trends in 2018

Behind the Scenes: SFC’s 11th Annual Farm to Plate

Ronda Rutledge has something everyone wants: a job she she is truly passionate about. She is the Executive Director at the Sustainable Food Center (SFC). I sat down and had coffee with her at Bennu Coffee (they only serve fair-trade coffee and locally sourced food). She’s one of those people that you just immediately love… Continue Reading Behind the Scenes: SFC’s 11th Annual Farm to Plate

Introducing Brightly: Meet Jake & Ryan

If you haven’t entered our monthly giveaway, of 50,000 hour LED, programmable Holiday lights from a local Austin startup, Brightly, don’t miss out! One lucky winner in Austin will win lights + installation for FREE when we draw TOMORROW! Enter here for your chance to never put up or take down Holiday lights again! Today, we want to introduce… Continue Reading Introducing Brightly: Meet Jake & Ryan

Thrifty Mom’s Guide to Halloween Costumes

Love it or hate it, we are now in September and Halloween is right around the corner. The sugar coma which begins Oct. 31st and doesn’t end until Christmas is inevitable, but our wallets don’t have to be emptied quite yet. We’ve got 4 ideas for you to save money and still have a fabulous Halloween costume this year. DIY… Continue Reading Thrifty Mom’s Guide to Halloween Costumes

To Buy or Rent: Summer Clothing Edition

Rent or Buy

As I’m shopping for summer wardrobe additions, I can’t help but wonder if I could save money by renting some of the items that I am considering. The more the rental movement grows, the more I am challenging the belief I’ve always had that owning is better. One thing I was surprised to see normalized in… Continue Reading To Buy or Rent: Summer Clothing Edition

A Plea to Pinterest Moms

After my second child was born, I bought a sewing machine and took 3 lessons.  I sucked, and I didn’t enjoy it enough to focus and try to get better. For my son’s 3rd birthday party and my daughter’s 1st birthday party, I threw lavish birthday parties. Again, I sucked at it, and it stressed… Continue Reading A Plea to Pinterest Moms

3 Easy Things You Probably Haven’t Thought of That Can Dramatically Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

1. Reduce Beef Consumption No one’s asking you to go vegan; just eat a little less beef. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization states “14.5% of all greenhouse gas pollution can be attributed to livestock.”  65% of that comes from raising beef and dairy cattle. Some studies even show that becoming a vegan would reduce your carbon footprint more than… Continue Reading 3 Easy Things You Probably Haven’t Thought of That Can Dramatically Reduce Your Carbon Footprint