Favorite Things About Summer

Summer is the hottest time of the year in Texas. So hot that you could cook an egg on the sidewalk. Despite the heat wave that hits Texas every year, there are a few things I love about summer. It is the time of endless possibilities since school is out. The perfect weather to enjoy the outdoors (if you don’t mind the swarm of mosquitos). So here are my top 10 reasons to love summer. 

5 Reasons to Watch Queer Eye When You Need A Pick Me Up

We all go through rough patches. Patches were it seems impossible to pick ourselves up again, because we can’t see the end of the tunnel. However, it is never too late to get over a rough patch. You may just need a little pick me up, and some help. A show that truly shows the belief in this is Queer Eye, which you can find on Netflix now. It reminds us all that the we all need a little pick me up, which makes this the perfect show to watch when you need a smile. Don’t believe me? Then here are 5 reasons on why you should watch Queer Eye when you need a pick me up.

Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog

When you were growing up with your best friend having four paws and a tail?

Well that was my best friend, Billie. She was my best friend growing up and I wouldn’t change it for the world. She attended every tennis tournament with my family. She became my copilot when I got my driver license. She made me laugh when I was sad. She never judge and only loved. I can’t remember a moment she wasn’t by my side, and I wouldn’t have changed that for the world.

When you own a dog, they have a way of taking over your life. They teach you to laugh at all the silly things they do. They help you feel confident.  They become a piece of the family. Each dog has a distinct personality and unique quirk that leaves their mark on your heart. For me, Billie’s beautiful pointing is the distinct thing that she did thanks to her old hunting dog training before she failed her training, and I will remember for her for always. However, Billie wasn’t the only dog to leave such a mark on her owner’s life. There once was a dog named Marley, whose claim to fame was being the worst dog in the world. 

Letter to Dad

This father’s day I have decide to publicly write a letter to my dad, the man who raised me and helped me grow into the woman that I am. To my dearest father,

Thank you for loving me over the years and raising me to be who I am. You raised me to be strong and proud! You taught me how to throw a ball even though I have zero athletic ability. You made sure I knew what was right from wrong. You taught me what love should look like and to never accept anything less from anyone. You drove me to every practice and game I signed up for even though you were busy with work. You taught me to drive even though I was terrified. (Sorry about giving you grey hair from it!) I have realized I have a lot to be thankful to you for over the years!

Baseball: As American As Apple Pie

There are few things that bring the diverse population of America together. Food and sports seem to be the over arching things that bring us together. However, one sport has ingrained itself into our lives outside the field as much as baseball. When we see the picture of an idilic childhood in the movies it is that of a parent throwing a baseball back and forth with their child. Early on in school, we learn the cheerful tunes of Take Me Out to the Ball Game. We study historic figures in baseball’s hall of fame that hallmarked the merging of a more diverse and accepting place.

Belle’s Spotlight: A Dog’s Purpose

The impact of a dog in your life is an indescribable joy. However, one author decided to take on the task with the tale called A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans.

Letter to Mom

This mother’s day I have decide to publicly write a letter to my mom, the woman who raised me and helped me grow into the woman that I am. 

The Mind of a Chef

Have you ever wonder how does a chef think? How a certain dish is made? I highly suggest tuning into The Mind of a Chef featured on PBS or you can just watch on Netflix.

My Family Tradition: Cranberry Jam

Every family has their traditions. For some it is volunteering with a specific charity, or donating to those who have less. Others will attend church service or spend time with family. For my family, it is the tradition of jam making to give out to friends and family. Click the photo to find out more and for the recipe.