August 26, 2010

Austin, Fantastic!

I have to tell you about the most fabulous hotel in Austin... Tucked behind an ivy-covered wall lies Hotel San Jose, a perfectly thought out and adequately Austin place to lay your head. Everything is planned and executed with grace and a tinge of obsessive compulsive ideal. Tyler was gracious enough to travel to Austin with me for a Stella & Dot party, hosted by my sweet friend, Stephanie (Lewis) Wolslager. As a Thank You, I booked our room in June- Note: You must plan far in advance. This place is highly sought after and has very few bungalows.We absolutely LOVE Austin and search for reasons to make the drive... nevermind the fact that my oldest brother lives there....

Below are a few  pictures of the hotel:

The pool is small and boasts full sun on one side and plenty of shade on the other... I had my first "Shandy"... anyone know what that is? Beer + Lemonade. Not only is Hotel San Jose cozy and unique- it's dog friendly as well! Too bad we left Lola at her Mimi's!!!

Tyler has to have his first breakfast pretty soon after he wakes up- I took advantage and had my first mimosa as soon as he woke up! Notice how perfectly placed the tray is- not to mention amazing granola!

Everyone knows my obsession with cupcakes (Red Velvet, Maryl?!) so it is only fitting that the S. Congress "Hey Cupcake" is in walking distance. After our wine-filled evening at Max's Wine Dive and a nightcap at Pearl Lustre we finished the evening off with cupcakes! We gave up at this point... a very poor showing on my part.

So the verdict is in- You've got to try this place. You will without a doubt, fall in love!

August 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Lola!

Happy Birthday to the BEST dog in the entire world. Six years ago (can you believe it?!) I got a call in the middle of Chi Omega Rush to let me know that a litter of boxers had arrived and one precious baby would be gifted to me.... the babies were in Houston so there was no way I would get to pick her out, so I left it up to Ms. Carol Pate. She picked out the runt and began to tell me all about her... she was shy and tiny.... obviously she brought me the wrong puppy, Lola is neither of those things! How thankful am I for the swap?? I can't begin to tell you how fabulous she is... but she's lonely so my birthday promise to Miss Priss is that she will have a brother by her 7th Birthday!

Lola's litter, like so many, was accidental. The owners had no idea that their female was not spayed so they ended up with seven babies out of the blue- they were lucky, neighbors and friends were more than willing to take in the precious pups, but most of the time these puppies end up in shelters or with rescue organizations because finding a home for multiple animals is a job all by itself! That being said, a BIG, HUGE thanks goes out to my favorite rescue organization: Legacy Boxer Rescue! or "Like" them on facebook

In honor of Little Lola- take a look and don't forget to spay and neuter your pups! See below for information on many area organizations that offer these services for FREE!!

August 16, 2010

Tyler Does Dallas Part 1

Well Everyone, it's official! Tyler and Heather are for the first time, in the SAME CITY! We aren't completely sure of what we're in for but we are completely sure that we are loving the fact that we get to see each other every single day and we can put our phones down when we get home at night (lola appreciates this more than either of us)!

Considering this is day #1 of an actual week, we have a lot to experience- I'll keep you posted!