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Hey everyone! I am taking the next couple of days to have my new design go live and transfer all of my content into the new site. If I publish anything else, it may not be transferred over so I think it is best to just take a few days off. I am hoping that we will be up and running anytime between today and Friday, but I won’t be sure until it has actually happened.  Check back in a few days for lots of exciting updates!

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This Week’s Everyday Adventures & A Few Links

Happy Weekend

Happy Spring Break week everyone! My office has been unusually quiet as people have headed out for a little break with their families. This weekend, I will be participating in some St. Patrick’s Day activities and enjoying the beautiful weather that has suddenly appeared in Dallas.

This week, my adventures included:

+ Cooking my first Thai recipe ever that was on the cover of Bon Appetit. I really love Thai soups that have coconut milk in them, so I thought I would take a stab at it. I would say it was a success!

+ Having so much extra energy because of the added hours of sunshine each day! I have spent some quality time on restaurant patios (including trying this one), taking some long walks outside and making a couple of shopping runs to my favorite areas.

+ Guest posting on Elizabeth’s blog about my “Perfect Day in Punta del Este.” If you haven’t already had a chance to check it out, you should!

** And a few of my favorite travel related links and finds from this week **

You would probably have to be living under a rock to have missed all of the reporting going on about SXSW (which is a bucket list item of mine). Here is Tory Burch’s playlist for, as she puts it, “Spring Break for Techies.” – The Tory Blog

Whole Foods is expanding their healthy living empire with a health resort, [Read more…]

App Review: Field Trip

Field Trip App Review

I first read about Field Trip a couple of months ago and was really disappointed when I found out it was only available on Android, but would soon be available for download on my iPhone. As soon as the iPhone version was available, I immediately downloaded it to see if it was all it was hyped up to be.

Field Trip is a Google developed mobile app that sends you alerts when you are near a point of interest. The app allows you to have a “Field Trip” like educational experience by the user accessing information on the app about the experiences that are nearby.

You can also select your interests (think architecture, cool & unique, food, lifestyle) inside of the app so that it sends you notifications based on the things that you are most likely to want to explore.  Within each of the interest categories, you can see the sources that the content is being pulled from and you can actually select which sources are relevant to you. For example: Food Network and Eater are listed inside of the food category and you can select if you’d like their results to display.

The Verdict: [Read more…]

On the Road Beauty Essentials

On the Road Beauty Essentials

Sometimes, it is the little creature comforts that you bring with you from home when traveling that make all of the difference in the world. These five products have turned in to staples in my cosmetic case and I really can’t leave home without them.

 1. Aveda Shampure: When I switched from chemical based hair care products to Aveda, I noticed a huge difference in my overall hair health. (How ridiculous does that sound?) Shampure is a clarifying shampoo that is gentle enough that it can be used daily, so it both cleanses and makes hair stronger.

2. Lush Butterball Bath Bomb: If you get dry skin in the winter, these are my favorite bath treatments I have come across. The vanilla scented Butterball is loaded with cocoa butter to help heal dry skin.

3. Clarins HydraQuench Cream: Hi, my name is Lindsey and I am addicted to Clarins HydraQuench Cream. I feel like finding a face cream that actually works and doesn’t make you break out is almost an act of God and this stuff fits both of those requests. [Read more…]

Some Monday Motivation: Life in Black and White

Life in Black and White

These black and white photos are reflective of my weekend: quiet, relaxing and refreshing. There is something beautiful about black and white photography when it is taken on the water, and these prints are no exception. I hope these photos are a nice way to start off your Monday!

All of these photos can be purchased using the links below and were all found by browsing artists’ shops on Etsy.

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Photos // Under the Pier by APhotographicLife // Dreamy Lights by Lisa Russo Fine Art // Glass Beach by Aaron Thompson Photo // Seagulls on A Beach by Aaron Thompson Photo // Landscape Pier Birds by Carolyn Cochrane

This Week’s Everyday Adventures & A Few Links

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I’m hoping that this will be the weekend that I get a grip on my schedule, have some serious R&R and really just get organized. So far, the stars seem to be aligning for that to happen and I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so excited to just be lazy. Wishing you all a very happy Friday!

This week, my adventures included:

+Spending last weekend in Houston and eating delicious food at Underbelly.

+Attempting to recover from being sick for the better part of the last week and, therefore, going to sleep way to early every night. My allergies have announced it to be spring in Texas and I need them to chill out.

+Learning that my new site design should be ready in the next two weeks! I can’t wait to share with all of you everything we have been working on over the past couple of months.

** And a few of my favorite travel related links and finds from this week **

Sign me up. How cool does the Arizona SkyCenter excursion from the Miraval Resort look? The idea of hotels becoming experiential activity creators sounds 100% like the future of travel to me. – T Magazine

I discovered a new startup site called Roomer, which allows you to purchase people’s pre-paid hotel rooms [Read more…]