Restaurant Review: Little Gretel Brunch

This morning I got up a little later than normal and was in a frantic rush to get ready… brunch time was almost over! Fortunately I discovered that one of the local restaurants served brunch until 3 PM in Sundays! My Sunday brunch was saved! So I was able to have a leisurely Sunday brunch at Little Gretel in Boerne, Texas. Located on River Road, just off Main Street this Czech restaurant fits right into the quaint old German town. It offers traditional Czech meals as well as offering twists on traditional brunch food.

This morning I treated myself to the Lox Benedict. Now I know the delicious smoked salmon is not everyones ideal breakfast food but I cannot get enough of it!




Check them out if you are in the Boerne area.

Vote 2016

Today, October 24th, is the first day of early voting in Texas. It marks the beginning of the end of this hellish election season.

I went to go vote this afternoon on my lunch break. There were two polling places less than a mile from my job so it was super convenient to go. I parked, snapchatted, and then went in. I was in and out in less than 20 minutes. I was actually surprised at how quick that it was.



I am not going to tell you who to vote for, that is between you and your conscience. I am however going to encourage you to vote. Bexar County, Texas has had a huge surge in voter registration with over 1 million people who registered to vote! But it won’t do any good unless you actually go vote! Even if you don’t want to vote for a Presidential candidate your state and local representatives are just as important to vote for.


Check out to find your polling place as well as unbiased information about all the representatives running in your local area for free!






Latte Art: #TNTSATX

Last night I attended the one year anniversary of San Antonio’s Thursday Night Throwdown.  Last night the competition was held at Merit Roasting Co. (the location changes every month), and it was packed.


Everyone was there to watch these local artists face-off and work their magic and create beautiful delicate designs on their caffeinated canvas. But while the competition in the Latte Art SA world was fierce, it any trash talking was all in good fun.



I attended the event with several coworkers and Rylie, the ridgeless Rhodesian Ridgeback (follow him on Instagram @rylie_the_rhodie).



Latte Warriors & Rylie

This will no doubt become a monthly tradition for me. It is a great way to spend a fun inexpensive night out.#TNTSATX  is the Thursday of the month. There is a suggested donation of $5 and proceeds from the event go to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas.


Luke’s Diner / White Elephant Coffee Co. AKA : The Gilmore Girls Experience.

This is a longer post. Warning in advance.

If you grew up in the early 200o’s you are probably well aware of the TV Show Gilmore Girls. If you are also a fan like myself you no doubt were extremely excited when you heard about the planned 4 episode reboot on Netflix you were practically giddy. So when I heard that Netfilx was going to be doing Luke’s Diner popups all over the country on the 16th anniversary of the show I knew I had to be there.


(This photo courtesy of

Texas had several cities participating, but San Antonio only had one location that was being converted into Luke’s Diner, White Elephant Coffee Co. in the South Town area. It seemed simple enough, I would get up early, wait in line, and be at work early with a Luke’s coffee cup.

Cue October 5th 2016, I get up to my alarm at 5 am drag myself out of bed, slap on a face, get in my vehicle and drive to South Town. I’m thinking to myself I’ll be there early and be near the front of the line… this was not the case. I got there and the line was wrapped around the building almost reaching the front entrance. I was luck enough to pull into a spot someone was leaving and immediately got into line. It was still dark outside at this point and I had about two hours until I had to be at work. I waited patiently in line chit chatting with others in line with me and we were having a great time discussing our theories for what the reboot would bring. Suddenly my alarm went off on my phone 8:15… you have to leave and go to work with no Luke’s cup. I was no where near the front of the line (which had only moved about 200 feet total), so I had to leave and go to work empty handed. I took a quick snap of the front door with the Luke’s sign before leaving to go back to work.


Now I work at an incredible place with possibly the most amazing coworkers and supervisors on the planet. My boss came in and asked if I had secured the Luke’s cup I had talked her ear off the day before. I told her no and she told me to go back to Luke’s! I raced back over and secured a new place in the growing line.


It was now 10:15 A.M. Just after 11 an employee came out to tell us that all of the Gilmore Girls cups had been given out but that there were still sleeves with the Luke’s branded logo to be given out. I thought ‘okay no problem that the best part anyway. Cue an HOUR later and I have finally reached the front door and reached the interior, they run out of sleeves.


(Me before I heard the tragic No More Cup News.)

I then had a desperate moment… I asked the woman in front of me if I could take a picture with her Luke’s cup and bless her she said sure of course! Several other people who had received the coveted item who were on there way out offered their cups to others who wanted to take their own snaps of the Instagram worthy piece.


I think that that moment showed the real spirit of the event, fans assisting other fans, just like the citizens of Stars Hollow would. Everyone was so happy to be there and among other kindred spirits that it didn’t matter if the actually had the cup in hand, we were all there for the experience of being with other people like us. Everyone could still snap photos of the NO CELLPHONES sign and the employees in their Luke’s attire (complete with plaid shirts) and be perfectly pleased.




My boss texted to check in on my progress and I let her know that I would be back on my was sans coffee cup. When I arrived back at my desk my coworkers had bestowed upon me their won version of the Luke’s Diner experience; sticking a Luke’s logo to my Starbucks cup and even a NO CELLPHONES sign!!!


So am I disappointed that I didn’t get to get the Luke’s Coffee Cup? Not really. I met amazing people, had a good time, and took some fun photos. I feel that the comradery displayed by everyone at the event made everyone feel like they had the full Stars Hollow experience; the cup of coffee is just the symbol, but the spirit is what it is all about.


Also is a thing… and it is epic.



Apple Watch Accessories : Bucardo Style

Coupon Code in this post!

Anyone that knows me knows I am an apple fan-girl. So naturally when the Apple Watch launched I jumped right on board the train. I personally use my Apple Watch almost everyday. It is amazing at making sure I actually show up the the meetings I scheduled, and in general makes me a more productive person. My only problem with it was that I HAD to wear it on my wrist, and watches don’t always sync with my general style and ascetic so I couldn’t wear it with all of my outfits. I was hunting around for different bands when I stumbled across the holy grail of accessories… something that turns my watch into a necklace!

Rocking my apple watch in necklace mode!

Bucardo Style has put out a line of accessories that help you wear a piece of very recognizable technology in a more subtle classic way. Their designs are based on turn of the century pieces, or essentially how men and women used to wear their timepieces.They have charms, lockets, and even pocket watches!


I get more use out of my watch as a necklace than I do as a wristwatch. It goes with more of the items in my closet and doesn’t scream ‘I am wearing a smartwatch’! It is quickly becoming a staple item in my closet.Watch for it in an upcoming outfit of the day post!


After purchasing my locket attachment I reached out to Bucardo and they are awesome enough to offer a discount to all of you who read my blog and follow me on social media! Use Code HAPPYDAY to receive 20% off of your order starting now – October 15th! Check out their website at the link below.

*Note their lockets and pocket watch covers only fit Series 1 Apple Watches but, their charms will fit both Series 1 & 2 of the Apple watch!