It’s Christmas Time In Texas Y’all!

It’s Christmas Time In Texas Y’all! With Lindsay Lohan’s Falling For Christmas movie out Christmas is now officially in full swing! 😂 But seriously it’s that time of year when holiday lights turn on and the season starts! I started off my holiday season with a preview of Lightscape San Antonio at the San Antonio Botanical Garden which opens TOMORROW […]

Tips To Actually Relax On A Vacation/ Staycation

Tip 1- Stay Local 1. If you’re really looking to relax and unwind do a semi local staycation. As much fun as far away trips are… they are rarely relaxing. By staying local, you are less likely to feel pressured to spend all your time touristing and not relaxing. Often trips far out of town or out of the country […]

Happy Easter Bunny Day – A Guide On Celebrating A Holidays When You’re Not Religious

I Did It My Way🎵 I LOVE the holidays. Maybe it’s my love of dressing up, or my love of decorating but I always enjoy when things are gussied up for any kind of holiday event. As someone who deconstructed from religion over 15 years ago, I have celebrated many a holiday in many different ways in my secular life. […]

Texas Style Earrings To Die For From Dos Femmes!

Y’all know I love a good statement earring! But so many are either super heavy or they are not well made and fall apart it can be hard to find a good pair that will last for more than one wear. Thankfully I recently stumbled upon Dos Femmes, a (two) woman owned business here in Texas, that has solved this […]

A Tale Of Two Necklaces

During my River Walk Duchess Coronation in February (pre Covid Era) I was given the opportunity to start wearing my great great grandmother’s nearly 200 year old necklace made of gold, 5 diamonds, and 7 amethysts. I thought it would be amazing to be able to wear some of my family’s antique jewelry as my own ‘royal jewels’. As much […]

Creating Family Heirlooms during the Holidays

When picking out holiday gifts for friends and family, I got to thinking recently about family heirlooms and their importance in my families legacy, as well as the joy those heirloom items bring to me this time of year. When you bring out a silver bell ornament or a special pair of earrings you start talking about you bought it our who gave it to whom and how long it has been in the family. During the holidays I also bring out a pair of earrings that are over 120 years old that were my 2x great grandmothers. I got to thinking… what heirlooms am I creating for my future 2x great-grandchildren to remember me by?

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