Tag Archives: Austin

college scrapbook

One of my summer goals is to catch up on my scrapbooking. I love to scrapbook, but I got a little behind, which can be really overwhelming. BUT, I finally finished up my college scrapbook! I did my best to not overthink anything or try to make it perfect. I just had fun using a lot of my hoarded supplies, and I’m pretty happy with the finished product.

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burgers in austin: hut’s hamburgers

Hut’s has a special place in our hearts. We went there on a special date a long time ago, so we like to go back and hold hands and share onion rings. We even walk from blocks away, since they are located right on 6th Street. It is very diner-y, with the burgers and fries in little red baskets lined with paper. The burgers are good and messy. The fries are crispy. And the onion rings are huge and have some pepper on them that is extra delicious. I always have Jon cut the rings in half, so they can fit in the ketchup cup.

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the fairy homes

We went to the Garden Festival at the park a couple weekends back. And we were pleasantly surprised to find they had a fairy trail, filled with little fairy houses! I have loved fairies since I was little, and fairy food and homes especially. Basically anything miniature that could be constructed with sticks, dirt, and flowers. I would love to make one of these for the fairy trail someday.

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And our other favorite part of the garden festival was the fresh kettle corn and strawberry limeade.

plants in the front yard

Spring has hit in the front yard. The plants are coming back to life, and starting to grow into each other. Having a full, green flower garden is always the dream, right?

The rock garden is filling in nicely. I love the way the greenery grew around the pot. It makes me glad I left it right there all winter. We just added the little flower to the pot for the spring.

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Our little herb garden is still going strong! The sage and rosemary have started to get very cozy together.

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And the mint is spreading like wildflower. I just read that mint is a creeper, and should be contained in a pot, but oh well! Hopefully it realizes that rock boundary was an actual serious suggestion.

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What are you growing this time of year?

two good things today

1. I got a library card! I can finally cross it off my to-do list after a million years. I got my first couple books last night, and I’ve had my nose in them ever since. As a bonus, our nearest library has a pretty cool sign.

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2. I made some banana bread yesterday evening, and it was a delicious breakfast, and also afternoon snack today.

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burgers in austin: p. terry’s

If we ever are craving a “fast food” hamburger, we always go to P. Terry’s. We both get cheeseburgers, with the added pickles and onions, and we share an order of french fries. They have excellent crispy, hot fries. The burgers are the perfect size so you don’t end up extra full, and have the classic toppings. Mr. P. Terry makes all the food with fresh, natural ingredients, plus, we both get fed for under $10, and you can’t beat that. Sometimes, for an extra treat, we sit and chat for a bit after we eat to make room for milkshakes. Or we make an evening drive-through milkshake detour on our way home from the gym.

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snow day

The schools in Austin were cancelled today, on account of the winter weather. We celebrated our “snow” day with some french toast this morning for breakfast.

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And here is all the snow and ice, which is hard to see on account of all the sun that came out today.

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