Date Day: {Coffee House Cafe, Dallas World Aquarium & Taco Ocho}

Aren’t 3-day weekends just the best?
They make me feel like I can actually relax and just enough the day rather than trying to cram in all the chores and errands to make the week less hectic.

Memorial Day came in just the nick of time – the weekends have seemed endlessly packed and time to explore and eat and do the things we love has been lacking.  So, we committed Saturday of this long weekend to fun – fun in new brunch locales, with sea creatures and topping it off with some delicious tacos!

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{Coffee House Cafe} was a life changer.  Why it’s only 10 minutes from our house and why we hadn’t been there in the two years of living in it’s proximity?  I’ll never forgive myself.

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The Signature House Latte was a perfect start to a feast filled with rancheros and benedicts.

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Our stuffed bellies made the drive to the {Dallas World Aquarium} late in the morning to avoid the crowds and strollers that were inevitably going to take over the place by noon. Continue reading

{Paint Nite}

On the list of “100 Things Devin is Not” – artist is about #3.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of being an artist.  But getting the ideas into real life has been a risk not worth taking time-and-time again.

So when we got an awesome {Groupon} from my parents for our first anniversary, I was both totally pumped and secretly dreading my perfectionism rearing its ugly head in my pre-conceived art disaster.
Then I found out it was at a restaurant with margaritas and suddenly Perfectionism was wearing a sombrero and not giving a lick ’bout nothing. Continue reading

{Total Wine: Beer Tasting}

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Saturday afternoon, double date, and beer.  {winning!}
Dallas has a limited number of breweries and most of the time they’re only open obscure hours on limited days.  Finding a good beer tasting requires willpower and a non-work traveling schedule.  Yup, not happening.

Not too long ago the sky opened up and sun shined upon D-town with the opening of our first {Total Wine}.
This place is GINORMOUS.  So huge.  Aisles upon aisles upon aisles of unique liquors, craft beers, and boutique wines.
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Night Away: {Austin}

Hello, lovelies!

So, last weekend, Pete and I had a STELLAR night away.  And you know why?
Anniversary photos, y’all!

We’re so so so so excited to see them and show y’all, but patience is a virtue, ya dig?

Meanwhile, we decided to make a night of it!
We love Austin.  We love the restaurants, the vibe, the look, and the feel.  It’s a fab city.

Our adventure started at the {Renaissance Austin}.
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