{The Bybel’s Favorite Things: Christmas Shopping Guide 2014}

CONGRATULATIONS!  You’ve successfully survived Thanksgiving and Black Friday!
Hopefully today you’re resting, spending time with family and enjoying leftover turkey sammies.
But more than likely you’re running around, decorating the house, wrapping presents and coming up with gift ideas for family & friends for 2014.

While you’re making those lists and checkin’ ’em twice, we thought we’d help you out with a few ideas.  Take a look at some of our favorite things and get some ideas on gifting for this season!

{Stitch Fix}

What: Online personal stylist who will send clothes to your doorstep!
Who: 
The Ladies (age: young adult +)
$$$: $20+ (go as low as $20 to cover the Fix styling fee over even more to cover the cost of the clothing items!) Continue reading

{Urban Acres: Community Day}

We’ve professed our love for {Urban Acres} time & time again.
Why?
Because we still love them!

And a couple weeks ago they gave us even more reasons to keep our professions loud and clear!
COMMUNITY DAY!

I’m talking petting zoo, yoga in the park, local farmers and free oak tress.
Doesn’t get much better than that.

We enjoyed some {Oak Cliff} coffee on the patio with my sister and bestie.  (See more photos from the event {here}). Continue reading

{Stuffed Acorn Squash}

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Fall is here.  Officially!
In Texas we’re having a rare late-September chill in the morning.  It’s perfect for hot coffee in the morning and daydreaming about scarves.  I also discovered that if I go outside early (when it’s in the low 60s) and then lock myself in the house the rest of the day, I can trick myself into thinking it’s still chilly outside.  Feel free to try it, and you’re welcome.

You may remember me mentioning our local {co-op} a while back.  Well, with fall upon us, we’ve been inundated with squash and pumpkins!  They look beautiful sitting in the basket on our counter, but they were piling up, so it was time to figure out how to cook my pretty fall decor. Continue reading

{Urban Acres: A Local Co-op}

Ahhhhh…who doesn’t love some fresh fruits and veggies during the summer?

Pete and I began our relationship with healthier living and eating in January when we did our first stint on Whole30 (more to come).  Loving the way I was feeling and being a declared documentary addict, I happened to stumble upon {Ingredients} on Netflix and fell in love!  This little gem of a doc introduced me to the concept of CSA farms.

[Wikipedia defines CSA as the following: Community-supported agriculture (CSA; sometimes known as community-shared agriculture) is an alternative, locally-based economic model of agriculture and food distribution. A CSA also refers to a particular network or association of individuals who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production.]

We knew we were going to continue to eat good foods and our eyes were opened to the impact of government farming, so joining a CSA seemed to be a no-brainer.  We did and we were TOTALLY disappointed. Continue reading