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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Odds & Ends

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1. One of my favorite things in the world is traveling. I will gladly forgo many other "luxuries" and instead spend that money visiting new places. In our 4 1/2 years of marriage, Ryan and I have had the chance to visit quite a few places. Needless to say, I really loved Ashley's (my blog designer!) post on Favorite Sites & Apps for Travel. Many of them we already use when planning trips (Yelp!!!), but I'm excited to check out a few of the other ones she named. She did a great job of explaining what each is useful for and which have worked best for her. 

2. Speaking of traveling, Ryan and I are headed to Texas for a long weekend in a few weeks! We're spending two days in Austin and two days in San Antonio. We have a few ideas about what we want to see, do, and eat while we're there, but as always, I'm looking for personal recommendations! Please leave your favorites in the comments!

3. While we're on the topic of warm places, let's talk about shorts. I'm usually not a fan of wearing shorts in the summer because most of them are so dang short. I could've pulled the look off at 17, but not so much almost ten years later! I recently headed to the Gap Outlet where I found a few different styles of shorts that fit perfectly! They have their longer "boyfriend" style shorts, pictured above, but even their normal shorts came in varying lengths, a few of which didn't leave me cringing in the dressing room. Even better, they were like $20-25/pair...get thee to a Gap Outlet!

4.  Let's talk about popovers. For whatever reason, I forget about them....and then suddenly I'm struck with a memory of how pillowy and custardy they are and I find myself craving them with a vengeance. The craving stuck a few Saturdays ago and I made them to serve with breakfast. Even if you don't have a popover pan, it's worth trying them in a muffin tin. I also recommend adding a bit of orange zest to the batter!

One Year Ago: Black and White Cookies
Two Years Ago: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
Three Years Ago: Black Bean Burgers with Mango Salsa