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Friday Lust List: Small Space Gardening

It’s finally Friday! In the spirit of modern pioneering, I only thought it would be fit to share some of the small-space gardening tools that we’ve have found on the interwebs. Can you tell that I am getting excited for the weather to warm up? I can’t wait to go get my hands dirty and get my garden going. Even if you don’t have a lot of space to play […]

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Duck Fried Rice

There are certain recipes that are so versatile, that they are a perfect place to incorporate your favorite meat, especially those extra scraps that you don’t know what to do with. One of my favorite such recipes is fried rice—full of bold flavor, spice and sweetness and a perfect base in which to incorporate duck, especially these wild ones that a friend of mine recently dropped into my freezer. If […]

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Exclusive Pre-Order of My New Book: MODERN PIONEERING

I read a quote somewhere recently that said: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” That’s how I have always tried to live my life and somehow I’ve been blessed enough to make it my vocation. It has been my distinct goal to be more fearless, do things that scare me, and […]

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How to Stencil Your Staircase

Well, I completed one of the craziest home decor projects EVER. It made me hate life a few times. There were times when I thought about throwing myself in the stream running alongside my house and living with the giant turtle who has a nice life there. Where my turtle friend lives, there aren’t any unreasonable home decor projects. But then I decided to be a grown up and face […]

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Adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with Recipes

I’ve had quite the whirlwind few weeks lovelies. I’m not sure where to begin so I’ll start with… …this blurry picture. It was taken when I was trying on 1.6 million outfits at the Beretta gallery store in Dallas. If you’ve been reading this website ‘o mine for a while, you’ll recall that I don’t like shopping or trying on clothes much. I get all exasperated. I like people to […]

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Quince Jelly

Do you know what a quince is? Have you ever tasted one? If you have, it was likely in a cooked form, quinces aren’t tasty raw. They are one of my favorite fruits. They become nice and pink when you cook them, a soothing glamorous pink. See these recipes to know what I mean. They start off green with a hint of yellow. Hard as a rock. And a strange fuzz […]

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Friday Lust List

It’s Friday! Are you screaming it from the rooftops? Here are some fancy things that have caught our eye in Georgia Land all across the Interwebs this week… a little Friday inspiration as we start to make our holiday lists: After spending a long day outdoors, I want nothing more than a seriously heavy-duty shower session to wash all the adventure away. The Healing Garden’s Bamboo Charcoal Soap really gets […]

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Oh, Montana!

I’m excited to share the pictures with you from my Montana Adventure Getaway in September… there were so many wonderful ladies there! Plus some lovely people from the New York Times… be sure to check out T Magazine this Sunday for the full spread. There is a lot that I love about the Adventure Getaways that I’ve been doing over the last two years, but my hands down favorite thing […]

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My Favorite Holiday Recipes

I am just now starting to think about holiday food. Perhaps because this is the first day that is has felt truly cold in Austin. My favorites are always the ones that I have made memories around, those nostalgic moments, aromas and people that the dishes will always and forever be associated with. We all have those dishes, don’t we? These are some of my favorites that I’ve created in […]

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Top 10 Tips for Feeling Beautiful in the Outdoors

There are a few things a woman needs to stay comfortable in her outdoor adventures. Here is what I have added to my list from experience over the years which I hope will help you, whether you’re just dipping your toe into the water or are seasoned and fearless. 1. Drink lots of water. By the time you’re thirsty you’re already dehydrated so have a water bottle with you always. […]

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