Jason Wu for Target Review

27 Feb

Target has been releasing some great limited-edition fashion collections in recent years, and their recent collaboration with designer Jason Wu may be one of their best to-date. Not surprisingly, the collection sold out very quickly, but I had a chance to shop it when it hit stores on Feb. 5.

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Y3W: Where I’ve Been

18 Feb

Things have been a little slow around the blog lately, which is usually a good indication that my life is anything but slow! I thought this week’s “Your Three Words” would be a great place to catch up on all the random things me and the family have been up to.

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Restaurant Review: The Prickly Pear

8 Feb

We headed downtown on a Sunday a few months ago to visit the Lake Eola farmer’s market, and we decided to stop by Prickly Pear for their Sunday Brunch. Prickly Pear is owned by the same group as local favorites Funky Monkey and Bananas Diner, so it’s been on our “to try” list for a while. They offer a different menu for Sunday Brunch, so be aware that if you visit for dinner you’ll see a different menu than what we sampled.

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Dishing on Dallas: Restaurant Reviews from the Dallas Metro

1 Feb

We visited the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the Thanksgiving holiday and had a great time reuniting and celebrating with family and friends. And, of course, like any time we get together with our loved ones, this trip involved lots of good food. Honestly, the best food we ate were all the home-cooked goodies we enjoyed at home with family, but we did have a few meals out worth noting, so here are some brief reviews.

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Race Recap: OUC Half-Marathon

30 Jan

I did it! I am now officially a half-marathoner! I completed the OUC Half-Marathon in downtown Orlando on Dec. 3.

As you may remember, it was my first half-marathon and I had no time goal. I would have been happy to stumble across the finish line in any shape, but I totally surpassed my own expectations and finished–feeling strong and smiling!–at a time of two hours, 13 minutes and 56 seconds. That’s a 10 minute and 13 second mile, or just a little slower than my old 5K pace! Below are my impressions of the race itself, as well as my personal half-marathon experience.

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Happy Holidays from Dixie Julep!

25 Dec

Happy holidays from our family to yours

Y3W: Thirteen Point One

2 Dec

Tomorrow is my first half-marathon, and I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. Or maybe a teenager the night before the SATs. Or, more likely, a little of both.
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