Category Archives: Musings
Star Trek Next Generation Engagement Announcement

Engaged! My Houston Engagement Adventure

You may have seen our Star Trek-themed announcement on Facebook… We’re engaged! My FIANCÉ (doesn’t that just feel good?) popped the question just over 2 weeks ago (2 weeks that have been a bit crazy, by the way). He proposed at the Houston Zoo, and then surprised me with a day of visiting our favorite places in Houston. It was absolutely perfect – not to mention a total surprise, Read More! [...]

Stripes the Tiger Beanie Baby Estimated Value

Adventures in Beanie Baby Collecting

A friend recently posted this article on a book called “The Beanie Baby Handbook” – a book published in 1998 on the ins and outs of Beanie Baby collecting – and what a great investment Beanie Baby collecting is (was).

The book shows the estimated value of Beanie Babies in 1998 and what the value will be in the future – way out in 2008. For instance, the book estimates that Stripes the Tiger will be valued at $1,000 by 2008. (If anyone is selling these anywhere close to that, please let me know!) Read More! [...]

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Product Review: Anastasia Hair Makeup – Temporary Hair Color Looks Awesome but Can Get Messy

As a frequent hair dye-er who is always looking for something new, when I first saw the concept of “Hair Makeup” (temporary hair color that goes on and off just like makeup) in a fashion magazine, I knew I had to try it. This week, I saw some in a store for the first time and picked up Anastasia Hair Makeup temporary hair color from Ulta for $12. I had a lot of questions/doubts when I first tried it, so I thought I would share my experience. Read More! [...]

Daily Burn iPhone App

50 Points

I got the news right after my 25th birthday that I have high cholesterol. News which was accompanied by an ultimatum from the doctor: if it doesn’t come down, we’ll have to talk about medication. Not something I want.

Today, three months later, I have lost 12 pounds and my cholesterol is down almost 50 points. I even bought a bridesmaid dress this weekend that was two sizes smaller than I was wearing before. It’s been a good day. Read More! [...]

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Messina Hof winery tour

This weekend I crossed #86 off my 101 in 1001 list – go to a wine vineyard by going to Messina Hof wine vineyard!

Messina Hof is in Bryan, Texas (about 1 1/2 hours from Houston). We went out for my dear friend Mariah’s birthday.

The tour
The public tour is a great deal – it’s only $5, which includes a tour (of the bed & breakfast, vineyard, processing, and bottling area) and 4-5 wine tastings (with instructions on how to properly enjoy Read More! [...]

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5 Sleep Facts & Tips to Sleep Better

Last week, we moved into a new apartment. For the first week or so, I had a hard time sleeping. There were new noises – the squeaks and creaks and hums that you only hear right as you’re about to drift off – and everything felt different. And I started to feel it. Restlessness, stress, stomach cramps, yada yada yada… I was physically and emotionally drained. Read More! [...]