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AUSTIN BLOGGER MIXER AT BENJI’S

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margaritas, tacos, a group of ambitious women and a flurry of common interests. our february austin blogger mixer was a fantastic event filled with laughter and budding new friendships. it’s so inspiring to get together and listen to other people’s ventures. the creative chatter is so energizing!! it’s exciting to envision all of the amazing projects that can be created through a strong community and fellow blogger support… all it takes is a novel idea and  a group of hard-working, motivated people…

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HOW TO MAKE EASY FRIED RICE

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in honor of chinese new year, i decided to bring my mom in to teach y’all how to make FRIED RICE!! it seems like the simplest of dishes, but it is actually very difficult to replicate restaurant quality fried rice at home if you don’t know what you’re doing. the key, young grasshopper, is to use OLD, LEFTOVER, CRUSTY RICE. yep, you heard me right. fresh rice will reap you a bowl of mushy mess. rely on the soy sauce…

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE! – ALL ITEMS UNDER $50!!

the holidays are finally here! my pumpkin spice lattes are being replaced by chestnut praline lattes, and my monster blanket scarfs are coming out to play. the austin weather is very strange (as it always is this time of year), bouncing back and forth from the 40s into the 70s in the span of one week. despite the bipolar weather, i am definitely getting into the holiday spirit this season! jeremy and i are spending thanksgiving with both sets of parents…

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NOM NOM STYLE: FLIP HAPPY CREPES

flip happy crepes austin food truck

nestled in the corner of Jessie St and Butler Rd, you’ll find a little gem called flip happy crepes. flip happy has been featured on several food network shows such as “best thing  i ever ate” and “throwdown with bobby flay“. i can’t believe it took me so long to finally get here, but i finally made the trip after a lovely west elm shopping trip with my homegirl, nicole. nicole had the lowdown on the best flavors, so we…

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NOM NOM STYLE // DOCK & ROLL DINER

jeremy and i took a stroll down to our favorite food truck, Dock & Roll Diner on Congress St. we tried the “austin” style lobster roll {which is basically their regular roll with some special dock & roll spicy sauce} and the fried shrimp po’ boy. i was hesitant to try the “austin” roll, but i ended up loving it! i can’t stand spicy foods that just kill your taste buds right off the bat, but this sandwich has the most…

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