Food, Hometown Tourism, Review

Hometown Tourism: Home Slice Pizza

It is weird to think that Home Slice Pizza has only been in my "restaurants in Austin" repertoire for the past 8 years. With how many times I have visited them, I feel like they have been part of my Austin experience from the beginning. I’ve had birthdays, going away parties, job promotion celebrations, and… Continue reading Hometown Tourism: Home Slice Pizza

Where to eat in Austin
Food, Hometown Tourism, Review

Hometown Tourism: Gourdough’s Public House

Fried. That is what comes to mind when people think of the South - and with Gourdough’s Public House in Austin, Texas, they couldn’t be more right. If you’re wondering where to eat in Austin, this would be the place to go. Do you remember my finger lickin’ good review of the Gourdough’s Donuts food… Continue reading Hometown Tourism: Gourdough’s Public House

rollerderby
Hometown Tourism, Photography

Hometown Tourism: Banked Track Rollerderby with TXRD

Growling, clashing, punching, knock outs, and broken bones - No, I’m not talking about MMA - I’m talking about women’s rollerderby with the Lonestar Rollergirls (TXRD). Walking into the convention center, the roars of the fans gave me a wave of nostalgia. If there is one thing that you need to do in Austin, this… Continue reading Hometown Tourism: Banked Track Rollerderby with TXRD

Cupid's Undie Run
Hometown Tourism, Photography

Running in Our Bare Essentials: The Cupid’s Undie Run

Just like all that candy in the grocery store checkout lane, that Shaun always seems to sneak into the basket, the temptation hit me the second I saw it. Running through downtown Austin solely clad in our skivvies in the middle of February for a good cause? Within 10 impulsive seconds we were signed up… Continue reading Running in Our Bare Essentials: The Cupid’s Undie Run

Moroccan Food
Food, Hometown Tourism

Moroccan Food: Free Cooking Class with Williams Sonoma

If you can’t travel, bring the travel to you. Or, that is a philosophy I like to bring to the table when we are stuck at home and working to save money. That is how I found myself at the free Moroccan food cooking class at Williams Sonoma. Sure the place was swarmed by throes… Continue reading Moroccan Food: Free Cooking Class with Williams Sonoma

Luminarium
Hometown Tourism, Photography, Review

Traveling Art: The Exxopolis Luminarium

For 20 years now, the Architects of Air have created traveling art pieces known as the Luminarium. Their creations are more well traveled than some travel bloggers I know - visiting over 38 countries and providing extraordinary eye candy for over 2 million visitors. Designed by Alan Parkinson and completely made of 9000 PVC pieces,… Continue reading Traveling Art: The Exxopolis Luminarium

Tattoo Convention
Hometown Tourism, Photography

Stepping Into a Time Machine: The Star of Texas Tattoo Convention

“Congratulations, you’re hired!” said the voice on the phone happily. At that moment things went quiet in my house and I started swimming in my head. Is this really happening? I was 18, freshly out of highschool, and on a whim I applied to work at a tattoo shop on 6th street in Austin, Texas.… Continue reading Stepping Into a Time Machine: The Star of Texas Tattoo Convention

Hometown Tourism

Trail of Lights: Austin, Texas 2012

Merry Christmas Eve from Over Yonderlust! 😀 I thought I would bring you another Christmas tradition that I look forward to every year with my family. The Trail of Lights at Zilker park has been an Austin, Texas establishment for nearly 50 years. Due to the downturn in the economy, this was one of the… Continue reading Trail of Lights: Austin, Texas 2012

Hometown Tourism, North America, Photography

Santa Con 2012

It started on a whim. We were invited to head out to Santa Con (also known as Santa Rampage) with our dearest friends J&J a few years ago. They are probably some of the only people I know that I would consider more random, more spontaneous, and more whimsical than we are. I think that… Continue reading Santa Con 2012

Hometown Tourism, Review, Travel, Video

Blowing Stuff Up: Our Pyrotechnics Workshop with Cloud 9 Living

*KABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM* I felt shivers down my spine. No, I'm not a pyro but I've dreamed about being a pyrotechnician since the day I struck my first match and lit my first artillery shell. Now I was doing it as a class? Silly grins lit up our faces. I'm in heaven. I think we hit the… Continue reading Blowing Stuff Up: Our Pyrotechnics Workshop with Cloud 9 Living

Photography

Photo Shoot: Jolie Goodnight for Etiquette Vintage

Before I left Austin I got the opportunity to do a photoshoot for the amazing and beautiful Jolie Goodnight. You may recognize this beauty from the various burlesque posts you have seen 'round these parts. You can also find her on her personal blog, La Maisonette. She was modeling one of the skirts designed by… Continue reading Photo Shoot: Jolie Goodnight for Etiquette Vintage

packing list man boy
Story, Thoughts, Travel

The New NEW Packing List

As we sit here waiting for our friend to pick us up and take us to the airport, I can't help but focus on that sickly feeling of bundled nerves in my stomach. The butterflies have turned into a mass of locusts and I can't believe we're about to head out on another big trip.… Continue reading The New NEW Packing List

Hometown Tourism, Interview

A Traveling Tattoo Artist? The Way to Go!

Meet Zach Nelligan of Triple Crown Tattoo. He is the hand and tattoo artist behind my chest piece (also known as my lovely, LOOK AT ME I’M FROM TEXAS, YA’LL, tattoo) along with our 5th wedding anniversary matching tattoos. He not only has his own unique “old school” style but is constantly traveling all over… Continue reading A Traveling Tattoo Artist? The Way to Go!

Hometown Tourism, Photography

Burlesque in Austin: The Jigglewatts

***This is yet another burlesque post. If you do not want to see pictures of scantily clad ladies (no direct nudity), please shut your eyes and move on to another post. How about a post about donuts?*** If you haven’t already, check out our previous posts about the Texas Burlesque scene and road tripping to… Continue reading Burlesque in Austin: The Jigglewatts

Torchy's Tacos
Food, Hometown Tourism

Hometown Tourism: Torchy’s Tacos

“What food truck should I go to?!” Somehow, over the last few months, we’ve turned into Austin ambassadors online. After 16 years of living here, I’m just happy that I can pass on the information. If you ever need any information on Austin, always feel free to hit us up. We have loads of things… Continue reading Hometown Tourism: Torchy’s Tacos