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    Stay-cation

    The past 10 days have been jam packed with activities. We had two waves of house guests as well as logging in a good amount of hours with friends. Due to the schedules that Adam and I both keep these days, it was a bit outside of our norm and made it feel as though we were the ones on vacation! This also explains my absence from blogging for the past week…when I did get into the studio it was pretty quick and focused on getting orders out the door. I spent more time doing laundry (so many sheets, blankets and towels!) than I did in the studio last week, ha! I oddly took…

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    Recently in Instagram…

    I really need to remember to post my instagram posts on a more regular basis as its been over a month since the last post and there were just so many to choose from!  I had issues editing, so this post is a tad long, but its been such a busy month!! A glimpse at the weekly market which I am a proud part of…all local artisans, all hand made.  On the corner of Gibson St and S Congress.  I’m there almost every Saturday (I occasionally have to switch to Sunday when I have scheduling conflicts). They’re baaaaack! Adam and I were equally excited to find these at Big Top…

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    Recently in Instagram

    What a week.  I think my hard drive crashing was number three on my list of most stressful moments in the life of Manic Trout, coming in behind two floods…both causing my studio to be evacuated and one forcing me to move and the being a move of 2000 miles and having to keep my studio n a pod for a month.  Thankfully I now have a new hard drive and as I back up weekly, I only lost a small amount of work. While transferring photos from my phone this morning, I realized it been quite some time since I posted instagram photos.  Speaking of instagram, have you seen…

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    Recently in Instagram

    Wow, what a month!  There has been so much going on that I can’t even remember all of it!  Besides all of the stuff I have been doing not work related, Manic Trout participated in Austin First Thursday in the beginning of the month and will be again this coming week!  I am also super excited about the Three new lines which were released this month that I’m really proud of, yay!.  But the best part of the month was seeing not one, but TWO of my sisters, how awesome is that???  I think its much more fun to show you, not just tell you though, so here are a…

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    I somehow lost this last week

    The past week has been a blur.  A fun blur, but a blur.  I went to Boulder, Colorado with Adam to hang out with Thea for 3 days filled to the brim with good times.  We got home late Friday night to a bunch of friends in town for the weekend and didn’t stop until late Sunday night.  As you can imagine, all of this running around and being fabulous meant that I was no match for the sick people who coughed all over us on the plane and I had a bitch of a cold these past few days. Today I am starting to feel better…Adam made homemade chicken…

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    Back from the Beach

    We had a wonderful time at the beach.  It was so wonderful to see Gilly and Jav, I was so used to family being around all the time that I didn’t realize how much I would miss it!  Their plane was delayed for 10 hours getting to the island, so we stayed an extra day and it was worth getting a bit behind on work for!  I always a bit more centered after being on the ocean. I’m still on vacation time, without work keeping me up all night and with so much to do, I switch schedules and get up much earlier than at home.  Luckily, Adam is the…

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    Off to the beach…

    I know, it’s October.  Last year at this time I was in sweaters and boots frolicking in piles of leaves…well, I live in Texas now…and its over 90 degrees out today.  Perfect beach weather.  A month or so ago, my sister Gillian (the one in New York City) called to ask if she was remembering correctly that I went with Adam to South Padre Island to visit his parents this past June.  She was delighted that she was correct because her bf Jav had googled the best places to go in October and South Padre came up.  Random, yes…but only a 6 hour drive for me! This weekend is the…

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    The road to Austin via Instagram

    Its no secret that I am smitten with Instagram…it’s my absolute favorite thing about the iphone and its making me take photos more often which is a goal of mine for this year.  I love to see what other peeps are snapping and have found so many beautiful photographers out there because of it…yay!! Adam got me into Instagram and we actually compete over who gets to photo the things that we do, so I will have to get his version of the trip at some point, but for now here is our road trip from Millbrook, NY to Austin, Texas in Instagram format… The night before we left, I…

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    Last Hurrah in the Big Apple!

    This past weekend Adam was visiting and as he had never been to NYC and in a few short weeks, I will no longer be a resident of the Empire State, we decided to spend a long weekend in Manhattan.  Without planning out anything before hand, we ended up fitting in a ton of stuff and I felt like I gave the big apple a proper farewell and at the same time giving Adam a proper introduction! Friday night we checked into the Hudson in mid town and met up with Adams childhood friend Lindsey and my friend Matthew who I went to school with at Syracuse for dinner at…

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    Daily Muse: 5.6.11

    I’m home!  Texas was wonderful…beyond wonderful, but now back to normally scheduled broadcasting.  One of my goals with the blog is to start to use more of my own photos, and luckily my recent travels have stimulated both my subject matter and my desire to click away.  Wednesday I explored the Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin and was overjoyed with the amount of steps and paths to nowhere…nothing like feeding an obsession!