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Texas Chiller Frozen Margaritas

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Summer is always hot in Austin, and the margaritas are always flowing.  When I am out and about, I am a big fan of an ice cold margarita on the rocks with salt. It’s my go to sipper with chips and a taco!  However, when I am home, I love a freshly blended, cold glass of frozen margarita.  I have the perfect recipe and just a warning – it ain’t

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My Go-To Skin Routine with Elemis (Plus Giveaway Inside!)

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Being the mom of three means that my time is precious. It ALSO means that time for myself is almost non-existent.  During the summer months, life gets pretty crazy with the kids being out of school and going full throttle into their summer freedom. So at the moment, my self care and beauty routine has to fit into my busy life and be uncomplicated which is why I love ELEMIS.

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A Letter to My Kids by Jared Padalecki

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Around Father’s Day, Jared wrote a letter to our children. It’s one of the most beautiful and special letters I have read, so I just had to share. The kids may be a little too young to fully appreciate it, but one day I hope they read this and know what a great dad they have. When it comes to being a father, Jared has found his calling.

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#MomHacks: Mason Jar Smoothies

One of my favorite morning rituals is making mason jar smoothies with my boys (Odette is still purely on a diet of breastmilk). Tom and Shep love to pick fruits and vegetables from our garden and create healthy, feel-good drinks that taste great (with a little help, of course).

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My Austin Gems

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Austin has long been famous for its amazing music scene and seriously good food (the surprisingly good barbecue had me at hello). It’s Austin’s unique creative texture that gives the city it’s alluring charm, and events like SXSW and ACL are just built in bonus points. Austin is brimming with inventive restaurant concepts from adventurous foodies, cool coffee spots, cocktail havens, and beloved food trucks that never compensate their Texas-bred

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Seriously Good Old Fashioned Recipe

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When it comes to my drink of choice these days, I’m a bourbon gal, tried-and-true. It might be the geographical influence, since Texans, especially Austin dwellers, love their whiskey.  To clarify: all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. If you’re a whiskey (and especially bourbon) drinker, it’s good to get educated about the (complicated) ins and outs of what that means.

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

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There are a ton of parenting books out there, but one of my favorites (and one I am reading now) has to be How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, the “parenting bible” from Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. The book covers so many topics, like how to cope with kids’ negative feelings and how to resolve family conflicts peacefully. The book was written over 30 years ago, but the advice is as relevant as ever.

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8 Steps to Mastering Baby Brain

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Being a mom means no rest for the wicked. At times, I feel like I’m barely staying afloat. In addition to tending to three little ones, a dog, and a husband, I somehow have to prioritize time for myself, too. Lately I seem to be in this crazy fog – all the time. Even when I do get a chance to do something for myself (like hold a conversation with other

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Keeping a Planner

genevieve padalecki shares her favorite planners

Do you keep a planner? I do. I can’t live without one. I love having an open calendar where I can see all of my events and dates in one place. I use both a date book and a desk calendar. One I can bring with me on the go and the other is placed in a specific spot where I know I can look everyday. I also keep a

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