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Monday, May 16, 2016

Weekend Snapshots | 20


Today's Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by the colorful wall at Biscuit Home located at 1435 Westheimer Rd in between Yupon and Mulberry. It's the closest colorful wall we had to the side of town we were in. It would have been nice to check out the Sugar and Cloth wall on Canal St but that was a ways out there and it actually started raining ten minutes after we finished taking pictures. Talk about good timing, huh? 😀

SATURDAY | Mama Carrizo worked for Mama's Day so she made us promise we would spend all day with her on Saturday. No problem for me since all we do is shop and eat.. mostly eat 😂 I started my Saturday by stopping at Small Cakes- A Cupcakery on Grand Parkway on my way to Mama Carrizo's. I bought four, took some pics, chit chatted with the lady on how they bake twice a day! It smelled SO glorious in there. There are a few storefronts around Houston so definitely check them out!

I picked up Mama Carrizo and my sister and off we went to explore the Market at Sawyer Yards. I found out about this event on Facebook like I usually find events and I figured it would be fun to change it up and shop local. Not to mention the artists would be present and mingling with them is always interesting to me. This event will return on the 2nd Saturday of August and beginning September, the market will take place every Saturday! It's a great place to shop local, meet artists and have a fantastical day! 

At the Market at Sawyer Yards I purchased a unique art print by Marsha Glickman. It should be of no surprise that it was a Texas art print, this one to be exact. I fell in love with the words on the right and although I'm not a big gun person, I thought the guns on the left were very unique. After chatting with her I learned that she made the guns out of paper mache and took the words on the right from headlines of a newspaper (that I can't remember the name of). The original work was sold for who knows how much and she made art prints to continue sharing it with folks. We walked around a bit and I had a chance to take a picture of the cowboy lighting his ciggerette again. I swear it's one of my favorite pieces and it's probably because it's so Texas (or at least to me it is 😀)

We left there to go visit the Beer Can House. It was something my sister thought of and since none of us had been there, it was an adventure we were willing to check out. More on that in a separate post. Our next stop was the Biscuit wall, one that I've been wanting to visit. We pulled out the selfie stick and went in on the pictures... as you can see below. I didn't add all of them because they are mostly funny to us and I don't want to bore you. Last stop of the day was Space Montrose. My second visit and their first. I bought some more pins and Mama Carrizo bought some stuff, too. We rushed home after that because of the flash flood warning and because we were pretty hungry. On my ride home, I chose to take HWY 6 which is one of the roads that have been closed since last month due to the flood. I took a few pics of the water to show you exactly how high it actually is. The new says it's been closed down again thanks to the rain we've been getting since Saturday evening. 😭

When I got home, E told me about his bike adventure and how sandy everything was. His bike was covered in sand.. and his phone case had sand in the weirdest crevices, haha! The plan was to go to sleep early because we had an early bike ride to do so we hung out in bed for a while. Below you'll see Finnashit hugging my leg as he naps on our bed. He's such a little shit, but he's such a sweetheart! 😍

SUNDAY |  E and our friend John had an early bike ride with some folks and decided to cut it short by meeting me in downtown for the Sunday Spinn bike ride. We did our usual bike ride selfie with the usual thumbs up that cracks me up every time and off we went. I loved this ride a lot and would have loved it even more if the damn rain didn't cut it short. Safety first, yanno. I did beat my record, though. Not that it was a big record but it was meaningful to me! We stopped at Axelrad for pizza and beer again. Yes, we bought the Mexicana pizza because pizza! We ended our day with a visit to Chuy's for their fantastical strawberry margaritas and creamy jalapeno sauce! We were in bed by 9 because that's what old people do and apparently we're old 😂

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I'm at the 3-second mark or so with a bright turqoise type shirt, haha!


CHEERS TO THE NEW WEEK!!

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