I Like Yogurt?

Superman and I are taking the Summer to re-learn everything we know about food. Incorporating an eating plan that is different that anything we’ve tried before. We’re only about two weeks into it, but already feel better and have lost a few LBs. Of course he has lost more than I … guess it’s the slowly-but-surely method for me, HA!

ANYway, I met a new friend, blogger Keri at Kitchen with Keri, super nice chica with lots of good food info and GREAT photos! She talks about making her own yogurt in one post, and it looked interesting to me. I am not a yogurt lover, in fact I think some of the commercial Greek yogurt is vile (sorry) SO making my own was not high on my list, but I thought “oh well, we’ve got milk, let’s try”

WOW! I am so impressed! It’s really easy, delicious, and fool-proof. Follow her instructions here for your own delicious experience! Thanks Keri ❤

Ahhh-mazing yogurt!

Amy (and Superman) love the homemade yogurt… who knew?

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Who Are These People?!

This kind of stuff cracks me up!
Who are these people saying “Every Woman Should Own a Trenchcoat” or wool pencil skirt etc… They are OBVIOUSLY not Texas girls!
[If you have and wear a wool pencil skirt please send photos; I don’t think I know anyone who does and would welcome your friendship 🙂 ]
ALSO: pencil skirt of any fabric isn’t very friendly to my super sexy and abundant belly pooch unless I team it up with peplum style top or jacket, or maybe a tunic top.
BTW: I totally hate the Experts who make the “what a woman over 50 should not wear” lists… One “no-no” list had hoop earrings on it, REALLY?!?!  I will likely be buried in hoop earrings at age 107. I wear hoops 80% of the time and big-ass dangly earrings the rest of the time. I like hoops so much I might just wear a nose ring hoop. so there
What else is on the list? Black Bikini. Every woman should own a black bikini. hahahahahahahahaha! No further comment needed, amiright?
Next list:
Oh good! black bikini is here, too. I like consistency in rules. 🙂
Most of the items on this list are TFE – too friggin’ expensive – yeah, buying quality is a good thing, longer lasting, re-purposable etc, but quality doesn’t have to equal extremely expensive, does it?
anyway… also on the the list:
OK, Tall riding boot (brown leather) – hmmm, I do love a tall riding boot [or any boots] and I own tall riding boots, but, alas, they’re black.
That might be strike three for me… but just for fun, lets keep going. 
Next list:
No black bikini here and the “Classic Riding Boots” could be black, I’m liking this list! AND look! HOOP Earrings, yay!!
This is the “Ultimate Wardrobe Checklist” so if we have everything on this list we have the ultimate wardrobe, isn’t that awesome 😀 
Last one [today]
Wardrobe Essentials for Most Boring Women in the World:
Maybe I would look all ooh-la-la French Woman Chic, and that is a gorgeous look, for chic French women, but I’m a Gordita!
The neutral colors are so blah… and there’s the damn pencil skirt again. NOPE.
Amy Loves being told what to wear… haha!

Carolina League

“Isn’t this a little much for the Carolina Leagues?”


A favorite line from a favorite movie –  “Bull Durham”

During one of the many conversations between my feminist hero Annie Savoy and Crash Davis, he asks her:

“Who are you?  Do you have a job?” and then (referring to her cute white midriff top, short black skirt and garters/stockings peeping out) he says: 

“Isn’t this a little much for the Carolina Leagues?”

HAHA! I often ask myself that when I get dressed… “is this too much? can I wear this? …”

Note the Cons and white socks she wears in these photos… perfection with HER pencil skirt… I would wear A-line!  #lifegoals

Amy loves Bull Durham!

#Belly Pooch

FUN color combo and maxi-skirt look.
Black, white a red… always a great combination!
Not a fan of the stripes wrapping around my bellypooch tho –
A printed anything hides pooch much better.
B/W printed maxi would be so cute here, not too full though!
Printed pencil skirt would be awesome, too, but, for me, would require longer top so I wouldn’t fidget all day.
When I wear something that I don’t feel great in I fidget with my clothes –
Terrible and totally unprofessional… I tell myself “don’t fidget, don’t fidget, DON’T just DON’T”
but it doesn’t really help… I defy myself and do it anyway.
This original look used a black shirt with white trim…
I like solid black top (way more versatile) with a chunky white necklace, not too short. 
T-straps elongate stub-legs… always nice 🙂
Amy loves Red, White and Black

Taco Tuesday – No Va Kitchen and Bar

No Va Kitchen has $1 Tacos on Tuesday… who knew? First visit to the Rainey St eatery – on a gorgeous ATX night.
They have an extensive whiskey menu … happy me 🙂
I ordered the Sazarac on the HH Cocktail menu
 – Mmmmmm, heavenly. 
“No Va” is a funny name – means “it doesn’t go” in Spanish… seems counter-intuitive to me. I think they got a free “No Vacancy” sign and repurposed it… Agree?
Anyway. The menu is not Tex-Mex, but since it was Tuesday we ate tacos featured on the $1 Taco menu… Muy Sabroso!  Tortillas were small, corn and wonderful!
Non-traditional tacos, but tasty, cheap and fun.
Amy Loves cheap tacos ❤

Tourist in Town

When’s the last time you toured ATX? We did a three-day Staycation last year over July 4th Weekend last year, SO FUN!
First up DKR Memorial Stadium: I’m pretty sure now that Superman missed his life calling- He was totally comfortable in the UT PRESS BOX!
We got to run (walk) through the tunnel onto the field… no smoke coming out like on gameday, but it was so hot I had steam coming off of me, that counts, right?
Seriously, how do the the players practice there?… it was solar-flare hot.
Next was cooling off at the LBJ Library (July 4th is a FREE day, BTW)
Inspiring! Took our time to look, read, listen to everything … I was more than a little sad when I realized that too many of his ideas and goals were still ideas and goals… that we haven’t accomplished more in the civil rights arena since his Presidency…. anyway; IT IS a beautiful place – go!
Texas Memorial Museum on UT Campus was so cool! I used to come here every year as an Elementary Student, it has changed a lot, and not too much. Very small, elegant, informative. Best of all Superman got a chance to show off his skills 🙂 
From High-brow to Hot Rods. We were not dazed and confused by the great Rock-a-billy music, cool-cat cars and old-style burgers. Mathew M was not there, but plenty of other fun people were.
Top. Notch. alright alright alright.
OF course we went to new favorites and old favorites to grub. 
​Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs, ALWAYS A TREAT!! Even better that day because of the awesome gathering of mature-lesbians-in-tutus who had just arrived from Barton Springs, they were so fun to hang out with!
Three days of laughs, fun, lots of walking and sweating and food. #bestvacationever?
Amy Loves Austin!

Taco Tuesday – La Mancha

Girlfriend Happy Hour at La Mancha on Hancock
Now this used to be Jorge’s Mexican Cantina … where the margarita’s were SO good (read strong, limit 3) and of course the tacos were friggin’ awesome because after two or three Everclear based Margaritas who gives a shit, amiright?   SO La Mancha has big shoes to fill. 
First glance:
Great bar indoors and out, nice vibe
Tacos Rajas con Crema – Traditionally Rajas con Crema is a hearty dish made with poblano chiles, onion, Mexican sour cream and a little bit of cheese wrapped in corn tortillas.
NYOT (Not Your Ordinary Taco), agreed, but delicious.
La Mancha adds corn. They were light, spicy and good combo of textures.
Ima try to make them at home… I’m thinking roasted poblano peppers, smushed corn and onion sautéed in butter, dollop of sour creme, Jack cheese, a sprinkle of cilatro, squeeze of lime… AWESOME!  I’ll let you know how it goes.
Amy Loves Tacos