Barley Meets Cows

We kicked off our weekend with Mexican food at Teotihuacan over on Airline. Margs were cheap for HH and food was delish. We had tried to eat here a few weeks ago but it was packed! So we came earlier and had no trouble.

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We followed up our dinner with beer. Is anyone surprised?!? 8th Wonder Brewery in EaDo recently re-did their taproom so we had to check it out. Definitely felt less like a brewery since you couldn’t see much of the equipment, but it was nice. Dan chatted up one of the owners and he gave us a little private tour. He’s been researching a lotttt lately about opening up a brewery. According to the 8th Wonder guy, there are about 50 breweries in the process of opening in the Austin area right now… crazy. Anyway, I finally tried Rocketfuel (Vietnamese Coffee Porter) and it was really great. 8th Wonder hasn’t even started canning/bottling yet and they are consistently sold out just selling to bars in the Houston area. Plus they get about 1,000 visitors on one Saturday alone. Booming.

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On Saturday, we got up early for a drive to Waco to see my littlest sister presented as an AXO! While the presentation may have been incredibly boring (sorry Abby), it was neat to see the third of the Box girls as a part of the sisterhood 🙂 Us girls spent the afternoon shopping in Waco. We also stopped by Joanna Gaine’s shop (the host of Fixer Upper on HGTV that I love) called Magnolia. Which was of course adorable, even if minimal.

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While the ladies were out, Dan introduced Barley to some new creatures at his grandparents house. The cutest, oh my. Grandfather let me feed the sheep 🙂 who are incredibly shy. Or should I say sheepish? 🙂 🙂

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We also got to see a bunch of Dan’s cousins and aunt & uncle, which was a nice treat. However, the drive home wasn’t fantastic as I was hit by allergies and Dan is currently throwing up in the bathroom (fortunately we made it home before that started…). SO we are enjoying a lazy Sunday in bed while I pity poor Daniel and his temperamental tummy. At least we have an excuse to stay in and watch the Oscars!! We’ve seen several of the nominees so it should make for a fun show. My favs were The Imitation Game and Wild!

Dan is currently giving me details on the state of his vomit and I’m trying to ignore him. ENJOY THE OSCARS!

Tour de Dog Friendly Bars

My in-laws came to town! 2 weekends in a row of hosting! Getting lots of practice. I’m very lucky and really enjoy my in-laws. We always have a great time with them. Plus, they gave me Dan which is the best gift ever in my book. We definitely wore Barley out this weekend!!


Dan’s dad just LOVED Taboo (He didn’t love it. Not one bit. But he obliged my new game love and played a round because he’s nice). Also… I think this picture is precious. We made “The best chicken ever” and drank a bottle of wine Dan’s mom brought back from California that I really liked- Ventana Pinot Noir. Dan made a chai porter a few weeks ago so the boys worked their way through that keg.


Also, Barley is officially a giant dog. But I can still pick him up and that makes me happy 😀 😀

Saturday was pretty much a day for the dog! It did start with me attempting to make beautiful, delicious pancakes. They were delicious, but not beautiful. But I got to use my  brunch plates again and that made them beautiful. Hooray!


Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Maple Coffee Glaze

^^ Mine vs. the pro’s… really no comparison^^

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We finally got to go to the new dog park on Buffalo Bayou! Barley loved it, of course. And I love his ears in the running picture. There were also a dozen adorable bulldogs, which Dan and I both agree would make the perfect pal for Barley. ALSO- we had a girl come up to us and tell us she had instagramed Barley and recognized him! He is such a super star! Dan decided we should start using #beerwithbarley from now on.

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Dan & Barley being cute at West Alabama Ice House. They both have sleepy eyes (maybe it’s the beer :))

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Next stop: Hans! With a pit stop at Maine-ly Sandwiches for lunch. The lobster roll was so good.


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The big, sleepy baby at Saint Dane’s.


Time to say “bye”! Dane vs. Mini Chihuahua (Dan’s sister Kim’s pup).

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We still wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather, so we walked to Petrol Station & then to Cottonwood (via the railroad that runs behind our house- living life on the edge). Bar got more than a little tired on the way home. And this little girl loved him. Can’t wait to see our own kiddos with him.

Per usual, the weekend went by too quickly! Thanks for visiting Witchers!