Live Music & Beer – All a Girl Needs

ImageI am not sure if I am proud or embarrassed that Carson’s first concert to go to was Nelly at last year’s Wildflower Festival. I think he’s proud… Wildflower Festival happens every year about 20 yards from my apartment patio and this year’s is this weekend! I don’t know a ton about it, but I do know that there will be live music and beer. That’s all I need… 

Unfortunately, there won’t be any “E. I. E. I. Oh, oh,” this year but there will be some pretty cool bands; Gretchen Wilson, an Elton John cover band, The Charlie Daniels Band, and Uncle Kracker are playing Friday night. I’m extremely excited about The Toadies on Saturday and Robert Earl Keen is Sunday. 

Oh wait, I’ll be at the Bishop Arts District annual Brew Riot supporting our Dallas local brewers on Sunday. Brew Riot is another Dallas “shin dig” with live music and beer, but this has craft beer. Oh, hell yes. (If you’re going, vote for my friends The Manhattan Project!)

Lastly, this doesn’t include live music or beer, but it might eventually… I guess Ku De Ta saw my last blog post because now I have a complimentary membership. I’ll definitely be in the gym all week after drinking all of this beer to get ready for Ku De Ta season. Woop! 


Have a good weekend friends!









Birthday Planning Starts… Now!

My birthday is coming up (June 4th to be exact) and I’m not sure how I am going to top off last year’s celebration.

Last year, my girlfriends and I did everything from drinks by my pool, beer tastings at The Common Table, dinner and more drinks at a few bars in Uptown to the pool at the Omni Dallas. It was quite the adventure to say the least…

Now, for this year, I have discovered this place… Ku De Ta Dallas. This Dallas gem is in a discrete location behind Three Sheets, off of the Central Expressway and Ross. Ku De Ta is unique because of its very resort-y pool-side bungalows during the day and destination nightlife seen at night. It’s like a stay-cation! I’m dying to check it out. What do you think? Does it look like douchebag central?


Any other birthday suggestions in Dallas?






Football, Beerfest, and no Beer?

What was I thinking when I decided to go on a no beer diet for the next 30 days?

I have always been a beer girl, but I developed a new love for beer when I started getting my feet wet with craft beers at the beginning of the summer. Some of my new favorite beers include McMurray’s Irish Stout, Tripel Karmeliet (which will kick you in your ass if you’re not careful), VBC Golden Monkey and Shiner’s Wild Hare P.A. I was to the point where when we were all going out, I was ordering these very hoppy beers while all of my girlfriends were ordering vokda waters and Michelob Ultras. Who would have thought that craft beers have more calories than the standard light lager? (total FML moment…)

The Dallas Cowboys have their first game of the season tonight. I could totally go for a beer at a local pub and pretend like I know what’s going on while surrounded by tipsy guys that just got off work. Even bigger bummer: The Common Table’s Beerfest -my favorite place to go in Uptown for a good beer- is this Saturday! Talk about terrible timing on my part.

We’ll see how long this lasts…



It’s Moving Day!

A long day of work, a celebration of some sort, and a girl’s night are all excuses to have a beer or five. Today my excuse is moving! A cold beer while working your butt of just goes together- unless you’re at the gym.

So, my utilities have been transferred, my house is all packed up, and now I am just waiting my movers to arrive. Yup, I hired movers. I have a lot of friends that have trucks that could have helped me, but there is no way I would have trusted them moving my stuff. (Sorry friends!)

With that being said, my game plan for today is to look cute in my work out clothes and drink beer like I’m working my butt off. If anyone wants to join me just let me know! 🙂



Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to keep you grounded. It’s a holiday that is all about focussing on the non-materialistic things that has helped you become the person you are today. If I really wanted to get deep, I could write about the Indians and the pilgrims, but we already know that story. So, as I sit here with a full tummy, cold beer, and the Cowboys game on multiple TVs, I can’t help but to think about the list of things I am thankful for.

My overly supportive family.
My son who is my world.
My gorgeous group of friends.
A great job that supports my lifestyle and that has given me the opportunity to do what I love to do. I am also thankful for the connections and friendships I have made through my job.
Our country, the US Military, and our freedom.
Above all, God himself.

Hope you are having a good Thanksgiving! Go Cowboys!