Brunch: Rosella at the Rand

Rosella's at the Rand

Ready for another San Antonio brunch recommendation???

This time we are moving a little deeper into Downtown San Antonio with Rosella at the Rand. If you live in San Antonio, you might have heard of this little café, since they have a few locations. And while all the locations are pretty good, today I’m going to focus on their newest location in the historic Rand building.

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San Antonio Rodeo 2019

San Antonio Rodeo 2019

Let’s Rodeo San Antonio!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that this is my favorite time of the year! Here in Texas, there are rodeos in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas/Ft Worth and Houston. I still haven’t been to the one in DFW, but I’ve been to all the others at least once! And since I live in San Antonio now, I’ve been going to that one for the past couple of years.

This past weekend, I took my family to their first San Antonio rodeo and they loved it! If you’ve never been, let me give you a little break down on what goes on. Each rodeo ticket comes with a concert and entry into the fairgrounds.

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5 Ways to Have the Best New Year

New year, new me, right? As cliché as it may sound, I think this IS the perfect time to commit to being a better version of yourself. We all have so much more to learn and grow, and a new year gives us that opportunity!

This post is not going to be about new years resolutions specifically, but rather on advice on how to keep yourself motivated throughout the year. New years resolutions are great, but rarely do we keep them. Why is that? I’ve been listening to a lot of motivational speakers lately and they all come to a consensus that we all get discouraged and stop. Raise your hand if this has happened to you? I know it has happened to me. Many times. So what can you do?

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2 Year Blogiversary | Small Town Runaway

2 Year Blogiversary!

2 Year Blogiversary | Small Town Runaway

I looked at the date today and couldn’t believe my eyes. Two years ago I hit “publish” on my first blog post on Small Town Runaway! It really does not feel like it’s been two years!

Part of me feels like its been way longer than that. I mean, I am constantly working on it and/or thinking about it. But another part feels like this is all still very new! I did just revamp it in April. 

So today I want to share two things that I’ve learned from blogging. 

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Dia de los Muertos

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Today is Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, the rich traditional Mexican holiday that remembers family and friends who have passed away, with altars (ofrendas), music, food, art, and more. It spans over two days, one day dedicated to the children (All Saints Day) and one for all that have passed (All Souls Day). Dia de los Muertos is not to be mistaken as a “Mexican Halloween”, but rather as cultural celebration of the living and dead. During this time you will see sugar skulls and marigolds all over the place! It’s absolutely stunning!

Have you seen Coco? It revolves around this holiday! To read more about how this tradition got started and how it’s celebrated, check out this article by NatGeo! Read More