Best Yoga Studios In Austin

Best Yoga Studios In Austin Yoga found me in 2009. For nearly three months, my friend Victoria begged me to join her for yoga– I finally and reluctantly agreed. Knowing nothing about yoga, I assumed...
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The Kind Of Dad Dreams Are Made Of

Growing up, I had so much love and respect for my father. Never has a day gone by that I didn't know how much he loves me. As I get older it's even more...

Hard-Earned Wisdom: From a Mother to Her Daughters

When I was in my early 20s, I had a framed print of these song lyrics (I'm a music junkie) on the wall in my apartment – I love this crazy, tragic, Sometimes almost magic, Awful, beautiful...

The Ultimate Way to Spend a Day in Austin, Texas

Whether you're visiting Austin or still getting acquainted, I've put together a short list of my very favorite spots for a day and night well-spent (guaranteed). Here is how to spend a day in Austin: Eats...

The Importance of Raising Open-Minded Children

A lot of the world’s problems could be solved if we were all a little more open-minded. An open-minded person has a natural curiosity and the desire to want to learn more. Rather than...

Guide to a Perfect Austin Spring Break

Temperatures are beginning to climb, jackets will soon be swapped for swimsuits and wildflowers will rise to line our highways. Spring Break marks the beginning of a thriving season for Austin. Here are some of...

Spring Date Nights in Austin

Spring is my favorite time of the year! Spring means sunshine, flowers and my return to the great outdoors. Goodbye cabin fever. Hello, playdate adventures and date night under the stars.  Grab your lover and...
Valentine's Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Local Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! For those of you who haven’t found something sweet for the special people in your life, I’ve got you covered with the best picks from a few...

Meet Melanie Applegate

Hi, I’m Melanie Applegate! I am a professional Lifestyle Photographer living and loving in Austin, Texas. You can follow my adventures at I grew up on 10 acres outside of College Station, Texas with...