October 4, 2013
So proud of my friends Ed and Kerri for all of the hard work they do with their incredible Wellgro Co. They tirelessly think of and imagine ways to bring healthy, tasty food to kids in schools and their latest project is one of my favorites. They teamed up with Chelsea to make these darling pins (that you can order right here) and the proceeds go towards putting fresh food in school cafeterias. Great pins + a good cause? What’s not to love!
Wishing you a happy + relaxing weekend—fun links from around the web after the jump!
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August 14, 2013
(hilarious photo of me graduating college—photog unknown;)
Sometimes I think I have a long day—a project takes longer than expected; a deadline is creeping up—and then I talk to my friend Jenny. Jenny is a social worker and works in community support for low income children who have severe mental health issues.
I am endlessly inspired and in awe of her generosity, patience and pure ability to do the work she does everyday and it reminds me that even my “long days” aren’t really that long. So when Jenny sent me a request from her work to send a backpack to a child right here in Central Texas who will otherwise not have a backpack to take to school this year (man, just think about the social implications of that in addition to the practical ones) I was moved once again by her thoughtfulness and wanted to share this opportunity with you.
Here’s all you need to do to make sure a Central Texas child in need gets a backpack from you for the upcoming school year!
1. Order this backpack in any color EXCEPT red or blue for only $16.10 + Free Shipping
2. Have it mailed to:
Attn: Jenny Gilbert
1717 W 10th Street
Austin, TX 78703
Jenny and her coworkers will be handing these out to the kids on August 2oth—make sure yours is in the bunch for a lucky kiddo! I just ordered mine and it estimated arrival for next week, so even if it’s a few days late I think it will still make it to a very happy child in time for school. Thank you!!
July 25, 2013
(All photos by Molly Winters)
Our second Ruby Workshop was held this past Saturday at Argus Cidery and it was an incredible morning thanks to all the girls who attended (were you there?) and our awesome speakers, Camille and Chelsea. We learned how to pitch clients big and small, sipped bubbly cider and made some lovely new friends. I’d love to share more photos with you after the jump!
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July 10, 2013
This past long weekend Adam and I went on my favorite Austin day trip and I wanted to share it with you, in case you’re looking for a quick, fun summer adventure. It has everything you need in a one day vacation: floating the river, day drinking, good food, live music and antique shopping. My friend Rachel took me on this trip a few years ago for the first time and since then it’s been my favorite fast getaway when we can’t make it to the beach or hop on a plane:) Everything you need to know about your day trip to adorable Gruene, TX after the jump.
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June 6, 2013
I’m delighted to announce our second workshop! Saturday, July 13th at Argus Cidery, we’ll be learning about pitching our dream clients from two ladies who are most knowledgeable on the subject:
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May 23, 2013
Hip-hip-hooray! Just wanted to take a minute and let you know that The Ruby, the labor of love I work on with dear and darling Candice and Chelsea, now officially has a website. Sign up for the newsletter, write us an email, take a look at our brilliant sponsors and bookmark our Events Page for upcoming workshops and more.
And can I just tell you?
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April 26, 2013
(photo from my Instagram, taken at Weather Up on Cesar Chavez and Chicon)
Do you have plans for the weekend? Adam and I are heading to Dallas tomorrow for my family reunion, but I think tonight we’ll take it easy, get some dinner somewhere and maybe some margaritas. Is anything better than that first sip of margarita on a Friday night? That salty, limey buzz and the thought that you have the whole night in front of you without a thing to do except maybe watch a movie…that’s the good stuff. Or maybe we’re just getting old? Haha:)
With that Friday night margarita buzz in mind, I thought it’d be fun to have a little cocktail themed links post this week…
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