Friday, April 20, 2012

This One is All About the Ladies

Hang on to your hats, friends.  This one is going to be a long one. 

This week has been a challenge; both physically and mentally.  Despite my present discomfort God....(and The Universe) have sent me a number of gifts that I would like to share with you, my readership of less than 100!  Granted, I have shared most of this on Facebook.  But, in the very rare and troubling event that YOU are not on Facebook...allow me to share these precious little gems of goodness and grace.

 Little known fact:  I am the Research and Communications Liaison for Monarch Media Productions.  

Who knew that?  

Had I mentioned it?  This brain is 100% on overload.  

Well, I am.  And proudly so!  

Today, Monarch Media Productions launched the trailer for Sweet Mary & Jane.
Why is Monarch Media Productions relevant, diverse, ground breaking and just plain bad a**? was created by Marisa Quinn, my "little"...but more importantly Monarch Media Productions is driven by a singular mission:

 "By challenging traditional stereotypes within all races, cultures, and lifestyles portrayed in Film, Television, and New Media, Monarch Media Productions is committed to generating innovative content that will seek to honorably represent and realistically portray the rich diversity of modern American society."

Take a look at the trailer for Sweet Mary & Jane....
I am so proud of all the individuals who came together to make this possible.  Now...on with the show. Chat at me about film festivals!  
 I am "literally" loving Kat Edmonson's new album, Way Down Low!  A fellow Texan, which makes me love her even MORE, I was first introduced to Kat Edmonson when she teamed up with, my man, Lyle Lovett on three Christmas songs.  Her voice is a perfect mix of pixie quirk and throwback hauntings.  I love the vibe of this album and feel inspired to bathe in vintage and take myself out for a Sidecar, Slow Gin Fizz or a classic Martini.  BUY IT, NOW!
 I have been unable to face scouring my house...for one reason or another.  I never really got to the source of the fear and blockage...but I honestly didn't delve all that deeply into the root cause.  Perhaps because I was afraid of what I might find.  

Domestic Divas told me it was okay to leave "the dust to them."  And so, I took them up on their offer! According to their founder, Nikki Jefferson, it is okay to feel like I can't possibly keep up with the demands of my life AND keep a clean house.  Of course, what Nikki does not know is that I have no children and no husband.  I live alone and have no excuse....other than pure laziness....for not cleaning this house on my own.

Thank you, Nikki, for your understanding nature!  It is not lost on me.  And...good for you for finding your niche!  I HIGHLY recommend Domestic Divas.  

For information about menu and pricing visit  Let them know I referred you, pretty please!

HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL:  I do not even know where to start on HOW MUCH I found this blog a source of total comfort this week.  I am not even going to try!  Just go to

Yes, this is a "mommy blog" and NO, I am not a "mommy."  But...that does not mean Glennon's story did not completely resonate with me, inspire me, break me down, build me up.  I experienced a range of emotions while I navigated through this lovely "e-space," meeting up with like minded individuals along the way.  It is a forum for "yourself-ness" and thank you Glennon for allowing a space like this to exist!  I love, love, love when God uses the internet for His good graciousness.  THIS is one of those places.  Go there...NOW!  And...become a "monkee!"  
Rory: Wait.  Where are you going?
Lorelai: I am gonna drive in a circle really fast to reverse the earth's orbit.

Ahhhh.....I feel much better now!  Much, much, much love....

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Second Friday at SAMA

Yet another event I will be unable to attend...however I thought it was worth mentioning.

The San Antonio Museum of Art is hosting a happy hour the second Friday of every month.  Each month a specific exhibit at SAMA will be highlighted.  Music and specialty cocktails inspired by the art will be offered, as well.

The event is free with admission to the museum, however bring extra cash for the cash bar.

This event is a collaboration between the San Antonio Museum of Art and KRTU Jazz 91.7 FM.  

For a list of each month's event specifics click here.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sunday Jazz at The Witte

It's that time of the year again!  April ushers in Sunday Jazz at The Witte.  Grab your favorite picnic blanket, lawn chair, sunglasses, hat and head down to The Witte this Sunday, April 8, from 4-7pm and enjoy the sweet, sweet sounds of UIW's Jazz Ensemble.  

For a complete schedule of the 8th Annual Jazz at The Witte series click here.

Admission is free for members of The Witte and KRTU.  Non members can enjoy the concert for the price of admission to the museum.  

Food and drinks are provided by Picante Grill so make sure you arrive with some extra cash in your pocket.  You won't want to miss out on the frosty and delicious margaritas!

Unfortunately I don't think I can attend this inaugural show; but I do intend on marking the rest of the shows in my calendar.  I always have a wonderful time and love to watch families bring their young children...introducing them to jazz at an early age!  

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Whole Lotta Enchilada

Go ahead.  Believe the hype.  It's true.  

Pinners don't lie.  These are THE BEST white chicken enchiladas!  Thank you to Joyful Momma's Kitchen for posting this delicious recipe.

I made a few, minor changes: 
1) I bought home made corn tortillas instead of the 10 soft taco shells.  (I am not even sure what "soft taco shells" are!)
2) I used low sodium chicken broth so I could control the salt.
3) I used the Barefoot Contessa's recipe for baking chicken.  (It NEVER fails me!)  
4) To the chicken/cheese mixture I added onions, salt and pepper.
5) I chopped up cilantro and sprinkled it on top of the enchiladas.
6) I doubled the recipe and managed to make 22 enchiladas fit in two 9x13 Pyrex dishes.  ( I way overestimated.  One pan fed roughly 10 people.)

Serve with rice, beans, guacamole and margaritas and you've got a party!