Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Around the World from Home: 2018 Texas Cultural Events & Festivals

Festival season is upon us Butterflies! Here’s a list of some cool festivals taking place in the Houston, Texas area or within driving distance of the Houston, Texas area this year. Some of these events are free and tickets to some of the events that aren’t free can be purchased at a discount on Groupon so be sure to do a little research before you plan your day. #liveItUp

If you’re a crawfish lover, visit WeLoveCrawfish.com for a list of Texas crawfish festivals.

May

May 4th-6th The Houston Polish Festival https://www.houstonpolishfestival.com/
May 5th Texas Taco, Tequila & Margarita Festival https://www.thetexastacofestival.com/
May 5th Chachi’s Cinco de Mayo in the Park http://chachismexicanrestaurant.com/?page=events
May 6th Margarita, Tequila, & Taco Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/715747578624654/?ti=icl
May 12th-13th Houston Lebanese Festival http://alcchouston.org/houston-lebanese-festival/
May 12th The 2018 Reggae Fest https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2018-reggae-fest-tickets-42108452515
May 17th-20th Houston Greek Fest http://www.houstongreekfest.com/
May 19th AsiaFest...Asian Culture Festival https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/new-date-asiafest-2018
May 25th-27th   Comicpalooza  https://www.comicpalooza.com/

June
June 15th-17th Galveston Island Cajun Festival http://www.galvestoncajunfestival.com/
June 16th 2018 Soul Flower Music Fest https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-soul-flower-music-fest-tickets-42953342604
June 24th Pan-African Heritage & Cultural Festival

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Women Inflection Point Conference



The first annual Women Inflection Point (It’s Me Time) Conference is taking place in the Houston area this weekend. Women’s Inflection Point (WIP) is a non-profit educational and result-driven platform that supports Women in creating their success path to achieve positive, “dramatic change,” that results in a complete Wealth-Based Lifestyle.

The conference will take place Saturday April 28th at Signature Manor from 8am-4pm. In addition to the exciting guest speaker line up and a wealth of information that will be shared at this even through general and breakout sessions, there will be breakfast, lunch, a beauty bar and massages for for attendees to enjoy.

The address to Signature Manor is 6968 Howell Sugar Land Rd. Houston, Texas 7708.

Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 STEM, Music and Art Summer Camps in Texas

Hey Butterfly Mommies. It’s important we keep the kiddos minds and bodies active year round, even when they’re on break. My kid is extremely into science, so my mission currently is to find fun science related activities for her to engage in this summer so she’s having fun and learning at the same time. Since there’s less than two months of school left I thought I’d share a few fun and educational science, technology, engineering, math, and art summer camps that I’ve come across taking place in Texas.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Visiting Texas: A Day Trip to Brenham

Hey Butterflies. It’s spring which means it’s Bluebonnet season here in Texas and last Saturday I took a day trip up Highway 290 to Brenham, Texas with the kid to check out the Bluebonnets. Before getting to the Bluebonnets we had to make a necessary stop at Buc-ee’s because...it’s a Texas road trip must! There’s actually two Buc-ee’s locations on the way to Brenham, a smaller Buc-ee’s in Cypress, Texas and bigger one not to far down the highway in Waller, Texas which is where we stopped.

Houston Premium Outlets are also located in Cypress, Texas but since most of the shops don't open up until late morning we decided to stop by the outlets on our way back from Brenham. There are as plenty of other shops and restaurants, including a Zaxby's in the shopping centers in the same area as the outlets as well.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Blogger Swap: Makeup Swap Spring 2018

Hey Butterflies. I recently participated in a blogger beauty swap, hosted by beauty blogger Mary Yowell of PrettyOnADime.com. I received a package from Missouri beauty & lifestyle blogger Amber (@xoxoammarie) of xoxoAm.com

Amber sent me products from two of my favorite beauty brands; e.l.f. and NYX. I love both of these brands because they make quality beauty products for reasonable prices. I received an e.l.f. brand lip exfoliator, a metallic NYX prismatic eyeshadow in Punk Heart, a black liner from the NYX Epic Ink Collection and a lip dye in Victorian which is also from the NYX Epic Ink Collection.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Support Your HBCU Through The Home Depot Retool Program

This is a sponsored post.

Hey Butterflies. I have an opportunity to do good to share with you. The Home Depot is on a mission to improve Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through their Home Depot Retool Program and your votes will help them select this year’s grant recipient. I attended Texas Southern University here in Houston, Texas which is a HBCU so I know which school I’m voting for, which school are you voting for? Help improve your HBCU by voting now for your school to win up to $50k in campus improvement grants from The Home Depot’s “Home Depot Retool Program”! If you don’t have a HBCU that you rep that’s ok, you can still vote. If you’re not an alumni of a HBCU or don’t already have a HBCU that you support feel free to vote for your local HBCU or mine, Texas Southern University. Please visit http://bit.ly/RetoolVote to cast your vote, voting ends April 15th.