Author Archive | Loren McEllin

dads night out ideas

Dad’s Night Out Ideas

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Mom’s Night Out. Dinner and drinks with the ladies, a girly flick at Alamo Drafthouse, heck, even some freshly brewed coffee and a book discussion has me saying, ‘Yes!’ But, no lies, it also sounds super appealing to put the kids to bed (early of course), change into […]

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cutting cable

Cutting the Cable Cord

It’s official. We have made the plunge! No more cable television at the McEllin casa. Over the past 6 or so months, an assortment of our friends and family have ditched cable and the $150+/month bill that goes right along with it.  So here we are, day 14 without cable… no more Top Chef to make […]

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best splash pads

Best Splash Pads In And Around Austin

Opening Day is here, and we couldn’t be more excited. And no, I’m not talking about baseball. I am talking about the other game-changer…  SPLASH PAD OPENING DAY!   When I hear ‘splash pad,’ my heart smiles, my sunscreen leaps out to play, and I repeatedly thank the genius behind these mini-wonderlands that keep us all from melting […]

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kid-friendly communities in Austin

Kid-Friendly Communities in Austin City Limits

One year ago this month, our family was in the thick of some serious kid-centric house-hunting.  We searched high (Round Rock) and low (MoPac and Slaughter) and everywhere in-between before ultimately finding our ideal home and neighborhood. Don’t get me wrong, I still get a tad jealous about not being able to walk to a Sunday […]

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Loren McEllin

Meet Loren McEllin

Hello there! My name is Loren McEllin, but you can call me ‘Lo,’ ‘Lo-Lo,’ or ‘Total Babe’–I’m fine with any of those, really.   Raised as a corn-fed, beef-comatosed Midwestern girl, I am now a vegan by day, and boxed-wine consumer by night. (My bets are on the wine consumption outliving the veganism—this whole ‘wine […]

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