Author Archive | Vanessa Barry

Spring Break Staycations in the Hill Country

Spring Break Staycations in the Hill Country

Over the past two years our family has really familiarized ourselves with the term staycation. There is just something so blissful about “getting away,” and “getting back” requiring a short car ride. If you’re anything like me, you’re already thinking of Spring Break so we figured a rundown of some nearby resorts would be helpful as you […]

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Austin Moms Blog | One Mom's Epic DIY Fail

Calligrapfailure: A Tale of One Woman’s Journey To Hand Letter

Ahh calligraphy. Such a beautiful art. I don’t know about you, but anytime I scour Pinterest or Etsy for gallery wall inspiration or thank you notes I am flooded with gorgeous pieces that have some form of hand lettering. Well, I’m a moderately creative person. I have authored a few DIYs here on Austin Moms Blog […]

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AMB Bathroom


Sure I’ve admitted to my own shortcomings when it comes to laundry and other things, but today is not about me. It’s about him. The man that I live with that marks his territory like a damn dog. It’s pretty comical when you think about it really. We’re going on seven years of doin’ life together and […]

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Austin Moms Blog, Laundry Sucks

Is Anti-Laundry Putting-Away-Stinosis Considered a Disease?

I recently discovered that I have a disease. It’s called Anti-laundry-putting-away-stinosis. It’s not contagious, but causes one to be increasingly frustrated, yet apathetic to progress. Currently there are no known cures, but support from family members does decrease side effects. Okay–I really don’t have a disease, per se, but I do HATE putting away laundry. […]

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Little Pnut

You’ve Got Mail: Little Pnuts Toy Subscription Review

Everyone loves to get something in the mail, right? Of course! That’s why there are subscription services for shoes, wine, meals, and more. When I first learned of Little Pnuts and I knew that it combined the love of mail with imaginative play, I knew it was something my daughter needed. What is it? Little Pnuts is a […]

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