TYP February Event | Networking

22 02 2011

The TYP February event was held at The Dogwood.  They provided great drink specials from local vendors, Deep Eddy Vodka and Buckethead beer.  We also had tasty treats courtesy of Austin Cake Studio and we enjoyed the amazing music of Mark Gibson.  It was a great night!

Thank you Dogwood for having us!  We  enjoyed the specials and the great tunes!

Thank you to Holley of Austin Cake Studio for providing the delicious treats!  If you’re looking for a local cake maker for your next event, give Holley a shout.  She rocks!

Our next event will be March 10th from 6-9pm at Kung Fu Saloon(location tentative).

If you would like to feature your business at one of our events, please send me an e-mail at larimieleigh@gmail.com.  I’m in charge of Venue Selection and Sponsorship for TYP Austin.  We’re always looking to support local vendors.  We love great locations, live music and especially food!  Hope to hear from you!





Torchy’s Tacos | Munchies

17 02 2011

Torchy’s Tacos speaks for itself.  Delicious! Any location, any time.  If you live in Austin and you haven’t eaten at Torchy’s, shame on you.  You’re missin out.

My staple, the Green Chile Pork Taco.

Slow roasted pork carnitas simmered with green chiles and topped with queso fresco, cilantro, onions(- the onions on mine) and a wedge of lime.  Served with tasty tomatillo sauce.

Coming in at a VERY close second, the Fried Avocado Taco.

Hand-battered fresh avocados fried and served with vegetarian refried beans, topped with pico, lettuce and cheese.  Served with poblano sauce.

Their tag line is SO right.  Their tacos are always…





Valentine’s Day | Holidays

15 02 2011

So yesterday was Valentine’s Day, generally known as a single girl’s nightmare!  Gasp! Oh my, you don’t have a Valentine?!  To that I say, who gives a woot?  This Monday was just like any other…jammy jams, wine, friends and The Bachelor.  Granted there were a lot more sweets than usual…cheesecake(personal fav), cookies, cupcakes, chocolate covered fortune cookies, chocolates oh and a little fruit in an attempt to cancel out all the sweets 🙂

Although I’m not much of a Valentine’s person, I still couldn’t hold back when I came across the cutest Valentine’s card the other day.  And by cutest, I mean cutest card EVER!!  Ok I might be a little partial because the puppy on the right looks just like Jackson when he was a pup but either way it was love at first sight.

 

 

A little comparison.

 

I KNOW, right?!  Do you see why I fell in the love with the card?

 

 

 

 

Then I opened the card…and I knew it was for me.  They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts and they’re right, whoever “they” are.

My pup on the front and a cuddle reference on the inside, this card was made for me.

How was your Valentine’s?

Were you looking for a heart melting moment?

Were you longing for old love?

Did you find the one?

Or are you still looking for that great love?

In any case, always remember:

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

Happy Valentine’s Day!





TYP January 2011 | Networking

8 02 2011

TYP(Texas Young Professionals) Austin started 2011 with a bang!  The UT Club was the perfect spot to kick off the year.  The night was a great success!  We had over 120+ members in attendance.  And let’s not forget about the delicious hors d’oeuvres courtesy of the UT. Yum!(You know me and food, LOVE)

Thank to everyone that attended!  Special thank you to the UT Club for hosting us!  We had a great time!

REMINDER #1:

Our next event will be Thursday, February 10th from 6-9 at The Dogwood on West 6th.  The Dogwood will be serving $4 Deep Eddy cocktails and $2.50 Buckethead beer — for our group!  For more details and to RSVP visit http://bit.ly/fckj2H Hope to see you there!

REMINDER #2:

As a courtesy to TYP, the UT Club is extending their special offer to our members until February 15th!  So if you would like to take advantage of the reduced initiation fee and reduced monthly dues, please email Jenny Campbell (jenny.campbell@ourclub.com) or Audrey Prideaux (audrey.prideaux@ourclub.com) for more information.  Don’t forget to mention that you are a member of Texas Young Professionals!

 

Follow TYP on Twitter @texasyoungpros or you can follow me @larimieleigh





Top 10 of 2010 | Giveaways

4 02 2011

It’s time for the very first Larimie Leigh Photography Giveaway!!!!!!! Wooohooo!!!

Ok, here’s the deal.  Below are my favorite photos from the past year.  All you have to do is tell me which one you like best.  Simply leave a comment telling me which # is your favorite and why.

The client from the winning photo will receive a canvas of their favorite picture from their shoot.  If a non-client related photo wins, the winner will be drawn from those who voted for said photo.

There is one rule:  You can only vote for a picture once.

Facebook comments/Retweets don’t count in the final vote.  Although, both can help you spread the word…hint hint.

So get it in gear!  Cast your vote today! Don’t forget to tell your friends and family so they can cast their votes too!

Voting closes Friday, February 18th at 5:00p.m. cst.  The winner will be announced the following week.

Happy voting!

10

Unseen footage

 

9

Emmy loves block letters

8

Abandoned

7

Suz and Matt, young love.

6

The comfort of a father

5

Baby Sage

4

Austin stole my heart

3

Toes

2

Beautiful baby bump

1

Gorgeous

*The canvas size will depend on the photograph chosen.

* Anyone can vote but you must be a Texas resident to win.  Sorry, I can’t afford to ship a canvas across the country…it ties back to that whole starving artist thing… : )


Ohh what are these buttons down here?? Facebook, Twitter, WordPress….give them a click to help spread the word!





Snow Day | Austin

4 02 2011

What’s that?  Snow in Austin! Um yeah!  I know the weatherman had said all week that we would get snow on Friday but it was one of those “Oh I’ll believe it, when I see it” kind of things.  Well I see it and I believe it!  I’m so excited!!  Earlier this week I was feeling a little homesick/jealous of all the people in Fort Worth getting to enjoy the snow and have time off work but now…I’m in their boat.  Snow on the ground and work delayed for at least a few hours.  Time to post up on the couch with some hot chocolate and a good movie.

About froze my finger off writing in the snow….

Happy Snow Day ATX!!





Jasmine Star | Learning

4 02 2011

Monday! Monday! Monday! Was all I could think about last week becaaaaaaause last Monday I to got to meet the one and only Jasmine Star!!  For those non-photogs, Jasmine Star is onnnnly one of the TOP TEN wedding photographers In. The. World.  That’s right, The World.  A-mazing!

I remember the fist time my roomie, Katie, introduced me to the talent that is J*.  It was a Creative Live workshop. (Side note: Creative Live is a fantastic new online resource that I HIGHLY recommend you check out.  Lots of great workshops on lots of great topics)  Creative Live is awesome because the workshops are broadcast live(hence the name) and they also replay the workshops in the same day(after that you have to purchase to re-watch).  The J* workshop was 5 days, although, I only got to see a couple of the days due to scheduling.  One of those days I caught the replay which ran until about 4am…if you know me, then you know I find sleep to be very important.  I love sleep almost as much as I love food but, in this case, the missed zzzz’s were totally worth it.  Jasmine was absolutely incredible so when Kaite told me J* would be doing another workshop only a couple hours away from us I thought, we HAVE to go!!!

So last Monday we loaded up and headed over to College Station.  Not gonna lie, that’s the most excited I’ve ever been to head to CS.  Although, we left a little later than anticipated, got a little lost and were delayed just a bit by dinner we still made it just in time to see J* take the stage.

After all the fantastic tips it was time for the meet and greet!!!

Me and J* Ahhhh!!!(I might have been just the tiniest bit excited)

Katie and her idol

We also met JD, J*’s husband and her right hand man, also known as our new bff 🙂

The whole workshop was A-mazing!  Definitely worth every penny.

Thank you SO much to Jasmine and JD for coming to Texas!  You guys ROCK!  We had a great time!  Please come back soon but maybe come to Austin next time.  You can crash at our place. K? K! 😉





PB & B Milkshakes | Munchies

4 02 2011

When its freezing outside most people want to eat warm things like soup, stew or baked potatoes.  Again, that is most people…what do I want when it’s freezing outside?  Umm a milkshake.  Duh.  Gotta love that sweet tooth.

So in the spirit of MMMmmmmbracing the cold.  I decided to throw a little something together.  As usual, there is no method to my madness so attempt this recipe at your own risk.

You will need everything pictured below:

*Ice Cream *Milk *Peanut Butter *Bananas

Ice Cream! Yum!

Mason Jar Milkshake(my new signature drink)

The Aftermath

Oh and the instructions….umm throw everything in a blender and ta dah! Milkshake.  Like I said, there really is no method to this one.  Just flavor to your taste.  Enjoy!

Got a good shake idea?  Share please. 🙂





Community Lunch | Philanthropy

2 02 2011

So this post is a bit over due considering it’s from Christmas buuutttt….I’ve been busy?  Anywho.  On Christmas morning I headed up to church with my Dad to help with the Christmas lunch for the community.  There was a ton of food, a plethora of delicious desserts, and lots of volunteers which was great considering we had around 800 people to serve!  Everyone jumped to action, taking care of each assignment.  People were cooking, serving drinks, divvying up desserts, packing meals for the home bound.  You name it, it was getting done.

With the map laid out, volunteers ready and meals packed it was time to hit the town to serve the home bound.

But not before a quick blessing.

With the helpers in place…

even the little ones…

it was time to serve.

What a crowd!  Thank you to all of those that attended and served!  It was  a blessing all around.  Definitely a great way to share the spirit of Christmas.





Bruschetta | Munchies

2 02 2011

Mmmm homemade bruschetta.   Please note, I have no true recipe…I just kind of throw things together so flavor to taste 🙂

You will need:

Tomatoes

Fresh Chopped Basil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil(EVOO)

Salt & Pepper

Garlic Salt

Crostnins

Mozzarella Cheese(Shredded or Shaved)

To get things going you’ll need to wash and dice the tomatoes.  Then add the tomatoes to a bowl with EVOO, S & P and basil.  Stir and flavor to taste(I like a lot of EVOO).  Then cover and place the mixture in the fridge to chill.  While the tomatoes are marinating, it’s time to take care of the crostinis.

Preheat the broiler to whatever setting you are most comfortable using.  Place the crostinis on a baking sheet and lightly brush each with EVOO.  Then sprinkle with garlic salt and a little shredded mozzarella.  Place the baking sheet on the top rack and wait ummm a couple of minutes?  I don’t know exactly how long, I just watch them.  Once the edges turn brown and the cheese is bubbling they are ready to go.  Remove the crostinis and place them on a plate to cool.  When the crostinis are back to room temperature you can bust out the tomatoes!!

Simply spoon the tomato mixture on top of the crostinis, drizzle with a little EVOO, top with mozzarella and voilà!  You’re now a World Class Chef!  Ok, maybe not World Class but you definitely feel fancy, huh?








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