It’s no secret that reading is my all-time favorite hobby & I always have at least one book loaded onto my iPad & another one on my nightstand. My mother has always been an avid reader & my grandmother was a librarian, so I guess that I come by it honestly! Now that summer is quickly approaching & vacation plans are in the works, I’ve been compiling my summer reading list. While my taste in books ranges from YA to historical fiction to chick lit, I’ve found myself gravitating toward mysteries & thrillers lately. Must be all of the Investigation Discovery Channel I’ve been watching! While I can’t get enough of the page-turners, I’ve also included a few beach reads to lighten up the list. I would love to know what you’re reading this summer!
A few weeks ago we took a Sunday day-trip to the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas. Tyler is only an hour & a half drive from our home in Shreveport, so it’s a really easy & fun trip to make in an afternoon. With 85 acres, 6 exhibit areas & over 3,400 animals, it’s an impressive facility for our area. The zoo is beautiful, with winding paths, lots of shade, & carefully designed habitats. I took so many pictures (an obnoxious number), so I’m sharing a small portion & some of my favorite animals today!CONTINUE READING
Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend The Zoe Report’s first Box of Style event in Dallas, Texas. The event was part of Dallas Start Up Week & began with a panel featuring Marissa Heyl of Symbology Clothing and Katie Sansom of Tribe Alive to discuss the rise of ethical fashion practices in the industry. Both brands were featured in the spring Box of Style. Symbology’s scarf, which I’ve been wearing tied onto my bag since it arrived weeks ago, was handcrafted by women in the desert region of India. Tribe Alive’s black & white handbag was also made by independent artisans in India. I love that both brands were founded by women as a way to provide women in developing countries with meaningful employment & fair wages.CONTINUE READING