Archive: Out and About

First Baptist Church Richardson’s Estate Sale

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015        In: Out and About        With: One comment
A kind lady left her home and its contents to First Baptist Church Richardson.  On Thursday February 26th there will be an estate sale with the proceeds of the sale going to the church’s building fund.  The volunteer church ladies and gentlemen have worked hard to prepare the sale. This dear lady had beautiful things – quality […]

Artisan’s Collective

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
After our delicious and filling lunch at Hattie’s, we thought it would do our bodies good to stroll through a couple of shops in the Bishop Arts District.  Around the corner from Hattie’s, we noticed the most interesting art gallery called Artisan’s Collective. The gallery’s website says that it represents over 150 Dallas area artisans.  Visiting […]


Posted on: Feb 23, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 4 comments
Nestled in the Bishop Arts District is a popular restaurant called Hattie’s.  Several years ago I visited Hattie’s with friends, and it has been high on my “Want to Do List”.  Maybe I should say, “Want to Blog List.”  Several dear friends agreed to make the trek across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge into Oak […]

Tineo Peruvian Cafe and Bakery

Posted on: Feb 21, 2015        In: Out and About        With: No comments
Juanjui, Peru is a town of about 40,000 people.  Can you imagine a community that large without a school?  Well, that was the case in Juanjui, but in March of this year, the children of this community will enter a new school thanks to the efforts of Bridge Builders International and Alpha Delta Kappa. Bridge […]

Whimsy Finds – Celina, Texas

Posted on: Feb 10, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 3 comments
North of Richardson, North of Plano, North of Allen, North of McKinney, North of Frisco, And North of Prosper is the little community of Celina. Urban sprawl has come to Celina, and it is beginning to boom.  It is still a small quiet community, but many of the major builders are building homes in this […]

Start – Real Food Fast

Posted on: Feb 9, 2015        In: Out and About        With: One comment
There is no playground.  There is no Dollar Menu.  BUT – There is a drive-thru. Fast food that is handmade and wholesome is the goal of Start at 4814 Greenville Avenue in Dallas. (There is a new location at 4023 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas also.) I distinctly remember a conversation with Ever-Lovin’ when the kids […]

Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 4 comments
As a result of the unexpected accident that resulted in my broken hip, I found myself at the new Methodist Richardson Medical Center. This facility has been open for about eight months, and Ever-Lovin’ was eager to take pictures of this shiny new medical center so I could have a look/see.  My experience here was mainly looking […]

Grub Burger Bar

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015        In: Out and About        With: One comment
I love recommendations – and it is something to get a recommendation from down south Houston way. Ever-Lovin’s sister Cathy is a regular reader of Lanabird. (Thank you very much!) She wrote to comment that she enjoyed the blog about Off-Site Kitchen, and… she had a recommendation for us.  Thank you! “We stumbled on a place […]

Off-Site Kitchen

Posted on: Jan 16, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
Off-Site Kitchen (OFK) is on several “lists” (Eater Dallas, D Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Yelp, Crave dfw….) of burger joints to visit in Dallas.  OSK had been on my “Want to Do List” for a long time.  In fact, we tried to go there once and could not find a parking space so we had […]

A Consignment Shop for People Like Me

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 3 comments
Super Sister and I shop when she comes to town.  On her latest visit, I asked her where she wanted to go. “Where is that shop where you got that black and white jacket?” she asked. Earlier I had told her that I got the jacket at a consignment shop.  If Super Sister wants to […]