April 23, 2020

Greetings, Gentle Readers,

I know many of you have been baking up a storm this spring/plague season.  I, myself, made some Speculoos Brownies earlier this week, and, yes, they are fabulous!  But at some point we need to take a break and enjoy a treat that is lower in calories.

Voila!  Soft Serve Banana Ice Cream + Variations!

Ingredients:

2 bananas

optional ingredients: peanut butter, almond butter, chocolate chips...

April 16, 2020

While BustleandVim is not a Fashion blog, per se, we do like to think that we are keeping up with current trends.  Naturally, we do not do this alone.  Diane at Shopaholic Sanctuary always has her finger on the Sartorial Pulse and is always ready to help.

So, what's trending?  What's hot?  What's current?

Yes, folks have been sporting this latest fashion must-have for what feels like BLOODY FOREVER, but is...

October 29, 2019

Please note: Dear Readers, that my phone is currently on the fritz, and I would love to show you actual pictures of myself, but am temporarily, technologically stymied. 

I will admit that I’m normally a little skeptical about the suggestions the Sephora folks throw at me when I visit their fine establishment.  No shade to these makeup aficionados, but I’m usually looking for skincare solutions, and have a lot more i...

September 2, 2019

Happy Labor Day, all, and a very Happy Birthday, dear Vim!

I hope this post finds you relaxing by a pool.  Or a lake.  Or some other body of tranquil water.  Or maybe just holding a glass of yummy cocktail.  I like liquid in a lot of forms.

This past summer, Older and I took a road trip to Fort Worth.  We stayed with some of our Favorite Friends and drove to Dallas in the mornings because Older was sch...

July 25, 2019

"Hmmm," you may be thinking to yourself, "Self, doesn't Bustle live in Houston?  And isn't it JULY?"

Indeed.  All the clues are there.  I'm wearing my cute summer daisy pants from Old Navy (these are awfully close, and they are on sale!)  And I've got my $5 rose gold flip flops from Rack Room Shoes - why are these the most comfortable?  And why didn't I buy two more pairs?

 And look - I'm wearing a Poppin'...

May 6, 2019

It's been kind of a splurge-y week in the Bustle house.  Older got a Christmas Llama sweater on sale for next year.  Younger was pleased and surprised to get my Okay on a banana print shirt.  Both boys declined to be photographed, so we'll just go with my splurges then.

Splurges usually start with a "quick stop" at Shopaholic Sanctuary to see Diane.  Only this time I was not kidding myself that there would...

April 27, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone!    

Friday Faves makes it sound like it's my regular thing.  I know it's not, but it is Friday, and I have a few new favorite things to share, so I'm going with that.

 First of all, photo credits to my Younger Son, who greatly enjoyed playing the role of Real Photographer.  He was cavorting all over the place, telling me to turn this way, no, the other way, and explaining that it's b...

December 9, 2018

Honestly, you would think it's a recognized holiday, the way I look forward to, celebrate, and go on about having our family photo made.  I can't even tell you why.  In years past when Older and Younger were, well,  Younger and Little-er, there were a lot of threats threatened through a fake smile that they had better act right and fly straight for Ms. Mackenzie, OR ELSE!  But when the photos arrived via email, the...

November 19, 2018

So, I really enjoy meal times.  And snacks.  Because I'm part Hobbit.  But my absolute favorite is BRUNCH!  Maybe it's because Brunch indicates a lazier day, so no rushing to eat breakfast.  Or maybe it's because I'm actually eating for 2 meals, so I'll enjoy a few more bites of pancake, thank you very much.  And finding a really good Brunch in Houston has proven to be something of a quest (again, like a Hobbit!)....

October 18, 2018

Hello, Dear Readers!  Vim here.  As you all know, Bustle and I love to read, and to share our recommendations with YOU.  And as is so often the case with us, we are very different in some ways, and remarkably of the same mind in others.  For instance, I tend to read a lot of fantasy and science fiction.  Bustle reads a lot of spirituality and self-help.  But the Venn diagram of where we meet is clear: Victorian Lad...

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