Violet Crown Beer Review Series: Ranger Creek Mesquite Smoked Porter

First – A short introduction.  I’ve let my blog sit idle for too long, and in an effort to revive it, I’m going to start posting my Dad’s beer reviews in a new… Continue reading

Movie Review: Oscar-Nominated Nebraska

Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants), in true form, directs an honest, incredibly witty and truly breathtaking black and white masterpiece that proves to be a timeless gift in the world of modern… Continue reading

Crestview Neighborhood: An Austin Gem

My husband and I recently battled through the tumultuous and often hair-pulling experience of buying a house near Central Austin.  After much trial and tribulation, we found our dream home in a North… Continue reading

Workout = A Happy Wednesday

When you exercise, your brain releases endorphins, adrenaline, serotonin and dopamine. These chemicals all work together to make you feel good. In addition, after exercising you may feel a sense of accomplishment and… Continue reading

Review: Easy Tiger

In honor of American Craft Beer Week, my husband and I decided to take an impromptu trip to one of our favorite spots in Austin – Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden. … Continue reading

Craft Beer Week in Austin

I can’t believe it’s Craft Beer Week in Austin, and I had no idea!  You Stay Hoppy Austin has an awesome article listing the week’s events.  Tonight, Wednesday, May 15th, the following events… Continue reading

Workout Motivation

Motivational words to get myself to the gym today!  Swimsuit season approaches.

High-Intensity Workouts for the Recovering Runner

I LOVE to run.  I don’t shy away from a run in the dead of winter, on a rainy day, or even on those sweltering 105 degree Austin summer days when the weather… Continue reading

Our ATX Themed Wedding

When considering what should be my first major post on this blog, I decided that I should start by making introductions, and by showcasing how much I really DO love Austin, Texas.  My… Continue reading

Welcome!

For those of you that are visiting my blog for the first time – welcome! I am brand new to blogging and am currently constructing violetcrowncity.com. My goal is to post daily, so… Continue reading