• Costuming
  • Costuming Vikings: The Style

    Inspired by the show Vikings, some truly bad ass costumes I’ve seen at Texas Renaissance Festival and on Pinterest, and wanting to wear a costume in the freezing winds of the Orkney Islands, I began researching Viking costumes with a smidgen of historical accuracy. I made three viking dresses, embellished two sets of tunics, and assembled/made […]

  • Costuming
  • Costuming Vikings: The Cape

    Inspired by the show Vikings, some truly bad ass costumes I’ve seen at Texas Renaissance Festival and on Pinterest, and wanting to wear a costume in the freezing winds of the Orkney Islands, I began researching Viking costumes with a smidgen of historical accuracy. I made three viking dresses, embellished two sets of tunics, and assembled/made […]

  • Camping & Hiking
  • Skyline Geology: A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Houston’s Buildings (Jones Loop)

    (After: Downtown Above & Below Map – Office & Tunnels https://www.downtownhouston.org/maps/?1) I’ve worked in the oil & gas industry in Downtown Houston for over 15 years.  Like many others, every day I walk past buildings covered in lovely rocks, minerals, and fossils without a second thought.  Though we may not have mountains in this part […]