The Schmeckenmeister

By |2023-12-26T16:42:33-06:00December 26th, 2023|Blog|

A funny note to end the year... in my family's hometown of La Grange, Texas, we have a wassail festival every December called Schmeckenfest. Wassail is apple cider with citrus juices and many holiday spices served warm. It's Old Norse for "be in good health" or "be fortunate," and the tradition somehow landed [...]

Merry Christmas and a bookish New Year! 📚

By |2023-12-26T16:38:53-06:00December 26th, 2023|Blog|

It's Minecraft—where Texans can have a white Christmas I hope you all had a beautiful and blessed Christmas! As you are enjoying the lights and carols and warm hearth (unless you are in Texas, in which case you are enjoying the warm sun), don't forget the reason for the season: Jesus Christ, God [...]

Merry Christmas 2022

By |2022-12-18T23:36:49-06:00December 19th, 2022|Blog|

Christmas is just a little bit more fun when you Photoshop your family into a geeky movie poster for the annual Christmas card. Starring my daughter as Harry Potter, me as Hermione, hubby as Ron, Jack the Old Man Dog as Dumbledore, River as Hagrid (tongue blep included), and our bearded dragon, Raphael, [...]

Justice League: Merry Christmas from the Foleys!

By |2017-12-17T21:02:39-06:00December 17th, 2017|Blog|

Every year I Photoshop a different nerd-themed Christmas card. Because reasons. This year I just had to do Justice League. Not because I particularly liked the movie—I was expecting something better after how much I liked the Wonder Woman movie with Gal Gadot—but because my 3-year-old daughter is obsessed with Wonder Woman. And I [...]

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