Invitation to The Turquoise Table

An Invitation to The Turquoise Table Community | kristinschell.com

I just finished writing the first edition of The Turquoise Table newsletter. I'm so excited about the community that is growing and wanted to make sure you know you are invited to the table! What is The Turquoise Table? The turquoise table is a real place. Last year, after writing the series 31 Days of Outrageous Hospitality, I did something a little outrageous. I took a plain, wooden picnic table, painted it my favorite color, and plopped it smack dab in our front yard. The turquoise table sits underneath an old magnolia tree close to the edge of our lively street. I thought it would be a … [Read More...]

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Easy Homemade Tomato & Basil Soup

Easy Homemade Tomato Soup | kristinschell.com

It’s still blazing hot here in Austin. Way too hot to be thinking about soup. But, I had these beautiful summer tomatoes and two handfuls of fresh basil. What’s a girl to do? Make soup and crank the air conditioner. When the Littles were still little, they had a funny way of finishing off our […]

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Invitation to The Turquoise Table

An Invitation to The Turquoise Table Community | kristinschell.com

I just finished writing the first edition of The Turquoise Table newsletter. I’m so excited about the community that is growing and wanted to make sure you know you are invited to the table! What is The Turquoise Table? The turquoise table is a real place. Last year, after writing the series 31 Days of Outrageous […]

On the Fly

HomeAway Travel Guide for the Top 5 Farmers Markets

Travel Guide for the Top 5 Farmers Markets in the US | HomeAway Community by Kristin Schell

Wherever our travels take us, the first place I seek is the local Farmers Market.  There’s no better place to find the heartbeat of a community than in its markets. For my monthly column at the HomeAway Vacation Rental Living blog, I wrote a travel guide of my favorite 5 farmers markets. Deciding which markets […]

Weaving Words

31 Days: A Meal with Jesus

Winding Stair Restaurant, Dublin | 31 Days of Outrageous Hospitality with Kristin Schell | A Meal with Jesus

On the banks of the River Liffey sits the oldest independent bookshop in Dublin. The Winding Stair greets strangers, foreigners toting passports from here and there, with welcome and wonder. Small and peculiar, the landmark—named after the Yeats poem— offers an eclectic collection of new and second-hand books to a clientele as diverse as its […]