Oct 31, 2011

Local Coffee Shops Part 1 - Aspen Brew

Today I am beginning a series "All About Coffee"!!

If you know me, you know that my blood practically runs espresso brown. I am in love with the atmosphere and general feeling that coffee shops provide for patrons in their area.  This series is going to focus on the different places around the San Antonio area where the locals seek refuge from the daily grind. (haha grind).

Anyway, as much as I do love coffee and the miracle of caffeine that it provides us zombie non morning people, I care almost equally about the atmosphere and purpose of a business.  

Today I am at Aspen Brew Coffee, Cafe and Catering. 

They offer a lot of different types of drinks, but moreover they have a regular lunch menu and catering. Most coffee houses smell like the roasting beens and have the sounds of blenders. This sweet place has some of the coffee smell but also a hint of yummy food cooking and roasting. I enjoyed the atmosphere but the only draw back was the noise. It has concrete floors and a very echoing noise level. I'd prefer quiet over noisy, but thats just me. 
They have quite an extensive menu and friendly staff to help you with your questions. 
There is a patio too if you would rather enjoy the gentle noise of traffic on a side street and the view of the sky across the way. 

I'd rate their overall appeal at a 7.5 during lunch and an 8 in the evening. It gets quieter. :-)
So go visit Aspen Brew and try their food too! 

Check back every Monday for a Coffee House 'Check in'! 

To do list...

Hello everyone!

Today was my first day off in about two weeks that I didn't already have plans or something urgent to take care of.  Therefore, I decided it would be a great day to get all my blogging "To Do's " in order.

When I decided to get back into my blog I didn't realize how much I'd have to relearn. So today is dedicated to that.

Top Ten Blogging To-Do's:

1. Reformatting the Lay
2. Pre planning my posts and sticking to it!
3. Re-introducing links. - in text and picture format
4. Linking fb, twitter, and other accounts that are a part of my social network, to headoverheels.

and a few other things...but right now I'll start there.


Be safe and Trick or Treat!

Oct 26, 2011

Little Aussie Bakery

Sunday Brent and I decided to take the day for us. I wanted to spend time doing something different from our usual routine.

So we visited Little Aussie Bakery. A Gluten Free bakery in downtown San Antonio. We like to visit new places and find those small businesses to support!

Prior to entry they request you leave behind any glutenous products. This is a courtesy for those who have allergies or intolerance to Gluten. A very thoughtful request.

The food was yummy and healthy! We spent a ton but I don't feel guilty because it was for a great local place!

If u ever come to SA, make sure you eat brunch at 'LAB'!! Try the french toast!!


Oct 20, 2011

bucket list #44

So i was looking through my blog and trying to get some things updated when i noticed my bucket list. I read through just to make sure i hadnt accomplished something and forgot to blog it. Well i DID! number 44. Ski a black <>! This last march i went with my husband and his youth group to Colorado, Winter Park Resort and we finished our last run of the last day on a black diamond with moguls. if you ski you know that those are the hardest thing to ski! they are windy and bumpy and you have to have full control of you skis the entire time! There is NO relaxin on a mogul! well i am so glad to say that i made it down and i was so excited.

I only get to ski once or twice a year if im lucky, so after three years of skiing thats really only 12 days ive ever skied. not bad huh?

everyone should try snow skiing at least once! you will love it! just take lessons or find an awesome teacher like i did...my hubby!

Oct 19, 2011


About a week ago I posted about my current situation with my husband and moving to san antonio. We have been struggling to find work and had a really tough time learning what God was trying to teach us through our situation. But our faith and perseverance finally brought us Joy. Brent was hired on with a wonderful company that has tremendous opportunity. He has been finishing up the paperwork and details the passed few days and is anxious to get started! 


My current situation is hopeful! I am working at a Non Profit Coffee House called 'The Foundry' and im loving it! They staff is great and we have volunteers that come in and help all the time. Their enthusiasm for life at the foundry makes me so joyful when Im working.  I am also waiting to hear back from another company that has a lot of growth opportunity for me. I want to pursue my future career and i think this could be just what i need! 

Id like to thank God for the opportunities he has given us and all the friends and family that never stopped praying for our success in jobs! We love you all!! 


Oct 18, 2011

Funny Halloween :-)

So my best friends are just the most amazing people and they are always sending me the most hilarious pictures!....

Not only do they crack me up, they show people that Halloween doesn't have to be scary! It can be fun and more about the autumn season than costumes and skeletons.

Hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous weather and beginning of the holiday season.

~ Shadia ~

Oct 13, 2011

A season of learning..

I've learned so much in 3 months. What I'm good at, what I want to do, who I want to spend time with, and how to truly tryst on God. We all have times in our lives when things just don't seem To go right. well this season I've learned that we have to constantly keep faith and persevere. I am so happy to say that it has paid off and my husband got a job!!! Thank everyone for prayers and those that helped us! We love you all and are so grateful to have u on our lives.

Oct 11, 2011


It's been quite a while since I last blogged and I'm happy to say I am ready to get back and make some great contributions to the world of bloggers. This past few months have been a change to say the least. My husband and I moved to san Antonio and finally feel like we can enjoy ourselves but we have a major draw back. Unemployment. It's a tough thing to deal with but we are trying our hardest to find what we can.

I recently started working at a coffee shop called The Foundry. It is a non profit that supports Christianity and loves to help the world around them. I'm loving the people and the coffee!

Well I hope everyone is as excited about this as I am!! So ready to get back in the game!
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