One Girl in Portales

A Clovis & Portales Survival Guide

A new salon- A New You

A few weeks ago the doors opened to a contemporary hair and nail salon… right here in Portales! I had passed the spot a couple times and will admit I was … Continue reading

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The Good Ju Ju Movement hits Portales.

 I’ve been reading a lot of books on happiness and community organization. Watching lots of TEDtalks and refocusing my purpose on this little rock we live on. As I am … Continue reading

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Local Brew Review: EPIC edition

When I decided to write a review on many local beers all at once, I knew I couldn’t go it alone. Its way too much pressure for just one girl in … Continue reading

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Caprock- our neighborhood vet

When we first started noticing this ‘tumor’ thing on my dogs leg we assumed that it was nothing and that old dogs just get weird things like that. When I … Continue reading

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A new dress and some great advise from Olive & June Boutique

It was cute! Funky font, bright colors. It looked like a sign for the kind of place I’d want to shop. It took some time before I  got in to investigate … Continue reading

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The Roosevelt Brewing Company & Public House.

People always banter back and forth, is it better in Clovis? Is it nicer in Portales? I feel like The Public house seals the deal. You have Chilis… but we … Continue reading

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Saengs. My NEW favorite Thai spot.

Having a restaurant for 12 years or so in such proximity to the base makes Saeng’s as much of a Cannon landmark as the F-111 on Grand & 7th. If you … Continue reading

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Fresh Organic Produce from your local Co-Op

Bountiful Baskets will have a great affect on your intake of micronutients. Get weekly loads of produce for as little as $15! A year and a half ago when I … Continue reading

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Daylight Donuts

On special days when I manage to leave my house before 11am, I rush through town to stuff my face with donuts. Let me first say that there is a … Continue reading

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ENMU- the untapped resource for entertainment

What I consider to be Portales’ hub for all cultural expression, also happens to be the most untapped resource. When people think of the college they just think of a … Continue reading

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White Sands National Monument

Like No Place Else on Earth Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico. … Continue reading

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Santa Fe photos

Santa Fe is only a 4 hour drive away. An artful and spiritual place with lots of history and culture.  Its a great representation of the Southwest in it’s architecture and its … Continue reading

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Juanito’s- Homemade Mexican Eats

It was about noon and it was feedin’ time. My belly was grumblin’ so I moseyed on down to Juanito’s.  The murals and potted plants have an ‘out on the … Continue reading

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Beat the heat with locally made Aguas Frescas

One of my favorite things to cool off with in Summer is an ice-cold agua fresca. Preferably melon but I’m flexible. I was a happy camper to have found this place in Clovis … Continue reading

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How I entertained my FIRST visitor from the city

I must say that I was super excited to have one of my best friends come out to Portales to visit me. I’d only been in town for some months … Continue reading

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Hillcrest Zoo

The Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis, NM had a lot more to offer than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely be back. If I had kids I’d bring them with … Continue reading

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Lake Sumner Photos

Lake Sumner State Park is about an hours drive away from Portales. This is a great place for fishing and boating. One of my favorite spots to relax, soak in … Continue reading

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High Plains Harvest

Its a simple concept: We pick up your garden veggies and deliver them to the hungry. I remember filling a little egg carton with soil and seeds. The beets never … Continue reading

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