Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy 4/20, Unicorns and Earth Love this week

First - Hello readers in France, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Japan and Ukraine ! Wish I could visit...

Many may think stoners are lazy, dope smokers with no brains, but I have news for you! You may be having the most intelligent convos with many - DAILY! And not even know it! That's because it's still illegal in Texas, but not so much in Houston anymore. In fact, new legislation is being reviewed next week to make exceptions in Texas.

WHY THE FEDERAL REGISTER HAS SPELLED POT 'MariHuana' SINCE 1937

Not a lot going on during 4/20 in Houston, but there is a Marijuana March in FortWorth in May, so plan ahead.

If you find an event for the weekend, I made a new T-shirt for 4/20 ... Hit it to buy now!


In my opinion, I think marijuana is healthier to consume than the new Unicorn Starbuck's Frappaccino, which includes 76 grams of sugar in a Venti and 55 mgs of cholesterol! Hello diabetes! With diabetes and obesity at peak levels in America, things like this continue to sell.

So how does it taste? Well... I won't consume such bitter tragedy, but here are a couple of reviews...






So the next time you want to criticize marijuana, think again!

Marijuana is from the earth (P.S. Earth Day is this weekend) and totally natural. Layered and stronger for some than others because they don't know how to consume it, either in edible form or otherwise. Hence, microdosing and other leading marijuana trends lead in 2017.

Happy 4/20 and don't forget to...




Friday, April 14, 2017

Made New T-Shirts For You!

With all that's going on in the world, I was inspired to post a couple more T-shirts in my store. I'm a news lady, so that led my inspiration this morning. Click here to purchase one.







Sunday, April 9, 2017

"Rachel's Day Off" - A Series In A Day

I've been thinking about doing a web show for some time now, and decided to challenge myself to write, star in, direct and produce a few videos in ONE day! Incase you're wondering, I chose Vimeo because I can upload as a lot more in a week than youtube... at this point.

In it, I visit The Market At Sawyer Yards. I also went to the 30th annual Art Car Parade. Then I stopped by Discovery Green to see if anything was going on and found a lot of anime kids from Anime Matsuri. Finally, I headed south to Missouri City for a festival to see what was going on.

Enjoy this 4-part series of "Rachel's Day Off." I'd love to know what you think!


Exploring Sawyer Yards from Rachel Estrada on Vimeo.



Art Car Parade from Rachel Estrada on Vimeo.



Anime Kids Downtown from Rachel Estrada on Vimeo.




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Monday, March 20, 2017

The HEIGHTSTONIAN Store

HEIGHTSTONIAN now has a new store online... I will continue to add new things with the intention of giving back. I'm using my photography of things I see around Houston and of course the Greater Heights of Houston, of which I am a true native Heightstonian, born at Heights Hospital, when it existed. I hope to explore more to include a greater variety of images that will inspire everyone to achieve greater heights. - Like that? HA!

I chose this particular site because it allows me to pick a cause to raise money for. So, a portion of the proceeds made from each sale will go to a variety of cancer causes. Being a breast cancer survivor, it's a cause that I will continue to fight for in hopes of finding a cure, a miracle for so many, especially children. 

Here are a few of the onsies I'm featuring with my photography... A variety of tight diamond shapes I shot at night, that kept changing colors. It worked! Fancy, right??! 



At this time, I only have a few things up and am still getting used to the new system, but I offer even these cuties in a variety of colors. This week, I'll keep adding more for you and your family, to share with loved ones everywhere. 

I would love to walk around one day and notice someone wearing something featuring my photography. If it does well, I'll keep doing it. Right now, this store features designs that are dedicated to my ever-changing neighborhood and the new lives taking part of it becoming greater.

More of these fantastic images in full coverage print designs are coming soon!! Enjoy the store, and follow it for updates.

Thanks for shopping HEIGHTSTONIAN!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

75 Valentine's Day Deals and Freebies

In kitchens across the country, chefs are whipping up special treats in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

This V-Day, you can score free treats, special deals, and one-of-a-kind offers from your favorite restaurants and fast food joints.

Check out this list of Valentine’s Day freebies and deals to make sure you don’t miss out on a single free chocolate shake or exclusive candlelit dinner. 
  • Baskin Robbins – Celebrate the holiday with two Valentine’s Offers:
* A Valentine’s cake with hugs and romantic hearts.
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – Celebrate your two greatest loves: your significant other and steak with a steakhouse dinner.
  • Brio Tuscan Grille – Fall in love with an two-course Italian dinner for $20.95 featuring an entree and soup or salad from a select menu. Entrees include chicken saltimbocca, scallop risotto, and crab-stuffed shrimp & lobster tail.
  • Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon – Spoil your main squeeze with a Steak and Crab Mash or Salmon Oscar dinner. The Steak and Crab Mash includes a 21-ounce ribeye with jumbo lump crab and mashed potatoes topped with bacon bits, swiss cheese, chipotle sauce, and cilantro sauce; the Salmon Oscar includes a flame-grilled salmon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat in lemon butter sauce with grilled asparagus and rice pilaf.
  • Coco’s Bakery Restaurants – You can dine on a three-course Valentine’s Dinner for two for $29.99. The dinner includes a soup or salad, a choice of prime rib, grilled salmon, wedge salad with sirloin, or scampi-style shrimp pasta, and one slice of pie to share.
  • Fogo de Chao – Snag a free dining card when you dine from February 10 – February 14. The card is valid for one complimentary lunch or dinner.
  • Fuddruckers – Depending on your location, you can get one of these three Valentine’s specials:
* A burger and milkshake meal for two for $20. The meal includes two half-pound Original burgers, two orders of wedge-cut fries, and two milkshakes.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Kids 12 and under can get a free kid’s meal with purchase of an adult entree valued at $10 or more.
  • Honey Dew Donuts – You can make someone’s Valentine’s Day extra sweet with these Offers:
* Buy six, get six donuts free.
  • Hooters – Take the Shred Your Ex Quiz online to get 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of 10 boneless wings.
  • Krystal – You can receive a Surf & Turf dinner for two for $9.99. The dinner includes eight classic Krystals, a dozen fried shrimp, a Chili-Cheese or Junkyard fry and either two cherry ICEE beverages or two chocolate chip cookies. Available at participating restaurants from 11 a.m. until close on Valentine’s Day.
  • Macaroni Grill – Spoil your beau with the following Offers:
* A three-course dinner for $24 per person from a special menu.
  • Max & Erma’s – You can celebrate love day with a Valentine’s dinner for $29. The dinner includes a shareable appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert.
  • McAlister’s Deli – Gobble down two Valentine’s specials:
* A free kids meal for up to two children aged 12 and under with the purchase of an adult dine-in entree.
  • O’Charley’s – Take your date to a prime rib dinner for $13.99. The dinner includes one appetizer and two sides.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Celebrate with two Valentine’s Offers:
* A dinner for two for $42. The dinner includes a Bloomin’ Onion to share, a choice of center-cut sirloin, grilled salmon, or Alice Springs chicken, two sides, two signature side salads, and a New York-style cheesecake to share.
* A Love Potion cocktail for $5 The cocktail features Cruzan Passion Fruit Rum shaken up with strawberry and passion fruit puree with pineapple juice rimmed in sugar and garnished with fresh strawberry.
* A lobster tail for $5.99.
* Grilled shrimp for $3.99.
  • Shoney’s – You can order a Valentine’s dinner for two for $24.99. The menu features options like stuffed crab royal, herb-roasted salmon, and fried coconut shrimp. The dinner includes one slice of hot fudge cake.
  • Spaghetti Warehouse – Receive a free tiramisu when you order the Ultimate Feast for Two.
  • Texas Steakhouse & Saloon – Invite your beloved to a three-course dinner for two for $36.99. The dinner includes one appetizer, two entrees, two sides, and a dessert to share. Entree choices include the Sweetwater salmon or NY strip steak.
  • Which Wich – Earn a free cookie when you draw a heart on your bag.
  • White Castle – Check out the annual Valentine’s Tableside Service Dinner from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Seating is limited and reservations are required, so visit the White Castle website to reserve your table in advance.
  • Qdoba Mexican Eats – Get a free burrito at Qdoba if you smooch anyone—your lover, your mom, or the person behind you in line (not advisable in the presence of your date).