Hidden Gems: Central Texas Travel Guide (Guest Post on Feast + West)

October 22, 2015
Courtney wrote a guest post travel guide for a website called Feast + West. She explores her hometown and a few surrounding towns in Central Texas. From towering dinosaur statues to delectable pie shops, she gives us the scoop on all the fun, quirky places to check out. Grab your boots and head out to small-town Texas! Also, be sure to follow Feast + West for all things food, travel, and design! Feast + West | Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

10 Most Influential Women in Dallas Honored at Star-Studded Event

September 30, 2015
The inaugural fashion show event honoring "The 10 Most Influential Women in Dallas" was a private VIP gathering held on the City View Terrace at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. Pat Smith, Sydney Durso, Courtney Kerr, Jenny Anchondo, Hilary Kennedy, Amy Vanderoef, Toni Munoz-Hunt, Marzia Prince, Tiffany Hendra and Stephanie Di Biase-Wheat are the ladies who were hand-picked due not only to making a career out of influencing their community on a very visible platform and having a large fan base, but also because they are incredibly passionate about sharing their journey, tips, favorite products, life lessons and inspiration with others.

Courtney’s Mentee Interview for Pitch Wars

September 29, 2015
Summer Spence (Mentor), tell us a little about yourself. I read EVERYTHING. No, really. I’ve been obsessed with George R.R. Martin since 1999 (waaaaay before it was cool), grew up reading Nancy Drew, love detective novels like Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky, Harry Potter quotes will be engraved on my tombstone, and love love love ALL Young Adult – contemp, fantasy, historical, suspense and everything in-between. The Hobbit was the first “grown-up” book I read on my own, and I’ve always wanted to go on a grand adventure… which is probably why I couldn’t put down Choose Your Own Adventure books! My writing style tends to be lyrical with a ton of literary influences, but I’m pretty grounded in the real world. I like to see how contemporary characters deal with fantastical problems. When I write, it’s all about the character — I studied classical acting in college and have learned to tumble deep into the rabbit hole of a character’s life. I like to understand WHY people do things and how that WHY changes the course of their life. And I fully believe that fictional characters can change a reader’s life. That’s why I write. Courtney LeighCourtney Leigh (Mentee), tell us a little about yourself. As far as reading tastes go, YA (any genre) and memoir are my two faves, but I try to throw in a factual but interesting nonfiction and an adult novel every once in a while. Also, MG is fun! My favorite YA authors are people like Nova Ren Suma, John Corey Whaley, Cat Winters, Megan Abbott (IMO, her last few books count as YA), Garth Nix, and many others. If I could write a book that captures the wit of 10 Things I Hate About You, the Texas grit of Friday Night Lights, and the epic yet tragic love of Moulin Rouge, I would die happy because that there would be a perfect book, y’all.

Fresa Colada on Healthy Aperture

September 4, 2015
It's such a treat when one of my recipes gets selected for Healthy Aperture because everything on their site has been approved by a certified dietitian. So not only do I love being featured, I love finding new recipes to try!

Catch the Latest Recipes on Healthy Aperture

August 10, 2015
It's so exciting to see recipes from the Monday Menu featured on food photo sites like Healthy Aperture. The extra cool thing about this site is that each and every recipe they select to be featured is approved by a dietitian. We count ourselves very lucky to have so many Model Behaviors meals and treats chosen! Stop by and see MB plus tons of other great menu ideas!

Pretty City: Toni Muñoz-Hunt

July 31, 2015
Toni Muñoz-Hunt is glowing — and not just because she and husband Dan Hunt recently welcomed their first baby, adorable daughter Darlington. The luminous complexion of this Dallas-based model, philanthropist and blogger also stems from years of taking care of her skin, staying active, eating healthy and drinking plenty of H2O. From her go-to hairstylist to her must-have makeup products, Muñoz-Hunt’s beauty arsenal is an enviable one that has us taking detailed notes. Photo by Rachael Wise

Two New Recipes Featured in Healthy Aperture

June 13, 2015
Recently, two recipes from The Monday Menu have been featured on Healthy Aperture, the only food photo submission site moderated by certified dietitians.  We love this growing site. They always have amazing recipes, and I know that whatever I find there is going to be something healthy.