Candy for the Universal Beach Bum!

My sister-in-law handmade this bracelet for me.
It is beautiful! I am so proud of her and her new business.
If you want one for yourself, check out her website.
Buy one as a gift and you will fall in love and want to order more.

http://www.beachbumcandy.com

Let’s support small businesses.

Beach Bum Candy Bracelet

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Holiday Fun!

The story goes…once upon a time there were two boys named Sammy.
They made candy gingerbread houses.
Both of them thought they could eat the whole house.
They tried and tried.
As you can imagine, that did not happen.
Instead they had a great time trying.

We love making these every year!

What holiday traditions do you have?

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A Little Piece of Heaven!

This place is yummy!
The meat was juicy and the fries were full of creamy flavor.
Nothing on the menu is healthy, but you don’t go there for that.
You go for the comfort of a full on burger, their specialty fries and a nice cold craft beer.

Go visit them if your in the area…
http://www.hubcapgrill.com

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Well…Santa Boogie that is. LOL! We are all ready and so is he. The holidays are here. Xmas shopping is done. Now it’s time to celebrate with family, friends, and your four legged loyal ones.

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

Who are you spending the holidays with?

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Wind in my hair!

I decided…I’m not getting any younger. So, I bought a scooter! Why not? It’s time to live a little. No more time to be cautious. Luckily I can only go a maximum of 45 mph. 🙂

When I bought my bike I knew what I wanted and what I was getting myself into. I’ve already changed the engine oil and gear oil. That was fun and invigorating! I’m a real motorcyclist now. LOL! Hopefully the weather (50degrees) won’t limit my riding. It’s Texas, I’m sure it’s going to be unpredictable and get into the 70’s (perfect temperature) again at some point.

What are you doing to live a little?

Riding my scooter

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The Arctic Monkeys Show in Texas!

The Arctic Monkeys came to Texas and played at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion.
We had a great time and met some interesting people.

I recorded them live here

If you want to know more about them check out their website….. http://www.arcticmonkeys.com

Who’s one of your favorite bands?

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Life at the Beach!

It was a perfect day!

Clear water, blue skies,
sand between the toes,
and relaxation at its finest.

There was no seaweed in sight,
just smooth sand and a calm sea.

How do you spend your weekends?

beach

 

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Notes from The Universe

Here is a little note from the Universe to me. It provided that extra push today.  I want to sends thank the Universe!

………………..

No matter how hard you work, prepare, or calculate, Angela, the final ingredient necessary to leap hurdles and manifest dreams will always come down to a little spark of magic that no amount of physical maneuvering can ensure. While simply remembering that you’re not alone, can.

Flick my bic, 
The Universe

To receive you’re inspirational note from the universe too go here.

the universe

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The Magnificent Bloom!

Nature is beautiful!

We have a cactus in the front of our house which
only blooms during a certain time of year (now) and
only for a short time. It amazes me how it gets more
and more buds every year. It’s like a human being who
grows and grows as they get older with every birthday.

Cactus Flower

The next day……

Bam! And there you go, I got to see the bloom.
It is a spectacular piece of nature. All the buds
turned into opened flowers. Bee heaven. Beautiful!

Cactus Flower Bloom

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Be Happy | Work Hard | Laugh | Dream Big

I just received this lovely sign from some very special people.
It encompasses every little bit about me and the way I see things while on this crazy adventure called life.

This is a perfect gift!

I am going to hang it up in my new office so I can see all of the little sayings on a daily.
If you had to pick one of these as a favorite which one would it be?

inspirational sign

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Where the Buffalo Get Eaten

So, I made these buffalo burgers (actually they were smaller, more like sliders).
OMG! They turned out great even my 7 year old ate them.
I’m on this kick at the moment where we are not eating flour (bread).
I didn’t use bread, but it wasn’t bunless. Instead I used sweet potato. Yum!

sweet potato sliders

Sweet Potato Sliders

Recipe:
• 4 sweet potatoes
• 1 purple onion
• Shallots
• 1 tomato
• Garlic cloves
• 1lb ground buffalo
• 60z tomato paste
• cumin, pepper, other favorite spices

Slice sweet potatoes, season, and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Brown chopped onion, shallots, tomato, and garlic.
Then add it to the buffalo, egg yolk, and tomato paste mixture.
Don’t forget to add the spices to the buffalo goodness.
Make patties and bake for 20 minutes.
Take out, put in the sweet potatoes and broil for 5 minutes. Done!
Make the buffalo patties with the sweet potato buns and add avocado slices with some spinach. Mmmm!!

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Australia Here We Come!

So, my husband and I are going to Australia (Perth to be exact) for our friends birthday.  Yay!

Question is…..If you have been, what is ONE thing you would recommend doing while there?

We only have a two days to really venture out.

Australia

Perth, Australia

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Live and Learn!

I am always trying to learn something new and live my life to the fullest.
Being in the now and enjoying every bit of it.

What are you trying to learn at the moment?

Or what words of wisdom would you like to share with the world?

Wall Sign

Live and Learn

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Sweet Sprinkles!!

Every Friday morning I take the kids to our local donut shop.
It’s a sweet treat and they love it! We get donuts holes and jalapeño kolaches.
Yum! This morning we decided to change it up a bit and got donuts with sprinkles

What’s your weekly ritual?

donut with sprinkles

Donut with Sprinkles

 

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Beer for everyone!

I was craving pumpkin beer yesterday,
but they didn’t have the one I wanted so I decided to try something different.

So, I bought “Rogue Farms – Pumpkin Patch” beer.
It was really good and it doesn’t have any chemicals, additives or preservatives.
The Labyrinth was delicious too (brewed with licorice sticks and aged in oak barrels).
Now that’s my kind of beer. What are you drinking?

pumpkin patch beer

Rogue Farms – Pumpkin Patch Beer

 

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Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

I made these last night and they turned out to be another winner. Try them!

Bacon is good with everything, right?  LOL!

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Recipe:
• Bacon
• Ground beef
• Onions
• Mushrooms
• Eggs
• Garlic power
• Oregano
• Pesto

Mix all of your ingredients (except bacon), roll into balls, wrap bacon around each piece (use a toothpick to stick).

Bake at 400F for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and put a dab of pesto on it. Back in the oven for 5 more minutes.

We ate ours with a side of cauliflower mashed potatoes.  Yum!

What new recipes are you conjuring up?

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Homemade Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This was super delicious!
The kids said it was just as good as La Madeline.

Score!!

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Recipe: (serves 4)

• 4 roma tomatoes (take seeds out)
• Italian seasoning
• 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
• Butter
• Onion
• 6 spits of fresh basil leaves

You can add any veggies that you like to the list. Sometimes I add peas at the end.

Put all the ingredients in a blender and then cook on the stove for 15 minutes.

Don’t forget the cheese on toast to go with the soup. Yum!

Update: Ema Jones commented that she likes to add cottage cheese.  That sounds even more delicious!

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A Deep Sea Squid!

We were walking along the beach today and found this shell.
It is a type of deep sea squid called Spirula. Pretty amazing!
It’s the little things that amaze me all the time.
I love spending time at the beach.

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Deep Sea Squid called Spirula

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LEMON Popcorn!

My new favorite lunch spot in Houston.
Every sandwich on the menu is delicious,
but I love the veggie and goat cheese.
Their popcorn is really tasty too. I like the lemon flavor.
Check them out when you are in the Heights area.

Panini

Houston Panini and Provisions

Check them out here: http://houstonpanini.com

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Building for His Future

My son loves creating different objects with his legos and now his light up legos.
These legos are pretty cool. You can build cars, spaceships and all kinds of other things too.
I’m glad that my son still likes building stuff with his hands instead of playing on my iPad. 🙂
What is your child’s favorite toy, favorite thing to create or do?

boy building a car

 

If you want to know where to buy them go to Target or Walmart.
You can also go to their website at http://www.laserpegs.com

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Watermelon Sunday!

I love making agua’s frescas.  Always fresh and delicious!
For this one I used good ole’ fashioned watermelon, oranges, mint, and lemons.  That’s it!

Then I added some vodka to it.  LOL!
What is your favorite refreshing fruit and do you have a recipe?
I have a lemonade recipe that I’ll be sharing soon.

watermelon smoothie

Fruit juice

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Texas Hill Country

We went to Canton, Texas for some relaxation and shopping.
Walked around the biggest flea market in the US.
Found lots of treasure! Enjoyed our family time, very special moments.
Great memories were made. Do you have a favorite Texas Hill Country spot?

sign

My new flea market find!

Canton Texas

Our view from the cabin back porch.

swimming pool

Swimming at night is always fun.

golf cart

Front door service.  Our ride and chauffeur for the weekend.

grandson and grandpa

Grandpa and grandson

Wella

Grandma and granddaughter

Burlap Bags

Another flea market find.  $1 burlap bags for sale. It’s great for all kinds of things. Body disposal?? LOL!

sammy the archer

Sammy’s the archer!  The bow and arrow is his flea market find.

Angela and Hadie

My new hat!

Attention Teenagers

Attention teenagers!

 

 

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SalonTrose Blowout Bash!

This was us last night at the SalonTrose Blowout Bash.

Awesomeness!

SalonTrose

SalonTrose Blowout Bash Photo Booth

Thanks to Brandon and his team! Love, love, love your new digs.
We will be back soon to get our hair did.

If you need a new haircut or color, go to SalonTrose in Houston, Texas.

http://salontrose.com

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Hangover Remedy!

Just what the doctor ordered.

One of my all time favorite dishes growing up.
The best part is that they put hominy in it. Yum!
It’s hard to find restaurants that add it to the menudo.

If you want menudo with hominy in it go to this place.
It’s located in Houston and called Spanish Flowers.

http://www.spanish-flowers.com

menudo

menudo

This is really good for a hangover.
Don’t forget the big red too.

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