Friday Favorites: June 2017

Oh man, it has been a rough week. I had some dental work done on Monday and have been struggling ever since. Thankfully, the weekend is almost here and although it never seems to stay that way, I don’t have too much planned. I’m looking forward to some rest, just trying to stay positive and count my blessings. On that note, here’s some favorites from this month: 1. Father’s Day We had a simple yet very special Father’s Day this year. We started with breakfast out with Jeff’s grandfather and at night we had one big, blended family dinner at Chuy’s. We are so lucky to have three supportive dads to celebrate. 2. New Restaurants I have been all about trying new restaurants lately. I […]

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Memorial Day Weekending

This weekend was THE BEST. 3-day weekends should occur at least once a month. I was a little sluggish today at work though trying to recover from all the fun and sun 🙂 But I wasn’t the only one so it’s okay! Friday night the pups had a play date! I went out to dinner and drinks with friends at World of Beer and we sat outside so the fur babies could join. One of my friends just got a puppy so they made a new friend too. I had this amazing Pink Lemonade cider while we there – sooo tasty. Afterwards, we hung around for the movie in the park at Lake Eola. It was cool but there were a lot of people and […]

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Mother’s Day Weekending 2017

This weekend was all about celebrating the special moms in our lives. I’m lucky to now have two moms that could not be more supportive, loving, giving, understanding and best of all always know how to have a good time. On Saturday, Jeff and I took our moms to brunch at one of our favorite spots Dixie Cream Cafe and then blueberry picking at Beck’s Brothers Farm. It was a blast and ended with us running through the farm in the pouring rain. And we now have a ton of fresh blueberries to eat and make some fun recipes.        Sunday, my sisters and I made my mom a yummy Italian dinner and gave her presents. Jeff had to work so it was […]

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Easter Weekending

My heart is so full after this Easter weekend! We had a great day yesterday, I love the fact that we are able to get everyone together from both mine and Jeff’s side as one big family. Yesterday we hosted everyone for church and lunch and had so much fun spending time together <3 Lunch was sooo good: ham, chicken, arroz con gandules, asparagus casserole, salad, cinammon sugar carrots, chips with my famous guacamole, and deviled eggs. Andddd blackberry lemonade mimosas! For desert we had fruit, pineapple upside down cake and nests made from pretzels, peanut butter and chocolate. And just for all of our Star Wars fans in the family, my mom made Star Wars shaped jello treats! All that we need now is […]

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Life Lately

Life has been a bit crazy lately because….WE SET A WEDDING DATE! And it’s in less than 60 days!! I couldn’t be more excited to marry the love of my life but there is so much to be done in the next two months, plus the holidays! Needless to say, we have a lot on our plate, but I’m enjoying every minute of it! Besides wedding planning, I’m currently… LOVING that Starbucks Red Cups are here!! It makes me feel so festive! DRINKING Flat Tummy Tea. I’ve seen so many celebrities and influencers endorse this tea cleanse, so I figured what the heck because I’m really working hard on slimming and toning right now and will take any help I can get! WEARING cardigans and […]

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St. Patrick’s Day in College vs. Today

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today is one of those days that makes me miss college. A couple of years ago, this holiday was great fun but today it’s really just a Thursday. I may get festive and have an Irish themed dinner but that will probably be the extent of it. So it got me thinking about St. Patrick’s Day in college vs. St. Patrick’s Day in the real world… In college I would definitely dress the part – Everyone Loves An Irish Girl via GIPHY Today – Busy thinking about work when I got ready so I forgot to wear green…please don’t pinch me. via GIPHY In college I would probably stay out all night, and sleep the whole next day. via GIPHY Today my normal […]

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Ringing in the New Year!

This weekend was all about celebrating the start of 2016 and getting my life back in order to return to work after a busy Christmas week, an unexpected trip to NYC and partying on New Year’s Eve. After two weeks away from the office, half of me is ready to get back to some structure and routine but the other half is dreading going back to work. My sleep schedule is also way, way off so I will be having a love affair with the break room coffee machine this Monday morning. I’m sure I’m not the only one who will be having a hard time getting into the swing of things this week though so onto some New Year’s Eve party photos! We celebrated NYE […]

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What’s on the Thanksgiving Menu

Holy Turkey! Thanksgiving is a week away! I’m so so excited to be hosting Thanksgiving this year but I’m also nervous and just hoping and praying that we have enough food and that everyone has a really good time. Deciding on the menu was a big de-stresser. I’m doing a mix of the classics and throwing in some fancy pants dishes here and there. Here’s what I have planned: The Teasers The Main Event Are you drooling yet? Sweet Stuff We will also have the classics: Pumpkin, Pecan and Apple pies. You can never have too much desert on a holiday, right? 🙂 Drinks That should cover it! I’m ready to get cooking and eat all of this amazingness! Did I miss anything? What’s on […]

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