Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 25}

spiced pumpkin caramel sauce

Happy Monday, y’all! Were your weekends amazing?  Mine was filled with Mad Hattery, Sleepovers, late night giggles, 1 1/2″ of rain, and some amazing Shiner Bock Chili that we made into frito pies. …and then my head exploded when people told me they’ve never had fritos, and others who’ve never had frito pies. My poor… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 24}

roasted pumpkin, chipotle, black bean soup-073

Remember when Rebecca Black sang that song, *Friday* I wonder why they haven’t done a *Monday* version Last week was crazy, good, but crazy! Princess perfected her back walkover (WOOT!) I catered a wedding shower for a neighbor’s cousin. (un) related – God Bless you and keep you if you do catering out of your… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 23}


I would like to know how it’s Monday, again. Wasn’t yesterday Monday? WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?!? I’ve been photographing field trips and fun runs and decorating the house for Halloween {dear retail stores — let us have October.  BACK OFF THE CHRISTMAS CRAZY} Seriously, y’all. Christmas started coming out in August… STOP THE INSANITY…. 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 22}

slow cooker roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Home again, home again jiggity jog. I had the most amazing time at the Better Blog Retreat in Park City, Utah this past weekend.  While there, I  was blessed to be reunited with dearly cherished  friends, I bunked (literally) with old and new friends, I watched snow fall with new friends, was completely floored by… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 20}

French Onion Mac and Cheese by I Wash, You Dry

Hey y’all!  I had the most amazing weekend at Blog Elevated in Houston.  I learned a tremendous amount about Pinterest, Vlogging,  SEO, Entrepreneurship; met a bunch of new bloggers and was inspired by something different around every single corner. Oh, and I roomed with Jenny, which pretty much means no matter what the weekend would… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 19}

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Hope y’all had a great weekend! Ours was filled with new bedroom furniture, football games, and food!! This week is an exciting one – Monkey turns 7 on Friday and I’m speaking at Blog Elevated Conference on Props, Lighting and Styling for Blogging!! as well as leading a Photo Walk on Friday evening! So exciting,… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {or Tuesdays} {Week 17}


What a WEEK! School started. My mom was in the hospital recovering from an esophagectamy for esophageal cancer. We brought her home to our house Saturday evening, and we’ve turned the guest room into a makeshift hospital room, and it was a holiday weekend, and.. and… and…. I kinda missed Monday. Sorry, y’all. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 15}


I don’t know about y’all, but we’re in the last days of summer ’round here.  We’ve just gotten back from an absolutely wonderful weekend in Galveston with Carnival and the Galveston CVB {hey FTC – they paid for our accommodations and gave us passes to city attractions} I have a whole post coming with tons… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 14}


Hey y’all!  I hope y’all have had a wonderful week! My birthday was beyond compare – my husband won the internet, the marriage, the year with his surprise for me.  I’ll share more about that later! On to y’all!  Y’all inspire me each week and tempt and tantalize me, too! ********************************************************************************************************************* These pickled red onions… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 12}


Happy Monday, y’all! At 7 AM today, I’m dropping Princess off for her first ever sleep-away camp!!! The excitement level is off the charts! We’ve spent the weekend back in the old stomping grounds with good friends and Princess has gotten some much needed soul sister time, as have I. Since it’s a special weekend… 

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