Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 59}

Happy Monday! Hope you’re having a truly Mouthwatering week so far!  We are recovering {read doing mounds of laundry} after being out at the lake for vacation last week.  It was wonderful.  Family, the great outdoors, oodles of water, and hundreds of new memories made.  I see a family tradition forming.  We are very relaxed, our freckles have multiplied, and our hearts are full of happiness.

  lake somerville texas sunset


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the family at No Label Brewing Co

This Week in Happiness {Week 12}

“The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes”  – Marcel Proust How’s your week going?  Have you been looking for happiness, focusing on the beauty and joy?  One of the greatest gifts that I’ve given myself, and in turn my family, and friends is to focus… 

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grapefruit buttermilk sorbet | The Semi Frugal Life

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 43}

Happy Monday, y’all! Mondays are my favorite day of the week – which seems odd, but I have good reasons for it!  Monday is Mouthwatering Mondays here, which means a new week filled with y’all sharing your delicious recipes, inspiring me, causing me to drool, and introducing me to new-to-me blogs each week!  Monday is… 

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Zac Brown Band Houston Rodeo

This Week in Happiness {Week 11}

“That was the day she promised herself to live more from intention and less from habit” ~ amy rubin flett via pinterest One of the greatest gifts that I’ve given myself, and in turn my family, and friends is to focus on happiness.  They say it takes 30 days of doing something to make it… 

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Orange Scented Nutella Fruit Dip | Handmade in The Heartland

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 42}

Happy Monday, y’all! So much deliciousness lat week!  I couldn’t stop myself from drooling as I clicked through y’all’s links! On to the mouthwatering marvelousness! These Honey Garlic Crunch Chicken Tenders from Spend with Pennies immediately caught my eye. Crunchy, sticky, sweet, garlicky – YUM!!!

Monkey in the Carnival Magic Pool

This Week in Happiness {Week 10}

Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today We spent the past week on The Carnival Magic, and I truly believe that the staff of Carnival Cruise Lines lives by that motto every. single. day.  They are the creators of joy and smiles <3 Our sweet stateroom steward got the biggest kick out of our kids’ joy… 

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Chick-Fil-A-Nuggets | Life With The Crust Off

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 41}

Hey y’all – it’s Monday, again.   I swear it was just a minute ago that I was sitting in that hotel room in Galveston putting the finishing touches on last week’s Mouthwatering Mondays and counting down the hours until we took off on our Eastern Caribbean Cruise. Today, I’m sitting surrounded by suitcases and trinkets,… 

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A Monkey with the Flying Monkeys Saloon Sign

Flying Monkeys and Conches

Of course we had to take this photo opp in Key West. The Flying Monkeys Saloon When in The Bahamas, one gets wrapped and then spends the day admiring ones new wrap in every reflective surface.   Tooting his own Conch (horn)   We are up way early this morning so that we can be… 

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Guinness Dirt Cake Shooters | The Sweet Chick

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 40}

Happy Monday, y’all! If you’re on Spring Break, like we are, I hope you’re eating all kinds of deliciousness, staying warm, enjoying family time, and relishing every single moment.  I know we are! Y’all were definitely on a savory and sweet kick last week.  I was drooling all over my laptop while checking out y’all’s… 

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2 monkeys

This Week in Happiness {Week 9}

“When you love and laugh abundantly, you have a good life” – unknown   Happy Sunday, y’all!  We are currently chilling in Galveston waiting until it’s time to go to the Cruise terminal and embark on our Eastern Caribbean CRUISE!  I promise that’s what’s making our entire family the happiest this week, but there are… 

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carnival cruise family picture

Let’s Sail Away

It’s been nearly 4 years since this picture was taken in Cozumel during our first Carnival Cruise, and for the past few years has been our only family photo – until we went all radical and colorful that is.

Chicken Alfredo Dip

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 39}

Happy Monday, y’all! It’s the Monday after Mardi Gras – did y’all eat anything delicious? Did you go to any parades? Eat your weight in beignets? Nathan and I went to the Houston Rodeo cook-off with new friends, caught up with old friends, did some people watching, listened to live music, ate some outstanding bbq,… 

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homemade cinnamon toasted pecan ice cream

Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream with Toasted Pecans

I love homemade ice cream, but I don’t have an ice cream maker – so I’m limited as to what homemade ice creams I can have. Ever since making the Spiked Peach Cobbler Ice Cream with Bourbon Caramel Sauce, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the ease of making super creamy, rich ice cream and… 

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green chile bacon mac and cheese

Spicy Green Chile, Smoky Bacon, 3 Cheese Grown Up Mac and Cheese

Such a very long name, but I can’t help it.  There’s smoky crisp bacon, roasted green chiles, 3 different cheeses, butter and pasta – it’s really hard to come up with a quick, succinct, concise name. Macaroni and Cheese is the name of the game. Mac and Cheese MANIA!!!!!! I’m joining Rachel and Brandy and… 

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gold couple french quarter

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 38}

“Laissez les bons temps rouler”, y’all!   I’m working on this week’s Mouthwatering Mondays from the Zatarain’s Restaurant inside the New Orleans airport while waiting on the flight to take me back to Texas after my weekend with Laura and her family.  You know how some people are your kindred soul friend.  yep.  that’s my… 

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