Holiday Sangria

This time last year I was sipping virgin sangria.  Whomp, whomp, whomp.  This year I get to drink the real thing and I loved every sip of it.  In fact I’m enjoying several glasses of this holiday sangria.  You may be asking why is it called Holiday Sangria?  Well it got its name because...

Chicken Broccoli Slaw

It is Hot!  Like go outside and you immediately start to sweat and your makeup is running off and your clothes are clinging to your body and you just want to scream I need AIR. I might be exaggerating this just a bit but I’m apparently not coping well with this type of weather....

Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

{New Photos} There are so many great recipes that I have shared over the past 3 years.  I’m starting to revisit some of my favorites and re-do the photos.  Old photos will be shown at the bottom of the page to document just how far I have come in my own photography skills. (Apparently...

fruttare: bright side of life

I am so thrilled to be a part of another great campaign today with Fruttare.  The type of posts that you can write about and it makes you happy and cheerful.  The other day I wrote a post about my mom and it was on the little things in life and today it’s no...

Chili-Rubbed Salmon with Peach Pineapple Salsa

Summer is definitely here in TEXAS and it is HOT.  Not to mention that I live by the coast so I am also battling the humidity.  I love to be outside in the Summer but with this weather I just want to stay inside sipping my unsweet tea and bask in the AC.  I...

meagan & Betty

How often do you stop what you are doing and enjoy the little things in life?  I know that sometimes I make myself pretty darn busy with work and my blog.  I have to remind myself that yes my job and blog both provide money but it doesn’t always buy you happiness.What makes you...

Pineapple Shrimp Ceviche

Yesterday marks Day 1 of my unofficial start of my new healthy eating plan.  Ever since I stopped nursing Little O my weight has either stayed the same or fluctuated upwards.  What a major disappointment since it’s the start of Summer and I am not comfortable in a swimsuit.  Right now I have to...

Shrimp and Grits Squares

Welcome to my first post of the new series called Tried and True.  I have been wanting to give back to other bloggers for quite some time but didn’t know how to go about it.  Every day I check out over a hundred blogs to see whats going on in their lives and to...