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Study Saturday: Starbucks before Bucks Stars

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Study Saturday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday on 02/14/2015 at 08:15

Before I got ready for the ♥Sweetheart♥ Ball

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Brain Food: Egg white & lean bacon breakfast sandwich of Healthy *Champs* from *Starbucks$

I had a Starbucks Haul!

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Cooling refreshmentOrange Mango Banana Smoothie to energize yours truly as I go scholar mode!

I stayed focused that day as I always †pray† everyday!

Foodie Friday: Country Club Grub

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/13/2015 at 12:55

We celebrated ♥Valentine’s♥ Day one week early at the Country Club!

Salad Spread

Salad Spread: I’m all about the greens, & pasta is my weakness!

As always, the food was good!

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Country Club caters well! A little bit of everything, from veggies to meat.

And the drinks were as well!

Stella Artois

Stella Artois: my usual import @ the Country Club

Not to mention the dessert!

Wine & Chocolate

Wine & Chocolate: my kind of centerpiece!

Sweets …

Dessert Table

Dessert Table: Cheesecake Collection

… from the Sweet …

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake: complete w/a ♥heart♥ @ the center

… by the Sweet …

Assorted Cheesecake

Assorted Cheesecake: Chocolate * Strawberry * Original

… for the Sweet!

Double Chocolate

Double Chocolate: Chocolate Cheesecake w/Cookies & Cream ♥Heart♥

Happy Friday the 13th & ♥Valentine’s♥ Eve!

Mixer Monday: Massage Mojito

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Mixer Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/09/2015 at 17:00

After the spectacular massage from Lisa

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… she whipped me up this refreshing beverage!

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With the fresh ♣mint♣, it’s like a virgin mojito!

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+ the Ruby Red grapefruit provides calorieburning properties!

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CHEERS to the perfect spa drink that gave this past Thirsty Thursday a whole new meaning!

Foodie Friday: Fight Night & Game Grub ~ SBXLIX Edition

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/06/2015 at 11:45

With last weekend being full of festivities, we were in great food and company! My LMT girl Lisa and her hubby hosted Fight Night (UFC main event: Anderson Silva post-2013 leg injury) on Super Bowl Sunday Eve! Then I watched the Big Game with my Papa Jun!

The commonalities between both meals were:

    • pizza (Little Caesar’s & Pizza Hut)
    • dip (Ranch & Nutella)
    • oodles of noodles (post-fight & pre-game)
    • veggies (fresh & roasted)
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Fight Night Feast: {clockwise from top L} Little Caesar’s Pretzel Pizza from yours truly * fruit w/chocolate fondue made by yours truly (Nutella & Philadelphia Cream Cheese) * veggies w/Ranch dressing * slider sandwiches w/Dijon mustard, turkey & cheese (either Swiss or Munster)

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Portion control: Lisa sliced the pizza into smaller pieces, so more could be up for grabs!

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These slider sandwiches were a hit! Hands down: they scored a touchdown @ this table!

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Fun fact: Did you know that you burn more calories than you consume when you munch on celery due to the crunch? Challenge accepted!

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After the fruit was gone, a fellow cat mama & I turned to the carrots to dip into the chocolate!

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To top off my plate, I had my green drink to toast!

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Post-Fight: Rice Noodles w/meatballs ~ looks like this yummy bowl is Lisa‘s version of Pho!

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Pre-Game: My Ramen w/Salsa + P.I. Cheese on Toast

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Yes’sir, I AM the Ranch B*tch: from my salad to pizza (Supreme from the Hut)

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Almond Joy Pie: filled w/Nutella but bittersweet due to the Seahawks’ SB loss

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This post-game croissant-reminiscant breakfast: Cookie & Cocoa Butter Swirl goes nuts w/pecans & almonds ~ shaped like a ♥heart♥ for ♥Valentine’s♥ Day!

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Coffee pairs well w/Cookie & Cookie & Cocoa Butter Swirl + croissant!

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My Nanay satisfied my chili craving with this Super Bowl Southwestern-Style Chili Bowl! Maraming Salamat Po, Mommy Aya! Ma sarap!

 

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Add cheese to the mix!

 

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Dallop of Daisy: Add sour cream to the mix!

 

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Add avocado to the mix!

 

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Spoon ready to scoop ~ so ladle it on to lick!

 

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Let’s double-dip those chips!

 

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Chili Chip Pie, oh my!

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My mom went happy on kale, both in the chili & in these chips baked in EVOO + in this green drink complete con más avocado!

 

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Again, Context Media Health has been on point, as if it’s been reading my mind ~ this time, about Black Beans & Avocados!

 

Mixer Monday: Seahawk-tail for Team Spirit

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Mixer Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/02/2015 at 10:00

Happy Super Bowl XLIX Monday & Groundhog Day!!!

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BEFORE: ♪& I like Piña Coladas♫ {Escape song}

So, the Seattle Seahawks didn’t win, but all last week and this past weekend long, I repped them with my green drinks!

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AFTER: & as in Seattle ♫gettin’ caught in the rain♪ … + I score more than before w/green in this mix!

Midori made its way into my rocks glasses and mason jars!

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Fight Night Concoction: Crystal Lite Lemonade & Sprite Zero + Smirnoff Vodka + Midori Melon Liqueur = Healthy Vodka 7 Sweet ‘n’ Sour Victory Heaven

Go ♣Green♣

Foodie Friday: Peppermint Paradise

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/23/2015 at 21:30

This DISPO still can’t seem to let CHRISTmas go.

Since Friday wraps up my weekend (before I return to work on Saturday), I prefer to cozy up at home with A&A at the end of the day …

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Aah … So much better when RTC: Ready to Consume!

With my fave HOLYday flavor!

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As I watch HGTV‘s Love It or List It Too about houses with pools, I watch this Milano swim in my Mocha ~ Peppermint-style!

*~* TGIF CHEERS *~*

Foodie Friday: G is for…

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 01/02/2015 at 13:45
Church goodies

GOD’s Grace: Who knew that we’d score goodies on top of already being gifted with JESUS’ birth at Church?

 

Isaiah 9:5-6

Gift complete with scripture: Isaiah 9:5-6

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Gingerbread: Twix Gingerbread was the shnap-shiz-nit of this candy collection from †Church†

 

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Gifts of Goodies: ¡*Starbucks$ tote bag from mis Suegros!

 

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MORE Score on Goodies: *Starbucks$ mugs from mis Suegros ring in the New Year with party food on holiday set-up {green bowl & red plate by Rachael Ray}

 

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Goulash: Blackeyed Peas Stew complete with pandesal for New Year’s comfort meal

 

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Greens: As in Green Drink/Shake/Smoothie ~ this 1 made from avocado & spinach … Koozie for dramatic effect (earned it in SA after a race — MAVS are still my No. 1 team)

 

Foodie Friday: More Close to the Border

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 12/19/2014 at 15:33

On our trip to EP, I had a little bit of everything …

As soon as we arrived, we hit Saigon Taste for Vietnamese ~ so I got my bubble tea fix!

Taro Tea from Saigon Taste Vietnamese Restaurant

We took in the breeze of the CHRISTmas trees at Ft. Bliss … at B-Dubs of all places!

♪Grandma got run over by a Reindeer

Actually, yours truly got stunned over by a Reindeer!

B-Dubs HOLYday YOLO: Spiked Apple Cider * Italian Burger (complete with Mozzarella Sticks & Pepperoni)

My AF brat bestie’s hubby’s grad party was complete with menudo and Peter Piper Pizza!

¡Menudo y más cerca de México!

Before hitting the road, I tried the *NEW* HOLYday flavor at Starbucks!

Sippy Selfie: ¡Salud a Starbucks! ¡CHEERS con Café! *GO, COWBOYS*

Peppermint Mocha Cake Pop dipped into Starbucks‘ *NEW* Chestnut Praline Latte
= CHRISTmas in a mug

As it sounds like in Taylor Swift‘s Blank Space
♪This goes out to you *Starbucks$ ♥lovers♫

& victory (which also appeared into my B-Dubs to-go box) is sweet with this travel-friendly treat, compliments of my EP buddy!

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These Special K Caramel Pretzel Bites tided me over during our trip back … + a few extra when I returned to work!

3:33 ~ make a wish!!! Happy Birthday to my sweet niece, *SYLVIA RAE* today!!!

Mixer Monday: Beer, Liquor & Wine, Oh My!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Mixer Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 12/15/2014 at 16:15

Disclaimer: DON’T mix different alcohol, and ONLY drink in moderation … Plus DON’T drink and drive or text and drive.

In EP this past weekend, I enjoyed beverages of choice at the end of busy days, just from the safety of my friends’ homes.

Fine Wine pairs well with baking!

Wrap up 1 Midori bottle!

Chile con Cucumber vodka!

Thanks to my buddy Edwin (my Church bestie Evie‘s bro), we can enjoy his recipe when he visits for CHRISTmas/his birthday.

I’ll call it The Ed-winner!

1 part Midori
1 part whiskey sour mix
2 parts Sprite

Foodie Friday: Getting Fed in Religious Ed

In Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot on 10/17/2014 at 07:00

F is for …

Faith * Food * Fellowship

Easygoing Evie and I, as *Excited Elaine* enjoy eating after we team-teach our Religious Education second graders every Wednesday. When we celebrate our students’ birthdays, we also are blessed with goodies to go with our lessons about †GOD†!

Sharing is Caring!

Mezamiz Deux Coffee House

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Birthday Cupcakes from Sweet Life

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Sour Apple Smoothies from Monks

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Caramel and Pumpkin from Olive Garden

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Birthday Cupcakes and Fruit Snacks

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