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Feline Friday: Charlene & Fluffy

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 08/29/2014 at 06:30

I blessed my family friends’ cats one week ago before they travelled to their new home in California.

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Before they left Texas, Charlene and Fluffy got groomed to look like lions!

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Aren’t they absolutely adorable?

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Gorgeous Gatos!

Feline Friday: Double-A for my Bday

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Home Sweet Home, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 08/22/2014 at 19:25

By the time I hit the BiG 🎉3-3🎊, I figured that I’d already be a mommy!

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Although I don’t have children of my own (yet), I’m still blessed to have my PURRfect 🐯A&A🐱 angels😻.

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GOD’s gifts always grace me with their presence, for which I’m forever grateful.

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Enjoy your weekend!!!

Foodie Friday: Birthday Grub

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 08/22/2014 at 09:00

Happy Morning After My Birthday!

Since I always care to share my wealth of health, my family and friends deserve honorable mentions for feeding me for my BiG 3-3. Two weeks ago, I left the Valley with a bang when I my classmates celebrated with me!

One week before my birthday, my Church bestie Evie took me to brunch at Hickory Street Café.

Hickory Street Cafe

Hickory Street Cafe: Spinach Quiche & Salad with Raspberry Vinegarette + Raspberry Tea ~ Raspberry Good

Hickory Street Cafe

Hickory Street Cafe: Tomato Basil Soup

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Hickory Street Cafe: Chocolate Kahlua Bundt Cake ~ Just how this Bday Girl likes it!

Last weekend, my childhood friend/fellow August baby Dee cooked lunch, and my mom cooked dinner for us and our dads, and our Pinoy homeboy Vince joined us with his kids! We celebrated more last night to wrap my birthday up right!

Birthday Feast

Birthday Feast for this Beautiful Beast!

Rigatoni

Rigatoni tossed in Pesto with Marinara by Bday Girl Dee

Strawberries & Watermelon

Red & Ready: Summer Strawberries & Wonderful Watermelon

On my birthday eve, my gym rat/fellow mama of a cat and August baby Lisa had us over at her house to wine and dine, and I brought cake!

Carne Asada

Carne Asada Simmering

Comida Mexicana

Traditional Mexican made by Lisa

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Photo Cake c/o Snowhite Bakery

After my Birthday Blessing, my Church buddy Joe cooked me yet another bodacious breakfast.

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Steaming

The Incredible Edible Egg

Sunny Side-Up, if you please

Blessed Birthday Breakfast

Blessed Birthday Breakfast, thanks to Joe!

Last night, we wrapped up my birthday with another family night plus making music time!

Nanay's Bomb Diggety Spaghetti

Noodles for Long Life from Nanay

Birthday Feast

Beautiful Feast for this Birthday Beast

Grapes

Grapes for GOOD LUCK!

TGIF for Thank GOD It’s Friday * Thank GOD I’ve got great Family & Friends!!!

Foodie Friday: Más Valley Faves

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 08/15/2014 at 20:44

Almost a week since I left el Valle, I must mention my last meals from my loved ones to send me off on a good note!

Milano’s Italian Restaurant (Weslaco) ~ with my Ph.D. study buddy Alicia

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Palenque Mexican Grill (McAllen) ~ from Dr. Alex & Frank

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Pancakes a la Janet (SB) ~ by mi Cuñada

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¡Salud a good food to set the mood!

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4:44 ~ make a wish!!! (I’ll blow my candles next week!)

Foodie Friday: Valley Fave Craves

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 08/08/2014 at 08:00

Being just a hop, skip and swim away from the border means there’s access to …

Really delicious, not always healthy food!

Here are my favorites (aside from my in-laws’ good homecooking, o’course), that I’ll miss in this neck of the woods, or shall I say: foot of the Valley!

Bubble Tea (Tea Rush Café in Sharyland/Mission, TX) ~ during my West Valley Church Tour

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Koko’s Mexican Cuisine (Uptown/McAllen, TX) ~ for my classmate, Dr. Alejandro Garza’s Birthday

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Sweet & Tasty Bakery ~ also for Dr. G’s Bday, with this Banana Split Pie to die & the BEST pan de polvo

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¡Salud!

Foodie Friday: On-the-Go Joe and Pie

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 08/01/2014 at 19:25

TGIF for my last 3-day weekend!

I started out my day off catching up with my doctoral classmate and fellow educator at Starbucks!

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Starbucks Fizzio Handcrafted Soda ~ Lemon Ale: Refreshing! 

The Treat Receipt came in handy for another handcrafted drink!

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Starbucks Grande Frappuccino w/Treat Receipt ~ *NEW* Caffè Espresso

When I visited Kingsville, the home of the Javelinas and my University teaching experience, I couldn’t resist a pie from the Pizza Parlor!

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Veggie & Meat can’t be beat ~ Broccoli • Mushroom • Canadian Bacon

Toast to treats that beat the Heat!

Foodie Friday: Road Food

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 07/25/2014 at 18:50

♪And I drive 1,000 miles♫

That’s exactly what I did when last weekend, and I usually grab an apple when I’m on-the-go. Thanks to my family, the food that they did provide helped tide me over during the two 500+mile rides! What would I do without their generosity?

Look who's welcoming home ...

Look who’s welcoming home …

When I left the Valley a week ago, mi Cuñada stocked up on snacks to last me a week’s worth of survival in the wilderness! Starbucks was where it was at!

... It's Annie!

… It’s Annie!

My GODmother hooked us up with pasalubong, so the mocha cake came in handy!

Ninang Auring‘s such a giver!

Then when I took off back to el Valle, my dad made a pot of Papa Jun Joe, and my sister hooked me up with horchata and breakfast tacos from La Popular!

Foodie Friday: F is for …

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 07/11/2014 at 17:40

Faith * Family * Friends * Fellowship * Food * Fun * Fourth of July * Fireworks

Happy 4th of July

*Let freedom ring* … So F is for Freedom

The past couple of weeks (or should I say, month), I’ve had more than my share of YOLOs. Here are the highlights*!

{As I type this, I’ll munch on these frozen grapes and cherries, plus have green veggies to look forward to for lunch}

Frozen Berries

Berry Burst of Energy

Independence Day

* My parents’

7-Layer Dip

Nanay‘s 7-layer Dip

Fried Rice & Shish-kabob

Fried Rice & Shish-kabob ~ in my handy dandy cooler for my road trip!

* My work trainer’s

Watermelon Margarita

Sugar-Rimmed Watermelon Margarita for the 4th ~ Sweet!

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Lemonade = ☼Summertime☼ Sappiness

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My *USA* Dog & More!

* My gym buddy’s

F is for Flag

F is for Flag

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F is for Frito Pie

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F is for Flag Cake

In-Laws‘ Homecooking

* Day 1: Cajun

Chili's Cajun Pasta

Cajun Pasta ~ Chili’s Style!

* Day 2: Fajita

Fajita

¡Fajitas en la Casa!

* Day 3: Chicken

Reunions

* Beehive (Downtown Abilene)

* Tokyo Fusion (Abilene)

Potstickers

Gyoza (Potstickers)

Sushi

Sushi Roll

Mochi

Mochi (Ice Cream) ~ Green Tea

* Abi-Haus (Abilene)

* Colleti’s Italian (Harlingen)

Enjoy your eats & greets this weekend!

Feline Friday: Asia’s Garden

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 06/27/2014 at 21:46

Happy Birthday to my PAPA PED!

Here are fun photos of my big girl Asia in the backyard and her lil’ sis Annie from three weeks ago before I took off on work assignment. I’ll miss my Double A-Team again when I go on work assignment next month.

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4:44 ~ make a wish on my Good Luck Gatos!!!

Fitness Friday: Guy Day

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 06/20/2014 at 22:00

Train like a chick & still stay slick!

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As one year approaches for my debut of Top 5 Workout Videos, here are 2 featured here, fused together:

Cassey Ho of Blogilates + Tony Horton of P90X = dynamic duo

And Sarah Fit brings on a unisex HIIT!

Enjoy exercise this weekend, so workouts make it complete!