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Feline Friday: Cat CHRISTmas Vacation

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Foodie Friday, Home Sweet Home, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 01/03/2015 at 03:55

CHEERS! TGIF = Another ❄️Snow Day⛄️, yay! No 🏠cabin🏡 😰fever😱 here!

After seldom having a 🌅day🌇 to 💤😴sleep😵😲 in in several months, I’m relishing in finally savoring some rare down time with my 🐱fine🐯 🐈furry🐆 friends!

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My 😻Double A-Team🏆 started their late morning with this 🍹brunch🍳!

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Then they had a field day with their new toys, thanks to their 👴grandparents👵 plus Auntie JoJo, Bro and 🐶Coco🐾!

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Now Asia & Annie’s Winter Wonderland is complete, thanks to our fam👪 👊bam’s generosity of 🎄CHRISTmas HOLYday🎅 🎁treats💝!

Beauty Tuesday: Sister from the Same Mister

In Beauty Tuesday, Community, Home Sweet Home, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot on 12/30/2014 at 23:45

Ho-Ho-Ho to my sis Jo-Jo!

Sister Selfie

Sister Selfie: Welcome Home, BRO, Sis JOJO & K9 COCO!

I was grateful when my gorgeous, generous and gracious sister visited this past week for †CHRIST†mas!

Coco + A&A

Home for the HOLYdays: All of our Kiddos: COCO + the Double A’s!

She has a sense of style that shows maturity yet still stays fun.

Twinkle Twinkies

Twinkle Twinkies: Faux Fur Vest & Boots w/the Fur ~ ♪The whole club was lookin’ @ her♫

As a matter of fact, she’s the one who gave me the top and vest above!

Cousin Bonding Time: With our ♥Lil’ 1s♥

This year, she brought cheer in her lumberjack gear!

Bro ♥Love♥ / Duck Dynasty Duck Face: My brothers-in-law seem more close on †CHRISTmas†

Make the most with your ♥loved 1s♥ while they’re here & 2015 is near!

~*~ ✌RIP✌ Del Rio & Deal drunk driving victims in EP ~*~

Mixer Monday: Seasonal Sweet & Sour

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Mixer Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 12/29/2014 at 19:45

HOLYday eats, including sweets, pair well with …

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I ♣lucked♣ out with the last bottle of Midori from H&H ~ who awards discount$ to ca$h-paying cu$tomer$

drinkable CHRISTmas treats to make the festive beat complete …

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Add skinny Skimpy Sweet & Sour to the mix for less calories + Cranberry Sprite for HOLYday spirits!

… As I dodge the sleet …

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Bring on the rocks glasses for CHRISTmas galore

… & stay toasty off the road.

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Stirred, not shaken, as I pour!

I went Beast Mode to load

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CHEERS to the CHRISTmas Birthday Boy who provided the original Midori Sour recipe!

… So I might as well reward with this award!

Foodie Friday: Festive Flavors

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 12/26/2014 at 08:00

What flaves do you crave when your HOLYday hunger pangs strike?

For me, it’s pumpkin during the fall and peppermint closer to CHRISTmas!

WCPMM

White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s ~ *Target* Exclusive

Here is my latest minty-fresh concoction …

PPPP: Peppermint Patty Pie Parfait

Another PPPP: Peppermint Patty Pie Parfait with Triple C’s: CHRISTmas Candy Cane Chocolate

PPPP: Peppermint Patty Pie Parfait

Doesn’t this dessert shot M&Mmmmake your M&Mmmouth water??

These White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s also spice up hot chocolate quite nicely!

Hot Cocoa

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa

And I enjoyed them on a rare movie day with popcorn from the Paramount!

WCPMM with ELF

Candy & Popcorn: Perfect Combination … Complete with my fave festive flick: ELF!

Bring on the Yuletide Yummies!!!

WCPMM in Popcorn

MmmmmmM&M’s in Popcorn ~ Sweet & Salty at its festive finest

When I visited El Paso a couple of weeks ago, I had a variety of food, as well as drinks of holiday-inspired flavors, including

Here, we’re pretty in peppermint with our Candy Cane Santa Selfie!

This Double E Team has some of the most generous students with giving ♥hearts♥

#StayMerry

Workout Wednesday: Shopping Is Slimming

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 12/24/2014 at 08:00

Merry †CHRISTmas† Eve!!! Trim the Tree!! & your Body!

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S is forShopping * Supermarket * Slimming * Santa’s Helper * Starbucks * Skinny Latte * Sippie / Sippy * Selfie

To me, shopping can be a necessary evil …

Unless I can turn it into a positive experience!

Imagine pushing this giant cart around! I saw this after my venture to Farmers Market. Then I got creative with the pumpkins that I picked from both…

As †CHRISTmas/HOLYday† shopping draws to a close, here are ways we can benefit ~ by burning both our wallets and calories at the same time:

  • Cart Press ~ Low Impact (Chest and ♥Cardio♥): Push your cart to work your chest and briskly walk around for ♥cardio♥ on the store floor
  • Curl with Both Arms (Biceps): Lift heavy object (i.e., box of soda cans below*) up for a few repetitions at a time; I recommend 10-12
  • Single-Arm Curl (Biceps): Lift light object (i.e., bottle below*) up for a several repetitions per arm; I recommend 15-20
  • Cart Lunges (Thighs): While standing at an aisle and leaning onto the cart handle, step back and drop your knee, one leg at a time
  • Cart Calf Raises (Calves): While waiting at the checkout line and holding onto the cart handle, step on your tippie toes then rock to your ankles for your calves
  • Cart Press ~ High Impact (Chest and ♥Cardio♥): After you unload your groceries, push your cart to work your chest again and run to park it for more ♥cardio♥!

My 2014 Jack-o-Lanterns/Painted Pumpkins: el Día de los Muertos y los Dallas Mavericks

* Here’s ☼CHEERS☼ for a †HOLYday† mix of the Ed-winner †CHRISTmas† Cocktail, complete with Cranberry Sprite that I discovered at †Church† during our †Novena†!

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Lo-Cal with Skinny Sweet & Sour

Try these other festive fitness moves to ♪jam♪ up the ♫jingle♫ from Kris Kringle!

Beauty Tuesday: CHRISTmas Cheer Gear

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 12/23/2014 at 16:30

Bring it on…

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S is for: * Santa * Starbucks * Sippie * Snappy * Sappy Frappy in * Selfie * Sweater Weather

… The CHRISTmas† Cheer, that is here!

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Another *Santa Selfie* with ASIA

Debuting the chocolate pleather from A’GACI

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A is for: ASIA * †Advent† * Angel Tree * A‘GACI

Planning to wear this when I commentate at our children’s †CHRISTmas† Eve Mass

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♫Deck the Bod♪ in ♥Red♥ & ♣Green♣: Plaid Shirt Dress by A’GACI +CHRISTmas† †Holy† ♥Family♥ Rosary & Rosary Bracelet from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in El Paso, TX

Stay Merry, Bright & Beautiful!!!

Thirsty Thursday: CHRISTmas Presence

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 12/18/2014 at 14:00

‘Tis the Season of Giving

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Ms. Easygoing EVIE shared the story about Advent & the candles’ significance with our Catechism class!

 Therefore, †CHRISTmas† is about giving to others, as a gesture of ♥LOVE♥ of †GOD†’s people ~ as if we were doing this for †JESUS† Himself.

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Our R.E. student, Delightful DANIELLA, generously gave us this beautiful gift! We our blessed with our little angels!

 This is our way of celebrating the coming of †CHRIST† the King.

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Bishop MIKE sent me this prayer card a few years ago …

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… that I read to our sweet students, who were reminded of the Reason for the Season.

Immaculate Mary at my EP friends’ Blessed Sacrament Church

 And let’s not forget MARY, the Queen Mother of †GOD†!

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help ~ Continuing to celebrate Advent and CHRISTmas with this Novena to prepare for JESUS’ Birth!

 †GOD† bless you all with * ✌PEACE✌ * ♥LOVE♥ * ☼JOY☼

Festive Friday: MC at McM

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 12/05/2014 at 07:30

†CHRISTmas† Spirit is in the air …

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My alma mater, McMurry University, has a lights and music show.

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I happened to check it out last night during Mariah Carey‘s ♪All I Want for CHRISTmas♫

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Don’t these lights look spectacular?

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Happy †HOLYdays†!!!

Manic Monday: Snow Day

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Manic Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 11/17/2014 at 17:11

CHEERS ~ Here’s to This Time of Year When the HOLYdays Are Near …

Let’s hear it for Sweater Weather!

Therefore, break out those Ugly Tacky Sweaters.

On this Snow Day,

Make sure that you have time to play!

And of course, afterwards, be as cozy as ♪♫cats sleepin’ warm as toast♪♫.

11:11 ~ make a wish with the Snow Fairy!

Wrapping Up the 2013 Scene

In ♥ & Soul, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 12/26/2013 at 21:34

Merry CHRISTmas and Happy Hanukkah that kicked off yesterday!

MFFL

Merry TEX-mas, Peace & Joy to Y’all & my Dallas Mavericks

My gifts to y’all who I call Team: Dr. D (for my Ph.D.) are links to my last Pretty Fit posts and Rants of the year!

Elaine the MFFL’s Final 3 of 2013

Pretty Fit Elaine’s Thursday Tips 

Now I could make valuable use of this time to work more on my dissertation! Meanwhile, here are my Season’s Greetings for 2013, so enjoy!

Dispo Holiday Greetings

Season’s Greetings!

Dispo Annual Newsletter

2013 in Review

3:33 ~ make a wish!!!