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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: Croissant’s What I Want

In ♥ & Soul, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/30/2015 at 19:00

Happy National Croissant Day!!!

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Almond Croissant Blossom from *Starbucks$

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Some timing: Context Media Health sent me this text tip after I ate the aforementioned croissant!

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The Perfect Study Snack: My mini croissant is packed with flavor, filled with Cocoa Cookie Butter Swirl for a sweet treat complete with coffee!

Also, with Mardi Gras on the way …

We still can eat, drink and be merry!

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And YES: just like its previous counterpart, this bad boy also is *Gluten FREE*

A moderate way to do it is through this mini croissant Cajun-style sandwich ~ simple yet savory!

Cajun Croissant Sandwich

Cajun Croissant Sandwich: Aren’t these mini croissants absolutely cute?

Snack-Happy!

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: Easy Italian

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 01/23/2015 at 10:00

When we’re working on-the-go and don’t have much time to cook …

Giada De Laurentis

Target has yet another exclusive line as always … YES, I intentionally left the label on to show how much $ I saved!

Everyday Italian to the rescue!

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This flavorful lunch meat actually is gluten free! SCORE!

H is for …

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Open-faced …

Healthy and hearty!

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… or a Rollatini!

Quick sandwich pairs perfectly well with work, either when I report to duty or write my dissertation from my desk!

Foodie Friday: Military Meals

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Politics, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 11/14/2014 at 16:15

Happy Veterans Week!

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This past week, I have celebrated my Airman dad and our armed forces through fun feasts!

Taylor County Taphouse (Military Discount)

Taylor Co. on Tap

Dallas Blonde & Pear AleCHEERS!!! — at The Taylor County Taphouse.

Taylor Co. Taphouse's unique array of appetizers & entrées

Unique array of appetizers & entrées: CFS * Waffle Wings 🍗 * Texas Craft Beer & Cheese Soup topped w/ Chili Dusted Popcorn — at The Taylor County Taphouse.

Coldstone Creamery (Military Discount)

Sundae Sunday: This Marine deserves a Military Discount!‪#‎DISPObustAFlow‬ ‪#‎DISPOsAlwaysFly‬ ‪#‎SaluteThisMilitaryGuy‬ ‪#‎SemperFi‬ ‪#‎Support‬ ‪#‎Honor‬ ‪#‎Remember‬ 🇺🇸🎊🎆🎇🎂🍨🍮 — at Cold Stone Creamery.

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Oreo Overload in Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cone w/ Rainbow Sprinkles at Cold Stone Creamery.

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Pumpkin Pie in the Sky in Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cone at Coldstone Creamery.

Fazoli’s (Military Discount)

Fazoli's Military Meal

Military Monday: Build-Your-Own Pasta Bowl * Strawberry Banana Minute Maid Smoothie * Breadsticks * Classic Cheddar Pasta Bowl * Ghirardelli Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake — at Fazoli’s Italian Restaurant

Fazoli's Ghirardelli Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

Irresistible Ghirardelli Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake — at Fazoli’s Italian Restaurant

Ghirardelli Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

1 photo couldn’t do justice: Ghirardelli Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake — at Fazoli’s Italian Restaurant

Olive Garden (FREE Military Meal on Vets Day)

Olive Garden on Veterans Day

*Veterans Day* full of festive flavor: Strawberry Passionfruit Limonada * Orange Cranberry Limonada * Porto Vita Rossa * Smoky Mozzarella w/Chicken Gnocchi * Grilled Chicken Butternut Squash Fettuccine Alfredo w/Zuppa Toscana — at Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Our servicemen and –women deserve our highest respect and honor.

*CHEERS to our Military*

Foodie Friday: Birthday Trip

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 08/29/2014 at 22:15

Eat, drink and be merry…

And so I did on my birthday trip!

Road Trip Food

Ghost Town Grub: Starlight Café (Terlingua, TX)

Santa Elena

Santa Elena (my namesake) Margarita ~ CHEERS!!!

Terlingua Chili Fries

Terlingua Chili Fries

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Family Feast: Tokyo Asia Fusion (Abilene, TX)

Sake

Sake Black & Gold

Hibachi Chicken

Hibachi Chicken w/Miso Soup (me-so hungry) & salad ~ gotta top off w/Lo-Sod Kikoman!

YOLOs all the way around!

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

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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: 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: 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: Memorial Week

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 05/31/2014 at 00:30

Happy Memorial Week!

This heaping helping of TGIF YOLO is devoted to this week’s feasts and treats!

From la familia

For my mom’s birthday, my sister baked bodacious beet-chocolate cupcakes that can’t be beat!

Birthday Cupcakes

My Mom’s Birthday Cupcakes ~ baked with LOVE from Joanne

After the Journey concert, my sister provided Memorial Day meals that were mmmmmm mmmmmm good!

Memorial Day Breakfast

Who needs Rooty, Tooty, Fresh & Fruity? We got Red, White & Blueberry!

For breakfast, we had berries and waffles, complete with raspberries for red and blueberries.

Memorial Day Lunch

Tribute to my Sister’s Mother-in-Law’s Memory: Tater Tot Casserole! {Jackfruit (yellow) Bubble Tea & Avocado (green) Bubble Tea from Hong Kong Market}

For lunch, Joanne cooked tater tot casserole, a traditional recipe from her late mother-in-law.

Cookie and Cocoa Swirl

Who needs the PB&J time? Cookie Butter & Chocolate‘s my dream Goober!

She also gave me the Ultimate Super Spread: Cookie Butter Cocoa Swirl!

Southwestern Burritoes

Perfect combo of flavors & spices: my Mom’s Southwestern Burritoes!

My mom cooked scrumptious southwestern burritoes that have lasted me all week long!

Southwestern Burritoes

Rice & BeansUp close & personal.

From mi amiga

M&M's Chocolate Bar

Yeah, real healthy after exercise … But I’ve only eaten one-quater at a time!

My friend Evie and I hit Hastings’ Hardback Café yesterday to reward ourselves after our workout!

Jones Soda

Jones Root Beer: Serious Soda with Cute Cat Pic for a good kick!

When I tagged along with her to pick up gaming grub today, she gave me an IBC Cream Soda for my studies!

IBC Soda

IBC Cream Soda to tide me over while I do my homework!

CHEERS to ☼Summer☼ almost here!

IBC meets Jones

Cream Soda + Root Bear = Supernova Soda … All I need is a soft serve scoop for a float to seal the deal!