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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: 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: 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!

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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!

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Candy Cane Hot Cocoa

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

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

Bring on the Yuletide Yummies!!!

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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

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!!!

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: Cuckoo for Cookies!

In Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot on 04/04/2014 at 22:30

These cookies are coo-worthy for being both healthy and tasty! Let these nutritious and delicious photos speak to you, just as the cookies that appear in them called my name…

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Macaroons in Caramel Sea Salt by Hail Merry
* Gluten-Free, vegan
{I tried the Chocolate-flavored in my Welcome to My Kitchen on Pretty Fit}

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Grace’s Best Petite Sunflower Seed Cookies
* Bite-sized, light and crispy

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Flourless Chocolate Cookie from La Boulange of Starbucks
* Melt-in-your-mouth meringue

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What’s better than these cookies flying solo?

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Savoring a little bit together!

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Added Bonus: Top them on the Tiramisu Gelato that I featured last Foodie Friday!

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Nothing beats Cookies & Milk! Try this Almond Breeze Blend of Almond & Coconut Milk for a new nutty twist!

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CHEERS!!! Let’s clink our frosty mug of milk or fist cookie bump!

2 for Tuesday: Sweater Weather Tag before I Ring in Spring!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Tag You're IT, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/11/2014 at 22:55

Let’s hear it for the Sweater Tag!

Like my sweater and snake scarf?

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My family and I went to Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater (approx. 45mi NW of Abilene) ~ which supposedly is the world’s largest!

Now here goes… [Questions are in italics; my answers are in bold.]

Yours truly’s SWEATER TAG

1. Favorite candle scent? Bath & Body Works Salty Caramel

Salty Caramel candle

BBW Salty Caramel

Dallas Cowboys Pumpkin

True Blue Jack-o-Lantern w/Salty Caramel Candle

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? ALL of the Above
3. What’s the best fall memory you have? football ~ most recently Dallas Cowboys 

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GO, ‘BOYS! True Blue, through & through!

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? neither; cat make-up: my red lips in Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Love Cat and cat eyeliner by M•A•C 

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Tried to pull off Cat Eye & Cat Lips at Christmas Party

5. Best fragrance for fall? COACH Legacy

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COACH Legacy Stripes in bag, fragrance and Gabrielle glasses

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food? my Cranberry Walnut Pie

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My THANKful Cranberry Walnut Pie

7. What is autumn weather like where you live? bipolar: sunny & warm 1 day, snowy & frosty the next

Sunny Day

Sunny Abilene

Snowy Abilene

Snow Day

8. Most worn sweater? my Kardashian Kollection white Open Knit Sweater because I could layer it over any color and wear off-the-shoulder 

Kardashian Kollection Open Knit Sweater

My fave Sweater Weather sweater that I can wear everywhere, including the beach!

9. Must-have nail polish this fall? Nicole by OPI® Kardashian Kollection Disco Dolls for the gold glitter and Follow Me on Glitter for the dark glitter

Nicole by OPI® Kardashian Kolor

Kardashian Kolor from Nicole by OPI®

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles? BOTH

Dallas Cowboys home game

Dallas Cowboys on the field! I’d like to play in the leaves with them!

11. Skinny jeans or leggings? BOTH … or how ’bout jeggings? (e.g., Sofia Vergara Lurex Jeggings in Gold Foil, Indigo & Jet Black ~ like the glitter effect from #9)

Gold Jeggings

These Gold Jeggings pair well w/this Snake Scarf, along w/my Cowboys Boots!

12. Combat boots or Uggs? neither; I’ll go for my Kenneth Cole knee-high zip-up black stiletto boots, Corral Cowboy boots or Sketchers Tone-Ups camel boots w/ faux fur

Jeggings & Sketchers

Jeggings + Sketchers = Match Made on Snow Day

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? he**-to-the-YEAH

SB PSL

Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte

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I asked for Salted Caramel & Whip to top off my PSL!

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Salted Caramel PSL in the house!

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Enjoy like yours truly at a Starbucks near you!

14. Favorite fall TV show? I’d say Grey’s Anatomy for the rainy weather, ’til it went on hiatus before the holidays, but now it’s back to ring in spring! 
15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit? Katy Perry’s Eye of the Tiger brought me school spirit because my alma mater, Cooper H.S., was a finalist in her music vid contest

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Katy Perry ~ Hear Me ROAR!

Katy Perry Challenge

Katy Perry Challenge Finalists

Katy Perry & CHS

Katy Perry Challenge includes CHS, all right, all right, all right!

CHS ROAR

Cooper Cougars ROAR to Katy Perry!

5:55 ~ make a wish!!! 

Grub Glory! Eat Happy!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/26/2014 at 21:33

Happy Hump Day the Healthy Pretty Fit Way!

Today, I’ll feature food, as a perk to my freelance writing.

When I visited AM Donuts, I was pleased to photograph around the storefront and bakery, as well as to try the main menu items that I intended:

AM Donuts serves Bubble Tea!

AM DonutsBubble Tea & Maple Bacon Bar

The added bonus was that the owner packed his personal favorites for me to take home!

AM Donuts & Croissants

AM Donuts & Croissants Care Package, including *exclusive* Cherry Chocolate Fritter & Red Velvet Cake Donut

Then, when I covered the Claudie C. Royals Banquet on Claudie C. Royals Day, I chowed down even more!

Claudie C. Royals Banquet 2014

Claudie C. Royals Banquet Main Course & Sides + Beverage: Lasagna, Fried Chicken, Corn, Salad, Sweet Tea

Claudie C. Royals Banquet Dessert

Claudie C. Royals Banquet Desserts: Special Strawberry Shortcake Banana Nut Pudding, Lemon & Chocolate Nut Cupcakes, Chocolate Sugar-Dusted Brownies

Today, I wrote about how I ate healthy a week ago then rewarded myself the next day in What I Ate Wednesday and Thursday

Moral of this story:

A good day can lead into another one!

And because I love y’all so much, here’s  how I packed my sweets for the sweet from the sweet on VDay ♥

VDay Sweet Treats

Valentine’s Day 2014 ♥ Banana LOVE Berry Much Abunch

Now that I’ve gone bananas with good grub and am armed with study food, I’ll get back to working on my dissertation

3:33 ~ make a wish!!!