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1st Friday of Fall Y’all: TGIF

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Fitness Friday, Floral Friday, Foodie Friday, Foto Friday, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 09/25/2015 at 20:45

Thank GOD It’s Fall!

Moon Rise

Facing east for the moon rise from my backyard garden … Just another West Texas Friday night!

As much as ☼summer☼ is my favorite season (after all, that’s when my birthday takes place), I’m making the most out of autumn ~ especially going outside for crisp, fresh air!

I’m also all about Starbucks seasonal flavors* ~ from ☼summer’s fruitiness to these comfy delights:

Salted Caramel Mocha Frap

My latest Starbucks Gold Card reward redeemed: Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino!

Starbucks Cold Cup

My venti cold cup always comes in handy … for a discount & a drink to last me all ☼day!

Toasted Graham Frap

Apparently, I was my local barista’s 1st customer to order a Toasted Graham Frappuccino! #StarbucksLovers ♥ #trendsetter

Furthermore, football has kicked off into full swing!

Refreshments Reinforcements

I refreshed my ♥heart♥ & ☼soul☼ with ♥Adoration♥ †Chapel† holy hour at †Church† & with this ☼spirit☼ book + my bod with this Graham Goodness! (Even though I’ll cover up more, I’ll definitely still tone up with whatever energy I still can muster in the midst of working on my dissertation!

Here are a few of my favorite things for fall …

Howl-o-ween Hype

Trunk or Treat: ☼Sunshine☼ (my truck) tailgate was decked out with festive decor that featured ♥A&A♥ when we gave candy to my †Church† students last Howl-o-ween!

Nine Fine Fall Flaves

1. Favorite Candle: my Bath & Body WorksSalty Caramel that I used to light up my *Dallas Cowboys* jack-o-lantern and Advent †cross† (I’m also all about BBW‘s Pumpkin Pecan Waffles/White Barn‘s Thanksgiving Morning)
2. Favorite Lip Color: toss-up between my red Ardency Inn ♥Love♥ Cat lipstick from Sephora or purple Vera Wang *Rockstar* lip gloss from ULTA (c/o my Bestie Evie)
3. Favorite Drink: please view above {Exhibits B-E}
4. Favorite Blush: the ones from my KleanKolor Double Rainbow palette, plus I think that I’ll try Dulce Candy‘s tip on lip colors in a pill box for cheek colors!
5. Favorite Clothing Item: my birthday gifts ~ specifically the scarf/shawl ~ and my recent online finds plus my Target scores ~ particularly the jeans and booties!
6. Favorite Fall Movie: no new releases, so I’ll go with classic football flicks: Varsity Blues (came out my sr. yr.), Friday Night Lights (with a cameo of my h.s.), Remember the TitansAny Given SundayThe Longest Yard (including the original)
7. Favorite Fall Show: Grey’s ♥Anatomy!!! I’ve been counting down for the Season 12 premiere since the Season 11 finale ~ as a loyal fan for over a decade since the very beginning with the previous seasons on DVD
8. Favorite Thanksgiving Food: I’m not going to lie –> my Cranberry Pie #DISPObustAFlow
9. Favorite Halloween Costume: now how about I have y’all pick? My personal faves include when I rocked out my abs live, No. 5 … I won our contest in 2013 as Lone Ranger‘s Tonto and in 2014 as my Nurse Mom who was fine in 1969! Will I make a 3-peat??

Actually, please allow me to add a 10th item:

My #1 Favorite for Fall: my ✌two✌ ♥cute, cuddly companions♥ with whom to softly snuggle for cozy comfort plus who keep me company while hard at work and welcome me home after hard at play!

CHEERS to this time of year!

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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!

 

Feline Friday: Sappy Salmon

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 01/23/2015 at 19:45

When cats eat, they don’t look up because they don’t want to see the hand that fed them.

A&A

In ♫Weezer’s♫ words: ♪Say It Ain’t So!A&A always bat their baby blues & greens to me!

This implies that felines feel entitled to be royal, while dogs always act loyal.

Salmon

Salmon Delight in the House!

Yet mine must behave in order for me to reward them (they deserve the best treatment regardless) …

Wet and Dry

Both dry snacks & wet food give my felines a variety of nutrients & textures in this salmon flavor!

Therefore, while I watched The Secret on MLK Day, A&A ate and got to play! Cat Chow = MEOW! #DISPObustAFlow

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!