I can’t believe it’s already the end of May! As cliché as it is, where has the time gone? It feels like just yesterday that we were all celebrating the holidays. Now, all I see are graduation posts from friends and family completing high school and going off to college or graduate school, more specifically medical school. Crazy!
As you guys know, J & I don’t have kids yet, but that has never stopped me from acting like one whenever I see anything Corgi related. From pillows to socks to pajamas to coffee mugs, I fangirl hard each time I see something new. Along with Corgis, I also enjoy large glasses of wine, cooking, and especially reading. When Incorgnito Publishing Press reached out to me to help spread the word about their new “Corgi Bits” series Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore, I jumped at the opportunity.
After 3 years of actively doing PoPPilates, my body finally hit a plateau. My body wasn’t reacting to the workouts as well as it once was, leaving me unmotivated and lazy. Of course, that’s not uncommon when you repeat the same exercises for long periods of time. Your body becomes conditioned to the exercises and it takes even more work to make a difference.
The longer I blog, the more people I have visiting the site on a daily basis, which is awesome! That’s my goal. To bring great content to my readership. Today I wanted to share some snippets of facts about myself that you may find surprising or just weird. Regardless, they give you a glimpse into my lil’ ol’ life. I would love to hear some interesting facts about yourself, too. Comment with your tidbits!
We did it again! J & I attended another lovely Sur La Table cooking class this past weekend and we had a blast. J has given me these classes as gifts two Christmases in a row and it’s starting to become quite a yummy tradition.
The end of the year is here, and, although my blogging consistency resembles an ocean wave (very up and down), I’ve managed to pull it together towards the end of this year to bring you some new content. Hopefully, fun and informative content, too.
J’s birthday is on December 11th. It’s a hard birthday to shop for, not only because he is a hard person to shop for, but also because Christmas is two weeks after his birthday so I never know what to get him for his birthday versus Christmas. He jokes about how I always ask him, “do you want your big gift for your birthday or for Christmas?”
I’m 28 and, although, I still feel young, I can sense my body changing. I can’t help but feel sad about it, if I’m being honest. I never thought I’d feel the changes so quickly, but I am. Particularly in my skin.
J and I hosted the inaugural “Friendsgiving” party with our close friends this past weekend. Each gal was entrusted with bringing a crucial dish to complete our feast. Being the hosts of the gathering, I offered to take on the task of the turkey, stuffing and a side dish.
It was about time I wrote a post about one of my greatest passions: food. Just kidding… I do that enough already. However, I don’t want to discuss food in general, but other people’s food quirky preferences, or lack there of.
I visited the North Pole this weekend. Okay, not exactly the North Pole, but I figured it’d be a very similar experience as to the one I had this weekend at the Houston Nutcracker Market. There are hundreds of vendors that set up shop in the NRG Convention Center to spread holiday cheer …
What a weekend! It was filled with family, friends and food. What's better than that? Not much, in my book. On Friday night J and I went out to eat with my parents whom we haven't seen in a few weeks. On Saturday night I made a new lasagna recipe (coming soon in another post) that is definitely worth sharing, and on Sunday morning our close friends came over for a World Cup watch party.
I haven't written a post since March. March! Holy Mariah I'm way behind. I hate that I've let my blog fall to the wayside as my twin sis and I continue to build and grow our real estate business together. (BTW- we've moved brokerages and are now at a family-owned brokerage called Phillips & Associates Realty. We love it so far!)
Looking at my Netflix account under "Recommended for You", one would think I speak 4 different languages. I don't know what it is lately, but I've been hooked on international films and shows. Although sometimes tiresome and annoying to read subtitles, I get over the feeling quickly thanks to the attractive storylines, beautiful locations, and interesting cultures.
Y'all know I enjoy cooking. It never used to be one of my favorite things to do, but the older I get (and the second I moved out on my own), I learned I need to have some basic skills in order for myself and my waistline to survive adulthood.
It's hard to shop for boys, I'm not going to lie. Especially when your guy is a typical guy- he doesn't necessarily enjoy getting new clothes or grooming products. His hobbies are cars and electronics.
I don't go to the grocery store that often. Not because I don't enjoy going. I actually really do! I love browsing the aisles for new foods to try, or getting ingredients for meals I've planned out for the week.
I can't believe how cold it's gotten in San Antonio this winter! Not only have we had a solid showing of snow, but yesterday our entire city shut down due to extreme sleeting/ ice.
J purchased a cooking class from Sur La Table for me for Christmas, and Saturday night we got to enjoy it together! I had gifted my mom a class we did together a few years ago and we had a blast, so I was very excited that J and I could experience one together.
Did you know that the most common new year's resolution has to do with getting in shape, according to a Nielsen survey? Honestly, I used to be one of those people who vowed every January 1st to go on a diet.
Wow! Although some months were a little low on blog post count than others, I can happily say that this year has been a fantastic (and consistent) year of blogging for me.
A very Merry Christmas from our family to yours! I hope you have a safe and joyous Holiday with whomever you are blessed to share it with.
We all that one friend (or 5) who are completely obsessed with animals, more specifically, their own animals. Luckily, I've surrounded myself with some amazing women who adore their furry pets. Again, luckily, most of them are dog people... My two sisters are the only anomalies...
I spend a lot of time on the computer. Whether I'm working, blogging, catching up with my friends, or just killing some time, the computer is normally a constant in those activities.
I, unfortunately, do not have a strong DIY gene. I can make simple things, and enjoy the occasional home project or two, but the majority of the "visual creativity" belongs to my sisters and mom.
I don't know what it is, but for some reason I have the hardest time finding gifts for friends and family. I feel like once the holidays roll around, I can't seem to find anything they'd like for within the budget we allotted for each other. That's why I rely heavily on "gift guides". It helps kick-start my brainstorm.
I can officially get into the Christmas spirit now that Thanksgiving has come and gone. I'm a firm believer of waiting until after Thanksgiving to begin decorating for Christmas and listening to holiday music. Thanksgiving is such a fun holiday in it's own right that I think it needs a solid period of celebration, too.
I'm blessed to have mostly all my extended family in the same city. It makes seeing everyone during the holidays pretty easy.
My family has always celebrated Thanksgiving at my parents house. When I was younger, I'd always look forward to waking up to the smell of Thanksgiving turkeys roasting in the oven that Thursday morning.
The fact that I was even up and writing this the next day deserves some praise. I invited some gal pals over for a wine tasting party this weekend and before we knew it, it was 1:45 a.m. and we had about 7 empty bottles on the table. I got my happy butt into bad at 2 a.m. and WAS UP BY 6:30 a.m.! What the heck?? I basically napped...