Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Paper Files + Giveaway | January 2017

The Paper Files series worked out lovely last year so I'm bringing it back for 2017! We're starting the year the same way we did last year with a fun planner giveaway! As a paperhead, I understand how hard it is to find a planner that works. Especially since there is so much competition these days. I also understand that sometimes we end up with more than one planner for a single year 😉  and I'm totally the last person to judge ya for it. I'm guilty as we speak because I have two in my possession and one on the way. See what had happened was... my sister went on a mission to find one for Mama Carrizo and she ended up with a few extras. I checked them out the other day and one of them called my name. What? It's in my blood, as you can see. 😁

Number Uno: 2017 Day Planner by Lady Jayne Ltd. - 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" - 12 month weekly planner. Lots of pages for notes and the bottom tips tear off for page saving.

Number Dos: ACCOMPLISH pad (affiliate) by Knock Knock - 6" x 9"

Number Tres: 2017 Desktop calendar with stand by American Crafts - 8 1/2" x 5"

Enter to win #ThePaperFiles January giveaway by following the directions on the widget at the end of this post!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 1

Happy 2017, y'all! I hope the holidays treated you and your familia well! My holidays were full of great food, my favorite people, and of course, a lot of sleep! Can you believe it's been a little over a month since I popped my head in here? Crazy but I'm back and ready for the new year shenanigans! 

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by a gift Sandy Claws hooked me up with! Whataburger freaking socks! I'm sure you can imagine the smile on my face when I unwrapped them. I'm in love with Whataburger and I don't care who knows it, obviously! 

So we're changing it up this year with this series and by we're I mean, Jess and I. We've decided to do a year long link up. This means all the links for this series will be all together for the year. It'll be fun to look back at the end of the year and see all of the amazing weekends we all had!

Something else I'm changing is how I tell you about my weekend. I'll keep it short, sweet, & near the image unless some crazy, fantastical event happens that I have to spill the beans about!

Stay tuned this week for a series from 2016 that I just had to bring back! 😉

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Weekend Snapshots | 47

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by the delicious Pan de Jamon that Jihane's dad made for our Friendsgiving lunch this weekend! It was the first time I've ver had it and although I'm not quite sure of all of it's ingredients, I can definitely say it was nomtastic!

FRIDAY |  I met up with the HLB admin team for an event with LEVO and then we went for some tasty dinner. We lead such busy lives that it's hard for us to be available at the same time so we have to take advantage of the time we have sometimes. Margaritas were a must and the chisme was also present. It's nice to mingle with ladies that have the same culture as you but different backgrounds. I consider myself a great listener so learning more about these ladies has been a priority to me. Mainly because it's not just HLB that keeps us connected but it's our friendship as well. One that I hope we have for a very long time.

I received my Whataburger tumbler (also available in Stainless Steel only) Thursday night so of course, I pimped it for my #fridayshirtsteez along with my Whataburger shirt 😍 It's the most expensive cup I've ever purchased and even though I told Mama Carrizo I was ashamed of how much I spent, I'm so happy and proud to pimp it. Plus, it helps me drink more water since I'm not that big a fan of it.

SATURDAY | Baby showers at my age are part of the norm. Just like weddings. And occasional kid birthdays. Of course, my gifts would include some of the goodies that the mama to be put on her list as well as some #smallbiz goodies from Space Montrose. I've been there so many times and always walk by the baby clothes because there's no one in my life that has kids so why even stop? And I'm not trying to get that baby fever, yanno? I'm not even 100% sure that kids are in my future. I like them and would love to have at least one, but kids are forever and I can barely handle myself 😏

I wish I could say I gave her the pink Texas shirt and little cowgirl booties but I didn't. Instead, I went with a handmade Texas bib, some washable throw-up towels, and a cute believe in yourself shirt. I had a lot of fun and mingled with folks I haven't seen in a while. See, life gets complicated when you get older and you just don't have the same amount of downtime with the homies.

SUNDAY | Friendsgiving Lunch at Jihane's casa was tasty! Mama Carrizo made us some Argentinian empanadas and off I went on my hour drive to Jihane's. Haha! Lots of tasty food with a lot of amazing people. I met some of my friend's kiddos and their hubbies. It sounds strange but typically it's just the gals, yanno, so of course, we don't know the rest of their familia.

We also celebrated Jihane's son Sean's 11th birthday. Y'all know I made a fuss about not having a Chewbacca mask or the blue light up bracelet so Jihane hooked me up. I mean, I'm kind of the size of these kids, so why not take advantage, right? 😁

I'm grateful for these ladies and everyone else who takes the time out of their day to see how I'm doing or ask me for some help. Aside from being a good listener, I love to help those I care about. Whether it be with their social networks, to their phones not working, to asking me if they should wear Black chucks or Red chucks. The only way this shit works is if when I need something, they're there for me as well. Friendships don't work unless you do. Hell, relationships don't work unless you do.

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