Friday, October 2, 2015

Currently Reading | Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Today I'm sharing this fantastical new book I'm reading, Big Magic (affiliate) by Elizabeth Gilbert. This book came out September 22nd and it has srsly taken over my Facebook feed. I know she's published other books, but the only other book I've read was Eat, Pray, Love. I've read it twice and even bought Mama Carrizo a copy of it in Spanish. <3 And we watched the movie because we adore Julia Roberts.

So yeah... For the last few weeks, I've seen this book pop up on my Facebook feed a lot. Along with the book on my feed, I also see her podcast, Magic Lessons, which apparently has been around for months. The excitement was growing and I thought about giving the podcast a try. Now, I'm not a podcast person per se but since I have a 45min to an hour commute to and from work I figured I'd give it a shot. That day was Tuesday. I listened to three episodes and really felt what was being said. It convinced me that I needed to get this book.. so I did.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend Snapshots | 38

Today I'm sharing my Weekend Snapshots 38, brought to you by the fantastical view of lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas. This is where E and I spent our relaxing 7 year anniversary. Eek, 7 years seems like such a long time and I swear it feels like it's been at least 10 years LOL!

Typically on our lake trips we leave late at night so we don't have to deal with traffic. Bossman gave me Friday off so we left Thursday night. It's not too bad since we both like to drive, but those deers are no joke. I remember driving up there one night alone to meet with E and being so freaking close to hitting a deer that ran onto the freeway. The car next to me wasn't so lucky, though. The noise and the splatter is one of those things I'll never forget. That and the fact that I love animals made that drive so memorable. RIP little dude.

We spent some time on the jet ski's (the water was ccccold) and some time sunbathing but mostly sleeping. We're such party animals, haha! We hit up HEB because food and found a sweet Dia de los Muertos wax warmer. It was $15 and I was iffy about getting it but I know I'd regret it if I didn't. They also had some pillows, cups and a plug-in wax warmer. Might go back for the plug-in ;) We also found some Arby's curly fries that were most definitely a must for our burgers! And in case you're wondering, yes they tasted just like the ones from the restaurant. Another thing we found at HEB was my bestest friend, Blue Bell Cookies N' Cream ice cream. I spoiled the BFF with some time on the lake as breakfast. Cause that's what all champs eat for breakfast, right?

We made some sweet adult beverages and enjoyed our time together without worrying about the adult responsibilities in Houston. Thankfully, Mama Carrizo came through and doggy sat our kids while we were gone. Saturday morning felt pretty weird without my five shadows, haha!  I'm pretty sure the next time we go, Finnashit will be joining us. I missed that little boy like crazy <3

We decided to head home a day early so that we wouldn't feel rushed Sunday to get home and get our shit in order before the work week. The plan was to leave Saturday evening and hit up this restaurant in Bee Cave that we've been to before. By the time we got on the road, it was an hour and half before the restaurant closed. Our drive would have taken an hour and we didn't feel right making folks cook for us when we know they would be closing soon. We opted for my favorite place ever, Whataburger!

Our kids were definitely ecstatic to see us. So of course when the boys got on the bed Sunday morning, neither of us said anything. I swear these boys are spoiled as shit and get away with anything! But you can't say no to these faces.. and the kisses and all the lovin'!

We hit up Chuy's for a late lunch and watched our boys, the Houston Texans, get a win in what seems like forrrevveerrrr. Not the best game played, but a win is a win so of course we'll take it!! Oh, and Dallas lost so that made Sunday even better! LOL!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday Letters | 2

Dear new to me iPhone 6,

I appreciate your capacity. I appreciate that I no longer have to worry about not having enough space or having to delete precious pictures (or other apps) in order to make the new app happy. You are appreciated!

Dear Kroger by Casa de Reed,

Thanks for stocking up on mucho veggies for my last visit. I had been pretty sad on my last few visits, but you totally made up for it! Zuchinni & Squash pasta is a big fav in our casa!

Dear Husband,

Friday will be 7 years together. Why does it feel like it's been an eternity? Haha, totally kidding! Happy early 7 years, Smelliott! <3

Dear Bossman,

Thanks for giving me Friday off so that I could have a 3 day weekend to romp around the lake with my husband!!

And lastly..

Dear Bisexual homies,

Happy #BiVisibilityDay!!! We're living in a time where our sexuality is evolving and is finally being accepted by the masses. Thank you for standing up for who you are! You are one of a kind and in charge of who YOU ARE and who YOU LOVE! Don't let anyone tell you that you're greedy or confused or plain right stupid.. You deserve to love whoever you want without being judged. <3 <3


Wednesday Letters is a series where I share my appreciation for things/people in my life. I started this after seeing the Momma of Dos series, Friday Letters.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Weekend Snapshots | 37

Today I'm sharing my Weekend Snapshots pt 37, brought to you by my boys Remidog & Finnashit. This weekend was truly one of the best I've had in a very long time. I was in fantastical company, ate some nomtastic goodies and even caught up on some pillow time!

Weekend started off with a Houston event that I've been super excitamated to attend for a few weeks now. It was FYHA's grand opening party and it was a must for me because duh! Houston IS awesome and F**k is one of my fav curse words :) I censored that for you..  

F**k you, Houston's Awsome has had an online store for a while & I'm pretty sure they've had a store before but this was like the super duper grand opening party for them... I guess? The store is located at 2315 Commerce, 77002 if you're down to stop by and say shellos! It's in a warehouse type district so if you stop by to say shellos to them, make sure you stop at the other shops in the bldg. 

Two of my girls joined me on this Houston adventure & I'm glad I invited them. We enjoyed some great art, interesting characters, music, tacos from a fantastical truck (cannot remember the name #fail), bought a shirt and even saw some homies I knew. Bre from Brewrites & her husband were there, we totally should have taken a picture #bloggerfail and my best man, J was there too. I totally should have expected to see him because he's too damn cool to not attend LOL! Grand Prize held the after party for the FYHA event with a special drink called The Purple Prize.. loaded with Bacardi 151, grape liqueur, Sprite, gardnished with a grapy Jolly Rancher and served with a double styrofoam cup. I mean, it's Houston 100%!!

Saturday was a super duper chill day for me. E spent the morning and evening biking with a few hour breaks in between. This meant I could catch up on my shows and be extremly lazy with no judgement. Not that E judges me, but sometimes #ChulatheChi judges me or Remidog does when he wants to romp around outside and I'm just not having it.

Sunday was a glorious day. I started my weekend reppin' Houston and ended it the same damn way. We hit up Bernie's Burger Bus in Bellaire for the first time since they opened up a storefront. We were big fans of the buses but since we moved, everything is so far... So when E and I contemplated on what we wanted for lunch and Bernie's came up..we knew we couldn't say no even though it was so far. Not only was it worth it, but we also brought home leftovers!!

I ended my day with Tyler Durden and Bluebell ice cream. I think it's safe to say it was a good weekend!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Weekend Snapshots | 36

Today I'm sharing my Weekend Snapshots pt 36, brought to you by the homie Connie from Momma of Dos and my silly face. Connie and I attended a social network workshop on Saturday by The Marketing Chicks. Before I get into that I want to mention that every time I write my first paragraph of my Weekend Snapshots, I feel as if the days, weeks, months are moving faster and faster. This feeling makes me want to appreciate every second/minute of the day just a little bit longer. You should do the same.

As I said above, we started our weekend with a social network workshop by The Marketing Chicks. It was an event held to help folks with their social networking. This workshop was especially good for small businesses that are trying to get their name out. As a blogger, our name/brand is our business. I forget this pretty often because I look at my blog more as a hobby than a job and then Connie smacks me and reminds me that 3twentysix is a business! It's great to have good friends like her LOL!

The workshop was located in City Centre, Hotel Sorella and they had breakfast for us. Legit freaking breakfast. Connie & I never say no to food, especially free food so you know we were all over it. After breakfast, we went upstairs to the penthouse for our workshop. Yes, the penthouse with a sweet view of City Centre and the beautiful Houston Sky. Houston just had a weather change (fake Fall is what I call it) and the weekend was glorious because of it. So we mingled with new folks, learned some new tricks, had some free Chipotle (thanks to Nicole from The Marketing Chicks), took some selfies, and overall had a great Saturday with some very talented ladies.

I went out and celebrated a friend's 29th birthday Saturday night but failed miserably by not taking pictures. I was too busy mingling, eating and drinking. #sorrynotsorry. One of my really, really good friends from Florida mailed me a Texas goodie. I had completely forgotten about it and went a little crazy trying to figure out why I had received this. My name was spelled correctly and I knew it came from Florida. I searched my emails and my bank account to make sure I didn't buy it and forgot all about it. Finally, it hit me and I asked her about it. She said yeah and we laughed pretty hard about it.

We made burgers last night, but Kroger was out of our potato bread so we used the generic ones that are too small for our patties. We still ate them though.. I took a picture of E's burgers because he overpacks them and then they look funny. After the burgers, we all sort of started to pass out on the couch.... the boys included.

Hope you had a great weekend!