Monday, March 31, 2014

Little Man has been Saved

Meet Little Man. He's the adorable and feisty pup that was abandoned on our front door a week ago today. Yes, I said abandoned. Someone put him in a box with some old shirts, a toy, a bag of food and left him at our front door. No note saying "I'm sorry, I couldn't take care of him." or even a twenty dollar bill. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Starting a new decade | HBD to me

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeey it's my birthday! I'm officially 30 today and I'm super excitamated to start this new decade! Been hearing a lot of folks say that the 30's are the new 20's.. I'm not down to relive my 20's so cheers to the 30's bitches LOL!

Folks also say it's your dirty thirty and I never knew why.. I googled it and found this.. The age at which single women without children realize that their biological clock is ticking. As a consequence they may lower their standard and increase their willingness to perform sexual acts as a matter of desperation in order to find a mate/sexual partner. They may also attempt to hook up with younger males as an attempt to elongate their youth. This expression almost always refers to women, as men are thought to always be in this state.. Isn't that something? LOL I will not consider my birthday the dirty thirties or ever refer to someone's 30th birthday as dirty again LOL!

I leave you with a picture of this awesomesauce little girl... ME!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Nomtastic Haute Wheels Food Truck Fest

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I had a freaking blast at the Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival. I took my mom with me cause she's never grubbed from a food truck and she never turns down new food! Reminds me of someone LOL! It was hotter than it has been in a while so you can imagine how everyone felt. The lines were reasonable at most trucks. The parking was a mess. Gotta do better on that HEB Beer and Garden. We really wanted to try Chi'lantro truck but the line was ridiculously long every time we tried so that was a no go. I've been meaning to try the Monster PBJ truck and finally had a chance to. Almond butter, apple slices, grape jelly panini grilled sammich? Yeah you cannot pass on that. It was delicious!

We had our share of sweets and mom tried Blue Moon beer for the first time. Think she's in love! It was a bit hard to eat, wipe the sweat off your face, hold your drink, and take pictures... so I didn't get too many pictures of the food :( This was my first food truck fest so I will be better prepared next year. I need to find out if they allow you to bring your own chairs cause there wasn't too many places to sit. Overall we had a great time and enjoyed the event. I'll see you next time Haute Wheels and I'll be very prepared for your nomtastic event!

Did you attend the Haute Wheels fest?! Have you attended any other food truck fests?!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The 4th Annual Haute Wheels, THE Food Truck Festival | Giveaway 2014

The 4th Annual Haute Wheels food truck event is this weekend and here's your chance to win some tickets. First let's talk about who is going to be there and what this event is all about. :)

This 2-day festival will benefit the Houston Community College Foundation featuring fun food trucks you've seen around the city. 30+ food trucks, HEB Beer and Wine Garden, street entertainment and a vendor village. It'll be a fantastical weekend to hang out with some hungry friends or grab your hungry family and have a blast!

Let's talk about the food trucks participating in this years Haute Wheels 2014..

Angie’s Cake, Coreanos, Chi’lantro BBQ, Chocolat d’arte, Good Dog Hot Dog, Flip ‘n  Patties, Fork in the Road, Fraiche, Frosted Betty, Golden Grill, Happy Endings, H-town StrEats, It’s a Wrap, Koagie Hots, Kona Ice, Kurbside Eatz, LadyBird, Monster PBJ, Muiishi Makirritos, Nom Mi, Pocket to Me, Porch Swing Desserts, Soul Cat Cuisine, St. John’s Fire, The Waffle Bus, The Lunch Bag, Tila’s Taco Truck, and Snow Cream Man—an original 1961 ice cream truck.  Newcomers include:  The DETOX Truck, The Hungry Lumberjack, Les Ba’get, Espresso Rescue, Katmania Crepes, Miso Yummy, Mr. Sizzle’s Curbside, Gastro Punk,  Foodgasm, Skratch and Yummy’z Kitchen. See more info about the food trucks on the official Haute Wheels website.

And there's more..

In the H-E-B Beer and Wine Garden, sample a variety of wines and craft beers from
Alaskan Brewing, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s, Real Ale Brewing Company, Saint Arnold, Shock Top, Alexander Valley Vineyards,  Rex Goliath, Gnarly Head and Kendall Jackson.

Festival-goers will enjoy a wide variety of street entertainment including a Mardi Gras style performance daily by Craig Kinsey; an acoustic performance by Ancient Cat Society; Houston Dynamo interactive area; up close skating demonstrations by Northside Fury and a larger than life food truck inspired chalk painting by a team of artists from Via Colori®—the annual street painting festival benefitting The Center for Hearing and Speech held each fall.  Kids can join in the fun by creating their own mini masterpiece as well. 

Ready to know where and when?!

Where: Haute Wheels takes place on the HCC Southwest West Loop Campus, 5601 West Loop South.  

Hours: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 and 12 p.m.  – 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 23.

How Much: Tickets are $16 for adults, which include $5 worth of drink concession tickets, music and $1 donation to the HCC Foundation.  Children 12 and under are free.  Purchase tickets online and find a complete list of food trucks and entertainment at www.hautewheelshouston.com.  

How can you win tickets: I'm giving away FOUR tickets to this fantastical event. The tickets will be available either for Saturday or Sunday, not both days. In order to win these tickets, go to the 3twentysix Facebook page and enter by commenting or liking! If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by and go and spread the word. The more folks we have backing an awesome event like this the better. We want everyone to know how much we love our food trucks!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Did You know - St. Paddy's Day | 2014

  • The United States held the first St. Patrick’s Day parade. Even though Ireland has been celebrating the feast of St. Patrick since the ninth century, the first recorded parade in the world to celebrate the Catholic saint was in Boston in 1737, decades before we were even an independent country. Ireland did not have a parade in St. Patrick’s honor until 1931, in Dublin. Even today, 18 out of the 20 largest St. Patrick’s Day parades are in the U.S.A. (London and Dublin round out that list, with New York City at numero uno).
  • In modern celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day, revelers wear green, eat and drink green foods and turn everything they can dye green. This tradition is said to commemorate St. Patrick’s use of the shamrock in his religious teaching, but didn’t really become a part of his feast celebration until the 19th century. In reality, St. Patrick wore blue.
  • St. Patrick Was Not Irish. His birth name was actually Maewyn Succat -- it wasn't until he was in the Church that it was changed to Patricius, or Patrick. St. Patrick, the Apostle of Ireland, was born in Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, which is in Scotland. As a teenager, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and enslaved as a shepherd for several years. He attributed his ability to persevere to his faith in God.
  • According to a US Census, there are more Irish people in America than there are in Ireland. As of 2003, more than 34 million Americans had Irish ancestry. The population of Ireland is just more than four million people.
  • On any given day, 5.5 million pints of Guinness, the holiday's go-to brand of beer, are consumed worldwide. But on St. Patrick's Day, that number more than doubles to 13 million.
  • The Blarney Stone is reportedly kissed by up to 400,000 people a year, making us think that you're likely to catch more than just luck from this Irish tourist attraction.
  • March 17th is the day St. Patrick died. So you're kind of celebrating his death.
  • St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal. Of course there are parades, parties, bars and sporting events held on St. Patrick’s Day. Many businesses close and tons of people celebrate. Houses are adorned with leprechauns and shamrocks and everyone wears green. But that’s not all!
  • In Argentina, they strive to drink (literally) all night long on St. Patrick’s Day, until 7 or 8 a.m. Japan celebrates with St. Patrick-related events all through March. In the United States, it is the second-biggest drinking day of the year (after New Year’s Eve).
  • March was declared Irish-American Heritage Month in the United States in 1991 due to the date of St. Patrick’s Day. The White House fountain, the Chicago River, Savannah’s downtown fountains, and the Chadakoin River in New York are all dyed green every year. And, in some parts of the northeast, peas are planted on St. Patrick’s Day as a tradition.
  • There is a small addendum that needs to be mentioned here… abbreviating St. Patrick as “St. Patty” is considered demeaning to the Irish, since Patty is the diminutive form of “Patricia.” The correct term is St. Paddy’s Day, as “Paddy” is the short form of Patrick.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Weekend Snapshots

Finally got a chance to wear my new white Chucks.

E & I hit up Zoes Kitchen Saturday for our lunch date. NOMS!

Breakfast of champs Sunday morning.

Cute family tree stamp from Michael's

Remidog tearing up his Kong. Don't mind my crappy backyard LOL

Remidog waiting patiently for his pancake. HA!

Leana Little hiding under Remidog hoping she'll get some pancakes too.

Beautiful Sunday afternoon run to HEB.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Love 03.07.14 | Typography

Friday Love 03.07.14 | Typography

Friday Love 03.07.14 | Typography by ariana-shankasaurus featuring wall art

What is Typography?! Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make the language it forms most appealing to transparent learning and recognition.

Why do I love it?! Because it is unique to its creator. It is filled with emotion and its beautiful!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Week 4 - Project Life 2014

Week 4's theme is orange & pink. Some things that stood out this week were: Two selfies (I rarely take them), new surround system that srsly sounds like a movie theater, bought a Logitech Harmony device to link up our TV goodies with our phones, doggy sat for my mom while she went on vacation, dinner and drinks at our friends new place, and of course the entertaining show Shameless on Showtime.

I'm a month behind on Project Life but I'm not stressing.. THERE'S NO RULES!!

I don't keep my PL goodies organized in any way so I can't always tell what line of PL i'm using. I can guess on some of them but yeah.. don't judge me LOL!

Product mostly used: Midnight Edition - American Crafts and lots of Studio Calico goodies

What is Project Life? Project Life is a memory-keeping system created by Becky Higgins. This is my first year doing Project Life. I don't have any of my journaling cards organized in any way, they're all kinda mixed up so telling you the products I use will always be a little crazy.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March - National Reading Month

I've been feeling under the weather the last couple of days, stomach flu is what the doc told me today. Figured i'd share that March is National Reading Month incase you didn't already know. Finding this on IG today while waiting at the doc's totally put a smile on my face. 

I finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and loved the story. It had me all types of anxious but then the ending was just.. Blah. I don't think too many folks liked the ending but overall the book was fantastical! 

I started the City of Bones series by Cassandra Clare and I'm not hooked yet. I'm barely on chapter ten but I'm sure I'll be hooked soon enough.

What are you reading?!