Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 11

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by my birthday adventure to Pace Bend Park in Spicewood, TX! This was my view Sunday morning while awaiting a tasty birthday breakfast. Shout out to Ana for gifting me this lovely book by rupi kaur titled milk and honey (affiliate)! So yes, I turned 33 and if my birthday weekend is any indication of what 33 will be like.. I am so freaking ready!!

The plan since our January adventure has been to have at least one trip a month this year! So when my birthday landed on a weekend, we knew we had to plan a birthday trip! We invited some homies and their pups and off we went. I thank all the gods for allowing my birthday trip to happen without any major storms. I mention this because we heard Houston was hit with some heavy storms so we definitely dodged that bullet.

We ate a lot. The trip and the fantastical food menu for the weekend was my husband's gift to me. He said he thought about what it was that I truly loved and what made me incredibly happy. He didn't have to think too much because eating came to mind almost immediately 😂 He searched the interwebs for tasty camping grub and BAM! He came through for me, haha! 

Anyways, check out the snapshots below and don't forget
to watch the last video. I promise you it'll make you smile and maybe even laugh!


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Thursday, March 23, 2017


Today's #ThePaperFiles post is brought to you by cereal and Typo! That's right, this month's giveaway is full of awesome Typo goodies and I'm excitamated about it! I teamed up with Bre from Brewrites for March's giveaway!

I typically like to have a theme for these giveaways. Bre and I really didn't have an idea on what we wanted the theme to be but we both like the color black so we rolled with it. This is my birthday month so you'd think we could have come up with something else. LOL! To be honest, it was a weekday evening when we met up at Typo and you know how exhausting it is to be an adult.. the end of the week just made it worse. But, we did stop at Tout Suite and that's always a fun & delicious stop! My husband was out of town so I bought 4 macarons and actually got to eat them myself 🤣

One more thing- I want to apologize if the pictures are crappier than usual. My camera's flash died and I haven't repaired it yet. These pictures are my first ones taken outside in the sun. I'm sure most would say that this is the best way to do it but whatevs 🤷😁

On to the goodies!

Number Uno: You cannot be cereal spiral (not affiliate) with an elastic fastener - lined paper - 6x8

Number Dos: The working week in summary spiral - blank pages - 4-1/2 x 6-1/2

Number Tres: It's lit spiral with elastic fastener - lined paper - 8x11

Number Cuatro: Zippered pencil bag in black, pink and a shiny pink? 😁 9x6

Number Cinco: Greeting card that you have to fill out -5-1/2 x 6-1/2

Number Seis: Two pens - french fries and an all black pen

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 10

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by the Houston Rodeo, my sister, and this mama that was stressed out and ready to give birth (she more than likely already did!). According to Mama Carrizo, we saw the Rodeo animals together about 22 years ago. I admit that the times I've been there since then, I've only been to the concert or I go straight to the food. I'm not much of a carnival ride person because I'm not trying to die. Not that people die on them, I just can't handle it 😂

Seeing the animals was pretty exciting to me! Now although I love animals, I am not a vegetarian but don't think I haven't considered it. A few years ago my husband showed me a video of how cows are mistreated and then killed. It freaking broke me. I think I lasted a month or so without beef, pork, & chicken. The reason why I went back was because I started to feel a bit weak and I wasn't sleeping right. I believe it was because I wasn't getting those nutrients elsewhere. I've considered doing it again, I just have to find the right mix because you know I love to eat!

This isn't to say that all Houston Rodeo animals are killed or not because I honestly don't know the deal with these animals. I do know that none of them looked to be mistreated or upset. We saw a few steers that were very affectionate towards their handler and that definitely put a smile on my face!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 9

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by the lovely Sweet Tea (Yes, I know I capitalized it Grammarly!!) station in my local Whataburger! It is quite a beauty and tastes delicious. Just so we're clear, Whataburger Sweet Tea is tasty but definitely not my #1. That's a conversation for another day.

Thanks to my fantastical Whataburger tumbler, I can keep my Sweet Tea cold pretty much all day. No, this is not an advertisement and no that's not an affiliate link (although, I should be paid for all this free advertisement I give them 🤔 ) I just really like Sweet Tea and my tumbler so I brag about it 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 8

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by bananas! Okay, not really but they were part of the theme for the birthday party I went to Saturday. Not your typical party as it was for a one-year-old but it was a blast! Baby Matthew turned one and the birthday theme was monkeys. His mama, Farah (bottom), got all the deco help from Pinterest and dammit am I a proud friend, haha!

Shout out to Jessica (left), Susana (right), and Farah (bottom) for being my friend for what seems like forever. I have been lucky enough to call these ladies my friends for many, many years even though we don't see or speak to each other every day. If that's not friendship, I have this thing all types of wrong! Thanks so much to Farah and Javier for inviting us to the birthday shindig and winning not one but two prizes, haha!

On another note, this post is late because it's been another busy week and I've come down with a sinus infection or cold or.. honestly, I'm not sure what it is and my doc wasn't very clear. Point is, I haven't been sick in like two years and so I feel like serious shit. I'm writing all of this from my bed btw.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

aristumbles | 3

Here are a few links that caught my attention this week!


#2 is spot on!

Some are gross!

And blasts it all over the city

I certainly wouldn't invite too many people over.

I think I did pretty well! I had not heard of some of the words, LOL!

So many shocked faces!!

Enamel pins that look like film, y'all!
Yes, I think I might have to buy me one!

23 productivity hacks that are worth a read
I'm already doing some of these!

I think I would like to try them.

Everything, Everything is a book I'm reading that was turned into a book
It's the story about the chick who can't leave her home but she finally does for love!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 7

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by our anniversary adventure in Huntsville State Park. That's right, the husband, Finnashit, and I packed up and drove about two hours to camp it up on our 5 year wedding anniversary. It's crazy how fast time flies but it really feels like we've been married for far longer than that, haha! We met up with another couple there and when they left Saturday at noon, another couple met us there!

Finn and I had never been to this park so we were excitamated for the new adventure! I especially liked that the drive was way shorter than the Flat Creek adventure but Flat Creek still has my heart! What the husband and I didn't plan on was the weather dropping the way it did. We froze our asses off Friday night and it put me in a really shitty mood. My apologies to my husband and the Finnashit, but I needed warmth and although my sleeping bag was super thermal, I was still fucking cold!

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