Thursday, December 28, 2017

Season's Eatings

I was given a Taco Cabana gift card in exchange for a blog post. However, all opinions are my own.

There are only a few days left to take advantage of four holiday favorite menu items at Taco Cabana

Photo from the Taco Cabana Facebook Page

These items include: Pico & Avo-Verde Tacos, Rancho & Verde Beef Enchilada Plate, Horchata Margarita and Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. 

I tried the Pico & Avo-Verde Tacos, Horchata Margarita and Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. All were delicious. 

The tacos were hot and tasty, the rita was like Christmas in a glass and the cheesecake was smooth with a graham cracker crust. 

Right now, you can get a FREE great appreciation card with the purchase of $25 worth of Taco Cabana gift cards. Happy Holidays! 

Photo from the Taco Cabana Facebook Page 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Merry Friendsmas!

Over the weekend I got together with my friends Samantha, Gina and Aly for a friendsmas dinner.

Aly, Me, Gina and Samantha

Gina hosted and let me decorate her dinning table! I love a good holiday themed tablescape!

I used a table runner I picked up at Target during last years after Christmas sale, score! By mixing a beautiful bowl and cake places I had the perfect platform for some Christmas ornaments I inherited from my grandmother.

I stopped at the Dollar Tree and grabbed simple round ornaments, half matte and half glitter, for the bowl. I had short round jars from my Easter tablescape that filled with fresh cranberries and a white candle. On top of the runner was a strand of battery operated fairy lights. 

The china is from Gina's Williams Sonoma collection. I finished the table by adding a stocking at each plate to hold silverware. These stockings were on sale for less than a dollar at Hobby Lobby. Again, purchased at an after Christmas sale. 

We ate, we drank, we spread Christmas cheer and exchanged gifts. A good night was had by all. 

My very best Martha Stewart pose. Its a good thing. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gifting With A Purpose

I received two items from Global Purpose in exchange for a social media promotion. 

During this gift giving season do you really think about the items you purchase? What if you could feel as good about your purchase as the person who receives it? This is exactly what Global Purpose has in mind. 

Global Purpose is a purpose-driven enterprise that has a variety of brands under their care. One of those brands is Village Artisan, a company based out of India that pays local women a living wage to crate handcrafted jewelry and home goods. 

Village Artisan can be purchased right where you pick up groceries! Look for the brand in the Blooms section of your local H-E-B store. 

Village Artisan products are 100% eco-friendly and made from a range of natural and recycled materials. Making purposeful purchasing decisions crates a more hospitable world! 

I was gifted these beautiful earrings and handmade cloth banner, now hanging in my dining room.  

Next time you swing by H-E-B, pick up a purposeful gift for your sister, mother or friend! 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Jumping Out Of a Perfectly Good Plane

I kicked off my 30th birthday at Skydive San Marcos! Skydiving was part of my 30 before 30 bucket list. Read the full 30 before 30 list here.

My sister was the only other person brave enough to take the plunge with me.

I was TERRIFIED the entire time we suited up and gained elevation on the plane. There is such a build up of anticipation before you jump. I skydived tandem and good thing because I don't know if I could have exited the plane alone.

Once you exit there is such a trilling rush. All my nervousness went out the window, or should I say out the plane. My amazing sister got the DVD package so we both jumped with a videographer who captured these shots during the free fall.

Once your shoot opens, and believe me it will open, you enjoy a very peaceful, slow fall back down to Earth. I enjoyed taking in the view, chatting with my instructor and watching my sister land. 

Skydiving might seem scary, but I encourage everyone to take the jump! You wont regret it.