Cinco de Mayo ‘Ritas and Fajitas

Our good friends, Lindsay and Will, had us over Saturday to celebrate our love for margaritas and fajitas. There was an awesome spread of Mexican favorites including wonderfully flavored fajita meat from a local carniceria, a super delicious queso blanco and enough Mexican beer and homemade margs to keep us cool all day. Sombreros and mustaches were worn by all including my Husband – and the beer. And I found the perfect hostess gift at Dolly’s in Nocona a few weekends ago – cute mini-shakers with margarita mixes and drink umbrellas that I packaged up with baby bottles of tequila. (The neon dot packaging idea was from Pinterest).


Coveted Style of the Week: Pop of Coral

Tangerine may be the color of the year, but coral is giving it a run for its money.

These pillows would be the perfect compliment for my gray living room.

Statement desk

Snuggly Coral

Some of my favorite blogs highlighting their love for the super summer color:

  1. Mrs. Lilien is crazy for coral.
  2. Camille Style pairs it with an earthy caramel.
  3. Apartment 34 is working the pink for a fun daytime look.
  4. This is a little more peach but makes for a pretty party.
  5. Handmade wares with a beautiful tint.

Summer Preview Weekend

I figured I should post about last weekend before my new weekend starts in like an hour (thank goodness)! The Husband and I have been working our tails off the past few weeks, but our sweet friends are making sure we get plenty of fun in on the weekends. Last weekend we embraced the already hot weather and started our summer a little early with patios, beer and pools.

Our weekend recap:

We spent Friday night having dinner and drinks with great friends. I was having a serious craving for Cajun food and really cold beer so we headed to JJ’s Oyster Bar, a great Fort Worth dive, for a little patio action. Then we tried out the new 80’s-themed bar across the street where the waitresses wear leg warmers and the decor includes a giant old-school Sean Penn poster and finished with a nightcap at our usual – Conlon’s.

Saturday was a busy but great day.

I love this hand-drawn rendering

I gave Ms. Callie a Fort Worth neighborhood tour trying to convince her to move across the metroplex from the Big-D – the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce should totally hire me part-time. We followed our little neighborhood 101 session with a yummy lunch at Blue Mesa where the sweet potato chips and blood orange, sage margarita totally hit the spot. On our next Fort Worth exploration we intend on visiting all the cute little boutiques around town which we will document and share with you!

Then our new neighbors had a backyard get-together and we had a chance to get to know lots of new people. Plus, they introduced us to two new awesome summer must-haves: (1) Summer Beer – 1/4 lemonade, 1/4 vodka, and 1/2 Blue Moon Beer (Try it. It will change your life); and (2) Polish Horseshoes – a game that involves Frisbees, PVC pipe and beer bottles (where can you go wrong).

And if that wasn’t fun-filled enough we headed to Nocona that evening for dinner with the family, the Mavs first playoff game and an awesome midnight swim and game of pool basketball. The next day my mom threw my sister’s best friend, Judy’s, bridal shower that went swimmingly and that I will post about soon.

Image Credit: [1], [2]

Relaxing Weekend With the Parents

Okay so my real, full-time day job is seriously starting to get in the way of my much more fun, part-time blogging hobby. I’m way behind on my posts and I’m trying to reorganize the content a little to make it more friendly so bear with me.

The day after I got home from my Salt Lake/Austin trip, my mom and dad came to check out the Main Street Arts Festival. Then they took me to a delicious dinner at Blue Mesa and treated me to a little shopping (where I finally bought the Rifle Paper Co. stationery I’ve been lusting after for weeks. They know just how to help a girl unwind after a crazy week. So much so that I decided to pack up and go to Nocona for the weekend for a little relaxing. Mom and I spent Saturday morning antiquing and running errands. I found some great stuff at the Two Blondes Antique Mall in the old boot company. Then we spent the afternoon baking some of the delicious goodies from Hummingbird Bakery’s colorful and super yummy recipe collection. I don’t know how I would function without these relaxing little weekends with my family.