Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Mama doesn't drink or eat dessert by herself"

And who am I to break that rule? ;)

Today was all about spending some quality time with my precious peach of a mama. We have a very simple routine: shop, drink, eat. Check it:


We started out at Nordstroms Rack and Off 5th because they were having some good sales. And we scored big time! I found an Elie Tahari shirt that will be fun for a date night dinner for $30...


the answer to my prayers in boot form. In early January, I sent the hubs the following email from school:

"Sooo...I found the perfect pair of boots (teacher at school suggested-don't judge. I was not online shopping at work). And I want them more than I want to mother my own child. Well, maybe not that much. But I reallllyyy realllyy want them. I might even say that I need them. Put it in the budget? Thoughts? I love you...thinking of you...and boots."

Long story short, I didn't end up buying the boots. Practicality (and the hubs astute budgeting) won the day. But clearly these boots were destined to be mine, because I found them 50% off today! woo hoo!! Bring it on, fall weather!


The Mambo Taxi (margarita + sangria) is love.


We finished up our day at one of my favorite Dallas restaurants, Mi Cocina. It has a great atmosphere and delectable Tex-Mex fare.

We started with chips & salsa...

added some queso (NOT cheese dip people. In Texas we call it queso)...

and I ordered my favorite salad, the Rico. Highlights include grilled chicken, avocado and famous Mi Cocina dressing.

Bye Dallas!

I'm heading back to Houston early tomorrow morning. The padres and I ate some leftovers from last night's gathering for dinner. I ate my weight in spinach dip before dinner, so I stuck to one turkey slider and salad.

Before I turned in for the night, my parents did have a small request: "Can you make some of that dip?" Yep, I have made some Mmmm sauce believers out of them! I happily obliged and whipped up about 4x the normal recipe.

I've got an ice cold root beer float in my tummy (and perhaps the icing off the top of 6-7 baby cupcakes...whoops) and I think it's time to slip into a sugar coma.



  1. HA! The "cheese dip" comment cracked me up! I grew up in AZ and now live in TX and have been calling it queso my entire life. I'll never forget when I went to Gloria's with people from the midwest and they ordered "cheese dip" - to say I was embarrassed is an understatement :)

  2. Thanks for your sweet comment!And glad you left it - it led me to your blog! LOVE those boots - awesome and classic. So sweet of you to make all of those extra dips - I love cooking!!

  3. So glad you commented on my blog! You seem like a great person and I can't wait to get to know you through your posts!

    Love meeting fellow Christian bloggers ;)

  4. Love that root beer float! yummy eats =)

  5. Sounds like a fun day! Love those boots :)

  6. I love those boots! I have them and they are super super comfortable! That top is fabulous too! Sounds like a great day!

  7. Sweet! It looks like you had an awesome day with your Mum!

    I love those boots and that top, btw!! I need new boots....the salt from the Canadian winters have ruined them! Ugh!

  8. Lucky day with the boots! Sales excite me to no end!