TANK: Electro Threads
If you live in San Antonio, and haven’t been to Eisenhower Park, you are seriously missing out! This park is amazing and is my favorite hike in San Antonio. It has a great mixture of rocky canyons and wooded creek paths. One section of the outer rocky loop has a very extreme incline and decline that makes for a great work out. The entire outer loop actually makes for a fantastic work out. I like to combine running & lunges throughout the about 2.75 mile loop. This is a great park to bring your pets, our dogs absolutely love it. Hiking is our favorite thing to do as a family and it truly brings out the best behavior in our dogs.
There is also a wooden lookout deck that gives you an awesome elevated view of San Antonio, including the downtown area. The hill that leads you up to the post is pretty steep, so I like doing lunges on the way for a little extra workout! The tank top I’m wearing is from one of my favorite companys called Electro Threads and I absolutely love it. All of their designs are colorfully unique and spread a positive message. Finding balance is something I’m trying to do daily in my life & I love wearing this tank as a reminder! ❤
My all time favorite boutique, Dottie Couture, added some seriously cute arrivals last night that I must share with y’all! ❤ Thanks for stopping by & Happy Hump Day!
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〈 THE MOST SNOW IN COLORADO 〉
Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week has been amazing. Part 2 is going to be a combination of the 2 days that we went snowboarding. On our second day in Pagosa Springs we went snowboarding at Wolf Creek Ski Area. It is most known for having the most snowfall in Colorado! Luckily for us, my brother and sister-in-law let us borrow their snowboards, which saved us a good bit of money. The first day it was snowing pretty good the entire time we were there and unfortunately we forgot one of our pairs of googles, so Tyler’s eyelashes were pretty frozen the entire time. Our car was crazy covered in snow when we got back to it! I had only snowboarded one other time than this exactly one year ago, so I was pretty nervous. Getting off the lift is always the scariest part for me, but by the second half of the second day I was doing it like a pro (which for me is if I don’t fall lol).
This was our first time at Wolf Creek and we absolutely loved it! All of the staff was so friendly and the slopes were a blast. I definitely should have hit the gym before we left because snowboarding is such a work out! Especially when you fall as much as I do, haha. The second day was seriously stunning! The sun was out, it wasn’t snowing, and we had both pairs of goggles. It was perfect! The sky on the way home was so beautiful. I really love how amazing the Colorado Sky looks at night. So different from at home in Texas! We are in the process of putting together a video from the trip that I can’t wait to share with y’all. 🙂
Part 3 will include a list of essentials and tips for the snow, so be sure to check back! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
TOP: Gray & Black / Black & White
BOOTS: Charlotte Russe
NECKLACE: Kendra Scott
Happy Monday loves! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family. We spent the first part of our day in San Antonio with my family and the second part in Houston with Tyler’s family. Our dogs seriously love it when we come to Houston mainly due to the fact that they can run around freely in Tyler’s spacious childhood home. We are getting packed and organized for our trip to Pagosa Springs, Colorado tonight. Last year was our first trip to Colorado (my first time ever seeing snow) and we loved it so much that we decided to make it an annual occurrence. This year will be a little bit different (better) because we have Layla now!
This vest is a MUST for your winter wardrobe. The quality is astounding and adds a surprising amount of warmth to your outfit. It’s a little on the pricey side, but is totally worth every penny. The faux fur it is lined with is seriously SO soft and the leather on the outside is high quality. Below are a few of my favorite new arrivals this week from Dottie Couture.
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WHAT YOU NEED:
16 ounces of cooked pasta
2 cups of cooked chicken, cubed
1 tsp minced garlic
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1/2 cup diced mushroom
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups shredded gouda cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 – 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
salt and pepper
STEP 1: Place onion, green pepper, mushrooms, garlic and butter in a skillet and sautee for 2 mins. Stir in the flour and cook for another 2-3 mins. Whisk in the chicken broth. Stir until the broth thickens.
STEP 2: Whisk in the yogurt. Add 1 cup gouda cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the cooked pasta, chicken, and can of tomatoes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and Tony Chachere’s.
STEP 3: Spoon the pasta into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with oregano. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 mins, or until cheese is melted and browning. ENJOY! 🙂
My Grandma has been making this recipe for years and it is seriously delicious! This pasta bake is really filling and provides us with left overs for the entire week. Tyler is not a fan of mushrooms and he still loved it. He didn’t even notice I actually added a little more than the recipe called for! This recipe is perfect for those really busy weeks when you don’t have any time to cook, which happened to be this week for us, so we made it last night. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
TUNIC: Dottie Couture / Similar
LEGGINGS: Dottie Couture
SHOES: Dottie Couture
We had a camping trip planned for this past weekend, but unfortunately the weather forced us to cancel our plans. I was so excited to spend a weekend outdoors and to get some mountain biking in. I got my first migraine Saturday morning and it was absolutely one of the worst pains I’ve ever had! Thank goodness Tyler was home to take care of me until it passed. He really is amazing! 🙂
Sunday turned out to be a gorgeous day, so we decided to have a day date on the River Walk. We got a table right along the river; it was perfect! We even made a little duck friend, who was very persistent on having some of our lunch. The weather finally got below 70 degrees, so I wore my favorite leatherette leggings and a distressed tunic. It was so amazing to finally be able to wear long sleeves and pants and not get hot by mid-day. Fall has finally arrived in San Antonio and I am THRILLED! 🙂 This entire outfit is from Dottie Couture because, duh, they’re my favorite. This tunic has sold out once already, so make sure you snag it this time around. I normally wear a size small, but I got a medium to make it would fit more like a dress so I could wear it with or without leggings. The leatherette leggings are amazing quality and seriously look good with everything.
I hope y’all had a fantastic weekend. Thanks for reading! 🙂
WHAT YOU NEED:
Fudge Stripes Cookies
These cookies literally take 3 simple steps to make, and are seriously delicious!
Step 1: Put a quarter size dab of orange icing on middle of upside down cookie
Step 2: Place a Hershey’s kiss in the middle of the icing
Step 3: Press down on Hershey’s kiss
You can serve immediately or place in fridge!