Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Top: Already had (bought last summer, Old Navy)
Coral skimmers: $7 (Jennifer Lopez for Kohls)
Nude platform sandals ($4, Lauren Conrad for Kohls)
Linked up to The Pleated Poppy
Monday, May 6, 2013
Ever wonder why you enjoy dining out so much more than dining in? Well, aside from the obvious...not having to cook, clean up, etc. :) I'll be honest, it's the clean-up that I dread every stinkin' time.
Restaurants just seem to add that little extra SOMETHING that kicks your experience up to the next level, though, don't they? And if they don't, you don't go back there. At least, I don't...my time and money are too hard to come by to waste on a mediocre experience, to my way of thinking.
Our favorite Mexican restaurant in town JUST DOES IT. Everything is just right, somehow. My go-to menu item is the Brisket Tacos. They are so fresh and fantastic that just the thought of them makes me mouth water. Yep, it's watering right now. They serve them with this fresh cilantro salad on the side, and let me tell you....that cilantro salad makes that dish.
So a couple of weeks ago, I was making pulled chicken tacos, and thought I'd try my hand at the salad. I'm calling it a "salad" because I'm not sure what else to call it! It's not exactly a salsa, I don't think. Well, it turned out amazing. So amazing that I have made chicken tacos and steak tacos multiples times since then, just so I could make this salad to go with it.
And of course I just had to share it with you. It's so easy that it almost seems silly to brag on it, but I'm going to anyway.
Equal parts cilantro and chopped onion
Juice of one lime
I put the three ingredients into my Ninja and just let it whirl for a bit.
The brightness of the cilantro and lime just make the tacos so tasty and fresh.
Ooooooooh, I'll bet it would be so good on enchiladas, too! And maybe tostadas...or baked chimis...
Linked up to Watch Out, Martha!
Dress: $6 (Thrifted, Target)
Jacket: Hand me down
Sandals: Gift (F21)
I am standing next to one of my new favorite thrifty finds...a bottlebrush tree! We bought it last year on clearance at Lowe's, not really knowing what it was, and planted it. It bloomed this year, and we just absolutely love it! LOVE it!
I really, really enjoy flower gardening (aren't flowers one of nature's anti-depressants, truly?), but flower gardening in Texas and flower gardening in the Midwest are two totally different experiences. It has taken me a good while to figure some of it out, but I think I'm finally getting the hang of it!
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Monday, April 29, 2013
Chambray top: FREE (Kohl's...I stacked coupons and used Kohl's Cash)
Coral skimmers: $7 (Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's)
Shoes: $3.47 (Kohl's)
Ok, so it was a Kohl's kind of a day, I guess. :P I chose this picture because I have seen my daughter make the same face so many times, and I like that her face is looking out at me. I see my mom there, too. I love those two precious sweethearts.