Five for Friday: Springtime

Happy Friday! I hope that this week (and the last few weeks) has been a good one! The spring semester is always a busy one and it has proven to be a whirlwind this year…only four more weeks of classes and a week of finals left in this school year. Crazy.

Here are some pictures from the past two-ish months:)

1. Mr. Torres and I spent three days camping and hiking around in Big Bend National Park. Happiness.

Big Bend 2015

 2. We finally spent the time and effort to put in our raised bed! All of our plants were in the ground by April 1st:) Continue reading

Five for Friday: A Weekend in Louisiana

Another name for this blog post could be How To Visit Louisiana During Mardi Gras And Stay Away From All The Crazies!

Mr. Torres and I headed to Louisiana a few weekends ago to spend some time with my Louisiana sister and take a little break from the normal weekend routine. 

Little did we know that the weekend we planned to go down was the weekend before Mardi Gras! Fortunately, we were able to enjoy a day in New Orleans without experiencing the craziness that is associated with Louisiana during this time of year!

Here’s what we did:)

1.First stop…Angelo Brocato for a mid-morning snack.

There's nothing wrong with having king cake for breakfast and Italian pastries for morning snack, right?!?

There’s nothing wrong with having king cake for breakfast and Italian pastries for morning snack, right?!?

This place has been around since 1905 and serves up some pretty delicious Italian treats! Continue reading

Five for Friday: Happy 2015!

1. I made some goals for 2014 and did a great job on most of them….

  • No competitive races- Success!
  • Experience something that is distinctly Houston or big-city at least once per quarter- Let’s see…Houston Rodeo, Dynamo game, Rockets game, downtown NYE party, does visiting Galveston count?!? I think this one is a success:)
  • Finish decorating the living room and dining room- 96% Success! There are two more things on my to-do list for the living room and one of them (LoveSac covers) was a Christmas gift from Mr. Torres (should be delivered soon)!
  • Get a job- As of August, this one was a success!

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