Fiesta Friday: links I love and things to celebrate

It’s kind of the time of year when so many people get sick! Knock on wood our household has avoided getting sick so far.  I’ve used VicksVapoRub for various ailments such as a sore throat or cough, but did not know about some of these ways you can use it!

The hot Texas summer was so worth not having snow this fall/winter! Snow is beautiful to look at but not to drive around!

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We received an offer on our home and hoping to close on December 20 (!) so we’ve been busy looking at rental homes in the LA area. Feels like deja vu because we were just in this process in April!

 

 

Fiesta Friday: links I love and things to celebrate

things to celebrate happy weekend links

Every fall during the holiday season I like to make cranberry orange bread with a lemon glaze. I have an old recipe I’ve been using for years but I might try this one from Bless this Mess this fall. Doesn’t this look delicious?!

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I’m dying over this adorable pet fox, Juniper! I would love to have a fox around the house, and he’d kind of look like Bruce with the fox ears, ha!

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My family is in town for Thanksgiving, we’re looking forward to showing them our favorite BBQ in Austin and also exploring San Antonio!

 

 

Fiesta Friday: links I love and things to celebrate

things to celebrate happy weekend links

The cacti in Texas are so beautiful and I love these cupcakes by @houselarsbuilt (Instagram) they looks so real!

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My friend from VA, Julie, has been doing these awesome bus stop costumes the last few Octobers. She picks a different costume everyday when she picks up her kids from the bus stop. She does this to show kids it’s ok to be different – isn’t that so awesome?! She is not only a great friend but an amazing person and mother to her five kids! (Instagram @busstopcostumes)

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 I love fall desserts and this apple pumpkin bundt cake looks delicious and not complicated!

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Fiesta Friday: links I love and things to celebrate

things to celebrate happy weekend links

We took our annual fall family picture for Christmas cards this last week. Most years, I’m kind of an over-preparer and have them ready to send, snail mail, by December 1st. Some of these tips on how to look your best in pictures would have been helpful 🙂

Loving burgundy outfits and accents for the fall.

The Walking Dead (TV show) season 7 premiers this Sunday – just in time for Halloween ha, ha! It’s a zombie apocalypse show that I didn’t think I would like but here we are 7 seasons later 😉

 

Fiesta Friday: links I love and things to celebrate

things to celebrate happy weekend links

Where are the most underrated travel destinations?  The top country on my travel wish list in included on this list! As are a few other places I’d love to see (Morocco, Peru, etc).

It’s getting a little cooler in Texas, but some of these popsicle combinations sound delicious, especially the mango one!

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This recipe for pumpkin cookies sounds so good! I’ve never used pumpkin spice baking chips and sounds like it could be a game changer.