Does this look familiar? PLEASE say it does because then I wouldn't feel so alone in this crazy month of December!!!! Where to start? What collection to put out first? Why oh WHY do I have so many decorations????!!!!!! This time of year I have so much on my plate that I don't even know… Continue reading I’m in trouble!
OK, is anyone else out there feeling like a STUFFED BIRD?!!! I ate so well and drank-a-PLENTY last week while celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. So much so that this week, I am on a mission to get back on a routine, focusing on eating healthy again and share some of my favorite "starts-to-my-day" with… Continue reading Power Pancakes!
Thanksgiving is done and whether we are ready or not, the holiday season is here!!! I love it. I really do. All the fun traditions bringing you closer to your family and friends. It's a time to rejoice, a time to be thankful (wait! didn't we just do that?! teeehee!), and a time to appreciate… Continue reading Check it off your list!
Cheers and Happy Turkey Day everyone!!! Well, it wouldn't be a celebration with out a Manos signature cocktail. 🙂 With much research (Thank you Pinterest!), I purchased ingredients for two options and settled on this little concoction, a Mixed Berry Sangria. Inspired by this Black Sangria which fulfilled all my requirements: 1. it could be… Continue reading Manos Turkey-day Cocktail
Hi Y'all! I think this might be how I start all my emails, posts, phone conversations from now on. 🙂 It's so cute and quaint and reminds me of the weekend I just had with my girlfriends. Have you ever been to Austin? I just got back from a girls weekend there and man, it… Continue reading Austin Y’all!
Thanksgiving is almost here. Can you believe it?! Turkey, stuffing, gravy. Relatives, friends, black Friday. Do y'all have big plans and traditions to recreate? Two years ago, we started a new tradition, and tried out a new location for our turkey dinner: Sunriver, OR. It's kind of an "in-between" destination for all the relatives. My… Continue reading Turkey traditions
Have you ever tried to pull of a surprise party?! O-M-G, it is NOT EASY, especially when it is for the core person of your family, the planner of all planners, the one who questions and motivates and schedules EVERYTHING for all of us! This December will be a monumental birthday for my mother Margery… Continue reading SURPRISE!!!!
Have you ever met someone and from day one you knew you would be friends? Last year I met an amazing woman. I liked her from the start but I didn't know how much I would like her until she mentioned she was going to a vintage show at the fairgrounds in Washington. A girl… Continue reading A Love for Vintage
Ok, so, I have to laugh at myself. Last year was my first year on the Art Lit committee at our school. Our team of 4 parents teach 6 lessons on famous artists to the student body. My part of the team was to come up with the step-by-step production that the kids create and… Continue reading Bulletin Board Day
Do you meal plan? I don't as often as I should. I say this because when I do, oh how our world runs so soooo much smoother! 7 weeks ago, I was coaxed into doing the Whole Life Challenge. It's been amazing staying on all the 7 tasks and really changing the way I think… Continue reading Meal Planning