Monday, May 18, 2015


Happy Monday! I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend. I can't believe we're more than halfway through May. Bring it on, summer! We have so many fun things going on in the next few months that I'm just thrilled about! 

But let's get to Weekending, shall we? As per usual, I'm linking up with Biana and Meghan

Friday was my boss' last day with us before she left for another job. We "celebrated" with lunch at Babe's. My fellow DFW'ers will understand what Babe's is just by the name of the restaurant, but for my non-DFW residents, it's basically the best home cookin' place ever, with just a few things on the menu: fried chicken, chicken fried steak, chicken tenders, fried catfish and then a myriad of sides, including mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed corn, sugar salad, green beans and buttermilk biscuits. Basically, amazingness! 

I mean, hello giant plate of fried goodness! 

After work, I put together my indoor herb garden my friend Lindsey got me for my birthday. Brandon picked up basil, parsley, mint and sage at a little feed store next to his office, so I quickly planted them on Friday evening before our friends came over for drinks on our patio. 

We've had so much rain in the Metroplex lately that I feel like I should just channel Noah and build an ark! It's so crazy! So, we spent a rainy morning indoors cleaning, doing laundry and working with Walker on his flash cards. He's doing awesome with them, and I'd highly recommend them to any moms with toddlers! 

My mother-in-law came over for a little bit in the afternoon to spend some time with us and get her Mother's Day gift since we were in my hometown for Mother's Day. We had a little reprieve from the rain and spent some time outside with Walker running around playing on his favorite little play gym and showing off for his Mimi! 

Later, we took Walker to a little kid-friendly aquarium near us. It was the perfect size and Walker loved it! 

We came home and Walker ran around for a bit, even though it was ridiculously humid. {Seriously, get it together Texas weather!}

And then someone had his first meal at the table like a big boy! We got rid of the high chair tray and he did great! {Thanks to these awesome disposable placemats - that he can't move!} 

Once the little man was in bed, I made Shay's Chipotle Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw. Y'all, they were so good, Brandon got thirds! Definitely try these soon; they're the perfect spring/summer supper!  

We were up for a while because of the super loud rain, so we had a slow morning at home before church Sunday morning. Walker played in his Daddy's boots while I did some cleaning and picking up, and I couldn't help but imagine these boots fitting him in a few years {that I know will come all too quickly}. 

After church, we had lunch at a little Tex-Mex place near our house, then all came home and took about a 1.5-hour nap, which was so nice! 

I then left the boys at home to fend for themselves and got a pedicure - where I read {from start to finish} two magazines! I can't tell you the last time I did that, and it's funny that I actually enjoyed it about as equally as I enjoyed my pedicure. But in all seriousness, I used to feel so guilty leaving Walker for even a short amount of time, but now I realize the importance of mommy time. {Or "mommy time out," as I like to call it.} It's good for the soul, even if it's just for an hour. I come back refreshed, recharged and even a little relaxed. 

Walker grabbed his little vacuum and helped me clean up when I got home. {And why my child is pants-less, I don't know. Ha!} 

For supper, I made a copycat Panera Power Chicken Hummus Bowl {using this recipe}, and it was awesome! I'll definitely be making this again. 

My only changes were that I used lemon instead of lime, since that's what the restaurant does. I also added chopped cilantro, purchased my jalapeƱo-cilantro hummus pre-made from Kroger and bought two pre-grilled lemon chicken breasts from Kroger's deli. {Have I mentioned how much I love our giant Kroger?!} 

I hope y'all have a fantastic week! I'm looking forward to our long weekend this weekend for Memorial Day! 



  1. Looks like it was a wonderful weekend. Trips to the Aquarium are always fun. Walker is adorable, love him in the boots.

  2. Oh my gosh...I can't wait to try your fish taco recipe. Looks delicious!

  3. I just got two recipes I am entirely to excited to try! Thanks chick :) Looks like y'all had a great weekend!!

  4. Ohhhhh Look at him eating like a BIG BOY! So GREAT!

    And I love those power chicken hummus bowls, and you are so RIGHT they are incredibly easy to make at home - I should just start doing that.

    What a wonderful weekend!

  5. I am new to your blog and really enjoy it! What brand/where did you get the flash cards you use? I have a 16 month old daughter and would live to start using these on her!


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