Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos make me think of summer time. Maybe even a tropical summer with a Corona on the beach. Can you tell I’m not diving into pumpkin spice yet?

It’s Labor Day and I’m not ready yet. I’m clinging on to my iced coffee and flip flops for dear life. Where did this summer go?

Life Lately and My Spa Day at The Salamander

I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately. With a few new projects at work and crashing on my book deadline (which I promise to stop complaining about) the blog has had to take a back seat.

I knew things were going to get crazy toward the end of the summer so a few months ago I planned a little get away to reward myself and decompress.

I ended up doing a solo spa day at The Salamander Resort and it was exactly what I needed. This place is like a little piece of heaven 45 minutes away from my house. Amazing. 

Nick took on daddy duty all day and I booked a blueberry facial for 10:30am. I showed up a few hours early so I could use the other spa amenities.

Guys, I’ve never been to a spa before. I was actually a little bit clueless when I walked in but I think I picked the right one for my first experience.

I got my own soft cushy robe and a locker. I was able to shower first and shave my legs (I don’t have time for even that lately, poor Nick). I soaked in this “vitality pool” for awhile and let the waterfall massage my shoulders.

Siracha Vodka Guacamole

This weekend was spent recovering from a sinus infection/virus. There were a lot of tissues and cups of tea.

Groaning and coughing. There were no kisses and I had zero appetite. The worst.

But Sunday, when my taste-buds returned and I could get out of bed. I wanted a snack…

I had some avocados that were perfectly ripe and needed to be used and a new bag of tortilla chips.

I was clearing out the fridge looking for some wasabi to give it an extra kick and then I remembered the little bottle of Siracha flavored vodka I bought out of curiosity.

Life Lately and a Starbucks Summer Giveaway

I haven’t checked in with a personal post in a while and I thought it was time. Life has been pretty hectic lately but I guess I’ve been saying that ever since we had a baby.

It seems that just as we started to get the hang of things, Austin turned into a toddler and the game changed.

He walks everywhere now and has zero fear of anything. Stairs? He wants to tackle them head first. Pavement? Let’s run as fast as we can. Basically our job as parents over the past few months has been to keep him alive and unharmed.

I feel guilty that I am constantly telling him no instead of letting him have fun, but we have to. (Actually he thinks it’s really funny when I say no and then for the sake of discipline I have to try my hardest to keep a straight face). Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Anyway, with my cook book deadline approaching, weekends haven’t been as relaxing as I would like them to be and that makes the whole work week seem longer.

Last weekend I got to get out of the house and meet up with Ericka for dinner and drinks. I really needed to unwind as much as possible. My drink had rose petals in it. I had two. That helped.

Easy Mango Moscato

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you know that if it’s the weekend (or it’s been a long, stressful day) this easy concoction is what I’m sipping on.

A friend of mine gave me a bottle of something called MamaMango (Moscato and mango juice) as a gift a couple times. I am obsessed with it but it can be a little hard to find, she got it here.

I’m sure other wine shops carry it as well but I decided to try and make it on my own.

Turns out this combo is delish and probably the easiest cocktail I’ve ever posted. All you need is one glass of your favorite moscato …