Ode to my Besties

March 27, 2013

 
 
I have numerous girlfriends that I love hanging out, laughing, having a glass of wine, etc. with. They're all amazing and awesome in their own right. We all can get together and have a blast no matter what's going on in our lives. But there's only a few friends that I actually think of as my besties.
 
Melissa
 
I've talked about this girl numerous times on here & nothing's changed. We seriously can go months without talking (due to our hectic as hell lives!), get on the phone and start back up like it was yesterday. I seriously think of her as a sister way more than a best friend.

Sonia

This is my girl. Literally, we talk all day long either by im or text. We talk about EVERYTHING! And she's always there for me no matter what. We both love shopping, sushi, & wine so when we get a day together, we go all out and spend way too much money & have way too much fun! She's seriously my bestie!

Sandra

Technically, she's my sister in law, but she's also one of my best friends. We have so much in common especially our taste in clothes! We can sit down somewhere & have an hour convo without even realizing it! She also is a great Mommy to my beautiful niece Olivia! We've become so close over the years & I'm so glad we're family!

Tanya

My big sister. She's my bestest & I love her so much. We don't get to sit down and talk for hours anymore due to crazy schedules, but whenever I need her she's here for me and vice versa. She's been an amazing big sister to me & I couldn't ask for anything more. She's also an amazing momma to my nephew/Godson Austyn. He's grown into such an amazing young man & it's all due to her.


Summer

Pinsperation

March 26, 2013

Dial Coconut Water Body Wash

March 25, 2013

 
I was lucky enough to get to try this new Dial Coconut Water Body Wash for review & I must say it's amazing! I love love love the smell of it! Reminds me of being on the beach relaxing during the summer time! The thing I loved most about it, how hydrating it was for my skin. 
 
Seriously, after everything I do to my skin & after the cold weather we just got, this is perfect to help keep my skin clean and hydrated all day long! I love it after working out and sweating up a storm, because I know I will look and smell great after using this body wash!
 
Disclaimer: I was given Dial Coconut Body Wash to use in order to review the product. I was not in any way paid for a positive or favorable review. All thoughts are that of My Munoz Family Blog.
Summer

Mom's Sausage & Mushroom Soup

My mom used to make this amazing soup whenever it was super chilly outside or one of us wasn't feeling good. Bella woke up not feeling so hot yesterday so I thought it was a perfect time to whip up my Mom's Sausage & Mushroom soup!
 



Sausage and Mushroom Soup

Strands of angel-hair pasta form a web in the broth, capturing the slices of sausage and mushroom. Red-pepper flakes give the soup its spiciness; to turn up the heat another notch, use hot Italian sausage instead of mild.
 

Prep. time: 15 minutes     
 Cooking time: 48 minutes
Serves: 4
 
Ingrediants:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 pounds mild Italian sausage
1 onion, , chopped
3 garlic cloves, , minced
1 pound mushrooms, , sliced
7 cups canned low sodium chicken broth, , or homemade stock
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
4 tablespoons fresh parsley, , chopped
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 pound angel hair pasta
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
 
Directions:
 
In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Add the sausages and cook, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove. When cool enough to handle, cut the sausages into 1/8-inch slices.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pot over moderately low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until golden, 5 to 10 minutes.
Add the broth, thyme, red-pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons of the parsley, and the salt to the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in the sausages and bring back to a boil. Add the pasta, reduce the heat, and simmer until just done, about 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons parsley and the black pepper.
 
 Printable Recipe
 
It came out delicious & Bella actually loved the noodles & ate most of hers, which is amazing all by itself! Enjoy!
Summer

Friday Faves - Self Tanners

March 22, 2013

Did I change the name from Friday Loves to Friday Faves?! Guess so! Not on purpose, just like the name better! Ha!
 
It's getting super warm here in Texas (yay!!) & with it comes the crop pants, dresses, & sandals. Also comes the need to be tanned and not white as cotton. I'm obsessed with self tanners & decided to post my personal faves.
 
Sun Laboratories Overnight Tanning Lotion
 
This is my definite go to self tanner. It's amazing! I use it at least twice a week & there's no streaks, no horrible smell (it actually doesn't have any smell to it), etc. The only downside is it doesn't last as long as some self tanners. But if you don't mind re-applying twice a week, it's the best!


This is my go to for instant tan. It smells like coconuts & comes with the mit shown in the picture & gloves. I love the look this gives, because it's tan but not overly tan or orange. LOVE!


Okay stay with me here, because Jergens completely changed their self tanners this year! They smell amazing ( I'm serious! They used to smell awful, but have gotten 100% better) & the medium to tan tone is amazing. So moisturizing & really has a good golden tan look to it. And it's only $7!!
Summer

Obsessed

March 19, 2013

This weekend I actually got to shop till I dropped! And what did I fall in love with?! A new pair of jeans! I ended up buying 2 pairs of the same exact jeans because they were so comfy & cute! My new obsession... Silver Suki Bootcut Jeans.

I have a good sized behind & these make it look amazing! I hate shopping for jeans, I look TERRIBLE in skinny or straight jeans, so it makes jean shopping right now super hard. I tried these on & fell in love. 

I also got some super cute American Rag tanks that are adorable & yet not online. But I'm sure you'll see them in pictures that will be posted soon! 

Summer

Weekend Wrap Up

March 18, 2013

This weekend consisted of family, friends, shopping, eating, & some nice beverages. The weather was amazing all weekend, so Sonia & I went shopping at the Domain. We spent way too much money, had delicious sushi, & a couple of these
 
 
Oh yeah swirl Margarita from Gloria's!

Saturday night we watched the UFC fight with friends then called it a night. 

Sunday for St. Patty's Day we dressed up and spent the entire day together.


She's getting way too big!
Summer

Friday Favorites - YouTubers

March 15, 2013

I'm a huge YouTube person. I love watching these girls & learning so much from them! Especially HACing! (Highlight and Contouring) I never knew so much about makeup until I started watching these ladies! Here's my 4 favorites...


Melmphs
This girl is so outgoing and funny, plus she has the best dupes for MAC makeup! She loves to laugh at herself which is exactly how I am! Love her & her videos!
Beauty Broadcast
Emily is ah-maz-ing!! She loves drugstore makeup & everything she says is right on target. If she says that it's not worth spending money on, you better believe it! I've bought so much makeup because she said how much she loves it! She's down to earth & makes you feel like she's talking to you. 
Leigh Ann Says
I love Leigh Ann! She's a fellow Texan and mentions HEB often which I love! She's also so beautiful & has no problem showing that she loves makeup and clothes! 
Lola Marie
Okay by far this girl is my absolute favorite youtuber! She's exactly like me, she also does hair & will be completely honest on hair products! She posted this video and said she loved S Factor Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner, so I went and bought it. Guess what?! I friggin love it!!! She's awesome & a must see!!
Happy Friday Peeps!!
Summer

Purex Review & Sweepstakes!

March 14, 2013

 

I love Purex, it's seriously all we use on our laundry. We use the detergent & the Purex Crystals on every wash. We love it because not only is it awesome at getting stains out & making our laundry smell fresh, it's also affordable!

So when Purex asked me to review their new Purex Detergent with fabric softener & Crystals, I was excited! When it came in the mail, I immediately tried it out. My 1st impression was that it smelled exactly like the Purex Crystals. Fresh floral scent that isn't too overwhelming. I put it in our laundry with our gym clothes because I knew that would be the hardest to wash and make smell fresh! It did an amazing job! The clothes smelled awesome and were totally clean and fresh. We will definitely be buying this in the future!

What's also amazing?! Purex is hosting a sweepstakes!

The Experience the Enchantment Sweepstakes Is LIVE!In conjunction with the Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals,
Purex is proud to introduce the Experience the Enchantment Sweepstakes featuring Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance!
One lucky winner will receive $1,000 and a year of FREE Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener, while 500 second place winners get to try this powerful, fresh detergent for FREE!

To enter click here & GOOD LUCK!!

Disclaimer: I am a Purex Insider & was given a bottle of the Purex Detergent for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way for a positive or favorable review. All opinions are that of My Munoz Family Blog.
Summer

Weekend Wrap Up

March 11, 2013

This weekend completely threw me off with the time change. 4:30 a.m. came way too quickly this morning & I can't wait to sleep in again tomorrow morning!
 
Saturday night, we went with our friends and their kids to see my high school play in the state championship for basketball! It was so much fun to see GP representing in Austin! They lost by 5, but it was still a great game & lots of fun for us and the kiddos!
SGP Boys Basketball at Frank Erwin Center

It's been a long time since I saw a high school game!

Bella cheering them on with a Longhorn Foam Finger!
The rest of the weekend was pretty quiet and laid back. Lots of cleaning & fixing things! I did make the Pioneer Woman's Mac and Cheese and it was delicious!
 
Happy Monday!
Summer

Friday Faves

March 8, 2013

I'm so ready for the Spring & Summer time to get here so I can pull out some cute dresses! Here's my favorites so far this season...
 
Lush Colorblock Cutout Dress
 
I love the detailing on this dress. And the shoes she has on are a perfect compliment to the dress. A definitely must have!


I know I'm late to the colorblocking party, but I'm really loving it on these dresses!!


They have this in navy & I love it!!
Summer

Iron Man 3

March 6, 2013

 
 
 
 
 IRON MAN 3  (in Digital 3D and RealD)MARVEL STUDIOS presents in association with PARAMOUNT PICTURES and DMG ENTERTAINMENTWebsite and Mobile site: IronManMovie3.comLike us on Facebook: Facebook.com/ironmanFollow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/Iron_Man Genre:                          Action-adventureRating:                          U.S. Release date:        May 3, 2013Running time:                 Cast:                            Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben KingsleyDirector:                       Shane BlackProducer:                      Kevin Feige                   Executive Producers:    Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Dan MintzScreenplay by:              Drew Pearce & Shane Black                                            
 
 Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.   In Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his world reduced to rubble by a malevolent enemy and must use his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him as he seeks to destroy the enemy and his cohorts.
 
 
 
I am so excited to see the 3rd installment of Iron Man! Eric & I will be there opening weekend to watch it! Will you?
Summer

Looks I'm Loving For Summer

March 5, 2013

I know I know, it's only March, but here it's definitely Spring time & I am so excited to try some new dresses and outfits out in the next few months! Here's my favorites to steal!
 
 
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I love this look! Bright colors and I'm such a sucker for a clean white tank top!
 
 
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I love wearing dresses all summer time! This one is freakin adorable!!
 
 
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Also super cute and comfy!!
Summer

A Little Mini Golf

March 4, 2013

So yesterday the weather was amazing and we thought what fun would it be to play mini (putt-putt) golf? So the 3 of us go to Austin Park & Pizza this happened...
 
 

Doesn't she look like she knows what she's doing?!

Eric with a perfect swing & all


Then it started turning into this...

Yeah don't ask, I'm not sure what this is

Which ended up turning into this by the 13th hole...

And we're done!

We finished the night by watching a little of this

Seriously, I don't know what's cooler... The Hubs touching the hoop or the picture I caught of him doing it!

And that was our weekend! Happy Monday!


Summer

Friday Faves 2nd Edition

March 1, 2013

Yup back to workout clothes! You people know I love my workout gear almost as much as my heels, jeans, boots, etc. ALMOST...
 
Workout Tops
 
You people know I live in a warm climate... I never wear workout tops that have any type of sleeves. Literally all my workout tops are tanks! (You can also tell I'm not an avid runner... hence working out indoors all year long!)
 
LivFit Knotty Top
 
Again this is my next workout top purchase. Love the 2 together & can't wait to look somewhat cute when I'm sweating my way through that thing!


This one is super comfy and works well when I'm biking! Love it!

Workout Shoes

A good shoes is essential for working out... everyone knows this. Here's my favorites for me:


Summer
These are as close to my actual shoe as I could find. I live the colors & the stability of the shoe.

New Balance WT810V2

This was the other pair I was debating on. So comfy & would work really well for me.

Happy Friday Peeps! Welcome to March!

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