My Hair Staples

December 6, 2017

I've got 3 hair staples that I always use when I wash my hair,
now granted, the shampoo changes every 3-4 months,
but these are my favorites... for now!


This stuff is what miracles are made of!
Seriously, I can't use any other conditioner 
or my hair feels terrible.
This makes it soft and helps
with the blow dry, curling irons, 
and flat irons I use!
I can't live without it.


This is my go to leave in conditioner.
It's lightweight, so it doesn't wear my hair done,
and it helps with the heating tools also.
Can't have too much defense against heat!
Definitely something I can't leave out.


This is my new favorite shampoo!
It really helps heal my hair,
and keeps it frizz free at the same time.
Plus is smells great too!

These favorites sometimes change, 
especially the shampoos,
but overall I can't live without them!
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Favorite Shows Lately!

December 4, 2017

My family got rid of cable back in September
and got PS Vue for Roku.

Since then, I have started watching 
more shows that I would have never watched before.
There are a few that I have loved 
and finished watching the entire series 
within days!

Here's a few of my favorites:



Few things:
1) This is NOT A SHOW FOR KIDS!
2) If you loved That 70's Show, you'll love this!

It's a Dramady, but I have laughed so much watching this show!
It's about Colt Bennett moving back to his family's ranch 
after 15 years trying to be a football player.
It has quite a few actors from That 70's Show 
including Ashton Kutcher (Colt Bennett).
Eric & I have watched the entire 3 parts (seasons).
The 4th part comes out December 15th, 
and I can honestly say we will watch it ALL that night!




Apparently I have a thing for Netflix lately...
Glitch is an Australian drama 
about the dead coming back to life.
Not like The Walking Dead type show,
but more like they are normal and don't know 
why they're alive again.
I am NOT a Sci-Fi person at all,
but this show is pretty awesome!

There has been 2 seasons so far (both really good!)
and here's to hoping Season 3 comes out in 2018!




Not that this is new, 
but definitely my favorite!
Outlander is about time travel in Scotland.
And yes Jamie is HOTT. 
But the show is amazing,
the costumes are inspiring,
and the premise and cast are the best!
Season 3 is ending soon, 
and I have no doubt Season 4 
will be coming around 2019!

So if you're free one day 
(I usually end up starting a show on a sick day)
check out one of the shows mentioned.
Also, if there are any great shows out,
let me know!!



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Weekend Wrap Up

December 3, 2017

Such a fun and busy weekend we've had!
Saturday we went to Bella's friend, Connor's soccer game!


He played so well, and they tied their game!

We headed to lunch with friends, 
then picked up Bella's other bestie 
and took them to Kindnesspalooza!


Are they crazy?! 
Heck yeah and that's why we love them!


They had a good time, 
listened to good music, 
and then went to our park to play!

We ended the night with sushi
with our best friends,
then hanging out with neighbors out front
the rest of the evening.

It was perfect!

Today we went to church,
then went to IFly to book Bella's birthday party!
She's insanely excited 
to have her party there!

Now it's relaxing & making 
Oven Tacos tonight for dinner.
Seriously delicious!!


Hope everyone has a happy Sunday
and a great week ahead!
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Family Picture Love

November 28, 2017

Over Thanksgiving break
we were able to do a quick family picture session

He's a friend of ours, and an amazing photographer!


This is our first family picture in 3 years!
They all came out amazing!


Bella looks so grown up and adorable!
He caught her real smile too, 
which in itself is a miracle!


He was also able to get everyone looking great
with Eric's full family!
It turned out awesome!!


Again love love love!


Even capturing Bella as she usually is with us!

Great pictures and memories for years to come!

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Amazed

November 27, 2017

This past weekend I was a Matron of Honor in one of my best friend's weddings. 
(2 weddings total in 1 day!)
To say it was exhausting is an understatement,
but it was one of the most beautiful and elegant weddings 
I've ever been to.



The bride (Sonia) had a Catholic wedding in the morning,
that unfortunately I didn't get to take pictures of,
then an Indian wedding and reception that evening.
She looked amazing!

Her bridesmaids looked awesome as well! 
(Thanks Tin for the pic!)

We had the absolute best time, 
with few tears, 
lots of laughs,
and much dancing.

And a Dos Equis Donkey!
He was the hit of the reception!


It was an unforgettable night!


And I must say congratulations to Andy & Sonia,
may you have the "best friend" type of marriage!
We love you both!




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Fudge Pie

November 22, 2017

I made this twice for Thanksgiving this year 
(the newest one is in the oven and my house smells like chocolate!)
Sunday at an early Thanksgiving dinner,
everyone loved it!
Let's hope it happens again tomorrow!


I got the recipe from Southern Living,
so if you want the original version click there!

Here we go!

Ingredients:


2/3 cup evaporated milk
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
9 in pie crust shell (I got chocolate one)
Ice cream (optional)

Directions:

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 375°. Microwave the first 3 ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, whisking at 30-second intervals.
Whisk sugar and flour into the chocolate mixture. 
Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition. Whisk in vanilla and salt. 
Stir in chopped pecans. Pour the mixture into pie shell.
Bake at 375° for 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

 Serve with ice cream.

Hope everyone that makes this pie loves it like we do!
From all of us The Munoz Family...
Enjoy your Thanksgiving! 

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Thanksgiving Plans

November 14, 2017


This year will be one of the first years we've spent home for Thanksgiving.
Usually we go to Eric's parents' house or my family's house, 
but this year it's going to be the 3 of us at our own home!

And we're pretty darn excited!
We plan on staying in pj's all day,
watching the Christmas parade in the morning,
movies all day, 
cooking a delicious meal,
and watching the Cowboy's play!

I am in a wedding the weekend right after Thanksgiving,
so we are staying home and having our own little celebration.

I am planning on making a turkey (of course!), rice & gandules,
mashed potatoes, dressing, rolls, 
and home made Fudge Pie!

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I've never made it before, 
so fingers crossed, 
it tastes delicious!

If so, I'll be posting the recipe on here the week of Thanksgiving, 
in case you need any last minute recipes!

We're also decorating the house in Christmas style next week!
I figure the week of Thanksgiving is a good time to 
go red, green, & gold!

The holidays are upon us, 
and I for one
am overwhelmingly excited!
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End of the Softball Season

November 13, 2017

As a family I don't know if we're relieved or saddened
at the end of the Fall softball season. 

But Belle's team definitely went out with a bang!

These girls had an All Star Tournament this weekend 
and got 3rd place!

They went undefeated Friday, Saturday, & Sunday morning!
They all played so hard and fought to the last minute!


We were so proud of these girls 
and all of their hard work!


We spent the most of the weekend on the fields,
and even though we didn't win, 
they walked away proud of the way they played!

Softball season has ended,
and our evenings and weekends are free.
We excited to have some time together just the 3 of us,
but will also miss her team.

Until next season....

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Weekend Wrap Up

November 6, 2017

Oh what a weekend!
We started with the Austin Spurs game Friday night.
Bella's choir sung the National Anthem before the game stared.

The 3 of us before her choir performance!

Walking out to sing the National Anthem!

They did great and we stayed the whole time.
The Spurs won by 40 points that night!

Saturday morning was Bella's last game with Blue Thunder.
They came back in the last inning to tie the game!
Way to go girls!
This team did great this season going 14-7-1!

Right after the game, you could tell they were all a little worn out after a great game!
They got their medals afterwards, 
it was a bittersweet ending to a great season!


We finished the day off right,
going to watch the Longhorn Softball team!


They ended up winning 7-1!
We came home to watch The Horns football team on tv,
but they didn't do as well... 
not our season!

Sunday was a bunch of running around, 
followed by me making homemade lasagna!

I got it from The Pioneer Woman.
It turned out AMAZING!!
Bella & Eric loved it!!

Now we start a week of all star softball practices,
choir performances, 
and the all star softball tournament this weekend!

One day our lives will settle down and return to normal,
but for now, 
we're pretty happy being insanely busy!


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Forcing the Gym

November 3, 2017


This morning I woke up with my husband and daughter 
to get her ready for school. 
I also told Eric that he had no choice but to go to the gym with me.

Did he try to say no? Yep.
Did I let him get out of it? Nope.

We dropped Bella off at school, then headed for the gym.
I went to do the elliptical and he went to weights.
We worked out for 45 minutes,
and once done; he said thank you for forcing me to do this.
I needed it.


Here's the thing...
You might not want to go.
You probably don't want to wake up and go for a run.
But you should.
Because when you're done, you're proud.
You're proud of the person you're becoming.
Proud that you pushed through the exhaustion, 
and forced your body to get a good workout in.

You're also done for the day!
You don't have to worry about going after work,
or the end of the night,
you've done your workout,
you have energy for the day,
and you don't have to worry about it until tomorrow!

Get up, get out there, and see just how far you can go!


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Halloween Recap

November 1, 2017

For the first time since I think I moved to Austin,
Halloween was actually COLD!!
It poured while I got Bella ready for trick or treating, 
but cleared up long enough for the kids to go out!

Bella's costume:
She was a killer clown!

And she looked adorable!
It took us around 45 minutes to do her makeup,
but she loved it!

We went over to her friend's house to trick or treat 
and they had a great time!
Bella & Connor
We stopped by their house on the way!
Bella loved Connor's costume, and we tried taking pictures forward
and realized this was the best!

Bella & Allison

They both looked adorable!
Bella as a killer clown & Allison as a dead 50's girl.

Their dads took them to a haunted house,
while I got to catch up with her mom for a bit.
Then we switched off and took them trick or treating.

Got back just in time for the rain to start pouring down!
Overall, a successful & fun Halloween night!


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