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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Day of Baby Showers - Part II

The 2nd baby shower of the day was for a boy so I decided to do an outfit change.
Baby Conlan James will be arriving early December!! 




[my socks never match, whoops]


Dress: ShopMCE.com [I'm wearing the XS]
Booties: Zara
Necklace: Kendra Scott


This girl [Rachel] is seriously a super model.
She's tall, blonde and beautiful and makes me look no older than 13.
I don't think I have ever seen a cuter baby bump..seriously though.

I met Rachel through Krissa, Krissa is Kyle's cousin and Rachel is Krissas best friend!

Krissa and I rocking ShopMCE...How good do we look though?! ;] 
You can buy her dress HERE , it also comes in a burgundy color.

I had so much fun celebrating babes this Saturday!
Can't wait until it's time to celebrate my own ;]
If only our brothers and sisters would hurry up so they can all have cousins to play with!

Anywayssssss....

I GOT A NEW CAMERA YESTERDAY!
I've been wanting one for a while now and I am already SO in love.

I got to use it a litttttllleee bit last night but I am so so pumped
to play around with it more this week! 
YAY!

Happy Tuesday!!!
Oh and happy Fall y'all! 




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Monday, October 20, 2014

A Day of Baby Showers - Part I

Saturday was a day full of baby showers.
My first one was for a baby girl, baby Rachel Rose will be arriving late December!
Her mom is one of my friends from high school and I was SO excited to celebrate with her.

I had 2 baby showers Saturday, and of course they were on complete opposite sides of town,
one girl and one boy, so of course I had to do a quick outfit change in between.
(I'll share what I wore to baby boys shower tomorrow)

But here is what I wore for shower number one!





Top: ShopMCE.com (only $28!)
Jeans: Kohls 
Shoes: LuLus.com
Clutch: ShopMCE.com (only $25!)

I'm really bummed, because I had to leave early and wasn't able to get a picture
with the Mom to be.
But I did get a picture with one of my best friends, Jenn! 


Baby showers sure are exhausting, Especially when there's a lot of driving in between!
I was SO full from snacking all day, 
but had so much fun celebrating with these amazing moms to be!

Happy Monday Y'all! 

xoxo, Monica
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another Successful Pinterest Recipe.




Jeans: ShopMCE.com
Booties: ShopMCE.com

How adorable is this sweater/top?!
It just arrived in the shop yesterday and it is so freaking comfortable!
It is finally starting to cool down here in Houston, and I am SO excited about it!

In honor of the somewhat "cooler" weather I decided to make a Fall meal last night!
I found this UH-MAZING recipe on pinterest, of course.
and I'm so excited to share it with y'all!! 

It's called Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili!
I've never eaten or made quinoa before but I've heard great things about it so I 
was super excited to finally try it out!

I also will never turn down a recipe that just asks you to throw everything in a crock pot.
Honestly ladies, this is the simplest and most delicious recipe ever!

You can click here for the full recipe!
I only used 1 can of 14.5 oz tomatoes...because I felt like 28oz was a little much.
 I also added a little extra cumin, because that stuff is the bomb.

This is how mine turned out!
yuummmm

I threw some cheese on top!
You can eat this by itself OR heat up some tortillas and eat it like a taco!
I also recommend buying some scoop chips, 
It was so yummy grabbing a chip and scooping a big chunk of chili in there!

I HIGHLY recommend this recipe,
it does make A LOT though, so if you're cooking for 2 like me
 be prepared for a lot of left overs! 

Happy Hump Day Y'all!

xoxo, Monica
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Repeat Outfit and Blog Design HELP!

I definitely wore this exact outfit about a year ago on a date night with Kyle.
Except these jeans are new so I guess you can say I did a little outfit upgrade.






Tank: ShopMCE.com [similar]
Vest: UrbanOutfitters.com [similar]
Jeans: CottonOn.com [similar]
Booties: Zara

So I recently changed the template of my blog and have been super happy!
That is, until I realized all of my pictures on previous posts are squished/distorted.
I realized that I HAVE to choose the "original size" option when posting pictures,
and sometimes they look fine and sometimes they are MASSIVE and just way too much.
I really need one of you blog design geniuses to help me out! 
I want to be able to choose the size I want the picture to be and have it still appear clear and normal.
I haven't changed my camera or done anything different so i'm thinking it must be the template I chose?
I'm also really bummed because now every single post i've done before I changed the template is 
basically ruined, the pictures are terrible.
Someone PLEASE help, or point me in the right direction to where I can get some help!


Like, I'm begging you...

xoxo, Monica




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Monday, October 13, 2014

Mother/Daughter Day.






Leggings: ShopMCE.com
Booties: Zara [old]
Necklace: Kendra Scott

This girl...like could she be any greater?! Don't think so.

On Friday my mom and I had a little Mother/Daughter day!
I've got TWO baby showers to go too next Saturday 
and they are on completely diff sides of town.
It's going to be one loooonngggg day for me!

So Friday was spent searching for the perfect gifts for one baby girl and one baby boy!
I'm not going to lie I had WAY too much fun baby shopping,
it got me REAL excited to start shopping for my own little babe when that day comes!

But for now I'll just focus on my fur daughter...
and all of my friends sweet little babes!

It's Monday...and I know none of us are too thrilled about that.
But hey, try to make it a good one!

xoxo, Monica
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Black on Black on Black and a Recipe.

I decided to rock the all black look for a double date night on Friday!
and I have to admit, I'm kind of obsessed with this look.





Top: LuLus.com
Jeans: Cotton On (scored them for $10)
Heels: LuLus.com (similar)
Necklace: Kendra Scott
Clutch: ShopMCE.com

This girl is quite the handful, but gosh she's purity. 


Main squeeze.

Last week I made a new [healthy] recipe and it turned out SO yummy!
One of our favorite recipes is black bean enchiladas! 
One of my sweet friends gave me that recipe [and my own personal cook book binder] when Kyle and I got married!

Well this is very similar to black bean enchiladas but with more ingredients!
If you want to be even healthier and skip the tortillas and half the cheese 
you can totally just eat the mixture that goes inside the tortillas!
I may or may not have eaten ALL of the "left overs" before I even finished cooking.
So here we go...
This actually makes A LOT, I had a lot of the "insides" left over,
but I didnt mind because I loved it so much I ate it the rest of the week! 

What you'll need:
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz. can of corn
6 oz. fresh baby spinach (I didnt have baby spinach so I used regular)
1 cup of fat free cottage cheese
1/3 cup cilantro
2 teaspoon cumin [I added more, because I love this stuff]
2 cups shredded 3 cheese blend (or your favoite cheese)
1 can of enchilada sauce
flour tortillas

What you'll do: 
In a large bowl, combine beans, 1 cup cheese, spinach, corn, cottage cheese,  2 tsp. cumin, and cilantro.
This is what mine looked like
Then, Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a 9x13 inch baking dish, and pour a small amount of the Enchilada sauce to coat the bottom.
Generously fill tortillas with the bean mixture. Roll up tightly with ends tucked in, and place seam side down in dish.
Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas, coating evenly. Sprinkle with the other 1 cup of cheese on top.

Bake about 20 minutes, and garnish with cilantro and/or green onions (optional).
Click HERE for the original recipe. 

I decided to make some Guac for a side!
I'm weird and don't like onions, tomatoes, etc in my guacamole.
I like it plain and super creamy!
So I mashed up 2 avocados with a fork, added some salt, garlic and lime and VOILA!
Dinner is served. 

Let me know if you try this recipe out,
Kyle and I both loved it.

xoxo, Monica
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

This dress though, y'all.


Dress: ShopMCE.com

This dress is one of my absolute favorites. 
I love how the straps tie at the shoulders. 
And the deep V front AND back are perfection.
The pattern also makes it a great transition piece for Fall!

Could this flower crown be any cuter?
Guess where I bought it?!
CLAIRES! 
Ha! Havent shopped there since I was in high school.
I ordered mine online, You can get yourself one here





Boys are weird. My mom always warned me about that.


Today I'm sharing our Cozumel experience!
I didnt take many pictures because it rained the entire day, 
which we were all super bummed about.
BUT, we went paddle boarding/snorkeling and it was SO much fun.
That was my first time paddle boarding and now I kind of want to do it every weekend.

Here we are just being romantical.

After our little adventures we decided to eat at the place instead of heading back to the boat!
Thank God we did because LOOK how freaking good these nachos look.
They were amazing...like so amazing.

We all ate and drank our little hearts out then headed back towards the boat.






The whole gang!


We had SUCH a fun trip, 
Kyle and I are already planning our next vacation.
We just have to get the funds first...haha

Tonight is our very first kickball game!
I think we are going to happy hour before the game so that should
definitely make things interesting!

Happy Thursday y'all!

xoxo, Monica












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