Doesn’t Cinco de Mayo’s passing now mean that summer is officially around the corner?! 🙂

Cha Cha’s. $3 margaritas, shrimp tacos, chips n’ salsa.

I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed the soft tacos at this place, which I tend to think of as more of a bar-scene. Think they added Old Bay into the mix which was really unique and tasty?!

Cinco isn’t complete without sundresses too, of course 😛


Even if it did turn cool and rainy at the drop of a sombrero!

Aside from the Mexican dining-out fare there were also some south-of-the-border inspired treats at home…

Quesadillas with seriously some of the best spicy pepper jack that has ever to hit these lips 🙂


Oh yea, and apparently it’s mango season already… ?

Because this lil’ mango – which made its way atop a  most delectable salad w/ avocado, tomato and cilantro – was at the peak of sweet ripe deliciousness!

So good.

And what weekend is complete without a few more beverages? 😉


And quite possibly the best salad I’ve ever had?

It tasted like strawberry shortcake. Don’t ask me how, but it did, and is probably one of my new favorite things everrrrrr.

The Blue Goat. Manakintowne mixed field greens, hydroponic tomatoes, sliced strawberries, gorgonzola with balsamic rhubarb vinaigrette.

Pretty much in love with this restaurant ever since trying it out on last week’s Real Richmond Food Tour by the way.

Know what else I’m pretty much in love with since that lil’ tour

Yep. Pearl’s Cupcakes.

I may or may not have showed up at their front door right upon Saturday morning opening…

Nothing says 10:30am like a margarita and mint julep cupcake now does it?

Thought so.

I guess maybe a side of iced coffee to make it a proper breakfast 😉


If you’re in Richmond and haven’t tried these cupcakes yet… what are you doin’?! Go. Go now.

Dessert can be eaten any time when it tastes this darn good, right? 😉

Hope y’all had a fabulous weekend!!

You know it’s never a dull one around here 😀

See you back for a spicy delicious stovetop recipe soon!

Hey hey friends… it’s Thursday…. hooray! 😛  *Sighhh* I can’t wait for the weekend, one of my besties that you have met before is coming to visit – and I told her she couldn’t visit unless she brought  she’s bringing her famous red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting too!  JK guys, I am not that demanding 😉  These cupcakes are too die for, for realz.

Here’s a breakdown of the rest of last night.

The bad news: I never got around to opening up the crockpot o’ lurve

The good news: Reason being, I was having too good a time with catching up on all you fabulous peeps via google reader instead!

…. Oh yea, and watching the Yankees go down 😉 

I really want to use ol’ crockie this weekend however, so time to hop to it, sounds like I have a “hot” date tonight, get it? (nerd alert)

So I know The Man would probably love to know I am sharing this with the blogworld, but today was P90X “yoga day” and let’s just say that this morning I learned this:

The Man + P90X Yoga = 1 unhappy camper

After about 30 minutes he comes storming out of the room looking all disgruntled and proceeds on a 10 minute rant on how Tony (P90X guy) has lost his mind if he thinks that The Man would be able to fold into a pretzel shape and contort his body in ways not physically possible….  to his defense, the moves he was describing sound even more difficult than any yoga I have ever done 🙁 

So The Man stated firmly that there will be no more P90X yoga.  Ever.   He will stretch instead — I, of course, was not going to accept this bad attitude and suggested that perhaps he replace Tony’s yoga craze with one of my favorite sessions on ExerciseTV that are more reasonable for a 6’4″ guy to do.  He rightfully obliged!!!  So him and Maura and Elise are going to meet soon, go honey! 🙂

I got his back yo.

Onto the eats, which today included some leftover pasta from last night


and salad – which I so artfully combined with goods from the work caf once again (I see a trend forming?)

2salad  salad

and my first try at this combo (trivia – which blog-ista does this?!)  Thanks Christie 😉


not too shabby.

After work tonight I hope to make it over to a new class my gym is offering – Bosu!!!  I’ve done a few kickboxing & other moves on this guy


but never a whole hour of exercise using it before, it is gonna be a toughie I think, but I’m ready for the challenge 😉

Tonight’s dinner is going to feature some of my most fave chicken sausages evah! 


Oh and btw, I had a friend already tell me they just tried these after seeing them on the bloggie & adored them – you know who you are 🙂 !!

Can’t wait to see everyone back for an evening nightcap recap!  Hey, it’s Thursday 😉

We’ve been super busy cleaning, organizing and shopping since 9:30am!!!  So this is gonna be a quick one, bc I gots to go help hang some curtains and sconces that we just got 🙂 and do some other house stuff whoop whoop!

Apple pie oats for brekkie

  • oats
  • vanilla soy milk
  • apple
  • cinnamon
  • maple syrup
  • pumpkin butter

Just microwaved the sliced apple with some cinnamon and maple syrup (about 3 minutes).  Added to my oats along with some pumpkin butter.  Voila! Deeeeelishhhh 🙂


Tons of cleaning…. organizing… laundry…. putting things in attic (hey we’re still “moving in” 3 months later haha sue us 😉 )

World Market…. Pier 1…. Target….

Curtain hanging and new table runner 🙂


More curtain hanging (pix to come of course!) and wall sconce hanging.

Football watching.

Cupcake baking.  Not the best for you, but I coudn’t resist 🙁


Hopefully exercising to combat the cupcake eating haha.

BUFFALO CHICKEN POT PIE & Harvest Moon brews tonight!!!

See ya back later, gots lots to do peeps 🙂

Have a fab sunday!!!