Summer BBQ Party with Ritas

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When RITAS come through the door, the party starts! Whether I’m hosting a small get together or party, I like having options that are delicious and convenient to serve. RITAS are hassle-free, perfect for entertaining a crowd and a party must in my book. Plus, they’re the perfect pairing for all my BBQ favorites. And when I learned about the limited edition Pine-Apple-Rita, I knew I had to try this new flavor. I love all the flavors equally, but this may be my new favorite. It’s just so refreshing and everything about it says summer!

When it comes to the food, I think nothing says BBQ like American classics. That’s why my go-to options are ribs, potato salad, hot dogs and sometimes burgers. Because I live in Texas, Tex-Mex options are also a must! I’ll admit that I didn’t know much about the Tex-Mex cuisine until moving here. I learned quickly and a few foods grew on me. Some of my most favorites to serve during get togethers are sliced beef fajitas with warm tortillas and pico de gallo, while having delicious sides like corn and guacamole are true crowd pleasers. Doesn’t this sound like the perfect spread to pair with cold RITAS and their juicy flavors?

Family and friends say they come over for the food, but I know it’s RITAS that brings us together. And if you entertain often, this is the perfect package to have in the fridge. Hardly anyone can resist a margarita, and the fact that these are bottled and ready to enjoy makes them the star of any get together.

When you get your hands on your own RITAS party pack, take a photo with your Pine-Apple-Rita and post it on social media with the hashtag #ritascontest. You’ll have the chance to win a trip to Hawaii! Enter and learn more about the sweepstakes here.

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Five Things To-Do in Galveston this Summer

I’ve talked about Galveston in the past and it’s because it is the closest beach town to Houston. I’ll admin that while the water is not clear blue like that of other beach towns, I still love Galveston. Even more I love the atmosphere, people, food and entertainment options. The people of Galveston are so laid back and easy going, exactly what you’d expect from residents of a beach town. The food is pretty darn good and I have a few spots that have become favorites, read about them here. As far as entertainment, there are plenty of options for adults and children alike. We like to keep it simple and the girls don’t mind, so we have done all of the below and had a blast.

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1. Take the Bolivar Ferry –

This is favorite because on all occasions we have been able to spot dolphins. This is exiting for the girls because it’s not an animal that you see often. It is also really neat to travel with the seagulls who follow along in hopes of being fed. Though you’re not supposed to, people often sneak in a treat for them.

2. Eat at Pier 21 –

Being near the sea, means better seafood options. There are some all over Galveston but I have to say that some of the restaurants along Pier 21 have great options, in particular Fisherman’s Wharf. Don’t be fooled, their extensive menu has plenty of non-seafood items too.

3. Sit along the seawall –

Whether you sit along the benches or set up on the sand, it is nice to hang out by the seawall. Plus, it is also within walking distance of many popular sports in Galveston.

4. Visit Pleasure Pier –

Built on the grounds of a hotel that was swallowed by a hurricane, the pier is now one of Galveston’s top destinations. There’s a handful of fair-like games and rides, for grown ups and kids. It’s the perfect place for the entire family to have fun and create memories.

5. Visit Jamaica Beach –

This is one of my favorite beaches because you can drive on. And with our little ones, it is much more comfortable to park your car, pop the trunk open and set up right in front of it. You don’t have to worry about parking meters or traffic either. And you can stay and watch the sunset before heading back to your hotel or home in our case.

If you’re ever in Houston, make sure to stop by Galveston. It’s worth a visit! If you have ever visited, let me know what you did and what was your favorite part. I love talking about Galveston. 🙂

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How to Revamp the Guest Bedroom for Summer Visits

School’s out! The kids are home and this is the perfect time for vacations. Friends and family that you haven’t seen in months are likely to come visit and spend a few days in your home. And if your guest bedroom is like mine – only occupied during especial occasions – it probably needs some TLC. While, I will admit that I was worried about what I’d do with out guest bedroom, I just followed these easy steps to get it looking and feeling cozy.

1. Pick Out Colors or Theme

This is the starting point, whether it’s a coastal theme or blue tones, it is important to have a clear vision of what you want for the space. Otherwise, you’ll waste time, money and can easily end up with something that you may not be happy with.

2. Find Affordable Bedding

Bedding can be one of the most expensive items in a room. So it is important to find pieces that look great, feel great – your guest will sleep on these – and look great. In our home I use lighter pieces like quilts and coverlets, because they’re light and can be layered with extra blankets if needed. I’m linking some below, including the style I have in our master – which you might have seen on Instagram before.

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Trendy Thursday LinkUp + Palm Print Kimono

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Happy Friday Eve! What plans do you have for the weekend? I think my weekend will be pretty low-key, since we have been doing quite a bit the last few weeks. I may even take a little break from Social Media, I think it’s needed from time to time. 😉 Palm Print is all the rave this season and this Palm Print Kimono goes perfect with a casual, dressy or even a swimsuit.

This gorgeous palm print kimono is from Betsy Boo’s Boutique. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw me share a jumpsuit by the same boutique. This and the jumpsuit are two pieces I can’t get enough of. So, you may see this piece styled differently, just be on the lookout. 🙂 As for the rest of my look, I thought I’d show off my new button cami, which goes with almost anything. And decided to pull out my peep toe booties, favorite pink earrings, jeans, watch and bamboo handbag. I’m linking all items below so you can get to shopping!

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Bikini Bod: Get Ready For The Warmer Weather!

The worst of winter is over and spring and summer is on the way- exciting days await! Times spent outdoors with friends and family, travel, days out and working through your bucket list- what could be better. However something that fills many of us with dread when the warmer weather rolls back around is the thought of wearing swimwear in public. Here are a few things to consider if you’re already stressing!

Improve Your Physique

If you’re over your ideal BMI and don’t like the idea of wearing a bikini because of your shape or size, then this is something that’s totally in your control! We still have a few months until the hottest days of the year arrived, giving you plenty of time to work on your physique. A plan like the new wheygan diet can help you to lose fat while gaining muscle, a great combination for when you want to look good in a bikini.

Otherwise you could clean up your diet and hit the gym, or find any exercise that you enjoy. Something high intensity will work the quickest but start at a level you’re comfortable with and work your way up. Not only will you look better but you’ll be fitter and healthier too meaning the summer in general will be much more enjoyable.

Shop For Flattering Swimwear

Regardless of your body shape, the right swimwear is make or break your confidence. Whether you’re tall or short, slim or curvy, busty or flat or anywhere in between, you should spend time trying on pieces and choosing swimwear that’s right for you. Mix and matching will always give you more options than choosing a bikini set, for example if you’re bigger on the bottom and smaller on top how about a pair of boy short bottoms or a skirt bikini bottom with a string bikini top?

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Swimsuits or tankinis are good if you don’t want to show your stomach. And a swim dress can hide your stomach and behind too while it looks very flattering. Experiment with different styles, cuts, colors, you can always buy some cute cover ups if you’re still not completely confident.

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Pretty in Pink Romper

Hello, hello! How is your Tuesday going? I’m still in denial that another week has begun and another month nearly ended. This pink romper though, it’s so bright I almost feel a little more cheerful. You can keep scrolling to shop similar items.

I love pink, then again what girl doesn’t. When I saw this romper, I had to get it! I love the little details, bow and ruffles by the thigh. It’s so breezy and perfect to dress up for date night or a girls night out.

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