Taco night and a Rebellious Doggie

Good morning, yall!! I hope your weekend is off to a fantastic start!  I am off to my favorite Body Pump class to start the weekend on a good note then we have some last minute Christmas shopping to finish.


Can you guess what we had for dinner Wednesday night?


I don’t know about you guys, but Mexican seems to be our dinner of choice a few times each week.  We used to make taco/rice bowls every once in a while, but since moving to Texas and finding amazing Mexican restaurants, we have been more inclined to perfect our taco/rice bowls for the best flavor!

My Mexican plate included leftover cilantro brown rice, grilled corn, black beans, sauteed onion and red pepper, lettuce, broiled tofu (marinated in olive oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, lemon juice, garlic powder, and balsamic vinegar) and homemade guacamole (avocado, chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper, cilantro, and lime juice).  


My husband likes to use corn tortillas, grilled chicken, and Mexican cheese in addition to the above ingredients.  Taco/rice bowls are so versatile and I think that is what makes them so good.  Add or subtract ingredients to please your cravings!

You can’t go wrong with a glass of red wine on the side 😉


Thursday started bright and early with a Body Pump class after dropping my husband off at the airport for a work trip.  My favorite way to start the day!


Followed by a delicious and filling breakfast of two rice cakes, mashed avocado, 3 eggs over easy (lots of chili powder on top) and mixed fruit on the side!

And a quick morning walk with the pups!

These two just melt my heart 🙂

And the easiest lunch ever… leftovers!

Funny story… So, I have really bad chronic back pain and I use this massage chair a lot.  I use it on the floor so the pressure is harder.  Everytime I get up, without fail, one minute later, I find Riley on the massage chair with a toy nearby.  The chair is not on and I don’t know why he likes it so much.  Maybe because it is heated and still warm from when it was on or maybe it is just his way of getting my attention to play fetch with him… either way, it always cracks me up.

Another funny Riley story… On Thursday I did some Christmas shopping (dog toys included) and put the bags in the living room for wrapping Thursday night.  After cooking dinner, I looked over to find this…

I then put the toys back in the bag and tried to tell Riley that he can’t have them until Christmas 😉

Not one minute later, I find this… 

This process continued about 10 times until I finally wrapped the toys… I know I could have moved them to where he couldn’t reach, but it was really fun to watch him snoop through my shopping bags to find his toys.  This pup LOVES his toys.

Riley listening to me explain to him that he cannot have his toys just yet 😉


Finally tired after all his shenanigans.

When the hubs is out of town, an easy dinner it is.  Kale salad and spaghetti squash! yum!


That’s a wrap!  I’m off to enjoy the weekend and I hope you do the same!


  1. Do you have a dog(s)? What kind?
  2. What is your favorite type of food?
  3. Are you finished with your holiday shopping?




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