Weekend Recap 9.6.16… Friends in Town!

Happy Tuesday guys!  It sure does feel like a Monday, but I am glad it is already Tuesday.  I hope you all had a fun and relaxing Labor Day Weekend!  Ours was a definitely a weekend for the books!  

Friday night our friends from Cincinnati arrived in town and we went to a casual dinner at Yucatan, which I have been wanting to try for a while now.  I got a rice bowl with shrimp and it was really good.  Everyone loved their meals and we had a great time catching up with our friends.  After dinner, we had a lazy night at home just watching tv and playing catchphrase before calling it a night.  

Saturday morning the four of us grabbed a dog (we were watching two over the weekend) and headed out for a run.  It was entertaining and everyone we passed thought we were in a dog parade. 😉 After a quick change, we packed some drinks and snacks and headed out to the boat for a day of fun in the sun.  There was a lot of lounging…

And the boys all took a turn wakeboarding… 


We met up with our friend/neighbor who has a boat on the same lake as us and had a blast just hanging out.  The weather was perfect and the water was super refreshing! 


After a full day at the lake, we headed home to get ready for dinner.  We had reservations at a new-to-us restaurant called Amberjax.  It is a seafood restaurant in an area of town called Trinity Groves.  


This is the only picture of our group that I had from the entire night… the food was just too darn good to take lots of pictures because we were busy eating.  


I started with a house salad and added some of the ahi tuna from my husband’s appetizer, which hit the spot! 


Then I had the Mahi Mahi and it was fantastic!!  SO tasty! It was topped with a pineapple salsa that was to die for!


After dinner we went to Louie Louie’s Piano Bar for a bit before heading home.  

Sunday morning we all completed a workout (@MooreNutritious) before showering up and getting ready for Top Golf!   We always take our Dallas visitors to Top Golf because it is always a blast.. even if you are not good at golf! I may (or may not) have a decent golf stance, but don’t let that fool you, I am horrible.  I think I whiffed it about 10+ times.  I came for the mimosas, not the golf. 😉 

Luke teaching Mary how to swing.   She caught on so fast!


Love this sweet friend of mine!


I got this new dress from Forever 21 the other day and just love it.  It is lightweight and super comfortable and best of all, I think it was somewhere between $10-15!


Love this guy! 


After Top Golf, we headed to Truck Yard for a drink with our friends and neighbor.  

We had a fun time just chatting and listening to music.  After a couple hours, we headed home for taco night at our house then spent the rest of the night just hanging out on our rooftop playing games!  


We had such an incredible weekend with our friends and are so grateful they came to visit.  Living far from family and friends can be really difficult sometimes, but we are very fortunate to have had a lot of visitors this year, which always makes me realize how lucky we are to have such amazing people in our life.  This week is a short one as we head out of town tomorrow for a wedding this coming weekend.  I am so excited to catch up with old friends and meet two of my friends babies that were born in the last year!  I hope to check in this week so I will see you soon!


  1. What was the highlight of your Labor Day weekend?
  2. Do you have a Top Golf near you?  Ever played?
  3. Do you have any weddings to attend this fall?

Weekend Recap 8.29.16 Baseball games, lake time, and sushi!

Happy Monday everyone!  How was your weekend?  My weekend was really nice, but too short as always!  Let’s back up to Friday and I’ll show you what happened around here the past few days.  

During lunch on Friday, my husband and I had a date to workout.  We completed this workout from Moorenutritious (find them on instagram!) in our garage and it kicked our butts.  I am STILL sore from it.  It is quick, but very efficient = my kind of workout!


And ofcourse, there was a long walk with the pups afterwards. 

Friday afternoon we drove our cars to get Kroger gas (my mom lets us use her fuel points once in awhile and we get gas so cheap) and I took my two trash bags full of clothes to donate in hopes that I would find a drop box.  Well, not only did I find a drop box to donate my clothes, but this particular one takes the clothing to a thrift shop that sells the clothing and all the profits go to the Texas Regional Animal Rescue.  Rescuing animals is one of my greatest passions (all of my pups – past and present- are rescues) so I was so excited to donate my clothes! 


We had plans to attend the Rangers game with my sister and her boyfriend on Saturday night, but when we saw some good seats pop up on Friday night for a good price, we snagged them up and headed to the stadium.  


The Cleveland Indians were in town all weekend and I’ve been an Indians fan since I was little (my parents are from near there) so it was really fun to see them in Dallas.


We ended up leaving during the 9th inning when it was 12 to 1 (Indians). 


After a quick treadmill run on Saturday morning, I went to watch my husband play tennis at SMU.  It was extremely hot, but it was fun to watch.  Tennis is a sport that I really wish I was good at.  


We were both pretty exhausted Saturday afternoon so we watched a couple shows and took some naps 🙂 before heading to the Saturday night game with the crew. 


Love these peeps! 

We had seats in the nosebleeds, but it was still really fun! 


This is what you call a fair-weather fan… My husband asked me who I was rooting for.. and I said whoever is winning. 😉 


My sister and I in our Indians shirts and Rangers hats. 🙂 


After the game, there was a free Scotty McCreery concert so we stayed for a little bit of that. 


Sunday after church, we headed out to the lake for some relaxing in the sun with our pups! 


Then we got ready for a sushi date night!


It was half-priced sushi night so we got a bunch of rolls to split and they were all amazing!!! 

After dinner, we hurried home to watch the season finale of The Night Of. We didn’t quite finish it (I kept falling asleep), but gosh I am loving this show.  It is soo good!!  Off to get lots of stuff done today.  I hope you all have a fantastic week!  



  1. If you could be really good at any sport, what sport would it be? 
  2. Are you watching The Night Of?
  3. What was the highlight of your weekend?

Lake Burton Trip With Friends Part 2

Good morning!!  Hope your day is off to a good start!  I have plans hang out with my mom and sister today so it should be a good one! But first I had to stop in and finish up my recap of our lake trip with our friends! 

Saturday consisted of more boat time and docking up at our favorite little island for some fun in the sun and fetch with the pups!  Riley would stay in the water all day if he could.


This is what he looks like after a few hours of fetching sticks in the water… 🙂 


While cruising around, we saw Nick Saban (head coach of the football team at the University of Alabama) on his boat being interviewed… yes, we tried very hard to get in the videos. 😉 




Saturday night we had plans for dinner out so we put on our fanciest lake attire and headed out! 😉


Love these girlies!


We boated to the restaurant, which is always fun! 


Boys in the front, girls in the back! 🙂 


We went to the La Prades for dinner and like usual, it did not disappoint.  Rachael and I split the salmon and the grouper (I think) and both were delicious! 

Rachael convinced me to try using her lipstain and I kinda liked it.  I usually am just a chapstick/lipgloss kind of girl, but the color is growing on me!


We had a flight on Sunday night that kept getting delayed (thankfully it didn’t get cancelled) so we were able to grab dinner with our friends at Carrabbas at the airport, which was a great ending to our trip! 


We always have a blast at the lake, especially with our friends!! We are so lucky to have them!  Until next summer… 


  1. Do you have annual trips with your friends?
  2. Do you wear lipstain/lipstick?
  3. What did you eat for dinner last night?

Weekend Recap 8.9.16 Dixie Chicks concert, boat day, and girls night!

Hi guys!  I have missed you!  There has been quite a lot of stuff going on in my life recently, hence the lack of posting.  I am hoping things will be back to normal soon so I can get back to my regular blogging routine.  How are you guys doing?  Did you have a nice weekend?

I have a lot to catch you up on (like our last trip to the lake with friends and a family game night), but I thought I would catch you up on this past weekend first.  So let’s get right to it! 

I don’t know about ya’ll but I used to be the biggest fan of the Dixie Chicks back in the day.  When I heard they were going on a reunion tour, I had to get tickets.  Unfortunately, tickets in our area (probably everywhere) sold out so fast then immediately skyrocketed in price on Stubhub and Craigs List.  I had no idea it would be so popular!!  The Dixie Chicks were in town on Friday evening so my husband and I kept an eye out for some decently priced seats all week.  With no luck, we decided to head to the concert and try to buy tickets outside (the cheapest seat online 2 hours before the concert was around $400… um I like the Dixie Chicks, but not that much).  We decided to buy two lawn seats and I am SO glad we did!  


The concert was amazing!  They did play more new songs than I would have liked, but I got to hear most of my old favorites too.  I uploaded a couple short clips of my favorite songs from the concert to my youtube channel if you want to check them out! 

Cowboy Take Me Away

Wide Open Spaces 

And ofcourse I had to wear my new cowboy boots for the occasion.  🙂 


Saturday started off with a Body Pump class while my husband played tennis.  We decided to go on a short boat ride in the early afternoon since it was such a beautiful day outside! 


We explored a new-to-us part of the lake and saw the most beautiful homes.  One day…. 😉


And then we discovered this huge piece of land with lots of horses roaming around!


We cruised down the way a little bit and saw a spot where the horses could get in the water/drink the water.  One horse appeared.. then two, then three!  It was really so neat to see.  

I did a lot of this before we headed back home.  Lake life is the good life! 🙂 


After our boat ride, my husband met up with his friends and I met up with my sister and her friends for a pool party.  We stayed for a bit then went to my sister’s house to get ready for dinner.  


We went to dinner with about 11 girls at Mi Cocina and waited in the bar area before our table was ready.  


My sistaaa and me!


My sister and her sweet friends!


After a long wait, we were finally seated with complementary guacamole and queso… it was worth the wait!


I got a delicious salad with salmon and my sis got the fish tacos!  Both were incredible!!

After dinner we went to Louie Louie’s Piano Bar for some great entertainment.  It was so fun! 


Most of Sunday looked like this… 


With little butterball running around like crazy the whole day.  He is such a hoot!


I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  Our travel schedule is slowing down quite a bit this month, which I am more than okay with… We do have quite a few visitors coming this month, which should be fun!  Have a great day yall! 


  1. What did you do this weekend?
  2. Any fun August plans coming up?
  3. Do you straighten or curl your hair more often? 

Kate’s Bachelorette Party in Dallas Part 3

Hi guys!! Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week is moving along nicely.  I am still trying to get back into work mode after a month of constant vacations/parties.  I am looking forward to not having much on the agenda this weekend.  

Today I am wrapping up one of my favorite weekends ever!  My cousin had her bachelorette party at my house a couple weekends ago and we had the best time.  On Saturday morning we had plans for brunch at a local favorite called Saint Ann’s.  The drinks and food were amazing and the company was even better! 


After brunch we headed home to change for a boat day on the lake!  We spent a few hours making new friends and tubing in the sunshine.  It was so much fun! 

Around dinnertime, we headed home for some more fun on the roof and a casual dinner at home. 



We had plans to go out on Saturday, but we were all pretty tired so we decided to call it a night and get some sleep.  We woke up on Sunday feeling well-rested and refreshed and ready for a day of relaxation.  We had one last surprise for the bride-to-be.  We organized for a mobile spa to come to my house and give mini facials to each girl.  We were all in heaven! 


Our last game of the weekend was cake decorating.  My mom made these little cakes for us and bought tons of decorations for us to use.  We split up into three groups of two to play the game.  The bride was the judge!  My team won (left picture below)!!! I can only show you two of the cakes because the 3rd place team made theirs too inappropriate for the blog. 😉

The rest of Sunday was spent cleaning and getting the girls all packed up to go home.  The bride’s mom sent so many gifts throughout the weekend for all of the girls, which made for so many fun surprises.  Girlie weekends are the best especially when celebrating your last single days!  Kate, we all love you and hope you had the best weekend ever! 

I am off to keep catching up on life before a long massage this afternoon!!!  I will see you all tomorrow!  Have a great day!


  1. Do you prefer brunch or dinner?
  2. What is one chore your put off for as long as you can?
  3. How often do you get to hang out with your close friends? 

Weekend Recap 6.27.16.. Boating, Brunch and a Date Night!

Hi there! Happy Monday to you!  I hope your week is going well so far!  I got in a run at 4am today, which is a big struggle for me on a Monday, so I am pretty happy about that!  Only 2 days of work this week before we are off for a long weekend with family for the 4th of July.  It was so nice to have a weekend at home with not much on the agenda.  We ended up doing a lot, but it was all fun and relaxing.  And I got my house vacuumed, mopped, dusted, organized and back in order, which is a great way to start the week!

Friday afternoon we took it easy with a short walk with the pups and a little cuddling.  Then this happened…. Otis fell asleep with Callie sleeping on top of him.  They literally slept like this for 30 minutes.  My husband and I took a million pictures because it was just too funny.  They are the best of friends.  


Friday night we ate a quick dinner of a bunch of leftovers… kale salad, spaghetti squash with pesto and roasted sweet potatoes.  Around 8pm, we went to our neighbor’s house for a little get together.  They made homemade spicy margaritas and sangria and loves of delicious snacks.  We played a few games, met some new friends, and had a blast.  


Late Saturday morning we headed out to the boat with our friend and the pups.  It was a beautiful day and the water was amazing! 

The boys and the pups.  (Our doggies love being on the boat.)

Riley and I enjoyed floating in the water for a while.  It was so refreshing!


Saturday night my husband and I had plans to use up a gift card at our favorite restaurant, HG Supply Co.  We started out with the ahi tuna appetizer and it was to die for!! It was paired with avocado over a seaweed salad.  


I got my usual make-your-own-bowl with mushroom quinoa pilaf, roasted brussel sprouts, grilled salmon, and guacamole and my husband got the burger!


Date nights are very important to us and we make a priority to have one almost every week.  It is nice to get a little dressed up and get out of the house together.  Love this guy! 


Sunday morning we met up with my husband’s aunt and uncle and some of their family friends for brunch to celebrate my husband’s aunt’s birthday!  We went to Boulevardier, a little French restaurant in a cute area of town called Bishops Arts District.  


I got a huge omelette with tons of veggies and it was so tasty!!


My husband and I with Aunt Nanci, the birthday girl! 


The whole crew! 


After brunch my husband went to play in a tennis match while I went home and cleaned the house.  Late afternoon we headed out with another friend for a short boat cruise.  The boys wake-boarded and I cheered them on while sipping some champs from the boat. 😉 

Fun in the sun with my sweet girl.  She is a momma’s girl, that is for sure.  


We were pretty tired last night so it was early to bed for a 4am alarm clock for a run before work.  I hope you all had an amazing weekend too and let’s make this week a great one!


  1. Tell me about your weekend!  What did you do?
  2. Have you tried any new restaurants near you lately? 
  3. If you have a significant other, how often do you guys get to do a date night? 

Weekend Recap 6.6.16 with a video

Good morning friends! How are you guys doing today?  Today is looking like a second cup of coffee kind of day around here.  Our weekend was a mix of relaxation and productivity, which is always good! 

Friday night we took it easy and just caught up on a few shows.  Saturday morning I went to a Body Pump class followed by some party planning and shopping with my sister.  We ended up working all day and night with a couple breaks for dinner with the boys and a card game.  I will show you what we were working on once the event has happened!

We are currently watching 3 dogs (plus our 2) so a lot of play time and walks happened too.  My husband got this video of the dogs attacking  kissing me.  I created a youtube channel so I can start showing you more videos.  I love seeing videos on other blogs so I thought I should hop on the bandwagon.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHIf6SVhRao

Sunday morning, my husband and I, and 3 friends headed out to the lake for a boat day with yummy drinks and snacks.  It was such a beautiful day.  The boys took turns wakeboarding while I caught some rays. 🙂

Sunday night, my husband and I went to Sushi Axiom for half-priced sushi!  We started with edamame and a seaweed salad.


We shared a few rolls and were very impressed by how good they were! So yummy! 

I think we were in bed by 9am last night.  The sun can really ware you out! That sums up our weekend.  It was so nice to be home with not many plans for a change!  I hope you all have a wonderful day and I will see you all tomorrow!


  1. What did you do this weekend?
  2. Do you like sushi?
  3. Did you get to spend sometime outside this weekend? 


Weekend Recap 5.23.16 Part 2

Hi guys! I hope your day is going well so far!  Today is my Friday this week (hallelujah) so I am pretty happy about that!  Tomorrow, we head to Georgia! 

Yesterday’s post got rather lengthy so I decided to post the rest of the weekend recap today so here we go! 

Friday night we went to Remedy for dinner.  I got the beet and grapefruit salad with grilled salmon.  It was delicious!! My husband doesn’t love this restaurant because the portions are pretty small, but I don’t mind! 

My bestie, Rachael, and I at dinner! 


After dinner we met up with my sister, her boyfriend, and some friends at Henderson Tap House for a $1 glass of wine for ladies night! 


After a drink, we decided to head over to Deep Ellum.  It is a really unique part of town not too far from where we were so we all hopped in an Uber.  Not sure how I ended up in the back with 3 boys… 


We went to a couple different bars and had a blast dancing  listening to the live music.  


My two best friends!


Saturday morning we woke up bright and early for a boat day.  My husband brought his drone and got a lot of really cool pictures and videos of the boys wakeboarding.  He programmed the drone to follow us while the boys took turns on the wakeboard and tube.  So neat! 


Please note the pirate flag that my husband hung on our boat… we got it as a souvenir on the Pirate Ship in the Caymen Islands.  That will not be staying on the boat for long. 😉

Time always seems to go by so quickly when we are on the boat.   After about 4 or 5 hours, we headed back to the marina.


Saturday night we had dinner at our house.  We grilled salmon, zucchini and corn on the cob.  My sister also made us some fruity shots to celebrate the birthday girl.  Rachael, were you making a wish in this picture? 😉


Saturday night we surprised Rachael with Jason Aldean concert tickets!!  He is so good in concert so we just couldn’t miss it!  My husband has seen him at least 6 or 7 times.  

The whole gang.


We had a blast just dancing and singing all night. 

A Thousand Horses and Thomas Rhett opened for Jason Aldean and they were both great too!

Sunday was very low key with a long walk with the pups, a few naps, and some murder show watching.  Isn’t Cooper the cutest in the baby swing? 


I took this screen shot yesterday of my snapchat because I thought it was so funny that Rachael (from the above pictures) was under “Best Friends” in my snapchat friends.  I guess I snapchat her a lot?  Have you guys ever seen this category?  If you want to see more of my life, feel free to follow me on SnapChat.  Username: tefrancy  Name: Taylor Francy


That wraps up our fun weekend!! So happy I got to spend so much time with my best friend!  We always have a blast together and I can’t wait for our next reunion!! 


  1. Do you use SnapChat?
  2. What was the last concert you went to?
  3. What is your favorite type of music?