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champagne taste on a beer budget

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pistol Annies


Linzo says: There is no comparison...yes Carrie has a set of pipes and sings a catchy tune (and is a BABE) but Miranda wins.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Best Pizza Ever

Better than any restaurant...

Adapted from the girls at We Are Not Martha...

White Pizza

Bought a pre-made Pizza crust/flatbread from Central Market and bushed it with some crushed garlic cloves we had marinating in a few (more than a few) tablespoons of basil olive oil.  Then we added fresh mozzarella, some roasted garlic, spinach, crimini mushrooms and topped it off with some shaved parmesan.  When it was done we added fresh arugula.  TDF (to die for) not to be confused with DTF.

Linzo says: Pair with a bottle of Pinot Grigio and you're golden!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

I love America, I do....

Linzo says:  Now who wants to watch the Sand Lot?  Best 4th of July scene EVER.

Friday, June 22, 2012

new stuff...we got chairs!

Table- handed down from a friend who just bought all new furniture
Chairs- Thanks Four Hands sale!

And a new tray and picture stand from Garden Ridge

If you don't live by a Garden Ridge...I'm sorry.  It's amazing and I once spent almost 2 hours there.

Also- If you don't live by a Whataburger...that sucks because Whatachicken Bites are a culinary masterpiece.

Linzo says:  I might like succulents (and glorified chicken nuggets) just a bit...

Monday, June 4, 2012

sweet little loft...

New Austin Apt...

our view!  slightly different sunset but just as pretty...

living room

damn shelf that's giving me anxiety because I don't know what to do with it...




All prints by one of my VERY talented BFF's....check out LADYBIRD INK right NOW!!!

Linzo says: a brand new loft in the south with granite counter tops and high beamed ceilings > run down beach condo from the early 80's.  MUCH GREATER.  And the room mate is MUCH GREATER too <3

Friday, April 13, 2012

Deep in the Heart of...


 Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes

What is it about Texans and pictures IN the bluebonnets?! I just had to....

 and their pride?  Texans are the proudest people you'll ever meet....

 drive-thru liquor stores

Ohhhhhh TX....

Yes the rumors are true...AFG and I are moving.  To Austin....the OC of Texas.  It will be a bittersweet goodbye as I leave my family and my little beach condo but a fresh start with my love.  NEW job, NEW city (sort of- I grew up in Austin in the late 80's to mid 90's) and NEW apartment together....but (the best part) with OLD friends.  Excited to take this new leap and so so so ready for all the new beginnings that are coming my our way!

Linzo says: CHEERS YA'LL!  Lone Star to the brim???

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wine discoveries lately...

Stack o' Chardonnay!

And all in individually stacked glasses too....

Stacked Wines
I haven't tried these...saw them at a friend's house.

You know how I love a good skull and crossbones!

Or anything Dia De Los Muertos really...

Dearly Beloved Forever Red
a DELISH red blend

I love ANYTHING macaron...

and DUHHH wine falls into that category.
Macaron Vineyards
I've had the Romeo's red (very good) and the Easter Bunny just brought me the Pinot Grigio!

Thanks Easter Bunny!  You know me SO well by now...

Linzo says:  I may drink cheap booze but at least it's pretty.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

I have an INCREDIBLY busy, overwhelming yet exciting weekend and week ahead of me (and AFG too)...

So CHEERS to things making me smile!

Photo by AFG.  His caption: "Mommy I want my bone back!"

FUN's new album...

and this song too...


What a pleasant surprise when I walked into BEV MO!

and looking forward to this...

Sangria in mason jars from Icenhauer's

Linzo says: I need me a Southern Fried Sunday to gear up for next week!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

restrictive diets

100 calories of wine or pudding?!

Which to choose?!

What's a girl to do?!

Yes, these are the dilemmas that plague me late at night while watching HGTV or Diners, Drive-in's and Dives....

Linzo says: Barefoot Wine is now under $5 a bottle at Vons...GO GET YOU SOME!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Very Meaty Goodbye...


extra meaty

What are  5 things YOU'd like to see on the finale?

In celebration (memory? mourning?) of the LAST EPISODE OF JERSEY SHORE...

Let me suggest a fabulous MEATBALL soup!  It's my new favorite and super easy!

Here's the link to the recipe from a very lovely and funny lady's blog that I stalk:

Mini Chicken Meatball Soup - How Sweet Eats

And icing on the cake:

The Shore Store - it's so ridic

Linzo says: oh PS- congrats(???) on the meatball in the oven snooks.  Your "career" of getting wasted and clubbing all night is officially over.

Monday, March 12, 2012

beaches, sunsets and iphones

Again, all edited with Camera+

99 cents well spent.

Shots of my "neighborhood"...I know, it's ok to hate me.

Pic Stitch app...again...GO GET IT, it's FREE!

Linzo says: Happy Monday blahhhh...now who needs a vacation?!?!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Z-gallerie wish list

 Ohhhh Z-Gallerie how I love you so!!!

When I move....I'd like the following:

Maybe not BOTH patterns...either the white and gray or black and white.  Heaven.

Montecito Bedding

Or this...it's ON SALE!

If you have ever read this blog before or you actually know me in real life...you know I have quite a thing for this:

Large Deer Head

or maybe him instead:

Bull (Longhorn) Head

and these throw pillows

Buckhara Pillow

andddddddddd these chairs

Waterloo Dining Chairs

Buttttt....I'm broke so I got this instead:

Linzo says:  Balling on a budget...Z-gallerie clearance rack, Kohl's and Ikea.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Disney Housewives and Snooki's engagement

Some REALLY important stuff that you need to know/see IMMEDIATELY...you can thank me later.

For the record- I DO NOT watch any Real Housewives series...not even the local nipped and tucked OC ladies cougars trash.  I mean lez-be honest...if I were to watch any of them, I'd watch Jersey...or Disney.....

Cinderella/Kristen Wiig is the standout here.  L-Lohan...I love Rapunzel, but you - not so much.

On the topic of semi-reality TV, Jersey and other hilarity....my dear Snooks is possibly

A) ENGAGED to Jianni

and B) Knocked up!

If the rumors are true...any guesses as to how this will affect her and J-Woww's show?  If Snooki can't go to Karma and jersey turnpike it with Deena then, again, lez-be honest...I'm not watching. 

Linzo says:  who am I kidding....I'm totally watching.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Disneyland i-Photography

All taken with my iPhone and edited with Camera+ or Instgrammed.

Camera+ -California Adventure

Camera+ -Mark Twain Riverboat

Camera+ -New Orleans Square
Camera+ -rainbow over It's a Small World

Camera+ -Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Instagram- Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Instagram- King Triton's Carousel of the Sea

Pic-Stitch!  Get it- it's FREE!

Linzo says: Does the iphone mean I never have to carry my camera with me again? Yep- sure does.