Monday, June 11, 2012

Hello, Texas

Howdy, y'all!
I'm at my sister's apartment right now borrowing wifi. I really don't have internet capabilities at all when I'm at my mom's so I wanted to take this opportunity to get in a post and read some blogs. I hope all is well with y'all!
Here are pictures from last Thursday when I flew into my home state. 
How cute/perfect is this shirt to wear while traveling?!
shirt, bag: ModCloth//shoes: Endless
Saying "buh bye" to my hunnie bunnie at Newark airport. 
1. Wine buzz on the plane 2. My nephew was so excited to see me
3. Sister & I eating tacos (YUM) 4. Enjoying a Mexican treat, chamoyada
Upon my arrival into San Antonio, my sissy, her fiance Gilbert, and my nephew Nathan took me to get some real Mexican food. (New Jersey fails so hard at it.) 
I had been craving one of these finely shaven ice treats (in a variety of flavors) that Mexican people love dousing with chili powder and something called Chamoy. It's a brilliantly delicious concoction of sour, salty, spicy and sweet. It's an acquired taste for some, but I've been eating it since I was a child. 
 For dinner, I craved more Mexican food so Gilby hooked us up, even adding a sugary, refreshing pitcher of Kool-Aid. My first day in town consisted of a five hour food coma; it was magical. 
I do wish Mikey could have come with me to Texas, as we always come together; however, he is currently enrolled in summer school. On the bright side, he'll be flying into Texas on the weekend of our nephew Nathaniel's first birthday party! That's pretty much why I'm here for three weeks - I wanted to spend plenty of time with Nathan leading up to his big milestone of a birthday, and of course, I wanted quality time with my four month old niece, Makaila. I try and take advantage of family time as much as I can, when I can. 

Have a lovely week, y'all!

<3 Roni

**Up until a week ago there had been a little set back with one of the sites I'm purchasing from (for my giveaway), but it finally got squared away (I think) and I've already begun purchasing more pretty, whimsical items that are all going into the gift box that will be part of my giveaway. Official deets to follow when I get back from Texas. Didn't want y'all thinking I forgot about it.**

45 comments:

  1. Hahaha @ the photo of your nephew "so happy to see you". Your shirt is really cute, by the way. And I love the pink lips!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. LOL! His face is pretty priceless there. :) Thank you!

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  2. Hey Ronie you look very happy in these pictures! And I am very curious about this chamoy thing, it must be really unique taste!

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    1. That's definitely because I was SO happy this day to be back with my family. :) Chamoy is sooo yummy! I need to send you some!

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  3. Love the tee... so much fun! I thought I was the only one that did cheesy stuff like this; match the clothing to the occasion (even a flight). Your nephew's model-like pout is too much. I want to reach through the screen and pinch his cheeks. Happy to hear that you are getting fed well and enjoying (always important) family time! I have a few friends in Texas. Hope one day I get to visit them and experience this Chamoy stuff...sounds interesting.
    You really hit the nail on the head. I was looking at the pics on my last post and just couldn't put my finger on it... they DO have a vintagey wartime pin-up girl vibe... The fam & I were on a "historical drive" since I wanted to take them on the famous Pasadena Bridge (it received a Civil Engineering Landmark designation and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places) although it has a "shady" past too! Just around the corner from the bridge I found this building (not quite sure what it is) and I decided to take some pics because I thought the walkway is beautiful.
    I agree as far as F21! I guess I was in denial cuz some of their stuff is soo pretty! For now I decided I'll pretty much stick to their accessories.
    Perhaps one day we'll both meet half way in Vegas. It's one of our favorite travel destinations! Aren't we a funny pair? You don't drink coffee and I don't drink alcohol! (personal choice really; I've seen too many of my friends make fools of themselves while inebriated and just decided on the spot that won't ever happen to me! and that's that!) My friends actually LOVE that now cuz they have a permanent designated driver and I have loads of ammo for possible bribery later! haha Maybe we should just have dessert?!?!?
    Enjoy your visit my lovely friend!

    http://danaslookbook.blogspot.com

    Dana

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    1. Oh, I love matching my clothes to certain occasions! This shirt is perfection and I'm so glad I got it before it sold out for good.
      Nathan has the best pinchable cheeks ever!!
      The food is still coming and I swear I'm going to leave here, at the very least, ten pounds heavier.
      You're in Cali so there should definitely be Mexican candies near you! I've been there and never had a problem getting them, especially cause there's lots of my people in the area. ;)
      I hope we get to meet and instead of coffee and drinks, perhaps we should just stick with dessert!! That's something we both agree on....like a thousand percent for me! haha
      Thank you for your lovely comment, Dana!

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  4. So amazing blog! Just love it!)) I'm your new follower!)) Maybe we can follow each other, dear!
    Have a nice day!))

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  5. I havent had real Mexican food in about 6 years. I am so jealous that you are getting to chow down on yummy food and I'm stuck with store bought tortillas and beans from a can. My life sucks.

    PS we are thinking barbeque party at our place in mid July. You and Mikey down? :)

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    1. LOL that's the version of Mexican food I eat in Jersey, so I totally understand.

      Mikey and I will be there!!! Yay!! Looking forward to it!

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  6. So much spicyness! The sound of spicy shaven ice is definitely unknown to me! But one thing I'll definitely have to try. Love your shirt too, reminds me of Threadless.com!

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    1. Thank you! :)
      You should definitely try the spicy stuff if you're in Texas or California...or any other southern-ish state. If there's a big Mexican population, you should be able to find the candies I've mentioned.

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  7. Gosh I wish I could come close to being as cute as you are! And I'm right there with you. I have been CRAVING like none other snow cones and shaved ice….pretty much ice in general. Maybe not with chili powder :P But I would still be up for trying it. I grew up eating boiled peanuts with my family and everyone thinks I'm completely nuts for liking them. It is an acquired taste, but there is nothing to compare. My favorite snack!!!

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    1. Oh, stop it! :) (Thank you)
      Boiled peanuts are so yummy!! I think you should try adding some lucas or chamoy to your next snow cone! Just put a little on it. I really need to send all my curious blog friends some!

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  8. Awwrh, I love your T shirt, and your lip colour is amazing! That shaved-ice-chili-powder concoction certainly sounds interesting.. ;D Glad you're having such a good time (: ♥

    Sarah ^.^

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    1. Thanks, love!
      The lipstick is Covergirl Lip Perfection and called Eternal. :)

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  9. I just got back from Houston...not quite San Antonio but it's Texas! I'm really starting to love Texas! (I have family there too.)

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, yeah, Houston is basically San Antonio's neighbor. I've been there a few times. It's a great place and you should definitely be able to find the Mexican treats there. Welcome to Texas! :)

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  10. Looking forward to the giveaway Roni :)! I love your t-shirt and your nephew is so adorable! The mexican food looks delicious too, so much better than the mexican food we get in England! xx

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    1. I can't wait to announce (officially) the giveaway!
      Oh, I can't even imagine what Mexican food tastes like all the way over there. haha

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  11. That top is the perfect traveling shirt, tehehe. I want Mexican food sooo badly now - yum! Chamoyada sounds interesting. I would like to try it out, but I am a whimp when it comes to spicy things. Enjoy hanging out with your fam :] That is awesome that you are able to spend that much time with them. I can't wait for your giveaway! I am sure it will be beyond spectacular.

    Oh, also - I did get your email!! (sorry for the delay, my internet has been on and off all day at my moms - it is so frustrating). But oh my goodness Roni. You are just too sweet and kind!! I do wear a small to medium, so I think it would work....but are you sure?! I would love to return the favor and do some design work for you or something :] Thank you.

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    1. I hope you like the candies I sent you! They'll certainly be very different from normal candy.
      And did the top fit??? Again, I hope so! You are so sweet and such a great blog friend, I was happy to send you a little somethin' somethin' :)

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  12. Oh my gosh, that shirt is just too cute! And so is your hunnie bunnie! He looks so much like my partner Ben.. Same complexion, hair colour and that classic Tin Tin hair style! Hahah. :P

    Glad you're having so much fun with your family!

    xoxo

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    1. Haha @ our guys looking alike and the Tin tin comment!! :))
      Thank you, Felicity!

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  13. Love your outfit! You're thee cutest! Oh, and I LOVE chamoy! I am a salt fiend, which explains my obsession with chili powder! :P

    Your nephew is sucha cutie! Glad you're having tons of fun! Family time is always a blast! :)

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    1. Yay! A fellow chamoy lover!!! I am such a salt fiend. My family was having dinner the other day and I noticed how everyone was adding SO much salt to their meals. I could only laugh and say, "What's wrong with us Mexicans? Is nothing salty enough for us to eat?!" LOL
      Thank you, my nephew is my world!

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  14. :( .......... I wanna come home! I'm definitely gonna make the trip one way or another! I know a little about that Chamoyada treat you speak of. I remember the little seasoning packets being sold on icre cram trucks as a kid. Ahhhh the memories! I love SA! You look super cute per usual! Have fun for me!

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    1. * ice cream....geesh ( gotta hate auto-correct sometimes)

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    2. Yup!! I remember getting pickles or cucumbers or snow cones from the ice cream man and adding chili powder to them! Everyone did! It's definitely a Texas (or San Antonio) thing. :) I hope you get to come home soon!!

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  15. Lovely blog.
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  16. aww, great post darl, u look gawjuss.hit mii @ http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/
    we can follow if u like.

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  17. love that cute tee! (loved the bicycle one too!) hope you're having a wonderful time. Big birthday wishes to your nephew xxx

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  18. Have been missing you! I am bored here. lol So, weird. I've never heard of that ice thing you ate. haha. Cute bike tee.

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    1. I miss you, too!
      I can't believe you're bored there already. You should be having a wonderful time daily!

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  19. I think Ive mentioned to you before my love of authentic Mexican food. Javi's Dad grew up in Mexico so we both have a love for the food. I've never had chamoy, but I would love to try it. I wonder if any of the Mexican markets sell them around here... Have fun with the fam!

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    1. Let me know if they sell Mexican candy in your neighborhood; if not, I'll send you some!

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  20. Hey dear, come back with new post :)))

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    1. :))) I sure did. I feel so special that you missed me. ;)

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