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One of Hubby’s new pieces was featured on Redbubble!

Today we got an email and it was a pretty exciting email, it was from Redbubble, they had found one of Kris’ pieces and liked it so much that they decided to feature it today! Too cool!

Here is the piece, it is called, What lies Beneath and it is really stunning. I can see why Redbubble chose it.

It is digital art and a true Kris Floyd original!

Haven’t you ever wondered what was beneath those layers of blue, lurking right under us? I mean, I believe in Nessie, don’t know about Sasquatch, but yep, definitely Nessie, lol!

This Sea Dragon really seems to be commanding an audience. I love the little details most, like the jelly fish and the school of fish by the signature (click on picture for better view.)

I think Redbubble made a very wise choice picking this creation for their featured art, don’t you?!

If you want to leave a comment, check out more of Kris’ work, or purchase one check out redbubble.com

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Happy Dr Who Wednesday!

Okay, today is not an official Doctor Who day but it is my Doctor Who Wednesday and I am sorry I haven’t done one in a while but I have been busy.

I mean there have been alot of things going on in the sci fi world that required my attention; Iron Man 3, Star Trek: Into Darkness and the season finale of Doctor Who, so yep, I’ve been busy!

Speaking of the Doctor Who finale, here is an awesome digital piece that hubby created with the newest villain, the Whisper Men and one of our favorites, the Silence.

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It is entitled Silent Whispers and I think it is pretty awesome, the Whisper men are pretty creepy but who do you think would win this showdown?

I mean the Silence do have the advantage, as soon as the Whisper men turn their back, the would forget that they were in a fight and then the Silence has the upper hand, lol!

I hope you enjoyed hubby’s newest piece of art, to comment on his art or buy a print, please visit redbubble.com or deviantart.com

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LIVE! Disney’s Monstrous Summer 24-Hour All-Nighter FOOD! | the disney food blog

Continuing with the 24 hours at Disney, monstrous foodie treats abound.

Check out the Disney food blog to see all the offerings to keep guests on a sugar high for all 24 hours!

LIVE! Disney’s Monstrous Summer 24-Hour All-Nighter FOOD! | the disney food blog.

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Monstrous 24-Hour ‘All-Nighter’ at Disney Parks « Disney Parks Blog

It starts today!! The all nighter at Disney to bring in the summer and to begin the monstrous anticipation for Monster University.

For those lucky enough to be near a Disney park and getting to enjoy the 24 hour party, I am so jealous! Lol!

For us who will be close to home all weekend and pining away for Disney, here is a way to still be part of the action.

The Walt Disney Blog is doing live blogs for the 24 hour event!

Check it out here!

Happy Memorial Day!

Live Blogging the Monstrous 24-Hour ‘All-Nighter’ at Disney Parks « Disney Parks Blog.

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56 Must-Read Disney Dining Secrets from Disney Food Blog | the disney food blog

I saw this on Disney Food Blog today and thought this might help some of my fellow Disney fans with their upcoming vacations.

There is some really useful stuff here for those choosing to go with or without the dining plan, check it out!

56 Must-Read Disney Dining Secrets from Disney Food Blog | the disney food blog.

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Paris Excursion – Disney Style

The trip to Paris is 132 days away and with that I wanted to share with you our plan to tour Paris done by Disney.

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This is the package hubby booked with Disney, it is from 9:45-6:30, over 8 hours of time in Paris and it includes a coach tour of Disney, visiting the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and enjoying a cruise down the river Seine.

This is pretty awesome for someone who wants to get to see alot in a short period of time. I am so looking forward to our day is Paris 🙂

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Farewell to ‘The Office’

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Last night NBC aired the final episode for the series of ‘The Office’, along with a hour long retrospective before and needless to say, I cried for two hours.

It has been a long road for these Dunder Mifflin employees and I have to say, I am glad I stuck it out with them.

When the show first started, I saw the pilot and the very awkward dinner party episode with Jan, Pam, Jim and Michael and truly disliked the show, however, when I met my husband that all changed.

He really enjoyed ‘The Office’ and convinced me to give it another try, I did and a relationship grew, between me and my husband and between me and these very unique characters which I grew to love. The parallels between their lives and ours were very impactful and kept us watching.

Our life was very much like Jim’s and Pam’s, growing from an office friendship, to best friends then love and marriage. We were always glued to them, seeing what would happen.

Then this last season, things took a turn and I was ready to stop watching (as I know much of the world thought about doing and some actually did) but knowing this was the last season, we hung on and I was truly happy last night that we did.

Last nights retrospective put all the emotions in place, seeing Jim and Pam from the beginning or seeing good old Michael Scott, saying the wrong things, just brought back so many fond memories and really made me want to see what would happen as we send the Dunder Mifflin crew onto bigger and better things.

The finale was touching and very emotional for us, both needing tissues throughout the whole episode. The series ending was well done and left us with happy and sad feelings for everyone involved. It was neatly done, leaving nothing unresolved, giving us the viewers closure that sometimes a series never gets to give us.

So to ‘The Office’ cast and crew, good luck on all your endeavors and thank you so much for the memories.

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Easy way to Make Money for your Disney Trip- Sunshine Rewards

Hi guys,

I woke up this morning and it seemed like everyone had Disney on the brain. On one of the blogs I follow Bakingdom and an email from my mom, Disney trips were announced!

Congrats to all of you! I want to go with you but I can’t complain since I am going to DISNEYLAND PARIS in 136 days!

Everyone is planning their savings to Disney, fund jars, savings plans and other things to help make their trips the most magical they can be and I found another easy way to do this.

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Surveys!

I know some people may roll their eyes but I have been a member of inboxdollars & sendearnings for years, (you can join by clicking the links) accruing money for our wedding, Christmas and our last Disney trip.

These are all great sites and you will make money with them but this one that I discovered on Disney Travel Babble, which is run by my Disboard friend Lurkyloo, who has used it for her Disney trip. It is pretty quick to earn and you can redeem for Disney gift cards once you hit $25, I started doing surveys on the site two weeks ago and I am already at $13.

So if you are looking for a way to get some more $ for your Disney Trip, give it a  try.

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It is called Sunshine rewards, here is the link and the referral number is 27969.

Also check out cash crate, they are a great way to make cash as well!

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I hope you like it as much as I do.

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Busy Weekend – New College Graduate, Debbie’s Birthday Adventure & Mother’s Day


 
Hi guys, first off, I want to congratulate all the new graduates from St Philip’s College.  We were there Friday night, since one of our dearest friends was among these graduates! Also happy belated Mother’s day to all the mom’s out there, hope you had a very special day!

May 10th

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Congrats all! You deserve it!

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It was a very lovely ceremony and they even had Lila Cockrell as their guest speaker. Congrats Windy, we are very proud of you!

May 11th

Saturday morning, we got all dolled up and headed to Super Target to get the Brownie cake we ordered for Debbie’s (my mil) birthday.

Us all dolled up

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Awesome Brownie cake with red birthday candles! Looks good, according to Debbie it was awesome, hence awesome Brownie cake 🙂 DSC02121

After Debbie blew out the candles and made a wish, we headed to the River Walk for our lunch reservations as Acenaracenar

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I had come here for my bachelorette dinner but I didn’t notice all the details at night, has a really nice lounge area upstairs.DSC02136While the main restaurant is downstairsDSC02133It also has a patio on the riverDSC02134

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We were sat early for our reservation, restaurant was still pretty slow for noon and we got Desiree, she was pretty awesome, let us ask questions and she also worked out some things for us.

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They were pretty good, almost like flatbreads but doughier and covered in refried beans and queso fresco

Debbie ordered the EntomatadsDSC02132

They were chicken and sweet potato filled tacos topped with roast chiles and tomato sauce.

She said she liked them but the sweet potato was not prevalent, which was the whole reason I didn’t want to sample them to begin with, so we have to take her word 🙂

I was torn between two orders, so Desiree let me do ala carte and try both. So I ordered the Duck ChalupasDSC02131

Roasted Duck sauteed with spicy sausage, lime cabbage slaw and avocado plus chile arbol salsa

And the Crab Tinga Taco Ala carteDSC02130

Gulf Blue crab, tomato, onion and avocado

The Crab taco was amazing but pretty messy, shared it with hubby and the crab flavor was very nice.

The Duck Chalupas were great but too big to pick up, so I broke them up and ate them like that, the duck was flavorful and the cabbage slaw was really nice even though I don’t care for Cilantro.

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I know crepes at a tex mex place but like I said this is a very contemporary location.

They were corn serrano crepes filled with roasted duck confit covered in tamarindo-tomato grilled onion sauce and they were I think the best dish at the table. The crepe were light and airy and the duck was moist and flavorful. Really good, would definitely get these myself next time.

We finished eating and were spending time with the birthday girl when we decided to check out the dessert menu.

We ordered the Crepa de Cajeta

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A caramel crepe, sweet crepe filled with Mexican Vanilla ice cream, cajeta, candied pecans and whipped cream.

This too was pretty good, however the crepe here seemed more like a tortilla and was pretty dense. Did not compare to the dessert crepes at Old Pecan Street.

So to sum it up, Acenar was definitely worth the second trip, a bit higher of a price tag for a normal day downtown but for a birthday or special event a great place to check out and try anything duck. The entrees were great but I will probably try something new for dessert on the next trip.

Next up on the Agenda, The  Addams Family at the Majestic!

The Majestic Marquee

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The Addams Family is a musical comedy based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his  cartoons, which portray a family with an affinity for all things macabre.

After a tryout in Chicago, the show opened on Broadway in April 2010. The original cast featured Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia.

Now on their second National Tour, The Addams Family has made it to San Antonio, to the beloved Majestic Theater.

Once inside the theater we made way to the lounge area to avoid the crowd and noticed something fun and new.

The lounge had been “decorated” and was offering themed treats for the show.

Fester’s Fuzzy Navel

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and paper bats flying on the pillars

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It wasn’t alot but it made me excited to see the lounge getting in the “spirit”!

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Debbie had not been to the Majestic before so we walked up front to show it to her in all its glory.

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The show was great, was very witty, charming and fun.

The premise is that Wednesday is growing up and has fallen in love with a normal nice man and wants to marry him. Of course this involves the parents meeting and chaos. The sets, special effects and cast were amazing. Plus there were even a few special guests, that really made my day.

Was a great time for everyone and the birthday girl seemed to truly enjoy her birthday trip!

After the show we met up with the rest of the family at the Melting pot for dinner.

For those of you who have not been to the Melting Pot, is a  fondue restaurant, its menu consists of various cheese fondues, wines, salads, entrees of meat and seafood served with dipping sauces and oil or broth to be cooked in, and chocolate fondues.

Here are our fondue pots, we had two for the table of 6, so we got to try two different types of cheeses, broths and chocolates, yum!

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First course is cheese, our side of the table ordered the Cheddar and Debbie’s end ordered the Wisconsin TrioDSC02162Cheddar cheese fondue contains: Aged, medium-sharp Cheddar & Emmenthaler Swiss cheese, lager beer, garlic and seasonings.

Wisconsin Trio Fondues contains: Creamy Fontina and Butterkase, as well as Buttermilk Bleu cheese with white wine, fresh scallions, and a hint of sherry.

Everyone at our table seemed to like the Cheddar better for sure, the white wine and the Bleu cheese seemed to overpower the Wisconsin Trio.

They serve the cheese course with three different breads, broccoli, carrots and green apples. The cheddar goes great with the green apples. Everything in this course is fun but carrots can be very hard to skewer with your little forks 🙂

Now the best part of the Melting pot is that they have a new ala carte menu, everyone gets to choose their own entree and salad and your meal turns out about $10 less then the old menu even with the lobster entree.

I forgot to take pictures of the salads but hubby got the California which is what our got on our first trip and wished I had got again. It is  mixed baby salad greens, Roma tomatoes, candied pecans, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry walnut vinaigrette dressing.

I ordered the mushroom and spinach salad which had mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, red onions and unfortunately bacon. The bacon was cut thick and very chewy, was like jerky on my plate.

Kris ordered the French Quarter for his entree, it had Andouille sausage, with shrimp, tenderloin and chicken rolled in a Cajun spice blend.

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I ordered the Fondue Fusion which had lobster tail, orange duck, sesame chicken, tenderloin and mushroom sachettisDSC02165

Your main course comes with broth to cook in and since we had a large table we had two types of broths.

Our side of the table ordered the Coq au Vin and the other side ordered the Mojo Style.

The Coq au Vin Fondue is herbs, mushrooms, garlic, spices and Burgundy wine.

The Mojo is caribbean seasoned bouillon with garlic and citrus.

We were a bit nervous about the red wine over powering the food but it was delicious, I was pleasantly surprised by the Coq au Vin.

The entree is also served with broccoli, mushrooms and potatoes. Our potatoes never seemed to want to cook though and became the joke of dinner.

Sauces included Gorgonzola port, teriyaki glaze, spicy cocktail, mild curry, green goddess and hot sauce to use on your meats and veggies.

The green goddess goes great with mushrooms, the cocktail sauce is delicious on almost anything,. I combined the cocktail sauce with the gorgonzola port and used it on the steak, was great. They also provided lemon and drawn butter for the lobster which was amazing just on its own! Yum!

After dinner we still wanted to play with the fondue while we waited so I cooked part of my shell, lol!

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Now onto dessert, our side of the table opted for cookies ‘n cream marshmallow dream, which is, dark chocolate topped with marshmallow cream, flambeed to toast the marshmallow, swirled together and garnished with crushed Oreo cookies.

Our cookies n’ cream being flambeed 🙂

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Debbie’s side ordered the flaming turtle; milk chocolate, caramel and chopped pecans, flambeed tableside.

Again our side of the table was definitely happier with our selection, the flaming turtle was more caramel than I would like and thinner.

The cookies n’ cream was truly a dream, they could have given us a huge vat of it and we would have just eaten it with spoons, that is if it wasn’t so hot.

with the fondue they give you strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, rice crispie treats, red velvet cake, brownie, marshmallows and oreo cookie marshmallows to dip.

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They also put a candle  on Debbie’s cheesecake, so she got two wishes that day 🙂 DSC02171

The meal was great and so was the day, if you have about three hours to dine with and a nice occassion or just want a fun or romantic meal without the rush of some of the higher end restaurants like Fuego Da Chao, this is the place to go. Food is great, atmosphere is really nice and it is just a ton of fun.

Plus now with the new ala carte menu it makes it more accessible for a date night any time. I know we will go more often.

Mother’s day

As many of you know, I am a mom to a very active and hairy 10 year old, Riddick.

He and his dad decided to surprise me Sunday morning with a cute text and photo, saying how much they loved me and how good a mom I am.

Which was super sweet and I loved it, what I didn’t know was there was more.

My hubby presented me with a box, that had a tuxedo and a dog bone bow tie (cause bone ties are cool!) and it had wild flowers sticking out the top.

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Riddick showing off the giftbox
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Inside the box was this really cute card

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And under the card was some dog food, Riddick always tries to share with us, leaving it in our shoes, pants and couch cushions.

Underneath that however was this beautiful new ring!

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Thanks Riddick and my hubby for making my mother’s day so special 🙂

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It really was a busy weekend indeed, took me three days to just finish this post. I hope everyone else had a great weekend and that you all are enjoying your week.

Talk to you soon!

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April Showers Bring May Flowers- Seeds from The Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

As the Flower & Garden Festival comes to its final two weeks, I decide it was time to bring  our little gift from Epcot to life.

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The Flower & Garden festival’s 20th Anniversary was this year and it started March 6th and its final day is May 19th. The Festival was filled with food, music, activities and of course FLOWERS!!

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And that my friends is exactly what we are bringing to life today!

When we visited the OZ garden during our visit, we played a few carnival games and were given these as our prize!

OZ/Flower and Garden Festival seed packets

 

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They are yellow marigolds to create our own Yellow Brick road (as it says on the package)

This is the back of the seed packet, has the directions and the infamous Minnie Mouse as a Topiary to go with the theme from the following year of Mickey as one. 

DSC02091So I decided to plants these little seeds and found a little plastic container from Chickfila for their fruit, that worked perfect.

I planted them Monday night and it said it would take 5-8 days for them to sprout, I sat them in the window sill and 4 days later, we have these!  

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Our first little bit of Spring in our house!  They sure grew fast, unlike my Venus flytraps, who are almost 5 months old and barely the size of a fingernail!

So there you have it, we have brought another piece of Disney to life!

Hope you enjoyed this post, see you again soon!

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