Hi guys and TGIF!! This week actually flew by for me. I think it was because it was so busy. How about for ya’ll?

It’s a random spill kind of day! So, here we go…..

The weather this week has been in the high 70’s and 80’s until yesterday and then it actually got down to 33 degrees. That’s a record breaker…breaking a record from 1903…crazy Texas weather!! Nothing that a little Starbucks can’t take care of. My drink of choice is the grande Pike’s Place with 3 pumps of sugar-free vanilla and a splash of steamed breve with 2 packets of stevia. Landen decided to forgo his usual, a caramel frappuccino for a hot chocolate. 😉

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Lunch yesterday was a new Trader Joe’s find. You guys know how much I love the field fresh chopped chicken salad, but I decided to try something new and picked up the Mexicali chicken salad. I don’t think it’s quite as tasty as the field fresh salad {the sweet basil dressing makes it}, but it was really good for a change. I had some Food Should Taste Good multigrain chips on the side, which by the way ROCK!

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For six years we’ve had a flock of birds come every spring, build onto an existing nest, and lay eggs. The nest is up underneath our back porch. Our baby birds hatched this week!

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I really love this song!!

Last week I hosted a giveaway for a $50 Swanson Health Product gift card and they were so awesome to give me $50 to spend too. Here’s a looksie at what I spent my $50 on. I got all of this and only had to pay 77 cents of my own money….score!! Lots of flour; whole wheat, whole wheat pastry, spelt, buckwheat, coconut and sunbutter, tahini, xylitol, shredded coconut and xantham gum.

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Cinco de Mayo is Monday and even though I don’t really celebrate, I’m always up for an excuse to eat Mexican food!
Here are several recipes on the blog that would be perfect for your celebration or even just for a quiet dinner at home…..

Chicken Enchiladas {Healthified}
Shrimp Tacos
Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Avocado Hummus
Mexican Lasagna
Spicy Mexican Black-eyed Pea Casserole

I’m reading The Aviator’s Wife. It was a little slow to start, but I’m really starting to enjoy it.

Always love these ecards!

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Something to think about…..

Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Are you planning Mexican food for dinner on Monday?

Have you tried the Mexicali salad from TJ’s?

What’s the weather like where you live?

Have you read The Aviator’s Wife? What did you think?

Have a great weekend!!