Sunday, October 31, 2010

ghosts of Halloween's past

One of the many things I love about my man is that he is a pretty good sport when it comes to dressing up for Halloween. Sadly, I don't have pics of all our shared Halloweens together... but I do have a couple gems to share with you.

Famous Couples Party, 2008. JFK & Jackie O.? Brad & Angie? The Flintstones? Nah.
Bacon & Eggs. That's how we roll.

Now, prepare yourself...

Halloween 2007. Simply being rednecks was not enough. We decided to be a Redneck Family complete with twin infants... meet Carl & Carl Ann. What you can't see are Justin's cut-off denims & tall work boots and my denim mini, leopard tights & platforms. Truly, if this doesn't scare you, then nothing will.

Halloween 2010. Justin had to work, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to dress up a little. So my good friend Deanna came to my aid. A cheetah & a kitty kat. Not too scary & just festive enough.

Happy Halloween from The Rigoloso's...
and Carl & Carl Ann!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

a crazy easy recipe & a sunrise

so here's the perfect recipe for Fall that won't make you feel guilty later
gather your ingredients
spice cake mix / orignal, unsweetened applesauce / vanilla extract or flavoring

pour the cake mix in a bowl

add jar of applesauce & a teaspoon or so of vanilla

mix together until it looks like this

pour into a loaf pan
 bake at 350 degrees for approx 28-30 minutes

if you want to get crazy with it you can make an icing while your cake cooks
you will need
reduced fat whipped cream cheese / a little splenda / vanilla / cinnamon / skim milk

mix approx 4 Tbs of cream cheese with 2 Tbs of splenda and a dash of vanilla
add just a splash of skim milk to make it creamy
you'll need the cinnamon at the very end

take your delicious bread out of the oven
(randomly placing it on a paper towel is clearly optional, but thanks husband)

serve right away

add your delish icing & sprinkle with cinnamon

i don't think you will be disappointed
and you will have consumed a yummy Fall treat that is pretty healthy...

this was the sight i witnessed as i waited for my man to get off work wednesday
i don't know that i've ever seen the sun's rays as distinct as they were that very early morning

it would have been perfect with a slice of spice cake & a cup of joe...

Monday, October 25, 2010

a case of cuteness

just when you think he can't possibly get any cuter...

you can bet

that he does!

told you.

a preview of Sam's Halloweenie costume.
you're the cutest pup ever, Sam P!

Monday, October 18, 2010

austin in review

so this past weekend we packed up our bags & our boots
and headed to Austin, Texas
to see these folks...

two of our very best friends from college
meet amy & josh.

bff + lylas and all that

our first of many meals was at Polvos
it did.not.disappoint.

they probably don't write about it in their diaries, but don't be fooled... the boys are bff, too.

rockin' our boots
next up, we visited Amy's favorite farmer's market
       and then, oh and then! Torchy's Tacos.
while we waited for our insanely delicious Trashy Trailer Park Taco,
 we attempted to get a fun pic of amy & j, but the lighting was weird...
made for some good laughs, though.
our next adventure landed us on South Congress

sweet graffiti

amy introduced us to the coolest shop...
uncommon objects
cameras weren't allowed inside, so I guess you'll just have to trust me
or come visit and we'll go together!

Big Top Candy Shop & Soda Fountain

a very happenin' place

decisions... decisions...

dinner took place at Home Slice pizza
love the father//son matching 'stache

great friends + delicious food + beautiful surroundings are hard to beat

hey cupcake! provided dessert
out of an airstream trailer! what a sweet gig...

be still my heart...
yummy desserts with a label to match

as if our weekend were not already complete, amy & josh sent us home with such a thoughtful gift... delicious treats all native to Austin. thanks, guys! yall rock.

What is a friend? I will tell you...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
Frank Crane