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Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar’s Spring/Summer Sneak Peek #ldtable

A few weeks ago my family and I had dinner at the AMAZING Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar.  I’ve talked about this restaurant before and we LOVE it so much.  Everything I’ve ever had at Lazy Dog has been above and beyond delicious.

I wanted to share with you all some of our favorites and they also have a yummy spring/summer menu that you’ll have to go check out too.  Also, don’t forget to bring your fur babies- they are welcome on the patio!  You can also have your picture taken to go inside on the Lazy Dog Hall of Fame Wall!

We started out with the Queso Dip- Jack, cheddar, queso blanco, pickled jalapenos, pimentos, cilantro black beans, hand-cut tortilla chips.  This is not your ordinary cheese dip, it’s so much better and made with real cheese.

We also ordered these corn wheels- they have a sauce made with lime, garlic, queso blanco, tajín, & cilantro.  These are also a MUST try item on my list if you visit!

I had the watermelon margarita and it was super refreshing.  Terence tried the peach moonshine.  They also have a great happy hour menu Mon-Friday 3pm-6pm.  There is also a brunch menu for Sundays and a special menu for your “lazy dog”.

This is the second time I’ve had the Grizzly Fries and I’m sure it won’t be the last. They are Potato wedges with housemade secret sauce, crispy bacon, fried sweety drop peppers, smoked paprika.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Terence had a steak and he said it was one of the best he’s had.  He looks like a happy camper right?  Our server was the sweetest too, they have the friendliest staff.

I ordered the Strawberry field salad with heirloom tomatoes.

I also got a bowl of the corn chowder and it’s probably my favorite soup I’ve ever had.  The flavor is sooooooooo good!

Terence and I got desserts to go because we could barely walk to the car afterwards.  Literally…we were stuffed!  I tried the banana pudding and Terence ordered their famous butter cake.

We had the nicest family dinner we’ve had in a long time and I’m so excited that Lazy Dog is close to where we live so we can enjoy it often!

Go check out the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar’s new spring/summer menu…I promise you won’t be disappointed!  Lazy Dog is designed like a lodge with cozy fireplaces, ledge stone and a chandelier crafted from Aspen logs. The dog-friendly patio offers a dog menu, featuring grilled meats and brown rice.  Everything from the food to the atmosphere leaves me wanting to come back ASAP!  Thank you Lazy Dog in Euless, TX for hosting us and we will for sure be back during the “Dog Days of Summer” 🙂

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I hope you all had a fabulous Easter!  We enjoyed a great sermon and yummy brunch as a family.  It’s around the holidays when I really miss my family in Arkansas, but I am also very thankful for my wonderful family in Texas too…it’s so hard to be torn between two places.

Speaking of Easter, did you make a fun Easter basket for your kiddos?  I’ve talked about Entenmann’s® LittleBites® on the blog before and how much we love them in our home.  Connor and I love to go to the movies on “date nights” and are really looking forward to seeing the new  “Smurfs: The Lost Village” movie that came out on April 7, 2017.   You know what the perfect snack for seeing Smurfs is right??? Entenmann’s® LittleBites® Smurf Blueberry Muffins – they are made with real blueberries, contain no high fructose corn syrup, & no trans-fat.  They are also less than 200 calories per pouch!

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Mind Dump With Becky

If you know me, then you know that I am probably one of the most random people ever.  I want to get back to the basics and why I started blogging and that was to journal my life.  Even if I post the most basic blah blah blah stuff….I still feel like that resonates better than a crap load of sponsored posts.

ANYWAY!  So I am going to try to do a “Mind Dump” post at least once a week so I can talk about my real life.

  • The bluebonnets here in Texas are insane right now.  They are more purple looking to me…but gorgeous.  I want to run through this field like Maria from “The Sound of Music” and twirl around 🙂

  • There are 3 types of videos that draw me into a straight up trance while watching.  Whether it’s Instagram or Facebook:
  1.  Icing cookies/baking videos
  2. Making slime videos
  3. Calligraphy or handlettering

I cannot look away y’all…I could sit for hours watching these things!

  • Target shoppers anywhere?

The struggle is real.  I don’t really do this anymore, but isn’t it so easy to drop things into your cart and when you get to the checkout you about croak at the total?  I leave the store thinking “What did I buy?”  As my husband likes to tell me “Becky you are death by $10.00!”  And he’s so right because I don’t really buy anything expensive, but I do buy a lot of crap! LOL!

  • Coffee Anyone?

I posted about this coffee on my Instagram and got a lot of questions.  It’s by a company called Dripjoy.  Not only are the pods ridiculously cute, it tastes delicious too!  I’m constantly ordering K-cups from random places and Dripjoy makes it easier because it’s great coffee, delivered monthly and priced right!  You get to choose what flavor coffee you want, how much, and when you want it delivered to your doorstep= WINNING!

Peace y’all and happy FRI-YAY!!!  Don’t forget to check out my Snapchat: @thejavamama & Instagram for weeklies 🙂

 

 


SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza- Southlake, TX – Come Join the Free Bike Ride Event for Kids

Don’t be a fool this April 1st – Come to SPIN! Neopolitan Pizza in Southlake, TX! 

When my sister was in town last week we visited SPIN! Pizza and had a blast!  We love to eat out and obviously the boys love Pizza.  

Everything at SPIN! Pizza is baked in ONE place- the wood fire pizza oven.  The dough is hand-spun and topped with fresh ingredients.  It was delicious.  Feast your eyes below…

We enjoyed an appetizer of flatbread served with 3 dips- Lemon Ricotta, Red Pepper, and White Bean Hummus.

The guys loved this stuffed meatball.

Bonnie and I enjoyed the salads too!  They were light and fresh on a hot day 🙂

Then the PIZZA came!!!  Delicious wood fired pizza straight from the oven!

Here is my BBQ Chicken Pizza.

Bonnie ordered the Primavera Pizza.  All of the pizzas were delish!

SPIN! Pizza also has a great happy hour every day from 3-6pm.  Tuesday nights they have $2 craft pints as well.  

Here is my brother in law Vinny (who is a total foodie) enjoying his giant meat ball.

The guys in the kitchen preparing pizza dough.  I would totally drop that…it probably takes practice right? Lol!

My sweet nephew Jarrett who loves anything with cheese.

So many different drink options….

Let’s not forget about dessert shall we?  SPIN! Gelato is made with All Natural Ingredients and comes in so many flavors.

I tried the pumpkin and it was DIVINE!!!

The boys eating their gelato outside on the patio.  Perfect for happy hours after work this summer or messy kiddos.

My HAPPY HOUR beverage of choice is the Sangria.  I probably could have drank a pitcher of this…it was that good!  So light and refreshing!

My hubby, Connor, me, Jarrett, Bonnie, and Vinny.  I miss them all so much already!

It’s moments like these that make memories and we are so thankful to SPIN! Pizza for hosting us and serving us the most delicious food.  I’m even more thankful it’s only 10 minutes from my house! Ha ha!!!

If you haven’t had the chance to visit SPIN! Pizza this Saturday, April 1st would be a great time to try it out.  They are having a free event for kids ages 4-12 and their families to learn about the importance of proper bike safety and to put it into practice with two different bike rides lead by the Blazing Saddles Bike Team.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Participants are asked to bring their own bikes to go through safety stations for helmet fittings, brake and tire checks, and lighting installations.

Then it’s time to ride! The younger kids will follow a course within the parking lot and the older kids will take a course through the square. The festivities also include a helmet decorating station and opportunities to meet their favorite costumed superheroes.

The proceeds from a raffle for the chance to win an adult bike will benefit Spokes 4 Hope, a local non-profit organization with a mission to provide bikes to children going through difficult times.

WHEN:                

Saturday, April 1, 2017

7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.                  

WHERE:              

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Parking Lot

1586 E. Southlake Blvd.

Southlake, TX 76092

Capture kids and families enjoying the event in various ways, including:

– Meeting their favorite superheroes.

– Getting a helmet fitting and tuning up their bikes.

– Decorating their helmets.

– Riding the bike courses with the Blazing Saddles Bike Team.

For more information, please go to http://www.spinpizza.com/spin-around-the-square.


Hair, Skin, & Nails on POINT with Nature Made + Enter to WIN!

This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Good morning!!!  Well, it’s a new day and the sun is shining…and by that I mean it was literally 90 degrees yesterday.  I cannot believe it’s already getting so hot outside!  We let the boys get in the pool this weekend and summer is right around the corner.  You know what I think about when I hear “summer”???  SKIN!!!  Lots of it…as in I have to show my skin more.  Sigh….

As I’ve gotten older and I’m about to venture into the “late thirties” *shutter* taking care of my skin has been more of a priority.  I’ve been taking vitamins to help my hair, skin, and nails for years and I can definitely tell they make a difference.  I want to be around for a long time and watch Connor grown up, so taking those little extra steps now to ensure better health make me feel a bit better.

Nature Made® Hair, Skin, and Nails Vitamins are an easy way to ensure I’m taking care of myself.  I wish I could say I naturally had beautiful hair, skin, and nails…but I don’t.  I know a healthy amount of biotin helps your hair, skin, and nails grow strong.   My hairdresser recommendeds I take something with biotin to help and it truly has.  I also try to drink a lot of water during the day and stay away from carbonated drinks.

I’ve trusted Nature Made® Vitamins since I was a teenager and I’ve never been disappointed.  I picked mine up at my local Walmart.  Nature Made® Vitamins actively pursue health and wellness through product innovations, quality ingredients and being #1 Pharmacist Recommended so they can help you reach your health goals, little by little, every day. 

I know every little thing I do today can help me have a better tomorrow.  Let’s face it I like to have fun and I want to be able to stay active and HAVE FUN for years to come.

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Spa vacation will include a 4-day/3-night trip for two to the Red Mountain Resort in Ivans, UT

Like I said SUMMER is right around the corner, so don’t forget to add this one simple step to your morning to routine.  Your skin is the largest organ you have, so don’t forget about it gals!  You’ll thank yourself later 🙂