Changes

Hey Y’all! Happy Wednesday!

After a lot of thinking, talking, creating lists of what I want out of this blog I’ve decided to shift gears and move away from lifestyle/beauty/fashion blogging and start sharing something I’m more passionate about.

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Honest moment here, I love beauty/fashion and all it encompasses but it’s not what I’m spending my downtime doing. I’m not searching YouTube for the newest and greatest ways to contour, I just do what works for my face. Once I find something I stick with it and the last few weeks I’ve had a hard time finding valuable content to share with you. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll probably still share beauty related things on my Instagram (@hmbtx) but it’s not enough to blog about every week.

My lists taught me that I spend A LOT of downtime searching for recipes to cook for myself, Brandon, friends, family and coworkers. I get such a joy when I bring treats into work and my coworkers tell me I’m evil for bringing in brownies. During my lunch breaks, I’m on Pinterest looking for recipes to make my own pasta, bread, or a healthy chicken dish (#balance). I’m not looking for the how to guide on a smokey eye.  . .is that still even a thing?? Yes, I asked for beauty items for Christmas because I am who I am but my passion is food.

The last two weeks I’ve made a new recipe almost every night and not once have I regretted the length of time I’ve spent in the kitchen or the constant mess that I have to clean up. I’m fulfilled when my meal tastes so delicious that Brandon says he wants seconds 5 bites in.

Be prepared for a much better New York Roots to Southern Boots and more content on a regular basis!

Thank you for much for following New York Roots to Southern Boots during the journey! Y’all have kept me going and I only want to give you more.

Print out quotes on velum paper and wrap around a candle holder from the Dollar Store for graduation party. Graduation Quotes.:

Xo, Heather

Friday Five

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We have been eating really well this week at Parsamo Estates, all thanks to SkinnyTaste.com. Last week I printed off a ton of recipes to get inspired to cook again. I cooked a different meal everyday this week. . . except for tonight since we have leftover crockpot chicken enchilada soup.

(Left to Right – chicken cordon bleu, balsamic marinated flank steak, garlic lime pork chops, breakfast taco)

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Sushi date with some of my Houston girlfriends.

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I started the season with a 6 week win streak and now I’m on a 5 week losing streak. This could either be my last week in Fantasy Football or I’ll go to the playoffs. I’m not sure how I feel about either option. If I lose, I get my Sunday’s back, if I win I could beat some of my co-workers. Fingers crossed!

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This weekend we are getting our Christmas Tree and I couldn’t be more excited. I pulled this image from Pinterest for some inspiration. I love the idea of stringing “Merry Christmas” through the tree and keeping the decor very monochromatic.

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Our advent calendars this year, can you guess which one is Brandon’s and which one is mine?

I hope y’all have a fabulous weekend! We were supposed to go to Dickens on the Strand in Galveston tomorrow but due to some incoming rain, we will have to wait until next year.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Xo,Heather

Southern Eats – Snooze

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope y’all enjoyed time with your family and hopefully your pants aren’t much tighter today.

This post is LONG overdue but I still wanted to share it with y’all!

A couple of weeks ago Brandon and I checked out a new to Houston restaurant, Snooze. Snooze originated in Denver, Colorado and has slowly made it’s way south in California, Arizona, Austin and now Houston. Snooze sticks to what it knows best and that is breakfast. They are only open until 2pm so get there early. . .extra early on the weekends because the wait can be really long. The first time we went we sat at the bar instead of waiting 45 minutes for a table. If you have to wait and need some caffeine to make the wait bearable, have no fear they have a little coffee bar set up so you can fuel up.

The first time I went I ordered the Benny’s Duo which is awesome because you can pick two different eggs Benedict without an extra cost or without fear of picking which one you love more. I picked the Bella! Bella! Benny and the Chilaquiles Benedict. Both were AMAZING! I was able to mix my love for Italian flavors and Mexican flavors.

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{Bella! Bella! Benny (left) – Chilaquiles Benedict (right)}

The second time we went I ordered the Breakfast Pot Pie which is by far my new FAVORITE breakfast plate. Let me describe this to you, they serve a perfectly cooked sunny side up egg on top of puff pastry smothered in their rosemary sausage gravy. Be still my heart!

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If you have a Snooze near you, I would run there and order the breakfast pot pie. You won’t be disappointed.

What is your favorite breakfast item?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Xo, Heather

What’s Up Wednesday!?!?

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Once again I’m linking up with Mix and Match Mama, Sheaffer Told Me To and The Larson Lingo to share what has been going on the past month.

What We’re Eating This Week

After the Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to get back on the diet train. I found a TON of really good and healthy recipes on Skinnytaste. I printed off a bunch and will prep some of them over the weekend. I love how quick and easy they look. I’m most excited about the chicken enchilada soup especially since I can make it in my crockpot.

Everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl! I love turning classic meals into soups, it's an easy (maybe even lazy) way to make a dish that only dirties one pot!

What I’m Reminiscing About

“Thankful & Grateful Today and Every Day.” #Thanksgiving #quote art #freebie…:

Thanksgiving with my family growing up.

What I’m Loving

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I know I should cover this in the “What I’m Watching” category but I’m LOVING This is Us! Last night’s episode gave me all of the feels.

What We’ve Been Up To

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A lot! We went to Feast The Beasts, Wurstfest in New Braunfuls, my Mom came to Houston for a visit (I said YES to the dress), and Brandon and I saw Adele! Novemeber has been a very busy month.

What I’m Dreading

These next two weeks of Fantasy Football. I started off the season with a 6 week win streak and now I’m on a 4 week losing streak.

What I’m Working On

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Menu planning for the Italian Christmas Feast that Brandon and I are hosting.

What I’m Excited About

 I said YES to the dress and my save the dates are in the mail. I can’t wait for my family and friends to see them.

What I’m Watching/Reading

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I finished Blue Bloods and the Crown so now I’m watching Season 7 of Gilmore Girls to refresh my memory before the new season on Netflix starts on Friday.

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I’m almost done with Who Do You Love and then I’ll have to find another book.

What I’m Listening To

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I’m still on my podcast kick but after seeing Adele in concert a few weeks ago I can’t stop listening to her albums on repeat. My favorite is One and Only.

What I’m Wearing

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Over the weekend the high was in the mid 60’s so I busted our my faux fur vest (on MAJOR sale!) and couldn’t be happier . . . until Monday when the temperature spiked back up to 85. Womp Womp! Welcome to Houston!

What I’m Doing This Weekend

Spending the next few days with Brandon’s family and on Saturday we are going to watch a Christmas movie and decorate the house.

What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month

11x14 Elf Christmas Movie Quote Printable by JennovaDesigns, $8.50:

CHRISTMAS!!!

Bonus Question – What’s Your Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition

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Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in my pj’s while drinking coffee.

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather

Friday Five

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Over the weekend I had the opportunity to meet Nicole Curtis, from Rehab Addict at my local World Market. She was super sweet and as tiny as can be.

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A week after seeing Adele perform, I’m still listening to her daily on Spotify. If you get the chance to see her perform, I would jump at the opportunity. She was amazing and so funny or cheeky as the Brits would say.

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A few weekends ago we went to Wurstfest for the first time in New Braunfuls. It was so much fun, except for the extra long drink lines and almost 90 degree day in November.

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I finished The Crown on Sunday and I couldn’t recommend it more. After watching it, I went on a deep research binge to learn as much as I can about the Queen.

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On Saturday, I said YES to the dress!!!! May 7, 2017 can’t come soon enough!

Over the weekend we plan on knocking out a few small house projects and mainly get caught up before Thanksgiving. What are your plans this weekend?

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather