5 Things for Your Monday

 It’s THANKSGIVING BREAK in my house!

WAHOOOOO!!!!  This weekend was spent organizing the upstairs and Tab turned himself into Clark Griswold regarding the outside of our house.  At one point he walked in from Home Depot carrying a Santa for the front yard and then asked if I could make big bows out of random Christmas ribbon he’d found.  

I had a completely different blog post scheduled for today but I watched one too many football games and made too many attempts on Christmas bows to get it finished.

Instead I have FIVE things for your Monday!  It’s kind of a brain dump of all the thoughts floating around I want to share with you!
#1 Bowen’s Gift Guide ADJUSTMENT
I shared the boys’ gift guides last week and I must tell you that cute little stadium {#3} and helmet {#5} in Bowen’s guide are gonna be HARD to put together!  Bowen got some early birthday cash from some grandparents {Thank you, Grandpa and Grandma Hency!} and he asked for the Pistol Pete or mascot version.  We ordered, it came in, and now part of my Monday will be spent helping him put that together.  

#2 Lupe Tortilla-THANK YOU for the recommendation!  Lots of you feel very passionate about Lupe Tortilla as well!  Any readers who live near a restaurant…right now they have family fajita packs you can order online or over the phone, pay for in advance, and curbside pick up.  We had the chicken and beef fajitas {think it was a party pack} and it came with guacamole, queso, and all the sides/fixin’s.  The PERFECT Friday night meal!  Oh, and also-it began in Houston.  I was all off on my Texas locations.

#3 Whitney Houston Peloton Ride-I did this 30 minute ride over the weekend.  It was SUCH a good one!  I knew as I was riding I had to tell you fellow Peloton riders about it.  Thirty minute ride with Ally Love!  Go for it!

#4 Thanksgiving Finds-did you see my post on Saturday?  Once again, my calendar lined up and I shared a blog post this past Saturday.  You can read it here!

#5 Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes-I stumbled upon this recipe when I was revamping my meal plan for Thanksgiving week and decided it seems to scream, “FALLL!!!!”.  We had this last night and it was DELISH!  It took a little extra prep before I could dump it all in the slow cooker but it was totally worth it.  My kids all were big fans and I served it with an easy bagged salad to off set the extra steps.  😂😂😂 Also, it felt like I’d really made something fancy for us which is WAY outside the norm for an Erika dinner meal.

Hope your Monday is off to a great start!


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  1. 11.23.20
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    What a fun collection of items!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a great week!

  2. 11.23.20
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Your slow cooker meal looks so fancy and so delish!!!!

  3. 11.23.20
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    Have you done any of the Beyonce rides yet on the Peloton? They have been the most fun rides–tough but also you feel like you're dancing the whole time!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. 11.23.20
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    A Whitney Houston ride?! I'm going to have to do that this week!!!