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Fav Things: Cinco de Mayo Style

We have had the best spring weather here in the unpredictable DFW so far. I guess you could say we have actually had a spring, which is nearly unheard of.

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and my Pinterest feed is already featuring ideas and recipes for a get together or party. I will be working on that day (and have way too much on my to do list to add anything else)! However, my husband and I will be making homemade tacos tomorrow. We didn’t really plan it for any special occasion. It was really because avocados and tomatoes were on sale when I went grocery shopping (and I can’t get enough of homemade tortillas. That’s the honest truth).

However, if I were to plan a Cinco de Mayo celebration, here are some ideas I would love to try:

Creamy and Refreshing Horchata

I’ve made Horchata once, but it wasn’t super authentic. These appear more so. They were also super sweet, but tasty. I used the Martha Stewart recipe. The sweetness did add a wonderful touch when we splashed a little rum in for a treat after a hard day’s work.

Tacos and Homemade Tortillas

These are actually what we will be eating tomorrow. I made my own taco seasoning (using this recipe) recently, and you can tell a huge difference between it and the store bought. It’s surprising (also super cheap, easy, and way less salty).  This will also be my third time making my own tortillas! I found the recipe I love, and will be continuing to use, last time and I’m super excited to devour them once they are done.

Sides

Of course there would have to be some serious guacamole and salsa. I have been wanting to make my own salsa for a while now. It seems very straight forward. I’ve just been busy, lazy, distracted, sleeping, doing laundry (choose one?).

Decor

Decorations!? I guess that means I’d have to take down my few Easter pieces. Well not yet! But if I were to decorate, it would have to be these Cactus Pinatas from ohhappyday.com

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image from ohhappyday.com

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T Rex Pinata!

Once one project is finished, it is time to start another! This one was just for fun, exactly what was called for. I made a pinata type of decoration in the shape of a t-rex.

I started with some thick paper for the base structure. Then, I had the tedious job of adding layer upon layer of cut tissue paper. Even though it was tedious, it was enjoyable and not as time consuming as I expected.

taking shape

taking shape

pinata creating

The finished project is sitting on our shelf in the living room. I think it would be fun to hang him from the ceiling, but for now he is fine on the shelf.

t rex pinata

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Bookstore Wanderings

Nick and I went to Life Changing Faith this morning for church. It is my favorite church I have ever been to, but it takes us about an hour to get there. So we wake up at 5:30 in the morning. Yikes. Nick worked the sound for two services this morning.

For second service, I wandered around Frisco for air conditioning and something to do. I ended up at a Barnes and Noble and found some very entertaining book cover designs. I count it as a success. Also, all this entertainment (and air conditioning…it got up to 97 degrees today) cost me nothing! Frugal Katie is a happy Katie.

Top Row, Left to Right:

Knits for Nerds. This was awesome. They had a page on how to make hobbit feet slippers. Wow.

Terry Pratchett Collection. He is my favorite author. Hands down. Everyday. Mort and Soul Music are fantastic…and sit right next to each other on this shelf. Perfect

This person looks like Nicholas Cage to me. Just a tiny bit. It’s the eyes.

Bottom Row, Left to Right:

H. G. Wells. I love this cover. So much

Truck Food. Almost got a tummy ache just thinking of everything I could eat from this. But no thanks!

Warriors: CATS!!!!! They rule

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