Y’all this week has been so busy, but in the best way! Tuesday, I played BINGO at my local Whole Foods with my friend Brigitte. The BINGO is free, but you have to pay for any food or booze.
Wednesday was my birthday – the big 33; I met Mama J half-way between Georgetown (where she lives) & The Woodlands (where I live), in a cute little town called Brenham. That’s where Bluebell Ice Cream is made! They have a super cute historic downtown square with cafes, shops, & the works. We had lunch at a cafe called the Funky Art Cafe. I had a very funky club sandwich – it had grated cheddar cheese, y’all. Tell me how this makes sense?!?! On my way back home, I stopped in Chappell Hill at a store called True Blue Home – I love this store so much & one of my favorite designers, Holly Mathis, helped setup this shop.
Once back in The Woodlands, I had dinner with my sweet friends Amy & Maureen – they spoiled me majorly! We went to a local staple – Republic Grille. I had an awesome meal of chicken with goat cheese & sun dried tomatoes with a lemon cream sauce. Good company, good food, & good wine!
As per usual, I dug into the mashed potatoes before taking a picture. It was so, so good – I couldn’t wait!
Yesterday (Thursday), we had our work holiday party at Texas de Brazil in City Centre. The Cabernet was awesome!!! However, I cannot eat this way easily. This is the type of place where you get your sides form a buffet, & they bring meat to you & cut your piece table side. The food is fantastic, but it is so rushed. I can’t eat like that. I take my time, & graze more often than not. Never the less, the party was fun – Ugly Sweater is always an easy theme. The after party, at Yard House, was more casual. I tried my first Snake Bite – so delicious! Guinness & Angry Orchard Cider!
This weekend I’ll be babysitting, house, sitting, & dog sitting – with a couple brunches thrown into the mix. 🙂
Anyways – on to the real reason you’re reading this blog post, my 6th playlist of the season! Listen here: Fa La La La-lidays
Thank God It’s Christmas – Queen
Deck the Halls Boogie! – Asleep At The Wheel
White Winter Hymnal – Kina Grannis
It Must Be Christmas – Chris Young
I Never Knew The Meaning Of Christmas – *NSYNC
Present Without A Bow – Kacey Musgraves & Leon Bridges
The Holly and the Ivy – Little Elves Choir
Feels Like Christmas – Straight No Chaser with Jana Kramer
Song for a Winter’s Night – Sarah McLachlan
Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea
Lonely This Christmas – Mud
At Christmas – Kylie Minogue
Deck The Halls – R.E.M.
I Only Want You for Christmas – Alan Jackson
The Secret of Christmas – Ella Fitzgerald
Step Into Christmas – Elton John
Past Three O’Clock – Steve Wariner
I Wanna Kiss You So – Girls Aloud
Little Christmas Tree – Michael Jackson
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Alvin & The Chipmunks
I hope you all have a marvelous weekend!