Little Texas getaway

Looking for a weekend Texas getaway for any season of the year? This little town has so much to offer from wine tasting, shopping, floating the river, the famous Gruene Hall, Schlitterbahn waterpark and much more! I have visited many times and it never gets old. The summer we really enjoy floating the river, going to concerts, and did I mention there is a gorgeous lake nearby too?? It’s a great family friendly town that really has a bit for everyone. For the fall and winter months, I really enjoy the wine tasting and shopping. They tend to have more festivals this time of year so everyone walks around Gruene and enjoys the weather. The leaves are changing, the air is cooler and the food is always more comforting.

 So my first getaway experience for yall is… drum roll please…….ISSSSSSSSS

NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS!!!

It’s a cute German town that offers a place to relax, shop, drink some wine and try great food. This is our go-to place! It’s not far from Corpus and plus the outlet mall is close to there too. So already a perfect reason to go!!!

We stayed at a house that is walking distance to downtown New Braunfels called Mellow Yellow. It was soooo cute! It has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a great entertaining area and big backyard. I would for sure go back! Now take a look Inside:)

The house was amazing but the wine was even better! We went to Gruene and did a wine tasting at The Grapevine in Gruene. I think I may have found my new favorite wine. Its called Wedding Oak and it was delicious, so now I want to try them all. The names of all their wines are beyond cute because they go with the wedding theme. I think I enjoy it 10x more since I am currently planning a wedding.

New Braunfels is just a perfect little getaway! If you have visited or plan to visit let me know. I love feedback:)

Also, the dress is from Jewels. Seriously, so perfect for a wedding or a nice dinner and it is super comfortable yet form-fitting plus less than $100! My handbag is Chanel and I have not found a recent design that is similar. But I am always looking and when I find it I will notify yall. Also, my shoes are Jessica Simpson, I have a couple pairs in the same style just different colors. They go with so many outfits and can be dressed up or down. Did I mentions they are currently on Sale and they come in 3 different colors!!!

I hope yall enjoyed my first Little Texas Getaway. I plan to do more for yall as I travel. I love going new places, trying new food and new experiences. If you have any questions or suggestions on where to travel next contact me at Livingthecreellife@yahoo.com or comment.

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Chex Mix Recipe – Holiday fav!

Happy Halloween! To say this treat is one of my fav treats is an understatement. I tend to only make this around the holidays because it lasts no time. I have grown up having my mom and Mimi make it every Halloween, Thanksgiving and  Christmas. It’s a holiday tradition!

Chex Mix Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex (we love the wheat, so extra goes in)
  • 2 cups of honey nut cheerios ( I like the sweetness)
  • 1 cup mixed nuts (sometimes I like just cashews)
  • 1 cup bite-size pretzels
  • 1 cup of goldfish ( I like the baby ones)
  • 1 cup of buggles (original)
  • and any other ingredients you like that could go with this garlic bread bites, cheez-its and any other goodies you like for this salty treat.
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 4 tablespoons of season all salt
  • 8 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce ( the seasonings vary depending on how much flavor you like.) I tend to add more after I have made it for the first time)

 

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. You melt the butter and pour it in the pan.
  3. add the seasoning to the butter then stir.
  4. Once you have all that mixed together gradually pour all your dry ingredients into the pan.
  5. After you have it all stirred put in the oven for an hour and taking it out every 15 min to stir.

 

If you make it let me know what other ingredients you decide to add. I hope yall are enjoyed this and thanks for stopping by:)

 

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A walk down the makeup isle

Happy Friday! Who’s ready for the weekend? I know I am, we will be spending it in New Branfuels sipping on great wine and celebrating our friends getting married. We are staying in a little house that is walking distance to downtown:) I am just excited it will be cold enough for some fall clothing.

Y’all asked for my makeup products . So, here is a list of my daily makeup products that I use. Let me know what you think!

Tarte- Concelar

It Cosmetics- Foundation

It Cosmetics- Powder

Anastasia- Contour kit (Also its on SALE)

 

Too Faced- Eyeshadow Primer

 

Mac- Pigment Eyehshadow (lasts forever)

Chanel- Les Ombres Palet (they have alot of different colors)

 

Chanel- eyeliner 

Chanel- Mascara

Nars- Blush

 

Mac- Brave Lipstick

 

My basics for my makeup products usually stay the same. I tend to switch my eyeshadow, blush and lip depending on the time of year. I like a brighter pink or blush and a bright lip for summer. During the fall and winter I like a darker blush and lip and eyeshadow. But I really do like playing with colors and I am not afraid of color at all. I am always up for recommendations so comment below on some of your favs!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 

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Taco Tuesday

Happy Taco Tuesday! Tacos is really one pf my favorite foods and I am always trying to get the taco taste but with not as many carbs:) Here is a simple taco salad (without the shell) that I use almost weekly.

Taco Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1lb.Ground Turkey Meat (you can use beef)
  • tsp. of chili powder
  • tsp. cumin
  • Can of diced tomatoes

Toppings:

  • Lettuce
  • Black Olives (optional)
  • Can of black beans or pinto beans
  • Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • Yogurt Ranch Dressing or Catalina Dressing
  • Sour cream
  • Doritos ( my fiance loves this on top of his salad)

Instructions:

  1. Brown the turkey meat
  2. Once Brown add the chili powder, cumin, can of tomatoes, and green chilies.
  3. Let that simmer
  4. While the meat is simmering. Cut up your lettuce and get all your toppings out.

Mix all your ingredients together and TADA theres a healthy taco salad:) I KNOW SO EASY!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed. Feel free to contact me at livingthecreellife@yahoo.com

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Velvet & Pearls

        
Happy Friday! I am sorry I have been MIA but have been super busy in the real estate world (which I want to do a post on that soon too). I am loving velvet and pearls for my fall fashion wardrobe this season. It has that casual, classy look and looks stylish yet comfortable.

 I found these amazing pearl jeans at Zara. I am really loving their clothes, and I just recently started purchasing from there. They are only $50 and come in black as well. I may have to get both:) 

The velvet top I actually got from one of fav stores, TjMaxx but I found a couple similar styles at my other favorite fashion store Nordstrom.  I am really loving this blush pink color, its a must have color for fall.

My booties are from Vince Camuto. They have a round tulip toe and a slick heel. They really are perfect for any fall outfit. They are currently 20% of right now. Don’t miss out, you really can’t go wrong!

As I am sure y’all have noticed, I am a CHANEL girl! Not only is their mascara my fav but their bags are a-m-a-z-i-n-g too! This Chanel cross body bag  is one of my fav statement pieces that I use for most dressy events as well as my casual days. Its light and can be used for any occasion. I have not been able to find a similar one but I always have my eye out and when I do I will let y’all know. The sunglasses are also Chanel and have a similar detail to my purse. I am obsessed! I have linked the similar ones here but the lens are pink. I would totally rock them though!

I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend! I am working on some more great pieces so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by and like always you can reach me at livingthecreellife@yahoo.com

 

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Long sleeve dress for Fall

Happy Saturday! I hope y’all are having a wonderful weekend so far. I am about to get ready for my cousins wedding but first I wanted to share theis amazingly cute dress that is just so stylish and trendy.

This dress is a wrap dress in which I LOVE because its adjustable and comfortable. I love the black with the pop of light pink. That light pink is also my fav color for nails right now. Even in the fall it goes with EVERYTHING! This is a perfect night out on the town dress.

This dress is from of course Jewels the brand is Buddy Love and got it for $88. I am wearing an XS and you can now shop online at www.shopjewelscctx.com. They are my go to store for all my fashion needs! My cross body purse is Chanel, which is my go to purse for all my events. Goes with everything! 

I hope yall have a wonderful rest of your weekend and to contact me email me livingthecreellife@yahoo.com

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My Top 10 Product MUST HAVES!

In a daily routine these are some products that I have found to work best for me to get me through my crazy days.

1.Chanel Mascara

I always get asked about my mascara. I have tried alot of different brands. Chanel by far has been my fav! It gives you bold, flawless lashes. I do not use waterproof mascara but if you do they also have the same one for waterproof. This is $32.  Shop here!

2. Its a 10! Miracle Leave In Product

My natural hair is curly, so this really helps to keep my hair soft and tangle free! I use this every time I get out of the shower. I personally buy the big bottle because I use it so often. The prices of bottles range from $12.33-$37.03. I Love it! Shop here!

3.  Moroccanoil Treatment Original

My stylist recommended this product to me and oh my was she right! This is one is a for sure must have. This product can be used for conditioning, styling or a finishing tool. When my ends look a little dry I put about a dime size in my hand and run thru the ends, this makes a world of difference. Prices range from $15-$44. I have had mine for a year and still have alot left. So it will last you some time:) Shop here!

4. Chanel Makeup Remover

I have tried everything for makeup remover and had a hard time finding something that took the makeup off as well as being sensitive on the skin. I do not like an oily consistency and this one is not at all. Once I get all my makeup off my face feels fresh and clean! This product is $34! Shop Here!

 

5. Its Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream

My skin especially my face seems to get very dry in certain seasons of the year. I have been using Confidence in a Cream for about 6 months now and no complaints. Keeps my face bright and moisturized all day and night. I apply twice a day, once before I put my makeup on and before I go to bed. It also has Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate in the formula. It’s $48 and one of their best sellers! Shop here!

6. Its Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream

I have tried alot of foundations, and by far this is my favorite. This products gives you that flawless, full coverage with 50 SPF with anti- aging hydrating serum. Ya I know thats a lot of greatness in one bottle. This is my go to foundation to get that great complexion and brightening healthy skin. The foundation paired with their powder gives that airbrush look for perfection! The liquid foundation is $38 and the airbrush powder is $35. Click on pic to shop!

 

7. Ultra Balm Lotion

This lotion is the bomb.com! It is not greasy or oily at all. It moistures your skin and makes it silky smooth. I always keep a tube in my purse and Its perfect! Its 19.95 for the tube or you can get a jar. Shop here!

8.Tarte- Concealer

I have tried so many concealers, and this one by far has been my favorite. It really brightens, smoothes and conceals  perfectly. Its only $25 and you can shop here!

9.Tresemme- Pre Styling Spray

This product is new for me but so far it has made a difference. It not only protects my hair, makes it easier to style but also smells amazing!!! And did I mention its on $5?!?!? You can shop this product here!

10. Neutrogena – Refine Pore Toner

I have recently started using this and I am in LOVE! Really cleared up my face and reduced the size of pores. I have only been using for a week and def a must have especially when its only $9!! You can shop for it here!

I hope yall enjoyed my must haves right now. I am always up to try new products and recommendations. Stay tuned to more fashion & lifestyle tips!

 

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Casual Fall Attire in South Texas

Living in South Texas, fall weather doesn’t exactly happen right when fall starts. So I have got a couple outfits  below from of course Jewels that are perfect for fall even when it isn’t very cool yet. Perfect for all causal days! Friend them on Facebook and soon you will be able to shop online!  

This cute casual outfit is beyond perfect for fall. Love all the vibrant colors on the denim jackets with a bright choker. This outfit pulls together with a Blu Pepper Blue Jean Jacket, Big Starr jeans and Shira Melody Jewelry. 

The Blu Pepper jacket is $65

This fun animal print top is perfect for fall paired with this shorts. Has the fall colors and great for 85 degree weather and still feel in the fall spirit!

The top is $62

The shorts are $64

Loving this from the print to the fall colors in a perfect dress. You can’t go wrong for a lunch date, shopping day or work.

Dress is $79

 

 

Jeans & sweaters are a must have for fall weather. This so cute ruffled sleeve top can be dressed up or down. And looks amazing with any statement necklace to give it that POP appeal. 

I hope y’all enjoyed this addition to beginning of fall attire for the not so cool days. I am loving the prints, florals, slides, and sweaters this season. Stay tuned for more styles by me. 

If you have any questions contact me at livingthecreellife@yahoo.com

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Rose Gold & Stripes

 

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is having a great start to the week. I am working on some great pieces for y’all as well as trying to find a venue for my wedding next year (suggestions welcome). I hope to be viewing some hill country options this weekend with the fiance and family. 

Black & rose gold, you can’t go wrong with this! I love the stripes and the pop of rose gold for accessories. The ruffled sleeves (which are totally in this season) give even more detail. I am really all about looking great and feeling comfortable and the way this fits its is loose but not a baggy look. This outfit is perfect for so many occasions and can be dressed up or down. This dress is only $65!!!

This outfit is completely from Jewels. You can follow them on Facebook and soon you will be able to shop online. Stay tuned for more outfits by me!

 

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Smokey Blue Crushed Velvet Dress

Happy Sunday! I hope y’all have had a wonderful weekend. I have been a little under the weather but finally feeling better today. 

Who will be watching the Cowboys play today? ME!!! Cant wait to cheer them on and in honor of them I wanted to share this blue crushed velvet dress. 

Give me all the velvet for fall!!!  This is perfect for a night out on the town, date night, a casual day or to support the COWBOYS!!! Cute with sandals or heels (like I have pictured). I am in love with the sleeves and how fab the color is. It is beyond comfortable and the smokey blue is amazing for fall. You really can’t go wrong. I found this statement piece at Jewels here in Corpus.

I will be posting a lot from Jewels and they will be launching their website so you can shop directly thru them! I know its going to be great and easy. They are always up to date on fashion and always have something for any event I am shopping for. Hope you enjoyed my Sunday Funday Post! 

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