Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday | First for Chasing Texas

Happy Friday, y'all! This week has draaaaggged on. I'm not sure why - we've had beautiful weather, I don't have any major plans I've been anticipating and we really haven't done much. On a brighter note, it's Friday!

As always, I'm linking up with my favorite Friday gals.
 Andrea | Erika


April | Christina | Natasha




I'm still in love with my new blog! If you missed what I'm talking about, read here.

Because of my new blog and the design, I missed linking up for weekending so I just thought I'd save it for Friday. They were some of my favorites this week!
Saturday we went to lunch at a steakhouse in the middle of nowhere Lowake. It really is way on out there though. :) These two are my favorite!


 On our way home Tate decided to take the scenic route - mesquite trees, tumble weeds, dirt, you know, typical west Texas things. Oh, and a lake! Ha! When we first moved here I saw a sign for Ballinger Lake. What? I tried to find it once, driving around trying to get Brylee to fall asleep, ended up on a small dirt road and hit a dead end. I never believed there was one after that but there were signs, people, there had to be one! Tate drove out there with my step dad a few weeks back so he decided to prove it to me. Ladies, I welcome you to Lake Ballinger. I hear it used to be really full and a fun place but considering the drought we're in, it has almost dried up.


On Sunday we went to Abilene. I needed to go to the grocery store, run a few errands and lunch! We tried out a new restaurant and I've declared these tacos to be the best ever!


On the left is coffee rubbed brisket with jalapenos and on the right is Dos XX crispy chicken with jalapeno ranch! I never try anything outside my comfort zone but these just scream 'try me' and they were delicious! I'm going to try to make them myself for our weekly taco night. Wish me luck.

Of course the Bachelor was a favorite, but waiting for Shaeffer's recaps is even better! She's hilarious! If you watch the bachelor you totally need to check out her recaps.


I shared my February To Do list with y'all on Wednesday. I've also shared Valentine's Gift Guides for Her, Him and the Minis! If you're needing a gift idea you should totally check them out.


And last, but certainly not least, I became an aunt (once again) to sweet Merritt. She was born February 3 and I cannot wait to meet her! I'm so in love already. All the heart eyes! Being an aunt is such a great blessing.

My nephew Jackson is the only one that does this as of right now, but it gets me every time he says "Nini"! Side note: My Barney (grandma) used to call me Nikki (my middle name is Nichole) so I always said when I became an aunt I wanted to be called Nikki again, or Nini, whatever works.

And I'll leave with this....  :)
I hope you guys have a fabulous weekend! 

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  1. I'm so glad I found your blog because I miss Texas so much! Those tacos look amazing! Congrats on becoming an aunt again. :)

  2. Those tacos do look really tasty - I can see why you liked them!! Hope you had a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston


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