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Our Mini Linky Party | Week 224


Good morning! 

Happy Easter weekend! We hope you have some plans to enjoy some downtime over the course of the weekend no matter how you may celebrate the Easter holiday. 

We are going to the farmer's market this morning to socialize Bowie a bit more. He had a great time last weekend at the farmer's market and met so many people, and after attempting to take him to the dog park yesterday, we think it's a good idea to introduce him to dogs one-on-one as opposed to just unleashing him in the active, crowded dog park where he felt more than a little bit overwhelmed. He's such a social butterfly, but with so many large dogs running up to him at the park yesterday, we want to continue to socialize him but maybe not with so many dogs at once. 


Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Ranch Cauliflower Bites

This post is sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


Last month, we shared some big news about our new addition to the family and how it has affected our daily routine. Things like going grocery shopping, making dinner, and sitting down to enjoy a meal as a family has changed since we adopted our puppy. 

One item in our pantry that continues to add flavor to our weeknight dinners is the Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker. The Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker adds the right amount of herbs and spices seasoning to so many different kinds of appetizers, vegetables, snacks, slow cooks, and even pasta (ranch macaroni and cheese is seriously the bomb--if you have not tried it yet, you definitely should! We can't help but keep reaching for this versatile and convenient pantry item, which is why we are sharing two more recipes with you today that are elevated in flavor with the help of this new pantry essential for our family! 

Today, we are sharing two flavorful recipes that pair well together and are great for a weeknight meal! These slow cooker, crack chicken lettuce wraps are savory, light, and decadent all at the same time. Before we enjoyed the lettuce wraps, we prepared these ranch cauliflower bites to enjoy as a weeknight appetizer. 

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 223


Happy Saturday! 

We will be spending all weekend catching up on work after a hectic week. Needless to say, we are ready to get our to-do list finished so that we can begin spending some time together as a family. Adam has a few days off this week, so we are hoping to blog about our days off together. 

We hope you all have a great weekend!

Best Places for Foodies to Eat in Fredericksburg, Texas

Are you a foodie headed to Fredericksburg, Texas? Check out some of my absolute favorite spots to eat!


While Fredericksburg is becoming known for its award-winning, Texas Hill Country wines, it is not to be mistaken that the food there is just as exceptional. If you are looking for some winery recommendations, you can check out my favorite wineries in Fredericksburg in this blog post here.  

Foodies living in and around San Antonio likely already know about and have probably visited many of these restaurants, but today, I'm sharing more than a handful of the best spots for foodies to visit in Fredericksburg, Texas! 

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 222


Good morning! 

In case you missed the news on Instagram, I spent the week traveling and exploring all around the hill country in Texas. We had such a wonderful time making our way through wine road 290 and tasting some of the delicious Texas-made wines, as well as sampling a wide variety of foods ranging from German to Mexican cuisine.


This weekend, as much as I would like to get more work done, I think it is more important that we will be spending some down time together as a family. I wouldn't mind taking Bowie to the farmer's market for the first time tomorrow, and I know I will have to spend a little bit of time unpacking my suitcase at some point as well. Otherwise, I think this weekend will be pretty relaxed for the Mini family!