How many times have you come across a place that offers decadent chocolates and a delicious barbecue menu? Well, a cozy location in Tomball, Texas does, and it was a first for my hubby and I. I will tell you that Tejas Chocolate needs to be on everyone's bucket list of places to dine. Once you're here, it will definitely go on your list of guilty pleasures. If you're one of those who needs ratings to get you in the door, well, on the "Top 50 List" they were ranked #6 by Texas Monthly. That says a lot. Let me share our experience with you.
So, my husband had the inside scoop on everything they had to offer. He's always full of surprises like that and he absolutely loves visiting and trying highly rated bbq! Because I didn't fully know what to expect, I walk in and become like a kid in a candy store, literally. When you first walk in, the chocolates are the first things you see. I look wide-eyed into the glass case windows at all of the chocolates, my husband redirects me towards the line we're suppose to be in for our barbecue meal. So, while in line, I'm trying to choose what to get before it's our turn and there is so much to choose from. There were several delicious sounding options but I finally picked something I hadn't had in years.
Because I love a good sandwhich, I couldn't pass up on their "Pastrami Reuben w/Sauerkraut" Sandwich. It came with their house dressing and house mustard. I highly suggest trying this sandwhich, if you happen to stop by on a Thursday. That's the only day it's offered. This sandwhich was so much better than I expected. Don't expect a sweet dressing to spread on this sandwhich. No, no, no! It's a beautifully flavored savory dressing that they created and it works seamlessly with everything on this sandwhich. The sauerkraut was amazing and yes, even the mustard was perfect. This is not just a sandwhich; it's an edible miracle that makes your eyes close, everything around you go silent and the only things you're aware of are each and every taste bud experiencing this flavor filled miracle.
My husband's meal consisted of brisket, ribs, jalapeno cheese sausage with a side of green beans and carrot souffle. I never expect any less from him. He loves to see what each barbecue restaurant uniquely brings to the table (no pun intended) flavor wise. So, what he loved about the meat was that they were seasoned nicely, the brisket had a nice smoke ring and had the perfect tenderness, the ribs were cooked well, had a great glaze that added a hint of sweetness, which made them very well balanced and the sausage had a good flavor and was juicy. He enjoyed his sides, but that carrot souffle stole the side dish show. I had a chance to taste a bit of it and I was floored. It was just that good! It would make the perfect dessert even though it's sweet, it's not overly sweet. Make sure you add this to whatever you order or you're missing out!
You better believe I had room for dessert. There were so many chocolates to choose from, it made it hard to pick the first one. My kids picked "It's the Great Maple Pumpkin" "Cherry Jubilee" and "Tomball Tea Party". We (the hubs and I) also added "Sweet Potato & Smoked Honey", "Salted Caramel", Kahlua and a few others to go.
Also, the wonderful young lady who described each chocolate so well, could see that I was indeed was a true chocolate lover, and revealed another Tejas Chocolate treasure.
Though, they had several candy bars to choose from the "Dark Matter" chocolate bar intrigued me. I'm so glad I chose this one. The black chocolate, black pepper infused bar with with the perfect amount of black lava sea salt underneath was so ridiculously good, I wish I'd gotten two of them. This just gives me another reason to go back and visit them again.
If you are ever in the Houston, TX area, you must take a side trip to Tejas Chocolate, in Tomball, TX and experience everything they have to offer. Most important, the staff is amazing. They are so kind and you feel at home. You can tell that they are glad to be there and so you just can't help but feel the same. There is more than what we tried. Oh, if you get their tea, please don't forget to add their mint syrup to your tea. I love mint in my tea, but I never thought to make a syrup. You don't have to worry about trying to avoid mint leaves going up your straw. Genius!!! Please check out their website for more information and exact location: http://tejaschocolate.com
If you've been or if you go after reading this, I'd love to hear your experience.
Thank you all so much for stopping by. I appreciate it!
Who doesn't love a great biker jacket? If you do, now is the time to sport one or two. They're everywhere and come in a huge variety of beautiful colors! You can get them in leather, suede or save a few bucks and go for faux. ASOS has such beautiful biker jackets in tall and average body types, as well as prices to fit most budgets. The "New Look Tall Faux Leather Shearling Collar Biker Jacket" is in a unique color, "Mink". It appears grey in some lighting and in others a beautiful soft mauve. All I can say is, It is simply GORGEOUS!
How I styled this jacket:
It's great with light grey ankle pants.
A black maxi or midi dress combined with this jacket creates a chic look.
Oh yeah and don't forget black jeans with heels or boots. The removable faux shearling collar is so soft and gives this jacket a cozy warm look.
Have you fallen in love with biker jackets this season? Have they been a part of your life forever and you've just been waiting for everyone else to come around? LOL! Whatever the case may be, thanks for visiting me here. Have a blessed weekend, everyone.
When I think of fall and winter the first word that comes to mind is "Cozy". That's exactly the way I want to feel on those chilly to freezing days. At home, on those days, I wrap up in a blanket or a throw, and curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea. However, you can't always wrap up the same way on an outing. One texture that automatically brings me those cozy feels is "Faux Fur". My love for this type of fur runs quite deep and I don't think it'll ever go away.
Animal fur has been a fashion status symbol since about the late 1900s. Now, though animal fur outerwear and clothing is still available, popular and pricey, we have the faux option. The cool part is that faux fur is so much more realistic looking now-a-days and more affordable than the real thing. Also, I just love the warmth and beauty faux fur pieces bring to any outfit; casual or dressy.
Here are a few of my faux fur must haves:
This very soft purse that easily converts to a clutch can dress up a dress or work well with jeans (black or blue), a white top and a black leather/pleather jacket. (Purchased online at Boohoo)
I love a cute slouchy knit hats with a faux fur ball accent. They are perfect for keeping your head and ears warm when you're out and about. (Purchased online at American Eagle 2016)
First of all, the color pattern in this scarf is absolutely perfect! I wear this piece with a black or tan turtleneck (can include a skirt, dress slacks or jeans). (Purchased at Walmart 2016)
Truly, vests can be such a stylish addition to an outfit, so why not a furry one. This Forever 21 find is the perfect faux fur addition to my fall/winter wardrobe.
There are so many faux fur clothing items you can add to your fall and winter outfits. It's up to you to pick what works for you. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I'm into. If you've been looking for something to add a little more warmth and style to accent what you already have, I hope this gives you a bit of inspiration.
Thanks so much for visiting me here. Have a blessed day!
We all need a good dose of fall greens, and I don't mean veggies. It's true, we need those too. With it being autumn and all, it's easy for us to gravitate to all of the yellows, oranges, reds and burgundies that we see and less of the greens we're losing in nature. Because of this, it's an easy color to forget in our wardrobe. Green is one of the colors that shows life is in a plant and the first sign that a plant is still viable in the spring. I, for one, am a big fan of certain shades of green this time of year.
Let me show you a few outfits I hope gives you some inspiration, and perhaps a bit of life in your fall wardrobe.
Sage green always is a big player for me and I love that I found it in this dress from Old Navy last year.
I love camo print. This top is a "Faded Glory" brand top from Walmart and I couldn't believe the sleeves were long enough. It goes so well with these olive colored distressed jeans.
Lastly, this emerald green, cold shoulder dress, that I recently purchased from Venus.com, is one of my favorite dresses for this fall. I wore it for the first time at my sister-in-law's beautiful wedding in October.
I pray that each of you have a blessed November. Thank you so much for taking a moment to visit me here.
If you don't know, now you know; I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE DIY projects! There isn't anything more rewarding than creating something with your own two hands that looks like something you would pay good money for out of the store. This particular project was created by my friend, Fee! You can check out her Insta-feed @feesetfree. We share not only a love for things like this, but also a deep love for the Lord. She is so creative and I love her beautiful decor, meals and everything she chooses to share. When she first came up with this project, we were suppose to do it together. I could never find a mirror that fit the measurements for my unique space. Fee created her beautiful chalkboard mirror and I continue to be on a hunt for the perfect one for me. Little did I know, until recently, she was hunting too. LOL I'm so blessed to call her my friend.
I'd looked online for various mirrors, as well as in several stores, to find the right mirror for my space. One day while in Walmart, I thought I'd look again for mirrors and see if they had anything different. They didn't, but my outlook was different. Instead of looking for a longer mirror, I saw smaller individual mirrors that might work. I took two home and held them against my wall and I was so happy to see that not only were they the perfect width, but the fact that they were two separate mirrors really added something special to that area decor wise. This was such a fun and easy project, I wanted to share it, because anyone can do it. In this smaller size, you could give these as gifts as well.
You'll need glass cleaner, paper towels (to clean your mirror), newspaper (to protect your surface), chalk paint, paint brushes and some chalk to write and draw once your chalk mirror is completed. Let's get into the steps:
Make sure to clean your mirror really well to remove dust and leftover glue from underneath places where stickers were.
Mix your chalk paint thoroughly! It's very important.
Begin painting. I went from corner to corner and taking my time with each stroke. Though I didn't use painter's tape, I'd recommend it, especially if you want to paint with more speed and have the frame of your mirror be protected.
Allow paint to dry completely in between coats. It took about 3 coats on one mirror and 4 on the other.
Decorate and hang as you like. Though I didn't have any on hand at the time of this project, I'd recommend colorful chalk for more creative drawings.
If you do this diy, I'd love to know and see photos of your creation. Tag me on Instagram or twitter @glamourgurunae; I'd love to see your diy photos there.
Thanks for taking a moment to visit me here. Have a blessed day!
Normally, when I'm trying out a new skincare product, it takes me a good solid month to see whether my skin loves it or hates it. There are times when I've begun using a product and the first week is true perfection and the next week is a horror story from the "Rash Monster". Then there's the "On again, off again" reaction, where my skin is happy one day and the next I've broken out. Though, there are other cycles of reactions when trying new skincare item; I think you get the picture.
Before my time at Stylecon Dallas, I'd never heard of Source Vital Apothecary. Hold on, while I take a moment of silence for the time my skin was without them... When I stopped at their booth, there was a kind lady there who answered all of my questions. She informed me that most skincare products don't go into our pores as we believe them to do. I began to think that with everything that's in a lot of them, I may not want them to go below my skin's surface, or on it at all... Anyway, by the time she finished telling me everything, I was very excited. There was even a "Facial Cocktail" that is blended specifically for individual skin needs. I was beyond excited to watch mine being made right in front of me. I informed her that if it worked, I was telling everyone on my Instagram. I'd never experienced anything like this before. The biggest and best part was knowing that all of the ingredients are natural. I was definitely hoping the product worked for me. When my cocktail was complete, she handed it to me (informed me to shake it extremely well before using the first few times) along with more goodies from their brand. Though I was prepared to pay, she refused and encouraged me to spread the word with others on my S.M. if I enjoyed their products.
I started using the "Facial Cocktail" the morning of Monday, Sept. 25. What I noticed first was the natural glow it gave my skin (not shiny or greasy). My skin was soft and smooth. As time went on, my skin began to even out, fine lines are less visible and deeper lines are becoming more fine. Also, one of my biggest challenges is hyperpigmentation. I haven't used a product in a long time that has faded my dark spots the way this cocktail is working for me. I must say, I've never had a natural product to do this....EVER! Needless to say, I'm beyond amazed and thrilled with my experience thus far. When you try this product, remember a little goes a very long way. To find these and other products from Source Vital Apothecary, please visit their site: https://www.sourcevital.com/ Also, feel free to follow them on Instagram:
Let me show you all of the products that have completely blown me away! I'll be sharing more about this on my Instagram.
So, if you're a fan of YouTube, you may have seen the flood of Boohoo.com hauls by your favorite YouTubers. Since, I'm tall, 5'11 to be exact, I'm always looking for a variety of places to shop for clothes. I look for things that are unique, accordinding to my style, and that will flatter my height and my body type. I had never heard of Boohoo, but during one of my many online searches I came across their site and I was amazed that not only did they have tall sizes, but they had 50% off of just about everything. Their site was easy to navigate and the photos just made me want to see more. Ok, now back to the 50% off. I thought, "Wait a minute, this has to be too good to be true!" I saw so many things I wanted and had even placed several things into my online cart, but I couldn't seal the deal yet.
I did what anyone of you would do; go to YouTube! I watched several videos, but lilisimply's video, "$800 on Boohoo! This Is What I Got....", showed a haul that made my purchase a done deal! She isn't tall, but the clothes she chose were so cute and for the price she paid for all of them, I was in awe! My haul was not as big. I didn't know if I would have the same experience, so I kept it a light purchase. I'm in love with the items that I received and for what I paid for them, the quality was better than expected. Though a Boohoo rep. I spoke with recently said some items ship from the US, all of mine were shipped from the United Kingdom, so it took about a week to get to me. It didn't bother me, but just f.y.i. Oh, by the way, if you're in the U.S. use the U.S. site (your stuff may still be shipped from the U.K., though).
Today, I'm showing you a Arielle Embroidered Duster, Sarai Printed Shirt Dress (which I wear as a shirt), Clarice Textured Sleeveless Duster Coat and the Loren Leather Look Midi Skirt. Let me show you how I styled them.