8 Reasons to Visit San Antonio

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San Antonio is a great place to live and I’m not just saying that because I live here. I was born and raised in a small town right outside of San Antonio, named New Braunfels, TX. When I was in high school the only thing I wanted was to get out of that town where every one knew everybody. Where there were only a handful of fast food joints, no Starbucks, and no where for young kids to party. I thought about moving to Austin, but quickly decided that was TOO much city for this small town girl. Turning my mind south I settled on San Antonio. It was big without being too BIG. Fast forward 8 years and I’m still here, still loving my city. Time and Leisure recently named us FRIENDLIEST CITY!! You can read the article here and check out the other cities on the list. Fort Worth, which is about 4 hours away was ranked #7 and Houston was #2, so yay Texas! Will you excuse me while and brag a bit and share with y’all some things that make San Antonio great?
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Kale & Sweet Potato Quiche

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Hey y’all! I wanted to share this recipe for my go-to quiche with you guys. After I shared it in my workout group EVERYONE I’m not exaggerating here, literally everyone in the group wanted this recipe. If they liked it so much, I knew y’all would to, so here I am sharing one of my all time favorite recipes. I make this quiche a lot because I always have the ingredients on hand and I’m guessing you do to!

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Thai Coconut Curry Noodles

Thai Coconut Curry Noodles - The House on Spring Ridge

Do you like curry?

You’re shaking your head in adamant agreement right?

I knew I liked you! We can soo be friends because I like love AM OBSESSED with curry. There’s just something about those spices that beckon to me. Calling to me and wrapping me in comfort. It is irresistible. And I don’t discriminate. I like all.the.curries.
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Finding Love in Unimaginable Places

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Today I’m participating in a group blogging! WOW! Women On Writing has gathered a group of blogging buddies to write about finding love in unimaginable places. Why this topic? We’re celebrating the release of Michael French’s twenty-fourth novel. Once Upon a Lie (Terra Nova Books) is an exploration of the secrets families keep, and the ways those secrets can tear a family apart. Visit The Muffin (http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com) to read what Michael has to say on finding love in unexpected places and and view the list of all my blogging buddies. Visit Michael’s website (http://www.michaelrfrench.com/) to find out more about the author.”
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Key Lime Coconut Popsicles

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OMG y’all it is hot right now in Texas. Like hell on earth, the devil is my next door neighbor hot. Don’t get me wrong it’s ALWAYS hot in Texas, but the summer is especially hellish. Here lately each summer seems to get hotter and hotter. I got these adorable popsicle molds to come up with some healthier options to combat the heat instead of traditional ice cream. Plus popsicles are fun and I love that their already individually portioned.
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21 Days to a New You!

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Ok guys PSA time:
 
Let’s talk detox teas. I’m just going to say it, it’s a lie. There is no such thing as a magical tea that’s going to detox your entire body and help you lose weight and KEEP IT OFF! Of course drinking tea for a week will help you lose water weight, but that’s a quick fix. Not a long-term, healthy option. You know what is going to help you lose weight? Exercise and eating clean. Hard work and dedication. Drinking plenty of water and cutting out sugar. Having a support system available to motivate you, answer questions, and encourage you to keep going. That’s how you get LONG-LASTING results.
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Vegan Nut & Seed Bars

Vegan Nut & Seed Bars - The House on Spring Ridge

OMG you guys I made these nut and seed bars and they are soo good!! They are the perfect snack, well-rounded snack. These are a great pre-workout snack to give you the energy you need. Honestly, I’ve been struggling hard with late night snacking and I wanted something I could enjoy that was good for me. These satisfy my sweet and salty cravings perfectly! They are so yummy I just had to share with you guys.

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Our Vintage Romance Themed Wedding

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Oh my gosh you guys, I’m finally back! I took some time off to get married (YAY) and celebrate my birthday. And then celebrate Reiko’s birthday. And then there were out of town guests. Seriously, March-May were the best months for me!! Will you please indulge me while I gush over the wedding?!?! Be warned, this post is picture heavy!
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