The Little Things – April 2014

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It’s time to chat about April happiness!  That little bugger up there sure has the good life huh?  And yes, that would be my bed … and my pillow that she hijacked.  #spoiledbeagle

{So in case you are new and curious, you can refer to my first little things post to see why I started the series – it involves a story about me yelling at cars.  It’s good stuff, I tell you.}

But before we get into all the good stuff … I first made you a little collage / round-up of some older recipes on the blog that would be fun for Cinco de Mayo.  I couldn’t leave you hanging right before the weekend without some extra ideas!  That would be craziness.

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1. Chicken, black bean and vegetable enchiladas | 2. My favorite restaurant-style salsa | 3. Fresh honey margaritas | 4. Southwestern black bean salad | 5. Enchilada stuffed mushrooms | 6. Mushroom quesadillas with tomato and corn salsa | 7. Crockpot barley and bean tacos with avocado chipotle cream | 8. Homemade enchilada sauce | 9. Pork tacos with mango salsa

So moving back to the things that made me happy this month…

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Salted. Caramel. Beer.  Seriously – I’m not even a big beer person.  So naturally I insisted that my husband order this when we went out to eat.  And then proceeded to drink the entire thing (along with my own glass of wine, obviously).  Good thing he likes me.

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Spring garden time!  Can we talk about how excited I am to have all my fresh herbs again?  I go outside to stare at my little planter every single day to see if anything sprouted overnight.  I can be impatient.

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My first food truck experience here in North Carolina!  There was a nighttime event at one of the science museums and we got to eat and drink and do a little planetarium sorta thing.  It was fun.  I felt like a little kid again.  With the planet and star stuff … not the drinking.

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I give you Emma and Tony (my in-law’s beagle).  Yes, we like beagles in this family.  Tony likes to steal Emma’s toys and then Emma gives me this look.  Mommmmm.

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Signs that one of my friends made for another friend running a marathon.  The feet sign?  Yeah that one was a huge hit with all the runners.  Which provided plenty of entertainment for those of us cheering on from the sidelines.

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A local event where you got to taste food from tons of different local restaurants, wineries, breweries… the list goes on.  I of course proceeded to eat way too much and had to be wheeled home.

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The fact that the torrential downpour stopped (and the tornado warning went away!) right before the start of the Lady Antebellum concert (and Billy Currington and Kacey Musgraves).  Country music for life.

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And sometimes you’re just too cool for school.

So what little things made you happy this month?  Share with me pretty please!