Happy Cinco de Mayo

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Happy Wednesday – and Happy Cinco de Mayo! This is one of my favorite holidays. So, in lieu of my typical “Work Wednesday” post, I figured I would share some memories of Cinco’s past. And they’ve been good ones because your girl likes a marg.

So, it all started when I was in college. I went to Baylor, and Ninfa’s was the best Tex-Mex in town. Still is. I had a group of girlfriends, and we all went on our senior year spring break cruise to Mexico. Where, we all purchased these beauties:

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And we decided to wear our matching dresses out to Ninfa’s for Cinco de Mayo. And, since then, three of those ladies in the photo all live in Houston, and we are known to break out the dresses for cinco every now and then. I’ve held on to mine and added onto my collection a bit over the years.

One of my favorite Cinco de Mayo memories in Houston was when a group of friends all met at Kirby Ice House to celebrate. And, in rolls Juan Carlos, a Houstonian who appeared on America’s Got Talent for his rollerblading skills. You can read more about that here. He rollerbladed right into the bar, and it was so much fun to see a local celeb.

Juan Carlos | Kirby ice house

Even my husband got in on the photo op with Juan.

Juan Carlos | Kirby ice house

And, here a photo of two of my favorite friends on a different Cinco de Mayo:

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Another year, we spent Cinco at Cedar Creek and enjoyed some fabulous mariachi music:

Now, how did I celebrate Cinco in quarantine last year? Well, Aaron and I ordered fajitas and margaritas to go from our all-time favorite restaurant: Pico’s. And, we made the best of it. I got festive and we dined on some delicious Tex-Mex to go.

And, today, we have plans for a toned down Cinco de Mayo. We’ve got reservations with a friend at Pico’s.

Easy margarita recipe

easy margarita recipe

These are the ingredients for an organic strawberry margarita, but you can switch the mix for lime.

  • 3 oz. Organic Tres Agaves Strawberry Margarita Mix (I like this mix because it’s not super sweet)
  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • ice
  • sliced strawberries and a lime to garnish
easy margarita recipe

Shake with ice and pour over fresh ice. Top with sliced strawberries and a squeeze of lime.

No matter what your plans are, I hope you have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo!


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