La Salita Restaurant (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

It's time I share some of my favorite Albuquerque restaurants with you, and I'm starting with one of my favorite places: La Salita—one of the best out here!

Do you know what's a crying shame? That I've never shared my absolute favorite restaurants with you guys. I say I love New Mexican food, but I've never written a proper post about what I think are the best places to eat in Albuquerque. Well, that's about to change. I have a few weeks left out here, and I'm going to make it my mission to share my favorite Albuquerque restaurants. It's a hard job, but somebody's gotta do it! I'm starting with La Salita Restaurant—a staple in our life for so ... read more

How to Eat Like a Local at New Mexican Restaurants

Eating at New Mexican Restaurants can be confusing—let's fix that! If you want to eat like a local during your next visit, this post is for you!

One of my most favorite things in the entire world is eating New Mexican food. Not Mexican food, not Tex-Mex, but New Mexican food. It's my comfort food; it's my happy place, and I need to share it with you. I realized the other day that New Mexican food is in a whole category of its own—there are a lot of different components to it, and I'm here to debunk them and give you some tips for eating at New Mexican restaurants, because things are little bit different in the Land of Enchantment. First ... read more

13 Things to Take With You to the Balloon Fiesta

If you're going to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, I've got you covered with what to take into the park. Here are 13 must-take items to help your adventure!

So you're going to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta? AWESOME! Whether this is your first fiesta or if you're a seasoned pro, one thing is certain: you're going to have a fantastic time. Gazing at dozens hundreds of balloons literally lifting off right before your eyes is simply astounding. But if it's your first time, and you're wondering, "What the heck do I take with me?" Well, I'm here to help answer that question. Shoot, even if this is your 20th time to the event, there may be ... read more

My TV Show Line-up: What I’m Watching this Season

Closeup on young woman watching tv in loft apartment

I've been waiting weeks—weeks—for this week to arrive, and it's finally here: it's time for new TV shows! The summer can be such a lull since there aren't any new episodes of my favorite shows. Yeah, I'm sure it's because we're supposed to be outside enjoying the extra sunlight, but y'all already know my feelings about being outside past 9 am in Georgia. During the summer we watch a lot of HGTV and the Food Network when there isn't anything else on to watch. Don't get me wrong—I love those ... read more

How to Survive a Deployment in 7 Different Ways

how to survive a deployment

I’ve been doing this Air Force thing officially for 5.5 years now (unofficially for almost a decade). First I was a girlfriend, then we got engaged, and then I donned the title of an Air Force wife; my husband has been away for at least a quarter of our entire relationship. During those years we’ve endured a ridiculous amount of deployments, and countless TDY’s (basically business trips for military folk), and one thing always remains the same every time he leaves: My goal is to just survive. ... read more