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Frisco Tap House & Brewery

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My husband and I stopped by the Frisco Tap House & Brewery last night. It was the second day it had been open so the menu was extremely sparse. The atmosphere was split; the back was your typical tap house– big screens projecting every sports game, a wall with all the beer levers, and high tables scattered throughout. The front half was a more calm, family-friendly area. A wall separated the two sides, which definitely helped minimize the noise.

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Like I said, the menu was very minimal. However, there were items that were pretty unique to restaurants I’ve been to in the area. I chose the ahi tuna poke. (You can find my recipe here.) The one thing I should note is its presentation. While it was a good try, I think its execution was quite poor. Luckily, its flavor made up for the presentation tenfold.

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My husband opted for the buffalo burger– again, a great alternative to the regular beef burger. The bun, the fries, and the buffalo sang perfectly in harmony. I think the only thing that would have kicked this up a notch would be to offer sweet potato fries.

Overall, we enjoyed our trip to the Frisco Tap House & Brewery and look forward to seeing their expanded menu.

Red Alert!

Red lipstick is one of the hardest things to pull of, but even harder to choose. GUYS! THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Some are more orange than others, some are too dark, you have to find the perfect match to your skin tone, and LORD HELP ME if it makes your teeth look more yellow than it is in real life.

When I received this beautiful red lipstick and clear lipliner (not pictured) from my Moda Vox Box by Influenster, I thought to myself, “yeah, this is never getting used.” I gave it a try anyway, and oh my gosh you guys! Can I just say– even if this color is not for you, the formula is just too good to NOT want to give it a try.

It glides on your lips like melted butter. It’s so pigmented that one sweep is good enough to get the desired look. Although I’m more of a fan for matte lipsticks, the glossiness of this one truly amazed me. The only downside to this lipstick is the fact that it does transfer, which is almost expected from any red.

*Rimmel's Moisture Renew lipstick in #505 RED ALERT from Influenster. 

Sneak Peek– Moda Vox Box

I received the Moda VoxBox from Influenster this week for consideration. I was beyond excited when I opened it up and saw all that came inside of it. The thing about Influenster is that with all the boxes I’ve received in the past, I’ve literally fallen in love with at least one item per box. The Dove deodorant I received back in February has been THE ONLY deodorant I’ve been using since. I’ve repurchased it at least twice a month since then. The Olay Regenerist Luminous cream has become my holy grail night time cream and has since been repurchased twice. This VoxBox has a slew of promising items. I’ve tried four items from the box so far and let me just say– I’m so excited about one in particular.

My first running injury story retold.

I’ve been MIA lately, but here’s a quick recap:

On the 12th of October I ran the annual Army 10-Miler. Although I had not prepared as much as I would have liked, I did manage to complete the run nearly a minute apart from last year. I honestly thought I was going to run it exponentially slower considering the lack of training, but I was extremely proud of my results.
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On the 13th, I spent my day off of work walking around a mall. I should have known it was a mistake when my foot started giving me hell. I had a pitstop at Brookstone to test out their shiatsu massagers, but regrettably left empty-handed.
On the 14th, I was hobbling along, thinking to myself that the pain would subside. The pain was manageable in the morning, but got substantially worse by the afternoon. I literally felt like something sharp had poked straight through my shoe and foot.
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On the 15th, I celebrated my 27th birthday at the hospital getting X-rays. They chalked it up to a sprained foot because there was absolutely no fractures visible in the X-ray.
On the 18th, I tried running for the first time since injuring my foot. My ran lasted about 15 seconds before the pain returned.
On the 19th, I purchased the shiatsu massager I tried out on the 13th with a doubtful mind. I used it for the duration of the 30-minute time limit (it automatically shuts off), followed by the heating pad for 10 minutes.
On the 20th, I woke up a new woman. I ran an entire mile without any pain in my foot. (My other foot hurt, as did my shins. I blame it on the over-compensation.) I still don’t know how I sprained my foot. I showed no signs of pain during or after the run. All I know is that I’m so thankful it was VERY temporary.
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