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Boats & Tequila

I have this Friday post-work tradition that I've never shared on my blog.  Ian knows about it, but other than that, only some strangers in Charlotte know.

Every Friday on the way home from work, I have a dance party in my car.  Windows rolled down, sunroof back, shades on, and Pandora blasting Pitbull Radio.

This past Friday wasn't an exception.  I dance-partied it all of the way home, and then Ian and I hit the road for my family's lakehouse for the night.

After a long workday and an hour on the road, it felt wonderful to sit on the back patio with a glass of cabernet.


We took my parents' new boat to dinner as the sun set behind us.





It felt great to unplug for an evening and hang out with mis padres.

Saturday was Cinco de Mayo, and Ian and I celebrated low-key style back in Charlotte.  Rather than elbowing past people to get our Combination #3, we feasted at home!

Margaritas were certainly in order, and after seeing the price and calorie count of the pre-made mix at the store, I did a quick search on my phone for a low-cal version.


This particular version was so tasty, and it contained sugar-free lemonade (like Crystal Light), lots of fresh lime juice, tequila, and triple sec.


We broke into the good tequila that I brought back for Ian from Mexico. 

Someone mayyyy have added a glug of grapefruit vodka to the mix too. 

We had nachos with jalapenos, hot sauce, and cheese right out of the oven, YUM.


And dinner consisted of blackened tuna tacos with homemade pico de gallo, black olives, sour cream, and shredded lettuce.  We also love the refried black beans.


I don't think we'll ever fight the Cinco de Mayo crowds out again after having such a great dinner at home!

24 comments:

  1. I think I would have stayed at the lakehouse all weekend! Looks like heaven!

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  2. Those all look delicious! I agree- it is way better to have a fiesta at home! I also have dance parties solo all the time!!

    Krista @ Blonde Aesthetic
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  3. I LIVE for refried beans. absolutely live for them. I could eat them with a spoon if that were socially acceptable.

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  4. Great minds think alike! We had our own Mexican feast at home as well because we didn't want to fight the crowds, or tequila induced drivers on the road :) I must say, our feast was better than anything we could have had at a restaurant!

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  5. You get more and more adorable. The car dance party is something I too partake in, but not regularly. Usually after an extra-stressful day at work. But I am thinking I might have to join you in making it a regular occurrence.

    I wonder what the people at the red light next to you are thinking?! Who cares!!!

    And I agree with you - a little time on the water is usually just what the doctor ordered.

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  6. I'm with MCW - we would have laked it up all weekend.
    That's all Brad talked about all weekend. 'I wish we were at the lake'.
    BUT..we actually had a party to go to and we ALWAYS go to the lake :)
    YAY for new boats!

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  7. Those nachos look so delicious right now! We love making blackened tuna tacos at home, one of my favorite meals. We stayed in Saturday night too, for homemade fajitas! Yum:)

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  8. Yay for a Cinco de Mayo at home! It looks delicious and like lots of fun. :)

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  9. I would be totally dancing all the way home too!!!!! xoxo A-

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  10. Seeing those pictures makes me want to be at the lake so badly! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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  11. Yay boat rides! I love this time of year!

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  12. Love your friday traditions! So fun! We made Cinco de Mayo dinner this weekend too and it was great! Definitely better than dealing with crowded restaurants - as long as there's tequila! Looks like you had a fabulous time on the lake!

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  13. That Cinco de Mayo food looks just as good as the stuff I was eating in Mexico!! But healthier! :) PS - I tagged you for a 25 things post ;)

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  14. Looks awesome! Note to self ~ stop drinking those high cal margs out! xo

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  15. Looks like you were living the fab life. All the food looks amazing as well. xo

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  16. What a nice weekend! We did go out on Cinco de Mayo but avoided the Mexican restaurants--which is truly sad because I loooove Mexican food!

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  17. Ah that boat looks amazing! :) And we did a low-key Cinco De Mayo as well.. Went on our friends rooftop deck overlooking the lake and had tacos, salsa, and margaritas! It was muy bueno ;)

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  18. The boat ride and nachos look so yummy and fun! Erica

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  19. it's not at-home mexican without the refried black beans! haha my husband HAS to have them every time i make tacos - only the cheap ones from HT will do!

    love your blog!

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  20. You're living it up! I love the looks of those nachos and fajitas! Yes, please!

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