Another Successful Pinterest Recipe.




How adorable is this sweater/top?!

It just arrived in the shop yesterday and it is so freaking comfortable!

It is finally starting to cool down here in Houston, and I am SO excited about it!

In honor of the somewhat “cooler” weather I decided to make a Fall meal last night!

I found this UH-MAZING recipe on pinterest, of course.

and I’m so excited to share it with y’all!! 

It’s called Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili!

I’ve never eaten or made quinoa before but I’ve heard great things about it so I 

was super excited to finally try it out!

I also will never turn down a recipe that just asks you to throw everything in a crock pot.

Honestly ladies, this is the simplest and most delicious recipe ever!

You can click here for the full recipe!

I only used 1 can of 14.5 oz tomatoes…because I felt like 28oz was a little much.

 I also added a little extra cumin, because that stuff is the bomb.

This is how mine turned out!


I threw some cheese on top!

You can eat this by itself OR heat up some tortillas and eat it like a taco!

I also recommend buying some scoop chips, 

It was so yummy grabbing a chip and scooping a big chunk of chili in there!

I HIGHLY recommend this recipe,

it does make A LOT though, so if you’re cooking for 2 like me

 be prepared for a lot of left overs! 

Happy Hump Day Y’all!

xoxo, Monica

Black on Black on Black and a Recipe.

I decided to rock the all black look for a double date night on Friday!

and I have to admit, I’m kind of obsessed with this look.


Jeans: Cotton On (scored them for $10)

Heels: (similar)

Necklace: Kendra Scott


This girl is quite the handful, but gosh she’s purity. 

Main squeeze.

Last week I made a new [healthy] recipe and it turned out SO yummy!

One of our favorite recipes is black bean enchiladas! 

One of my sweet friends gave me that recipe [and my own personal cook book binder] when Kyle and I got married!

Well this is very similar to black bean enchiladas but with more ingredients!

If you want to be even healthier and skip the tortillas and half the cheese 

you can totally just eat the mixture that goes inside the tortillas!

I may or may not have eaten ALL of the “left overs” before I even finished cooking.

So here we go…

This actually makes A LOT, I had a lot of the “insides” left over,

but I didnt mind because I loved it so much I ate it the rest of the week! 

What you’ll need:

15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

15 oz. can of corn
6 oz. fresh baby spinach (I didnt have baby spinach so I used regular)
1 cup of fat free cottage cheese
1/3 cup cilantro
2 teaspoon cumin [I added more, because I love this stuff]
2 cups shredded 3 cheese blend (or your favoite cheese)
1 can of enchilada sauce
flour tortillas

What you’ll do: 

In a large bowl, combine beans, 1 cup cheese, spinach, corn, cottage cheese,  2 tsp. cumin, and cilantro.

This is what mine looked like

Then, Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish, and pour a small amount of the Enchilada sauce to coat the bottom.

Generously fill tortillas with the bean mixture. Roll up tightly with ends tucked in, and place seam side down in dish.

Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas, coating evenly. Sprinkle with the other 1 cup of cheese on top.

Bake about 20 minutes, and garnish with cilantro and/or green onions (optional).

Click HERE for the original recipe. 

I decided to make some Guac for a side!

I’m weird and don’t like onions, tomatoes, etc in my guacamole.

I like it plain and super creamy!

So I mashed up 2 avocados with a fork, added some salt, garlic and lime and VOILA!

Dinner is served. 

Let me know if you try this recipe out,

Kyle and I both loved it.

xoxo, Monica

Sweaters and Sore Muscles.


Skirt: [sold out]



I got this sweater in on Friday (also comes in black) and I just couldn’t wait to wear it!

It is the softest material EVER, and super cute!

This is the one bad thing about being a Boutique Owner…

You literally want to keep EVERY thing that comes in!

Saturday, after spending the entire day on the couch watching a new show on netflix

I decided Kyle should take me to dinner, I was nice and paid.

We went to one of Kyles all time favorites, ShoGun.

It’s one of those Japanese places where they cook in front of you!

The food was incredible, as always,

and even though we’ve been there a hundred times it’s always just as entertaining.

On a different note…

I’ve worked out consistently for 4 days straight!!

I can barely walk y’all….

I found the lovely Sophie, from Way of Gray a while back,

 and actually used to do some of her work outs before the wedding!

Well, I have no idea why I stopped.

I bought another one of her Ebooks and have been doing it for 4 days

and holy crap.

My triceps, calves, quads, and chest are DYING, and I love it.

She is such an amazing girl, and super motivating!

I’m sure I’ll end up buying ALL of her Ebooks just because I love the work outs so much,

and they are SUPER effective.

Oh and they are only $10…you really can’t beat that.

Hope all of you have a good Monday!

xoxo, Monica

(This was not a sponsored post, I’m just sharing my personal opinion of Way of Gray’s work outs!)

Birthdays and Fattening Foods.

Could this outfit be any cuter?! 

Being a boutique owner is REALLY hard sometimes…

It’s SO hard not to keep one of everything…which I may or may not do.



Sandals: [old]

This Saturday we celebrated my dads birthday!!

What better way to celebrate than with some huge cheeseburgers and 

a ridiculous amount of fried foods?!

We went to our “go to” place for burgers which is a place called Tookies in Kemah, TX.

 No filter needed for this beautiful guy..

They have the BEST burgers ever!

I always have to un button my pants after a meal at this place…

but it’s always so worth the 12 hour food baby.

And of course we had to get a sibling pic with our new baby brother.

Gosh, he’s cute!

Happy Monday everyone!!!

xoxo, Monica