Eat Happy: Ultimate Low Carb Pizza Crust

Hi there.  Welcome back! We’re doing a weekly series that publishes every Tuesday wherein we are cooking through one of our FAVE cookbooks : Eat Happy! If you missed the intro post you can click on over here to read that.

We are starting with the very first recipe and working our way all the way through to the end. We will not be sharing with you the actual recipes that we cook. We WILL be sharing our experience during the whole process and our opinion of the outcome. So thanks for stopping by…and let’s dive in to this week’s recipe shall we?


Admittedly the Ultimate Low Carb Pizza crush from Eat Happy is a recipe that I’ve made countless times before. So when I made it for this blog post, it was not my first time around.  🙂

It’s just incredibly easy and honestly – making a pizza this way tastes better than the ‘real thing’ to me. I’d hands down – choose this pizza crust over any other. Why? It’s light and delicious. It doesn’t make me feel bloated. I know it’s not doing any damage to my body. AND – it’s grain and sugar free which allows me to stay within my WOE which is the biggest perk because I finish eating it and still feel good and happy about my choice of a meal.

So that’s the raw dough ball and then the ball flattened out. I just used my fingers to push it into that shape. It should be pretty thin, and it always comes off the parchment paper beautifully with no sticking. I do always end up cooking mine the suggested full time of about 15 minutes. I take it out around the 10 minute mark to punch some air holes in it.

Doesn’t that just look so yummy??? Picture on the left is the bare crust straight out of the oven. Picture on the right is the crust with melted mozzarella cheese. I decided to make this crust into some cheesy bread.

I just cut my giant cheesy bread into slices and dipped it in some homemade marinara sauce. So so so good you guys.

 


Want to read our other Eat Happy posts? Here’s a handy dandy list for ya:

Eat Happy : Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Eat Happy : Cheese Ball

Eat Happy: Mango Salsa

Eat Happy: Bacon Wrapped Dates

Eat Happy: Broccoli Dip

Eat Happy: Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Eat Happy: Kale Chips & Deviled Eggs with Greek Yogurt

Eat Happy: Cheese Biscuits

Eat Happy: Sausage Stuffed Mushroom

Eat Happy: Tzatziki Dip & Almond Meal Pita Chips

Eat Happy: Super Guac! & Smoked Salmon w/ Coconut Flour Blini

Eat Happy: Prosciutto Wrapped Peaches & Cheese Crisps

What We Wore Wednesday

Welp. It’s not Wednesday – but here we are in all our What We Wore Wednesday Glory. Scroll on down to see some of the outfits we wore over the past week. 🙂

Rhonda –

I got dressed this week, but my mom was staying in my office where I typically snap outfit pictures, so ones in there are a mess and ones she took are outside and lovely.

Top: Mixtape. Shorts: Target, not available. Jeans: Old Navy, not available. Sandals: Old Navy, not available. Heels: Steve Madden, not available.  Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tank: Piper Lou. Kimono: Hope’s. Jeans: Old Navy, not available. Shoes: Jessica Simpson. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tee: Mixtape. Jeans: Old Navy, not available. Shoes: Kenneth Cole. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Dress: Ross – Trixxi brand. Shoes: Eliana Bucci.

Dress: Target. Shoes: Jessica Simpson.  Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Ashley –

Shirt: Target Earrings: N&S Black

Shirt: Mixtape Boutique Earrings: N&S Minty Fresh

 

Shirt: LVB Art via Redbubble Earrings: N&S Rose Gold Shorts: Denizen by Levis for Target mid rise

And yess girl I wore basically the same outfit twice in one week. I have tons of chambray shirts and dark skinny jeans – so why not right? 🙂 🙂

What have YOU guys been wearing?

 

The Kids of RATMM

Hey hey! Happy Monday! 🙂 Since we just cruised through Mother’s Day Weekend, I got to thinking about how there’s so much emphasis during that time on the Mom. It’s all about us. What we want to do. Where we want to go. Etc. Etc. As it should be. We spend a lot of time as Moms doing things that go unappreciated or unnoticed. We pour ourselves into our children to take care of them and nurture them and try to give them happiness on the daily. So, you know. We deserve a day or weekend where we get catered to or at least lifted up for all the things we do. We deserve to be acknowledged.

However, the simple truth is that we wouldn’t be mothers without our children. I thought it would be a fun Monday post following Mother’s Day wherein we do a fun little re-introduction of our kiddos. You can read a little about them on our About Us page, but it occurred to me that we’d never done a full on post about these crazy little humans we call our children. There’s six of them between the two of us which I’m sure can be slightly confusing  to keep up with when you’re reading blog posts or watching a Wine Wednesday Live on Facebook when we talk about them. So yeah, here’s our six – some pictures and 3 fun facts about each of them.

Rhonda’s Littles:

Nick // 12 yrs old

Obsessed with gaming and computers, but can still appreciate a good live sporting event.

Totally  was the worst baby ever and NEVER slept, but now that we are entering the teen years, he’s a night owl content to sleep the morning away.

He is practically a carnivore, needing nothing out of life but a burger, juicy pork chop, good cut of beef, or a plate of bacon.

 

Harper // 8 yrs old

The most moody kid in the world, he can turn from happy and laughing to crying at any moment.

He is a repository for useless facts…. and wants to tell you ALL of them all day…

Because he is absolutely my most talkative child.  If you make eye contact, he takes it as an invitation for a one-sided conversation.

Quentin // 6 yrs old

This child is everyone’s best friend.  That is not an exaggeration – ask my kids’ friends who their best friend is and they will name him…. and so will my own kids.

Adults adore him.  He can carry on a conversation better than kids three times his age.  He loves to sit and listen to adult conversation.

He is genuinely kind and loving and can make you blush with his compliments.

Claudia // 4 yrs old

This little nut keeps life interesting, with her awareness of being the only girl.  She knows she can get what she wants the majority of the time, both from her parents and her brothers.

She is a super healthy eater (with a normal side of junk from time to time), loving her vegetables, cheese, and protein.  She often turns down frozen pizza in favor of what Stuart and I are eating.

She was born to be an entertainer, nonstop singing and dancing.  And she’s actually pretty talented.  She probably needs to be in some classes.

 

Ashley’s Littles:

Cooper // 5 yrs old

Currently obsessed with all things Rescue Bots including all related video games and TV shows

Has always and still does get up crazy early in the morning. He’s a total morning person and claims he doesn’t want to waste his day by sleeping when the sun is up.

Has an INCREDIBLE memory. This dude remembers things from when he was a baby that I have forgotten! 

 

Sophie // 2 yrs old

Basically a hot mess express with all the sass mixed up in there. She keeps us on our toes and laughing at all times. 

She’s knee deep in the ‘Whyyyyy?’ phase and it’s killing me slowly. 😉

This girl LOVES her sleep. She gets that from her mama. 🙂 🙂 

There you have it guys – our six littles all lined up with their quirks exposed for the world to read. I’m sure they will greatly appreciate this one day. 😉 What about y’all? Tell us about your babies! 🙂

10 Inspiring and/or Pretty IG Accounts You Need to Follow

Well hi, hello! If you’re anything like us – Instagram is a part of your daily life. I really value a variety in what comes across my IG feed. I like things with solid content, but I always really appreciate an account that is overall visually pleasing. Sometimes…you can get both those things rolled up into one account. I feel like I’ve accumulated quite a few that fit that bill so I thought I hop on today and share with you 10 of my favorite inspiring and/or pretty IG accounts to follow. 🙂

Let’s get to it shall we?

 

laybabylay

elsielarson

northwoodsupply

wordporn

cwpoet

abeautifulmess

ilove.coffee

emmaredvelvet

grumpyandgeeky

thataylaa

There you have it! 10 IG accounts that will either fill your eyes with something pretty to look with or fill your mind with inspiration…and most likely all ten will do BOTH.

Let me know if you would add anything to this list!

Hey Momma, Don’t Lose yourself in the Everyday.

I’m in a season of life where my children are still pretty small. Everyday they are growing more independent, and I try my best to not do everything for them. I really rejoice in moments wherein they take it upon themselves to do something that they would normally ask me to do…well expect me to do for them. Just this morning while I was getting ready Cooper pulled a chair to the kitchen counter and got two donuts from the container that they were sitting in on top of the kitchen counter. One donut for himself and one donut for his sister. He hadn’t even asked me prior to this act to get one. He just did it and came to tell me what he’d done. I was so proud. I was so happy he’d taken that tiny little task off my plate. Because the thing is when you have tiny littles running around, they are demanding things from you every single second. It can be eternally exhausting.

You carry these precious babes inside your body for nine months. That is exhausting. I disliked being pregnant – so I have maybe a more negative slant on the whole thing than most…but it just felt like my life force was being sucked from me. I love my children and I’m so grateful for two healthy pregnancies and births. But listen. That doesn’t mean that I can’t express how I hated the whole thing. My point though – is that for nine months they demand the full attention of your entire body and mind and soul in order to grow into a whole little human. And then – they are born and they still need you for absolutely everything. I mean listen. I’m 33 years old and I still depend on my mom for tons of things. Things I could do on my own – but she’s there for me and is willing to do those things for me. Who am I to turn away her acts of love? 😉

It is so damn easy to get caught up in all that constant demand for your attention and time and energy and physical labor. Add being a mom to trying to maintain a career and keep your house from looking like an episode of hoarders because they are constantly taking their toys from their room and leaving them wherever they want. I know that without a doubt – I could spend an entire day just picking up the toys that my children sporadically and periodically leave all over the house through the course of a day. It can be all consuming.

That’s so dangerous. It’s so important to not let being a mom be all that you are. It’s a huge part of who we are. It’s one of our main identifiers. It’s not all that we are. I have to remind myself to not lose myself in the midst of being a mom to the two humans that I love the most. I have to remind myself to set boundaries and demand more from them. For my sake. For my sanity. And so that I give them the best opportunity to be the best version of themselves that they can be.

Obviously it’s important to have big dreams. Big goals. An endgame in sight for where you see yourself in the next ten to twenty years. And it’s important to do things daily that are taking you to that goal.

However, sometimes you might find yourself approaching your mid thirties and you’re not quite sure exactly what it is that you want to do with your life. You love your job:  It’s easy and comfortable and lets you be flexible and doesn’t take up any of your time outside of the hours that you’re clocked in. One day you’ll figure out the bigger picture, but for right now you need to do things every single day that feed your soul and keep you sane within the chaos of being a mom. Maybe you’ve got things figured out? You still need to stop and set some boundaries in the everyday between who you are as a mom and who you are as a person.

These are some things that I do.

  1. I don’t drop everything just to tend to something my child wants me to do. Literally, since I’ve been writing this I”ve been interrupted at least 20 times. The most recent interruption was that they needed Rescue Bots restarted on Netflix. Oh. And also they are hungry. Like NOW. It is important to me to get these thoughts out of my body and written down. So I told them to wait. Give Mom 20 minutes. Give me 20 minutes to be me. They fussed for a second and then ran away to play. Don’t be afraid to say no. Let me finish this – then I will attend to your wants.
  2. When you’ve worked your tail off to clean the house, and it’s now almost five pm and they just keep bringing more stuff from their room to litter your kitchen and living room floor. Tell them to stop. Set a boundary. Tell them to that no more toys are allowed in the common areas. All playing must now take place in their room. Don’t feel bad for pushing them back a little. You need your space. You just busted your butt to get the house clean. Make them respect that. Teach them to respect that.
  3. Never be afraid to indulge in some time for taking care of yourself. Spend 45 minutes getting ready in the morning. Maybe let your preschooler go to school with wild hair because you don’t have time to comb it since you had to wash and blow dry your own hair this morning. He doesn’t care about his hair. You care about yours though. Probably, the rest of your day would have a little bit (or a lot bit) damper put on it if you have to walk around with extra greasy hair that no amount of dry shampoo can fix.
  4. Be yourself. Be yourself in every second of every day. Don’t waste time and energy trying to filter yourself in front of your children. Speak your mind. Say a ‘bad’ word. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Be honest. Be true. Be. You. I promise you that your children will respect you for that when they become adults. Probably before then. If you spend time trying to hide parts of yourself from children in an effort to maybe protect them or shelter them or whatever your reason is, you’re doing more harm than good. You’re hurting yourself because that’s just spirit trampling to have to pretend to be someone you aren’t. And you’re harming your children because who wants to grow up and find out that you actually don’t even know who your mom is? Are you trying to hide flaws? You cray boo. Our children need to see and know and learn from our flaws and mistakes.
  5. Sometimes I just have to stop. I have to quiet my mind. I have to stop worrying about all the little things that I need to do or buy or places I need to go or things I need to make sure I’m teaching my children or tasks I need to check off my to do list or WHATEVER. I have to to stop the whirling that are the thoughts in my mind and live in the moment. Whatever moment I’m experiencing: whether its time with my children – I’ll let the dishes sit in the sink overnight so I can get down on the floor and kiss on my babies or sit next to them while they watch a show. Sometimes it’s a moment that is all my own – like our Wine Wednesday Facebook Lives or solo time in Target or writing or reading a good book or getting lost for 30 minutes in my social media and just forgetting everything else that I have going on. Just to simply be here – now.

Those aren’t the only things I do – but I feel like those five things are what keep me sane on the regular. 🙂 I hope that if you’re struggling one of these things will help you to not lose yourself within the whirlwind that is being a parent. Being a mom is my absolute favorite thing. My children are always the brightest part of my day. I want to be the best mom that I can be for them so I know that I need to find balance between being mom and just being Ashley. 

 Also, tell me – what would  YOU add to the list?

What We Wore Wednesday

Hey hey hey! Happy Wednesday. 😉 Wednesday around these parts means that we show you guys a few of the things we’ve been wearing for a little fashion accountability for ourselves and maybe to throw some inspiration your way. It’s also Wine Wednesday! So make sure you go like our Facebook Page so that you can tune in for our weekly live chat at 9pm on our page! 🙂

Alright to the outfits:

Ashley –

Shirt: Mixtape Boutique Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar Skinnies Earrings: N&S Minty Fresh

Shirt: Target clearance (not available) Shorts: Denizen Earrings: N&S Black

Rhonda –

I went to baseball games and cleaned for the last week.  So ya get what ya get.  And yes, I was rooting for both teams this weekend so my wardrobe was wonky.

Jersey and hat: Pro Shop at Globe Life Park. Tank: Super old. Shorts: Mixtape. Shoes: Converse. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tank: Old.  Jacket: Target, Not available. Jeans: Old Navy, not available. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.  Hat: Pro Shop at Globe Life Park.

Tee: Light Up the Moon merch shop. Shorts: Mixtape. Shoes: Converse. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Eat Happy : Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hi there.  Welcome back! We’re doing a weekly series that publishes every Tuesday wherein we are cooking through one of our FAVE cookbooks : Eat Happy! If you missed the intro post you can click on over here to read that.

We are starting with the very first recipe and working our way all the way through to the end. We will not be sharing with you the actual recipes that we cook. We WILL be sharing our experience during the whole process and our opinion of the outcome. So thanks for stopping by…and let’s dive in to this week’s recipe shall we?


Sooo, if you read last week’s installment of Eat Happy – then you already knew hummus was on the agenda for today.

And here we are…about to dive into some hummus. 🙂 I love hummus. I don’t eat it too often, but when it is in my fridge – it doesn’t last long. I’ll put it on just about anything. It’s like. The perfect condiment.

This was MY first experience with making hummus. I’ve seen my dad do it tons of times, but I just always opted for buying the best and most clean version of hummus that I could find at the grocery store. I can tell you though – after actually making this hummus…I won’t be buying any pre-made store brand hummus again.  It was crazy easy to do and soooo much better! Which I mean, is not a revolutionary concept. Most of the time the things you make at home taste better than the store bought version.  I’m just always surprised when I can make something that tastes so good…cause I have minimal talent in the kitchen. 😉

I have a mini food processor / blender contraption so I had to cut the recipe in half and make it in two batches which was also incredibly easy to do. All the amounts split evenly. {{insert all the praise hands for easy maths}}

So, I made the hummus then stashed it in the fridge to let it chill and set and get more yummy while I bathed and put the kids to bed. Then, I just wasn’t feeling eating hummus. I had some left over cheesy bread ( aka low carb pizza crust with melted cheese on top) and homemade marinara calling my name. However, I had blogger duties to attend to.

As you can see above – IDK why I even doubted my desire for hummus. That ish was so good. I ate it standing over the counter while pulling my baby carrots from their bag like a real classy gal.

I ended up having to stop myself from consuming way to many carrots and hummus. Cheesy bread be damned   –  apparently. 🙂

There you have it! Some easy peasy and delicious roasted red pepper hummus from Eat Happy. You need to get your hands on this cook book. It will feed your soul and body with only the good things that are grain and sugar free.


Want to read our other Eat Happy posts? Here’s a handy dandy list for ya:

Eat Happy : Cheese Ball

Eat Happy: Mango Salsa

Eat Happy: Bacon Wrapped Dates

Eat Happy: Broccoli Dip

Eat Happy: Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Eat Happy: Kale Chips & Deviled Eggs with Greek Yogurt

Eat Happy: Cheese Biscuits

Eat Happy: Sausage Stuffed Mushroom

Eat Happy: Tzatziki Dip & Almond Meal Pita Chips

Eat Happy: Super Guac! & Smoked Salmon w/ Coconut Flour Blini

Eat Happy: Prosciutto Wrapped Peaches & Cheese Crisps

Life Lately

Hey guys! It’s that time again where we share with y’all what’s been going on in each of our lives as of late. 🙂

Ashley –

Soooo, life lately eh? We’re like one week into May and looking at my calendar – this introvert gets overwhelmed. May is the end of the school year which has brought an influx of activities for us. We’ve got school functions, meetings about Cooper’s speech/kindergarten needs for next year, dead lines I need to remember to meet concerning turning in documents and money…just you know – alll the things. PLUS throw in a couple of friend birthday parties. We’re enjoying it immensely though – and we will for sure be sad when the school year is over. It’s a bitter sweet thing. I will personally be relieved to not have to worry about alllll the daily school things, but I’ll be sad because it’s just another reminder of my baby getting bigger and bigger. 🙁

Last week Coop had field day and we went to a birthday party the following Saturday. His dad and I decided to divide and conquer this whole morning event. I was there for the beginning of field day before I needed to head to work, and his dad came to be there to eat lunch with Coop. Unfortunately, Cooper had other ideas. Between the time I left and when his dad showed up, Coop had somehow gotten it in his head that he was going to get to go home. There were lots of tears, and his dad ended up leaving early to avoid a full blown melt down that was reminiscent of Coop’s first several weeks transitioning to school.

Looking back on the school year though – we are so incredibly proud of the progress he has made. He’s seemed to master his separation anxiety when it comes to staying at school, because he is just so incredibly comfortable there!  Not only has his emotional and social development been superb, but he’s advanced scholastically as well.  🙂

I got to see TWO movies this past weekend. That’s cray, because I can’t even vividly remember the last time I’ve been to the movies before then…. I saw  the new Avengers movie and Tully. They were both really great. You need to get your booty in a theater and see them both.

What about Sophie you ask? Well, we did a big thing almost two weeks ago now….we took away the baba (aka  – the bottle). Yes. Yes. My two and a half year old was still using a bottle.  Listen. It wasn’t hurting anyone and she LOVED it. Ok. Correction: she probably STILL loves it. I’m not that mom that is going to force my child to give up something just because everyone else is saying that should stop doing this or that by a certain age. I honestly believe it needs to come down to what’s best for YOUR child and YOUR family life. Why now for us? I was over it. Over having to keep up with all the parts of the bottles. Also, she’d bitten through most the nipples and I definitely didn’t want to go out and buy more.  It was just time. So we did it…and besides a couple times of asking for one to soothe her when she was upset or wanting to sleep – she was totally fine with it! Now all we have to do is potty train. #sendallthehelp

But yeah – that’s my life lately. What about you Rhonda?

Rhonda –

I have to say, it has been spectacular over my way.  We have been completely overhauling the house we have lived in since August 2017 and enjoying what is essentially the start of summer around here.

This is our backyard that we actually already love, but are now re-doing.  Honestly, it already looks nothing like this and I can’t wait to share when it’s done.

We started pool season and the first day it was SO cold….like probably a bit pre-mature.  But it got better.  We learned that this early in the year, we need to fill it up a couple of hours before we plan to get in.

Good ole baseball.  It really is America’s pastime.  I have been a fan for many years and I was really excited to go this past weekend, when the Red Sox – my favorite team – were in town.

Cinco de Mayo rolled around. I headed to the store to get some margarita mix and there was a mariachi band in Walmart…cause Texas, y’all.

I had every intention of just chilling in my backyard paradise with a margarita…but 2:00 Cinco Drunk Rhonda decided it was time for a party…. Several of our besties came over and we actually had the best time ever.  I drank a tad bit more than I prefer to when we are hosting, but it’s one of those things where I intentionally invited only our closest friends because I didn’t want to have to entertain really.

Clay took my phone (that I lost right within reach several times) and took some super cute selfies.

We went to yet another ballgame and had the greatest time.  Fuck, it was SO hot, but we still really enjoyed our time as a family.

Stuart enjoys the circus enough that he actually bought more baseball tickets while we were at the game.  Bless it all.

10 Funny & Entertaining IG Accounts You Need to Follow

Hey hey party peeps! I was scrolling through my IG the other day…ok prolly also like two minutes ago…and laughing at something I came across when it occurred to me that it would be fun to share with you guys my top ten FAVE funny and entertaining IG accounts to follow are.

So yeah. Buckle up, and get ready to click some links and hit that follow button. 🙂

These are in no particular order. I’m just listing them as they came to me. They are all equally funny and entertaining IG accounts.

friendofbae

betches

thebasicbitchlife

 

teamnobadnames

9gag

thedad

averageparentproblems

capgenius

talkthirtytome

brosbeingbasic

Anddd that is it you guys. Do y’all already follow any of these? Do follow an account that you follow and think it’s hilarious? Please share!!

“I’m a gypsy and you’re the captain now – Of our own shipwrecks”

If you know either one of us independently in real life, or if you know us as a friend couple in real life – then you know that we fell in love with a little band from Pennsylvania called ‘Gas Station Disco’.

Rhonda and I were actually recently talking about them, and how becoming fans of this band  was an integral part of the reforming and the solidifying of the deep friendship that now exists between the two of us. We stumbled upon this band one night when she and I and my sister and our friend Michael all decided to go out to the Chill Bar and Lounge in the IP Casino here in Biloxi, MS.

I honestly cannot remember how we all decided to hang out that night. At that point, it was not a typical thing that we (Rhonda & I) did. I do know that Rhonda and I were just talking again after a long break. We were in a good place, but we weren’t the besties that we are today.  It was literally from that night forward that we started to become super close. It’s literally thanks to that night that here we are writing a blog together.

Why is that you ask? Well, something about them just clicked with us. We liked them. We enjoyed listening to them. We may or may not have thought the lead singer was cute. You know. Normal things. 😉

First time – Aug 2014

They are based in Pennsylvania, but they made frequent trips down to the  Mississippi coast to perform at the Chill. So, as any good groupie would do – we started going to see them anytime they were down. These outings – going to see GSD – this one on one time together where we could just be friends. Not moms. Not women with responsibilities. We were just two gals hanging out and falling in love with each other as we obsessed over a band together. That time together is what made us the pair that we are today.

And since this blog formed because of our friendship – we thought it would be fun and crazy relevant to tell that story for you guys.

Sept 2014

We have had so many deep and superficial conversations as we sat in the bar chairs at The Chill. We have met so many people. We have chair danced like there’s no tomorrow. We have come up with business plans and ideas for things we wanted to accomplish together.  We just enjoyed each other, and the company we kept. We realized – again and over and over – that we just GOT each other. We understood each other.

Those outings to see GSD spawned other outings for the two of us. We enjoyed that time together..so we sought out more. We had this fun thing in common that solidified us.  The same could be said for my sister and Michael. We dragged those two along with us as often as they would allow. 😉 Grace and I are sisters – and we were already close…pretty much since she stopped annoying me around age 10 or 11. Michael and I worked together and had become close because of that. They were and are my people. Rhonda became my person because of our time together that started with seeing GSD.

How long ago was that you may be wondering? I had to dig back through my pictures to figure it out myself, but it was four years ago. Sometime in August of 2014 to be exact. 🙂 And not only did we religiously go see our band when they were in town, we have  both since established personal connections with  the guys. They became our friends.

Dec 2014

Obviously, things don’t stay the same. The band has changed members and evolved since when we first saw them. Today, none of the guys that are in Gas Station Disco were members when we first saw them. And actually the band that is GSD today – also go by a different name which is confusing. But whatever. You do you dudes. The original members have all migrated to starting or joining different bands and we always support them indiscriminately.

They are all really a talented group of guys. We are forever indebted to the way they shaped our friendship, and we are glad that we can call them our friends.

At this point, Rhonda and I do and have done so many different things together. We hang out wherever and whenever. You guys know – we even resorted to hanging out online every Wednesday night in front of a live audience to get our fix for each other satiated. However, some of our favorite times have been together at The Chill listening to those boys.

Jan 2015

With the distance between us now, since Rhonda lives in Fort Worth, TX – and band breakups and booking drama…it has actually been a long time that we have gotten to go together to listen to them in any of the new bands they are a part of now. Hopefully, we can change that soon.

We both keep up with them through social media. I’ve gotten to see their ‘spin off bands’ fairly often since I’m still here on the coast and they come back here every now and then. I recently saw Light Up The Moon in Destin, FL. LUTM consists of a few former GSD guys as members.

DUMM, another spin off/new startup, still come to play at The Chill, and I’ve seen them a few times since they’ve been back.

Fall 2015

DUMM is the new band that Jason, former lead singer of the GSD we knew, started – and his crew will be in town again in late June to play at The Chill. I need my girl to be there. So let’s all convince Stuart (Rhonda’s boo and betrothed) that she needs to be there that weekend. 😉 Start a petition. Message him on Facebook. Leave your approval here in the comments. Whatever works for you. 😉

Music is just so important. Big bands and little bands – when their music changes your life in some way…you don’t forget that.

As always, thank y’all so incredibly much for reading and listening to the thoughts inside our head as we pour them out onto a computer screen. We sincerely appreciate it.

Tell us, what are some of your favorite moments/things to do with your besties? We love hearing from you!