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Why I love being a TEXAN!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ozarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water. The opinions are all mine.

The Great state of Texas is known for how BIG it is and for how BRIGHT the stars are at night! There are endless amounts of activities to do in Texas. Texans are also known for their Southern hospitality and love of sweet tea and football!

When I think of Texas I think of:

The Houston Texans

The Houston Astros

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Six Flags over Texas

NASA

BBQ

Sweet Tea

and….. Ozarka water ! This natural Spring Water comes from Springs located in TEXAS!

Some things I love about Texas would have to be:

  • Sports! We have some great teams!
  • Thrift and Antique Stores!! Plus there are some great local Markets to buy handmade goods and fresh food!
  • Living in a city where it takes maybe an hour to get to really cool venues.
  • Living near a Beach and some great lakes!
  • There are great schools!
  • The Southern hospitality!

 

 

 

I feel very privileged to teach my 1st graders about Texas History at my school! One of the three Springs Ozarka Water comes from is located in the PINEY WOODS! That is a major region I teach my students about. Now I can tell them that Ozarka Water comes from that part of Texas!

 

 

 

My kids and I decided to have an indoor picnic with the items that came in our custom curated Ozarka branded box! We could’ve taken these goodies outside but it was like 100 degrees in Houston that day!

I love how food and drinks can bring people together!! I absolutely love getting together with those I love while sharing a meal and talking!

 

 

Why I love Texas featuring Ozarka

I was SO excited when I opened the box full of goodies from brands made in TEXAS!!!!

The Jelly Queens  is an award- winning , DALLAS and AUSTIN- based artisan company that makes gourmet jellies, spices, sauces, and more!

They use organic and, whenever possible, locally grown Texas ingredients!! How amazing!

Why I love Texas featuring Ozarka

This YellowBird Sauce is totally natural and made in Austin, Texas! This stuff goes great on just about anything from your tacos to your pasta!

Why I love Texas featuring Ozarka

These Paqui chips are “better for you” tortilla chips and have a great taste to them! They are made with untreated flour!

Why I love Texas featuring Ozarka

Snows BBQ  was named BEST IN TEXAS by Texas Monthly magazine! If that doesn’t tell you something about this sauce then I don’t know what will! I am obsessed with BBQ sauce and require it on my BBQ and sausage!  This particular brand is really tasty!

Why I love Texas featuring Ozarka

Taste Elevated  mustard seeds adds a little something to your hot dogs or bbq sandwiches!

 

Made in Texas featuring Ozarka

 

 

 

 

Queso is something I could eat daily!! That wouldn’t be the best idea though. If you are in need of it Cookwell & Company is your brand! This brand is located in Austin, Texas!

 

ozarka

I love living in a state where I can buy and eat locally! Thank you Ozarka water for introducing these amazing products and local brands to me!

If you live in Texas I want to know why you love living here!

#FromHereForHere

Texas, Texan, Food, Mom, Local

The beautiful blanket we had our picnic on is from Humble Weave

Brittany (1)

 

 

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38 Comments

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    Erin | A Welder's Wife
    July 7, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I love Ozarka water, too! I am from Arkansas, but literally cross into Texas almost daily! I am not sure if I could ever become a Texan, but I have enjoyed my fair share of traveling though it [including Houston]! Also, these products sound yummy that they sent you!

    Erin | http://www.awelderswife.com

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      That’s so cool!!! The products were soooo good! My favs were the tortilla cheese chips, BBQ sauce, and queso!! Thanks for reading!

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    Cait
    July 7, 2016 at 7:46 am

    soooo awesome and love this post girl! I’ve been to TX one but now I need to get goin’ thanks to your awesome ideas/products!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 7, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks so so much!!!!! You should definitely try them!! Thank for reading!

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    Suzanne Hines
    July 7, 2016 at 10:43 am

    My husband and I took a vacation to Houston back in May! Our absolute favorite part was the food! Amazing!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      That’s so fun! Yes girl the food is SOOOO good! Love TexMex!

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    Stefanie
    July 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    How fun! My family lives in Austin, Temple and Dallas!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      That’s sooooo cool!!! I love ALL of those places! I lived in Dallas for 5 years and loved it!

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    Terryn
    July 7, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I love hearing about new brands that are natural! And this came at a great time, lol. I just said to my husband that we should move to Texas! And I really know nothing about it, so this was good to read!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Me too!!!!! That’s awesome girl! Thank you so much for reading!!! Move to Texas now! 🙂

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    Megan
    July 7, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Can I have the queso? Lol. I need to visit Texas sounds like a great place. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      haha right!! ALL day everyday!! It really is a wonderful place to live! XO

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    Shari at Savvy Every Day
    July 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    All of that looks delicious! My brother recently moved to Texas and after being a hard core California guy he’s all about Texas now, it’s too funny.

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you! I totally agree!! That’s so cool! 🙂

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    Jessica
    July 8, 2016 at 6:03 am

    I love that blanket, so cute and fun for a picnic!

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    Angela
    July 8, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I love shopping local! We are big Ozarka fans over here too. I’m in texas, so I need to check out some of these products.

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    Project Couture
    July 8, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Can’t forget Whataburger! Lol one of my fave things about this great state

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    Naomi Trevino
    July 9, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Yes wonderful Brand! Love this post. It was darling!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks love!!!!! :):)

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    Lacey Fontenot
    July 9, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Would love to win the California baby products for my 2 under 2 babies!!💗

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      You would love it! I love it so much. Good luck!

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    Lauren C
    July 9, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Lol oh so true! Love my sweet tea that’s for sure. Such a neat way to talk about especially to your first graders…I bet they had a lot of questions.

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      HAHA YES TO SWEET TEA!!!!! They love hearing about their state!! Thanks for reading!

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    Richa
    July 9, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Texas is definitely in my wishlist and after reading this blog certainly for sure… You have a lovely family☺️
    Richa
    Allthatsmom

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      I love it so much!! Thank you so much for reading!

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    Shelley
    July 9, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I’ve been to Austin twice and loved it. On my list of cities I would move to. 🙂

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    Lindsay
    July 9, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Oh we live in Texas and love it except for the terrible seasonal allergies! My little guy can only use California Baby products because of his eczema. The shampoo, the lotion, the sunscreen, we Love it all and cant use anything else because he will get a terrible rash or swelling allergic reaction. We are so grateful for California Baby products!

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    Kelsey vinson
    July 10, 2016 at 7:04 am

    I would love to visit Texas. We like to travel so I’m sure we will one day.

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    Catherine | Fit Armadillo
    July 10, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I recently made the switch from Diet Coke to sparkling water and Ozarka is one of my faves. I didn’t even realize some of it comes from Piney Woods. That’s awesome 🙂

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    Jessica
    July 10, 2016 at 11:20 am

    What a great post!! I LOVE Texas too! 🙂

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    Amy G.
    July 10, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I love this post! Being a Texan is pretty awesome and I’ll say I do love Ozarka!

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    Shasie
    July 10, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I love everything about being a Texan as well! Even though I’m not from here originally, I got here as soon as I could! Cute post!

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    Michelle Heath
    July 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I loved all the Texas-based products you shared and is there even a state that can compare? I think not! Such a fun post!

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    Lydia ball
    July 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Texas has the best food! 😍

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    Tabitha
    July 10, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Great post! I love Texas and they definitely have the best sweet tea around! Since I moved I have to search for a chic fil a just to get some!

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    Brittany Boone
    July 10, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I love this fun post! The Rodeo is def my number 1

    BNBstyling.com

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    Brittany Bertuzzi
    July 12, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    I loved reading this! I am leaving next week to visit some business partners in New York and I am totally going to bring these Texas goodies to them! Thanks for making me remember why I’m proud to be a Texan through and through!

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    Kristy
    July 13, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Yeehaw! Does anyone really say that in Texas? Lol. I love being from here and living here. That picnic looks so fun! We’ve been having a lot of those lately. 😉

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