While we’re waiting for those consistently warmer days ahead, the weather loves to play fickle! One day it’s sunny and 60 degrees, the next day we’re shoveling snow. The unpredictability of the weather can make it difficult to switch your seasonal wardrobe, so we’ve come up with some outfit ideas that can take you from winter to spring with ease. See our winter to spring style inspiration below.

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This ice blue shade is all the rage this season, so wear it from winter to spring and get the most out of this trendy piece. In winter, style it with faux leather pants, ankle boots, and a faux fur vest. In spring, pair it with jeans, white sneakers, and a pretty pearl headband.

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Jeans
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Ankle Boots
Faux Leather Pants
Sweater
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Jeans
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Faux Leather Pants
Sweater

This feminine floral skirt is a great piece no matter what the weather is. When it’s cold, wear it with a cozy sweater, warm socks, and knee-high boots. When the weather gets nicer, style it with a button down, lacy bralette, and sweet sweater-style mules.

Flats
Bralette
Button Down
Socks
Boots
Sweater
Floral Skirt
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Socks
Boots
Sweater
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Take your LBD (long black dress) through all the seasons! In winter, pair it with a velvet blazer, velvet mules with jewel accents, and a jeweled belt. In spring, have fun with florals by adding these girly sneakers, a pink jean jacket, and a silky headscarf.

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Mules
Blazer
Headscarf
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Tweed is super chic right now, and this style is perfect for transitioning from bleak chilly days to breezy mild ones. Wear it with a turtleneck bodysuit, bootcut jeans, and tweed slingback pumps in winter; and with a satin cami, midi slip skirt, and nude slingback pumps in spring.

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Slip Skirt
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closeup photography of white magnolia flowers

Not that we ever need an excuse to eat tacos, chips, and guac, buutttt there is a whole day on the calendar for it every week…of course I am talking about Taco Tuesday! However, there is one more day that trumps just a regular Taco Tuesday and it happens once every 365 days – and of course that day is Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth day of May. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexico over the French army in 1962, but these days it’s more commonly dedicated to the culture and deliciousness that is Mexican food…and I am salivating writing this, y’all! To make this day even better, this year it lands on a Friday, or as I say “Fri-Yay,” and now that’s what I’m talking about! See our Cinco de Mayo celebration ideas below.

cooked food on a table
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If you are planning a fiesta like I am with some friends and your kiddos, you’ll want to stock up on some themed supplies and get out your themed decor! I have personally already made sure that I’ve located my shirt for such an occasion! If you have ever heard the phrase, “I’ve got my turkey pants on” (for Thanksgiving), well this is my taco shirt that I’ve had since my daughter’s “Taco Two’sday” birthday a couple years ago! Yes, I love tacos so much I dedicated a whole birthday party to them!

Bust out the margarita machine and glasses, cut the limes, grab the salt, sugar and tajin for your glass rimmer set, and gear up for some delish margaritas, whether you enjoy them with tequila or virgin! There are so many variations from frozen to without ice and garnished with lemon, lime, jalapeno or mint. You can cater to your palate with spicy, smoky, fruity or just a good ol’ old fashioned marg…the options are endless!

Let’s talk recipes! Esquites, aka Mexican street corn, has really taken off the last few years and I cannot get enough! This year I will be making a creamy and refreshing street corn salad using this recipe for our upcoming fiesta, as it’s so easy to create and really gets the taste buds excited! Check out the quick video on how to make it here!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup queso fresco or cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup pickled red onion
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chips for dipping!

Directions:

  • Pan fry corn (dry) until charred and let cool
  • Mix mayo with all of the seasonings and set aside
  • Chop tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion and crumble the cheese
  • Add corn, tomatoes, cilantro, onions and jalapenos to dressing and mix
  • Fold in avocado and cheese and garnish
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or eat with a spoon!
cooked food

“What pairs better than tacos and margaritas??” you may ask…how about FREEbee’s & deals!! Check out your local Applebee’s for deals from 5/1-5/7, and Buffalo Wild Wings has $5 strawberry margaritas from 3-5pm, $3 chips and salsa, and late-night deals like $4 queso and guac with chips! Chipotle is offering FREE delivery with promo CINCO23. This week, Hooters is offering insane $5 drinks and $2 shots along with $12.50 margarita pitchers! Moe’s Southwest Grill is giving the first 50 customers a FREE T-shirt! Jack in the Box is offering $3.50 breakfast burritos, $3 tiny tacos, and 2/$0.99 tacos! Miller’s Ale House has $2.99 house margaritas! Can you say ultimate date night?! CHEERS!

Not that we ever need an excuse to eat tacos, chips, and guac, buutttt there is a whole day on the calendar for it every week…of course I am talking about Taco Tuesday! However, there is one more day that trumps just a regular Taco Tuesday and it happens once every 365 days – and of course that day is Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth day of May. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexico over the French army in 1962, but these days it’s more commonly dedicated to the culture and deliciousness that is Mexican food…and I am salivating writing this, y’all! To make this day even better, this year it lands on a Friday, or as I say “Fri-Yay,” and now that’s what I’m talking about! See our Cinco de Mayo celebration ideas below.

cooked food on a table
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If you are planning a fiesta like I am with some friends and your kiddos, you’ll want to stock up on some themed supplies and get out your themed decor! I have personally already made sure that I’ve located my shirt for such an occasion! If you have ever heard the phrase, “I’ve got my turkey pants on” (for Thanksgiving), well this is my taco shirt that I’ve had since my daughter’s “Taco Two’sday” birthday a couple years ago! Yes, I love tacos so much I dedicated a whole birthday party to them!

Bust out the margarita machine and glasses, cut the limes, grab the salt, sugar and tajin for your glass rimmer set, and gear up for some delish margaritas, whether you enjoy them with tequila or virgin! There are so many variations from frozen to without ice and garnished with lemon, lime, jalapeno or mint. You can cater to your palate with spicy, smoky, fruity or just a good ol’ old fashioned marg…the options are endless!

Let’s talk recipes! Esquites, aka Mexican street corn, has really taken off the last few years and I cannot get enough! This year I will be making a creamy and refreshing street corn salad using this recipe for our upcoming fiesta, as it’s so easy to create and really gets the taste buds excited! Check out the quick video on how to make it here!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup queso fresco or cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup pickled red onion
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chips for dipping!

Directions:

  • Pan fry corn (dry) until charred and let cool
  • Mix mayo with all of the seasonings and set aside
  • Chop tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion and crumble the cheese
  • Add corn, tomatoes, cilantro, onions and jalapenos to dressing and mix
  • Fold in avocado and cheese and garnish
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or eat with a spoon!
cooked food

“What pairs better than tacos and margaritas??” you may ask…how about FREEbee’s & deals!! Check out your local Applebee’s for deals from 5/1-5/7, and Buffalo Wild Wings has $5 strawberry margaritas from 3-5pm, $3 chips and salsa, and late-night deals like $4 queso and guac with chips! Chipotle is offering FREE delivery with promo CINCO23. This week, Hooters is offering insane $5 drinks and $2 shots along with $12.50 margarita pitchers! Moe’s Southwest Grill is giving the first 50 customers a FREE T-shirt! Jack in the Box is offering $3.50 breakfast burritos, $3 tiny tacos, and 2/$0.99 tacos! Miller’s Ale House has $2.99 house margaritas! Can you say ultimate date night?! CHEERS!

margarita glass on table

Not that we ever need an excuse to eat tacos, chips, and guac, buutttt there is a whole day on the calendar for it every week…of course I am talking about Taco Tuesday! However, there is one more day that trumps just a regular Taco Tuesday and it happens once every 365 days – and of course that day is Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth day of May. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexico over the French army in 1962, but these days it’s more commonly dedicated to the culture and deliciousness that is Mexican food…and I am salivating writing this, y’all! To make this day even better, this year it lands on a Friday, or as I say “Fri-Yay,” and now that’s what I’m talking about! See our Cinco de Mayo celebration ideas below.

cooked food on a table
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If you are planning a fiesta like I am with some friends and your kiddos, you’ll want to stock up on some themed supplies and get out your themed decor! I have personally already made sure that I’ve located my shirt for such an occasion! If you have ever heard the phrase, “I’ve got my turkey pants on” (for Thanksgiving), well this is my taco shirt that I’ve had since my daughter’s “Taco Two’sday” birthday a couple years ago! Yes, I love tacos so much I dedicated a whole birthday party to them!

Bust out the margarita machine and glasses, cut the limes, grab the salt, sugar and tajin for your glass rimmer set, and gear up for some delish margaritas, whether you enjoy them with tequila or virgin! There are so many variations from frozen to without ice and garnished with lemon, lime, jalapeno or mint. You can cater to your palate with spicy, smoky, fruity or just a good ol’ old fashioned marg…the options are endless!

Let’s talk recipes! Esquites, aka Mexican street corn, has really taken off the last few years and I cannot get enough! This year I will be making a creamy and refreshing street corn salad using this recipe for our upcoming fiesta, as it’s so easy to create and really gets the taste buds excited! Check out the quick video on how to make it here!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup queso fresco or cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup pickled red onion
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chips for dipping!

Directions:

  • Pan fry corn (dry) until charred and let cool
  • Mix mayo with all of the seasonings and set aside
  • Chop tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion and crumble the cheese
  • Add corn, tomatoes, cilantro, onions and jalapenos to dressing and mix
  • Fold in avocado and cheese and garnish
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or eat with a spoon!
cooked food

“What pairs better than tacos and margaritas??” you may ask…how about FREEbee’s & deals!! Check out your local Applebee’s for deals from 5/1-5/7, and Buffalo Wild Wings has $5 strawberry margaritas from 3-5pm, $3 chips and salsa, and late-night deals like $4 queso and guac with chips! Chipotle is offering FREE delivery with promo CINCO23. This week, Hooters is offering insane $5 drinks and $2 shots along with $12.50 margarita pitchers! Moe’s Southwest Grill is giving the first 50 customers a FREE T-shirt! Jack in the Box is offering $3.50 breakfast burritos, $3 tiny tacos, and 2/$0.99 tacos! Miller’s Ale House has $2.99 house margaritas! Can you say ultimate date night?! CHEERS!

Cinco de Mayo, or May 5th, is the celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While this holiday holds a deep cultural significance in Mexico, the United States has formed its own ways of celebrating this day (because who wouldn’t want another reason to eat tacos and drink margaritas?!) and we’ve rounded up some Hispanic-inspired recipes to help you have your own fiesta at home. See the dishes below.

Mexican Tamale Pie

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This Mexican tamale pie is a little pie, a little casserole, a little cake…it’s the best of all worlds and it’s perfect for an easy family dinner or a potluck entree.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cans creamed corn
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Taco seasoning
  • Favorite taco toppings

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • In a bowl, mix together muffin mix, sour cream, creamed corn, and eggs
  • Spread mixture in greased baking pan and bake for 25-30 mins
  • While mixture is baking, brown ground beef in a pan
  • Once browned, drain beef and return to pan
  • Add enchilada sauce and taco seasoning
  • Remove corn muffin mix from oven and poke holes in top with fork
  • Spread meat mixture evenly over the top
  • Top with grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese
  • Bake for another 15-20 mins or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly
  • Serve with your favorite taco toppings!

Taco Dip

This taco dip is super easy to make and super scrumptious! Great for an afternoon pick-me-up, parties and celebrations, or a yummy appetizer on taco night, this dip will be a heavy hitter in your recipe rotation.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16oz sour cream 
  • 8oz cream cheese 
  • 1 bag shredded cheese 
  • Sliced olives 
  • Diced tomatoes 
  • Shredded lettuce 
  • 1.5 TBSP taco seasoning 
  • Chips or veggies for dipping

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning until well blended 
  • Add to a pie tray or casserole dish and top with shredded cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and olives
  • Enjoy with your favorite veggies or chips! 

Disney’s Encanto-Inspired Buñuelos

These Disney’s Encanto-inspired Buñuelos are a fun way to bring the beloved children’s movie to real life! Kids and adults alike will love this delicious Colombian dish.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1 cup quesito cheese
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 2 TBSP butter (room temperature)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 3 cups of vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix all ingredients together (except vegetable oil) to form dough
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pot until it reaches 320-340°
  • Lower heat to medium and keep at constant temperature
  • Divide dough into equal portions and roll into balls
  • Fry 2-4 Buñuelos at a time for about 2-5 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Remove from oil and place on paper towel to remove excess oil
  • Serve fresh! Warning: they will be HOT!!

Strawberry Crunch Tres Leches Cake

This strawberry crunch tres leches cake is a sweet treat with a fruity spin. Fluffy, creamy, and crunchy, this cake is melt-in-your-mouth ahhhh-mazing.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 18 Golden Oreos
  • 1 packet of strawberry Jello

DIRECTIONS:

  • Bake strawberry cake according to instructions on box and let cool for one hour
  • In a bowl, mix together sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and 1 cup of heavy cream
  • Poke holes in top of cooled cake and pour milk mixture over top
  • Let cake soak for at least four hours (the longer the better – preferably overnight!)
  • To make icing, blend 1 cup of heavy cream with sugar and vanilla (it will take some time to get fluffy…if it’s runny, keep blending)
  • Crush Oreos and place in bowl
  • Pour Jello packet into a separate bowl
  • Melt butter and pour half over crushed Oreos and half into Jello powder and mix
  • Combine Oreo mixture and Jello mixture and stir
  • Ice cake and top with Oreo/Jello mixture
  • Enjoy!

Crescent Roll Churros

These crescent roll churros are sugary goodness wrapped up in doughy delight. With only three ingredients, this dessert is a no-brainer!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cans of crescent rolls
  • Melted butter
  • Cinnamon sugar

DIRECTIONS:

  • Roll out crescent rolls
  • Brush melted butter over dough
  • Top with cinnamon sugar
  • Add another layer of crescent roll and repeat process with butter and cinnamon sugar
  • Cut into strips and twist
  • Place twists on baking sheet
  • Bake for 13 minutes at 350°
nachos with three types of sauces

Cinco de Mayo, or May 5th, is the celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While this holiday holds a deep cultural significance in Mexico, the United States has formed its own ways of celebrating this day (because who wouldn’t want another reason to eat tacos and drink margaritas?!) and we’ve rounded up some Hispanic-inspired recipes to help you have your own fiesta at home. See the dishes below.

Mexican Tamale Pie

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

This Mexican tamale pie is a little pie, a little casserole, a little cake…it’s the best of all worlds and it’s perfect for an easy family dinner or a potluck entree.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cans creamed corn
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Taco seasoning
  • Favorite taco toppings

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • In a bowl, mix together muffin mix, sour cream, creamed corn, and eggs
  • Spread mixture in greased baking pan and bake for 25-30 mins
  • While mixture is baking, brown ground beef in a pan
  • Once browned, drain beef and return to pan
  • Add enchilada sauce and taco seasoning
  • Remove corn muffin mix from oven and poke holes in top with fork
  • Spread meat mixture evenly over the top
  • Top with grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese
  • Bake for another 15-20 mins or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly
  • Serve with your favorite taco toppings!

Taco Dip

This taco dip is super easy to make and super scrumptious! Great for an afternoon pick-me-up, parties and celebrations, or a yummy appetizer on taco night, this dip will be a heavy hitter in your recipe rotation.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16oz sour cream 
  • 8oz cream cheese 
  • 1 bag shredded cheese 
  • Sliced olives 
  • Diced tomatoes 
  • Shredded lettuce 
  • 1.5 TBSP taco seasoning 
  • Chips or veggies for dipping

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning until well blended 
  • Add to a pie tray or casserole dish and top with shredded cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and olives
  • Enjoy with your favorite veggies or chips! 

Disney’s Encanto-Inspired Buñuelos

These Disney’s Encanto-inspired Buñuelos are a fun way to bring the beloved children’s movie to real life! Kids and adults alike will love this delicious Colombian dish.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1 cup quesito cheese
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 2 TBSP butter (room temperature)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 3 cups of vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix all ingredients together (except vegetable oil) to form dough
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pot until it reaches 320-340°
  • Lower heat to medium and keep at constant temperature
  • Divide dough into equal portions and roll into balls
  • Fry 2-4 Buñuelos at a time for about 2-5 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Remove from oil and place on paper towel to remove excess oil
  • Serve fresh! Warning: they will be HOT!!

Strawberry Crunch Tres Leches Cake

This strawberry crunch tres leches cake is a sweet treat with a fruity spin. Fluffy, creamy, and crunchy, this cake is melt-in-your-mouth ahhhh-mazing.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 18 Golden Oreos
  • 1 packet of strawberry Jello

DIRECTIONS:

  • Bake strawberry cake according to instructions on box and let cool for one hour
  • In a bowl, mix together sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and 1 cup of heavy cream
  • Poke holes in top of cooled cake and pour milk mixture over top
  • Let cake soak for at least four hours (the longer the better – preferably overnight!)
  • To make icing, blend 1 cup of heavy cream with sugar and vanilla (it will take some time to get fluffy…if it’s runny, keep blending)
  • Crush Oreos and place in bowl
  • Pour Jello packet into a separate bowl
  • Melt butter and pour half over crushed Oreos and half into Jello powder and mix
  • Combine Oreo mixture and Jello mixture and stir
  • Ice cake and top with Oreo/Jello mixture
  • Enjoy!

Crescent Roll Churros

These crescent roll churros are sugary goodness wrapped up in doughy delight. With only three ingredients, this dessert is a no-brainer!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cans of crescent rolls
  • Melted butter
  • Cinnamon sugar

DIRECTIONS:

  • Roll out crescent rolls
  • Brush melted butter over dough
  • Top with cinnamon sugar
  • Add another layer of crescent roll and repeat process with butter and cinnamon sugar
  • Cut into strips and twist
  • Place twists on baking sheet
  • Bake for 13 minutes at 350°