Darcy Esparza

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Darcy started her professional career in CC in 1994 and immediately moved away for her job, got married to her husband, Louie, and started her family before moving back to the Coastal Bend in 2012. Darcy grew up in Florida before making Texas her home. She has a journalism degree from the University of Florida but is more known for her middle school math teaching career and her now title as co-owner of a local mattress store, BoxDrop Mattress (social medial handle @boxdropcc). Darcy and Louie have been married for more than 20 years, have 4 children, 2 granddaughters, and 2 dogs.
A Forkful of Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes

Easy Pumpkin Pancakes (Tasty Tuesday)

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Pumpkin Spice Latte, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin candles…if you are “basic” like me - then you are guilty of loving all things PUMPKIN - and these easy pumpkin pancakes are no exception! And that love doesn’t stop...
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My First Tattoo..Because I’m 50!

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Some might call it a mid-life crisis --- but I don’t care. I’ve always talked about getting “inked”  but I never could actually do it -- until NOW. For those of you who follow the blog...
Darcy and Louie in the Ocean

Meet The Team:  Darcy Esparza

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COASTAL BEND I moved to Corpus Christi back in 1995 (yes, I am the oldest writer on the blog).  I was just 23 years old and had just graduated from the University of Florida (I...

The Last First Day of School

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2021 is going to be a BIG year of FIRSTs and LASTs for me (and my daughter). It’s her senior year and I am seriously NOT ready. I didn’t think I was going to be so...

Easy Homemade Whipping Cream

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  Everything tastes better when it's homemade!! In today’s Tasty Tuesday - we are whipping up an easy batch of whipped cream. All you need are three simple ingredients and a mixer - and you will WOW...
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Baby Dash – Worth it Wednesday

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It’s small and cute and easy to use. I am talking about my new Baby Dash! I ordered this adorable griddle iron (it also comes in a waffle iron) off Amazon after seeing several TikToks about...

Microblog – Pick up your Masks!

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  Has anyone else noticed all of the face masks littering our beautiful community? While I understand that we are living in a reality where face masks are the new “norm” - but why are we...
Cooked Green Chili Enchiladas

Tasty (and easy!) Recipe for Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

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Living in south Texas and eating Mexican food go hand in hand. And I love enchiladas as much as I love tacos.   For Tasty Tuesday -- let’s make Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas. GREEN CHILI CHICKEN ENCHILADAS INGREDIENTS 3...

Teenager Gift Ideas

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Anyone else struggling with gift-giving for those weird species in our lives known as TEENAGERS? I have TWO of them in my home - and I struggle with getting them gifts all year long -...

Healthy Iced Coffee

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Lovers of iced coffee -- listen up!   The fight to be healthy and our love of java juice can now coexist with this Healthy Iced Coffee Hack!! In another (unofficial) episode of “What I learned of...