Thursday, August 7, 2014

House of Fauci's Has Moved!

House of Fauci's has moved! Blogger was a fun ride for 8 months, but it's time to say good-bye and hello to Wordpress! We are still a little dusty at the new House of Fauci's location, but with any move, it takes time but it will get to perfection very soon! We hope you stop by and stay awhile.  

Written by: Aimee Fauci

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

'Finish This' Week 31

It's another week of 'Finish This'! This is week #31.. can you believe it? Join us each week by linking onto At the bottom of the page will be next week's questions. Simply answer the questions in a blog post and then link up next Wednesday. 

This week is about school days! 

If I went back to school, I would study.. teaching. I should have been a teacher of some sort. I used to work as a trainer back in the days and I loved it. 

My favorite subject in school... English. I was such a nerd. I loved reading the books that were assigned and I loved to write. My second favorite subject was Debate class. If you gave me a topic I could argue both sides of the topic; I still can. 

I wish I had paid more attention...when it came to furthering my education. Actually, I wish I had seeked assistance on how to further my education. Instead of doing this I simply got two jobs and worked my booty off and climbed the corporate ladder. I do not regret not furthering my education by the means of college but I do wonder where I would be now. 

The dumbest thing I did in high school was.. oh goodness, this was dumb! Back in the olden days, before internet and cell phones, they had 'chat' lines. A 'chat' line was when you would call a local number and it had 7 or so people on the same line and the goal was to get the attention of that one person. What can I say, in 9th grade my friend and I were bored one day. We had fun times, but boy.. were we stupid! 

In high school, I thought I knew... this is a tough question because I knew everything!

Written by: Aimee Fauci

Del Taco Celebrates 50 Years

Del Taco is celebrating 50 years of serving fresh Mexican and American favorites. Ed Hackbarth opened the first Del Taco in Barstow, California, in 1964. He had a menu of 19 cent tacos, tostadas, fries, and 24 cent cheeseburgers. Beginning June 19th, Del Taco will honor its golden anniversary with the return of three beloved, classic menu items, available for a limited time;  bun taco, small taco salad, and orange shake. 

In addition, Del Taco is celebrating its 50th anniversary by having events and special promotions in the Dallas/ Ft Worth area. 

Through September 3, 2014 from 3 pm to 11 pm daily, Dallas- area Del Taco restaurants are offering guests two Original Del Tacos for just $2 every night. Each taco features seasoned ground beef, freshly hand-grated cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce and fresh tomatoes, all in a crunchy 6" shell. 

Participating Del Tacos in the DFW area include:

  • 3040 W Mockingbird Ln, Dallas
  • 6216 Retail Rd, Dallas
  • 1715 South Loop 288, Denton
  • 520 Alta Mere Dr, Ft Worth
  • 8333 Preston Rd, Frisco
  • 6340 N Josey Ln, Lewisville
  • 2721 Little Elm Pkwy, Little Elm
  • 1614 W University, Mckinney
  • 2424 W Park Row Dr, Pantego
  • 6100 Park Blvd, Plano
If you are interested in receiving free food you can 'like' Del Taco's Facebook page and you can also join Del Taco's Raving Fan eClub at

I love how Del Taco celebrates 50 years and gives back to their customers in such awesome ways. Go to to see if one is near you. 

Written by: Aimee Fauci

Thursday, July 31, 2014

No One Can Debate the Importance of Gun Safety #iftheyfindit

When it comes to the safety of your kids and other people's kids, there is no debate that gun safety is a conversation that needs to be had and a conversation that we can all agree on. No matter the side of the fence you are on when it comes to gun rights, what matters is how to protect our kids, educate our kids and educate gun owners on the practice of gun safety. Evolve has created a PSA (Public Service Announcement) that sends a very strong message on the importance of gun safety and kids. I think that after you watch this you will agree that no one can debate the importance of gun safety. 

*Before you click 'PLAY' please make sure that your kids are not around. There is nothing scary or gory on this video but the video does have an adult message and I'd hate to open up a box of worms at your house.*

'If they find it, they'll play with it' is such a genius message! We can teach our kids to not touch guns and not play with guns but in reality, a child's mind does not stop fully developing until sometime in their twenty's. Kids are kids and if something looks fun to them, if they are curious about it or sadly if they are told 'not to touch' something then their curiosity will get the best of them. 

If you can take the time to lock up your personal files in your file cabinet then why not take the time to lock up your guns so that your kid's, your kid's friends and your grand kids can be safe? As I stated above, no one can debate the importance of gun safety. 

Written by: Aimee Fauci

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Black Bean Enchiladas

My husband and I love Tex Mex and since we live outside of San Antonio we have so many places to choose from to eat at, but on this day I decided to save money and create my own Tex Mex dish. We are striving to eat healthier each day so I decided to put a healthy spin on a Tex Mex dish and make Black Bean Enchiladas. Not only are they delicious and simple to make, but the are pretty healthy. 

If I had corn I would have added it for a touch of sweetness. In addition, I would have like to have added sauteed onions. 

The Black Bean Enchiladas are very simple to make. As you are browning the meat, add the peppers, cilantro and garlic. After the meat has cooked, add the beans and tomatoes, but if you are using canned beans and tomatoes make sure to rinse them before adding them. This gets the 'gunk' off of them and makes them a bit healthier. Mix everything up and simmer. 

Bake the Black Bean Enchiladas at 350 degrees for around 13 to 18 minutes; only you know your oven so keep your eyes on them. I served this dish with my Mango Salsa and my husband's world famous 'Hotter Than Hot' hot sauce. I hope you enjoy. 

Written by: Aimee Fauci - Mom of House of Fauci's

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

'Finish This' Week 30

This week's 'Finish This' segment is about fashion. For those that know me or have read my blog, I am not a fashionista. There are 6 fashion questions that are presented during this week's 'Finish This', so let's see what I can come up with. Before I start, I found a funny little quote:

1. I like wearing... clothes that make me feel skinny! Shirts that are not overly loose but loose enough so that my foopa does not poke out and pj bottoms so that my gut does not hang over the belt line and I can breath! Breathing is very important. 

2. My most memorable style was...pre pregnancy when I used to work in the corporate world. I wore cute skirts and dresses and fancy heels.

3. I dress to impress when... I'm going on a date out with the husband. Date nights are few and far between in our house, so it's nice to look pretty, cute and confident. 

4. The best style tip I ever received... was from my husband before he was my husband. I used to wear baggy work pants, I think they were in style at the time. He made sure to tell me that I needed to stop wearing my potato sack pants and wear fitted pants since I had a good body. He was right. 

5. 3 wardrobe staples in my closet... Oh goodness, don't judge this WAHM mama, but they are flip flops, crocs, fake Uggs, pj bottoms, sweat pants (cute ones), tank tops and tee's. I take care of kid's all day so I am bending and stretching and squatting down. 

6. 3 words that describe my style... comfortable on my days home, tight fitting jeans w cowgirl boots on my going out days, and free spirited with a tee, shorts, and flip flops with my hair in a bun on grocery store/ errand runs. 

Join us next week for another 'Finish This'. Meet a group of fabulous people, connect and enjoy how other bloggers 'Finish This'.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lexi's Awesome Sauce

When our 9 year old found out that her dad was grilling chicken, she spoke up quickly and said that she would be making the sauce that goes on it. She knew exactly how she wanted to make it and she even gave it the name of 'Lexi's Awesome Sauce'. Lexi allowed me to share with you her 'Awesome Sauce' recipe and I must let you know, it is really good and I am not just saying that because I am her mama. 

There is not exact measurements to this sauce, but to give you an idea here is how Lexi made it:

Mix- 8 tablespoons of brown sugar, a few shakes of cayenne pepper, onion powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper and then a few squirts of ketchup, agave, and mustard. Mix it up and then add around 1/4 cup of water to liquefy. Taste and then add more of what you think makes it taste better. Lexi's Awesome Sauce had a sweet taste with a tiny bit of pepper.  

'Lexi's Awesome Sauce' can be topped on almost anything. We topped it on our chicken, corn and then the next day we topped it on our cheeseburgers. It's such a wonderfully sweet sauce with a bit of tang.