Wow! What a week! The last few days have been a whirlwind. Way to end June with a bang! That's the other thing. How could it possibly be July!? As always, my favorite month went by all too quickly, but at least July is still pretty stellar. I've been trying to soak all the summer freedom up, doing something a little different every day, checking out local places, even just solo trips around town.
I even stumbled upon a random farmer's market last weekend! That was a pleasant surprise! I'll have to go back...when I actually have cash on hand! O, and are you pumped for another long weekend? In case you didn't know, Monday is the 4th of July! Woooh! Time to light some sparklers, grill some chicken, and eat that potato salad, pasta salad, and cole slaw of course (The Summer Side Trifecta!)
So I hope you have some fun plans this weekend and enjoy your time in the sun! I'll be taking a little disconnecting break and you won't see me back here until Tuesday or Wednesday. Enjoy the sun, love, food, and INDEPENDENCE!
Monday: Strawberry Cappuccino Ice Cream
Wednesday: The Greatest Grilled Chicken...Ever!
Recently Updated Post: Butterscotch Corn Cakes
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
So beautifully powerful.
I will be doing just that this holiday weekend!
Positive > negative.
Wow, there's some perspective for you!
While keeping yourself sane.
There is a difference, but venting is what you want!
Although, you shouldn't need to read how to be you...
A life without carbs would be a sad life...
Sorry standing desks 🙁 We need treadmill desks.
I think so many people are blinded by the stereotype.
Because insta-pics are NOT "real".
Get those kiddos in the kitchen!
This is why I don't have to meal plan. #easylife
Watermelon is from South Africa!
Bahaha! Yes! About 90% are so true!
It does upset me that food and nutrition is not a bigger issue.
This made me feel better about life!
This is what angers me when people say "save money by shopping at the farmer's market!" <--- WRONG!
Um. Should I be excited or cry that they say a bowl is $7???
Don't ruin your brew!
Health, Celiac Disease, & Food Allergies:
Better go buy a beach house!
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
Some great explanations for those basic photography tips!
Keep the "innocence" and keep being you! (Snark and all!)
Follow the traffic.
Maybe it's the summer, but some groups are...dead.
Have you done it yet?
Career & Business:
Read and take some pointers!
O, I spy some newbies!
Time to persuade!
I know a lot of bloggers and freelancers struggle with this.
Opps...you guys know I love mine!!!!!!!
#YES! I thought I was the only one making this association with the trends in the stores!
I'm a fan of many!
Why do I not have one!?
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Mushroom Paella. I could eat this every day!
Peanut Butter and Chia Jelly Cacao Smoothie. This smoothie made me love smoothies...
Wasabi and Cucumber Ice Cream. What-the-what!?
Grilled Mango Curry Chicken Skewers. This is a grilled chicken win!
Gluten-Free Vanilla Triple Berry Crisp. I still have yet to make a crisp!
Vegan Coconut Mint Ice Cream. It's just too drool-worthy!
Homemade Peri Peri Sauce. I need this sauce!
Syrian Rice Pudding with Orange Blossom Water. So simple and beautiful!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ Today marks the start of the 10-day "Christmas in July" Hallmark special! You know I love my Hallmark Christmas movies!
+ Long relaxing weekend ahead? It just sounds so inviting right now! No worries or stress allowed!
So tell me:
+ Let me hear those 4th of July/weekend plans!
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