The Three BEST Skinny Summer Recipes

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I don’t know about you but I love light, fresh recipes during summertime. During winter I eat a lot of heavy soups and warm meals but when summer hits, all I want is light, fresh and absolutely delicious! I’ve rounded up a few of my absolutely favorite and very easy skinny summer recipes that make for a great lunch or dinner and are easy to modify for a family or just cooking for one. And of course, what fresh and light meal isn’t complete without half a glass of white wine? None! Read ahead for my selection of recipes you need to try this week:

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The Summer Pineapple Obsession

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Guys. My pineapple obsession is a little bit out of control. Just a little bit. It’s to the point where anytime my friends go to Target or Old Navy (pineapple heavens) they text me pictures and bring me back all their pineapple finds! I have candle holders, water bottles, big metal pineapples that have no purpose other than to be a big metal pineapple, you name it! Adam has to “chaperone” me when I go to Target now to make sure I don’t come back with a cart full of random things. So, in honor of summer and my little summer pineapple obsession, here are a few items that are on my wish list!

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Five Bonfire Hacks to Try This Weekend

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Who’s ready to bonfire?! I’ve already done a record of three bonfires this summer and it’s only June! I live for summertime s’mores, there’s just something so satisfying about the perfectly-roasted marshmallow, situated between a delicious square of chocolate and the finishing crunchy graham cracker. Like I said, nothing beats a bonfire s’more! I’ve been trying out a few bonfire hacks to take my get-togethers to the next level because of course, it wouldn’t be a bonfire at my place if I wasn’t trying to go over the top!

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Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Who Don’t Want “Anything”

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Every single year we ask my Dad what he wants for Father’s Day and his answer is always…”nothing”. But you can’t just get your Dad nothing for Father’s Day so I start searching endlessly for the perfect gift with little to nothing to go on! I was able to hit a couple of home runs in the last few years with my gifts so here’s my guide to the perfect gifts to give the dad who doesn’t want anything – trust me, one of these will be a hit!

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Where to Find the Preppiest of Preppy Bedding

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I’m moving in about two months and I’m feeling like it’s time to switch up my bedding. Right now I have just a white duvet filler on my bed because I used to have a gorgeous duvet from Lands End (that ended up bleeding all over my clothes when I washed it) but having plain white bedding is really difficult to keep clean. My OCD can’t handle being able to see all this dirt all the time (I say this as I’m eating gluten free Oreos in bed) so I’ve started shopping for some new bedding options. We all know I have quite a “preppy” sense of style so I’m searching out a few preppy bedding options that aren’t extraordinarily priced and I think I’ve found some good options!

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