I’m always so sad once Monday rolls around – if only I could I have a “Sumonday”, a day in between Sunday and Monday so I can get the rest of the things done that I didn’t get to over the weekend! I made a trip to IKEA for some new nightstands…and walked out with a few bags full. I just can’t resist all of the home goods. I snagged two white Malm nightstands that I purchased some overlays and new drawer pulls for, so I’m excited to do a “Malm upgrade” post in a few weeks!
I cannot believe we’ve made it almost half way through July! Summer is almost over and I can’t believe all of the amazing things I’ve gotten to do this summer: go up north, see the Red Hot Chili Peppers live, eat the best sandwich of my life at Zingerman’s, and more. So here’s a quick recap of my weekend adventures…which is also an explanation as to why I’ve been slacking a bit on blogging!
Another big announcement…I’m going back to school next month! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and I’m finally going to pursue my M.B.A. at Wayne State in the fall – wish me luck!
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I don’t think there’s anything better than summertime wine nights with friends – if drinking wine and enjoying foods while chatting was considered an actual hobby, it would for sure be one of my best! I’m completely a white wine kind of a girl and when I stumbled on a new brand of Chardonnay the other day, I knew I had to add it to my collection and serve it up with my favorite wine night tapas. I spent the weekend preparing for a little soiree I thew and I can’t wait to share my recipe for Triple Cheese Flatbreads with a Balsamic Reduction and the bottles I served it with!
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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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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!