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Monday, June 30, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

If you choose to only make one pinterest recipe, let it be this one. It is so so simple, and will totally charm all of your friends. It is easy, cheesy and delicious. The perfect combination.
This recipe is especially perfect for hot summer days like today (can you say 95 degrees?!). Dinners that don't involve an oven are just what we need for this kind of weather. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

7 Patriotic Quilt Block Ideas

It is almost the 4th of July! I love the 4th of July and always have. I know Red, White and Blue is a reallllyyy big trend right now, but I am not complaining one bit. I've got an All-American, Walmart Flag bikini, my toes are painted Blue and I'm ready to celebrate 'Merica all summer long. Have you been seeing the patriotic shorts around or is it just me? I posted a tutorial on how to make DIY American Flag Shorts a few summers back if you want to make a pair yourself! 
It is pretty obvious that I'm all for the patriotic patterns these days. So, I cut into my HUGE stash of Patriotic prints. I was going to make a table runner, but couldn't stop experimenting with new block concepts. So now I'm working on fitting a bunch of randomly sized blocks into a cute quilt. I figured I'd share my ideas on here so y'all have time to whip up some blocks before the 4th. Who cares if you don't get to it before the 4th, though, because this is something we can celebrate all year long, baby!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hot Roast Beef Loaf

This is delicious. If I could pick one dinner to have every single week it would be this.
The best part is the Italian bread. We got this loaf of Italian bread from Walmart for $1 and it was made that day. When it gets all toasty and cheesy and amazing it is hard to stop yourself from eating the entire loaf yourself. I wouldn't say this is a healthy meal, but it is one that is oh so worth eating. I made it for dinner, wrapped it up in tinfoil and Alec and I ate it in the car because we were pressed for time. I highly recommend this if you are going on a picnic date or want to skip the "fast food" and make your own dinner to enjoy on the go. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

It is rhubarb season, indeed. 
Have I ever seen rhubarb before and known what it was? Nope.
Have I ever eaten rhubarb before? Nope.
Did I get it in the first week of our CSA? Yep.
Did I bake it into a delicious crumble? Yep.
Was it amazing? Absofreakinglutely. 
Here's How:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Stuffed Chicken Breast

We have been looking for ways to spice up our usual dinners. We eat beef and chicken every single week. Now that summer has come, I have been trying to find ways to summer-ize our dinners. We had plenty of warm, comforting chicken noodle soup for the cold months and now it is time for crispy chicken paired with fresh vegetables. I got the idea to stuff chicken breasts when browsing through my finace's Men's Health mag. I came up with my own "stuffing" though. Here is how to make a quick, summer dinner that you can personalize to your family's flavor preferences:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Perfect Products for a Woman On The Go

Influenster sent me another VoxBox. This one, The GoVoxBox, was packed with so many goodies I was amazed at how many amazing products that they stuffed into one box!
I know it has taken me a while to post on this lovely box, but I've been a busy lady. I have been thoroughly testing and enjoying all of the products, though.

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Perfect Proposal

Last Tuesday, Alec and I visited Sonnenberg Gardens during Rose Week. We only had a few hours, but Alec insisted that we stop by. We both love the place and it was Rose Week, after all. So, we squeezed it in between lunch at my Grandmother's and Alec's dentist appointment an hour away. 
After about an hour and a half of wandering around all of the gardens and in the mansion, we made out way back to this beautiful site, where many of the wedding ceremonies take place. We sat under the pergola for a few minutes and talked about what great potential Sonnenberg has as a wedding ceremony venue in general. Alec was being quite the romantic, kissing my forehead and telling me he wanted to spend forever with me. After a little while, we decided to get up and keep walking. As we stood up Alec offered me his hand, twirled me around in a circle and then pulled me in for a hug. While still under the pergola, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Grilled Caprese Sandwich

I hope everyone is enjoying this warm weather! After a winter that never seemed to end, I sure am. I'm sharing with you today one of my favorite food combinations in the world. 
This is a light, healthy lunch for warm summer days like today.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I'm Officially an International Traveler

Hola, amigos! I just got back from traveling in Peru for two weeks. I went in a group of 6 nursing students, 6 spanish students and two instructors to The Sacred Valley in Peru. The ultimate goal of the trip was to travel to remote mountain communities with Sacred Valley Health and deliver basic health care to the children of these villages. 
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