Prosciutto, Pesto & Tomato “BLT”

We returned from our family trip to California on Monday and came back to a garden full of red tomatoes! We were only gone for a few days, but a lot of them grew while we were gone. Is it just me, or did tomatoes take a while to bloom and grow this year? I […]

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Greek Yogurt with Lemon Curd & Homemade Granola

Last week, I meal planned for the first time in a long time! I used to be so regimented about planning what we were going to eat throughout the week, but with so much going on this summer, I’ve let it slip through the cracks. It was SO refreshing flipping through cookbooks and my Pinterest […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Lisbon, Portugal

Our last stop on our recent Europe trip was Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon has become so popular and it was the place we initially had our eyes on when planning our trip. We heard  great things about the city and received tons of recommendations from people we knew, so we definitely looked forward to this portion […]

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Chocolate, Almond & Strawberry S’mores

My husband is the s’mores king. He knows how to perfectly crisp up a marshmallow, likely has a method on how close the camping fork should be to the fire and his eyes practically roll back to the back of his head every time he bites into a pile of graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow. I […]

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Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese & Peach Salad with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yesterday evening, I attended a women’s mixer at our church with some of my friends. It was so nice spending quality time together, meeting new women, and laughing and conversing over the ups and downs of motherhood. Each woman was asked to bring a salad to share with everyone and there were so many! Salads […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Lagos, Portugal

I’m finally getting around to continuing writing about our trip to Europe this past May. If you missed it, I already wrote about our time in Barcelona here and Alella, Spain, here. Now, it’s time to recap the Portugal part of the trip, starting with Lagos. Lagos is a part of the Algarve Coast in […]

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Peach, Burrata & Crispy Prosciutto Crostini

Every weekend at the farmer’s market, I can’t resist buying a pound or two of peaches. Especially from the farm that sells peaches from Georgia – they are the juiciest and sweetest! I’m always looking for recipes and ways to use my peaches because I seem to hoard them and end up with so many […]

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A Fairy Special Birthday Party

Peyton has been into fairies ever since we bought A Fairy Friend by Sue Fliess a couple of years ago. It is the sweetest book. The illustrations and poetic phrases about how to build a fairy garden and make fairy friends is a dream. We made our first fairy garden after reading it and I wrote a […]

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa, Fresh Corn & Sour Cream

Phew! What a whirlwind of a weekend. It seemed long, didn’t it? I feel like that’s always the case when a holiday falls close to the weekend. I hope you all had a great Fourth of July! We had a jam-packed day, but it was so wonderful. I honestly wouldn’t have changed a thing. It […]

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Red, White & Blue Sangria

My last Fourth of July post this year and I’m going out with a bang – wine! I don’t make sangria enough, but it’s summer and a holiday, so why not start! Funny story about sangria, my husband swore that’s all he would drink when we got to Spain. He was all stoked about trying […]

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