Hi. Hi. Hi. And happy Friday.
Or, at least, a happy Friday to the rascally rodents in my garden who snaked my first, oh-so-anxiously-waiting-for crop of tomatoes. Dag nabbit! At least my tomato TLC is benefitting someone in need. Fingers crossed that will be the last of them.
This is the unofficial last weekend of summer here at the casa de Larsen. School starts on Monday and my teen is not one bit happy about it. Why would she be? Staying up late and sleeping in ’til noon was exactly what I wanted to do at her age too. But then real life had to butt itself into the non-busy summer schedule. And now look. It’s time to crack the whip and get back to it. Rude.
I’ll miss my girl being home with me during the day, but I’m ready to get back to the regular flow of things.
It’s been a great summer, and I feel totally recharged. I’ve made time for myself, my family and friends, and for the first time in years forced myself to separate my personal time from work time, to get out and live. It’s made all the difference in the world, and it’s a plan I am going to work my hardest to continue.
And I’d love to hear from you. How do you keep yourself motivated? I’m always looking for ideas to better myself, so please, share yours by emailing me or sharing in the comments below.
Coming this fall, I have loads of new recipes to share, plus plenty of new content ideas to share and hopefully inspire you too. Things won’t be changing in an earth shattering way, just dialing things in to make us all better cooks and livers-of-life.
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In the meantime, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
The real life rescue dogs cast in the live-action Lady and the Tramp are the cutest!
After living in an all-white walls home with a mid-centry mod bent for the past 20 years, and after last week’s visit to Sonoma, I’m feeling the need for change, and I’m feeling this home look big time.
33 women photographed before and after becoming a mom.“Time may change me, but I can’t trace time.”
How to plant a fall garden for late summer crops.
You’d think people would know, but most food bloggers will tell you, they don’t. How to read a recipe.
This tomato pie will be the gleam in your eye! (that cheddar cheese crust. TDF.)
This is one of my always favorite shrimp dishes.
This pan-seared salmon looks de-vine over that fresh, healthy salad.
How to cook a killer salmon in the air fryer.
Jacques Pepin, the GOAT of omelets, shows the difference between making a French omelet vs. American omelet. French for me please.
Crispy on the outside, soft inside: The best homemade waffle recipe. I’m a believer.
Two of my favorite ingredients add all the flavor to this grilled chicken.
Up your toast game with this delishly toasty recipe.
This pork tenderloin recipe is your weeknight dinner friend.
A zucchini and tomato bake you’ll likely be eating ’til the zukes come home.
Thinking of visiting Santa Fe? Here’s a travel aka eating guide to bookmark when you go.
How to set goals, and make them come true.
If you used to love your old-school label maker, you’re gonna love this.
It’s here, back to school time with a few tips to help get us all through:
- It isn’t JUST about the homework: Back to school advice for parents.
- 1 through 12: How to pack a school lunch for every age.
- How and why you should prioritize family dinners.
And for those of you still living like it’s summer:
- This app might be the Yelp of finding beaches.
- 12 bucket hats to summer in now.
- SALE! Summer swimsuits to get your tan on NOW.
I’m not typically one for lots of pattern, but this dress may be the exception.
These jeans will gently move you into fall.
An inexpensive trench coat to dress up or dress down.
I heard this mosquito zapper really works. Can anyone vouch for it before I order it?
I just ordered this toothbrush, and oddly, I can’t wait to brush my teeth.
This is what happens to our eyebrows as we age. Eye opening!
Now this is a pretty way to drink more water every day.
Baking time is coming soon: my favorite measuring spoons.
Science proves my nightly ritual works! This is the secret to better sleep.
CBD 101: How it can help and which products to try.
And with that, I bid you adieu. Have a fantastic weekend!
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