Hello! And happiest of Fridays.
July is vacation month and we just returned from a week in Oregon and let me say, it was awesome getting away and exploring the PNW. Oregon’s restrictions lifted just last week so many restaurants and shops were yet to hit full speed, but just being out and about in new territory is what this adventurer has been craving.
Luckily, on one of our last nights of the trip we were hosted for dinner by my blogging friends Sandy and Lori who made us a home cooked meal with this summer salad and this amazing greens and berry salad too. Nothing like friends and fellowship and home cooked food. What a way to end our tour.
Now, we’re back home and ready for visitors! After a 1 ½ year absence, we’re finally going to be seeing my sister and her family! And for the first time in maybe forever, I had a spike of inspiration and instigated an extended family reunion. I’m very excited to see aunts and uncles and cousins I haven’t seen in forever, but also a little nervous because guess who volunteered to do the food? Yep, #handraisedhigh.
I’ll share my reunion potluck menu in a future Friday Faves, but until then, I gotta get busy researching what it’s going to be. I’m all about making it easy and prepping ahead so I have the most time possible to play and visit instead of cook and serve. We’ll see how that all works out :).
If you have any favorite recipes or ideas for what to serve at a potluck or reunion, PLEASE share them in the comments below. I know I’m not the only one out there who will be interested.
So without further adieu, here’s this week’s list of Friday Faves.
This drives me crazy and women are so guilty of it —> Stop apologizing!
So smart! This all-in-one BBQ caddy makes picnic hosting a breeze.
If you haven’t made this sandwich yet, you haven’t had a bite of summer.
I agree, this is the best way to grill hotdogs.
Feast on the loads of flavor melded into this marinated steak recipe.
My fave way to summer: How to do salads for dinner like they do in Paris.
My zucchini is going buck wild, so I’m on the search for:
- I make this zucchini recipe all summer long.
- These zucchini fritters look so good.
- Go Mex! Zucchini enchilada casserole.
This pasta recipe looks v. interesting.
I found my thrill on blueberry hill with this blueberry cake.
Cool down with this perfect citrusy mojito.
One can never have too many bbq chicken salad recipe ideas.
S’mores skillet cookie, no campfire required.
Got corn, make these.
Air fryer recipe alert:
- Air fryer fish with mango salsa.
- These air fryer nachos.
- Air fryer chocolate chip cookies, oh yes you can!
For my lactose-free friends, try this almond milk ice cream recipe.
Who else is excited for these new emojis?
This vanity mirror reflects serious style at a serious discount.
Nordstrom anniversary sale must-haves:
- My favorite candles in a sample pack of favorite flavors.
- If you don’t yet have a pair of black booties, these will last a lifetime.
- Everyone’s favorite UGG slippers are on sale.
- Add this basic to your wardrobe and never look back.
If this city guide doesn’t make you want to travel to Italy, I don’t even know who you are. #bucketlist
and that’s why…
I am 100% guilty of doing this on vacation.
That’s it for this week! Wishing you a fantastically fun weekend!
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