August favorites

This month Jake and I discovered Trader Joes. And by discover I mean we have obviously heard of it before and I think I have even been in one once, but this time we actually shopped there and bought one of almost everything. So far it has not disappointed. My favorites are the Gnocchi(gorgonzola and the sorrentina are both delicious), the chicken potstickers, the raspberry and cream popsicles, “Inner Peas” and their blood orange soda. The Gnocchi is my new favorite food and favorite go to meal because its so quick. I just add frozen peas during the last 2 minutes of heating (you know to balance out the meal) and its pretty much the yummiest mac and cheese ever!

We also bought a PS4 because hello CRASH BANDICOOT! Basically the best game ever was remastered and is the original 3 games all on one disc. Its awesome.

As for what I’m watching…obviously Game of Thrones because I’m always watching or re-watching that show. Just finished the season 3 finale again and loving it because I feel like thats the season when things really start to pick up. The other show that I was pleasantly surprised by was Ozark which is on Netflix. It is so so good!

I started listening to audio books in the car, since we commute for school. Ive been listening to “The Subtle Art of not giving a Fuck” and I really like it so far.

I’m reading Game of Thrones to fill the void until the next season comes out. Its a whole new experience, reading compared to watching.

Last is this rose gold necklace from Made by Mary. Its my favorite necklace ever! Super cute and you can have them personalized to make them extra special 🙂

Hope you all had a great weekend!



Summer Bucket List

Well we are well into summer and its been one of the hottest summers of my life! 🙂 I put together a summer bucket list because I love making lists and I was bored and why not?! So here it is….

Go Camping – We already went camping for fathers day but we have so many lakes around us that I’ve never been to and would love to explore.

Pool Days – Duh!  We have an old horse trough hooked up to a hose and filter. It might be a little redneck BUT it is awesome! (And it can’t pop) Win!

Pina Coladas – I have been searching pinterest for weeks for the best recipe. I thought I found one but it was probably the grossest thing I have ever made. haha #pinterstfail Anyways, I’m not giving up.

Lots of Ice-cream Our small town has an amazing ice-cream shop called Treats. Im obsessed. The lemon custard flavor is HEAVEN.

Go to a Baseball Game – Oddly enough I love baseball games even though I barely know anything about sports. lol

Read a Book – If anyone has any suggestions for great books leave them in the comments below, id love to hear them. My favorites stories to read are adventure or futuristic but any and all recommendations are appreciated!

Plan our next Trip – Jake and I have had so many people telling us to go on a cruise because its so relaxing to not have to think about anything and just have everything taken care of for you. So we are looking into it and I would be so so excited to go on one but my heart always pulls me towards the next grand adventure. The flying, driving, hiking, exploring, etc. We will see what happens 🙂

Top Golf – We have never been and I just became aware that you can order food while you golf so its definitely something we have to try!

Farmers Market – Fresh fruit and flowers? Who doesn’t love a good farmers market?

Road Trip – Road trips are kind of our jam. And I feel like its been a while, so we are due for a good road trip.

*Photos by my talented friend Molly Berliner Photography

What do you have planned for summer? 🙂

A Summer Weekend

This girl cracks me up!

Love this mellow little boy^^^

And this wild little boy ^^^ 🙂

Happy Monday everyone! Our weekend was full of fun! It started with my Aunt and Uncle and their 4 sweet kids coming to town so we kicked off the weekend with a pool party and a BBQ!

Second, My niece turned 4! What?!?!  She had so much fun on her slip n slide. seeing her light up when she opened her presents and blew out her candles was the best! Love her so much. Happy Birthday Paisley Rae 🙂

My sister and baby Oaks came to town too! Well I guess I shouldn’t say baby because he’s walking! Everything needs to slow down! All my babies are getting big too freaking fast! So glad they are here though and excited to hang out!

Sunday was full of more swimming and hanging out by the pool, a yummy dinner, baking chocolate chip cookies and then a movie. For a while all the kiddos snuggled up on Jake and it was kinda the cutest ever.  A perfect Sunday night 🙂

Wishing you a wonderful week!