Stuffed Loaf: The Perfect Picnic Food

Hello wonderful readers!
The end of summer is here and the weather is getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean picnic season is over. In fact, autumn fall weather is the best time for picnics, in my opinion! You guys know I love picnics, as I talked about it a little on my Summer Bucket List last week.  In summer I want cookouts and grilled food, refreshing beverages and watermelon; but in the fall I want picnics, watching the leaves change color, and getting cozy sharing a flannel blanket! The temperature dips is the perfect time to get close and comfy with your loved one 😉

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Summer Bucket List 2017: REVISITED

Hello Hello!
“The time has come.” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things”
Guuuuuyyyys….one more day and August is over. September is right around the corner! Literally.
Where did summer go??
I know, technically, it’s summer until September 21st, but with school back in session and temperatures cooling down, it does feel like the unofficial end of summer. Summers are always a little busy for us, family, travel, friends, activities, weddings. It’s great living in a city where there’s a lot going on, and family and friends who are willing to hang out or do fun things! Speaking of fun things, let’s reflect back on my Summer Bucket List, I wrote at the beginning of summer (June 7th) and see how much I was able to cross off this year!

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Wine and Cheese Pairing: A Tasting Party

Hi lovely readers!
Last month I did a quick and easy entertaining post, that involved delicious cheese! Well it seemed like you guys were big fans of it because I got a lot of positive responses to it! Your feedback and post ideas are a HUGE help to me!!! Honestly sometimes I get stuck and I have no clue what kind of content resonates with you guys, so I LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing from you! No comment or idea is too small to share ❤
So, thank you!

Through your response I have learned that everyone loves entertaining! And we all want to impress, whether you are hosting or whether you are a guest. You want to make a great impression that leaves people thinking you are fancy 😉

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Evanston’s Craft Breweries: A tour of my favorite local beers

Hey folks!
Been working on my summer bucket list, and one of the goals on there was Exploring my city (Evanston)! I’ve been working on it but there is a ton of hidden gems in this little town that it may need a post of it’s own! I really love this place! And one of the things that Evanston prides itself on, is local business. There are SO many independent shops, restaurants, breweries, and a lot more, around! Everything seems more unique in this town, and it definitely has a cozy, self love feeling, I’ve never experienced anywhere else. It truly feels like “home” for me!

AND if you know anything about me…..
you know I like me some beer!

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Summer Food: Healthy Low Carb Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) Baked Shrimp Scampi

Hello wonderful readers!!!
It has been a while! So I’ve been having a wild and crazy ride this summer and I feel like I haven’t talked to you guys in foooooorever! It’s been 2 weeks!

First let me tell you guys that I had a pretty bad bicycle accident (as shared on my Instagram), where I got scraped up pretty good. I’m STILL healing from it. My left leg was in pretty bad shape, my right leg had a huge bruise, and my body was hurting all over for a few days afterward. That same week was our crazy huge busy, sidewalk sale at work so I was working some LOOOONG days, with a lot of carrying and lifting of heavy stuff. Then the next week, I strained my leg muscle so bad during softball. I couldn’t walk for at least 2 days, I cried so much. It hurt bad. It still feels not at 100 % but I am making it happen.
With all that going on in life, and it all just piling up at once, I’ve just been trying to rest up and take it easy. But I miss you guys 😦

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Easy Brie, Fig, Brioche Appetizer for Entertaining: Fool Friends into thinking you’re Fancy! (Trader Joe’s)

Hello everyone!
Hope everyone enjoyed Independence Day Holiday last week!

So keeping on the summer roll on the blog, I keep coming back to entertaining. And I know I’ve been talking a lot about food for the summer, but that’s mostly because food is one of those things that brings people together. Everyone gathered around the dinner table, drink in hand, and it allows an openness into jokes and cheerful conversation.

There’s nothing like whipping up and bringing a dish to share. It works as an ice breaker too! Wheather folks as you how you made/what’s in the dish or if you have a funny story as to why the dish looks like a hot mess. It’s a good way to share and have a good time.
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