Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Summer is Here!

Hey, long lost blog friends! Guess what? Summer is here! At least here in Southern California it is! I had my windows and front door open all day today, it's 6:30pm and I'm still (comfortably) wearing shorts and sandals, and you should see the produce at my local market! Just beautiful!

Thankful List:

-My freshly clean and organized bathroom (I took everything out of it, cleaned it, got rid of a ton of stuff I don't need, and organized it all back into nice baskets and containers I just bought. I keep going in there just to admire my handiwork!)
-While I'm on that topic, my freshly clean house. I'm so fortunate to have a home I love. I love it even more when it's sparkling.
-The magic hours in the early summer between 3 and 7pm. The sun is perfectly slanted, everyone is out and about with smiles on their faces, it's the perfect temperature...
-My Idaho visit coming up in only a few days! I plan on going to Karaoke with Brad, making cocktails with and taking my mom to a day spa, getting into who knows what kind of mischief with Jacob, making goat cheese jalapeno poppers for my dad, playing Chess with Nick and Pete, going on walks and bike rides with Andrea, laughing a lot with Jeff, and all kinds of other awesomeness*.
-Having a car that gets me where I need to go.
-Having two best friends I can count on and talk to about anything.
-How delicious goat cheese is spread onto squaw bread.
-My renewed commitment to exercising more (I'm drawing inspiration from my teenage years when I used to rise at the crack of dawn to work out before any of my family were up. If I could do it then, I can do it now!)
-Having two days off in a row once in awhile (It's like a mini vacation!)
-Cooking for myself almost every single night. (I've been having so much fun trying new recipes. And challenging myself to use fresh produce before it spoils and to make new combinations out of what I have on hand!)
-A really deep and awesome connection that has been rekindled in my life as of late.
-Being able to buy organic and natural groceries.
-How full of fun travel this year has been and will continue to be!

Now you!

{Image: Strawberry Rhubarb Ginger Crumb Bars. Find the recipe here! (I threw in the strawberries because I had them lying around.)
If you have not baked with rhubarb yet this summer, this is a fantastic recipe to start with!}

*I also plan on missing Rachelle, Will, Skyla and Levi, since they won't be there this time. :( But I'll see them in the fall! :)

1 comment:

  1. that strawberry rhubarb tart looks delicious (and kind of like a photo of storm clouds at first glance, in an abstract way!)


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