Good morning, and happy Monday!
This is going to be such a big week. That exciting news I had won’t be a secret for long, and on top of that, Becca and I are flying to Miami on Wednesday for a mini bachelorette party. We’re calling it the “Bestie & the Bride” weekend! We are so excited to spend some time relaxing by the pool, walking the beach, eating delicious food, and just taking some time to relax. Miami has always been on my travel bucket list, so if you have any suggestions for us, please let me know in the comments.
My week was pretty chill, and I spent most of my time outside with the pups, creating TONS of pumpkin recipes for the blog, and tackling more decluttering projects. I’ve been enjoying the calm life around the house since this fall is going to be pretty crazy on the traveling side. This week, I’m heading to Miami, later this month a weekend getaway with Kyle, then NYC in early October, Asheville for Becca’s wedding late October, almost all of November in Hawaii, and then back to Florida for Thanksgiving, and then off to New Jersey for Kyle’s best friends wedding. But, I’m looking forward to ALL of it! 😊
After I was putting my recap together, I realized that it was unnecessary to share my breakfast from each day. Why? Well, the breakfasts were all the same. I cut about seven photos from this blog post and replaced it with this one! No one cares to see the same plate seven times. I’ve had the same breakfast every day — eggs with peppers, onions, spinach, tomatoes, and fresh fruit on the side. Around 9:30 am, I get hungry for the same meal, and so far, I have not gotten sick of it. Since I’ll be leaving for Miami and a couple of days, my breakfast will most likely be a bit different.
On Friday night, Kyle and I had our nightly bags (cornhole) competition until the sun went down. This weekend, I managed to get the win. He had me two weekends in a row, and I was starting to get a bit frustrated. This has been our latest addiction.
We both decided on homemade pizza and a movie for the rest of the night, so we headed to the grocery store to pick up a few ingredients. They didn’t have any gluten-free pizza crust, so Kyle found these Caullipower wraps. I’ve had their pizza crust before and loved it, so we figured we’d give the wraps a try as a pizza crust.
Kyle made supreme, and I made Hawaiian style pizza, and the crust tasted perfect. I loved the flavor and texture. I had a lot of you asking if I made it in the air fryer, but I just cooked this one in the oven. I got curious the next day and decided to try it out in the air fryer, and surprisingly it worked even better. The crust was 2x crispier! So I guess I’ll be adding this to my air fryer go-to dinners. While doing the Whole30, I think it was the pizza combos that I craved the most.
Kyle and I spent most of Saturday out at my parent’s house. They headed to Iowa for the weekend, so we floated around in their pool, cleaned out the bottom from the storms, and also set up the dog’s pool. They always have a blast getting muddy and running around in the sprinkler. We always call my parent’s house the “fun house” for the dogs because it’s like Disneyland for them.
On Saturday evening, I had one of my homemade pumpkin spiced lattes but over ice this time. I blended everything in the blender together without frothing the almond milk and then poured it over rice. It was delicious! I also started reading a new book, Someone We Know! I decided to stop reading it because it was getting so good, and I wanted to save it for the pool days in Miami.
The weather was HOT yesterday. Instead of melting outside, I spent most of the day, creating more fall recipe testing! I have some delicious recipes coming your way VERY VERY soon!!
One project I managed to tackle was the pantry cleanout. I had been putting it off for SO LONG because I wanted to film it for a YouTube video, and that kept getting pushed back. Well, I finally did it, and you can check ou that video on my Youtube channel!! It’s going to make you want to organize immediately.
It’s the most amazing feeling when it’s done. I’m trying to get the entire house organized and ready before Fall decorating starts.
It finally cooled down Sunday evening, so Kyle and I headed out for a little trail walk and watched the sky turn red as the sun went down. I caught a little bit of it on the Instagram story, but it was such a peaceful way to end the weekend.
Tonight, I’m headed to pick up an old coffee table that needs fixing up. I’m excited to DIY it for a blog post. I looked all around the internet for a new coffee table, and the prices for the ones I wanted were ridiculous. When I saw an ad for an old antique coffee table on Marketplace, immediately had a vision of what I wanted. I can’t wait to update you all on that project. And I’m also looking forward to sharing more about what’s going on behind the scenes here. It’s so hard to blog when I’m keeping 70% of my week private! That’ll all change soon! Xo xo Hope you have the best week!
Questions for you!
- How have you been spending the last few days of summer?
- Do you eat breakfast on repeat? Or change it up?
- What was the last thing you organized?