Are the best dayz.
As you’ve heard, I love our neighborhood. Love. One of the highlights of the year for me is our annual art festival Art-A-Whirl.
We can walk out of our front door and experience thousands of local artists, music and more.
Plus it gives us an excuse to host a party of our own for folks to get some AC, snacks, bevvies, and sunscreen.
Me, my sisters in-law, brunch, facials.
Time with people who matter most.
Grateful for every second!
Today I’m grateful for dinner parties with great friends!
As you’ve read… I love people in our home. We love hosting casual dinner parties. They often center around making something that everyone can be a part of.
This Saturday we had Cathy and Mike over for make your own pizza. It was a blast.
These pics didn’t turn out that well but you get the point.
Plain grateful for life today. You?
Today my heart is full today of gratitude for the kindness of strangers.
I’m on the work part of my California adventure. I embarked on my public transportation journey to our local office and was… well… a little dusty in my skilz.
It’s funny how quickly we adapt to our surroundings. But more so, how quickly we lose certain innate skill sets. Me + public transportation used to be best friends. Now, not so much.
But not to worry. These Califonians sure are swell. So many strangers helping answer so many questions.
I made it from San Fran to Oakland and back in style.
Thank you strangers. Thank you California for your gifts!
So here I am with a little more than 4-weeks to go! It is amazing how much faster this pregnancy has gone by than my first with Elliot. I just don’t have a lot of time to think about it while keeping up with an almost 3-year-old!
We had a crazy June, traveling a lot and I told myself that when July came I would get serious about making some meals to freeze for those days after baby arrives and we are too tired to cook anything.
We will have another meal swap in August so that will help out. But here is my problem..it is hot and I am not feeling inspired to cook soups, casseroles, etc. I do think I can whip up some easy pasta dishes that freeze well. Especially with all of the awesome produce our CSA is providing right now. But I am looking for suggestions, so let’s hear them.
And I have been craving and eating fruit like crazy. I actually remember craving more meat and protein when I was pregnant with Elliot. So this leads to my theory that we are having a girl this time (we didn’t find out with E and we don’t know what we are having now either). We went strawberry picking at Apple Jack Orchard two-weeks ago. I love that place and I love it even more that they don’t spray their berries! While there, I also ordered fruit from Michigan that you can pre-order and pick-up in July or August. Cannot wait for peaches and blueberries, again chemical free! Anyway – we came home and made a ton of jam, Jen’s boozy jam too and this strawberry cake. Seriously both Elliot and I have developed a red tint from eating so many strawberries – j/k =)
But they taste so good even if this season’s are a little tart and small due to all of the rain we have had. Nothing beats local strawberries.
As I anticipate the fruit cravings to continue, any other recipe suggestions? The belly and I thank you =)