Lifestyle

What I’m Loving

It’s been a great week spending time with my family in California. I absolutely love watching my two little ones splashing around in the pool, digging sand castles at Laguna Beach, and cuddling up to their grandparents after a day of fun in the sun. It was a long road trip from Oklahoma, but when I see these moments, it makes the whole crazy drive worth it. And speaking of the roadtrip… The first thing that I’m loving right now was found along our drive across America:

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Food

Cowboy Caviar Potato Salad

The first time I tried cowboy caviar, was at the Trader Joe’s sample counter. They paired their version with a pork roast and, wow! It was so delicious, I threw three jars in my basket! This summer, cowboy caviar seemed to be a trending recipe in a lot of households and I was happy to see a lot of new lovers of such a delicious dip. I decided to put a twist on my traditional recipe and made Cowboy Caviar Potato Salad. A delicious blend of rainbow potatoes, black beans, corn, orange peppers, tomatoes, red onions, garlic, lime, and cilantro. It truly is a delicious, beautiful, and healthy dish to add to your summer table!

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Food

*Showstopper* Summer Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

One of the best things about summer is the gorgeous array of fresh fruit that is perfectly ripe and ready to be enjoyed! I love finding different ways to use all the delicious fruit while it’s in season. Lately I’ve had a craving for Panera’s strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing. I haven’t had it in yearssss, so it was a random yet particular craving. At the farmer’s market, I had just picked up some lovely nectarines and strawberries so I thought I’d try to feed my craving and make a salad using all the summer fruit I love! My Showstopper Summer Salad is a striking blend of spinach, strawberries, blueberries, nectarines, mandarin oranges, red onions, and honey roasted pistachios drizzled with a rich and creamy poppy seed dressing. All the delicious flavors of summer in one quick and easy salad!

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Motherhood

Kid’s Mini Library: Summer Edition

Our little library all ready for summer!

My little wildflowers absolutely love to read and I’m so thankful because I’m a total book nerd! I’ve read to them since they were babies and always have books on hand for them to pick up and ponder with anytime they please. We all love going to our local library and perusing through the shelves filled with amusing stories waiting to be enjoyed. I thought it’d be fun to make a “mini library” at home with a few simple shelves that we could stock with books that we can change with the seasons and holidays. Here is our summer selection of books we have on our shelves and are enjoying on these hot summer days:

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Lifestyle

What I’m Loving

Gorgeous morning at the creek!

Summer is in full swing and the heat wave is continuing on here in Oklahoma! We’ve been working on a lot of projects inside the house (out of the heat) and building lots of forts and obstacle courses for the little ones to burn some energy. We took another creek trip and a day trip to Bentonville, Arkansas (about an hour away) to go to the Scott Family Amazeum. The Amazeum is a huge interactive kid’s museum and the little ones can go wild and play with anything and everything (they absolutely love it there)! We are heading out on our road trip to California next week and continuing to get packed and ready, which brings me to what I’m loving this week. I found some adorable kid’s summer outfits which are perfect for our California trip I want to share with you, along with the other things I’m loving this week! 🙂

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