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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Monthly Rewind {July 2015}

We had a really fun July. I saw Magic Mike XXL (twice), had lunch with a high school friend, snuggled with another friend's a sweet new baby and did a little traveling.

It was crazy hot in July. We stayed in most of the month, but we did make a big Florida adventure. We drove down to Orlando so I could speak at the Food and Wine Conference. We left Orlando and went to Key West for a couple of days before returning to Orlando for the night. It was a LONG trip, but we had lots of fun.

We spent most of the month dealing with getting a new tile floor in our master bathroom.
We got the floor from Lowe's - they were a nightmare to deal with!
An absolute nightmare!
Thankfully, the finished floor turned out great; we absolutely love it! 

Here is the link to the tile we bought -

We need new carpet in the master bedroom. 
After this experience, we won't be buying it from Lowe's.

I can't believe it is already August! Where has 2015 gone?!?!?
August is like Christmas Eve for me. I know when August rolls around that means College Football is right around the corner!! 
Before football starts, I'm going to Nashville this coming week for a Martha White Baking Retreat and Vegas with my girlfriends at the end of the month! I can't wait!!

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Roasted Garlic Italian Grilled Chicken - only 3 ingredients (including the chicken) - super simple marinade that packs a ton of great flavor! Quick, easy and delicious - my three favorite things!

Back to School Prep
I can't believe some kids are already going back to school.
It feels like summer just started!
Here are a couple of posts to help you get prepped for weeknight dinners.
10 Kid Friendly Freezer Meals with Shopping List
10 Kid Friendly Freezer Meals


Have you heard about Plated? It is a meal delivery service.

Each week Plated will deliver a box of seasonal, pre-portioned fresh ingredients so you can cook chef-designed recipes with ease.
The ingredients are fresh from the farm and delivered straight to your door.

Each box contains a recipe card and all your fresh ingredients. All you have to do is cook it.
There are several different menus to choose from; there are even desserts!
The recipes are great, and the convenience can't be beat!

We gave Plated a try in July. 
We had 4 plates delivered on the day we got back from Key West.
It was great!
It was wonderful to be able to have a delicious home cooked meal without having to go to the grocery store. It gave us time to visit with the cats and relax after a long trip.

We will definitely use Plated again. The food was really delicious! 

You can check it out here -

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