Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Five Favorites

Am I doing this right?

This is my first Five Favorites.  I'm so excited to have something to motivate me to blog more!  Here goes:


1.  The flowers that bloom in June:
And these are just the ones in my front garden!


2.  Strawberry season.




 What kind of woman would I have been without Pinterest?


3. Zen tea.


 
I don't know what it is about this stuff.  It is so delicious and seems to make me so relaxed.  It is the perfect at-work tea!  I couldn't drink coffee for the past 6 weeks and my husband brought this home instead.  It was a delicious alternative!  Although I am very glad to have my coffee back!
 
 
4.  Masterchef.
 
 


My favorite summer show!  Even though Joe is a jerk.


5.  Joss and Main


 Home d├ęcor, organized by category, on sale.  I haven't purchased anything but I find myself browsing the website more often than pinterest (gasp!).  Everything is so pretty!


Hallie hosts the Five Favorites every week, thanks for letting me play!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

I'm back?

I really really really really want to start blogging again.

In fact, I've said it a dozen times in the past several weeks:

"I'm going to blog tonight!"

I end up sitting down at the computer, opening up blogger, and reading a thousand other blogs that are really pretty, interesting, and not-boring.  And then I think: "my life is so boooooring".

And maybe it is.  But I guess that just means I can have a boring blog, right?  As long as I'm writing it down, I'm happy.

Glad I got that off my chest.  So, here is what I did today:

I woke up bright & early and scrubbed the house like a mad woman.  My aunt was coming to visit the house for the first time today (along with my cousin and her son- she's been here before but not since it's been moved into).  I had surgery a few weeks ago (more about that in a future post?) and they were coming to visit.


Jim tended to the yard work while Sadie sulked.

My aunt loves all things lemon so I went to work making these amazing lemon bars.




The recipe calls for Meyer lemons, and since I've made these two other times VERY successfully with just that, I stopped by the only store I've ever known to sell them yesterday.  They were out.  I settled for regular lemons and added honey for sweetness per the sales rep.  But that did not stop Jim from buying me...



a Meyer lemon tree today.  For future lemon bars!

After my aunt and cousin arrived we did a little downtown touristy shopping.  Here's one of my favorite little shops:



Where I fell for and bought this hat:



I bought a few other goodies:
 



Which leads me to now.  I love beer in the summer & fall.  My current fav is a local brewery, endorsed by Dave Matthews himself:

 
Although you can usually find me with a Magic Hat in hand, this one gets 8.5 stars. 

 
Tune-in in 2014 when I write my next blog post!  (kidding...hopefully?)