Sunday Smorgasbord

Is it just me or is it extra hard to come up with good blog posts in the summertime?  I think because I'm not in school my brain just blanks when I try to think of something new to write, which is why I am LOVING linky parties this summer.  I am joining up with Fabulous in First forSunday Smorgasbord.

 Stacy and Desiree won their choice of my Word Card/Word Wall Products.  Congratulations, ladies!  I have emailed you.  

I was super excited to hit 200 followers on Facebook.  I know that's not nearly as many as some bloggers have, but I'm happier than a witch in a broom factory.

If you're not already a follower, click {HERE} to become one.  I smell a 200 follower giveaway coming soon {VERY soon... hint hint!}.

My BFF and I are going to see Beyonce in TWO DAYS.  I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED!  Last night I dragged my poor fiance to Forever 21.  "Why are you even picking up that shirt?  It has studs and a freaking tiger on it!" He asked.  "I need to be FIERCE.  It's BEYONCE!" was my answer, of course.  Don't worry, I didn't end up buying the tiger stud shirt.

 We have tons of grocery stores around, and I go to them all...  BJ's, Stop 'n Shop, Whole Foods and Shaws.  My favorite one of all though is Trader Joe's.  Cheap, delicious and wine in the store?  Sold!
Here are a few of my favorite things to buy (from left to right)
Large frozen shrimp... I feel so fancy making myself a shrimp cocktail for lunch!  Their cocktail sauce is delish, too.
2. Pink moscato.  My two favorite things.  Enough said!
3. Triple ginger snaps.  YUMMM!
4.  Just grilled chicken strips.  Toss these suckers in the microwave for a few minutes, then add them to a salad, use them to make quesadillas or throw them in pasta.  Easy peasy!
5.  Baby beets.  I love beets but hate prepping them.  Last time I did it legit looked like someone died a very painful death on my kitchen counter.  These little suckers are already peeled and cooked, ready to eat.  
6.  Last but not least my new very favorite: Reduced Guilt Guacamole.  It is regular guac mixed in with nonfat Greek yogurt.  It is still creamy and delicious, with half the fat and calories.  Win!

I even bought myself this gorgeous bouquet of peonies there for $6.  So worth it!

These are some of the best ways I've been relaxing this summer (again from left to right):
1. Date nights!  Last night we went to the cheesecake factory and split this Dulce de Leche.  I DREAM of this cheesecake!
2.  US Weekly is my favorite guilty pleasure.  It gets me through long workouts on the elliptical and entertains me the whole time!
3.  I love to read, and especially love doing it on the beach or in my backyard in the sun.  Right now I'm reading Let's Pretend this Never Happened.  My friend lent it to me... so raunchy and hysterical!
4.  What's better than going to the movies in the summer?  The Heat was HILARIOUS!  I think it was extra funny to me because of all the Boston accent jokes, but this is a definite must see.  My stomach hurt from laughing so much.
5.  One of my new favorite things is going for a walk in the morning when it is quiet and not scorching hot out yet.  I throw on my sneakers, put some good tune on my ipod and walk for about 30 minutes.  I feel so refreshed afterwards!

1 comment

Magic Mistakes and Mayhem said...

I just found your blog through the linky and have started following along! I love your taste in pretty much everything haha! I really want to see The Heat... and I think I'll have to get a copy of that book.

I'm super jealous you're going to see Beyonce! She's coming here (I'm in New Zealand) in October for three concerts- the tickets for all of the concerts sold out in less than three minutes! Insane!

I hope you have an amazing time!

x Serena x
Magic Mistakes & Mayhem