Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday Favorites: 2 weeks 'til the beach!!

These summer days are so much fun. Today, I'm sharing the best things about this first week of July - Enjoy!

1. I made some delicious salads this weeks - on Wednesday night, my family had an Apple, Cranberry and Walnut salad for dinner (you can find the recipe HERE).

2. And last night, I made a strawberry & cashew quinoa salad to go with Italian sausages. The recipe for this salad will be up next week! I love having salads during the summer and I especially love having fruit salads! This particular salad mixes strawberry and nectarine with red pepper and green onion - I love the contrasting flavors!

3. I started taking a couple of dance classes this week and oh my goodness, I'm so sore!! A local studio is offering drop in classes and The Bean and I have been able to go together! This week, we did a hip hop class and a Broadway jazz class. I'm used to training in skating but this is such different movement and it's been so challenging for me! It has been so much fun to have a sister activity during the week!

4. Speaking of dancing... this has been the summer of trying/learning new things! I'm the type of person that would rather not try something new if I know I'm not going to be good at it. I've always been very confident within my abilities and I like to stay in my comfort zone (this might be obvious with the types of recipes I choose!). I must have been bitten by a bravery bug because this summer I'm taking dance classes (and I'm just embracing my abilities - or lack there of!) and I've learned how to drive a standard car (this was a major struggle at first but I finally have the hang of it!). Have you tried anything new lately!?
5. In just 2 short weeks, my family is heading to one of my favorite places in the world - the beach! I am so excited to be back by the waves and I am so excited to wear my "the ocean made me salty" shirt!

***I'm Linking up with Katie from Cup of Tea, Della from Della Devoted, Tif from Bright on a Budget and Becky from byBMG for High Five for Friday, Andrea from Momfessionals, Narci from Grace and Love blog and Erika from A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites, April from Smidge of This and Christina from Carolina Charm for Five on Friday and Amanda from Meet at the Barre for Friday Favorites.

Thank you so so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Salads are the so wonderful in the summer, or for us in Florida- year round! Have a great time at the Beach and Happy Friday!

    1. I love Florida weather & I'm so jealous that you get to have fun, fruity salads year round!! Thanks for reading, Anne-Marie!!

  2. Oh my, can't wait for the strawberry and quinoa salad recipe, sounds wonderful! Yay for the beach!!

    1. It will be up on Thursday!! I'm excited to share - it's one of my very favorites! Have a great weekend!