Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hey Hey, It's Friday!!

Another week down!  Helllllloooooo Friday!!!
I'm not quite sure where the week went, it didn't seem like it was going by fast, but it's Friday.  Already!
Here's the top five things from my week:
Fourth of July Weekend.

We had such a fun weekend.  It was full of friends, cookouts, inflatables, beer, and so. much. fun!  Check out my weekend recap here.
I took another step on the fermented food train yesterday.  I made Kimchi for the first time! 

I posted earlier this week about Kombucha (love it!) and the more I read about fermented foods, the more and more I want to eat them!  The only downside is waiting for them to ferment - generally about 10 days.  I can't wait to try that Kimchi on one of my Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers!!
Speaking of food, I also whipped up some Magic Chocolate Shell (click on the link for the recipe) this week for our my ice cream.
It's so simple and only two ingredients!
Our garden is really starting to produce!  I'm picking a cucumber and zucchini almost everyday.  Our tomatoes are coming right along and the pumpkin plants are taking over!  I grilled up these beauties for dinner last night:

A little olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic - they melted in our mouth.  So delicious!

We started the kids in swim lessons about 4 weeks ago.  To say that Redmond hated it and it was disastrous is an incredibly large understatement!  The first three weeks were absolutely torturous.  For him and me.  He screamed, cried and threw fit after fit.  We explained (over and over and over and over...) that learning how to swim was not an option.  He had to do it.  It took some pretty tough consequences (it's amazing what no control over what's on the TV will do to a 4 year old!), but he did amazing this week!  All smiles and very cooperative!

Very proud of our little guy!!
Well, that's it for this week, folks.  Hope your week was fun, adventurous and memorable :)
~ Sara :)
I'm linking up with, Darci, AprilNatasha, and Christina for the Five on Friday link-up Party!
I'm linking up with A Little Bit of EverythingMomfessionals, and Grace and Love for my Friday Favorites!
I'm linking up with September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for the Oh Hey Friday linky party!
I'm also linking up with The Diary of a Real Housewife for Friday Favorites!


  1. I miss having a garden this year but things have been crazy so we took a year off. Your zuchinnis look delish! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I just made a batch of zucchini bread and fresh garden fruits and veggies! Yay for the good swim lessons, that's great! xo Amanda

  3. Hey Sara! Just visiting from the Friday Faves link up. THANK YOU, THANK YOU for sharing the magic chocolate shell recipe! I almost grabbed some at the store earlier this week but was put off by the ingredient list on the back. The recipe you linked to is incredibly easy and I have all the ingredients on hand. I can't wait to make it now!!

  4. Go Redmond! Oh and that Chocolate Shell Recipe is amazing! Who knew...only two simple ingredients. Mind blown.