July Favorites

Thanks to Hot Spot I am on the internet and typing this as we are driving down the road. I’m still amazed by this.

We left on Friday and stopped in Omaha, NE for a day and shopped at our favorite places then on to Colorado to visit my family. My Dad is fighting congestive heart failure so it was really nice to spend time with him. Tried to spoil him a bit…bought him some yummy food and goodies (he has a huge sweet tooth), some clothes and a new recliner. Got to see my Mom and brothers. It was a nice stop and I’m glad we did it.

We spent the night last night somewhere in the middle of Kansas. We are now on our way to the Biltmore Mansion in Ashville, North Carolina. This is something that we have wanted to do for years.

Also…today is Mr. D’s birthday!!! He is 51 and we will have to find some chocolate cake and ice cream somewhere for sure.

Here are my July favorites. Enjoy and I hope you are having the best summer yet! What have you been up to?


This is definitely my favorite not just for July, but for always. I had to sneak this one in here since today is his birthday. Looking like a hot 51 year old to me!

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Weekly Clean Eats – 4

Can you believe that we are in August already?

Can you believe that I have been thinking about where to put the Christmas trees this year?

It’s a sickness…I know. I need counseling. I mean I haven’t even been on vacation yet!

Here we are in the hottest month of the year, so I thought we could all use some recipes to keep us on track health wise all the while keeping our kitchens cool.

avacado chicken salad

This looks absolutely fabulous! I always forget about using lettuce in place of bread. If I am eating out I usually just take the bread out, but at home using lettuce is a great way to get a little more veggies in, too.

Recipe & photo credit

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Pantry Renovation


You are probably looking at this picture and thinking…huhhhhh?! First off I gotta tell you I am not a professional photographer so these are not the best. Do you know how hard it is to take pictures in a closet? Geez. The coloring is so hard. *smacking my head* Anyhow, hope you will stick with me because I am so proud of my husband and our new pantry is fabulousssss! It is seriously my favorite room in the house. I just keep standing in it.

The picture above is after we gutted the room out. It was full of white wire racks that the builder had installed. This room is about 5′ by 7′ and you can imagine how much I had stuffed in there. It went down to this…

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