Baked chocolate chip cookies using this recipe. I used regular flour instead since I didn't feel like buying bread + cake flour. They were pretty good but didn't stand out to be the best. I baked some immediately and they ended up being hard. I baked some after 24 hours and they were better. I still have some dough left to cook so I wonder if they will be the best?
Cooked a pot roast using this recipe. The ingredients sounded weird at first (coke, chili sauce, brown sugar and ketchup) but it was really good. I'm excited to try it again.
Looked at our growing tomatoes. All of them are pretty small right now.
Played with sweet Vera.
Helped with a friend's fantasy football draft because Zac was playing basketball. I had no idea what I was doing, haha. It was pretty nerve-racking.
Painted in the studio. I decided to use an old book that I made as a new place to paint quickly and just to have fun. It has really nice watercolor paper in it.
Wore comfy slippers Zac got me last Halloween. I'm so excited that it's getting closer to Fall. Yay!
I'm loving this form of memory keeping :) It's quick + I like how you can add in items (room keys, luggage tags, name tags, postcards, receipts, etc.) that normally you might not know what to do with or throw in a drawer. I like that it's easy to add instagrams, printed photos + instax too. I think 4" x 6" is the perfect size too. I see lots of these in my future ♥
We ate our usual Friday night Mexican. My husband can not get enough Mexican food, haha. It's his favorite. Then out of the blue he mentioned shopping. This is VERY rare. He even said we could go to Hobby Lobby or Jo Ann's...shocker! :) But we decided on Bass Pro Shops because he had a gift certificate + we could take Vera (our soft coated wheaten terrier). We ended up not buying anything. We ended the night with ice cream from Baskin-Robbins to cool us off in this HOT weather.
I went to the farmer's market on Saturday + got so much local produce I could barely carry it all to the car. How pretty are those flowers?
I'm so proud of our tomato growing!!! I hope it keeps growing + we actually get to eat it. I swear I found another tiny one growing, but now I can't find it. We have lots of blooms. I can't wait to see how many tomatoes we get to harvest (I hope at least one). I really never thought this plant would make it; It had a rough start.
I'm also growing basil + mint :) I have been putting the mint in my tea + it is so yummy!
I made a peach cobbler to take to a friend's house for dinner that night. It was delicious!!!
I also made a tomato "salad" with goat cheese + basil from my "garden".
On Sunday my niece came over to swim. It's the first time I've been to our pool all year. She wore me out, haha. We played colors (where you guess the other person's favorite color + if you are wrong you get dunked)...She stood on my shoulders + jumped off over + over again...We had a race to the deep end...
Zac + I ate watermelon.
It was the perfect weekend.
P.S. I hope everyone has a happy Independence Day! I'm just happy I get a day off work. We have no plans :) What about you?
Got to see my sis in law, neice, cousins, uncle + aunt in law.
Enjoyed all of the beautiful trees, shrubs + flowers in bloom. I have always LOVED dandelions. I used to call them "blow-blows" haha. They always make me happy. I wished on one, but I can't tell what I wished for or it won't come true ;)