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Day to Day Life: Week Thirty-One

A little peek at the last week:

I told y’all I was going to make this blueberry upside-down cake… and it was incredible.
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We are re-doing our backyard… The entire thing has been tilled at this point, but we’re still deciding where to go from there.
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Cold press chicory coffee! YES.
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Color pop!
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Mr. Business in his business under-roos! Bwahaha.
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Doctored-up Trader Joe’s frozen pizza for lunch one day…
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One of my more brilliant moves this week. I changed our sheets, made up the bed, and 30 minutes later when the iPad started glowing, I realized I’d tucked it right under the fitted bed sheet!
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Dinner with the hubby post-workout, and apparently I needed/wanted some protein! Southern fried tofu, roasted taters, greens sautéed with garlic and red vinegar, slow roasted pulled bbq pork and a little chicken wing.
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My mom and stepdad sent us an island for our kitchen… When my stepdad asked me on the phone if my husband was “good at reading directions and putting things together?” I said, “Probably, but I’m good at that too!” So… I sat, a-buildin’ some shit for 3 hours.
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Ta-da! And I did it all by myself! Haha
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“Babe, that looks like the food of the gods.” – My husband, on the topic of homemade hummus.
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Which was eaten with homemade falafels, pita bread, tzatziki, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and feta.
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This fella officially has his permit! And we have this handy little book that Oregon parents receive when their kids pass the permit knowledge test. Haha.
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In honor of National Pie Week, we had a chik’n pot pie (with an ugly crust because I barely made enough dough for this double-crusted pie).
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There are wildfires burning north and south of us… the skies are smoky, smoky, smoky.
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We sent Vincent off to Alaska to visit his girl for a week! His mom is in Tahoe, so his parakeets that live at her house are also vacationing here at “Crazy Bird Lady Aviary.”
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OCD napkin arranging.
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We had dinner at the Brickroom here in town last night, where my husband also played music… His dinner, shrimp and grits minus the lardons. There were white prawns, sautéed vegetables in a parmesan cream sauce and polenta.
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I got a pulled pork sandwich — slow roasted espresso rubbed pork shoulder, a delicious house-made BBQ sauce, cole slaw and thin, fried onions on a brioche bun. It was tasty!
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One of my favorite shots from the night. You can see the rest of my photos here.
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My buddy Janet even came to hang out with me at the show.
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Dinner tonight with this guy and the hubby!
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And that chicken torta was perfect.
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Hope you’ve had a lovely week!

Day to Day Life: Week Nineteen

The last week looked something like this:

Chicken has a love/hate relationship with bath time.
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We had a baseball game on actual-Cinco-de-Mayo and didn’t get home until 8pm… so I made Cinco de Mayo dinner on the 6th. No bigs. Fish tacos with the chile de arbol salsa from a new local taqueria, Taqueria Picaro.
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Fish for those tacos! Nicely crisp on the outside, still juicy and flavorful on the inside.
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This guy, creeping near my husband’s office…
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All our irises are officially popped open!
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Neon skies this week.
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I don’t know what Neptuna is, but the name cracked me up.
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Our garden space is officially bigger than it was last week!
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One night Craig and Vincent had tortas for dinner and I made myself breakfast-dinner, migas.
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A risotto I forgot to photograph other than this one picture, so no recipe. Hah.
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Prom happened this weekend and I managed to agree on making dinner for Vincent and his girlfriend, as well as another couple before the dance. I even made them a menu, hehe.
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Dinner.
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Chocolate cake!
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While the older kids were at the prom, we ended up having to take Silas to the emergency room when he spiked a fever of 104.2… They put in an IV and in his state of semi-delirium, Si asked the nurse, “Hey! Why you stealing my blood!?” Hahaha.
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After some blood work and an abdominal ultrasound, most of the more intense diagnosis possibilities were ruled out and we were sent home. Today the fever has been better and for the most part he seems to be on the mend, so hopefully it was just a passing virus.
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My mama, in honor of Mother’s Day.
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Vincent walked to the store and came home with flowers for me, Silas made the card below. Apparently I am kind, epic, swag, boss, and I can pay the rent! Haha
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I made my mother-in-law fried shrimp po boys, including homemade bread, which seemed to go over well.
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And we also had white chocolate mousse for dessert!
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I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas! :)