Now that it’s summertime, it’s pretty much the prime time to be eating fruit whenever possible. I actually try my hardest to eat fruit on a daily basis, but sometimes fruits just taste better at other times during the year. You all know what I’m talking about. So while it’s fun to eat things raw and out of the packaging (my parents despise when I do this and think that everything should be rinsed out) it’s also nice to spice things up a bit. Here are five of my favorite ways to do just that:
1. Literally spice it up!
At work, our chef sometimes likes to put a little cayenne pepper on our watermelon for a little kick and it’s my favorite only because it’s a little bit of an unexpected surprise. Try it on watermelon and pineapple and this recipe also suggests using a little lime juice as well.
Happy National Donut Day y’all! More importantly though, why aren’t we celebrating donuts every day? When I was growing up, my parents would always surprise my friends and I with donuts the next day if we had a sleepover at my house and it was the best treat. I’m a huge fan of the generic chocolate and allover sugar donuts, but these days, donuts are starting to look a lot prettier. Almost too pretty to eat… Here are 5 of my favorite looking donuts. I don’t always know what they taste like, but they sure are nice to look at!
Lemon poppy seed donuts w/ vanilla glaze [Comfort of Cooking]
A friend actually once gave me this same advice with regards to a break-up.
“These are going to be your hardest days, but make sure to have days where you cut yourself some slack and give yourself a break”
“How do I do that?”
“By doing something that just makes you happy whether that’s spending time with other people, having a nice meal, reading a book, or just being happy on your own”
When I first moved into my place, I was completely set on building myself a little frame wall. After all, I had saved up these pins on Pinterest just waiting to do this and putting my ideas to work. When I lived in my studio, I had experimented with all sorts of decorating ideas. My first year, I was really into paper. I had put up a quote that I had seen once and cut the letters out of paper and taped them straight onto the wall. Straight elementary school. I think friends of mine thought it was a little bit weird, but I was completely excited about it because I had never decorated my own place or room before! The second year, I cut out a bunch of black cardstock that I was going to use as frames for photos, but then thought – let me see if I can do this alternatively and instead hung string over them and used clothes pins to hang photos over the cardstock. See what I did there? I had doublesided taped those cardstock pieces to my wall and when I moved out and took them down they ripped the paint off. Happy to say that I’ve upgraded now and am hopefully smarter at decorating! I’m working on adding to my frame wall tomorrow after my trip to West Elm so this post comes at a good time. Yes, I’ll be nailing things into the wall and I’m terrified, but here are some other ideas that I’m considering in the future if this current idea just doesn’t work out.
1. Shelving [Enter the Loft]
Would you believe that I have never had a true Cinco de Mayo celebration?! College doesn’t really count when it’s just a Cinco de Mayo themed party. I’m actually looking forward to celebrating this year if I get the chance though I don’t have any plans lined up yet. While most people are looking forward to the drinks, I’m always looking forward to the food. Here are just a few recipes that I think would contribute to the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party and that will keep your guests fed and happy.
Roasted Strawberry Margarita via Style Me Pretty
Because every party NEEDS to start with a drink.