SBC: Top Highlights of my Summer

Is today seriously Wednesday? I am all over the place, not my norm.  I have been a day ahead all week.  That may give you an idea of how busy this week has been! Okay, so today’s challenge was a day in the life.  I will be doing that post tomorrow!

I thought I would jump back to my top highlights of my Summer.  This Summer has truly been full of vacations, friends, fun date nights, and lots of fun! What more could you ask for?!
So, I’ll let my pictures speak for themselves.  
pool 2
 
pool
 
vegas
 
4th of july
 
family
 
birthday
 
mom
 
pirate
 
shower
 
beach
 
pool 3
 
beach 2
 
ferris wheel
 
beach 4
 
4th wedding
 
date
 
sunset
 
Okay, I think I need to stop. I could just keep uploading more pics! So many highlights….Vegas, my mom’s surprise party, family, weddings, the beach, my cute guy, some fun date nights…and more!!! And, my trip to Charleston, SC will have its own post! 
What are some highlights from your summer?!?

Summer Salads

Hello Hello!

I don’t want Summer to end, ever. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the season change.  I’m just not ready.  Now, its only July 29th, I need to chill out.  We still have plenty of time of Summer left.  But this morning in Pittsburgh, it is CHILLY! Just wanted to share my concern!

Okay, now that my rant is over.  I have made so many light and fresh summer salads! I love all of summer’s plentiful fruits and veggies, especially at the farmers markets around town. I always try to make a summer salads on Sunday’s, then I have it all week to throw fish or chicken on top! Such an easy way to eat healthy throughout the week. 
 Here are some of mine and some I have found around the web! 
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Summer Chickpea salad
Greek Orzo Salad–I have no recipe for this. But let me tell you, it was awesome! Nick loved it too! Whole wheat orzo, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, green onions, salt, pepper, fresh basil, ton’s of fresh lemon juice, and olive oil…I then topped it with tooooo much feta! I added a big scoop of this salad on top of a big bed of arugula! It was perfect! 
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Edamame and black bean salad–My mom has made this salad all summer! So simple…Edamame, black beans, corn, peppers, tomatoes, quinoa, lime juice, and tons of cilantro! I often make this without the edamame! 
Caprese–Nick and I have been obsessed with caprese everything! Salads, paninis, appetizers, toast! What could possibly go wrong with delicious mozzarella cheese, fresh garden tomatoes, and fresh picked basil!?!
Here is a spin to typical caprese…Head over to ValSoCal to check out this recipe! 
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YUM!!! 
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How good does that salad look…its on my list to try! I need to buy a spiral maker, like now!   Check out the recipe from A House in the Hills 
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Triple Berry Summer salad from Iowa Girl Eats, this may be dinner tonight! Looks so gooooood! 
God, I love Pinterest! There are so many amazing salads out there! I encourage you to make your own. I often just throw whatever I have in my fruit/veggie bowl in a salad! Have fun with it and enjoy! 
 

Whats your go to summer salad?