Ahh, the good ol’ days of SNL…before Tina Fey left Amy Poehler in all her prego-ness for dreams of 30 different kinds of rock or something…
Wait, where was I going with this?? Oh yeah, MY weekend…
I actually had one of the best weekend’s that I’ve had in a LONG time even though it didn’t seem like it was going to be in the beginning. Remember how I said I was going to “try” to sleep in on Saturday? Ha! Well, guess who rolled over at the stroke of 6:ooAM?!
Yeah, this girl!
All was not lost though…I decided to make the best out of my morning! After a fueling breakfast I went on a long walk before the temperatures got too high and then made my weekly appearance at the farmer’s market!
A pond scum-esce smoothie topped with brown rice crisps and flax, toast with coconut butter and blooby jam, and of course my daily java!
Why oh why did it take having to see Megan’s breakfast one morning for me to top toast with coconut butter and jam! I have seriously been missing out!
After my farmer’s market run, I set out on an adventure!
I spotted a Saint Bernard!
I found a Luna Bar for super cheap!
And I crossed over Lake Barkley!
All on my way to see the people you have to thank for bringing me into this world! 😉
My mom and dad recently placed their camper on a permanent campsite in a beautiful area close to Lake Barkley. It’s about 1.5 drive from my house, but Saturday was the perfect day for a long peaceful drive! Besides the humidity, I couldn’t have asked for a better day for it!
Speaking of humidity, as soon as I got to my parent’s campsite, I dove head first into the nice cold kombucha I had packed!
I let my mom and dad have a taste…yeah, let’s just say they’re not the signing up for the fan club of fermented tea! Oh well, just means more for me! 🙂
chilling sweating for a while and having more fun than is reasonably allowed with a bug zapper, we had a little visitor!
Meet “Little Bit”, the neighbor’s teacup chihuahua puppy. Isn’t she just adorable?!?!
I seriously wanted to stick her in my purse and smuggle her home!
I wish I could say I got my puppy fix, but I didn’t!
I want one sooo bad!
After trying unsuccessfully to make a squirrel-ish costume for Little Bit in order to sneak her out of the campsite with me, I suddenly realized I was starving!
We fired up the grill and had a delicious dinner in no time flat!
Beef burger topped with bacon and jalapeno cheese, grilled squash, bread ‘n buttah pickle x 2 and some good ol’ beets!
Mmm, mmm, mmm!
And what better way to end a hot night than with some juicy watermelon!
Oh yeah, I’m a watermelon-eatin’ pro!
On the way home, after all day of sweating outside, I started to wonder…
Good question Big Ben…good question!
To save this post from getting obnoxiously long, you’ll just have to wait for tomorrow to hear about my lovely Sunday! 😉
What are your top 5 foods that just scream SUMMER?
1. Ice Cream/Fro-yo
3. BBQ (family tradition)
4. Grilled Veggies
5. Traditional potato salad (oh yeah, that yellow stuff that G’ma used to make! You know what I’m talking about!)
I am a watermelon champion, too! my grandpa and I used to have challenges – watermelon and corn on the cob 🙂
I am always up SUPER early when I don’t have to be… and that dog!! *SO* stinkin cute!
Take in your lovely, warm weather as much as you can…. as it’s coming west this weekend 🙂 hehe. It’s been on the cool side down here, not so summer- ish!
Glad you had a lovely weekend with the fam!
This might sound random and weird, but did you play piano or anything when you were younger? You have piano player fingers lol :)! Or maybe it’s just how you were holding the watermelon? Anywho you look like you had so much fun! It’s so sweet of you to go on that long of a drive to see your parents!
Oh my gosh, I was just telling Megan (Oatmeal Diaries) yesterday that I get that ALL the time! Unfortunately, my only piano playing skill is Twinkle Twinkle as learned on my little sister’s toddler xylophone! Haha! I really do wish I could play though…or at least palm a basketball! 😉 LOL!
Mmmm pond scum smoothies! I had one today for the first time in foreverrr and it was so so good. Pineapple, cantaloupe, grilled veggies, ice cream, and lemonade scream summer to me!
what a fun weekend! WHAT A CUTE PUPPY!! oh my goodnes- cuddle bunny!
3. cold apples
4. gahhh wahh i cnt think of anymore!
Lovely pics! I know that you had a secret comrade riding shotgun, though. You would never put yourself and other drivers in danger by shooting pictures while driving 😉 (I jest, I jest.) Looks like a fun Saturday!
Summer: fresh fruit and produce, iced coffee, melons (even though I dislike them! haha) uhhhh i don’t know what else…lol.
Oh well, you know, I took a minor detour, had Tiger undergo a quick procedure to get equipped with opposable thumbs, and he manned the camera the whole ride! He takes some pretty good shots for a cat with paws fresh out of surgery, huh?? Lol!
I’d have to say fro yo, coleslaw, sangria (it counts), macaroni salad, and pickles!
i want that puppy and that watermelon and well, everything. Such a good weekend. Well deserved play time!
i love things all tiny… what a cutieeeee!!
Mom and dad don’t like fermented deliciousnss? What’s wrong with them?
I know! Such haters!
Fun weekend! I MUST HAVE THAT DOG!! My foods are for sure pineapple, cherries, corn on the cob, iced green tea (food?) and veggie BLT’s!
I’d have to agree with all 5 of your foods that scream summer besides the last one! My family never did the whole American potato salad thing. Not big on Mayo based foods. I’d have to add corn on the cob! 🙂
AWH!!!! Little Bit is such a cutie!! 😀
YAY for Watermelon!
Okay. I’m admittedly usually not a puppy person but my -omg-i-want-puppy hormones went bonkers when I looked at that dog. He’s even tinier looking when you hold him!
mini dogs are apparently my cup of tea?
love bargain food for serious!
top five foods that scream summer?
3. cold salads
4. grilled things
5. cold drinks/ice tea
I. want. that. puppy. Omigosh. Actually, I’m more of a big dog person, so I’d probably take the St. Bernard over the Chi, but small dogs sure are cute to look at and temporarily play with.
My top 5 summer foods would beeee…. melons, ice cream, roasted marshmallows, kabobs, aaaaand gummy bears 😀
That little doggie is so cute! Summer is definitely in full swing here–we have grilled out a few times which to me, always signals summertime 🙂
P.S. Your watermelon eating skills are impressive!
that dog is SO CUTE! and coconut butter with jam is next on my list–YUM!
I am officially craving a pickle and watermelon right now, thanks to your post. 🙂 And love your list of summery foods…I would also add corn on the cobb!
Oh, I hope not together! Then people would start looking at you like they look at me! 😉
Ugh, how could I forget corn on the cobb?! I still have yet to try it grilled…my next mission in life! Haha!
Wahhh Little Bit!! 🙂 I love mini dogs. When I visited my grandparents over the weekend, we went for a walk, and we saw the cutest 10 month old dachschund named Penny! such a sweetie. I saw her earlier when she was a few weeks old, so even tinier!
Awww! Dachschund pups are the cutest!
Super cute doggie and picture of you with the little cutie.
Dude, grilled veggies are the shit. Yum.
Coconut butter + jam = Ahhhmazing! Glad you liked it 😀
Looks like you had a fun day girl.
1. Coconut milk ice cream
2. grilled veggies
4. grilled veggie burgers
5. all the rest of the summer foods 😉
grilled BB chicken
cucumber salad (mom’s of course)
Ohh, my mom makes a mean cuc salad too!
I’m gong on a watermelon hunt tomorrow… and while i’m at it rawberry kombucha too.
is that not the smallest pup alive!? omg omg omg! so cute! you need a puppy =)
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons
Oh my gosh, that was the first strawberry kombucha I’ve had…I think that one and the citrus are now my two favorite flavors! Mmmm!
That was by far the BEST watermelon I’ve had in a long time! So sweet and juicy! Hope you find a good one…otherwise this is me just rubbing it in! Haha!
wow what a cute chihuahua puppy you have there…I also want to have a puppy like that too =)
I totally agree with the summer foods! I am wondering where summer went too. It seems to be winter here again- in the 60s all week! I want hot weather again 🙁
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