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Monday Mind Melt

Hey everybody! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! It was beautiful here, almost 90 degrees and the kids got some fun sprinkler time in! In case you missed my previous Monday Mind Melt (MMM), this is where I dump my recent brain ramblings that don’t constitute an entire post.

  • Have you guys seen New Girl? I know we’re late in the game on this once but we have recently started watching it on Netflix and we are obsessed! I have always loved Zooey Deschanel, but her character, Jess, is so good. There are so many things about her that I find relatable to my own life. She does these awkward, crazy things that I either have done or could see myself doing.

After two years of fighting, Fox, WME, Peter Chernin and showrunner Elizabeth Meriwether fend off copyright claims.via

Plus, her fashion is always so cute! Vintage dresses with quirky prints and the fringe on her hair! Too much. If you haven’t already, and you love a good comedy, check this one out. Not too many shows give me full-on belly laughs, but this one, this is good. If you have any other good Netflix recommendations, let me know.

NEW GIRL: Zooey Deschanel returns as Jess in season seven of NEW GIRL.                                                                         via

  • I have had some serious success with my flowers so far this year. I feel like I have finally figured out when to water and how much to water each one. Just keep in mind, this is our fifth summer in this house and I’m just now figuring this one out … yikes! Painful to admit, but I’m loving it and I’m hoping this chartreuse thumb turns full on forest green soon. I’m also going to take a stab at my first salsa garden this year. Flowers are one thing, but things that are edible sound so much more intimidating.  Here’s to hoping for the best!


  • Does anyone else lose their appetite during the summer? And maybe loss of appetite isn’t the right way to put it. But I definitely crave lighter dishes where I don’t have to be in the kitchen over the stove as much. Do any of you have any fun summer recipes you could share? One of our family’s favorite things right now are rice bowls – whether it’s a burrito bowl or a teriyaki chicken bowl or (pick your poison here) chicken bowl. I throw the chicken in the slow cooker and add the appropriate spices depending on which bowl we’re doing. Our kids love them and we love them and they are easy to take on our patio for dinner.  Let me know if you’d like me to share one of these recipes in a future post!
  • Speaking of our patio, it is our favorite place this time of year. We haven’t fully “finished” it yet, but every part of our house is always a work in progress. I would love to add a rug under the table. The other side of our patio houses the barbecue and some lounge chairs. I will be working on that side soon to add a little pizzazz and make it less blah. But it is so serene back here and our covered patio was so worth it!

DSC_0196lantern(similar) | rug(similar)

DSC_0190chairs | planters | table

Those are some of the very very many waves traveling through my brain currently. I hope you have an amazing Monday. Stay true to yourself and share some love today.

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