Happy Monday, friends! I cannot believe it’s time for another Inspire Me Monday link-up.
This weekend flew right by and was full of family and friends as well as good food and drinks. That sounds super cheesy, but it’s true.
Friday Dave and I met some friends at Chili’s in Nebraska where we had margaritas and their table side guacamole. They literally come to your table and make the guac there. I felt so fancy.
Saturday we were able to drive to Kansas City for my little brother’s housewarming party. Him and his boyfriend are both engineers, so you can imagine how amazing his house is. I joked that they are living in a castle.
They made some amazing hummus: a sundried tomato hummus, roasted red pepper hummus and a tasty jalapeño hummus. Of course I liked the little labels the best.
(like my “selfie?”)
I brought my brother some dry red wine, but my taste isn’t quite so sophisticated yet. I brought the sweetest little four-pack of pink bubbly moscato for myself (and sister and mom who share my sweeter taste). I swear I’m working towards the red wines…just not quite yet.
We had a great time and I’m super happy (slash jealous of) for my little bro!
Sunday we were back in Nebraska for Mother’s Day and I had this idea in my head that we needed to make some chocolate covered strawberries. I had seen them while I was surfing Instagram (that’s a thing, right?) not once, but twice and became obsessed with the idea. Not that chocolate covered strawberries are a new thing…I just got really excited to try it!
Instagram-Inspired Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I rounded up my sisters and we proceeded to make a huge mess of almond bark, fruit and sprinkles in my dad’s kitchen (much to his dismay). And some of the berries even turned out alright.
They are super simple to make, if not a little time consuming. Just follow the directions on the almond bark to melt it, rinse and pat the berries dry and get to dipping and decorating! Waxed paper is also handy to let the almond bark/chocolate dry on.
They were a hit with Mama Sue and Grandma K. And my adorable nephew.
Okay…onto link-up stuff!
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Are you kidding me?? Yes please!!
This looks so refreshing and I really have been wanting to try chia seeds in my smoothies!
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This was an interesting read and one that I know some parents should read. Allowing kids to make mistakes is a huge part of teaching them independence. There’s not always someone following you around in the real world cleaning up after you.
Well, that’s all from me! I’m headed to “the farm” today and then Colorado Wednesday for some relaxing with Mr Dave Cakes and Blend Retreat. I’m already worn out, ha! Have a great week, friends!
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