Friday Favorites

The boys’ finished up their first camp of the summer, and they had the best time! This weekend we are having dinner with friends, testing out my parents’ new pool, and getting new hardwood floors put in our bedroom! It’s going to be a busy weekend! I got several more lesson plans outlined for the Fall this week, and I’m hoping to get my July course ready to go while they are putting in the hardwood floors today! In between driving kids to camp, watching Octonauts with my niece, and lesson planning, here are some of my favorites for the week.

I’ve started watching Racheal Ray in the afternoons and I’ve got this meal on my list for next week.

Traveling journals….this has inspired me to start including some collage elements for the photo books of our trips.

All the beaches in Honolulu to visit.

Almost finished with Hickory Dickory Dock.

Take a walk.

True words.

Summer palette perfection.

I’ve got this T-shirt and skirt in my cart waiting for JCrew to have a sale.

My favorite yoga practice of the week.

And finally, a lesson in making chilaquiles.

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Rachael’s Pumpkin Soup

So I haven’t been creating many recipes of my own lately. Between work, birthday parties, and oh yeah being a Mom I found myself out of just about everything this weekend and trying to figure out if I could get away with waiting to go grocery shopping until Monday. This is due to my absolute refusal to grocery shop on the weekend unless it is completely necessary. I do understand that people need to grocery shop on the weekend, in fact most people grocery shop on the weekend. However, since I do not have to grocery shop on the weekend I make it a point to try to wait it out until the week, and even early in the morning to avoid crowds, so I can shop in peace (ha! with a one year old). So as our pantry was getting pretty empty this weekend, we had various dishes of fish sticks, muffins, and eggs (except for our little love bug, who always eats better than we do!)

I digress. In my attempt to have better dishes this week I was looking around food network and came across a recipe that is a favorite of mine and especially fitting for this time of year. If you haven’t tried this soup before, you need to. I started making it as part of Thanksgiving lunch four years ago and even the pickiest eaters have tried it, gone back for seconds, and love it. So here’s the link for that delicious recipe: Rachael Ray’s Pumpkin Soup.

Here’s a picture…of its deliciousness!

Rachael Ray's Pumpkin Soup
Rachael Ray's Pumpkin Soup
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