Saturday Stuff, edition 26


-Hi Guys! Lets start with the good. Something so excited has been happening behind the scenes and now that it is out in the universe, I can finally share it with you!!! Way back when I was doing all of that elusive “traveling” last Spring and early summer, I was actually doing stuff. There was filming CTK and there was also the prep for THIS!

Myself and a couple of dear friends are in the September issue of BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN MAGAZINE!!!!

And even more exciting still, (as if that were possible) is that I have been named a 2015 STYLEMAKER for BHG!


It is such a big deal to me and I am so excited to let you know. I wrote a whole blog post about it for the BHG blog Dish Delish and I will share the link when it is out so you can see my take on what happened behind the scenes. In the mean time, if you grab the magazine, all of the appetizer recipes in the photo spread are mine.


-In less awesome news: If you didn’t see this the other day- here is how my week has gone. On Monday, a knife fell off the counter and directly into the base of my big toe. (I WAS wearing shoes- Nike’s to be precise.) I damaged one tendon and severed the other. I had surgery to repair the tendons and close the puncture wound which was very deep. I have been through some painful things in my life, but I have to admit- this was up there. I think it is just the nature of it being the foot? It is such a nerve center. Plus there is just like NO padding! My goodness, it has been a hard week.

I have a few weeks where there is NO weight at all on my left foot, so I am on crutches. I think as I am tapering off the pain pills my claustrophobia is setting in just for being so immobile. I am going to have Pete go get me one of those scooter things this weekend so that I can kind of get back to doing some normal stuff.

I have no real idea what I am looking at for recovery yet, but it’s not great. I think I am kind of in denial about the whole thing happening to be honest. I try to look at every situation, good or bad and find the lesson in it. So far I haven’t gotten further than “always wear your kitchen clogs.” But I am hopeful that there was a greater reason for all of this happening at this moment, because it has been difficult.


-My parents took off for a weekend get-away to the beach, and since I am not even capable of looking after the children, my sweet mother-in-law came and got the children for a Friday at the beach plus an overnight. I am totally looking forward to just only worrying about myself and the dog and watching a movie with Pete and then crashing without worrying about the whole bed time routine. But deep down, I wish I was at the beach too. Actually I just wish I could walk. But Anyways…


-With all of this time on my hands and all of the pain killers in my system I blogged less this week (sorry!) but I have been having oh so much fun on pinterest! My favorite boards right now are my inspiration board and then it’s a toss up between breakfast and salads. Please let me know who your favorites are to follow on pinterest or share  a link to your favorite board.


OK, Here are my favorite links from around the web this week:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches- Gluten Free. I am so inspired. I am going to make these GF and Vegan ASAP. Can’t wait.

Most of the time I  am totally at peace with my food allergies. And then I see Pretzel Cinnamini Rolls.

Also there are these Blueberry Pie Donuts. I could just die.

Um. What’s wrong with me!?? I can’t get enough sugar right now! These Millionaires Chex Bars are just drool worthy.

Caramelized Pork Tacos need to be in my life and in my tummy. Now.

You know I can’t get enough of those zucchini noodles. Check out pretty these Grilled Flank Steak with Zucchini Noodles are.


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