Our First Wedding Anniversary

Why hello everyone!!!! I wanted to share a quick post on this fabulous Monday morning and give a quick shout out to my husband T, #CoachT, “Dy”… my most common names for him! 😉 I can’t believe it’s been one year since I began on this journey with the man of my dreams, my husband!! I honestly don’t know where the time went!  I’ve heard many people say how the first year can be rough and whatnot, especially since we did not live together prior to getting married but I can honestly say it has been SO much fun! I think as the days go by, I realize more and more God’s plan for my life by putting T in it and I feel so lucky to be going through life with him! Prior to getting married, I knew I loved him but I think now I notice more of the details and the little things that make him perfect for me! 🙂
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 Anyway! I can’t wait to relive the day (to the best we can!) by popping in our wedding video, putting the wedding dress back on LOL and of course, we are also going to cut into our cake that has been in our freezer the past year! My mom was sure to wrap it in like the maximum freezer wrap possible so hoping it is edible now that a year has gone by! ;). So something kindof interesting… I take a ton of pictures.. Like a TON.  I just love documenting the many things T and I do. If you asked T, he would probably tell you he despises photos at this point but let me tell ya, we have A LOT of laughs looking back!! I have actually been pulling up pictures each day from my iPhone to show T what we were doing on the same day, last year in preparation for our wedding.  It’s been so much fun. 
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 Since our anniversary is on a Monday, we celebrated last night with a delicious scallop meal, my FAVORITE! And then we are heading out to dinner this weekend then heading on vacation in a few weeks. I have this thing where I can’t celebrate occasions on weekdays…. something about it just bothers me; so we will have an extended celebration over the next few weekends! 🙂
I am posting this clip here which I have probably watched thousands of times at this rate. Such a magical day! <3 anyway!! Off to work! Here’s to many more anniversaries! Love you T!!!

Garden Fresh Pesto

Hi everyone and welcome back!  Summer has been a ton of fun so far, yet super crazy!  I cannot believe it is already August!  I have not written as much on the blog as I have wanted to, but I’ve had a lot of other exciting things going on with the business.  I started partnering with a few companies, I have a workout series going out to subscribers <– (get on here if you are not one!) along with all of the other usual craziness between work and running a household!  Today, I am sharing one of my favorites, Pesto! 

This year, T and I grew a few of our favorite herbs and while it took a while for them to grow, (maybe forgetting to water them once or twice) they are in full force this month looking better than EVER! This, of course, excites me SO much as I just love heading out my back door to pick my own herbs instead of heading to the store to buy them!  I would call us rookie gardeners this year but we hope to graduate out of our pots next year as T already has carved out a little place in our backyard for our next garden!  

basil for pesto

Many of our typical summer meals include chicken & fish, keeping a clean diet but not boring.  Pesto is one way I have found to make something like chicken and salmon much more exciting.  Adding a little on top of either protein makes it so much more delicious and definitely makes me more satisfied.  It is also super easy and it has been nice to come home and cook up a meal that is done in a short time.  T is in charge of our grilling and I am usually whipping up some yummy side dishes inside and in no time we are done!  If you desire to eat healthy but are in the mood to spice things up a bit, you will love this recipe!

While I have had many variations of pesto over my lifetime, whether it be out at restaurants (typically over pasta, before I went gluten-free) or whatever, I always come back to this recipe as being my all-time FAVORITE.  Some are too oily… some lack flavor!.. you get it! Nothing beats this recipe! 

Okay, hope you enjoy!

Pesto Sauce
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  1. 2 Cups basil
  2. 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  3. 2 tbsp pignoli nuts
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1/2 tsp pepper
  7. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  8. Chicken broth
  1. Combine ingredients except for the chicken broth and pulse/chop in blender or food processor. Be careful not to puree as you want to see pieces of chopped basil.
  2. Add small amounts of chicken broth if you want to thin the pesto down a bit. You may also add a little bit of light cream if you wish to. I love it without it but it is an option!
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