Hello and Happy Friday! How’s your week been? I hope it’s been swell. We have had quite a few thunderstorms and severe weather causing a bit of havoc in Northwest Arkansas lately. I’ve always enjoyed the Spring thunderstorms, though. The only thing I do not enjoy is the damage that may come with them.
Just yesterday I was driving with my mother to check out a wedding venue and a scattered thunderstorm came out of nowhere while we were driving towards the venue on the highway. The wind almost had the heavy rain coming down completely sideways. And then…the hail. Oh, the hail. I swear, Northwest Arkansas gets SO MUCH hail every year. I was devastated because we were driving MY car. Not cool, Mother Nature.
Luckily we managed to find a business off to the side of the road that seemed closed and had a covered parking area for my mother and I to pull my car into while we waited out the storm. About four or five minutes later and the storm was gone, just as quickly as it had swept in.
The wedding venue walk-through still went on without a hitch. Wade and I haven’t picked out our wedding venue yet and are just beginning to browse around. My goal is to pick our wedding venue before we move to Texas this June or July.
In other exciting news, I did manage to check one thing off of the wedding planning list…
I SAID YES TO THE DRESS!
Along with checking out a wedding venue yesterday, my mother and I made an appointment to come back to the bridal store where I had found my YES! dress and figure out the order specifications to my size and measurements. Yay! I cannot wait to receive my own wedding dress!
Other recent events include a whole slew of tasty eats and treats lately. Including these beautifully decorated fruits on a large fruit table at a recent friend’s wedding.
Today, my mother and I were invited to a dinner at my great friend, Ashley’s, house with her husband Nick. I’m going to teach Ashley how to make a key lime pie for dessert to go with our dinner. She wanted some more hands-on practice at making desserts. I said count me in! Especially if pie is involved!
I’ll leave you with my favorite links of the week and a quote to pause and ponder, if you will. Have a good one!
Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies by Running with Spoons
Naturally Sweetened Orange Coconut Muffins by Cotter Crunch
Salmon Sweet Potato Cakes by The Little Honey Bee
Low fat, Gluten-free, Grain-free Flourless Black Bean Brownie Cake by Southern-in-Law
What Happens to your Body when you Sit all Day by RawStory
How To Know If You Have Tight Ankles & 5 Exercises To Increase Ankle Range Of Motion by Lifting Revolution
Good Eats: The Healthy Kitchen Shopping List by Lauren Conrad
No Two Eaters are the Same by The Real Life RD
You Might Be a Healthy Living Blogger If… by Clean Eats, Fast Feets (<<<THIS article was the best. Just plain awesome.)
The BEST Wedding Gifts by Peanut Butter Fingers
10 Questions Not to Ask a Food Blogger by Hummusappien
Can We Guess Your Taste in Men Based on Your Taste in Food? by Buzzfeed