Pie Fest

What a fun week it’s been, filled with ALL the 4th of July festivity-ness, because there’s nothing like breaking the work week up with a holiday to make things go a little smoother.

Bookend-ed vacation days for the win!

I hope your 4th of July was safe and so well spent. Our day consisted of pool time, golfing, and relaxing with friends. We also got some good laughs at the daring individuals who entered the belly flop competition of whom we were certainly not one even though we totally qualify #buddhabellies. As usual, the fireworks did not disappoint, because when has a fireworks display EVER disappointed this girl?

So much good food was to be had, especially if you were the winner of this contest. Or maybe not so much food is a better thing????!!!

Thanks to my still-a-punk-rocker-rockin’-dude of a husband, The Clash crashed the Country Club as any non-conformist would do on the 4th of July. My embroidered pink flowered floppy hat and preppy striped swimsuit made up for his bad boy ways.

Ali Smudge bathing beauty

But then we had a scene straight from Invasion of the Body Snatchersbecause who the heck stole my baby girl and replaced her with this 6-foot-tall leggy beauty in her dreamy clout goggles ala Kurt Cobain’s penchant for them…and punk hits the country club once again!! But still, she’s rocking my world because she’s simply growing up, and it’s honestly a little crazy to see in action. But she sure knows how to float that gold glitter-filled tube in style IMHO. p.s. get 20% off the tube when you enter SPARKLER at checkout.

This holiday you guys went crazy on the blog making the classics like my mom’s Best Potato Salad recipe, my Classic Macaroni Salad with this Grilled Corn Salad with Tomato and Avocado.

For our firecrackin’ dinner at home, I made my husband’s new favorite Creamy Dilled Red Potato Salad, a new Instant Pot Rib recipe coming your way next week, grilled corn on the cob with all the flavored butters, and a new bean salad recipe I have been craving to make homemade for at least five years and is another recipe coming your way.

Earlier in the week I baked my dad his favorite Four Berry Pie but totally missed the boat on making star cut-outs instead of what looks to be half moons above? What was I thinking??? Obviously I wasn’t. So I added some stars to my pie anyway (nothing a little photoshop can’t help 🙂 )

Summer is in full swing, and I have to say, all the foodie things are looking good, gooder, and goodest here on the blog!

Tonight I’ll be reminiscing over my 8th grade heartaches and will be swaying and singing along to my very most favorite love song band, AIR SUPPLY, in concert before hitting the black jack tables with my husband and my dad while my mom wonders how she ever got involved in all of this. Because I’m all outta love and I can’t live without you. 🙂 EEEK. This is going to be epic.

And what’s this??? All Outta Love is on the Deadpool soundtrack???!! Man, I am out of it.

However, now for your own listening enjoyment…

But enough about me, let’s dig into what you came for…this week’s list of Friday Faves.

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