Technically, it's Sunday. 
I love this little monster so much, I could eat her. 
It's good to be home.

+ note: I completely didn't know that Lillies were toxic to cats! They have since been taken outside, and no kitties were harmed.



The heat wave you all keep hearing about on the East Coast is real and we are all super cranky about it. I can't emphasis how much I loathe humid, sticky, thick air. I'm guaranteed to get migraines (in this case, every single day for the past five days), and it seems that I've picked up nice little jawn of food poisoning along the way. While I'm slowly making my way out of the darken rooms I've spent the majority of my week in, let's enjoy some (non-migraine) snippets from my recent vacation in Florida. Plus succulents. Succulents make everything better.

If you've noticed the blog has it's own little makeover, if you will. I am enjoying the minimalism that is the base of this template, mixed with simple links and golden social media icons. Plus super effing big photos! It doesn't hurt to mention that this template was purchased at PinkandLola on Etsy. She has other great items and all you have to do is download the file. Easy, I like that. What do you think?

I've been granted a VSCO Grid so that link is now available, too! If you have a grid of your own, leave the link in the comments I'd love to visit!



My thoughts on food this Summer is easy. Keep it simple, light, and refreshing. I don't want to spend any more time melting in the kitchen than I have to.

But before all that, it's great to have a go-to recipe that works with just about anything, can easily be put together, and is ridiculously tasty. Four ingredients. That's all you need.

Summer Salsa with Mango 
1 ripe mango, cut into bite size chunks
Juice from 1 lime + the zest
1 small white onion diced
A handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Each ingredient can be added in the amount that suits your taste. Simply toss all together in a bowl and chill until ready to use. It is addicting. I don't think I'll ever go back to a jar salsa again. If you like a little extra heat, add some Chalula sauce.

Also - having a problem chopping up that mango? You are not alone, I have destroyed many mangos in my time. Until I found this great video showing you how to cut a mango properly.