one. USA World Cup
Yesterday my Mom, Annabelle, and I went to watch USA play Germany in the World Cup at Mellow Mushroom. Granted USA lost, they still advanced to the next round! Next Tuesday they play Belgium at 4pm. I don’t think I will be out anywhere watching the game, but Annabelle and I will surely be cheering on our country from the comfort of our living room!
two. blackened shrimp tacos
These were SO delicious and the easiest to make… I took the shrimps tails off, deveined them, and then let them sit in cold salty water in the fridge for an hour. I drained them, coated them with Cajun’s Choice Blackened Seasoning, and cooked them in a tablespoon of melted Earth Balance Butter in a hot cast iron skillet. The taco has roasted asparagus, shrimps, raw broccoli slaw, fresh avocado chunks, and a teensy bit of salsa. Mmm mmm mmm.
three. crab dresses
My Mom found the MOST adorable crab dress for Annabelle to wear when we go to Cape Cod at a shop here in Georgia. With actual rope straps and the cutest buttons on the back, I just know Annabelle is going to look precious. We also bought the matching diaper cover with a crab on the tush. The dress is by Mud Pie.
four. wine aerator
The other night my Mom opened a bottle of wine and asked if I had an aerator… I asked, “Why?” of course, and she replied, “They make the wine taste a million times better.” So we picked up this little diddy at Publix for $9.99 and holy smokes, it works! I poured a regular glass and then one I had aerated and was amazed by the difference in taste. I mean, I always knew if you let your wine breathe a little it is better, but this handy dandy tool does the trick.
five. Sophie the Giraffe
Ahhh the elusive Sophie. The $23 squeaky teether all babies love for some crazy reason. We finally picked up a Sophie for Annabelle. She loves to lick her feets and eat her head. When we squeak her, Annabelle’s eyes get HUGE and then she grabs for it. It’s quite cute.