Photo Fun Day Friday

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I absolutely LOVE the summer. I love the extra hours of light, how much we get to see everyone we know since there is an event or party every time you turn around, I love all the outdoor activities I can get myself into, and the list goes on and on. However, I don’t know about you guys, but by August, I start to get a little tired. In Buffalo so much of the year is cold and dreary, ok let’s be honest we can actually have snow on the ground for nearly 4 or 5 months straight, so by the time summer comes we are all craving some time out, we are longing to sit on patios, float in pools, sail on boats, picnic, hike, you name it.

With the extreme heat this summer coupled with the very busy schedule of cramming it all in, this week I hit a wall where I feel a bit overwhelmed and I needed to slow it down a bit. I tried to not make too many plans during this week since we had/have a handful of very jam packed busy weekends. We have had a insane number of weddings, showers, birthday parties, picnics, etc and it seems that August is shaping up to be the busiest of them all. Though with all of that being said, I have really been enjoying every minute of it and with our pending move across the country (whenever we sell the house) I am cherishing each moment and every celebration. Soon those will all be so far away and I know I will be missing it all greatly. Here is a little glimpse of the last two magical, fun filled weeks.

Photo Fun Day Friday
Me and my late, YiaYia (Greek for Grandma) – a cherished photo that is on display in our bedroom that I look at every morning when I wake up.

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Our little mini-booth set up at the Buffalo BookFest at the Western New York Book Arts Collaborative.

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A print I picked while at the WNYBAC. I have been in love with this print for some time now. It is a reproduction of a WWI era print produced by the US Department of Agriculture. I love how every word of it still rings true today. I cannot wait to hang this in our new place.

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A bachelorette sailing trip for our good friend Erika.

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The bride-to-be, Erika.

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A little picnic before going hiking at Bond Lake Park with Mark and Seri. I made guacamole and a simple Mexican-inspired quinoa salad.

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Seri enjoying the view at Bond Lake.

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Pooped from the hike.

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An impromptu beach trip with my little sis, Vicky.

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Jpeg decided to make my mousepad his napping spot for a few hours one day.

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We finally made it to the movies to see the Dark Knight Rises. So good. Have you seen it?

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I have a serious obsession/collection of 1950’s/60’s cookbooks. I love all of the illustrations. These are by the great Charley Harper for Betty Crocker’s Dinner for Two Cookbook.

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Story time with my beautiful niece Teagan.

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A purple bell pepper from our Porter Farms CSA share.

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It hit 98ยบ this past Sunday so we invited ourselves to my Aunt and Uncle’s house and spent the day in the pool. Best thing ever!

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My mom’s amazing Pyrex that she received as a wedding shower gift. I call it vintage, she doesn’t like that word though ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kelly from the Spunky Coconut so nicely sent me a copy of her new cook book and I am obsessed. Just made a batch of chocolate ice cream inspired by her’s last night. AMAZING! You need this cookbook.

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We reprinted our popular “I Believe in Magic” silkscreened art print this week.

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A new gluten-free beer that I came across at Wegmans this week. I am now obsessed. So deliciously different.

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A little sneak at the screen of my computer this week. Fun little project that combines my two loves of design and healthy eating. Can’t wait to share more with you guys!

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8 Responses

  1. Kristina says:

    Jason tried a New Planet at Native Foods the other day! not raspberry, though… if you ever run across a Widmer Omission, give that one a try (the have both IPA and a lager). one of the best gluten free beers I’ve tried. put a blindfold on me and I’d not know the difference.

    I LOVE that print!! I want one for MY new kitchen ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I love the pup photos – especially the one from behind – too cute.

    that purple bell – WOW, so awesome. how do they taste?

    • tastyyummies says:

      Ooh the raspberry is just the best. Seriously the best gluten-free beer I have ever had, maybe the best beer in general. It is such a nice change of pace with the subtle berry flavor. I will have to keep an eye out for the one you mentioned, too. Thanks for the tip.
      Isn’t that print just the best? I am seriously so excited to finally hang it!
      As for the purple pepper, tastes very similar to a regular bell pepper, but a bit more bitter. Super tasty, great in salads on anywhere else you might add a bell pepper. The color is absolutely magical, isn’t it?

  2. it looks like you’ve had an awesome week! i love pool time with family and picnics at the lake:) so fun! and lucky you to snag some time at the beach!

    • tastyyummies says:

      Thanks Caralyn it definitely was a great one. I have been really trying to enjoy every moment this summer and I have to say it is working ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Erin says:

    I love the Food poster. Do you know where I could get a copy?

  4. Jess says:

    I just found your blog, love it! Sounds like you’ve had quite a busy summer, and are planning to move soon, too? Yikes! Good thing you’re getting in some time to hike and relax. That quinoa salad looked amazing.

  5. Joemel says:

    You will really had fun of using photo booth together with your family and friends and for sure will enjoy every minute of using it.

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