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Lately I only post on Fridays, our Friday Recipe where I showcase a recipe I've noticed lately or one of my own creations.  I love to look at the stats on Mondays to see just how many of you are checking-in every Friday, and you do!  I'm not a lame-o really, I wish I could post more but I just can't pull it off right now.  I hope soon that will change, keep your fingers crossed for me.

In the meantime I thought I might show you a few photos of what I've been up to.  I document just about everything that goes on on my life via Iphone, camera, etc. so it's pretty easy to give you my past few weeks in a nutshell.  So without any further hoopla, here we go:

  • Last week I had about an hour to myself so I wandered around Barnes & Noble, one of my happy places.  Of course I spent quite a bit of time in the cookbook section, doing a little research.  I'm currently researching cookbook styles, layout, paper, etc.  One that I really liked was "Mad Hungry:Feeding Men & Boys" by Lucinda Scala Quinn.  I love watching her on Martha Stewart Everyday and I just adore this cookbook.  It's so easy to read, the paper is heavy but not glossy (that kind of bugs me) and is chocked full of good 'ole family recipes.
  • My tomatoes are starting to turn red finally!  This was a tiny harvest of my cherry tomatoes (Sweet 100's?).  They are tiny but so full of flavor.  They taste just like sunshine.  I pull them off the vine as soon as they are ready and eat them as a snack after I finish watering all the plants.
  • I've been cooking, of course.  Random stuff mostly, feeding myself.  And trying to come up with creative uses for all the pesto I have been making with my forest of basil.  The other day I created "Pesto Tuna Melts" on toasted English muffins.  It sounds weird.  It was yummy.  And my brother and I had a conversation about weird people who take pictures of their food.  "Hey, I do that!", said I.  "Exaclty." said he.  I get no respect.
  • Have you heard of She Reads Truth ?  It's a Bible reading "group" using the reading plans on YouVersion.  Everyday you follow the planned reading and if you want to you can post a little "something" on Instagram or Twitter or any other social media outlet with the tag #shereadstruth to share with the rest of the group.  I've met some lovely gals and have been so encouraged by this reading plan.  You can check it out here. 

And lastly, my favorite picture so far this year is this one of my nephew Jake and I at the 2012 Color Run-Sacramento.  It was a blast!!  My sister Natalie, Bree and I went together, along with 15,000 other people and let strangers throw colored cornstarch at us.  It sounds crazy.  It was crazy.  You can learn more about the Color Run here and I'll link up some videos so you can get an idea of just how bizarre/fun it is.

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Well, that's what I've been up to lately!