|(Kitchen from Oh My Dear via Danielle Oakey)|
+ My copy of Dinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal arrived last week and I made the Korean short ribs (I made it more Paleo by substituting coconut aminos for the soy sauce and coconut sugar for the brown sugar.)...they turned out so well! I can use them as carnitas with guacamole and all the fixin's or bar-b-que style with sauce and cole slaw.
+ I started focusing on exercising this summer and I'm getting close to being able to complete Tracy Anderson's post-pregnancy workout DVD (I bought it five years after my last kid was born. Better late than never!). I decided I need to branch out to some of her other material. I ordered Method for Beginners and plan to give it a go once the kids start school this week. If there's one thing I've learned about my fitness routine: go slow. I usually go gangbusters and then injure myself or get burned out!
+ While I don't think moms are ever truly on "vacation" when kids are in tow, I found that this article hits the nail on the head on how it's still a valuable experience: 5 Surprising Things I Learned on My Family Vacation.
+ Some True Detective scoop. Filming begins in September!
+ If you're looking for some fresh ideas for packing lunches, Nom Nom Paleo has a six part series with ideas to inspire you. Here's part one.
+ I recently figured out how to stream YouTube videos directly through my TV and I'm obsessed with these ladies: Lisa Eldridge, Monika Blunder and my ultimate favorite Vivianna Does Makeup. She's hilarious. (click only if you have a couple of spare hours!)
+ Finally, Hulu is now streaming the full series of Party Down. Perhaps a binge watch is in order when the kids go back to school this week. (I'm living the dream...living.the.dream.)