Life Lately: Volume 58

Last night we kicked off the long weekend with our first time at the famous Westport town fireworks. It was possibly the best night of Amalia's life, running around with her friends, glowsticks, and popsicles. Watching her so happy and in her element made it one of the best nights of my life too!

But it was bittersweet and felt weird to be celebrating our country's independence and freedom when so many people are not free in so many ways right now.

Our Patio Plan

 

Our big exterior project is days away from being complete (yay!) and now we get to focus on the extra fun stuff like decorating the patio and finally being able to host friends and family outside. Our old raised deck was too small to fit more than a couple of human bodies and I love summer parties so the new, much bigger, stone patio is my dream come true.

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Peach & Avocado Salad

Bring this bright and flavorful summer salad to a 4th of July party this weekend and get all of the compliments. It's juicy, colorful, crunchy, tangy, and perfect for summer evenings.

If peaches aren't your thing, here are some other ideas from the archives:

Easy chicken tortilla soup
The best summer salad
10-minute summer berry pie
Sesame quinoa slaw (one of my all-time favorites)
Green goddess basil couscous (this one is insane!)

Peach & Avocado Salad Recipe

Serves 3-4

Salad Ingredients:
- 3 cups spinach or butter lettuce, ripped or cut
- 2 ripe peaches, sliced
- 1 ripe avocado, salted and sliced
- 1/2 cup, crumbled feta or goat cheese
- 1/4 cup, chopped pecans (I like the candied ones from TJs)
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup, olive oil
- 2 Tbs, red wine or champagne vinegar
- 1 Tbs, honey
- Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

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Red White & Blue

My favorite holiday of the entire year is around the corner and I can't wait to share some family traditions with both kids. My aunt had to cancel her annual 4th of July party for two years in a row due to the pandemic and last year we had just had Luca so we skipped it, so this will be our first time back with both kids!

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