Thaaaank goodness Friday is here! We had another busy week full of work and house stuff. If you follow along on Snapchat (username: mooberto), then you saw that our pool broke about a week ago. The motor to the pool filter died (it was old, though, so at least we know it went as long as could be expected) and our crystal clear, icy blue water turned deep green, murky, and oh so gross. It looks like a man-made swamp. Oh the joys of homeownership! It should be getting fixed this weekend, so hopefully that will work out well.
In the meantime, to keep my busy toddler occupied and to distract him from the swamp that currently resides in our backyard, I bought him this water table after so many of our friends recommended one as summer entertainment. I think even after the pool is back to normal, this will still keep Kieran plenty occupied and entertained. And let’s be honest: the ordeal of getting a small child (and myself!) ready to swim every single day of the summer is not always something I’ll be up for. I’m really hoping this will serve as a secondary option that he’ll be into. Fingers crossed.
OK, first world problem rant is over. Really, how lucky am I that these are the concerns of my life? Will Kieran get to play in our swimming pool or with his water table this summer? *insert eye-rolling emoji face right here*
ANYWAY, now that summer feels officially upon us, I’ve been drinking tons of cold brew and green smoothies and craving the charred flavor of foods off the grill. I cannot wait for my first hot dog of the season, and I’m seriously craving grilled pizza all the time. In fact, I think I’ll remedy that this weekend. What do you guys crave this time of year? What fun things are you up to this weekend? Tell me!
Speaking of fun/craveable things, here’s some of my fav links from this week. Ahhh-mazing.
These Strawberry and Jalapeño Gin Smash Popsicles are the best of all worlds (gin, strawberries, spicy, and frozen!).
These Lemon Lime Cupcakes are so happening! So pretty plus LEMON!
I am so craving a big glass of this Cucumber Vodka Soda. Love anything cucumber and this looks so refreshing!
This Green Thumb Sandwich looks so delicious (and healthy)!
These Nectarine Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Pops are so pretty! Definitely happening soon for Kieran (and me).
This Lavender Iced Coffee is making me swoon! Love this idea!
This Five-Ingredient Creamy Kale Pasta looks so heavenly. Love that it’s made with cashews.
How jaw-droopingly gorgeous is this Farmers Market Hummus?! Serious hummus goals right there.
This Whipped Yogurt Cheesecake with Roasted Rhubarb looks intriguing! Hoping I can still get decent rhubarb to try this one.
In case you missed it: I made these incredible Mini Lemon Meringue Pie Parfaits and this insanely easy and healthy One-Pot Broccoli Shells and Cheese this week. Both are totally worthy of your weekend. I promise!
Happy Friday, Friends!