Friday, July 25, 2014

Five Things Friday 7.25.14 {+ Entertaining with Blue Diamond}

Hi Friends!

It's been awhile! Let's jump right into some updates, shall we?

1. We're back from Colorado and had so much fun! 
The weather was great, we saw many great sites and ate some really great food! Full recap coming soon...err, well, whenever I can get to it and find some motivation to actually blog a full post.

2. Wedding weekend
I'm headed home after I hit publish on this post for some fun wedding events for my brother and his fiance, Kerstin. It's the bridal shower and bachelor/bachelorette party weekend. Should be a fun weekend with lots of family and friends!

3. Entertaining with Blue Diamond
Last night I had some friends over to watch our favorite summer TV show, Big Brother. What easier snack to share than some Blue Diamond almonds. After we had dinner, a homemade tomato and pesto pizza and salad full of veggies, we broke out the wine and rosemary black pepper almonds. Actually a pretty great pairing. The next time you have some friends over, break out a can of Blue Diamond almonds for everyone to snack on!

Kristyn, Traci, and Summer

4. Girl time
Tim has been in Colorado almost the last two weeks for his Graduate School of Banking program. We, of course, saw him last weekend while we were there, but Kaydin and I have had the last two weeks together just us. He was gone last summer in CO for a couple weeks, too, and we made along list of fun summer activities to complete. This year we did the same and have had lots of fun! I'm still ready for Tim to come home though!
Our finds after picking wildflowers along country roads.

A trip to the aquatic center.

5. Back to School  Mode
We're turning the corner into back to school time. In the next week or two the summer will wind down and all the school-age kids will be filling their backpack with all of their supplies. It's such a nostalgic time of year, one that always brings back lots of memories. This year Kaydin is starting at a new school district so we're all pretty excited and anxious for mid-August!

*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. I was compensated with almonds. No monetary  compensation was offered. All opinions are my own.

Linking up with Clare for 5 things Friday.