Happy almost Friday!

Guys, I registered the kids for school yesterday. Didn’t school just let out?

I’m not ready for it! I need another 3 months of sleeping in and not packing lunches and not avoiding phone calls from teachers.

Don’t judge me.

Yesterday I also ordered a bunch of pumpkin and other fall Wallflowers from Bath & Body Works.

So um.

I’d really like if we could just have fall without all the not fun stuff that comes along with fall.

Last weekend I came across Nicole’s Blackberry Margaritas on Pinterest and couldn’t stop thinking about them, despite the fact that it was 9 am.

I don’t even like blackberries.

But whatever, I needed those margaritas in my life. So I loaded all the kids up (because the husband was in the field = why I needed margaritas at 9 am) and went to the store for blackberries.

Just blackberries.

I didn’t even wander around HEB, gathering samples and looking for new products. And you know that’s one of my favorite hobbies. I was wasting no time.

These were everything I’d hoped for and more. So delicious, so pretty! I already want to make them again!

For the simple syrup, you can either buy it or make your own by heating 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved.

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Can we talk about how hot it is?

I’m SO over it. Currently burning all my fall candles and loading my Forever 21 cart with sweaters.

I need snow in my life.

Anyway, I got together with a bunch of my favorite food bloggers to share this epic list of no bake desserts. Because who wants to heat up the oven these days?

Not me.

I mean, I still do it. Because a girl needs pumpkin muffins in July sometimes. But I don’t want to.

Enjoy all the yummy desserts that won’t make you sweat to death!

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One of my favorite ways to add flavor and a bit of extra protein to a meal is with bacon. There are very few things that bacon doesn’t go well with. Honestly, I can’t even come up with something right now. Bacon works well with all veggies, bacon works with meats, bacon works with ice cream…

I could keep going.

Something I eat pretty much every day is a salad. And every day, without fail, I have bacon on top of my salad. I cycle through several variations of salad depending on my mood and every single one includes at least a slice of bacon.

This was last week’s salad and it was a good one. I use baby kale for the base which is a lot more tender than the curly-looking kale so there’s no need to massage it. It’s perfect as is. If you can’t find the baby kale, just get the regular kale and let it sit in the dressing for a few minutes until it’s softened up.

The kale is tossed with the homemade vinaigrette and then it’s topped with grape tomatoes, blue cheese, sliced hard boiled eggs, diced avocado, and some cooked and crumbled Wright® Brand Bacon.

We are still digging the Wright® Brand Bacon! This bigger, better bacon is a great deal at Walmart and I’ve been picking up a package each time I’ve had to make a grocery run. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my husband is currently obsessed with deviled eggs – I mean, seriously obsessed. I make a dozen (24 halves) for him every day for lunch.

But anyway, we’re been tearing through some Wright® Brand Bacon because what’s a deviled egg without bacon?

But yes, head to Walmart for a great deal on Wright® Brand Bacon and then put it on top of everything you eat!

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Paleo Fudge Pops recipe! Healthy fudge pops that taste like the fudge pops you know and love!

I’ve played around with paleo ice cream recipes many times and as delicious as they are, they just don’t cut it sometimes. If I’m having ice cream, I like a small ratio of ice cream to a huge ratio of mix ins. I want cookies, candy, potato chips, pretzels, caramel, sprinkles, all of it.

None of which is paleo. At all. Not even a little bit.

But I’ve found that with popsicles, I’m a little more forgiving. Especially if they are fudge pops. Because I love a fudge pop. I’ve never met a fudge pop that I didn’t immediately fall in love with.

Paleo Fudge Pops recipe! Healthy fudge pops that taste like the fudge pops you know and love!

These Paleo Fudge Pops will change your life. They are creamy and rich and you can feel good about eating them since they are made from avocado, banana, and unsweetened cocoa powder. All of which is good for you.

Healthy fats from the avocado, lots of good stuff in the bananas, and antioxidants from the cocoa powder. I used a tiny bit of honey to sweeten the fudge pops but if you want, you can eliminate it completely or just add honey to taste.

They are absolutely delicious and I can even trick my 3 year old into eating one. And he normally won’t touch an avocado for anything.

I’ve found that these keep really well, too. With most paleo ice cream, you have to eat it within a few days or it becomes rock hard in the freezer. These stayed creamy for several weeks.

Which is good, because we’ve got a lot of summer left.

I’m the Paleo Fanatic over at Food Fanatic! This Paleo Fudge Pops recipe is one of many I’m sharing over there so make sure you check back!

Paleo Fudge Pops recipe! Healthy fudge pops that taste like the fudge pops you know and love!

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Spiked Watermelon Lemonade - the perfect summer drink! A quick and easy lemonade with tequila!

Happy almost Friday! I’m pretty excited for the weekend because I need a vacation after my vacation! Don’t you hate that?

We’re wrapping up our summer roadtrip today with an 8 hour drive from New Orleans back to Fort Hood. And by 8 hours, I probably mean 10 because I anticipate lots of stops along the way. I see doughnuts, Happy Meals, lots of Starbucks, and probably an ice cream cone in my future. Hey, I’m gonna live it up on my last day of vacay!

To get you ready for the weekend, I’m sharing this Spiked Watermelon Lemonade! I made it last week before we left for our trip because I knew I needed to cut the grass but I didn’t actually know how to cut the grass. Yes, I know that’s ridiculous.

I knew some lemonade would help. I knew a spiked lemonade would really help.

I’m obsessed with all things watermelon this year (every year, really) and this was so perfect. You know that watermelon lemonade candle from Bath and Body Works that you currently have 7 of? Just me? Anyway, this tastes like that smells. But better.

Because tequila. Duh.

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