Raspberry Blood Orange Margaritas - the perfect summer cocktail recipe!

Let’s talk about that post-vacation slump.

You know, when you don’t want to go back to real life so you’re still eating junk for every meal and telling yourself that you’re just too busy recovering from vacay to eat healthy. Or workout. Or do laundry. Or even take your makeup off at night.

I have been in it since I went to Salt Lake City last month. I left for New Orleans, like, a week and half later so it’s seriously been a month of unhealthy eating and skipping the gym.

This week, I’ve decided to get back on track.

I prepped a ton of veggies and proteins on Sunday (it was on my snapchat: amandalivesay) and I’ve got a fridge full of Bolthouse Farms® beverages.

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Lemon Meringue Pie Bars - buttery shortbread crust with tart lemon filling, topped with fluffy meringue!
Happy Monday!

I hope your weekend was fabulous. I spent mine recovering from our roadtrip.

You guys, we drove through Houston when it was still raining. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. And OF COURSE I’d planned to stop at a doughnut place and was dumb enough to get off the interstate because it didn’t click in my pea-sized brain that Houston was flooded.

Survived that, got back on the interstate, and the freakin’ interstate was flooded.

I spent a solid 2 hours in Houston trying to figure out how I was going to save all 3 kids and the dog if the Jeep got swept away.

No, I don’t overreact. Why do you ask?

I don’t recommend coming to Texas until it’s done raining. Just stay away. Not a good situation.
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Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinners, a weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Happy Saturday, guys!

Another delicious menu plan this week! Somehow we ended up with tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas this week – which is my kind of week! Plus, wings and salad and sandwiches! Coffee cake for breakfast and key lime pie!

Don’t forget to print your grocery list before you head to the store!

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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Okay guys, finally.

I’ve been meaning to put this post up since I got home from Salt Lake City but my life has been crazy.

So last month I traveled to SLC for Everything Food Conference, which is a fabulous food blogging conference that I definitely recommend if you’re into that sort of thing.

I say that I went for the conference but the reality is that I mostly went to hang out with Nicole because it’s been FOUR YEARS since we’ve seen each other.

Anyway, I thought I would share some of my faves from my weekend there. Places to eat, where to stay, where to get tattoos, the usual.

(Most of the photos are from my Snapchat! You should follow me: amandalivesay)

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Chocolate Chip Pizookie – chocolate chip cookie dough baked in a skillet and topped with vanilla ice cream! Just serve it in the skillet and let everyone dig in! 

Chocolate Chip Pizookie - chocolate chip cookie dough baked in a skillet and topped with vanilla ice cream! Just serve it in the skillet and let everyone dig in!


I am having the best summer.

Can it be summer always?

I’m sure I’ll change my mind about that as soon as I have to take all the kids to the grocery store with me but right now?


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