Weekend Wandering


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Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a fabulous and relaxing weekend! Does anyone else have a hard time saying no? I knew yesterday, when I was asked to help paint at our church, that I really just needed a quiet day at home, but I always hate the thought of letting people down.

Luckily my husband insisted that it would be better if I stayed home with the girls while he went to paint instead. I had no idea how much I needed that time, but the girls and I had such a good day, first cleaning the house from top to bottom, then organizing our closets and making homemade yogurt. They even earned enough extra money to finally reach their $75 savings goals, so we finished our day with a quick trip to Target to buy the Lego sets they have each been saving for months to buy. Now instead of exhausted, I feel ready to tackle another week, and I am so, SO thankful for a husband who sometimes knows me better than I know myself!

But now on to our weekend wandering! There were once again over 450 amazing posts to choose from, which always makes it SO hard to narrow it down! In any case, here is what I loved this week:

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First of all, these Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Slaw & Chipotle Cream from Pure Grace Farms sound like the perfect summer meal. Seriously, I’m drooling!


 And speaking of summer meals, Flour on My Face has a Roasted Vegetable Sandwich made with all the great summer vegetables that are in abundance right now. Doesn’t this look amazing?


  Mmmmmmm……bacon! This Bacon Onion Focaccia BLT from The It Mom would be a favorite in my house!

 Made with fresh herbs and an easy to follow recipe, this Pull Apart Garlic Bread from Carmel Moments looks absolutely delicious! 


I know it is totally cliche but when I was pregnant, I literally couldn’t eat enough homemade pickles. Living Surrendered has a super easy recipe for Garlic + Spice Refrigerator Pickles. I’ve gotta try these!


Moving on to dessert……Leaving the Rut claims to have the recipe for The Best Strawberry Shortcake Ever!  I have to admit, this looks pretty yummy!


Have I ever mentioned how much I love lemon? Of course it is the secret ingredient in Memaw Peggy’s Lemon Cake from Where’s Amanda that makes it extra special!


These 3 Ingredient Cherry Vanilla Popsicles from Roxy’s Kitchen would be a fun treat to make with the kids!


The Budget Mama has 5 Common Budgeting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. We all need to remember the fourth tip!


Want more money saving tips? Millennial on a Budget has a great list of 8 Things to Buy Used. I had never thought of number 1!


Finally, I loved this article from Our Simple Life about  Finding Freedom in Owning Less.


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What did you love this week?


  1. Oh my, those fish tacos look amazing!

    That is awesome that your husband convinced you to stay home instead of painting and kudos to your girls for saving their money! I have no doubt that their parents have taught them a thing or two! 😉

    Thank you so much for sharing my budgeting mistakes post! I hope you have an amazing Sunday!

  2. July 20 at 09:00AM

    It is nice to get caught up on things that need to be done. Kudos to your hubby for providing the opportunity. Thank you for the kind feature on my Fish Tacos today. It always gives me a thrill when someone enjoys what I’ve shared. Blessings to you and your family.

  3. July 20 at 09:04AM

    Thanks for sharing my Pull Apart Garlic Bread.
    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend Ruth!

  4. July 20 at 09:26AM

    What a great hubby to give you that extra time!!
    I’m am feeling really refreshed this morning as well since my amazing hubby got up with our little one and let me sleep in until the late hour of 7:30!! (we are normally up at 5:30 so this was a big treat!!) Sometimes that little extra down time is all you need to start the week off on the right foot.
    Thanks for featuring my Strawberry Shortcake!! I am actually in the middle of chopping some strawberries right now and I’m getting ready to put some pound cake in the oven. We are having a BBQ this evening and strawberry short cake seemed like the perfect dessert!
    Happy Sunday!

  5. July 20 at 09:31PM

    A day of rest is always a good thing…although I’m not sure I count organizing closets as restful 🙂

  6. July 20 at 09:52PM

    Your hubby sounds awesome! 🙂 I really want to try the Bacon Onion Focaccia BLT. It looks delish – and I’ve never tried a BLT before.

  7. July 21 at 09:36PM

    Thank you so much for including my Cherry Vanilla Popsicles, I’m glad you like them :)! Great features btw, would love some fish tacos now!
    Have a wonderful week!

  8. July 22 at 12:08AM

    Huzzah! Memaw Peggy’s Lemon Cake made the list! Appreciate the feature! Have been trying to make my images more “pinable” since reading your book and the emphasis on the Pinterest Magic I should be creating for myself.

    I have a hard time with “no” as well. Reading a great book now by James Altucher called “The Power of No”. I highly recommend it. Thanks again Ruth. I should have picked your brain more on the cruise ship. You’re one smart cookie.

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