Life Beyond The Kitchen – June 2014

Do you follow me on Instagram? Here is a sneak peek into my life beyond the kitchen.

Instagram collage June 2014 on Spoonful of Flavor

(1) Gorgeous cherry tomatoes from my garden. This large handful didn’t last long at all because they taste like candy.
(2) While at the beach this past weekend, I grabbed a watermelon water to cool down. I definitely need to make this more often at home, so good and refreshing!
(3) Key Lime Pie on a Stick – best thing EVER!
(4) Guava Mojito – Another favorite that I need to recreate at home. I love the chunks of guava and fresh mint.
(5) Red Snapper with Seared Scallops – the best dish that I’ve eaten in a while. I ordered this and baked oysters while we were dining at one of our favorite beachside restaurants. I’m still dreaming about this meal.
(6) Emerald water and white sand – The gulf coast of Florida has the most beautiful beaches.
(7) This seafood stew was Brad’s meal at dinner one night. We love seafood.
(8) Fried Green Tomatoes – a southern favorite and so good!
(9) Beach break – Brad and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary last weekend with a trip to our favorite place – 30a in South Walton County on Florida’s gulf coast. Pictures (2)-(9) are all from our weekend at the beach. We visited Seaside, FL.ย 
(10) Pictures from my spring garden – after a slow start, the garden finally flourished with melon, tomatoes, basil and zinnias.
(11) For the past few months, Brad has been building a pond in our backyard. He did the entire thing himself and just built a beautiful bridge last week. It is almost complete and I will be sharing more pictures soon.
(12) S’mores by the fire with strawberries is the best summer treat.
(13) My first PopBasic order arrived and I was pleasantly surprised. I received a fun clutch, blouse and scarf.
(14) We booked our fall trip to Napa Valley and Monterey California. I can’t wait and am looking for any and all recommendations for things to do, places to see and where to eat!
(15) Plenty of red, white and blue in these Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups.
(16) Fresh cut Zinnias from my garden.
(17) My new Gigi New York tote arrived and it is perfect for summer.
(18) Walking through the canopy of the trees one afternoon.
(19) One of my favorite local spots has great food and a little garden patio that is perfect for enjoying the beautiful summer weather. Did I mention that they also have incredible dessert!
(20) One of my favorite meals is this Coconut Chicken Curry. I make it more than anything else.
(21) My latest Stitch Fix arrived and it was full of full summer styles and colors.
(22) Many spring and summer afternoons have been spent hiking through the woods.
(23) Other afternoons has been spent relaxing in the hammock in our backyard.
(24) Some days I am too lazy to make my own smoothies, but I am obsessed with the Kale-icious smoothies from Whole Foods.
(25) Just a picture of a cute little kitty.

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