Friday, July 19, 2013

Five on Friday

I'm linking up with A. Liz Adventures today.
This is my first linkup...ever...but I love reading all of these posts, so it must be done.



I am loving exploring Cincinnati.
This is such an amazing city full of history and I am happy to call it home.
Looking forward to actually getting into our rental house so it feels less like a vacation.
About the Region


Since it is summer I am getting over my blog drought and have finally caught up on my reading.
I wish I had discovered Bloglovin' sooner.
It makes keeping up so much easier!
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This is my favorite summer salad. I haven't made it since we moved, but I am making it this weekend.
Southwest quinoa salad
via pinterest

Southwest Quinoa Salad
Adapted from recipes I found on pinterest.
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
2 small tomatoes, diced
I jalapeno pepper
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 small avocado, diced
Juice of a small lime
1/2 tsp cumin
 Salt to taste

1) Rinse and cook quinoa according to package directions. Allow to cool.
2) Combine remaining ingredients (except avocado) in a bowl.
3) Add cooled quinoa.
4) Allow to chill for a couple of hours as flavors blend.
5) Add diced avocado just before serving.


I have been following the adventures of Chris Weigand while he films American Blogger.
I *love* the airstream and the new bloggers I've discovered through him.
Follow him on instagram (@chrisweigand) or check out the hashtag americanblogger.
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Picture borrowed from here, where you can read about how the project got started!


Having said that, I need an instagram intervention.
It has gotten to the point that I have to leave my phone in another room.
Otherwise, I become a stalker or over-poster.
The first step is admitting you have a problem.


  1. Thanks summer salad looks amazing!!!! I am a total over-poster on IG... You might have a problem if you post something and then delete it because you think I have posted too much today, I'll save that for tomorrow. ;)

  2. Sounds like you are enjoying Cincinnati! I bet you are ready to get to your rental house though!

  3. The over posting thing is hilarious, there are a lot of us out there, you're not alone!

  4. I have an Insta addiction too. :) One thing that has helped me not to post too much is to take a picture outside of Instagram and edit in the PicTapGo app -- so I'm still taking pictures of my everyday but not sharing 500 of them a week. Lol.

    Have a a great weekend!


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