Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friday Favorites from The Noble Pig, Ardemonia, Midwest Living and More

Good morning! Happy Friday to you. I am so excited that the weekend is upon us, I have had a cold all week and have been miserable and that is why I am posting so late. I am looking forward to relaxing, making a few of the things I am featuring today and getting out on the water.

I cannot remember if I mentioned it but my husband and I just purchased paddle boards last weekend and after a few practice runs Sunday we went out this week at about 6:30 am. It was so incredibly peaceful, calm and beautiful. The water was still, the sky was cloudless, the only sound was from the nearby birds looking for breakfast and us paddling along across the water. It was perfect.

As always my favorites include food and this week is not exception. Summer to me is all about burgers, and I think this Mediterranean Burger with Creamy Feta Curry Dressing, from The Noble Pig will be perfect after a long day of paddling. 

Photo by Alexandra Grablewski via Redbook

Summer is all about relaxing, and after a long day at the beach or doing yard work our favorite thing to do is sit on our front porch with a cool drink, appetizers and each other for company and conversation. One of my all time favorite things to sip on is a Classic Mojito. You can find the recipe for it and many others HERE.

This week while dreaming of Summer holidays I discovered the most BEAUTIFUL blog Ardemonia written and photographed by Giulia Bellato. The Cotswold's in England are one of the most picturesque places on earth and one of my favorite places to travel and Giulia stunning photos have me itching to get back. Please get a cup of coffee or two and a donut and take an hour or two to enjoy this wonderful blog. I promise that you will not be disappointed!

Image from Midwest Living Magazine

As you know from previous posts I spend a lot of them time in the Midwest as it is where my family is as well as my husbands.  One of the things we enjoy when we are together is exploring new places. This month Midwest Living featured their 12 Favorite Midwest Hikes. I am looking forward to seeing a few of these places.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! Be safe and enjoy!


  1. Elizabeth it sounds so wonderful to get out on the paddleboats and be on the water. I cannot tell you how much I want one of those burgers!

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  2. Thanks for pointing out Giulia's blog; beautiful shot!

  3. Good morning sweet one! I was out of Blogland yesterday due to having to run off to school earlier than normal. I so hope you are better? And that cold drink looks perfect to me right now as I plan to work in the garden for a while and I know I'm going to need to replenish my stores with such a drink! Paddle boats? HAVE FUN and wear that life jacket! Be well, Anita

  4. I just saw this post and your comment about my photos! I am truly grateful and humbled, thank you :)


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