Mango, Lime and Black Bean Salsa Salad

Mango, Lime and Black Bean Salsa Salad

Today I'd like to share with you one of our favorite warm weather recipes.  It was a beautiful 80 degree day last week when we whipped up this Mango, Black Bean and Lime Salsa Salad.  

Why the name salsa salad?  Because I'm just not sure what to call this.  It's sort of a salsa.  Sort of a salad.  It's like last week when I was in line at Subway.  The lady in front of me said she wanted a salad.  The Subway employee asked if she'd like lettuce or spinach.  The lady said "Neither."  The employee asked "So, you want a salad without lettuce or spinach."  The lady said "Yes."  Long story short (not a short wait in line) her "salad" was chicken breast, tomatoes and ranch dressing. Oy.  So it's sort of like this recipe.  A salad without lettuce or spinach.

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Then and Now- Master Bathroom

Then and Now- Master Bathroom

Happy Monday!  I was hoping to have an office update but the weather did not cooperate yesterday.  A dark gloomy day makes photographing a dark room extra difficult.  Hopefully on Wednesday.  

Today we'll continue the Then and Now series where we travel back in time and watch our house/style evolve.  (Check out the living room and kitchen if you've missed them!)

You may remember that we recently "remodeled" our bathroom.  We added some vertical subway tile behind the sink areas and updated the mirrors and lighting.  Bam.  Grown up bathroom.

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Then and Now- Kitchen

Then and Now- Kitchen

Are you ready to travel back in time again?  I'm continuing the Then and Now series where we travel all the way back to 2008 and watch our house become a grown up.

I love our kitchen so very much.  There is honestly very little that I would change about the space.  It functions well.  There is plenty of storage and prep space.  It looks pretty.  What more could a girl want?  Well, besides a chef to cook for her in this kitchen.  Wait, I'll have that once tax season is over. I kid. Sort of.

Let me tell you all a little secret.  Our kitchen didn't always look like this. Let's head back to our kitchen circa 2008.  You know, back when I struggled to cook Kraft Mac n' Cheese.  Back before we owned a DSLR.

Most of you recognize our kitchen as this.  

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Then and Now- Living Room

Then and Now- Living Room

Happy Monday!  Hope your weekend was stellar.  We enjoyed a casino night, dinner with friends and some good ol' garage cleaning.  Action packed weekend right there.  We're currently counting down the days until the end of tax season and the beginning of vacation. (9 days!)

Today I'm going to start a series called Then and Now. I need to update our house tour page and these posts will help. It's kind of fun to see how our house has progressed and how our style has evolved.  

Let's start way back in 2008.  Oh, 2008.  The year I graduated pharmacy school.  The year we started building a house when I hadn't even passed my pharmacy boards.  2008 when Ike was only a year old and I had blond hair.

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Paisley Print Boutique Giveaway

Paisley Print Boutique Giveaway

After many years of blogging, I often get requests for people wanting me to promote their product with my words.  Which still amazes me.  You never know what is going to come from this brain of mine.  Also, I was a Biology major.  I don't even remember the last time I took any sort of English class. Grammar what?

After many years of blogging, you also acquire an awesome arsenal of blog buddies.  When your blog buddies quit their day jobs to pursue their dreams of owning their own biz, you totally use your words to tell the world.  That's what I'm doing today.  

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