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Tuesday's Recipe Swap: Baked Pesto Salmon

I love this recipe because it's healthy and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare & cook so it's perfect for a weeknight dinner.

1 lb. salmon (cut into 2 fillets)
2 tbsp pesto
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil

What to do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray Pam/cooking spray on baking sheet.

Rinse salmon under cold water and place on baking sheet. Mix olive oil, garlic and pesto in a small bowl. Use basting brush to coat salmon with pesto/garlic/oil mixture.

Bake 16-18 minutes.

I usually serve with steamed broccoli, asparagus, or a vegetable medley.


Join us every Tuesday for our new Recipe Swap Linkup!

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2. Link up your favorite recipes or food-related posts.

3. Grab our Recipe Swap button and link back to both of our blogs.

4. Be sure to visit other blogs and find new recipes!

High Five For *Fantastic* Friday

Fridays are always fantastic, right? I definitely live my life for the weekend - no alarm clock, no traffic & no crazy set of "rules", also known as a job.

Joining Lauren for High Five for Friday.

1. To make the week a little more interesting, I snuggled up on the couch after work and enjoyed some white wine goodness.
2. My favorite coffees and teas that help me get through the week.
3. My "exciting" 9 to 5 view. Explains why I need the coffee/tea and wine to get by?
4. Excited to see my girlfriends tomorrow to celebrate a birthday and catch up over dinner and drinks.
5. K and I experimented making Chicken Marsala for dinner this week and it came out super yummy! It goes well with either pasta or mashed potatoes.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

Well that proved to be slightly wrong today. A new Italian restaurant called "Italio" opened in the neighborhood and gave away a free meal to everyone that visited today. 

I'm joining Jamie today for the What I'm Loving Wednesday Link up.

With that said, I'm loving that I didn't pay a penny to get this Italian bowl of goodness for lunch today with my work buddies!
I'm absolutely loving all my new blog followers and can't wait to get to know all of you better! The blogging world has really welcomed me with open arms and I'm officially hooked! I'm so glad that my friend Kate @ Green Fashionista convinced to start blogging :-)

I'm loving these dream-catcher earrings.

And this coral Kate Spade purse.

I'm so excited that we booked our anniversary trip to go explore NYC this summer. (Thank you again my lovely bloggy ladies for all the advice!)

Finally, I'm always loving my hubby.

I hope YOU have a fantastic week!

Travel Tuesdays: Negril, Jamaica

I'm excited to join Helene's brand new Travel Tuesday Linkup today. If there's one thing I love, it's  traveling although I feel like I've barely but a dent in the map but I'm working on it. If only we were all rich and didn't need to work to make a living?
Helene in Between 

Today I decided to talk about my trip to Negril in Jamaica. Maybe because I've been missing sunshine and warmth for the past few day or maybe simply because it was absolutely beautiful.

My cousin decided to have a destination wedding at the RIU Negril resort last summer so it was the perfect excuse for our family to reunite from different parts of the world on a sunny all-inclusive resort in Jamaica.

This was the view we woke up to every morning.

Jamaican Jerk Cusine.

We were pretty excited about staying at an all-inclusive resort but we didn't expect them to take it as far as having liquor dispensers in the hotel rooms (which the housekeepers refilled daily).

Negril is known for it's 7 mile beach so we had two tour guides take us on a boat cruise around the Negril coast.

We stopped at Jimmy Buffet's Margartiville to get a drink and check it out. While returning back to the boat, a local offered us 'Shrooms. Yeah that really happened....and no we did not accept. (That was the only negative experience on this trip)

Our last stop was at Rick's Cafe which is a must-see for anyone visiting Jamaica. They have food, drinks, live music and cliff-diving. We didn't jump off the cliff but instead watched the locals do it.
Our tour guide did some flips off of the cliff for us to get on camera.

We had a fantastic time in Jamaica and cannot wait to go back again soon! I can't wait to read about everyone else's travels.

Monday Mingling: Weekend Recap

I had a pretty relaxing weekend after traveling out of town the past few weekends so I don't have a whole lot of exciting stuff to share. I did get to catch up on my beauty rest which was fantastic ;-)

On Friday night K and I went out for our usual happy hour cocktail and dinner. We always cook dinner at home during the week so it's nice to eat out on the weekends.

We decided to stop at a bar before heading home and I ran into this good looking silver-haired guy.

On Saturday we went to a small party over at our Neighbor's house.  She made this awesome Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate cake, which was to die for.

A group of us played Cards Against Humanity, which was really funny and can also quite disturbing at times so it's not for the faint of heart.

On Sunday, K and I cleaned the house and lounged around in our PJs all day. It was cold outside and we didn't feel like doing too much. Later in the evening we grilled some Ribs and I baked a Corn pie casserole for dinner. I posted my Corn Pie recipe a few months ago here.

And that's all for my weekend!
I'm super excited to be a sponsor on this month. I hope everyone has a great week!

Linking up with Tarole and Logan for the Monday Mingling Blog Hop and also Sami for Weekend Shenanigans.

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Hey hey! I'm Joining Jamie today for the WILW Linkup.

I'm loving the weather today in Florida ~ Sunny and 75 degrees is perfect!!

I'm loving my new necklace from KOJewelry. Wore it to work today.

 I've finally recovered from our Girls (Shenanigans) weekend in Tampa. What's not to love abou that? Yup, it proved that I'm no longer 21 and it now takes several days to recover.

Love this customized Tervis Ice Bucket. It was given as a gift at the bridal shower over the weekend. Such a cute idea!

I'm loving these outfits I found recently on Pinterest.

Finally, I'm always loving my hubby.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Girls Weekend Shenanigans

Wooo what a weekend!! 
And, well you know, super fun weekends always make for pretty awful Monday mornings =P

On Friday night, K and I went with his work peeps to a hockey game, which was pretty fun considering I know nothing about hockey. 

I got a little distracted from the game, so K and I had some fun with a photo booth in the Arena.

After the game we went to the grand opening of a new pub recently opened by a friend of ours, so we had to show our faces for a few beers.

On Saturday I got ready to head to Tampa with 2 other girl friends for a bridal shower. 

The shower was gorgeous with lots of food, drinks & cute party favors.

We played some bridal shower games and watched a YouTube video of the groom-to-be answer questions to see if his answers matched the bride-to-be's answers.

The beautiful bride-to-be opened her gifts. (I've never seen sooo many gifts at a shower or any party before!!).

After the shower, us 3 girls checked into our hotel (which turned out to be quite ghetto thanks to Hotwire) LOL. We got dressed and told the taxi guy to take us to the bar! We really didn't know the area or where to go but ended up in Hyde Park in Tampa, which has a bunch of cool bars.

Us girls partied the night away til 3am and shut down bars. I think we left a nice little shiny dent in Tampa after Saturday night ;-)

We woke up super late on Sunday and headed back home with our heads pounding and the harsh realization that we are no longer 21 and just can't party like we used to.

Needless to say, Sunday was a complete wash after our Saturday night Shenanigans but it was soo much fun and great little trip away from the guys.

Linking up with Sami for the Weekend Shenanigans Linkup.

I hope you all had a awesome/fun/relaxing weekend!