Spring Has Sprung

Hello readers! I don’t know about you guys, but here, the past few days have been beautiful, aside from some random torrential downpours. Randomly this weekend is rainy and 60s but I am still definitely in a spring frame of mind. Although the rainy day has definitely put someone in a napping mood…no joke, she is snoring, it is adorable.

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These other adorable sleepers totally reminded me of her when we went to the Milwaukee Zoo a few weeks ago. (If you haven’t made it to the Milwaukee Zoo yet and you live nearby you must visit it!)

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Hopefully you all got a chance to read my guest post on my mother in law’s blog! It was exciting to see my work on someone else’s page, I know the views for my page went way up after it was posted, which was exciting in itself. I know I also enjoyed reading the posts from her other super star bloggers! You should definitely check it out if you haven’t already.

Lately I have been a busy little bee in the kitchen and I have a few recipes to share and an update to an old favorite, but today I am sharing something simple and easy, but it was new for me! Last night I was spending some time with some friends of ours while Zach was at work and I actually offered to help teach my friend Kristina (yes Kristina…and I can’t even make this up…her husband’s name is also Zac) how to cook a few easy things in the kitchen. I seem to have come a long way…from knowing relatively little about cooking to teaching a fellow newlywed kitchen tips and tricks. Although I guess I have been sharing my tips and tricks with you for awhile now.

Today I am talking watermelon! I love watermelon, especially when it is hot outside. a few years ago I was so excited that Target had precut watermelon spears, those are my favorite! I know watermelon is watermelon and the way it is cut has absolutely no impact on the taste, but I can’t seem to resist when it is cut into spears. Last summer Zach and I were wandering around the grocery store and I saw whole watermelon and got into my head that it was time for me to learn how to cut a watermelon.

Now before I get into the fantastic way I found to cut watermelon I must share yet another story. Since I was little I have had a very healthy respect for sharp knives, I wish I could say I have a good reason why I still avoid them, but I don’t, other than they are very sharp and I am terrified of cutting myself. Well to cut the watermelon you know I definitely had to use a BIG knife. I was determined to use our fabulous knifes we got for our wedding and figured this was a good start.

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Start with a whole watermelon.

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Cut in half. (Look at that big knife!)

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Cut watermelon in several rows. Then repeat going the opposite direction.

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Ta-da! I ended up with yummy watermelon spears!

How easy was that? It took me no time at all and now that I have done it I am ready to do it again and again! I have been finding more and more that some of the things I have been avoiding for years aren’t so bad…what have I been waiting for?!

In other news Zach and I officially bought a car and I am so excited! I wanted to sleep in it the night we brought it home, I am in love. I will admit it is very different driving an SUV after driving a Mini Cooper for six years, but it was time for something different and for anyone out there who as been debating getting a Mini I highly recommend it!

In case I haven’t shared enough cute pictures today here’s one more…

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