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  1. Weekend Reading

    September 3, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine

    This is from the Smithsonian website. It’s the next best thing to the Smithsonian itself. And, teachers? There is amazing stuff here.

    Because it is the opening weekend of the college football season and the US Open is going on, we have a lot of sports on the television this weekend. Maybe that’s why I stumbled onto this list of great teammates in the history of sports.

    Arne Duncan, you’re my hero.

    My recipe for the french toast from Sam’s Cafe in Champaign, Illinois was featured on the Tasty Kitchen blog. Adrianna, from A Cozy Kitchen, made the recipe and blogged about it. Her photography puts mine to shame, so I’m glad she showed how pretty this meal really can be.

  2. Weekend Reading

    August 19, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine

    It has been quite the week. If had a place like this, I would be there, most likely napping.

    Maybe some people watch this and see a guy riding a bike.  I see art.

    We live in Louisville. It’s awesome times ten!

    These look fantastic. I would strongly advise against reading food blogs when you’re hungry. It’s pure torture.

    Olivia takes her lunch to daycare. I think we need to find some bento boxes. A lunch box is just so passé.

    I’ll be back later this weekend (hopefully) with more details on the excitement of this week. Thanks for sticking with me, friends!

  3. Weekend Reading

    August 7, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine

    LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.
    What if your job was to travel the world and learn new things every day? How awesome would that be?

    I’m on Goodreads, a place to share a love of books and reading. Follow or friend me there and let’s talk about books!

    I watched a movie called Blood Into Wine last night. It is about Maynard James Keenan’s (the frontman of Tool) foray into wine making in Northern Arizona. And, yes, good wine can be produced in Arizona. If you have Netflix, the movie is available for instant streaming.

    For everyone watching Shark Week, let’s step it a notch shall we?

    What are you up to this weekend?

  4. Weekend Reading

    July 31, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine

    If you can look at the above picture and not think, “Expelliarmus!” or “I solemnly swear I am up to no good”, then we can no longer be friends. Nice knowin’ ya!

    Tim posted this awesome video on Facebook this week. I really admire this kind of creativity. It was a helluva imagination to come up with this. Oh, and I like the music, too.

    The New Belgium Brewery, just north of us in Fort Collins, produces one of my favorite beers, Fat Tire. They also host drive in movies on their lawn. Except that by drive they mean bike. You ride your bike to the brewery, bring a blanket or chair, and kick back with a brew and some cinema. This season they have Blues Brothers, Fast Times, and Swingers on tap. Sigh, if only Fort Collins wasn’t so far away.

    Religion is a serious thing, but it doesn’t need to be taken so seriously all of the time. If you’re having trouble explaining scripture to your kids, read this for some tips.


  5. Weekend Reading-Recipe Edition

    July 23, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine

    I discovered this week. They call themselves a visual potluck. A few of my pictures have been accepted for publication on their site. It is a fun place to discover new and interesting recipes, especially for all you Pinners out there.

    These cookies look amazing. I love that they are a toffee cookie without a lick of toffee in them. Cooking is just simplified chemistry.

    Sriracha has a cult-like following. These wings may make me join said cult.

    If my brother’s girlfriend learns how to make these, he will marry her. The boy, who used to get a jar of Claussen pickles in his Christmas stocking every year, simply could not resist. (Just to be clear, she doesn’t need to learn how to make these, but homemade pickles wouldn’t hurt.)

    I really need the Kitchen Fairy to gift me with an ice cream maker. Kitchen Fairy, my list can be found here.

    Ceviche is one of my favorite summer treats. It is the antithesis of what most Americans think of as Mexican food. Light, crisp, and full of fresh veggies and seafood.

    Asparagus Cheese Tarts, a perfect Meatless Monday meal, no? Also, have you ever seen asparagus in a garden? Freaky looking stuff, man.

    Go forth and eat, friends!


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