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Fritattas, Sunshine and Mussels

Happy hump day readers! I think its safe to say we've almost conquered this Wednesday. The week has been busy making the days go by a lot quicker. I remember savoring every last day of summer and now, being an adult and all, the days fly by. Remember when three months seemed like forever? I feel like John and I haven't had a second to breathe with so many things going on. Our calendars are packed to the brim and even though its all good things ahead, I am really looking forward to checking out for a few weeks while we honeymoon. T-mins 52 days until we are Italy and Greece bound! Call me crazy, but I already have bought and packed away honeymoon clothes. Lots of maxi dresses, rompers and comfortable shoes. I hear both places are scorchers in the summer, so I am looking forward to wearing light, airy comfy clothes. A girl's gotta' stay cool while looking good :)

This weekend was filled with lots of sunshine and poolside relaxation. See this gem? Its only steps away from our house and whats even better is we don't have to do any maintenance to keep the water that clear ;) We soaked in every bit of sunshine we could to get a nice base for the season.

Before heading to the pool on Saturday, I whipped together this tasty frittata. They are one of my go-to meals during the summer season. Easy to prepare and the perfect outdoor meal to eat. They are super healthy and light. I added six eggs, six slices of turkey bacon and a 1/2 cup of part skim mozz cheese and baked on a low flame. What I love about frittatas is you can basically throw whatever you have into them. Veggies, cheese, meat, whatever you prefer and cook time is short. 

On Sunday we took a little break from cooking and sat out by the water at a restaurant in Patchogue. The cute seaside spot was called Harbor Crab Co. and we thoroughly enjoyed these mussels in a white wine and garlic sauce. We also sipped on some ice cold hard cider and dived into some cups of New England clam chowder. Holy yum! I can't wait to head back to this place during the summer, and they have live music on the weekends.

Once we got home we spent the rest of the afternoon organizing the house and updating our bedroom for the summer. We stripped off our heavy winter comforter and decided to use our light yellow quilt and new sheets we got as gifts at my shower last summer. We also bought some new wall frames that John hung and used our flame-less candles for some ambiance. We switched out our heavy curtains and lightened up the main window with some sheer ones and floral valances. I found these cute scroll mirrors at Homegoods and decided to use our Buttermilk milk paint to lighten them up a bit. John hung them above the bed and I think they look perfect. The room came out nice and bright and lightened up the space a bit, project successful :)

Well its almost Friday, friends and I hope you all have something planned for the weekend. Will make sure to get some new recipes off very soon!


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