Smell the Roses - Spring Break Edition

Wow...hey, Monday. You got here quick!
But I am always excited for Monday because of Smell the Roses :)
Need the run down? You can read all about it here.
Last week's task was to try a new recipe.
I have a confession to make.
This past week (as most of you know) was my Spring Break.
Which means I didn't spend very much time in the kitchen. I was gonna cook a super awesome dinner Sunday night with Adam but that didn't happen. Can you really blame me when I spent my Sunday here?

I spent the day at the beach with my cousin and we had a blast. 
She kept me entertained as you can see...

We don't get to see each other that much so I appreciated 
getting to spend a whole day with her at the beach!
(as I slowly became a lobster-ish shade of red...)

BUT I didn't totally let you guys down...
Adam & I made some pico de gallo Sunday night and I've never made that before
so it counts right?!

We used:

lime juice

and I ate it with some delicious multigrain pita chips...so good!
Thanks for inspiring me to make this Linds :)

Did you try a new recipe this week?!
If you did, grab a button and link up...
recipe swap oh yes!


Of course, I'm always excited for the tasks, 
but I think this week's is going to be extra fun :)

This week's task:
Do something that is unique to where you live.

This can be eating a restaurant that is exclusive to your city/town, shopping in a local boutique, going to a theme park...something big or small. I'm so grateful for having such a wonderful place to live - I love Florida and I love my city!

Happy Monday, sweets :)


  1. That pico de gallo looks delish and fresh! Love it!!! Glad you had fun with your cousin...and look at you all buff on the beach! :)

  2. Mmmm! That looks yummy! :)

  3. Just found your blog through Kirsten's and now a follower! Pico de Gallo is one of my favorites to make! I can't wait to read more of your posts!


  4. Umm....HOLY SIX PACK! Girl what are you doing to get that body?!?!? I'm totally impressed.

  5. CONFESSION: I didnt cook either… I was with my mom… I reverted back to a 5 year old whos mommy cooked for her. OH well NEXT week!

    BUT your pico looks so stinking good! Being a south texan my heart will always long for a good fresh batch of pico/salsa!



    and love this week's too!!
    Hope your week is off to a wonderful start- even if it is back to the grind...

  7. you are so cute! and are definitely rockin that bikini! : )

  8. LOVE pico de gallo! So much!

    Your spring break looks like it was fun! Beach time looked amazing! So jealous.

    Happy Monday girl!


  9. Nice six pack girl! Whats your secret? Lots of pico? Hehe, the pico looks great, I will think about making that when my mom comes to visit because she loves it too! Happy Monday!

  10. I am super jealous! We don't have Spring Break til April. Looks like you had a great time:)

    Happy Monday!

  11. um, hi .. can i have your abs?

  12. Ok your abs? Really? Heck. I want. Looks like so much fun!!

  13. OK- Can we get a work out post from you?! Those abs are incredible girl!!! And that beach view is amazing. I'm so excited about next week's Smell the Roses!

  14. Ohhh SO jealous of your beach day - looks amazing! Speaking of jealousy, is that a six pack I see? Nice abs, girl! Hope it's not weird for me to comment on that...haha :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  15. That is such a lovely six pack to go with your pico. :-)

    And thanks for the shout-out! Who doesn't love pico?!

  16. Scrummmmmy!! Pico de Gallo!!!

    And no... who can blame you for not cooking on SPRING BREAK?!?! That's the time you're supposed to do nothing but sleep, eat fast food, and watch TV! Hope you had a blast b/c you deserve time off!

    And you look amazing at the beach! Rock hard abs like whahhhhh?!

  17. Looks good!
    Wow, your stomach is so toned! :D


  18. That pico looks so delish!! Also, I am jealous of your abs...and the weather you are having in Florida :) Have a good week (eventhough your back in school).

    <3 Jamie

  19. 1. Let's talk about how you have rocking abs!
    2. I'm jealous of your beach time!
    3. I'm glad you're well rested.
    4. I have NO CLUE what to do for this week's challenge. (Yes, I've been doing your challenges, but not blogging about them. Does that make me a bad blogger?)

  20. I might link up with this soon! Also,can I just be skinny like you?! haha Have a good rest of the week and that beach looks awesome right now...I'm so jealous you live in Florida. :P

  21. That first beach photo looks GORGEOUS! And that's saying something because I really don't like the beach. Glad you're having fun. I'm dying to go on my spring break already... Uuuuuugh!
    xo Heather

  22. Holy ripped!! Do tell your secrets!!

    Haha good for you girl! :)

    And that pico looks amazing, seriously trying that soon!!


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