Beyond the Kitchen

Life Lately:

NY Trip, Summer in Boston, Celebrating Life of a Friend

Life has been a little crazy lately. We traveled to NY to celebrate the engagement of two friends and had a blast. We’ve been enjoying summers in Boston and the fresh, delicious seafood that New England has to offer. I think it’s time I do a post on my favorite spots in Boston! We tried Venezia and it was AMAZING. Awesome food, great service.

We’ve been trying to grieve the sudden loss of a great friend of ours and celebrate his life the best we can. It’s hard to post business-as-usual when something so tragic hits our lives. It’s been a really hard week and we are trying to hold up the best we can. A reminder to love fiercely, and be so so kind- every single day. Tell those important to you that you love them. Life is too short and can be so unfair. I’ve been grateful for your kind words over on my Instagram post last week. Also a reminder that sometimes you see the best of people of social media and think their lives are perfect. Trust me, nobody’s life is perfect. Always a good thing to remember when scrolling through your feeds. As always, thank you for being the absolute best. This community is truly amazing.

Jax turned THREE.

How did this little nugget turn into this big nugget? Man, I love this dog so much. Read more here.

One Year of Marriage!

We celebrated one whole year of being married with a lovely dinner at Capital Grille. I mean, they went above and beyond. Rose petals on the table, champagne to start, a dessert platter. It was so so nice. Now we’re off to Nashville for more celebrations! Thanks to all of your recommendations on Facebook we are jam-packed. Nashville travel guide coming SOON.

Throwback!

Wedding posts:

Wedding Recap 1 & 2 | Wedding Hotel Bags

Registry Must-Haves | Engagement Party

Blog Posts I’m loving:

These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies look INSANE. I need them.

Farmer’s Market Tacos? Sign me up!

College-friendly recipes for back to school. A great resource!

How to spiralize cantaloupe – genius!

Going camping? These meals and hiking snack ideas are great!

Basil Whipped Ricotta? I just drooled on my keyboard!

I can SO get behind these slow cooker mushroom tacos!

Songs I’m loving:

I’m still on my country music kick. Especially since we leave for our anniversary trip to Nashville this weekend!

Break Up In A Small Town – Sam Hunt

Homegrown Honey – Darius Drucker

There’s a Girl – Trent Harmon

One Hell of An Amen – Brantley Gilbert

Follow my Country Edition Spotify playlist here!

What’s HOT on Pinterest This Week:

Mexican Street Corn Salad:  Pin it for later

Easy Chia Seed Jam: Pin it for later

Chicken Marsala: Pin it for later

Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries: Pin it for later

Current Must-Haves:

This bralette is everything. I rarely wear regular, underwire bras lately with the purchase of these!

I just got this dress for a wedding and I can’t wait to wear it.

A portable steamer: my travel must-have

These PJ shorts are seriously SO soft. My new obsession.

My new favorite jeans. I just got this pair and this one, and they fit like a glove. 50% off, too!

*Free* Rejuvenating Eye Cream ($75 value) with purchase of $150 through Sunday. Amazing deal!

These are the gummy vitamins I’m taking. My nails have never been stronger! Plus it has methylfolate for my MTHFR gene mutation!

This clutch is so cute for Fall!

My new favorite + fun earrings, discounted!

The best FREE bacon (uncured and sugar-free) + $15 off your first Butcherbox order.

What You May Have Missed:

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Cooking for Others: A Guide to Home Cooked Meals

DIY Lunch Pinwheels

Freezer Burritos

Pecan Popcorn Chicken

Happy 3rd Birthday JAX!

How I’m Eating Lately and Let’s Talk Labels

What’s Coming?

5-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Baked Hummus Dip (gluten-free) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Gluten Free Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Sneaky Veggie Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese-Pecan Breadcrumbs | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Happy weekend, friends!  Thanks for reading 🙂