Have you ever gone through a phase where you just cannot get enough of something? That is me right now, I keep coming back to these 5 things over and over again. I just can’t get enough. So, of course, I had to share them with you today. It just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t.
5 Things I am Loving Right Now
1- Blue Cheese, Kettle Chips, and Red Wine
Need I say more. This is just pure heaven. I originally had a version of this at the Rutherford Grill in Napa Valley. It used to be an appetizer on their menu and my husband and I would order it every time we went there. They stopped serving it, so I had to come up with my own version. And it is pretty darn good!
This is not a recipe blog so I do not have a fancy step by step version, but I will let you in on the main points. Spread out chips on a foil lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with blue cheese, I like Maytag. Don’t be shy, put that good stuff everywhere. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT buy the blue cheese that is already crumbled. That stuff has too much wax in it, crumble it yourself. Tent cover with foil and place in preheated 450-degree oven for about 5 minutes, until most of the cheese is melted. Enjoy with your favorite red wine! I know you will.
2- How I Built This Podcast
This is a newer podcast that is released every week. “It is about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists and the stories behind the movements they built”. I listen to it every week when I walk the dog. The episodes are only about 30 minutes in length but each one shares great stories. I have heard about how companies like Kate Spade, Zappos and Honest Tea came to be. You can find it however you get your podcasts, or you can go to npr.org.
3- Spindrift Sparkling Water
I have a slight addiction to this water. I just discovered it a couple of months ago and I drink a can almost every day. For real. They have 6 different flavors but I tend to stick to just the grapefruit. They use real fruit so it tastes like someone squeezed a slice of grapefruit in your water. It is unsweetened and has minimal sugar from the fruit. It is yummy! I have to admit, I have thought of adding a little vodka to it and creating a fun cocktail but ya know, after the blue cheese chips I have to try and keep it a little healthy. I have found these at my local Target and Trader Joes, or you can look them up on their website here.
4- Farmhouse Decor
I know this is a huge trend right now but there are things about it that I just love. I am currently repainting and redoing some decor in my house and I often refer to my Modern Farmhouse Pinterest board for inspiration. With my house being more of a hacienda style, I can’t really have “farmhouse” per se, but I have found some great rustic things that I have been able to pull from it. The cotton wreath is one of those popular decor items and as cotton being a product Arizona, I thought it fitting to have a wreath in my front entry way.
5- Handclap by Fitz and the Tantrums
Fitz and the Tantrums are a fun upbeat band and this song is a great example of that. It is our “go to” song in the car when we need to get pumped up for a soccer or football game. I left the You Tube video here for you to enjoy. Make sure to “TURN IT UP”.
Well, that’s my list. If you haven’t heard of any of these items, please give them a try. And no, this is not a sponsored post, I just really do love this stuff.