The Little Things Newsletter #260 – Life, laughter, and lots of great food!

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Welcome to the weekend, my friends! Can you believe that summer is almost here? We had such an awesome time on our first long road trip and I am super excited for our summer plans this year!

Now I just need to line up my chicken loving house sitters for the summer. As much as I love all of those fresh eggs, the birds definitely throw a wrench in the planning!

ON THE BLOG this week: Bright, citrus ice cream with just a hint of banana, this is the ultimate creamy cold treat on a hot summer day. Six Three’s Ice Cream is the ice cream that I remember from summers spent at my grandparent’s house.

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Filled with ground beef, pasta, peppers, and jalapenos, the Cowboy Pasta Salad is a hearty, spicy, pasta salad perfect for the meat-lover in your life. You can serve this pasta warm or at room temp for an easy lunch or dinner.

What I’m CRAVING: Anyone else love Mac and Cheese with Kielbasa as much as we do? My friend Jennifer’s recipe caught my eye this week and I immediately put it on our meal plan for the week. This combination is a kid-favorite here and Sean and I both love it too.

My FAVORITE THING this week is this cord organizer for travel. I was thrilled to discover the pouch is a little smaller than it looks in the photos and it’s PERFECT for my needs. I have my laptop charger, phone charger, memory cards, tiny card reader, and USB charger all in there and it isn’t a super tight fit. I’ve tried several bags for storing all of the cords and cables needed when traveling and this little organizer checks all of the boxes.

What I’m READING: Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott. Oh, how I loved this book as a child! I’m re-reading many of my childhood books and really loving the peek into the past. I enjoy the characters in this series so much.

Want a tip for being content? “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

Wishing you a beautiful week full of little things that make you smile!


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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Chrisk says

    MY favorite reads on an e-reader are mysteries and thrillers fiction, history and I have a sizable amount of cookbooks on it. Probably because it’s a great fit on my counter in it’s stand.