Peace out to the LONGEST. WEEK. E-V-E-R!
Right? Ugh! I think this might be the first time since I started working four, 10-hour days that it felt like I was working four, 10 hour days. Every minute of every day has dragged on and on…and on and on!
I said sayonara to the week, and some hair, by fitting in a haircut after work. :) My ‘do was getting shaggy and I was feeling frumpy. Ahhh – that’s MUCH better!
I don’t think I ever told you, but when Ben and I were in Italy we noticed that nearly ALL women under the age of – ohhh 60? – have long, luscious, gorgeous flowy hair. I felt like such an American over there with my bob. Alas, I just don’t have the right hair texture to rock long locks. Get’s too stringy.
What’s your hair situation like?
In other news, after a wickedly windy and brisk morning, the afternoon actually turned out kind of lovely! The clouds parted around noon and the sunshine warmed us all back up.
I made a cheery looking dinner to go along with the beautiful sunset. Chicken with Kiwi Mango Salsa.
I started with the chicken. I seasoned 2 chicken breasts simply with lemon pepper and cooked them up on the stovetop. It was warm enough to grill tonight, but we’re still out of propane.
After the chicken was done, I generously topped it with my fresh, Kiwi Mango Fruit Salsa, dug in and was blown away. Flavor explosion!
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Kiwi Mango Salsa
Kiwi Mango Salsa is a fresh and fruity flavor explosion. Enjoy it with tortilla chips, or spooned atop your favorite grilled meat.
- 2 kiwis, chopped
- 1 mango, chopped
- 1 cucumber, seeded and diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 red onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- juice of 1 lime
- salt & pepper
- Mix all ingredients together. Season with salt & pepper and serve.
This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.
We both thought the fruit salsa was incredible! Fresh and bright. We ate the leftovers…with spoons…over the sink…I know.
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Hannah @ PalmBeachRunner 03.04.2011
the mango salsa looks so vibrant, I can imagine it is so good for you too! I love feeling full of energy after eating a healthy meal. Mangos are just now getting into season again here so I definitely will have to give it a try ;)
My hair is wavy so -long or short- it has frizz- TG for my Chi!!!!!!
I’m not the life of the party, but I’m not super shy either. (I used to be, but not now.) I typically sit back and observe quite a lot. Meanwhile my boyfriend is the life of the party. He’ll dance, crack jokes, whatever – with no self consciousness at all.
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I like your hair!
I am more of an observer, too- never been the life of the party:)
Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef 03.04.2011
i’m an observer too. i’m speaking at a conference this weekend, and while i’m not nervous per se, i hate having people stare at me!
I am 100% the same. I tend to hang back, and I HATE being the center of attention. I get super anxious about it. :(
Hair-wise, I try to have that long hair look, but my hair grows to a certain point and then just breaks off. Right now, it’s actually pretty long, but I’m getting a trim this afternoon. My ends are FRIED!
allison @ thesundayflog 03.04.2011
girl i hear you about the hair! i have the exact same cut as yours, and im getting it trimmed on saturday. shaggy bobs are NOT chic :) my boyfriend loves my hair long, but i think it looks like crap everyday and i finally accepted that i will have short hair forever. i am definitely more of the life of the party than an observer! way more fun :)
What is it with boys lovin’ the long hair so much? my bf is the same way
Wow! This looks so yummy! I wish my hubby would easy fruit salsa like that. Such a wimp.
That looks delish! Asparagus is one of my all time favs and just screams spring to me… bring on the SPRING!!!
So, I keep reading about all of these fabulous doughnut pans, but I’m unable to find them at BBB where you got yours. I think you single-handedly sold them out of the pans with your blog! ;)
Have a great weekend!
Christina and Mary (sisters running the kitchen) 03.04.2011
wow! such a fresh and delicous looking dinner!! my locks are FINALLY long (I cut it short and regretted it and have been growing ever since haha). but i style everyday (although last night i let it run free haha)- so its kind of damaged :-/
Natalie @ hellonatalie 03.04.2011
That salsa looks good! I just wish my boyf liked cilantro :p but I’ll have to make it a day he’s gone!
And I have a bob like you! When I lived in DSM, I went to Bombshell Bettys and finally got convinced to chop off my locks… and then all my friends copied me! So we all rock short bobs! Cute hair :)
What a colorful dinner! It looks so bright and cheerful! Yummy!
I love your haircut! It’s super cute! I hate my hair! It’s super thick and curly. It takes me forever to straighten. I would wear it curly but it gets really frizzy and out of control. I totally need a haircut right now. :)
Love the new ‘do. I have thin, fine hair that has no life. It’s getting long and stringy…about time for a new ‘do too.
The chicken and kiwi-mango salsa looks yummy!
I’m the shy observer, if I’m with unfamiliar people or in unfamiliar places. Otherwise, I’m the life of the party.
Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner 03.04.2011
I have a bob, too (well, technically, I’m overdue for a haircut so I don’t know if you could call it a bob right now) and I noticed that 70% of girls our age have bobs here. I had super long hair for a long time but then I just needed a change so I chopped it off over a year ago, and I just love it! I don’t think I’ll ever go back.
I’m sometimes the life of the party and sometimes I hang back, depending on the crowd. I used to be painfully shy when I was a kid, and thankfully I’m not anymore but I do still feel a bit shy sometimes when I’m around a lot of strangers.
Girl I hear ya! It has been a loooonnnngggg week. But TGIF!!!
You’re hair is adorable by the way! :)
And I love that salsa recipe. It’s also great of fish, especially salmon.
Have a great day love!
Linda Wagner - Nutrition to Invigorate Mind, Body & Spirit 03.04.2011
love the new do! Looks like a perfect, light, & healthy dinner!
nice haircut! btw any chance of sharing the yummy looking cheese garlic toast?:) looks scrumptious!
Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free 03.03.2011
Love the outdoor pictures. Come faster spring!
I am finally starting to like my hair because its getting so long. But you totally rock the bob and I’m jealous!
Ooh, cute hair! I could never pull that off, ever! I have super weird wavy, thick hair. I have to decide every day if it’s going to be straight or curly. It’s not naturally beach wavy, it’s naturally “strange” wavy. Like, curls in some places and not others. . . and gets really really frizzy very easily. When it looks good, it is awesome, but more often than not, that takes a LOT of effort!!!
I don’t know if I’m the “life of the party” but I’m definitely not shy. I’m very, very outgoing and can talk to anyone about just about anything, in any situation. Sometimes I talk a little too much, or if I’m nervous, I get a little loud, which isn’t good when you’re naturally loud! whoops. . .
I love your food pics so much IG!!!! LOVE. So ful of color and BEAUtiful!
You seriously should make a cook book! I would buy it! But wait until I can afford it! ;-) LOL
Serious budget going on over here!
I’m the life of the party for sure. That is a really weird thing to say about yourself isn’t it? In fairness, you did ask…and it’s true. I don’t like being ignored and I’m super talkative.
I realized while I was making dinner tonight that everything I ate today came from an idea sparked from your blog! B – Green Smoothie, L – Kitchen Sink Salad with Greek Yogurt, D – Spinach & Artichoke Pizza.
What would I do without you? :) Baked donuts are on the menu for this weekend!