Monday In A Moment #53 | On Cooler Weather


1 :: Baby it’s cold outside – Seriously… what the heck? It’s the middle of August and yesterday I wore leggings, boots, a long sleeve shirt, coat and scarf. WOW. I get the feeling all in all that the seasons are changing for good this year… and super early. I am not a happy camper. While fall is my favorite season, this year I’m not ready to give up those long warm summer days full of endless wonder. Hopefully we’ll get a blast of warmth before August is over!

2 :: Just Yummy – I’ve been in a cooking rut lately… with my husband getting in shape for his PT test, we’ve be relatively boring in the food department. I’ve tried to spice it up as much as I can, but there are only so many ways you can make chicken, tilapia, and rice without adding too much salt or extra ingredients. So this week’s recipe picks are what I’m constantly dreaming of in my head and either haven’t tried or can’t try until next week. Enjoy! Don’t forget to follow my Yummay board on pinterest to catch all of the awesome recipe picks! 1) Sundried Tomato, Artichoke and Hummus Tartines via the Law Student’s Wife 2) Beet Risotto via The Law Student’s Wife 3) Summer Squash Soup with Herb Seeded Crispbread via With Food + Love 4) The Best and Easiest Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce via Avery Cooks 5) Sesame Chicken Potstickers via Damn Delicious 6) Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce via Damn Delicious

Sundried Tomato, Artichoke and Hummus Tartines. This is my go-to lunch. Fast, healthy, and absolutely delicious!Beet Risotto. Ultra creamy and healthy risotto made with roasted beets.Summer Squash Soup with Herb Seeded Crispbread - With Food + Love @withfoodandloveThe Best & Easiest Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce - Ready in 15 minutes & tastes 1000x better than any storebought sauce ever could!Sesame Chicken Potstickers - These are unbelievably easy to make. And they're freezer-friendly too, perfect for those busy weeknights!Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce - An easy dish with homemade teriyaki sauce and a sweet and spicy Sriracha cream sauce!

3 :: Rain Rain Go Away – Due to the crazy weather, we’ve also had a great deal of rain lately reminding me of my dream to own the perfect pair of rain boots. I thought I’d dip into this seasons colors and styles to help out those of you who want to dream too. Click on a boot to take you shopping at! 1) Chooka – ‘Top Solid’ Rain Boot – $69.95 2) Joules – ‘Wellyprint’ Rain Boot – $69.95 3) Tretorn – ‘Skerry Metallic’ Rain Boot – $77.95 4) Hunter – ‘Original Tall’ Gloss Rain Boot  {Graphite Gloss} – $148.00 5) kate spade new york – ‘romi’ rain boot – $150.00 6) Ted Baker London – ‘Atiri’ Rain Boot – $150.00

'Top Solid' Rain Boot (Women)'Wellyprint' Rain Boot (Women)'Skerry Metallic' Rain Boot (Women)'Original Tall' Gloss Rain Boot (Women)'romi' rain boot (Women)'Atiri' Rain Boot (Women)

4 :: Wine Fest Season – Sweet baby Jesus it’s here and I can hardly wait! For those of you who live in the area, here is a list of awesome wine festivals coming up! Most are fairly close, within a reasonable driving distance. My only hope is that the weather cooperates! Now get out there and go sample some Deutschland Halb-trocken Riesling!

  • Bernkastel-Kues: Middle Mosel Wine Festival, Sept. 4-8.
  • Koblenz: Wine Festival, Sept. 26-28.
  • Bad Dürkheim: Wurstmarkt, Sept. 12-16, 19-22.
  • Landau: Herb Market and Wine Village, Sept. 13-22.
  • St. Goarshausen: Wine Week in the Old Town, Sept. 17-20.
  • Neustadt: German Vintage Festival, Oct. 2-13.
  • Rüdesheim: New Wine and Vintage Festival, Oct. 17-19, 24-26.
  • Worms: Backfischfest, Aug. 30-Sept. 7.

5 :: Soul-Mates – I had the joy of photographing the Lambersons during the month of July and their sneak peek will be gracing the blog very soon! They were so much fun to work with and I can hardly wait to share more photos!

Kirsten Ashley Photography & Design | Landstuhl Photographer

Happy Monday Ya’ll!!! It’s my hope that Monday In A Moment brightens the beginning of your week so you can power through to the end!

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