Friday Favorites

Fridays just started taking on a whole new meaning all over again! 🙂 I’m linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea for our favorites!

One.I love using these prep bowls! In all honesty, I wasn’t sure how often we would use them but Eric really wanted to. He was SO right. We use them ALL. THE. TIME!

Like for our fish tacos last week. 😉

Two.

I have a jam-packed weekend ahead. Hair appointments, my best friend from Germany will be here, and baby showers! Here we go!

Three.

The first week of school is complete! I’m exhausted, but it was a blast. 😉

Four.FullSizeRender (50)The weather (and day) on Monday was the perfect end to a great summer. 🙂

Five.Caprese Bites Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comCaprese Bites stephanie-spring.com Caprese Bites stephanie-spring.comSome things just taste better bite-sized. These were so fun to make and a ten out of ten for any party. Not to mention, I was filing this away for the day we have kids and the assembly line that could be created. In three simple steps, you have a yummy appetizer at your finger tips. The ingredients can be tailored to your liking of size and proportion. Another perk: With the overflow of tomatoes and basil, you can whip these up in a few minutes for a Labor Day party!
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 Ingredients: 

  • Mozzarella Cheese (cut into bite-sized squares)
  • Basil Leaves 
  • Cherry Tomatoes (halved)


What to do: 


Have all ingredients prepped and into separate bowls. Slide the middle of the basil leaf into the toothpick about three-quarters of the way. Slide the cheese, followed by the tomato. Serve and enjoy! 🙂 


Have a great Friday and weekend!

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Show and Tell: Advice

Show and Tell - IG GraphicI’m linking up with Andrea for Show and Tell Tuesday: Advice edition! What advice would I give my high school self? Here you have it! 🙂
Let me start off by saying I loved high school. I really did. I had a loyal group of friends, great teachers, loved the activities I was involved in, and felt so lucky to have the experience I did. BUT…looking back, there is definitely advice I wish I could have given myself, even though I probably wouldn’t have listened 😉 But it would be worth a try and they are some things I feel so deeply about and I wish I would have known.I would tell myself to read more of my Bible, travel, stop using tanning beds, eat real food, exercise for health purposes and not just to be skinny, read more, and keep those standards high. We are always able to choose our choices but we don’t get to choose our consequences.

 

There you have it! 🙂 On a completely different note, did you see my Fish Taco recipe yesterday? You can read all about them and the ah-mazing sauce, here! Happy Tuesday!

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Show and Tell: Favorite Vacation

Show and Tell: My Summer Style 

Show and Tell: Talk Show Edition

Show and Tell: A Mixed Tape of my Life

Show and Tell: Hometowns

Fish Tacos + Ah-mazing Sauce

Fish Tacos + Ah-mazing SauceFish Tacos + Ah-mazing SauceFish Tacos + Ah-mazing Sauce Fish Tacos + Ah-mazing SauceFish Tacos + Ah-mazing SauceThe obsession of fish tacos started when we were on vacation with Eric’s family in Cape Cod. We were sun-kissed and relaxed while anxiously awaiting a surprise meal from my sister-in-law and brother-in-law. I guess I really have them to thank for my appreciation of fish tacos as they presented us with a spread of tortillas, tilapia grilled to perfection, and an array of toppings. They weren’t something I typically ordered at a restaurant or made for dinner, until after this meal that is! And oh the sauce! It’s creamy and packed with so much flavor in such a miniscule size that your mouth thanks you with each bite. These flavorsome tacos are ideal in size and taste; never leaving you hungry. You can easily treat yourself to three, four, or ten if you desire and share them for parties or family dinners, whatever your style may be. 🙂 Fish Tacos + Ah-mazing Saucewi


 Ingredients: 

  • 3/4 lb tilapia
  • white corn tortillas
  • shredded cheese (we used a four cheese blend)
  • cabbage
  • guacamole
  • cilantro

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp sriracha


What to do: 

Have all your toppings made and in bowls for topping before cooking the fish. In a large frying pan, cook the tilapia. Once it is cooked, separate into bite sized pieces with a fork and set aside. Place individual tortillas, one at a time, in a separate dry skillet, for ten to thirty seconds per side or enough to slightly blacken or char.

Build your own taco with toppings of your choice and enjoy every bite! 🙂

I love using these prep bowls to hold all of the toppings! Even if it’s just for the two if us, it’s fun to have them on hand to set things up!

*Makes 8-10 fish tacos*


 

Friday Favorites

It’s Friday with some of my favorites! 🙂 And of course I’m linking up with these beauties: Erika, Narci, and Andrea.

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I love J.Crew, a sale, and these dresses!

Two.

I know I just talked about this book last week because I was so excited to read it! I was that over-eager that i almost finished it already. 😉 It is life-changing and so inspiring with each page. Go buy it.

Three.Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas-- stephanie-spring.comIf you missed my back-to-school breakfast idea, click here!

Four.
My classroom is (almost) set up! 😉

Five.
Fish Tacos + Ah-mazing Sauce Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comThese babies are coming to you on Monday! Be sure to check back for the recipe!

Happy Friday! Love you all! xox

 


Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comBlueberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comBlueberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comWell, ladies and gents, there isn’t a shortage of blueberries in the Spring household this summer! They are possibly one of my favorite fruits and I love to find a variety of ways to use them in recipes. Perk to this smoothie: The protein powder already contains chia and probiotics, which grants you a little extra boost at any time of the day! I’m no Olympian, but as far as I’m concerned, this is a ten out of ten as recipes goes! 😉 Drink up!Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comBlueberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com


Ingredients: 


2 cups Almond Milk

1.5 cups frozen blueberries

2 bananas

2 scoops Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder



What to do: 

Combine all ingredients in a blender (my fav here!) and serve.

*Serves 2*