{our weekend in pictures}

Gussy + Zack, on our way to a Sunday BBQ!

Gussy + Zack, at the MetroPark beach :)

MMMMM, dinner outside Friday night!

Corn Roasted Tilapia with Mango Salsa {and rice}


6 oz Mango, pureed (can use frozen, but I use a whole Mango)
1/4 cup Red Pepper, diced
1/4 cup Red Onion, diced
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 t Ginger
1/4 t Chili Powder
1/4 t Allspice

2 t Salt
3 t Lemon Pepper
3 t Garlic Granules
1 1/2 cups Corn Bread Crumbs
4 T Butter, softened

3-5 Tilapia fillets

Preheat oven to 350. Spray shallow baking dish. Place fillets in dish.

In small bowl, combine cornbread topping ingredients, mixing with hands to crate a crumb texture. Sprinkle over top of fish. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes with a fork.

Meanwhile, combine ingredients for salsa in a sauce pan. Heat on medium heat until warmed through, stirring frequently. Serve with fish.

*When making the salsa, I usually combine all ingredients MINUS the vinegar until I’m ready to heat the salsa. The vinegar really breaks things down and makes it extra liquidy if it sits in there for more than 5-7 minutes. The salsa takes about 5 minutes to heat up.

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{newsworthy news}

Are you looking for a gift to give?
Want to reward yourself for something you’ve recently achieved?
Do you know someone who could use this and/or love it?
Would YOU want to use and/or love this?

Well, then today is your lucky day.

Until further notice, this wallet is on sale.
Was $28, is now $24.

Be sure to tell your friends, mom, neighbors, co-workers {if you’re blessed to have any, hmmph!}, sister and/or dog.

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{I have a love for many things on Etsy.}


Because, ya know, who doesn’t love Etsy? ;)


FlutterbyDaisy has the most darling dress for sale on her Etsy shop. You must check out her shop! And yes, that is an order from Gussy :) I love the green, yellow, and OF COURSE THE RUFFLES!!! xoxo.


GUSSY is a proud owner of BrookeMarton jewelry! YEAH! My wonderful friend, Nikki, bought me a BrookeMarton necklace as an early birthday present. So, with all that said, I want to tell you to buy this from Brooke! My piece is absolutely beautiful, just as this is. I love the green and blue, the different shapes, yeah! :) Beautiful!


I don’t have any cute kiddos {just cute nephews} but I already know these Playground Scavenger Hunt cards are awesome! I want a set just so I can play “I Spy”! Check out their Etsy shop — Blynkenandnod definitely has a great thing going — these are a great idea!!!


This Happy Hippo Sculpture is the cutest. EVER! It’s pretty unique and I love it for that :) Head over to BunnyWithaToolBelt’s Etsy shop and see for yourself what else there is! I have already found a handful of cute little animals to love on.


I LOVE THESE BOBBY PINS! And not just because they’re our wedding colors ;) Citrus Hair Pins by MiaBeads. I think they would be lovely in my hair, ha ha.


Gussy hearts colorful things. Like her orange walls, red couch, white wooden tables, brown ottoman, and so on. I also love this blue picture frame. It would look fabulous in my living room. MadeByMavis {love the name, BTW} has this frame listed in her Etsy shop. Nice work, Mavis :)

PS. I hope your name is Mavis…


Although it is finally summer and I am absolutely loving, loving, loving the heat and sunshine, I’m also absolutely loving these slippers. MUAH! I just know my name is written on a size 6.

A big ROCK ON! to FrenchPressKnits for these slippers. I heart them :)

So, what is your favorite? You better say it’s the slippers. Or the Playground cards, or the…


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