The Best Thing I Ever Ate….

One of my favorite Food Network shows is “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” It is where Food Network chefs go to their favorite restaurants, eat, and describe their favorite dish that they had ever eaten in their entire life. Well, when I traveled to Portland, I found “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

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Iorio Italian restaurant not only has gluten free pasta, they make it themselves! I was in heaven.

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Gluten free calamari. It was seriously SO GOOD.  I had not been able to eat friend calamari in years!

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For some reason, the pasta tasted like Christmas to me. It could be my imagination. But, this pasta really is “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

I apologize for not blogging in forever! I was experiencing some technical difficulties, but thankfully my fiance was able to fix my blog! I will be posting regularly again.

-XO,

Molly

The West Coast

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! I spent mine with my fiancé and his family in Portland, Oregon for his sister’s wedding. This was the first time that I have ever been to this part of the U.S., so it was definitely an experience! I absolutely loved the cooler temperatures. I wish Texas was a bit cooler this time of the year 🙂 Here are a few pics from my trip!

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Portland was very artsy…this was a cool door to a shop in a cute little neighborhood.

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We had brunch at Besaw’s. It was so delicious. Their gluten free French toast is to die for! Be prepared to wait in line for a while, but they provide an outdoor coffee station so that you can have coffee while you wait!

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Besaw’s has their own garden where they grow their own veggies, fruits, and spices!

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We went to a Farmer’s Market near the water!

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This guy apparently paints himself silver and juggles in the park. He had a sign that said not to taunt, touch, bother him, etc. He NEVER moved. I really wanted to poke him to see what happened, but I didn’t 🙂

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Stay tuned for another Portland post! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend!

-XO,

Molly

Until Next Time….

Today was our last day at the beach. My family and I have had a wonderful time relaxing, swimming, sleeping late, and eating delicious seafood! However, I am ready to go back home to see my fiancé and puppy. Not to mention the fact that my poor fair skin is burned to a crisp despite the fact that I have been slathering sunscreen on like crazy! Here are a few highlights from the trip:

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The beautiful ocean!

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My sister and I at the top of a lighthouse! The climb to the top was insanely hot!

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The view from the Lighthouse!

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Gelato!

photo (8)My sister in her cute fedora! See her blog post about it here.

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Cute patio on the bay at La Hacienda restaurant!

Our summer vacation is over until next year. It was wonderful!

P.S. Be sure to stop back by on Monday for an awesome giveaway!!

-XO,

Molly

The Windy City

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I went on a weekend vacation with my best friends to Chicago a few weeks ago! We had the BEST time. We squeezed a ton of sightseeing in during our weekend and were able to do so many fun things!

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Seeing Wrigley Field was great….except the part where we had to wait four hours for the game due to the rain delay. We made the best of it and still had a blast!

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Obviously we had to take selfies at the Bean in Millennium Park.

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The architecture river cruise was my absolute favorite thing that we did. We were able to see the intricate buildings in Chicago and learn a little more about their history from our tour guide. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Chicago. Oh, and there are fireworks at the end!

My trip to Chicago was filled with sightseeing, shopping, lots of good Chicago Italian food, and fun with my favorite people! I can’t wait to go back!

-XO, Molly

Packing List

My family and I are leaving bright and early Sunday morning for South Padre Island. Here are a few beach must-haves for the summer:

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                                        Club Monaco Dress

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                                               J Crew Shorts

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                                             Floppy Hat

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                                           Kate Spade Tote

I’m looking forward to relaxing and getting lots of sun! Happy Weekend!!

-XO,

Molly