The Smile List.


Eight Things That Made Me Smile This Week

1. Almond butter slathered on toasted homemade bread, and served with bright, summery strawberries and some extra crunchy veggies.

A simple, rainy day lunch.



2. Eating breakfast with a view.

I love you, Paris.



3. Revving up the nerve to buy (and sautee!) a bunch of baby artichokes.

(We all *loved* them, despite the amount of work it took to eat the hearts. 😉 )



4. Looking through old drawings and paintings that I did as a kid.

I want to know why I found the need to draw a can of Chef Boyardee’s spaghetti and meatballs??? :mrgreen:



5. Making winter feel like summer.

Enjoying smoothies for breakfast.

Driving home with the car windows open (50 degrees makes this totally okay.)

Making (and eating!) summery lobster rolls, served in a toasty bun.



6. Sampling my way through 4 new chobani flavors.  Yes.  Four. New. Flavors.  The kind people over at Chobani sent me a sample of their newest releases.  It was tough work, eating my way through all of those goodies, let me tell you. 😉

Lemon. Mango. Berry and Honey-nana (made for kids!)

Honestly, I loved all of them, but my heart belongs to the Honey-nana.  The banana wasn’t too overpowering, and neither was the honey; they blended perfectly together.  I plan on stocking up.



7. My newest $5 H&M find.

This will be perfect for toting all of my big books and binders around.  And once it gets too beat up to bring out into public (because this is guarenteed to happen, whenever you mix Sarah with white colored things), it will make the perfect bag for summer’s produce markets. 😀



8. Twinings Cranberry Green Tea.

The “sweet berry aroma” is what won me over.  It almost makes me want to be up at 5 am in the morning.  Almost.



Question: What made you smile this week?

Happy Friday!


13 thoughts on “The Smile List.

  1. Adorable list, and I’m feeling like I’m going to need to find that tea! For me
    Getting an unexpected valentines day card
    54 degrees yesterday
    Creating a few new recipes
    Honey wheat pretzels and cinnamon raisin PB as always =)

  2. Love your blog…love the photos, love the recipes…love your philosophy. Things that made me happy this week? Driving with my sunroof back. Singing oh, so loudly with my daughter on the way to school. Taking steps to make a professional change in my life. Life is good. Have a great weekend.

  3. Work made me smile-laugh-this week! English is finally clicking for one of my students and he got the highest test mark for 5 months and wrote a full page on the advantages/disadvantages of travelling by car….and he even used full stops and capital letters! I’m so proud! Have a great weekend 🙂

  4. Definitely a good list – everything is definitely very smile worthy in my opinion 😉 That bread + almond butter looks amazing!! All the more better that it’s homemade, even.
    I wish I had the courage to tackle an artichoke again. Last time I made one I ate the leaves because I didn’t know they weren’t intended for eating 😛

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