This and That


1. Look at that swing! Caleb loved playing baseball this year.

2. I came across this recipe and I am stoked to try it.

3. The boys wanted to play in the sprinklers so I turned them on, they had fun, but were shivering by the end. I love that they wanted to keep each other warm.

4. The shed and chicken coop is coming along. I have to finish the siding and painting and then we should be good to get our chickens.

5. Maxwell is officially in a twin bed. He is loving his big boy bed, just like brother’s. In the middle of the day, he asks to go sit in his bed…ha! If only he would sleep in past 6 a.m.

6. The Warriors are in the NBA finals and that makes this family VERY happy!

7. Bananas.


1. Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale is going on and that makes me very happy because I LOVE a good deal. I wanted to share my favorite picks today, there are items for her and him. Father’s Day is coming up, so take a look at the him list. Josh approved my picks:) Act fast because the sale items tend to go quickly! (these links are affiliate links)

For Her:

For Him:

2. Summer in a bowl.

3. New episodes of Bloodline start tomorrow and new episodes of House of Cards start next week. I see some late night Netflix binges coming on.

4. Today, is Caleb’s last day of preschool. I can’t believe we are going to have a kindergartener next year!

5. My boys dream breakfast.

6. The perfect summer scent.

7. Take a Day Off. I need to do this more often.

8. Summer lovin’

9. The biggest movie the year you were born. I got E.T. and Josh got Star Wars. He is older than me:) How about you?

10. Summer cheeseboard goals.

11. Do you have any fun Memorial Day plans? Make sure this salad is on your menu. It is always the talk of every summer party!

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    1. I’ve been so busy I haven’t picked up one in awhile. Sad! I am traveling next week so I need to find a good one. Any suggestions?

  1. I ordered the booties. 🙂 Thanks for that link, I’ve been looking for a pair like that for awhile now!

  2. Maria – you are a bad influence on my Nordstrom’s credit card!  I love those summer wedges you posted.  Good pick – I think I need them.  Happy Memorial Day!

  3. I am older than both of you because I got Love Story and my husband got Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! Fun list, I already ordered the same sundress. Great minds….

    1. I don’t buy everything in these posts, they are just things I am loving! I have some things, but certainly not all of them. I am actually not much of a shopper. I avoid the malls and buy things on sale. I always enjoy looking though!

    2. *I meant the original comment. I thought Maria’s explanation was quite classy. I’m not a big shopper, either, and live vicariously through other people’s wish lists and suggestions.

  4. Well….now I feel old….lol…the biggest movie the year I was born was Cleopatera with Elizabeth Taylor. The picture of the boys are super cute – I’m kind of in a blah shopping mood today – nothing really yelling to shop….other than maybe kitchen items…lol…Have a great weekend!

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