Aug 3

Watermelon Pizza


Happy National Watermelon Day! 

I love watermelon. And it’s the perfect refreshing summer treat.

I grew up eating watermelon during the summer watching my mom sprinkle it with a little bit of salt. At first I was completely disgusted by the idea until I gave it a try for myself. Watermelon has the perfect amount of sweetness to be paired with something salty.

I saw this idea for the perfect sweet and salty watermelon pair on skinnytaste (a favorite recipe website) and wanted to give it a try. My sister made it for our July 4th party and it was a hit. Even the kids were eating it!

For the full recipe, visit Gina’s website. We switched out arugula instead of mint. And I definitely recommend using the balsamic glaze she recommends as it is delicious!

With the simple ingredients of:

  • Watermelon
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Feta
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Arugula

You can have an easy and delicious watermelon pizza!

Jul 22

Why I’m Happy Wednesday: 5


It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to share the happy things that are going on in your lives. We start our drive down south tomorrow and this face you see above, will be her face for the next month. Our first stop is in Hilton Head, SC where my entire family will be spending for a week vacation. We’ve been going to Hilton Head every summer since I was born, but this is the first year in about 10 years that we’ve all gone together with the entire family. To say I am excited is an understatement.

We will then drive down to my parents house in Florida and then back up to North Carolina to spend time with my in-laws. I love being able to spend quality time with family. It’s so good for the heart.

Now tell me something good. Something that’s made you happy. It can be big, it can be small, just something that has put a smile on your face. You can participate by sharing a photo on Wednesday with the hashtag #WhyImHappyWednesday and tagging me @amommyinthecity or feel free to write it in the comments below. I do read them all and am happy to reply back on your good news! You can also join in the conversation on my Facebook page!

Also, to spread the happiness, I’m giving you the chance to with one of TWO $500 Amazon Gift Cards. Enter here.

Jul 21

Giveaway! Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card


This week I feel like a crazy person getting ready for our month long vacation (and road-trip) down south! We leave on Thursday, so we are just days away. Eeek.

To celebrate our much needed vaction, I’m partnering with nine amazing bloggers to offer two lucky winners one $500 Amazon gift card each! Amazon has it all, so if you win, make sure you treat yourself to something nice!

Enter to win between July 21-31, 2015 via the widget below. Basically, if you follow all 10 bloggers on Instagram (and you will want to, because each of these ladies is flat out awesome!) you will have tossed your hat in the ring 10 times (x 2 since there are two gift cards to win…sometimes math is awesome). Once the giveaway ends, the winner will be chosen randomly and contacted via Instagram, with 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

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Jul 1

Why I’m Happy Wednesday: 2

Tell me something good. Something that’s made you happy. It can be big, it can be small, just something that has put a smile on your face.