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15 Free Printables for Your Laundry Room

My next home will have a laundry room.

A laundry room with a full-fledged washer and dryer and tidy little sorting racks. But mostly a washer and dryer, all mine all mine all mine.

Who gets excited about the possibility of doing laundry in their home, you might ask?

Well, me. And anyone else who has had the displeasure of lugging their dirty clothes to an offsite laundry for any amount of time, I’d wager. There’s something that feels positively decadent about pouring detergent in my bare feet, wearing my pajamas. I actually fantasize about this future laundry room. It could be the size of a closet for all I care. I’ll still decorate said closet with cute printables.

I’ve taken the liberty of rounding up a few awesome free options just for fun.

Psst, a quick aside — Did you find this post via Pinterest? If so, nice to meet you, and thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a few minutes to click around so we can get to know each other better. A few good places to start: There is a freebies page I think you would like, as well as my About page and a roundup of my Favorite Posts. Looking for help planning your gallery wall? Check out my premium printables and custom services in the shop.

15 Free Printables for Your Laundry Room

15 Free Printables for Your Laundry Room • Little Gold Pixel

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Dream Laundry Room

In this imaginary laundry room of mine, we would hang some of these printables. 

Then I would create a hanging rack out of a ladder (hey, I’ve seen it on Pinterest). And, last but not least, I would stack my shelves with some pretty tools of the trade.

I used to solely imagine glass jars filled with detergents and stain removers, obviously removed from their original packaging because laundry packaging is so garish.

But then method (collaborating with ASOS) went and made a very chic detergent. Highly show-off-able. See?

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(Psst: use the code THREEFORME for $3 off your online purchase here)

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I would not kick these method 4x detergents off my shelf, for sure.

They fit right in with the bright, clean and fun aesthetic in my mind. Also a plus: knowing that my detergent is designed with an easy grip instead of handles to make it 100% recyclable.

What about you — what kind of items are in your dream laundry room?

Need ideas? Check out my Laundry Room Pinterest board.

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Alphabet Minimal Free Art Printable

Alphabet Minimal Free Art Printable • Little Gold Pixel

I baked my first loaf of bread today. I don’t know why it took me until now to attempt what turned out to be a simple thing.

In my mind, I had built up this excruciatingly long wait for the yeast to rise, along with kneading for.ev.er.

For certain, there are breads that need a lot of care. I did not choose such a bread. Just a simple french loaf. Four ingredients, an hour total. The blogger who posted the recipe used the word “foolproof,” and I’m happy to report she was right.

There’s nothing like the smell and taste of homemade bread. Sometimes when you want things done right, you have to do them yourself.

What does this have to do with an alphabet printable, you might ask.

Everything, because I was on the hunt for a minimal alphabet printable for my first Frame Game project. I kept coming up short* so I finally resigned myself to sit down sometime this week and type out a simple, minimal solution that could grace the walls of those of you who prefer the stark and simple.

*Spoiler: I eventually found a suitable, slightly different option for the Frame Game.

The best thing about a minimal “recipe,” so to speak, is that it works with all kinds of background sugars and spices.

Next time I’m adding raisins and cinnamon to my bread. Can’t you smell it now?

Alphabet Minimal Free Art Printable

Art is a high-res 8×10 pdf. Note that this freebie is watermarked. Unwatermarked printables (in more sizes!) are available in the shop.

Font: Gist Rough Light Three
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THE FINE PRINT: As always, play nice. For personal use only. Give credit where it’s due. Share with friends. It warms my heart to see my printables on social media, so please tag me @littlegoldpixel on Instagram so I can see the art in action.

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P.P.S. Ever think about making your own printables? Here are some resources to get you started.

Weekly Pixels #19

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This is an update in my Weekly Pixels series, a weekly photo project for managing my family’s digital files in lieu of printed photos. At the end of the year I will create a yearbook out of my images. Here’s what the third week of May looked like for us.

One thing about having a child: They will force you to stop and smell all the flowers.

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Children also beg you to “pet” the snails.

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Rainbow countertop.

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Alexa was smitten with the umbrella her daddy left for her on a rare wet morning.

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Raindrops on my car windows.

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Art journaling with a 4-year-old is super inspiring. I’m not being facetious. Try it sometime.

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We bought a chalkboard for our kitchen so we can leave one another pithy notes. Alexa and I broke it in with a drawing of our exotic houseboat.

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I don’t know why I’m always out of ingredients when I bake cookies, but these turned out surprisingly well.

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Sunday afternoon.

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This doll is a little shady if you ask me.

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P.S. Past photo projects: 2012, 2013, 2014

P.P.S. Follow me on Instagram for more photos.

Frame Game: Modern Gallery Wall for a True Adventurer

Frame Game: Modern Gallery Wall for a True Adventurer • Little Gold Pixel • In the first Frame Game, I curate a modern gallery wall for a true adventurer, complete with circus, skiing, mountains and camping free art printables.

This is the first installment of a new occasional series that I’m very excited about. It’s called Frame Game.

You see, since I’ve started rounding up free printables (the first time, the second time, the third time, the kids time, the kitchen time), I’ve received a lot of email seeking help with various dilemmas you have in your homes.

Finally it dawned on me. What if I took your specific requests, did some research, and showed you some possibilities here on the blog?

In my last newsletter (are you a subscriber?) I introduced this idea, and it was a hit. I have several walls to design now, and I’ve been busy combing the Internet for the perfect art.

Today’s wall was inspired by Kaitlyn, who is decorating for her 5-year-old son, Gavyn.

In Kaitlyn’s words:

Gavyn is a true adventurer with an exceptional imagination! As he is mastering his letters — identifying ones he is familiar with is totally exciting. He has no real theme, just mild colors and bare walls. We are leaning towards a more modern, simplified essence.

I really wanted to build off the “adventurer” theme for Gavyn and keep the color palette clean and modern but with a bold pop of color. When I found these free vintage posters (at 13×19 size, you’ll likely need to outsource your printing), I knew we had a good centerpiece.

Frame Game: Modern Gallery Wall for a True Adventurer • Little Gold Pixel • In the first Frame Game, I curate a modern gallery wall for a true adventurer, complete with circus, skiing, mountains and camping free art printables.

I drew on tones from these posters for the rest of the collection, keeping everything in the same color palette: Yellow, red, blue, B&W. But mostly B&W.

Gavyn is learning his letters, so what better for a little adventurer than to master his NATO phonetic alphabet, something that should intrigue and delight for years to come.

Another one of my favorite pieces is the “Hey batter batter swing batter” printable because I can’t help but hear it as said in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. If there’s one person who isn’t afraid of a little adventure, it’s Ferris, am I right?

To download these printables, click on the links below to go to the original download pages.

Frame Game: Modern Gallery Wall for a True Adventurer • Little Gold Pixel • In the first Frame Game, I curate a modern gallery wall for a true adventurer, complete with circus, skiing, mountains and camping free art printables.

Hey Batter Batter Swing Batter /// Adventure /// The Mountains Are Calling
Russell Bros. Circus Poster /// Bavarian Skiing Poster
Alpha Bravo Charlie /// Let’s Be Adventurers /// Let’s Go On an Adventure via Black and White Obsession


Interested in being featured on the Frame Game?

Use this form in the comments below (or email me) to indicate what mood you’re trying to set, and look our for future installments on the blog.

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  • Tell me a little about the person this room belongs to (likes, dislikes, special requests):
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P.S. More free printables for kids rooms.

P.P.S. The frames featured in this post are mockups. Check the individual download pages for details on ideal image size. Want to print something huge but the highest it goes is 8×10? Consider a larger frame with a mat. (Example here.)

What I’ve Been Reading

What I've Been Reading • Book Club Ideas • Little Gold Pixel

This is an occasional series that chronicles my quest to read 80 books in 2015. This is the fourth roundup (and a good way to get book club ideas). You can read the first here. The second here. The third here. Let’s see how it went, shall we?

Every so often I hit a stalemate in my reading list. This happens when I feel like I should finish the book in question, but I just can’t fathom reading another sentence.

Usually I go by John Irving’s wisdom: “Grown-ups shouldn’t finish books they’re not enjoying.”

But what if the book is by an author I admire and usually enjoy? That’s when I start feeling guilty. This month I shelved a Nick Hornby book that wasn’t clicking for me. It worked for others; there are plenty of five-star reviews on Goodreads, but for me it was an emphatic one-star read.

It pains me to say this because I can remember how much I enjoyed High Fidelity, How to Be Good and more recently Juliet, Naked.

Have you ever given up on a book by an author you admire? What was it?

In the past month, I’ve made it through 9 books.

(Do you follow me on Goodreads? You should!)

Book Reviews May 2015: 39/80

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Dreams of Gods and Monsters / Laini Taylor
File under: Fantasy, battle of good vs. evil, star-crossed lovers
Plot: The seraphim-chimaera war makes it to Earth. Karou must stop the fighting. But how?
Review: So many twists, turns and thought-provoking plot points, this is by far the best book of the series.
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Dollbaby / Laura Lane McNeal
File under: Southern, family secrets, coming of age, civil rights, New Orleans
Plot: After her father’s death, Ibby is left indefinitely at her eccentric grandmother Fannie’s house in New Orleans. As Ibby gets to know the inhabitants of the house — including its two housekeepers, Queenie and Dollbaby — she finds that they are a secretive bunch.
Review: I loved everything about this book except for Ibby. She wasn’t compelling enough as narrator, but the secrets and soap operas throughout were intrigue enough to keep me reading.
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10:04 / Ben Lerner
File under: Literary, navel-gazing, New York, neurotic
Plot: Man has a hard time reconciling certain aspects of his life.
Review: Boo-hoo. Don’t we all? The writing was nice, though.
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Rebel Belle / Rachel Hawkins
File under: Y.A., supernatural, Southern, kick-ass girls
Plot: Debutant and overachiever Harper accidentally becomes a Paladin, charged with protecting her least-favorite person in the world.
Review: Like Buffy meets Karate Kid or something like that. Witty, breezy, fun. A friend recommended this to me, and she was so right. A refreshing change of scenery. I can’t wait for the next installment.
Amazon Goodreads

 

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Get in Trouble / Kelly Link
File under: Short stories, mystery, surreal, supernatural, Neil Gaiman-esque
Plot: Surreal short stories with a hint of underlying creepiness to them.
Review: Some stories are better than others, but overall just the right amount of creepy. My fave: “The New Boyfriend.”
Amazon Goodreads

 

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Funny Girl / Nick Hornby
File under: Comedy, rom-com, television, literary
Plot: Sophie Straw attempts to become the next Lucille Ball.
Review: For a book about comedy, this was super un-funny. I read to the halfway point, and decided to give it up when I realized I would rather watch paint dry. Not Hornby’s best.
Amazon Goodreads

 

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The Elite / Kiera Cass
File under: Fairytale, Bachelor, Y.A., teen angst, Cinderella, dystopian
Plot: America makes it to the final six in the contest to win Prince Maxon’s heart, but there’s a complication: Aspen, her first love who suddenly appeared as a palace guard.
Review: This book suffers from the usual middle-book slump in a three-part series. Entertaining but vapid, still there’s something that clicks, enough so that I downloaded the conclusion immediately after finishing. (Darn it!)
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The One / Kiera Cass
File under: Fairytale, Bachelor, Y.A., teen angst, Cinderella, dystopian
Plot: Does America have what it takes to be a princess? She must decide before Maxon changes his mind and crowns one of the other girls.
Review: America is still an emotional trainwreck of a protagonist, but overall this is a satisfying conclusion. Much better than the first two combined.
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Dept. of Speculation / Jenny Offill
File under: Literary, poetic, marital musings
Plot: The Wife talks about her marriage and life in stream-of-consciousness fashion
Review: Words cannot describe how heartbreakingly beautiful and true this book is. I read it in one morning, partly because it’s short and mostly because it’s brilliant.
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In a Nutshell

Three to read: Dept. of Speculation, Dreams of Gods and Monsters, Rebel Belle (plus the runners-up: Get In Trouble and Dollbaby)

Three to pass: Funny Girl, 10:04, The Elite (skip right to The One instead!)

So there you have it. 39 down! 41 to go!

What have you been reading lately? I’m always on the lookout for a good book … do share recommendations in the comments. Have you read any of these books? Do you agree/disagree with my assessment? Let’s discuss in the comments below.

P.S. A running list of my fave must-read books. Soooo much good stuff here.

Linking up with modernmrsdarcy.com, a great place to find good reads. Check it out.
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Beach Movies I Could Live In

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5 Beach Movies I Could Live In

I recently discovered something embarrassing about myself.

I cannot multitask if there’s a beach movie on TV.

You’re talking to the person who regularly blogs while “MacGyver” and “The A Team” drone on in the background. But put on “Fool’s Gold”? Scratch my entire productive evening. This beach movie craze is giving my dance movie craze a run for its money.

I know what you’re thinking. “Fool’s Gold”? It’s not like Matthew McConaughey’s tan torso won any Oscars.

My theory is that I’m due a vacation, and these gorgeous films make me want to dive into the screen.

Do you feel the same way about certain movies? Which ones could you live in?

Only eye candy need apply. No brain kale here, folks.

Fool’s Gold

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How beautiful is that beach? The plot is twisted and insane, but essentially recently divorced couple Kate Hudson and McConaughey search for treasure near an island off Key West. There’s a lot of insanity, and Donald Sutherland is delightful as an eccentric multimillionaire, but the real star of this movie is the setting. And the yacht, of course.

Blue Crush

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I’m not sure it gets more vapid than this movie, but by god it’s Hawaii and it’s gorgeous and it makes me want to learn how to surf. Surfer girls try to survive Spicolli style, on nothing but “cool buzz and tasty waves,” as they get ready for the surf competition. If you didn’t already want to live in Hawaii, you will after watching this film.

Cocktail

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Oh, man. Remember when Tom Cruise was a dream boat instead of a nightmare? Or, rather, when he was an aspiring business owner who travels to Jamaica to raise the cash to fund his ventures. Then he meets Elisabeth Shue and for about 25 percent of the movie we’re treated to gorgeous scenery and lush tropical romance. Yeah, that’s the part of the movie I could live in.

Gidget

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How cute and innocent and fun and sooooo California. Sandra Dee decides to ditch her “manhunting” friends to learn how to surf from a bunch of dudes (including one named Moondoggy). See also: the time I drew fashion inspiration from the film.

Into the Blue

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Gorgeous cinematography awaits when Jessica Alba and Paul Walker go diving for treasure in the Bahamas but instead find a giant stash of cocaine. This is the only film that has ever made me consider scuba diving. (I have to muster up courage just to snorkel.)

P.S. Five more movies I want to live in.

Weekly Pixels #18

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This is an update in my Weekly Pixels series, a weekly photo project for managing my family’s digital files in lieu of printed photos. At the end of the year I will create a yearbook out of my images. Here’s what the second week of May looked like for us.

Usually I go in chronological order. Not today. Enjoy the chaos!

For Mother’s Day, I combined my mom’s diamond necklace with the charm Alexa got me. Love!

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Salad + masala chicken and veggies.

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Beach blanket hair.

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Posing on the surfboard really highlighted the skills she learned in dance class.

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Barefoot in the park. “The grass is really soft,” says the beach city kid who is more familiar with sand than grass.

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Breakfast, my favorite meal of the day.

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Feather find.

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So California.

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A brief interlude with clouds.

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And an even briefer interlude with rain.

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Mother’s Day Tea Party at the preschool, complete with tiny chairs and tiny tea.

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No blueberries.

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Mama + Alexa

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Surf + Sparkle.

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Splash.

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Daddy’s girl.

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Like father, like daughter.

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Overhead.

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P.S. Past photo projects: 2012, 2013, 2014

P.P.S. Follow me on Instagram for more photos.

Frozen Let It Go Free Art Printables (Yes, Again)

You might remember last year I made some Frozen printables. They looked a little something like this:

Free Frozen Art Printables • Little Gold Pixel

At the time I was aiming for gender neutral. Something for boys, girls and, ahem, adults. You know who you are.

A few weeks ago we upgraded Alexa to a big-girl room. She has a large bed now, we rearranged her furniture, and it seemed only right to switch out some of the art that had been in frames since before she was born.

I suggested we print out one of the Frozen pieces I had created.

“But, Mama, can you add some snowflakes? And the words aren’t too pretty.”

Yes, I have a budding artist on my hands here. I was happy to work to her specs, though, because it was obvious that her changes are more in line with what my 4-year-old girl likes. Even though I’m constantly telling her she can play with toys she calls “boy toys” and colors she calls “boy colors,” she has her mind made up when it comes to pink and frilly.

Frozen Let It Go Free Art Printable • Little Gold Pixel • A variation of my earlier printables, this time art directed by my 4-year-old daughter.

She wasn’t so sure about the blue at first, so I made one in pink, too.

Frozen Let It Go Free Art Printable • Little Gold Pixel • A variation of my earlier printables, this time art directed by my 4-year-old daughter.

Just like the fairy godmothers in another Disney princess tale (“Sleeping Beauty” in case you don’t recall), she went back and forth between blue and pink. We settled on blue for the time being because I feared her entire room would look like it was decorated by Pepto-Bismol. I am still in charge here, somewhat.

Frozen Let It Go Free Art Printables • Little Gold Pixel • A variation of my earlier printables, this time art directed by my 4-year-old daughter.

Anyway, I thought you might be interested in some more whimsical Let It Go options, so here you go. Art directed by Alexa, age 4 years 4 months. These are “for girls,” says Alexa. (They’re for everyone, I say.)

Frozen Let It Go Free Art Printables

Art is a high-res 8×10 pdf.

Font: Dality
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Frozen Let It Go Free Art Printables • Little Gold Pixel • A variation of my earlier printables, this time art directed by my 4-year-old daughter.

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Frozen Let It Go Free Art Printables • Little Gold Pixel • A variation of my earlier printables, this time art directed by my 4-year-old daughter.

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THE FINE PRINT: As always, play nice. For personal use only. Give credit where it’s due. Share with friends. It warms my heart to see my printables on social media, so please tag me @littlegoldpixel on Instagram so I can see the art in action.

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P.P.S. Ever think about making your own printables? Here are some resources to get you started.

Weekly Pixels #17

Weekly Pixels • Weekly Photo Project for 2015 • littlegoldpixel.com

This is an update in my Weekly Pixels series, a weekly photo project for managing my family’s digital files in lieu of printed photos. At the end of the year I will create a yearbook out of my images. Here’s what the first week of May looked like for us.

S’mores frappuccino. It’s the first drink I’ve been excited about at Starbucks in a long time. I’m not sure there’s any coffee in it, but it’s mighty tasty.

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Beach bums, all of us.

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Sleeping with her Elsa doll.

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I’m eating a salad every day for the month of May. 

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“Take our picture!” Alexa says.

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Craft store adventures.

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Flowers to distract Alexa from the loud, scary sounds of Daddy washing the car a few feet away.

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Pink and yellow and blew me away.

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Breakfast three ways.

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Wispy clouds.

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When in doubt, put an egg on it.

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Palm tree army.

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She got sent home sick. At least she’s not scared of the doctor’s office anymore.

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Another day, another salad.

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The HOA cut down a giant pine tree in front of our condo. I am morose about it.

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Diagonals.

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I found her cardigan hiding in my bag.

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Blazing sunset.

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Hello, little friend.

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Morning light.

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P.S. Past photo projects: 2012, 2013, 2014

P.P.S. Follow me on Instagram for more photos.

12 Awesome-Looking Salad Recipes to Try

12 Salad Recipes to Try • Little Gold Pixel

A few summers ago I ate a salad a day for an entire month.

I was reminiscing about how much healthier I felt after force-feeding myself a bowl full of vegetables for 31 days when it occurred to me: Do it again. Duh.

What’s funny is that the first round of salad days was kinda-sorta torture. And there were a few times I put strawberries on top of a pile of spinach and called it a salad. Ahem.

Not going to happen this time around.

I’m committed to eating well-rounded, awesome salads each day of May. It has already started off so much easier now that I have a few tried-and-true salad recipes I eat often, anyway, including my Summer Salad and Crunch-tastic Salad.

Also, I’ve pulled 12 recipes that I want to try out of my giant Salad Days board on Pinterest.

12 Salad Recipes to Try

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1. Smoky Kale Caesar Salad – Shutterbean

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2. The Reset Button Salad – Shutterbean

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3. Simple Greek Salad – Shutterbean

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4. Hawaiian Chicken Chop Salad – Heather Christo

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5. Chopped Chicken Taco Salad – How Sweet It Is

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6. Chopped Asian BBQ Chicken Salad – Half Baked Harvest

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7. Easy Summer Herb Chickpea Chopped Salad – Half Baked Harvest

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8. Thai Cashew Chopped Salad – The Recipe Critic

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9. Chopped Thai Salad – The Wicked Noodle

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10. Watermelon Salad

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11. Superfood Crunch Salad – Oh She Glows

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12. Galicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas – Minimalist Baker

Have you ever tried a salad month? What’s your fave go-to salad? You can follow along with me this month on Instagram. Fingers crossed I come out a few pounds lighter come May 31!