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Fancy Schmancy Grilled Cheese ~ Provolone, Goat, Prosciutto & Jam

Today is a perfect June Gloom-y Monday. No pressure to get out to the pool or the park, just temps in the low 70s and a work-around-the-house kind of day. I’m enjoying it because before too long, it’s going to really heat up around here.

Elliott spent the morning at Cooking Camp while Holden and I {ok, just me} whizzed through the house filling trash bags, getting piles ready to donate, vacuuming and throwing a couple loads of laundry in.

Feels so good to just get rid of STUFF. Ugh! So. Over. It.

On this wonderfully overcast and cool day, it only seemed fitting to light a candle ~ this has been my favorite to burn lately and sends off and ever so slight tropical scent making you think wish you were on an island far, far away sucking down a daiquiri with sand between your toes…


{Yankee Candle, Paradise Spice ~ banana, vanilla, cinnamon & cloves}

Also, I think a nice warm grilled cheese fits the bill for lunch on a day like today.

I have a whole board on Pinterest just for grilled cheeses. I’ve yet to try any of them, but when I saw this one on IG, well….I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Thanks, Cameron, for sharing! It was amazing…..duh.


What you need:

Loaf of sourdough bread

Slices of provolone cheese

Log of goat cheese {or already crumbled. I used plain, but an herbed one would be even more delish}


Jam of choice {I used homemade peach, but strawberry, fig, apricot or blackberry would be fantastic}

Softened butter

What you do:

Lightly butter two slices of bread. Flip them over and spread some jam on both slices. Add crumbled goat cheese to one slice and a couple thin slices of provolone to the other. Lay some prosciutto {I used 2 slices} on top of the cheeses and make into a sandwich. Place buttered side down onto a pre-heated grill pan or panini press. Flip after a couple minutes or cook as your panini press directs.

Slice diagonally and ENJOY!


It’s crispy, gooey, sweet & salty!

This sandwich will be your sunshine on a cloudy day.

Trust me.

Rosettes, Ruffles, Beads & Lace

My garb du jour is the same Monday through Friday.

Sports bra, ribbed tank, yoga pants or if I’m “dressed up”, my favorite comfy jeans or black casual slacks and flip flops, of course.

Here’s a visual…

Exciting, huh?

I do love the layered tank look and stumbled across another super-duper clearance at Old Navy this weekend and decided I needed to spice up the “wardrobe” a bit.

For about $35 I got 9 new “fancy” tops. Here are just a few…

I ADORE the gray one with the rosettes…

Feelin’ like a whole new woman! {and all for just $35}

I LOVE the ribbed tanks from ON…they’re super long and perfect for layering with other tanks or under a long sleeved shirt on cooler days.

Speaking of cool days, today I have my “Baked Cookies” home fragrance going, chicken and dumplings in the crock pot and it’s a nice, crisp forecast of ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN!


As you can see, I am not letting these ridiculous temps get in the way of my comfort food cravings.

Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 103* and then “cool down” to 95* on Wednesday and then be back up to 99* on Thursday and Friday!

What the heck, Mother Nature!?!

See why I just went out and got some new tanks? Around these parts you never know when Fall may really get here.

Looks like we’ll most likely be having another snow cone while picking out our pumpkins again this year.

So Cal is nice, but I would like to trade in my tank tops and flip flops for sweaters and boots every once in awhile!

Maybe in January?

Fancy Rassy

We love the Fancy Nancy series in our house!

If you have a little girl(s) and haven’t discovered these darling books yet, check them out!

You can view the fanciness here.

Auntie Bucky sent the Fancy Nancy Christmas book last year which made a cute addition to our more traditional holiday reads. We also have Fancy Nancy and The Posh Puppy…which Elliott calls “The Polish Puppy”! But, I think my favorite so far is the original F.N. story.

Looks like we have a “polish puppy” of our own….

I hope you have a fanciful, fashionable, feathery and fUlL oF fUn FrIdAy!