Creamy avocado, homemade scallion black pepper cream cheese, and peppery arugula piled high on an everything bagel. This easy, delicious breakfast sandwich comes together in minutes! 

Everything Bagel Sandwich

Everything Bagel Sandwich

Hi guys! I know this space has been unusually quiet for the past two weeks or so. I’ve been traveling a bit, branching out and doing more freelance photography projects, updating the blog to comply with new European Union GDPR regulations, and gearing up for our move in late May. This will be our third apartment in three years. Have we lost our minds? Maybe.

The move was somewhat of a spontaneous decision back in February, but we’re both really excited about the new space and location. We’ll be staying in the same West Loop neighborhood in Chicago. Unfortunately, I have the hardest time concentrating once a move is on the horizon, so it will be really nice to get it over with. 

We also got into a car accident last week. [We didn’t get hurt, thank goodness, but our car incurred about $5,000 worth of damage.] Ugh.

Oh, oh! And we’re traveling to France tomorrow. We’ve had this trip planned since early fall, and while the timing isn’t ideal with everything else going on, we’re really looking forward to it. We’ll be spending five days in Provence with Connor’s parents and four days in Paris. It has been over 15 years since my last trip to France and I’ve been dying to go back! Bring on the pastries and escargot.

If you want to follow along with our travels, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Instagram Stories. My posting schedule will be a bit touch and go for the rest of the month, as we move immediately upon our return, but I’ll be sharing a few posts between then and now. I’m hoping to get back into a regular posting schedule by early June. Thank you, as always, for your continued readership and support!

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