Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Flower Embellished Ice-Dyed Infinity Scarf

Are you ready for Scarf Week? I am with my pretty new, orange, ice dyed, flower embellished, T-shirt infinity scarf. Whew—that's a mouth-full!



What the heck is scarf week? Well, many of you know that (almost) every month I do a silhouette challenge project where I try to do something new and exciting with my Silhouette Portrait. What you may not realized is that Lauren from TheThinking Closet is the creator of the Silhouette Challenge. She is  a sweet, punny, encouraging, fun blogging lady!! So when she decided to invite folks to join in on her Scarf Week (which is a fun, crafty, pun-filled take on Shark Week ) I just had to join in!



Sunday, July 5, 2015

Menu Planning Monday 2015-07-06

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know that we had a blast on our long weekend: we went to a large local park for some hiking (not on the mountain that we originally planned because of the weather, but still fun!). Then we had loads of fun with water slides, dinner, and fireworks at a friends house, and then celebrating my birthday at home! Yay!! But now we need to plan for another week of work and summer weather.

Here's the meal plan for the week:



Monday: Meatball Sandwiches (using these meatballs), broccoli and cheese, salad



Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas, Grapes
Wednesday: Chicken Nuggets and French Fries, Salad
Thursday: Tacos (with easy cheesy taco meat)


Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Hamburgers, Salad, Fruit
Sunday: Rotisserie Chicken in the Crockpot, Corn on the Cob, Bread, Salad



What are you eating this week?

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July 2015

I just wanted to wish all of you a very Happy Fourth of July!


Over the past few weeks, We've seen a lot of division and heartache in the U.S. through various events covered in the media. Please take the time today to remember that no matter what our backgrounds, beliefs, or lifestyles, if you are an United States Citizen, you have been blessed in one way or another by the opportunities in this country as penned by the founding fathers of this country:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

I'm not saying that the country is perfect. I'm just saying that we should take this one day to appreciate and celebrate the blessings that we have here. So many people in this world do not enjoy the privileges we take for granted.


Enjoy your Independence Day...be safe and remember that little ones and our furry friends may not enjoy the pyrotechnic displays. Have fun grilling and hanging out with friends and family! And keep in mind a lesson that I had to teach my children last year: sparklers stay hot even after extinguished :-( My kids are still talking about that one....)

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops

I have to say that I'm pretty much in love with banana-based popsicles. Bananas give pops a sweet taste without being overwhelming - they are a simple base that I can add all kinds of flavors to! A couple of days ago, I was inspired to try a peanut butter cup inspired popsicle with the banana base. And if you know that the banana is there, you might miss it - in fact, when my daughters had these popsicles for dessert, one of my girls kept asking where the bananas were! All they could taste was the peanut butter and chocolate!


Here's what you need:


2 bananas
1 tablespoon cocoa
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Puree bananas until smooth. I used a mini food processor. Mix in the cocoa and peanut butter - make sure you mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. I use Ikea popsicle molds - this recipe made 6 popsicles.


I mean, look at this luciousness! I can hardly believe that there's bananas in there!


Enjoy!

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