Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Twitter Tuesdays No. 12

Right now, we're on vacation, {hopefully} enjoying the beach on the central Oregon coast. 

Ugh, vacation. It's now a kind of love-hate thing for me after having kids. We've taken some vacations that have been more stress-filled than fun (for me). 

Click on "Read More" to read how, after having a child, I now define the word, "vacation" and enjoy a few funnies to get you through this Tuesday smiling.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

We spent the 4th of July with some great friends and, in addition to the food we brought, I wanted to bring a drink that everyone could enjoy. 

Even though I whipped this up as a refreshing non-alcoholic drink, I knew from the start that I'd have this with sparkling water and vodka. It's a wonderfully light drink and I like it because I can control the sugar, unlike store-bought juices.

Click on "Read More" to see how this sweet and tart treat comes together. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thank Goodness It's Thursday No. 31

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Welcome to another week of our Thursday link party! Summer is in full swing here in Seattle, with degrees up in the 90's. Despite the fact that I was raised in Texas, I find that a bit too hot to really enjoy the outdoors, especially in the afternoon. Our park trips and walks are being crammed into the morning hours, while crafting is occupying the afternoon. 

Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. I would be so appreciative if you could share the link party with your friends and followers, as we're really trying to get the word out about your awesome crafts, recipes and articles. 

Click on "Read More" to see the features and join the party!

Without further ado, here are this week's features!

Jordan's pick:
Stuffed Strawberries 3 different ways by Katie at Kid's Activities Blog

Sarah's Pick: I'm really liking the "#ThinkOutsideTheToyBox" series that some of my favorite kid-friendly bloggers are participating in. When I saw this, I thought: a) brilliant and b) I want to do this with, or without, my daughter present. Check out Echo's post and pull out that wax paper! 

Wax Paper Painting by Echo at Domain of the Mad Mommy

Becky's Pick:
Lovely Floral Garland by Mandee at Designs by Miss Mandee
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S'mores Cereal Bars from Jordan's Onion

Zucchini Noodle Side Dish from Ruffles and Rain Boots

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gifts for Baby


I've moved past the, "All my friends are getting married" phase of my life (although there are a few holdouts) and moved right into the, "All my friends are having babies" phase. 

And may I say, "Yay, babies!" 

Click on "Read More" to join in the baby fun! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Twitter Tuesdays No. 11

Do you ever go through periods of laziness? 

Can you remember if there was a time when you'd tagged yourself with the word "procrastination" and it ignited a passion to do even less than you had done when you accused yourself of it? 

Ugh, I'm going through one of those periods. I have so much to do: my 'to do' list is a mile long but today I enjoyed just playing with the kiddo, making awesome food (without taking pictures), and taking in the summer sun.

Click on "Read More" to... Oh, just click on it. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Zucchini Noodle Side Dish


Hey, ya'll. It's no secret that I'm not a genius in the kitchen - or anywhere else, for that matter - but there are those who are! I wanted to introduce you to a fabulous side dish my sister shared with me. 

This zucchini noodle side is a cinch to prepare, is ridiculously quick to put together, and is lip-smackin' good. 

Oh, and I forgot one of the best parts - you don't have to cook anything! 

Now before you say, "ooh, raw zucchini," just try this. You will be amazed at the taste, I promise. 

My husband, when eating this for the first time, said, "This. This is how you should prepare zucchini every time." The little one even eats it, so it's now become a staple in our house. 

Click on "Read More" to learn how to have your family salivating for zucchini in no time! I've even created a moniker for it: super zucchini!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thank Goodness It's Thursday No. 30

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week. The tasty recipes, creative crafts and musings are so much fun to read through each week. I'm excited to see what you've all been up to this week, but first... 

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