summer Archive

The Classic Summer Dinner, Done Right!

What do you consider to be a classic dish? A meal that we consider to be timeless. Something that kids and your grandparents love just as much as you do. For summer, there are countless classic dishes. Coleslaw and buffalo wings, mac n’ cheese with a summer salad or perhaps smoked salmon with Mediterranean vegetables. …

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My Lil’ Container Garden – Summer 2020

I’m honestly not even sure where to start with this garden post, since I haven’t done a great job of documenting it here all along. I know I’ve mentioned it a lot the last few months. To start off I’d like to say that this garden would not have been a thing if it weren’t …

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2019 Summer Wrap Up

I can’t believe it’s mid October, but alas here is my 2019 Summer Wrap Up! Every year I enjoy looking back at everything we did over the summer and I thought I’d put one together for this year. I usually start these posts with the run down of May. I did my weekly summary posts …

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2018 Summer Wrap Up

Jeez, now that September’s almost over, I thought I’d better do my summer wrap up. Before you know it, it will be Christmas. Sheesh! So for us in Alabama, school gets out in late May so that’s where our fun will begin. –MAY– Memorial Day Weekend my 2 nieces stayed with us while their parents …

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Summer Bucket List 2018

Summer officially starts this week. In case you wondered summer is from Thursday, June 21 through Saturday, September 22. Although, my 9th grader starts school August 8th and my college kid starts August 20th. And since both the boys have been done with school since May, I’ve let a several weeks go by. I need …

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Best of Summer 2017

I can’t believe tomorrow is SEPTEMBER!! Can you? Summer always flies by, so I’m not sure why I’m always surprised. In this best of summer post, I’m sharing the highlights of the last 3 months. As I gathered up pictures, I realized this summer has been so busy. We’ve covered a lot of ground among …

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August To Do List

July To Do Recap –Get more comfortable with my Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Camera. – I didn’t do as much as I would have liked. One day after work, I pulled it out and walked around outside and in the house trying different things. Honestly, I’m super frustrated with it. –Start exercising 3 times …

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Summer Summary 2016

The past few months have been jam packed with so much! The times of lazy summer days are few and far between around here. Here’s what kept us busy… End of the season handbell choir performance at church All the high school graduation festivities Senior Sunday Graduation Day Grad Party at the Lake Rob and …

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Memories of the Month {6.2015}

This month I was happy about: it being summer and just being able to have some downtime. This year I’m going to rate the books & movies. Here’s my rating system: ♥ ♥ = Love it! A must read/see! ♥ = Really good! Highly recommend. ✓ ✓ = Good, not great ✓ = Not much …

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Life Lately #5…

Life lately is filled with…

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Summer Bucket List

Now that we’re in our 2nd full week of summer, I thought I’d better go ahead and post my Summer Goal Bucket List

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Camp Sequoyah

This year Drew decided to attend a different Boy Scout camp. Since his troop is so large they usually have 2 different groups go to 2 different camps. The last several years he’s gone up to North Carolina to Camp Daniel Boone, but this year he opted to stay in his home state of Alabama, …

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Things to do this Summer {2011}

With summer nearly 4 weeks in, I’m finally getting around to doing a post about things I’d like to do! I was extra motivated when I saw Andrea’s post! So here goes…. Family road trip 7/1-5 Read at least 2 good books Get kids to the dentist So happy to have this done until December! …

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Just put me on the BAD MOM list!

Ahhhhh!!! I’m so upset right now and instead of putting part of this on my facebook, I’m going to do what I used to do and blog about it! So here goes…you have been forewarned. First, let me give some background info. Every summer our church has a “Sweat Week” for 6-12th graders. Sweat Week …

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My Story In Photos: The Summer Edition {I Heart Faces}

This week over at I Heart Faces our challenge is to share your story of summer through pictures. So here you have it. This summer didn’t have any big trips or much exciting. We managed to do little things here and there so that it wasn’t totally boring! Summer started with sis-in-law’s graduation from SCAD …

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Feeling the Love at Camp

Last week Drew spent his first week at camp. He went away to Boy Scout Camp in North Carolina; Camp Daniel Boone. I always loved getting stuff while away at camp, so I had a lot of fun writing letters and packaging up little things to send him. Put a mark next to “Good Mom” …

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Summer Days

Our 2nd of Summer Days…Today we started the morning by going to Town Creek Park and walked. We took some pictures along the way. Here’s the boys while resting on a bench. After that we went home and made homemade Strawberry-Lemonade Icies. Here’s a picture of Alex showing off the fact he gets to drink …

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Summer – Day 1

Today is the first day of summer for the boys and me. It’s gone pretty well. We ran some errands this morning and then watched Cool Runnings together. What an inspiring movie! The boys enjoyed each other, for the most part. Here’s Alex watching on as Drew plays on his game boy.

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Can I just snap my fingers?

I love to travel, just love it. But what I don’t love is getting ready to travel. Cleaning the house, packing, cleaning out the car, making sure we have everything, going to the store, paying bills, and the list goes on and on. I wish I could just snap my fingers and be ready to …

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Summer

This summer is flying by like it always does! I’ve been juggling time with my kids with trying to get stuff done for work! I just love people who say that teachers get off 3 months for summer and yada-yada-yada! I know that I only get 9 weeks off and 1 to 2 of those …

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