Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Summer Somethings

Week 2 of Summer Vacation, Here we go!
We made a poster with our game plan/schedule which has been working pretty well so far.  I definitely find myself feeling overwhelmed at times, but putting some systems into place is helping us find our groove. Also, a well-stocked snack bin.  
These adorable plates are heavy duty plastic and perfect for our summer cookouts.
The prettiest cover-up:
And then this cute sarong, or currently "pareo":
I realized that the majority of my swimsuits are older than my second child, so this year I decided to grab a few new ones.  This is probably my favorite, which I found online at JCPenney.  It's hard to find one pieces that aren't matronly and I think this one is very "on trend" if you will.
I don't think this would fall under the category of "Beach Read", but I'll go ahead and call it a "Summer Thriller".  Enjoyed it...  
Oh!  And just a reminder if you have little ones...Don't forget to start Summer Reading.  The girls picked up some prizes yesterday and they're great this year:  Riverdogs tickets, Aquarium pass, Putt-putt.  Instilling a love of reading is a top parenting goal for me, and special rewards definitely help!
I can't believe my little one is turning 2 this month!  I'm sending invitations out this week.  I think these are so cute and can't beat the price!  
That's Summer, so far.
Off to EB's first ballet class!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend

 We had beautiful weather here in Charleston for a long Memorial Day weekend.  Pool, Beach, Hot dogs on the grill....Summer has arrived!


Friday was EB's last day of 3K!  Here's a comparison photo:
We have already made great use of the pool we joined for the Summer.  
Raisins in the Sun :) 
I finally found a frame I loved for MB's One year portrait.  Now for the matting.  I am going with a pale pink to give it a feminine touch.
Yesterday we were down on Folly.  We timed it so MB would nap while we sat in traffic.  It worked perfectly!

Today we are working on our Summer Game Plan.
We are making a daily schedule, a list of activities we want to do, and also a meal plan outline that will help take the guesswork out of my grocery list.  
Getting ready to tackle these long days ahead...

Monday, May 24, 2021

Veggie Alfredo Pizza

I made a delicious Veggie Alfredo pizza Friday night.  This is a great way to use up any leftover produce!  


Pizza dough (I used store bought)

1 cup Alfredo Sauce ( I used Simple Truth brand)

1/2 packet Ranch seasoning

Vegetables ( I used broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and red pepper)

1 and a half cup Cheddar cheese


Roll out your pizza dough.  I like to use a cookie sheet for a rectangle pizza.

Mix alfredo sauce and ranch packet.  Spread evenly over dough.

Finely chop all of your vegetables.  Steam them to par-cook.

Spread veggies on top of alfredo sauce layer.

Top with cheddar cheese.

Bake at 450 for 20 minutes.

So good!