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.  
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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":
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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.
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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!
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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!  
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That's Summer, so far.
Off to EB's first ballet class!!
xLaura

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!

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Friday was EB's last day of 3K!  Here's a comparison photo:
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We have already made great use of the pool we joined for the Summer.  
Raisins in the Sun :) 
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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!

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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...
xLaura

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!  

Ingredients:

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


Directions:

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!

xLaura