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Monday, August 24, 2015

Lunch Box Notes

Let the lunch packing begin!

I teamed up with Agnes over at Hello, Wonderful to design some new lunch box notes! And guess what? They are free! Download them as many times as you would like! They are sure to bring a smile or two to your kiddos face! Just a little something to let them know you are thinking about them during the day!

Sidenote: Hello, Wonderful has quickly become one of my favorite blogs! If I could gather a group of my Instagram/Blog friends to live in the same neighborhood, Agnes would be one of the first women I invited!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

and she's off . . .

In a few short weeks our gal will be headed off to kindergarten! This mama's heart is feeling all sorts of emotions! I know she is ready! And I know I wasn't meant to home school so off she must go!

I saw this quote on pinterest a couple weeks ago. It's everything I want Cleo to keep in her heart as she steps through those doors. It's hard, isn't it? To let go of the control and let our kids fly and find their way. I don't want her to lose that twinkle in her eye when she's not included or someone makes fun of her crazy curly hair or she gets in trouble at school. Breaks my heart just thinking about it!

So sweet girl, go! Have fun! Be you! Be Kind! Ask questions! Rest! Eat your lunch! Listen to your teacher! Make new friends! You're going to be an awesome kindergartner! xo

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Black Bean Taco Dip

Sunday Funday = great friends in the backyard, kids splashing in the pool and yummy food and drinks! This is one of my go-to dips! So easy and so yummy! Enjoy!

B L A C K  B E A N  T A C O  D I P

2 packages of cream cheese
3/4 cup mayo
one package of taco season (i use this instead)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 tomato, chopped
1 clove garlic
1 can sliced or chopped black olives
green onions for garnish

mix cream cheese, mayo and taco seasoning together. spread in the bottom of  your serving dish. mix black beans, corn, chopped tomatoes, minced garlic and chopped olives together. spread on top of cream cheese mixture and garnish with green onions. serve with tortilla chips.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

It's A Bird, It's A Plane . . .

It's corn dip! I know, it doesn't look like something you really want to dip your chip in, but TRUST me!!  It is so, so good! In the summer I tend to always have sour cream and cream cheese on hand . . . the two main staples of any yummy dip!


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Friday, June 12, 2015



made a big batch of bootlegs last night and headed over to a friends new house in minneapolis . . . celebrating his new home and another friends 50th birthday! 

B O O T L E G recipe:

1 can frozen limeade
1 can frozen lemonade
gobbs and gobbs of fresh mint
blend everything together
{do not dilute the ade}

in a glass with ice . . .
combine one shot of the mint mixture, one shot of vodka and fill the rest up with soda water.

mix well and ENJOY!

Monday, June 8, 2015

a book shower

When my brother and his gal were expecting their first child I wanted to do something special for them but they were not thrilled with the idea of a traditional baby shower.  So I came up with this:

So many great books were given. I put them all together and presented them to the mama-to-be. She loved it and it was such an easy shower to host!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

summer bucket list

I love summer.
The sunshine.
Trips to the candy store for ice cream.
Flowers in my window boxes.
Dirty feet.
The sounds of kids swimming in the pool.
The smell of fresh cut grass.
Nights on the porch with good friends.

Every year we make a list of all the things we hope to do in the next three months. Do you make a list? I made this printable to help you get started! I hope you fill it with so many fun things! Let's make some memories this summer!