Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Summer.-You were good to us.








Summer,
you have definitely treated us well.
We enjoyed our time doing so much together. 
Painting, water play, brewing sweet tea, building tents, bubble blowing, chalk doodles,
cooking together, summer nights out on the porch and lots of hugs and sweet kisses.
We'll cherish these moments. 
I'm truly happiest at home with my family.
Thank you summer. -You've been so good to us!
Tomorrow our oldest starts 1st grade. 
We're so proud of all the hard work she's always doing.
She's eager to learn more and she will be taking on some 2nd grade work as well.
We're so happy to see her grow and learn so much more.
We'll continue to enjoy the upcoming weeks of summer and 
make even more memories.  It's been an awesome break! 
Until next time, so long summer break. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer.








Late mornings.
Warm air.
Late nights.
Blended drinks.
Big smiles.
Chalk doodling.
Sunny evenings.
Summer rain.
Water play.
Dinner outdoors.

Oh what a summer it has been.
I'm so thankful for this time with my family.
We continue to make memories and I absolutely cherish this time together.
We've taken the time to really enjoy this summer.
I hope you're all enjoying your summer!

Until next time..
SMILE!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review and recipe: Flavor your life. European Extra Olive Oil.





*Disclaimer* I was given the opportunity to try out this product. This product was given to me for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) for the purpose to use and give my honest opinion on this product. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

I had the opportunity to try out this product and I must say we are definitely enjoying it. It adds a burst of flavor to any dish. I was given several recipe cards to choose from. I decided to go with the creamy avocado crostini.

Creamy Avocado Crostini

Serves 16.
Ingredients that you will need:
-1 ripe avocado
-1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
-1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
-1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
-2 tablespoons of chopped chives
-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
-1 baguette, sliced diagonally 

Start off with preheating your broiler on high.

Next, you'll want to slice up your avocado and add it into a bowl. 
Once you have done  this take your garlic salt, pepper, lemon juice and chives and add them 
in with your avocado. Give it all a good mix!  

Once you're all done with that take 2 tablespoons of your olive oil and mix it in with your avocado mix. Stir until everything is smooth and there are no chuncks. Set your mixture aside for now.

Next take your bread and slice it.  Lay it flat onto a baking tray. Brush the remaining extra olive oil on both sides of  your bread. Place your baking tray into your broiler and wait until both sides of your bread turn a light golden brown.

Remove from broiler. Take your avocado mix and spread onto your crostini. 

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. It was so delicious. I thought the flavors of the avocado and extra olive oil created a delicious combination. And this can easily be served as an appetizer while hosting a dinner party or even a wine tasting. Ah, it was everything I thought it would be. Turned out amazing!

European extra olive oil is amazing! It is virtually free of acidity. It is made by pressing without heat or the use of chemical. Between uses you should store it in an area that is dark and cool. Try not to store on a counter or near a stove. And never store it in the refrigerator. 


About Flavor your life campaign

Flavor your life campaign, is dedicated to providing the latest information on European  Extra Olive Oil. The program aims at educating  US consumers, helping them make informed decisions when they purchase Extra virgin olive oil. 
Zucchi has been selected as one of  Flavor your life's trusted partners. 
Zucchi has been managed and owned by seven generations of the Zucchi family. 
They are committed to creating the highest quality oils.  
If you are interested in learning more about Flavor your life campaign and Zucchi, please visit them at flavor-your-life.com. And www.zucchi.com/us.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Live. Love. And be happy. Ways to enjoy and embrace life.


“If there's one thing I learned, it's that nobody is here forever. 
You have to live for the moment, each and every day . . . the here, the now.” -Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry
Source

Live. Love. Be Happy.
Ways to enjoy and embrace life.

-Take some time and think of how fortunate and blessed you are to enjoy this new day.
- Wake early one morning and watch the sunrise. I swear sunrises are so beautiful and don't forget to watch the sunset.
-Keep a journal. I keep a personal journal and I also keep two journals for my girls. I fill it with funny, joyful and happy memories. I want them to be able to look back and see all the memories we made throughout their life.
-Live with no regrets. Seriously, just live your life!
-Laugh more! I'm always laughing. I really just love to laugh.
- Enjoy simple moments... 
- Watch a movie outdoors
-BBQ with friends
-Go on a nature hike
-Enjoy a picnic 
-Fly a kite
-Keep positive uplifting thoughts nearby.
-Be happy for this life.
-Choose to inspire others.
-Never be afraid to cry. - It's good for you!

What inspires you to live, love  and be happy?

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spring time finds and deals. And a few of my favorite stores.


I may have a little obsession with cute little cactus plants and candles. 

If you're looking for cute little cactus plants, candles and pretty candle holders check out the dollar aisle at your nearest Target store. 
You may be lucky and find a few of these items.

I recently took a trip and found these cute plastic cactus plants in clay pots, wild berry magnolia candle, which by the way smells so nice and this pretty pink candle holder, or some may call it a lantern. 


Aren't these adorable?! 
I have them displayed on our kitchen windowsill. 
They were actually $3 each. 

Each plant comes in a different color clay pot.

1 Green pot
1 purple
1 tan







I thought this was pretty and the pink is perfect for spring. 
It was $3 and the magnolia candle I purchased fits perfectly inside of it.


Here is a list of stores that I love shopping at and finding cute decor and great deals.

1. T.J. Maxx. Oh my goodness I love the home decor department in this store.

2. At Home store.- This is my go to store for mirrors, lamps, patio decor and other home decor items.

3. Target.- I can usually find cute items in their dollar aisle. But I also love checking out their home decor aisle as well. 

I could go on with my list of stores, but these are the three stores I normally shop at and find great deals! 

Until next time...
Enjoy your shopping adventure and keep on decorating! 


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

10 things to do to start living a happier life.

  1. Each day take some time and do something you enjoy.
  2. Toxic relationships, emotional vampires, whatever you want to call them, we all have them. Get rid of them!
  3. Count your blessings! 
  4. Be around the people you love.
  5. Start your day with positive thoughts.
  6. Let things go.
  7. Limit your use of social media.
  8. Have a good laugh.
  9. Smile more.- It looks good on you!
  10. Take care of your health.