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I’m loving monsoon season this year (except for the destruction its caused in a few areas). 100 degrees just doesn’t feel as hot when it’s overcast. The lightning show is definitely one of my favorites. Here are a few other favorites.
- Took the kids to a Diamondbacks game. I love the rewards from the summer reading program! There were even fireworks after the show; they gave the lightning a run for its money!
- We had our family book club for Princess Academy. Did I mention I’m excited for the sequel, Palace of Stone, to come out on Tuesday?
- I get to help out with the Junior Achievement project my kiddos are doing at school! Junior Achievement made my high school economics class awesome.
- Also helping my son out with BSA popcorn sales.
- Book club for Sherlock Holmes. (It was a big book week!) I made Molten Lava Cake in the crock pot. It was very rich, but good.
- There’s a few more days to enter my Hallmark Giveaway. I love giving stuff to my friends!
I’m not the only one having fun this week, here are my favorites on the web.
- Shot at Life Blogust campaign is still in full swing. Head over to formerly phread and leave a comment. Easy as that you’ve just provided immunization to a child in need!
- I’ve always believed that reading is a key to success but Harvard Business Review sheds new light on the benefits of reading for leaders!
- Food Renegade’s post on honey not being honey, doesn’t make me do the happy dance – but it’s good to know what to keep my eyes open for!
Don’t let me have the fun alone! What are your favorites this week?
July’s over, so that must mean the kids are back in school and our summer is over. At least the vacation part – the heat is here for a while longer. As we move from one season to another, I like to reflect on our progress. Here’s what we were able to accomplish:
- Go to the mall
- Summer school
- Summer Reading programs
- Go to the library
- Play dates
- Sewing lessons
- Summer Camp
- Movie night
- Homemade ice cream
- Just Dance 2
- New Harry Potter movie
- Photography Club
- Bass Pro Shop Family Summer Camp
There were a handful of things we weren’t able to get done over this crazy busy summer, but we had fun trying. How did you do on your summer bucket list?
Happy August! The sidewalk’s sizzling in the sun and the sweet children scurried off to school. (That was a fun alliteration!) Now the time to catch up on all those projects left undone while we skipped through the summer sun. (Sorry, I’m on a roll.) So besides getting back on schedule, I have a few other favorites.
Summer Reading Program – One of my kiddos won the grand prize from our local library’s program. Who couldn’t enjoy $100 Wal-mart gift card? I’m also hoping to take advantage of their Del Taco coupons for Saturday’s dinner. Maybe we’ll follow it up by using their Sonic ice cream coupons. Did I mention I love summer reading programs?
Tortellini Spinach Bake in Creamy Lemon Sauce – I saw this recipe on Our Dinner Time Ideas a while back and finally tried it . Super yummy, and my kids loved it even though it had spinach in it!
There’s other cool stuff in Blogville too!
Yummy Bowl and Sauce – I love Homebased Mom’s idea to use leftover chicken!
Root Beer Brownies – I’m not a big root beer fan, but if I was these sound delish! Cookies and Cups is my new favorite treat blog.
So you don’t think I’m only interested in food, check out RJR’s son’s noteworthy idea!
My daughter came up with a cute car seat shade cover. You can even catch a peak of my adorable grandson at the end of the post!