Monday, June 24, 2019

Be Intentional....

✨I recently made POST 1,000 on my Instagram account✨ that’s a lot of little squares. ☺️❤️

I went back and looked though all of my posts that cover the past 5 years since starting this IG account. It’s filled with lots of food pics☺️, fun times, vacations and holidays, family gatherings, milestones, and just lots of special little moments that make me so very happy. 

I read a post a few weeks ago about striving less to be [perfect] and instead, being more intentional - to make your time count, to enjoy the little things, to grab those special moments whenever you can and to stop comparing your life to other’s [perfect] little squares. ❤️ 

Don’t get me wrong, I follow and love many of those types of accounts - but this unfocused, unpropped, unphotogenic me picture makes my heart melt because that was a moment I want to always remember- gathered around the kitchen table with both grandkids sitting on my lap. ❤️ 

can’t wait to see what the next 1,000 squares hold! 

Monday, June 17, 2019


Today, I made grilled pizzas for dinner and we invited Nathan, Kayla, and Rowen over. I made a batch of pizza dough in my bread machine (made 4 crusts) and charred them on the grill. I added different toppings to each of the crusts, then baked in a 425 degree oven until pizzas were done (or you can put back on the grill). I made 4 different kinds (ingredients listed below) and while we really enjoyed sampling them all, the favorite among all of us was the Margherita Pizza, with the bbq chicken our second fave.
• Pepperoni & Sausage Pizza: pepperoni, sweet Italian sausage, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese • Margherita Pizza: sliced Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil drizzled with balsamic reduction • Italian Sausage & Peppers Pizza: sweet Italian Sausage, red or yellow pepper slices, minced garlic, arugula, mozzarella, Parmesan, and pizza sauce • bbq chicken pizza: shredded chicken, fresh pineapple, mozzarella, red onion, crispy fried onions, bbq sauce
SALAD: spring mix/red onion/blueberries/glazed pecans & almonds/dried strawberries with creamy poppyseed dressing 
Making grilled pizza was a summer bucket list item, so today we checked off the 3rd item and enjoyed a yummy family dinner together!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

give them your time.......

Happy Birthday + Father’s Day wishes to THE BEST Dad/Pop ever! 
You are always happiest when you are surrounded by your family- 
your children, grandchildren, now great-grandkids are always a top priority. 
You’ve given all of us something just as important as your love- you’ve given us your time! 
❤️ We love you so much!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Kamry's First Solo Visit!

💕Kamry’s first solo visit to TI was so much fun! 
She had the best best time at Nana and Pop Pop’s house! 
Despite the rainy weather we packed a lot of fun stuff into her little visit...
• golf cart rides
• ice cream
• movies & popcorn
• family dinner
• fun with her cousins
• visiting mom mom
• fun at Gran & Pop’s house 
• camping/sleepover 
• making pancakes
• first visit to Sandy’s gift shop
• playtime with Nana
• little conversations
• hugs & snuggles
• laughter & fun! 

We can’t wait for her next visit!! 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Menu Plan Monday [June 10-23]

Menu Plan Monday [June 10-23] 

---lots of grilling on the menu!!

🌀Grilled Pizza 🌀Chicken & Dumplings 🌀Sheet Pan Nachos 🌀Meatloaf 🌀grilled hot dogs and Mac & Cheese 🌀Taco Soup & Corn Bread 🌀Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad 🌀bbq sandwiches 🌀Roasted Chicken 🌀grilled bbq wings and jalapeño poppers 🌀shrimp Po’Boys 🌀grilled sausage- peppers -squash, & onions 🌀Lemon Basil Shrimp Skewers & Orzo salad 🌀Steaks on the grill 🔥🥩
[May 27 - June 9]
We had 11/14 of the meals I had planned plus 3 take out days over the past 2 weeks....

Monday- take out 

Tuesday - turkey clubs

Wednesday - dinner out w/Wanda 

Thursday- pork loin w/ carrots & potatoes

Friday - baby shower

Saturday - grilled steaks + squash, onions, & mushrooms and cucumbers in vinegar 

Sunday- crab cakes 

Monday - fried rock fish nuggets, baked beans, deviled eggs, and salad 

Tuesday - Pork chops w/ rice and sautéed squash w/onions 

Wednesday - take out

Thursday - Tacos 

Friday - Chicken Strip Subs, Fries, and Salad

Saturday - take out 

and today - Clams Casino 

I kind of went with the flow last week and found myself 
at 3:00 wondering what was for dinner 😩 
I am much better when I have a plan! 🙌🏻

Saturday, June 8, 2019

{day book - june 2019}


{outside my window}
windows open - breezy - in the 70's

{in the kitchen}
 making a grocery list and planning meals for the next few weeks.
Menu Plan Monday posts to follow.....

{from my Pinterest board}

Patio Love - ideas for the patio refresh

I'm loving this aqua and navy patio design! Such a pretty style for a budget friendly deck or outdoor space. Definitely saving this mood board!

{on my wish list}

- new sheets
- table runner
- hexagon shelf for oils

{what's on tv}

One of the very few shows I watch....

The Amazing Race

The 2019 'Amazing Race' Teams Include So Many Familiar Reality Stars

Top Team Picks:

- Colin & Christie

- Rachel & Elissa
- Tyler & Korey
- Leo & Jamal
- Janelle & Britney

Be Intentional....

✨I recently made POST 1,000 on my Instagram account✨  that’s a lot of little squares. ☺️❤️ I went back and looked though all of my post...