Monday, July 27, 2015

Copycat Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake

Hi friends! I know I already told you about our little vacation. Well, before we left Flagstaff, we stopped at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru for a quick lunch to go. So right as Hubby was ordering, I spied a large picture of a peach milkshake from their menu, so of course, I just had to have one. And oh, my goodness, was it ever good! So when we got home, guess what I made? That's right. I whipped up this Copycat Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake just so that I could experience the joy all over again!


peach milkshake with whipped cream made like Chik-fil-A



Saturday, July 25, 2015

Visiting Flagstaff and Northern Arizona

Hi friends! The family and I just came back from a short but super sweet visit to Flagstaff and Northern Arizona, and I wanted to show you some scenes from our little vacation. We went to Disneyland and the California coast last year, so this year, we decided to stay in our home state and do a series of short trips, instead.

Still, we love escaping the heat and getting to enjoy the outdoors again in a much cooler climate. In fact, almost as soon as we arrived in Flagstaff, we headed out on a short hike in the San Francisco Peaks. It's always nice to see green again!

bees on yellow wildflowers in Flagstaff

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Organize School Supplies with Mason Jars

Hi friends! Back-to-school preparations are well underway in our home, and as much as I would love to have a longer summer vacation, I've never been able to figure out exactly how to slow down time. Has anyone? So the other day, I shared some ideas for personalizing pencils and other supplies for school. And today, I thought I'd show you a fun way to organize those school supplies with mason jars.


painted mason jars holding pens pencils and scissors

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How to Decorate School Supplies with Washi Tape

Hi friends! My little Diva is starting a new school this year, and although she's super excited about it, I know that she's nervous too. Oh, she won't admit to it, but we moms just know these things! 

She's been busy organizing her school supplies, and she came up with a wonderful and extremely easy way to personalize them. It's funny because I never would have thought of this, but when my daughter showed me how to decorate school supplies with washi tape, I thought it was the cutest craft ever.

So of course, I just had to share them with you!


washi tape covered pencils and binder clips and bookmark

Monday, July 20, 2015

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Hi Friends! I know that many of you are still in summer mode, but school starts for us desert dwellers in early August, and I'm already planning easy meals and snacks to get us through those hectic first weeks. So today, the kids and I did some experimenting, and we made a batch of No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These tasty little morsels may be small, but they're packed with protein and loaded with flavor. Plus, they have a touch of chocolate, because a little chocolate is always a good thing. And the best part is that you can whip a bunch of these peanut butter balls in a matter of minutes! 


easy peanut butter balls made with oats dates and chocolate chips

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Zucchini Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Hi friends! 'Tis the season for zucchini consumption, and although we don't have a garden, the Hubs stopped at the store the other day and brought an entire bag of the little green guys home. And yes, they were on sale! 

Now, I really love grilled zucchini, but since we had so much to work with, I thought I would make something a little different. So, I baked up a batch of Zucchini Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips, and let me tell you, they were the best!



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Easy Sandwich Wraps

Hi Friends! Do you ever make wraps? My kids will eat just about anything if it's rolled up in a tortilla. Even when I plan a taco night, they ask for burritos instead, even though the same ingredients are in both. And, they even prefer wraps over sandwiches. Since school is starting up in a few weeks, I've been planning out the kids' lunches, and these Easy Sandwich Wraps are definitely going on the menu!


ham and salami wraps with cheese, lettuce and tomatoes