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June 9, 2018

Hello! Happy Weekend!

We are still recovering slightly from our trip out to NYC. What an amazing time for our family. This was my fourth stay in New York City, and each experience has been so very different. I shared quite a bit of our trip via my Instagram feed and story...if you didn't catch all of the stories, you can thank Instagram for adding a new feature called highlights that allows the account owner to save selected stories. So if you would like to see some of what we did in New York, go to my Instagram profile and click on the circle that says "NYC".

My Favorite Things this week... After just getting home from NYC, I have to give a shout-out to a few of my favorite things when it comes to travel. I could not survive a full day of touring a new place - using my phone for navigation, taking photos, answering emails, and being active on social media - without a portable charger for my phone. This is the one I use (link HERE). I also always travel with this mini travel charger surge protector (link HERE), that includes 2 USB ports and 3 AC outlets. It's a life saver when you have four people with electronics staying in the same room...especially when traveling on a cruise ship, where there are even fewer outlets than a standard hotel room. I've even been known to use this gadget at home! One last travel item, these awesome ties (link HERE) are amazingly helpful. I use one to secure my backpack to my roller bag while walking through the airport, and keep an extra on hand for any other circumstance that may come along during travel.

Thank you so much for joining us here each week, for reading the blog, and for following along on social media. We are grateful for your company.

Have an awesome weekend!


ARCHIVES: Yum From The Past

The perfect packable summertime pasta salad: Grilled Chicken and Lemon Orzo Salad. Our girls make special requests for this salad during the school year, as it packs in their lunch bags so well!

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These Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms Grilled on a Cedar Plankare an easy appetizer or side dish, infused with a wonderful woodsy flavor. I can make a meal out of these!

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This fresh and flavorful Watermelon and Citrus Shrimp Ceviche always puts me in a vacation kind of mood! Just like the previous recipe, I can make a meal out of this!!

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These Peanut Butter Bonbons the Size of Texas {with toffee bits and potato chips} are a riff on a few of my family’s favorite treats. They're so fun!

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This Raspberry Jalapeno Freezer Jam is an awesome little condiment to keep on hand. Got raspberries? Make some jam!!

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