Summer is here, and as much as we want to bask in the sun, we should never forget to protect ourselves from its harmful rays. Together with my blogger friends, we’re giving away an awesome summer accessory. One lucky reader will get to win a pair of Chanel sunglasses. This sunglasses will keep the sun out of your eyes while still making you look chic and fab.
Keeping a number of kids easy recipes at the ready makes snack time in our house so much easier. My kids like to help out in the kitchen but not necessarily when I need them to. Today they wanted a snack while I was in the middle of house cleaning. Instead of stopping what I was doing and making them something, I let them make these fresh and healthy fruit kebobs.Continue reading
For the last three summers, Cathy and I have jumped into the world of canning. We started off small, just doing applesauce and sliced peaches. Last year we experimented with peach salsa. It was fabulous! We have also canned pickles, peach jam, blueberry jam, apple butter, apple pie filling and apple jelly in the past. It is so delightful to have these goodies in the middle of winter!
Last weekend, I went to purchase the peaches for our peach salsa. I originally wanted to use the little orchard right down the road. However, we had terenchal rain on Saturday and they are closed Sunday. So, off to Carter’s Mountain I went. My intentions were to make it an adventure day for my boys and take them peach picking. Wouldn’t you know it, they both fell asleep in the car on the ride there! I opted to not wake them and went to check out the pre-picked fruit. I told one of the workers that I needed peaches for canning. She told me the best deal would be getting the bruised and very ripe peaches. Since I was canning that day, these peaches were perfect! I ended up getting a half bushel for $5.00!
Recipe for Peach Salsa
We used garlic, tomatoes and jalapenos from Cathy’s garden. I bought red bell pepper, cilantro and red onions for about $4.00. We ended up with 19 half pint jars of salsa and 5 half pints of freezer peach jam for $9.00! Plus we had enough sliced peaches left over for each of us to make a cobbler.
Everyone knows that walking is a great way to lose weight but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. If you have never been one to walk on a regular basis the idea of getting out and walking can be very daunting. It doesn’t have to be. Just by getting up and increasing your steps everyday you can start yourself on a journey to a better you! We have created a handy Walking Weight Loss Printable that you can keep with you so you will always know what the game plan will be. This will help you on your road to success and soon you will look back and realize all you have accomplished.
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I hear bells, and I couldn’t be happier. That means there will not be a puddle. We have a puppy. We love our puppy. The children have dreamed of this puppy for years, and now she is here. That is why it was so important to teach our puppy how to go potty outside.
I forgot the following things when we got a puppy.
1. They are a lot like babies, and they are learning non-stop.
2. They do not sleep at night.
3. They chew everything.
4. They need help learning the rules.
5. You can’t leave them home alone for a very long time.
I do not have to worry about running out of food because you can set it to deliver when you need it. You can tell she knows when it arrives on my doorstep.
Having Amazon Prime allows me more time to focus helping my pet learn all the skills she will need to stay safe and happy. She is learning to sit, stay, release, heel, roll over, lay down and potty training.
She even rings a bell to let us know she needs to potty.
I love a good swimming party. The key to having a great swim party is fun swim party games. I came up with a couple of games that are easy to play and inexpensive. You will need a couple of items, but you can buy most of them at the dollar store. I personally buy mine on Amazon.
I would also suggest reading this post on how to keep kids safe from a swim instructor. When you decide to have a swim party if the children aren’t able to swim on their own make sure you hire a lifeguard, in fact, you should have one on site, just to make sure. You will be busy and not able to watch the kids. You can usually hire one for $15 an hour. It is worth the expense because safety is the best investment you can make.