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Movie Night: Bee Movie

Movie NightAmy WileyComment

This cute movie is all the buzz for summer!


This one is from our family archives (pre-dating the blog) but I wanted to share because it's summery and enjoyable for all ages.  A simple meal of burgers from the grill and lemonade were on the menu.


The "bee" theme is so simple to pull off... lots of yellow and black.  We love that the main character in this movie is voiced by Jerry Seinfeld.  There are plenty of laughs for kids and parents alike!


Coordinating store-bought treats for the win!


This would bee a great one to enjoy with your family this summer weekend!

Summer Cereal Station

4th of JulyAmy WileyComment

If there was ever a chance for this little set-up to shine, it’s in my home during the summer months.  My answer to “what’s for breakfast?” is “whatever you make yourself!” Enter the cereal station.


Clearly I was more concerned with a patriotic color scheme than nutritional information. Hey... it’s summer.  The offerings include red and blue Rice Krispies, Special K Red Berries, and a mix of blueberry and strawberry Frosted Mini Wheats. 


I’m not exaggerating when I say that the minute this was set up we started helping ourselves to bowls of breakfast bliss. 


As always, this is an ideal setup for overnight guests too.


Encourage independence at breakfast! 

Check out my other cereal stations for:  Fall, Christmas and Valentine's Day.

Movie Night: Yankee Doodle Dandy

4th of July, Movie NightAmy WileyComment

We’re throwing it allll the way back to 1942 for movie night in honor of the USA with Yankee Doodle Dandy.   It’s a delightful celebration of the red, white and blue... in black and white.  You'll find yourself singing along!


We love watching old movies as a family, especially musicals.  This one is full of dancing, beauty, laughs and many familiar songs.  


We kept the menu simple and American:  cheddar brats, potato salad, and chopped BBQ ranch salad.  This is an easy but delicious dinner dressed up to celebrate the 4th of July. 


Ice cream with patriotic flare made for the most festive dessert.


Gather your people for some dinner from the grill and a bit of American nostalgia.

I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam
Born on the Fourth of July