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Tuesday Treats: Summer Fun

Tuesday TreatsAmy WileyComment

My family is doing our best to soak up every bit of summer before school starts in a few weeks.  Here are a few treats I'm enjoying on these lazy days.

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Purse Flair


I love to add seasonal flair to my big mom bag.  This tassel and flamingo (similar here) can't help but make you smile!

Beach Towel Clips


Speaking of flamingos, how cute are these?!?  They are a pool and beach essential for us.  I have a ton in my pool bag, but my daughter and I always go for the flamingos... obviously!

Beauty Boxes


I'm all about happy mail, and I love my subscription to the Walmart beauty box.  It's just $5 a box, four times a year.  Since it only comes quarterly, I'm always pleasantly surprised when it shows up in my mailbox.


So far I've tried both the hair and face masks and I really enjoyed them.

Mermaid Bread


I am completely addicted to the ClickList pick-up system at my grocery, so I rarely go inside anymore.  Imagine my delight when I popped in the other day and spotted a whole display of mermaid desserts.  How fun is that?  I took home the mermaid bread and it's been a treat.  Well played, King Soopers. (Which is Kroger in other places.)

Quesadilla Maker


Quick meals are in order for lazy summer days, so my quesadilla maker is getting a lot of use.  I served some up to my sister one day and she promptly went home and declared to her husband they need one.  Ours was a wedding gift and I don't think they make it any more because it's super expensive on Amazon.  This one is the same idea.  Love it!


If you need me, I'll be right here.  Happy Tuesday, friends!

Shark Week Dinner

Something to CelebrateAmy WileyComment

Shark Week really reeled us in this year and it's made for some fun family evenings.  We've learned things, been grossed out, and of course a little scared!  All this excitement inspired me to put together a Shark Week dinner.


I picked up shark gummies and two varieties of Swedish Fish.  Other than that, I used things we already had.  I asked my kids to round up any shark toys and in just a few minutes we were swimming in sharks.  Ha!


My son crafted shark fins out of paper and added them to the table.  


For dinner I served one of our favorite summer meals:  grilled bbq bacon shrimp and smoked gouda grits, with a chopped salad.


The candy began to disappear the minute it went on the table.  


The little bit of extra effort that went into this dinner made a regular Wednesday night an extra fun occasion.  


Of course now I'm already scheming to go BIG for Shark Week next year!

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!