Category Archives: summer

Year ‘Round School

This has been a topic of great debate all over our country for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I was horrified – HORRIFIED!! – at the thought of going to school all year. Who goes to … Continue reading

Posted in school, summer, summer vacation | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

T.G.I.F.

Ahhh…Finally, it’s Friday! How was your week? Mine was busy with kids. I have one more than I normally do when school is out. I have my regular little ones older sister, who is 9. Sometimes it’s okay, other times, … Continue reading

Posted in kids, sleepover, sleepovers, summer, summer vacation, TGIF, weekend | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Orange Push-Up Smoothie

1 can orange juice concentrate, slightly thawed 1 cup milk (half and half, cream, nut milk, soy milk) 1/2 cup sugar, or to taste (you can reduce the sugar or use an alternate sugar substitute such as stevia but it won’t taste … Continue reading

Posted in recipes, summer | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Orangesicle Cocktail

Orangesicle Cocktail  Ice cubes Orange Juice Vanilla flavored Vodka Vanilla Ice Cream Orange Soda Directions: Place ice cubes, vanilla ice cream, vanilla flavored vodka and orange juice in a blender and blend well. Pour 3/4 full into serving glass. Equally top each … Continue reading

Posted in summer, Uncategorized | Tagged | 7 Comments

Rainbow Popsicles

Made with fresh lemonade, orange and pomegranate juice, these popsicles are juicy and sweet rainbow treats. Rainbow popsicles are pretty easy to make, but they take time since each layer needs to freeze before you add the next one. This … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, eat, eating, eating habits, eating well, food, home cooking, people, recipes, summer, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

T.G.I.F.

I hope everyone had a nice week! It is officially summer break for us, and I’m looking forward to it. The weather has been so drastically different. Cold, to hot and muggy, to just about perfect and now we’re back to cold. It’s funny … Continue reading

Posted in summer, TGIF, weekend | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

SWEET LEMON TEA

Ingredients 3 family-size tea bags 1 (12-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) Sliced lemons, for garnish Directions~In a medium saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add the tea bags, remove … Continue reading

Posted in recipes, summer | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Our summer getaway

Happy Tuesday all. I wanted to write and share what Paul and I did last weekend. We rented a cabin for the summer on a nice little lake near us. Not 15 minutes away but while there, you feel away. … Continue reading

Posted in cabin, feelings, fun, happiness, memories, people, summer, things, vacations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Free Chat Thursday

The picture I chose today was just because I really liked it when I saw it! How free you must feel up there, like you’re flying. I’ve never brought myself to get on one of those swing rides, but I … Continue reading

Posted in baseball, brett farve, cabins, choices, fun, future, games, growing up, kids, laughter, life, proud, reports, roller coasters, school, sisters, sports, summer, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Free Chat Thursday

Mothers Day is approaching! Usually Joy, Sue, the kids and I go plant flower baskets. This year we aren’t because Joy has had the worst time with the air. All the pollen in the air is really bothering her so … Continue reading

Posted in birthday, california, cats, children, family, garage sales, grandchildren, grandma, mom's, summer, Uncategorized, weather conditions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Random Thought Thursday

I’m wondering what kind of random things we will talk about this Thursday! The last two Thursdays have been fun, just chatting about anything and sometimes nothing at all. It kind of felt like I was sitting in my living … Continue reading

Posted in activities, baseball, birthday, exercise, happy, kids, life, parties, road trips, sports, spring, summer, trips, Uncategorized, vacations | Tagged , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

Our Life…Unplugged

I have never liked being alone and I have never enjoyed the sound of silence. For me, if it was quiet then I was more than likely alone and I wasn’t comfortable with that. I would actually have my TV … Continue reading

Posted in activities, addictions, bad habits, behavior, childhood, children, choices, differences, family, fun, habits, kids, lifestyles, memories, people, relationships, summer, things, tv, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

YUM from Kweenmama

This looks like a tasty treat from Kweenmama. My brother-in-law introduced it to our family: Rinse off a ripe strawberry and pat dry.  Dip the strawberry in sour cream, roll it in brown sugar, and enjoy! Bet you can’t eat … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, food, home cooking, people, recipes, summer, summer eating, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Karen’s pasta salad

8cups (aprox) Tri-colored cooked Fusili pasta One small bunch blanched brocolli cut small 1cup cherry tomatoes halved 1/4cup black olives (optional) 1cup sliced fresh mushrooms 3/4cup chopped green onion 1cup crab meat chunks 1cup cubed cheddar cheese 1-2 tsp garlic … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, eating habits, food, home cooking, people, recipes, summer, summer eating, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

TACO SALAD from javajunkee

TACO SALAD from javajunkee. SALAD: 1 head lettuce ( I also cheat and use bags of lettuce..sometimes shredded)1 lb. hamburger8 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese1 can kidney beans, drained1 chopped onion4 med. tomatoes, chopped ( I actually use canned …I just … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, food, home cooking, people, recipes, summer, summer eating, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

California salad from Karen

1 head romaine lettuce   2 chopped tomatoes   2 sliced green onions   1 cup grated cheddar cheese (or tex mex cheese)   1/2 cup sliced black olives (optional)   2 cups corn chips   DRESSING   1 avocado … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, eating habits, food, home cooking, people, recipes, summer, summer eating, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Tomato and cucumber salad from Gary

This one is from Gary. This delicious salad is quick and easy to make and FULL of flavor. It’s a great salad for a light lunch or as a side with your grilled burgers or brats. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 medium tomatoes, cut … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, food, home cooking, people, recipes, summer, summer eating, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB CAKE from javajunkee

STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB CAKE from javajunkee 1 yellow cake mix4 c. diced rhubarb3 oz. box strawberry Jello1 c. sugar Mix cake mix according to directions on package. Cover bottom of a 9×13 inch pan with rhubarb. Sprinkle Jello over rhubarb. Sprinkle sugar … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, food, home cooking, people, recipes, summer, summer eating, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Caesar Salad Chicken Pizza….from javajunkee

Caesar Salad Chicken Pizza….from javajunkee. 2 — premade pizza crusts 1 large bottle of Caesar salad dressingcaesar flavored croutons8oz shredded cheesediced tomatoesdiced onioncooked diced/sliced chicken ( I use the prepackaged O.M. grilled chicken) 6oz pkgshredded lettuce I also get the throw … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, food, home cooking, people, recipes, summer, summer eating, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

My Potato Salad from Just A Mom

I’m not going to post pictures unless you send them since this is the “yellow” vs “white” and it’s hard for me to tell what yours looks like. From Just A Mom at Life Is Funny Wearing Purple Colored Glasses. … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, eating habits, food, home cooking, people, potato salad, recipes, summer, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Ham Cream Cheese and Pickle rolls

These are the biggest hit at all of our family get togethers. I thought everyone had heard of them but I found out that isn’t the case! So if you haven’t heard of them or haven’t tried them…..you’re in for … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, eating habits, food, home cooking, people, recipes, summer, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

WHITE POTATO SALAD from javajunkee

This is from javajunkee at just for the ell of it. boil,cool, peel, slice potatoes ( I use the baby reds or new potatoes)bunch of chopped green onionscelery seed (to your liking)2 boiled eggs peeled and diced Dressing: 1 cup … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, eating habits, food, home cooking, people, potato salad, recipes, summer, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Shrimp Veggie Pasta Salad from Just A Mom

Here’s one from Just A Mom from over at Life Is Funny Wearing Purple Colored Glasses. 8 ounces cooked tricolor spiral pasta, rinsed 1 pound small shrimp, boiled, peeled and deveined 3 small tomatoes, chopped 1 cup chopped onions 1 cup chopped celery … Continue reading

Posted in eat, eating, eating habits, food, home cooking, people, recipes, summer, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Let’s share some summer recipes

It’s been bantered about on some of our blogs about what kinds of things we eat in the summer.  We did this recipe exchange last winter so I thought maybe we should try it again now with different things we … Continue reading

Posted in choices, differences, eat, eating, eating habits, favorites, food, home cooking, lifestyles, people, recipes, summer, summer eating, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Question of the day

Do you have an outdoor thermometer?

Posted in choices, cold, differences, people, Question of the day, questions, simple questions, summer, things, winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments