Strawberry, Watermelon and Basil Salad

Strawberry, Watermelon, and Basil Salad @

I've been craving this simple salad every since I tried some from the Whole Foods Market in Knoxville, Tennessee a couple of weeks ago. It's such an easy, refreshing recipe and perfect for summer! Strawberry, Watermelon, and Basil Salad 2 cups sliced strawberries 2 cups cubed watermelon 10 leaves of fresh basil, chiffoned or chopped cracked black pepper to taste Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate for a couple hours to chill and allow the ingredients to … [Read more...]

S is for Scavenger Hunt

{ABC's of Summer Fun} S is for Scavenger Hunt @

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids this summer? Or maybe with a group of kids? Scavenger hunts are exciting for kids of all ages. It's kind of like a treasure hunt. I love doing nature scavenger hunts with my kids, but I think it'd be a lot of fun to try some different themes! S is for Scavenger Hunt Today I'm sharing lots of Scavenger Hunt ideas from around the web. These are perfect for parties, road trips, camping trips, or just on an ordinary day when you need … [Read more...]

R is for Reading Challenge

R is for Reading Challenge @

R is for Reading Challenge I am so thankful that all of my kids love to read books. I didn't love reading books until I was about 12 years old, but from the time I first fell in love with books I never stopped. And it was a summer reading challenge program that first gave me a love for reading! Today I'm sharing a great list of Free Summer Reading Programs along with some book lists and printables for kids. [Tweet "Check out these great ideas for #summer reading for kids!"] Just … [Read more...]

Pineapple Lemonade

Pineapple Lemonade @

This is the perfect beverage for summer time. Refreshing and light. I know you'll love this recipe! Pineapple Lemonade 4 C of pureed pineapple 1 C agave 1 C water 3 lemons, juiced 3 C cold water 6 C ice cubes 1. Put pineapple in a bowl add the 1/2 C agave. Stir ingredients and allow to sit for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. 2. Puree pineapple with agave until all of the chunks are gone. 3. Pour the other 1/2 C of agave into a large pitcher. Add the cold water and fresh lemon … [Read more...]

Our Summer Lunch Boxes

Our Summer Lunch Box for the Pool @

Our Summer Lunch Box for the Pool A few days ago I was at Target and found these sets on clearance sale. I've been using the Easy Lunch Boxes for about two years, but when I saw these, I was sold on the fact that the lunch boxes came with their own reusable ice packs. Now, obvioulsy, I could have just bought a few ice packs to carry with my Easy Lunch Boxes {which I still love and plan to continue using}, but I also liked the fact that these individual containers had leak proof lids, something … [Read more...]