The Best Kale Salad Ever + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We took full advantage of the kids being with the in-laws, and went out for breakfast, went to the Monroe Farmer’s Market, bummed around, even took a nap, watched some football, watched hours of Netflix, went to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market (we have a thing for Farmer’s Markets, ha), I cleaned out my closet (partially), cleaned out the fridge (completely), and generally took it easy.  It was a nice rest after a busy week and[Read more]

Friday Favorites

Hello friends!  Hope you’ve had a big week and are looking forward to the weekend as much as me!  Scott flies out to Chicago today so it’s me and the kids for the weekend.  Planning on lots of tv, snacks for meals, and wearing jammies all day, haha! Sharing a few of my favorites on this lovely Friday.  Have a good one! Better Call SaulWe watched Breaking Bad years ago, and just started watching the prequel, Better Call Saul, and we[Read more]

MORE Quick Trader Joe’s Dinner Ideas + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello my friends!  Forgive me for the lack of posts lately- life has gotten BUSY the past few weeks and I need about 3 extra hours in each day (at LEAST) to get everything done.  I say it all the time, but seriously, if I could choose a super power, it would be that I would never get tired or never need to sleep.  Wouldn’t that be the best?! ANYWAY- over the last two weeks I was able to compile[Read more]

Quick and Easy Trader Joe’s Dinners + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the week ahead (though I am never quite ready for Mondays, ha!). We made a fun trek to Athens after church yesterday to go to my favorite place- Trader Joe’s! We need quick and easy dinner ideas during this season that we’re in, and TJ’s has SO MANY great frozen or quick-cook options.  I had already planned my dinner menu for the week, but definitely made[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday- Back to the Routine

Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We were able to relax for a bit and recharge our batteries.  Onto another busy week!  All fall sports will be kicking into full gear this week as Ben starts flag football, Gracie resumes gymnastics, and Brantley continues her third season of softball. And I am resuming my Meal Plan Monday posts today!  During the summer all our plans and schedules are pretty lax, and so was my meal planning,[Read more]

The Secret to a Good Vegetable Plate

We have been taking full advantage of the beautiful bounty of fresh summer vegetables readily available at our local farmer’s markets lately.  Not just for a juicy tomato sandwich, or for a savory side of sauteed squash (bonus points for alliteration!), but for the real gift of the Southern summer– a vegetable plate! There is hardly a vegetable that I don’t like, so I could have a plate FULL and be happy for dinner.  BUT, there is definitely a difference between a[Read more]

Bammy’s Easy (and delicious!) Ice Cream Cake

I don’t make desserts very often at our house.  We’re just not huge sweets people, and it seems that everytime I make a cake or a pie, everyone might have a taste, but I end up polishing off the rest!  But I tried something new for Brantley’s birthday back in June, and it was a big hit with the kids, and so much so that I made it for our friend’s Fourth of July party yesterday!  And it’s perfect for[Read more]

Luton Beach Trip 2018- Murrell’s Inlet

Hello my friends!!!  I have been absent from the blog the past week because we took our first beach trip of the summer with our Luton side of the family last week, and then a quick (but awesome) working trip to Chicago this past weekend!  I am still unpacking, still getting settled back in, and still readjusting, but I wanted to share a bit about our beach trip today.  Follow along if you’d like! We left last Saturday mid-morning for[Read more]

Easy Summer Sangria

I am a red wine girl.  It’s my favorite thing to drink, but when it begins to get warmer out, I have to make the switch over to white wine, because I can’t bear to drink room temp red wine when it’s 90 degrees out. Unless it’s SANGRIA! And then you can throw in a couple ice cubes, some fruit juice, and enjoy chilled red wine with a bit of sweetness.  The perfect summer drink.  But who has the time to mix[Read more]

Marinated Olives

marinated olives

We love snack trays in our house.  Cut up veggies, some crackers, cut up apples and grapes, nuts, hummus, cheese or other spreads, and pickles make for a perfect snack for the kids after school or for a happy hour tray for the adults!  We’ve even put them together for super easy “serve yourself” kind of lunches or dinners on the weekends.  And I have one new addition to the trays- Homemade Marinated Olives! Now, you’ve all seen the amazing[Read more]

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