Thursday, October 4

20 Things I Love About Fall

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Dear Fall,

I love you. I live for you.

I adore your cool air, color, taste, and smell. You bring me Halloween and Thanksgiving

All your pretty pictures drew me back to Pinterest

Then, The Inspired Room encouraged me to list 20 things I love about you. So, I guess you could say, I'm falling back into blogging. (see what I just did there?) 

Enjoy! 


Candy Corn

Yummy!

Carving Pumpkins & Trick or Treat


Halloween Oreos

Orange cream tastes better, no?

Colorful Leaves

Living in PA has its perks!

Apple Goodies


Jumping in the Leaves

Printable Coloring Page

Fall Mums

Love, Love, Love

Pumpkin Goodies


Fall TV Season


Pumpkin Patches & Hay Rides


Hearty Soups


Fall Decor


Brisk Air


Sitting by the Fire


Fall Fashion

Jeans, Sweaters, and Boots, Oh My!

Fall Scents


Thanksgiving


Black Friday Shopping


Honorable Mention
Football

Not my thing, but it makes my husband happy!


Super Cute Fall Bucket List





What is your favorite season?

Melissa




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Sunday, June 10

Five Favorite Finds

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1.  Chocolate caramel bars with coffee-spiked chocolate ganache on top.  Pinned on Bars and Brownies.


2.  I have absolutely NO place for something this cool in my house, but, OMG, I love this clock SO much.  In fact, I love the entire display.  Sadly, my house isn't fabulous enough for something like this.  Pinned on Living Spaces.


3.  Just... funny.  Kids these days.  Pinned on Furries, Funnies, Feel Goods.  


 4.  Office decor from Target.  I have a room in my house that I'd eventually like to be my office, so I'm constantly mentally decorating it.  I like the colors and design of this office space.  And Target fits my budget.  Pinned on Office Spaces.


5.  Zoku Quick Pop Characters.  This kit comes with 14 mix and match stencils to make these adorable popsicles made with fresh fruit.  Pinned on Fun Food for Kids.


Melissa

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Sunday, June 3

Five Favorite Finds

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1.  Isn't this the cutest peanut butter and jelly sandwich ever?!  Pinned on Fun Food for Kids.


2.  If you like The Vampire Diaries, you'll definitely appreciate this poster.  Not only just because, duh!, but the text is unexpected and funny!  Pinned on The Vampire Diaries.


3.  Watermelon cutting instructions - worth a try!  My kids love watermelon.  I hate cutting watermelon.  Not a good summer combo!

Also, source link offers tips on how to choose the BEST watermelon.  Recently, my always verbally helpful daughter and I were talking about watermelon at the grocery store. She asks, "How do you know which one is the BEST one?"  I say, "I don't know.  I just pick one."  She says, "When I'm a grown up and I buy watermelon, I'm going to know how to pick one so it's the best."  Well, smarty pants, get off my back!  NOW mama knows how to pick a watermelon.  Pinned on Clever


4.  Hello, my name is Melissa and I'm an introvert.  I love this poster!  Pinned on Furries, Funnies, Feel Goods.


5.  What could potentially make fruit salad better?  Vanilla pudding, that's what!  Pudding is one of my favorite food groups.  I'm looking forward to making this fruit salad very soon. Pinned on Yum, Yum, Gimme Some.  


Like these picks?  Check out my past Five Favorite Finds!


Melissa

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Thursday, May 31

To Spring Clean or Not To Spring Clean?

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So, May is over, school is out, and Spring has just about sprung.  And my house still needs a spring clean. Badly.


The mere thought overwhelms me.

Where to start?  Where to end?  Because I know when I get to the "end," the "start" will be trashed again, so I will have to decide when enough is enough.

How high?  How low?

Eye-infection inducing chemicals that may or may not kill my cats or play chemist to make all natural cleaning products?  I hated chemistry in high school but I'm kind of fond of my eyes and my cats, so that's a tough one.  A real tough one.


I went to Pinterest, of course, to search for a starting point.  I will never search Spring Cleaning on Pinterest again.  Information overload!!  There were checklists, recipes, tips, and more checklists.

Massive checklist!


  source

Chemistry crap.



A nifty idea.



A list only fit for over-achievers.



One idea that I can do!



I'll just sweep it all under the rug while wearing slutty clothes.  Hopefully my husband will be distracted enough he won't notice the house, buying me more time to make a plan.   



Melissa

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Thursday, May 24

21 Unique Smoothies for Summer

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If you live in a multi-seasonal area, summer is fast approaching.  If you live in a pleasant all year area, smoldering hot is on its way.  And, by smoldering hot, I don't mean Shemar Moore. (this time)

( Melissa )  

Instead, I mean sweaty boobs, melted makeup, and bugs the size of popcorn balls. I really don't understand the mad love for summer.  To each their own, I guess.

There are only a few things that make my summers more bearable.  First and foremost, central air. Second, no mad dash to the bus stop five mornings a week. Third, the pool in my backyard.  Lastly, fresh fruit, summery treats, and cold drinks.  One of those treats is smoothies.

If I can't have Shemar Moore for the summer, smoothies are the next best thing.

21 Unique Smoothies


CLICK ON GREEN FONT FOR RECIPES




















(with ginger and cayenne)


Smoothie Tips


Blending order matters.  Liquid (go easy), frozen fruit, powders, ice, fresh fruit.

Use coconut water or green tea ice cubes for added potassium, magnesium, and electrolytes.  

Add greens.  Kale or spinach are good options.

Unusual add ins - chia seeds (fiber), bee pollen (energy, vit C, protein), cacao (vit C, natural aphrodisiac), maca (endurance, circulation).  

Skip the sugar.  Choose sweet fruits.  If you need extra sweet, use agave, nectar, or stevia.  

Use frozen bananas.  Freeze your over-ripe bananas.


Not all blenders are created equally.  Vitamix rocks.

VERY GOOD

NOT GOOD

Pinned on Yummy Drinks.

If you like your drinks a little more "adult," check out Happy Hour.

Melissa

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