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Monthly Archives: August 2015

What’s For Dinner? Homemade Tomato & Basil Soup

If you have a garden, are part of a local food share or have a neighbor or family member with a garden, most likely you have a surplus of tomatoes in August. There is nothing like fresh tomatoes. One of my favorite ways to use up those tomatoes is to make my kids their favorite tomato & basil soup, especially in late August/early September when we are getting ready for back to school time. It is an easy dinner or […]

#MMHM: Savor Summer!

As we are winding down to the end of summer, let’s remember to savor these last days!! Play outside, stay up later, swim, enjoy the beach, and most importantly spend quality time with your children, family and friends. Remember, there are some great things about the Fall to look forward to! I personally love getting everyone back into a schedule and routine, Fall clothes, football games, & everything pumpkin!! Enjoy the last days of summer and Happy Monday! xoxo, Jenn

#MMHM: Comfy & Cute Workout Clothes

Nothing makes a workout more fun than good music and comfortable and cute workout gear! We love Athleta, everything from their sports bras, pants, tanks, and bathing suits are great!! Need an extra boost for an early morning workout?? Lay your new clothes out next to your bed, when your alarm goes off, make sure they are the first thing you see. 🙂 Jenn

What’s For Dinner? Roasted Corn & Shrimp Salad

This is a delicious summer meal and easy to make. In the summer I like to cook quick simple meals and spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside! This only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and is great to eat alone or over a bed of lettuce. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Roasted Corn & Shrimp Salad 1 lb of raw shrimp  1 cup of roasted corn (Trader Joe’s sells this in the frozen section, or you can […]

#MMHM: A Good Sunscreen

Sunscreen is essential for many reasons, not only does it save your skin from the dangers of skin cancer, but it also keeps your skin free of wrinkles and sun spots. I am crazy about my sunscreen, especially what I wear on my face. I really like Coola Mineral SPF 30 for my face, it goes on smooth and does not feel greasy at all. For my kids I use Aveeno Baby and Babyganics, both are mineral based and are […]

What’s For Dinner? Caprese Skewers

Nothing says summer like fresh garden tomatoes! You can eat this for a meal, an appetizer or a side dish. These carprese skewers are simple and delicious! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Caprese Skewers 1 pint of fresh cherry tomatoes fresh basil mozzarella balls balsamic glaze (Trader Joe’s) toothpicks *On a toothpick, stack a tomato, mozzarella ball and a piece of fresh basil. When they are all prepared, drizzle balsamic glaze and serve.*

#MMHM: Slow Down & Enjoy!

As a mother, I find that it is so easy to get caught up in everyday life. Sometimes I feel like I am always rushing from one thing to another, so this summer I made it a goal to slow down and really enjoy everyday with my kids. I am very fortunate that I am able to stay home and take care of my four children, but some days are definitely more chaotic than others.  My goal for myself is […]