Watermelon Spears – How To Cut A Watermelon

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How to choose and cut a watermelon for a summer BBQ.

We recently spent a few fun days at a family reunion. At one of the meals we had watermelon as I'm sure many people do at a large gathering. When I saw my kids eating it I thought, what a smart idea! Why didn't I think of this way to cut a watermelon? You know I love easy recipes so of course I would love this easy watermelon preparation and delivery. Before we cut the watermelon we need to pick the best watermelon. When you walk into the grocery store or farmers market you will find many grouped together. You want to pick the best one but how do you know? How to pick the best watermelon. There are four things to look for to choose the best watermelon. Dull looking - A shiny … [Read more...]

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School Lunch Box Jokes #1

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Lunch box jokes are fun for kids to take to school. Use the printable jokes for kids, cut out, and then slip one into your child's lunch box each day.

I have been wanting to create Lunch Box Jokes for over a year now. I finally have completed my desire and goal. My kids love telling jokes for kids. They try to find jokes kids can actually understand. School for us started this past Monday. There were two things my kids were excited to bring to school that first day; a teacher appreciation gift and a lunch box joke. For school this year I compiled five jokes for kids each week to coorespond with 5 school days. These jokes have been tested on my 3 elementary age kids. They say they "get" all these jokes so my hope is that your kids will also. Jokes for Kids - Lunch Box Jokes Print and cut out the jokes for kids.  Slip the jokes … [Read more...]

Grilled Potatoes and Mushrooms in Foil

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Grilled potato recipes are some of our summertime easy recipes. Potatoes are cheap and versatile which makes great side dish. Grilled Sweet Potatoes in Foil, Dill Grilled Potatoes in Foil, and Herbed Sweet Potatoes are some of our favorites. Some of us like mushrooms, while others are not so fond of them. We occasionally cook with them and this is one of those occasional recipes. Ingredients: 4 potatoes, sliced 5 small mushrooms, sliced 1/4 yellow onion, diced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 Tablespoons chili pepper infused olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried parsley Directions: Slice the potatoes and mushrooms. Dice the … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation for the Start of School

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Start the new school year off with teacher appreciation diy gifts with free printable. Teacher gifts are good year round.

Teacher appreciation can be celebrated year round because our teachers work hard all year. My kids go back to school today in a new grade because we are on a year round schedule. If you have noticed I have been a little MIA because my kids have had 3 weeks for their summer and we were gone all but a handful of those days. I shared about the Junior Ranger Program we did while on a 10 day vacation. We have also done swimming, parties, family reunions, movies and anything else we could cram into that short time. I think they are ready to slow down and get back to a routine. My kids are always excited to get supplies to take to school to contribute to the classroom. We thought, why not begin the … [Read more...]

Junior Ranger Program

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The Junior Ranger Program at National Parks and Monuments is fun for the kids. When you travel check it out and learn more about where you are visiting.

Do you love exploring and learning? As a family we have just started planning some bigger adventures. I feel most of my kids are big enough now to use all their senses to see the world – or at least to broaden their horizons beyond our own community. One adventure we recently went on was to explore the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. As we paid at the entrance of the Grand Canyon the friendly Ranger saw my kids and told them about the Junior Ranger Program. Excited to hear that news, we proceeded to the Visitors Center to obtain the Junior Ranger activity book. There are various activities available to accomplish based upon age (starting at age 5). You need to choose and … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Day is Wednesday!

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Do you love shopping Black Friday as much as I do?! Well if you answered YES then you will want to hear about this...if you haven't already. Wednesday is Amazon Prime Day which is apparently going to be even bigger and better then Black Friday. You need to be an Amazon Prime member to get in on the action. If you are not a member you can sign up for a 30 day trial to participate this Wednesday. If you don't feel that it is worth it and want to cancel you may at any time. Bring on Christmas in July! How is this going to work you ask? I don't know. All I know is I plan on finding the best deals and posting them to Facebook on Wednesday. Because of the way Facebook works you will need to … [Read more...]

Duct Tape Water Bottle Holder

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This DIY patriotic duct tape water bottle holder is perfect for 4th of July parades, hikes or any activity that requires you to stay hydrated. Crafts kids can make are great to keep them busy, especially in the summer.

If you are looking for a last minute 4th of July craft I have one for you today. Easy crafts are always fun for holidays! This duct tape water bottle holder is patriotic and perfect for parades, hikes, parks or water parks. Whatever you love to do on the 4th this craft will be perfect to help keep you hydrated. Around the 4th of July we take a trip to my Aunt and Uncle's Ranch. The kids love being outside riding the horses, investigating and playing with the dogs. We pretty much spend the entire weekend outside. It is hot, which means we are always needing water. It is easier to carry along some water then make the trek to find it. I love freezing my bottles of water at night. During … [Read more...]

This Is The Place Heritage Park Giveaway!!!

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Welcome to the BeUtahful Summer Adventure Series, hosted by A GAL NEEDS...We are featuring some of the best attractions in the state for tourists and locals alike!   Giveaway - Sponsored by This Is The Place Heritage Park Hosted by A GAL NEEDS... Special Thanks to our Co-Host, Garden Inspire And thanks to the great Utah Bloggers helping to promote this event!  We are giving away a 1 year family pass with a retail value of $100!  This Is The Place Heritage Park has been around for a long time! Originally established to pay homage to the founders of the state of Utah, with gorgeous memorial statues lining the drive around the park, it has evolved into much more! Families … [Read more...]

4th of July Crafts – Firecracker Crackers

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Firecracker Crackers make fun 4th of July crafts. This is an easy DIY activity while waiting for the food, or use as table decorations or party favors.

Little Chef A LOVES the 4th of July! She learned so much about US history this year that she LOVES anything patriotic. I love it when table decorations serve two purposes. This 4th of July Crafts - Firecracker table decoration can be looked at as well as eaten! It is an easy craft that is fast! I saw the individual ritz cracker packages a few months ago and thought it would be fun to create a firecracker out of them. After a quick trip to the dollar store to add a spray I was off crafting. Supplies Needed: Individual Ritz cracker package Patriotic scrapbook paper Spray from dollar store 5” circle punch Glue/tape Scissors Hole punch Instructions: Look at … [Read more...]

Lime Grilled Chicken Breast

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I'm always on the lookout for quick dinner recipes. Chicken recipes are even better! This grilled chicken breast recipe marinates while the grill is heating up. Add some avocado butter at the end or use it in fajitas!

I'm always on the lookout for quick dinner recipes. Chicken recipes are even better! Sometimes I need a last minute chicken recipe because it was a busy day and I didn't plan dinner. I love lime and pretty much anything. This recipe is great because I have everything on hand. I open my pantry and measure out the few ingredients and dinner is halfway done! This grilled chicken breast recipe marinates while the grill is heating up. Little Chef A has been helping out a lot with the cooking lately because of our crazy schedule. Over the phone we discuss what needs to be done. She will complete that task and then call me for the next. She has been assisting for a long time so I trust her and … [Read more...]