The Summer of Yes {In 1 Second Everyday}

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Our summer is officially over and the kids have been in school now for a whole week. It was so hard for me to let summer go this year because it was one of our best, yet. I intentionally didn’t do my typical Summer Bucket List, but instead deemed the summer of 2015 “The Summer of Yes”.

I vowed that this summer, I was going to say yes as much as I could. If the kids asked to do something or had an idea, even a far out there idea, I said yes (naturally within reason). We had so much fun!

It was the summer of lots of swimming, beaches, pink hair, reading, ice cream for breakfast, sno cones for lunch, sleeping in, staying up late, friends, family, baseball, bike rides, travel and more. I loved absolutely every last second of our summer! (Well I could have done without my mom being so sick and hospitalized for most of it, but even that brought some fun adventures for our family). …

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Traverse City Michigan

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Grilled Hot Dogs with California Avocado Relish Recipe

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Be Your Own Barista With New Celestial Lattes

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Avocado and Pesto Cheesy Panini Recipe

Food Truck Inspired Avocado Pesto Panini Recipe on dineanddish.net

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5 Books I’ve Loved Lately

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A selection and review of 5 books I’ve read and loved lately! Come share what you’ve read and loved lately. I love summer! If you don’t know that about me by now, you certainly will after this summer is over. I love the relaxed schedule and longer days…not to mention the increased opportunity for reading…

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