Grilled Hot Dogs with California Avocado Relish Recipe

Grilled Hot Dogs get a grown up twist with this fresh and tasty California Avocado Relish Recipe.

California Avocado Relish Recipe

Friends, it’s starting to get to that part of the summer where my anxiety about school starting begins to set in. I absolutely love summer. Love love love it. I love having my kids home with me, spending the days with them, slow, al fresco dinners and lazy, lounging mornings.

I have a really hard time transitioning back to a school schedule, where everything is practically as opposite of our low key summer as you can get.  After school sports and activities, spelling tests, reading logs, early morning wake up calls, and dinners scheduled down to the minute so we can all be home at the same time to eat them. It all drives me a bit nuts….

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Be Your Own Barista With New Celestial Lattes

Celestial  Seasonings new line of Celestial Lattes and Teahouse Chai will make you curb your coffee shop visits and turn you into a barista in your own home!

Celestial Seasonings New Teahouse Chai Teas and Lattes

Hi friends! I hope you all are enjoying your summer. I definitely have, and although I’ve missed you all terribly, I’ve truly enjoyed the break and have been spending a ton of time with my family! Don’t panic… school hasn’t started back up yet. We still have a few more weeks of summer here in Kansas, but I wanted to come share a little “I love this stuff”, love with you. You know what I’m sharing today has to be good if I’m interrupting my summer hiatus to tell you about it!…

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Avocado and Pesto Cheesy Panini Recipe

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This food truck inspired panini grilled cheese recipe features fresh California Avocados, Sundried Tomato and Olive Pesto and Tomato Basil Cheddar Cheese. You won’t want to miss this recipe! I love food trucks…as an eater and a cook. I obviously love to eat food, hence why I love to eat from food trucks. But as…

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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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Weight Watchers Zucchini and Shrimp Sauté

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A relaxed Weight Watchers recipe of Zucchini and Shrimp with Cherry Tomatoes goes perfectly with our laid back summer routine! We are almost three weeks into our summer and we have probably had our best one yet. I was worried about not doing our Summer Bucket Lists this year because I know how much fun…

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The Happiness Report #37

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Tattoos, styling wands, hand painted aprons, 1 second a day videos and more… here are a few of the things making me happy lately! Hi friends and happy summer to you! We’ve been out of school for a little over a week and have had some super fun days so far. The weather has been…

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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream

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A classic yet extraordinary Homemade Strawberry Shortcake recipe with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream. If my mom would have had Instagram when I was a kid, I’m pretty sure that 90% of the photos she would have taken during the early summer months would have included me with red stained fingers, clothes and lips from all…

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Outdoor Entertaining and Mixed Berry Mojitos

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Summer is the time for outdoor entertaining! A little shopping trip at Tuesday Morning ensured I was stocked up with all the summer essentials! I don’t know about where you are, but it’s been down right chilly in Kansas! Not the kind of weather we’d expect for the first part of summer break. That’s not…

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