Ahh, the time for flip flops has finally come to Indiana! There were a few weeks that I was wondering if warm weather would ever come!
Since I’m in the process of ending the school year AND moving classrooms (third grade, here I come), I decided I’d repost some of my favorite summer posts during these next two weeks. I hope you can find something to get you ready for hot weather, pool days, and sunshine!
From July 11, 2012
I love flip flops! So comfortable, go with anything, inexpensive, no fuss. Just perfect for summer. But sometimes it would be fun to make them a little something special! So here are some fun ways to jazz yours up!
Keep in mind, some of these are more designed for little kids’ flip flops. But you can absolutely do these with your own! Just add more ribbon/fabric!
Stretchy Knit Straps with Flowers by Make It and Love It
The Knot So Hard Flip Flops by The Mother Huddle
Ribbon Wrapped Flip Flops by Mi Bello Boutique
Braided Flip Flops by By Wilma
Gladiator Wrap Flip Flops by Cut Out + Keep
Beaded Flip Flops by Trinkets in Bloom
Hmm, time to look for some sales on flip flops to try all of these!
I’m slowly but surely getting my vegetable garden in the ground, but my poor pots are sitting outside waiting to be filled with love. And alas, they’re going to have to wait a little longer…8 more days of school and then we’ll see!
Last year, we picked up a potting bench, which really made planting my pots a lot easier. I’ve found several diy potting benches for you to try!
Over the weekend, Logan asked what I wanted for dinner on Mother’s Day. After much thinking, I realized that I preferred a Mother’s Day brunch. Partly because Emily will be in bed after we go to evening church (and shouldn’t the reason for Mother’s Day join us?) and partly because I love breakfast foods.
So here are my favorite recipes for your Mother’s Day brunch!
What we’re having…
Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes by Tasty Kitchen Blog
(with lemon curd, fresh berries, and bacon!)
Other ideas for you…
Cream Cheese Coffee Cake by Just Baked By Me
Strawberry Coffee Cake by This Southern Mom Cooks
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Bars by The Kitchn
Baked Eggs by Saveur
Spring Quiche by Real Women of Philadelphia
Chorizo, Potato, and Egg Tacos by Martha Stewart
Huevos Rancheros in Tortilla Cups by The Curvy Carrot
So enjoy your day, mommas. You deserve it!
Okay, that idea is almost laughable right now! Because we haven’t been on a vacation since last January… which means we’ve never vacationed with Emily! Sure, we’ve traveled for a weekend in northern Indiana and one in Iowa. And we’ve taken a few day trips with her, but not a real family vacation.
Hilton Head 2012
Someday, though, right??? Because I really do love to travel. Especially to the ocean–something about the salty sea air, sunshine, and seafood is just good for the soul. And two of my bucket list items are 1) Visit 48 different states and 2) Visit 6 different continents. While I’m on my way, there’s still a long way to go!
And perhaps Norwegian Cruise Lines is the answer. They’re hosting a giveaway for a cruise voucher for a family of four. Can’t you just see our little family enjoying all the sun and ocean air? And the theme days? And the swimming? And the excursions? Which is exactly what this family package would include! Yes please!
*Note: I received a sweepstakes entry for writing this post.
Logan finished my garden beds! They’re A-Maz-Ing!
Look at all the beautiful space to plant my little seeds and seedlings… if the weather would finally cooperate! I think this week I’ll finally be able to put things in the ground. I’ll have to cover them this weekend…
My little helper!
She “helped” me pull weeds tonight. I pulled the dandelions up. Then she tore off the leaves and put them in her mouth. Guess it’s a good thing those greens are edible!