Summer is here!! I wanted to celebrate by posting a round up of all the Summer Recipes and Fun Activities I’ve posted in the past.
Healthy Summer Strawberry Cake
In the mood for a yogurt Popsicle? Try these!
Hello everyone! This week I wanted to highlight Pendleton’s Country Market and my trip to their Butterfly Bio-Villa.
About Pendleton’s Country Market
Pendleton’s is a local family farm that started about 40 years ago. I love to visit the Pendleton’s booth at Lawrence’s Farmer’s Market as well as just driving out. It is located less than 2 miles east of Lawrence on K-10.
Here’s a snapshot of what their website looks like:
As you can tell, they always have a lot going on:
Fresh produce & pick-your-own options! Country Market CSA Fresh flowers Butterfly Bio-villa [...]
So, Monday evening we decided to take a spontaneous trip to St. Louis all day Wednesday because my husband’s FAVORITE BAND EVER was going to be there (birthday gift from me). Then, we used our anniversary money to make this our anniversary trip for this year! And we only had 1 day to plan!
So, we were a little CRAZY. My husband worked both Tuesday and Thursday so we had 1 day in which to drive to St. Louis, enjoy it, and drive back. Since St. Louis is an almost 5 hour [...]
(Each Saturday, I am featuring a guest post from another blogger covering topics from creative crafts to DIY projects/tips to inspiring stories. Last week Marilyn, from 4 You With Love shared her lovely alcohol ink vase and other projects she’s done with alcohol ink!)
Look at this fantastic line-up:
June 23rd: Meeha Meeha June 30th: Mrs. Laura Lynn July 7th: Renewed Upon a Dream
The rest of July looks pretty open!! If you are [...]
Yesterday my husband and I went on a much-needed spontaneous date!! It was so much fun we didn’t spent any money (except at Costco). I just wanted to share what our “date” looked like and post other frugal date ideas!!
Costco was one of our first dates together. Matt’s dad had given him a membership card and 2 free Costco pizzas – they are HUGE and very tasty!!
For this trip to Costco we just grabbed some of the essentials – milk, cheese, olive oil, oatmeal, and ziplock bags (and snapped a picture).
We are spending little, if no money for Valentine’s Day this year. Last year was kind of special, since it was the first Valentine’s Day as a married couple (and both of us just happened to see items that we just HAD to get the other). This year, we HAVE to stick to our budget.
Here are 10 Fun Frugal Date Night Ideas Staying At Home
One thing that can make home more romantic is changing something up about your routine. Either make a change in location (i.e. eating dinner in the basement) or change something up about the [...]
Celebrating our 10 months of marriage that started on 10/10/10
My husband and I pretty spontaneously decided to go out on a date to celebrate our 10 month anniversary, since Matt might have shows on our 1 year anniversary date. Okay, maybe is wasn’t super spontaneous since we decided to a day ahead to go on a date.
It was the middle of the week and we didn’t want to pay much money, so we decided to have lunch and a movie! Of course, going into it we knew [...]
Since I had a friend from out of town visit me this weekend, I spent time looking at all the possible activities we could participate in. I regularly get emails from Pendleton’s Country Market (I’m waiting for another time in which they have the you-pick-and-keep-half-for-free deal, like when my husband and I picked 10 pounds of sugar snap peas!!) This week in their email they mentioned how Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard was having harvest dates in which they invite people to come and help, [...]
As I talked about back in June, in this post, we purchased four restaurant.com gift cards ahead of time. Unlike Lawrence, Chicago has hundreds of restaurants listed on restaurant.com. We pick out four we wanted to try, spending a total of $11 on the gift cards worth $100!!
Yesterday, I talked about our visit to Crepe Bistro. Today, I wanted to share the rest of our dining experiences in Chicago.
Edwardo’s Natural Pizza Matt LOVED this stuffed crust pizza!
Edwardo’s looked like [...]
With our recent trip to Chicago for a Theatre Conference, I did not get the headboard project completed. Sad. However, I DO have pictures from our trip that I thought I would share!
Chicago skyline from our last night
We spent our spare time walking downtown…