Monthly Musings; June 2022

 It's the last Thursday of the month and that means it's time to link up with Holly and Patty for their Monthly Musings.  The questions this month all center around summer travel!  1. My favorite summer destinations?   This is only the second year we've ever taken a summer vacation so I don't really have favorite places to go.  Having gone on family vacations in the off season for more than 9 years it's hard to enjoy any of the usual places we go since summer finds them more crowded and both hot and sticky but with our middle son in public school and on the track team (all spring!), summer is our only chance to sneak in a family vacation.  We tried the beach last year in North Carolina and this year we're trying a trip to the mountains.  Next year we're looking at the Florida keys or Hawaii or maybe even Bermuda so I definitely tend to think more about being near the water. Tampa Bay October 2017 I LOVED this incredible view from our balcony! 2. I much prefe

Encouraging Hearts and Home: Good-bye June!

It's so hard for me to believe that June is over and tomorrow is July already! We have a huge family cookout for the 4th of July and we're hoping for good weather this year.   In honor of America's Independence Day all my features this week are all about the red, white and blue!  And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!     Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home . We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light! Most viewed from last week: 2022 30A Summer Beach Trip-- Days 1, 2, 3, & 4 by Lindsay's Sweet World Some of my favorites from last week: Free Printable 4th of July Word Search by Krafty Planner  2022 Patriotic Tiered Tray by Penny's Passion Patriotic Martini* Red White and Blue Cocktail by Cindy's Online

What's Up Wednesday in June; 2022

I'm back to my What's Up Wednesday posts on a Tuesday!  Sorry if it feels like I'm all over the place when it comes to blogging this year but I'm trying to find that perfect life/ work balance that I feel like I'm missing.  I really needed to take a step back from blogging after having blogged nearly every day for the last 10 years.   What We're Eating This Week:  Once we got back from vacation in mid-June I've been trying to cook super healthy meals. Rainbow veggies with pasta  I made Weight Watchers 2-ingredient bagels and have been eating them with veggies, eggs, and occasionally a piece of bacon.  Lots of salads-- topped with chicken, shrimp, tuna, fruit, and light dressing. Crustless vegetable quiche, roasted veggies, and those 2-ingredient bagels again.  What I'm Reminiscing About:  In trying to plan the details for our Disney vacation I can't help but think of all the great Disney moments we've enjoyed through the year (most of them befor