Strawberry Chicken Salad

Strawberry Chicken Salad

We love eating this Strawberry Chicken Salad all summer long! A little crusty bread is all you need for a complete, refreshing meal!

 

Strawberry Chicken Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are anything like us, you have been filling these “last days of summer” with as much sun and fun as you possibly can. Or perhaps you are amoung the many who have already started school and all sorts of busy activities. Either way, You should add this refreshing salad to your regular menu, especially while the days are still so warm!

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Corn in the Instant pot

Corn on the cob – Instant pot version

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Corn on the cob - Instant pot version
Corn in the Instant pot
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute (plus time to come to pressure)
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Corn in the Instant pot
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  1. Husk all the ears of corn.
  2. Add 1 cup of water and the trivet to the instant pot. Throw the corn on top of the trivet to keep out of the water.
  3. place lid on and set valve to seal. Select Manual and adjust to 2 minutes. Quick release when pot is done!
  4. smother with melted butter and any seasoning you like!
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Hey Hey hey.. You know how much we love Amazon!!!

Today is Amazon Prime day! It’s sort of like Black friday but in the middle of summer… and the deals are crazy!!!

 

These deals are only for Prime Members but if you aren’t already a member you can always sign up for a free 30 day trial to enjoy these discounts (then of course if Prime isn’t for you, you can cancel after the trial period)
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I’ve already purchased a Christmas present for one of our boys and an awesome shade tent for the beach!

check it out..


This shade tent is over 40% off regular price!

there are lightening deals that expire after a few hours (so it’s a good idea to keep checking them and
deals of the day discounts.

You could even just stock up on household goods at a discount.

or if you have the chance (and funds) to splurge on an awesome product you’ve been drooling over… well today may just be the best day to purchase.. check out these amazing things… (I’m drooling over them for sure)

USA Today has been updating their site with suggestions and great finds, check the latest article here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/07/11/best-tech-deals-amazon-prime-day/86958874/

 

well, my kids are pretty much destroying their play room as I sit here.. so I’m to go now 🙂

But I hope you take some time and explore the deals and find some awesome things!

I’ll definitely be checking back throughout the rest of today!

 

Happy shopping

ps. Updates on the kitchen remodel and a family announcement will be posted soon, so stay tuned! 🙂 thanks for reading!

Floors are here!

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This week the focus has changed from tearing down the old kitchen to beginning to build up the new! yay!

There was a lot of preps for walls, wiring, etc. all through out the week. and then on the weekend the guys did the flooring! and I just love it!!

Dad and Ryan working on the wall

We bought a bamboo plank flooring from a sale at lumber liquidators. I love how it feels on bare feet. And I think the color is very peaceful!

 

My favorite thing about seeing the flooring in, is that I’m finally able to see our vision coming to life. AND it seems to be working! hahaha what do you know? I might actually be able to design a kitchen!! 🙂 *At the very least pick awesome floors! And now it feels like the rest is on it’s way! So, that’s exciting too!

working on the floor

new floors

floors It’s hard to show the actual color in a picture but these ones are pretty close I think.

It was a hard day of work for the men and I’m so thankful for all the help!

Here they are pretty excited about the final piece!!

down to the last piece   putting in the last piece!

The boys have had a lot of fun with all this extra space and I enjoyed playing with them on the new floors, they are so nice!

trains on the floor

trains on the new floors

 

 

In other news….

It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer around here (the guys had to work through some 100+ days already, YIKES)

The boys are pretty excited about our new swimming pool, though they didn’t think they could survive the anticipation as we set it up!

swimming pool time We were given this pool, it’s an Intex and is really nice!

You can order them on amazon, check it out here

And my Mom made the boys a sand tent this week!!

It’s pretty awesome! The boys love it! And I like that I can zip it up when they aren’t playing in it!

sand tent If you’d like to make your own the tents themselves are pretty inexpensive!

Walmart has some on sale right now

This barnyard tent is so cute! and there are lots of other designs to choose from too!

 

 

and sand like this…

.5Cuft Play Sand

 

My Mom put a board in the bottom to keep the edge of the door from falling down and this made it sort of more like a sand “box”.

Preparing for summer vacations?

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It’s vacation season!! yay!

We haven’t done much vacationing as a family yet so there are some items we just need to invest in for this and  future trips..Just in case you need to upgrade some traveling “necessities” here’s a fun handy list!

sleeping bags (or I guess their new name is “slumber bags”? weird)

Suite case organization?? yes please!

 

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I just think those are so awesome!

For the kids suitcases I decided to try this idea… and I’m kind of in love with this plan!!

kids suitcase

Each bag has a shirt, pants, and either a diaper or undies (depending on child) for the day!

kids luggage

 

then because we are talking about the children there is an “extras” bag for each.

packing the kids

 

I am really excited to try this on our next trip, I really think it will eliminate some of the unorganized frustration of living out of a suitcase for a few days! AND a big plus will be if anyone wants to help me get boys dressed during the day it will be easy for anyone to find what they need! 🙂

need suite cases? Amazon has some great options!

Amazon.com

Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

These pinterest ideas for organization are Ah-mazing!!

 

free-printable-vacation-lis

 

packing list/outfit planner

 

 

I just love lists!! These help me keep all my thoughts in one place as I think about all the things each person needs!

And this probably goes without saying but I’ll say it anyways 🙂 It’s always a good idea to check local weather at your destination before you pack!

 

And if you don’t have a vacation planned yet, Don’t forget about Groupon Getaways!


Groupon Getaways

Whatever you do this summer, wherever you go, I hope you stay safe, have fun, and make memories!

 

Yay for summer family time!

 

 

 

Shop Rotita

Rotita is one of those stores you see advertised on facebook and google. You know, I never know what to think about those kind of shops but they had some cute things so I took a chance….

 

I bought a bathing suite for this summer since I need one that actually fits 😉 and not quite ready to invest in an expensive one just yet since I’m still “shrinking”

 

It has arrived.. first of all you must know that this comes from china and so shipping can take a while, so be patient!

Second, be sure to measure yourself and not just guess your size when ordering through sites like these because they are foreign sizes most of the time….

The material is definitely not super high-grade, but of course I knew that I was getting a $24.00 suite not one that costs $150.00. So I wasn’t surprised… still it is good enough, pretty cute and I am happy with my purchase! I think it fits well and I hope to order some of the other cute things I’ve seen on their site soon!

They have lots of summer dresses, cover ups and things that look really fun!

Check it out

swimwear