So now that we are after Labor Day, I think all the kids are officially back to school. We have been in school for 2 weeks now, and I can finally say I think we are getting back into a routine. I love summer, and am not ready for cold temperatures or that white stuff, but I am happy to have our routine back. My 9 year old is happy to be back in school too. He may miss his free time, and getting to play all the time. But he loves to go to school, and see his friends, and have structure. So this time of year is great for everyone!
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The kitchen really is the heart of the home. If you have a get together, where does everyone hang out? In the kitchen! Even when just our family of 3 is home, we gather around the kitchen when someone is making a meal. Something about being in the kitchen, even if you aren’t the one cooking, is just comforting. Even after the meal is over, people just tend to hang out talking in the kitchen. It really is the place to be.
I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! We were busy spending time with friends, going to a Colorado Rockies game, getting in a good hike, going on a bike ride, and getting to watch fireworks. It was so much fun, but kind of exhausting at the same time! I kind of need a nap just thinking of all that we accomplished in the last 3 days. Or at least a good solid week of relaxation! Or maybe just movie night, where I can doze off a little :) Make sure you get to the bottom for a great giveaway that involves free movies!
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Want to know a little secret? We aren’t huge sandwich eaters at my house. Well that isn’t entirely true. My husband does not like deli meat, so that means, we don’t eat a lot of sandwiches at home. My 8 year old and I love a good sandwich, but only tend to get them if we are out at a restaurant. I am slowly trying to turn my husband. I don’t think I will ever win him over with deli meat, but I will find middle ground between that and peanut butter & jelly.
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Let’s talk sides for a minute. Do you struggle with sides at your house? I can easily pick a main dish, but to come up with sides that are good for you and that my family will like, is a struggle. My family isn’t big on veggies, so salads and roasted veggies don’t always work. I could love on Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Asparagus, but I am alone on that at my house.
My spice cabinet has been a mess since we moved into this house, last July. Every time I opened the cupboard I was annoyed, and spent forever digging for what I needed. We had been talking about how to fix it and make it functional, pretty much since the day we moved in. It was one of those things that just got pushed to the back burner though. I finally got fed up enough, and took matters into my own hands.