Summer

Summer 2014 Bucket List

This 2014 Summer Bucket List was created by both myself and my three year old;
the fluorescent pedicure is for Momma however if my tot has any say in the color I will likely have ten different neon colored toes!

bucket list summer 2014 disney california adv 1.  Visit Family
2. 
Make a Tie Dye T-shirt
3. 
Water Gun Fight
4. 
Find the perfect spot to view more
than one Fireworks show on the 4th
5. 
Go to Disneyland
6. 
Make S’mores
(and then make them again)
7. 
Pay for a stranger’s tea or coffee
8. 
Go on a Family Picnic
9. 
Visit three different beaches
10. 
Go to a Baseball Game
11. 
Discover a new Splash Pad
bucket list summer 201412. 
Build an Elaborate Sand Castle
13. 
Buy & Fly a Kite
14.  Bike Coronado Island
15. 
Run through the Sprinklers
16. 
Send a gift card & a drawing to
someone unsuspecting
17. 
Get a Florescent Pedicure
18. 
Skip a Rock
19. 
Watch the Sunrise
20. 
Create a new Dessert that
tastes like Summer

 

We were able to cross a couple items off our summer bucket list when my sister was here the first week of June.  We will continue to post photos on Instagram as we make more memories from our bucket list including my pedicure that may or may not make next summer’s list.

What about your list?  What fun summer plans have you made?  Comment to share!

Here’s to sunny days and memories made.
– T

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Grilled Pizza

This is a fast & easy and almost completely mess free kid friendly grilled meal.  Perfect for summer time and individually made so that each pizza is just the way you like it.

aIMG_2594Begin by making your dough.  Mix the first four ingredients in a medium size bowl.
– 1 Tablespoon Yeast
– 1 Teaspoon White Sugar
– 1 Teaspoon Table Salt
– 1 Cup Warm Water
Stir until yeast & sugar blend.

– 2 1/2 Cups Flour
– 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Beat Flour & Oil in with the first four ingredients then let dough rest for five minutes.
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– Preferred Pizza toppings
– 2 Cups Grated Mozzarella Cheese
– 1 Jar of Pizza Sauce

Preheat BBQ Grill to a Medium heat. 

Roll out dough to preferred size – smaller is easier to maneuver on the grill.  (If possible, place on baking sheet and chill for a few minutes; the cooler the dough the easier the placement is on the grill.)

aIMG_2580Place pizza dough on grill, cover with lid,  grill for 4-5 minutes.  Remove from grill. 

Top the cooked side of Pizza with Sauce, Cheese, and Toppings then return to grill raw side down.  Cover & grill additional 4-5 minutes.

Tip:  For ease of use, spray spatula with cooking spray to prevent dough from sticking.

Happy Grilling!   – T

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Lemonade… Lemonade

In San Diego terms this week has been a HOT one.  We’ve hovered around 100 degrees and while that is manageable in most parts of the country and sounds refreshing to other countries, we do not have air conditioning in our home in San Diego therefore 100 IS HOT.  In an effort to cool off a bit & partake in some sweet afternoon hydration I made homemade Lemonade.

abIMG_1169This refreshing Lemonade is not too tart nor too sweet.  Our family of four gives it eight thumbs up!
It is the perfect blend of Lemonade.

Ingredients:
3 Lemons
1 Orange
1 Cup Splenda Sugar Blend
2 Cups Water
1 Quart Ice

Directions:
Squeeze the Lemons and Orange then strain seeds and large pulp.  Bring Splenda Sugar & Water to a boil and stir until Sugar dissolves then remove from heat.  Pour Lemon & Orange Juice into Sugar Water, stir.  Add ice to two quart pitcher, add Lemonade Mixture, and serve over ice.  (160 Calories per Serving.)

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Along with the record breaking temperatures and strong Santa Ana winds San Diego has been overwhelmed with wildfires this week.  There have been thousands of acres burned in several areas of Southern California including our neighborhood, many evacuations, homes lost, businesses burned, animals misplaced, and a life lost.  California Governor, Jerry Brown, declared San Diego County a State of Emergency on Wednesday (5/14/14).  Please pray for the residents of San Diego County and the Fire Fighters who continue to work around the clock to get these fires contained.  And if you are able, please consider giving to the San Diego Salvation Army for Fire Relief or the San Diego Red Cross.
Thank you.
– T

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