Independence Day and Ice Cream

We started our Independence Day celebration yesterday making Patriotic Cake Batter Ice Cream. My friend Amy at Flip Flop Follies posted the recipe this week. After drooling over the computer screen, I knew the weekend would not be complete without a batch of this. You can find the recipe linked from Amy’s blog. I edited […]

Get Patriotic with 4th of July Desserts

Most of this blog post was originally published last year. But since it includes such great 4th of July dessert ideas, I thought I’d re-post it so you can get your patriotic treats ready for Independence Day. But before I do, I want to give a big shout-out to Tootsie for making patriotic candy! You’ll […]

Summer Time

Today is Memorial Day: the traditional kick-off of summer. So with that, and only four days of school remaining, here’s what our summer looks like. What will you be doing this summer?

Summer Fun: The List

Can you believe summer ends in only eight short weeks?! Yep, that’s right. In eight week, it will be Labor Day, the traditional end of summer that typically corresponds with back-to-school week. Since we’re half-way done, I thought I’d share our summer fun “to do” list. You can see by the items listed under “Accomplished” […]

A Sweet Fourth of July

This Fourth of July was filled with family fun, the community parade, barbecue at my parent’s house, and ended with a spectacular fireworks show. In between were some sweet treats I whipped up in honor of Independence Day. To go with the burgers, ribs, hot dogs, corn, bean salad, and Italian cheese bread that my […]

Oh Say Can You See

A while back, I was driving to work one morning and listening to KPBS Radio (NPR) when I heard a feature that brought tears to my eyes. The story focused on a group of kids from a local private elementary school singing and talking about the origins of the National Anthem. The project they were […]

Splash Into Summer, Part 2 – Summers of the Present

When I think of summer now, I’m sitting in my family room in the early evenings wearing my loose gray casual crop pants and a comfortable t-shirt. No slippers or socks. The overhead fan is spinning and the windows are open. There’s enough of a breeze so the air is not stagnant. But it’s warm […]

Splash Into Summer, Part I – Summers of the Past

I know summer doesn’t technically start until June 21. But Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional start of summer. And since this weekend was warm enough here in San Diego to wear a sleeveless shirt today, I’m declaring summer now in full swing. In fact, I’ve already hung my “Welcome to the Lazy Flip Flop […]