Steak & Arugula Pizza

One of my favorite Saturday night dinners is a homemade pizza. Using The Pioneer Woman’s  pizza dough recipe, B grilled flank steak while I prepped the marinara sauce. I mixed a half a cup of store bought marinara with 3 tbs of bbq sauce, and a splash of Worcestershire sauce. After the flank steak was medium rare we sliced it thinly and placed it on top of the rolled out dough and marinara mix. We topped it with cheddar and mozzarella and baked it at 475 for about ten minutes. Immediately after pulling it out of the oven we topped it with arugula. So good!

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Friday Favorites

Friday FavoritesJ every morning this past week. Wearing his old winter Paw Patrol pajamas (which are too small…anyone know of Paw Patrol pajamas that come in a size 6???), he comes out at 6:20, gets his crayon bucket, goes back to his room, climbs back in bed and then reads and colors in his Lego magazine until breakfast. This kid. Love him.

Helping students determine cause and action.

A dip perfect for football Saturdays.

Want to make the most impressive dessert ever? Make Baked Alaska.

Creating pattern throughout your house.

Cook up one batch of chili, and then use it for four different meals.

An insider’s guide to Nashville.

What makes a children book good. Love this perspective.

You can, you will“.

Styling a reading nook.

Become a super shopper at Whole Foods.

Several of the reasons we loved The Port Orleans: French Quarter on our trip to Disney.

Great audiobook ideas for road trips.

And finally, a captivating illustration of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”.

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Two trees

two treesBesides pulling together a creative lounge system, our other big accomplishment of Fall Break was getting two trees for our backyard. We worked together with the placement of our neighbor’s tree to provide some much needed shade from the sun. After much debating, online looking, and wandering about a local nursery we found our perfect trees. Here is a bit more about our process…

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Zoo adventures in Nashville

Zoo adventuresWe had a pretty quiet Fall Break, which was lovely! Towards the end of the week we took a day trip to Nashville with the boys and just spent the day exploring and wandering the zoo. We all really enjoyed the zoo, J’s favorites were the giraffes and monkeys, and A loved the bamboo forest. Here is a bit more from our adventure…

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A’s first camp-out

camping adventureAnd….we’re back! Phew! I can’t believe it took a week and a half to get my blog straightened out. Now I’m playing catch-up! As promised before (in a post that was deleted by a mishap from the old server), here is a re-cap of A and B’s first camping adventure.

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