Time flies-if you blink you’ll miss it.

996506_4458920249465_1057415554_nI seriously can’t believe it’s almost been a year since Trenton turned 6…planning his 7th birthday is coming along quite nice actually but thinking about how fast a year goes by these days is just crazy. Seems just like yesterday that we were bringing him home from the hospital, as first time parents, not knowing what to expect…or even what to do for that matter.  Living 2 and a half to three hours away from parents..it was all on us.  I am thankful for a loving husband that provides for us, and believes in us day in and day out.

Fathers Day just came and went and what a great day of celebrating Daddy that was. DSC_0167

with a great race down in Albany…it was our first time there and definitely not our last!

Now it’s on to planning our first summer pool party of the year with our great friends…then 4th of July, then Grandpa’s birthday then #7 for Trenton.  (not to mention repainting garage door, underside of all our eaves, window seals, and ripping out our deck to get ready for NEW windows and NEW siding *woop woop*)

Very berry green smoothie recipe

Our Favorite Smoothie Recipe

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We have always loved smoothies for breakfast — both the littlest and I are not lovers of breakfast {at breakfast time} so we love to try new smoothies.  So far this by far is our most favorite.

Very Berry Green Smoothie

1 Banana Frozen in to chunks*

1/2 cup mixed berries {or any berry of your choice}

1/4 cup greek yogurt {we love honey flavor}

2 TBSP dry oatmeal

1/2 cup apple juice {or milk, orange juice, pineapple juice}

1 big handful of baby spinach

Directions:

Add all ingredients to blender and blend till smooth. If it won’t blend up easily you can always add a little bit more liquid.

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*Note- I always freeze my bananas into about 3 chunks per banana onto a foil lined baking sheet, then when they are completely frozen I put them all into a gallon sized ziploc bag.

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I never really liked the icy chunks when you have to add ice to a smoothie so I always try to use everything frozen.

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Friday Pinterest Favorites

100_6373with warm weather here..(hope it stays) it brings so many more options, summer salads, hamburgers, outdoor play/projects, gardening and more so I am here to show you my favorites this week.

These homemade Bread Machine pretzel buns are AMAZING!! find the recipe {and lots more yummy recipes} here

Trying hard to be healthy-and this makes it so convenient-  Those two words are usually NEVER in the same sentance.  Find the recipe here.

I haven’t tried this yet but oh goodness does it look amazing-the link is here.

I don’t even think this needs words…its beautiful, relaxing, romantic, {kid-friendly} and semi looks like what our back yard “could” look like-key words could 🙂 link is here

What more could say summer than a SUPER cute homemade bag-you can never have too many bags right? find the link here