Ice Cream Memories – Don’t Wait for the Truck

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Ice cream is a treat that never gets old!

Vanilla Ice Cream Cone

When my kids were younger they played many team sports, including baseball and soccer. It was always a tradition for us to get ice cream after a game, either to celebrate a win or, more often, to console them about a loss.


Many times we would go to a local ice cream stand, and often most of the team came along.  For one league the kids played in an ice cream truck would always show up at the end of the games, and all the kids would run over and pick out their favorite kind.

My kids aren’t in organized sports anymore, but that doesn’t mean they don’t still enjoy ice cream!  And you don’t have to wait for the ice cream truck to create your own memories with your family.  Unilever ice cream brands, like Magnum, Breyers, Fruttare, Popsicle and Klondike are conveniently available at Walgreens.

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There is something for everyone.  If you want a sundae to go along with a family movie night Breyers makes the perfect base for hot fudge and whipped cream.  If you are health conscious the creamy milk and fruit in a Fruttare Bar can be enjoyed with little guilt.  Personally I like the chocolate covered Klondike bars best, because everything tastes better covered in chocolate!

So this summer treat yourself and your family and head to your local Walgreens to grab the ice cream you are craving.  It is a perfect treat for hot summer nights or for an after game snack.  After all some of the best summer memories are messy ones!

Messy Ice Cream Cone


Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce

Salmon is one of the tastiest fish, and it is healthy too! One of the great things about salmon is that it is so quick and easy to prepare, which makes it perfect for busy days.  This recipe for Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce is ready in less than 15 minutes from start to finish.

Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce

It is made by simply searing the salmon in a frying pan while making a simple sauce using Dijon Mustard and Maple Syrup.  The flavors blend together perfectly with the mild flavor of the salmon.  I used wild caught salmon, because I love the more delicate flavor compared to farm raised salmon.  But wild caught is quite a bit more expensive, and I am sure it would taste great with farm raised salmon.  Adding a salad makes this a fast and tasty complete meal!

Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce

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Amp Up Your Style

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Did you catch the VMAs this weekend? I love seeing all the fashion, makeup looks and hair styles that the stars come up with! While I will never be that trendy, my kids and I still like to experiment with red carpet looks for rock star style! For us the best trendy hair style is Super Sleek, and here is my 18 year old modeling her Super Sleek VMA hair style.

VMA1We like this style because all it takes is a hair straightener, some styling products, like the TRESemmé Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Creme, and a little time.  And this look was in at the VMAs, since quite a few stars including Katie Perry were showing off straight, sleek hair. [Read More...]

Manhattan Cruises with Classic Harbor Line


Disclosure: I will receive complimentary tickets for a cruise.

Planning a trip to New York City? Check out these Family Friendly Boat Tours of Manhattan Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of New York City, Classic Harbor Line hopes for the privilege of escorting you on a relaxing, inspiring and breathtaking sightseeing cruise through the waters we proudly call home.


The classic yachts – the Schooner Adirondack & Adirondack III and the Schooner America 2.0 (our sailboats), and the Luxury Yacht Manhattan (our motorized yacht) are reminiscent of the classic boats that cruised New York Harbor a hundred years ago.

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SNICKERS Pretzel Snack – Football Fun

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Football season is just about underway!  Whether it is a club, college, high school or professional teams are practicing and getting ready for another exciting season.  My family loves to watch football.  This year we are making an effort to see more games in person, instead of just watching on TV, and we are planning to attend our first game this week.  Of course football also means snacks, so to go along with our first game of the season I created this portable SNICKERS Pretzel Snack with cute little football bags.

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Free Printable Activity Sheets – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be in theaters everywhere in October, and I can’t wait to see this adaptation of classic children’s book!  This movie follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life.  Here are some activity sheets that you can use to go along with the book while you wait for the October 10th release of the movie.  Just click on a picture to download a pdf with the free activity sheet.

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Lunch Recipes – Pastrami Rollups with Greek Yogurt Parfait

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Making lunches for school can be a challenge! Even though I homeschool my kids there are many days when we need to make a brown bag lunch, since we attend weekly classes and go on field trips.  My lunch packing is more challenging because my kids are not big fans of sandwiches.   In fact my daughter Eleanor won’t eat recipes with bread at all.  She does however like lunch meat and yogurt.  So we made Pastrami Cheese Rollups along with a Yogurt Fruit Parfait for a perfect portable lunch. [Read More...]

Car Woes

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We have three cars for four drivers, and the newest one is 5 years old. Lately they have been breaking down one after the other, and it is extremely annoying! Last week we had one day where two out of the three were in the shop, which means I spent the entire day driving various people back and forth to work and appointments. So when I see car videos like these it makes me want to start car shopping!

Chevy Cruze

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