Saturday, July 12, 2014

Caribbean of the West

So you know how I've said I have always wanted to live by (or on) the beach? Well yesterday I had the chance to visit one. Our very own turquoise blue waters with sandy beaches and play in the waves. This is considered the Caribbean of the West.

  I think we were met with the wests version of a tropical storm, but yes, the turquoise water was AH-mazing! 
 
 
If you've never heard of, or experienced Bear Lake, you need to go. Just go. It's amazing. I'm not sure I would have ever made it there if I hadn't had a family reunion to attend.
 
 
We're going back when it's better weather. Maybe for mine and my hubby's birthday next month. Woot!
 
 
The water, the sand, the shopping! 
 
This store! 
 
Can't wait to go back.  Can. Not. Wait.
 
This store is near the North Beach area. If you love antiques and fun trinkets and yummy food, stop.  You can't miss this place.
 
 
The weather wasn't great, but it was still so much fun.  The kids had never experienced a beach before so it was pretty epic.
 
In a hypothermic kind of way...
 
 
Oh, and the sand... 
 
 
 My littlest was in sea shell heaven.  Teeth chattering, goose bumps and shivering, but didn't want to stop playing.
 
 
Can't wait to go back!  I wonder if you can rent steel drums there... 
 
Hey mon...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Where the buffalo roam...

I've always lived in one land locked western state or another.
 
Where I always wanted to live was on a beach somewhere...
 
But this place really can't be beat. Just look at this scenery...
 
 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Variation on the theme- Muffin Ma'am

I know I've already posted about muffins, but when two of your kids wake up and tell you they both dreamt about banana nut muffins, it's probably a sign. The only problem was that we didn't have any nuts and the closest grocery store is thirty minutes away.
 
But we do have chocolate covered nuts.

You know where my priorities are.
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Momster keeping the summer dolrums away

I have noticed that TV watching brings out the fighting in my kids. I don't know why, but it does.
So I've banned it...(for a week)(and then we'll see)
 
Here's a recipe for homemade play dough that my kids love and is easy and lasts for a long time. Making it is half the fun.
 
Homemade Play dough:
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons Cream of tartar
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon oil
Food coloring
 
Directions: Cook all ingredients slowly, stirring until it forms a ball. Cool and knead until lumps are gone.
 
I stir with a whisk and there aren't any lumps to knead out. Also, I divide the dough into 3-4 portions, put them in zip lock bags, add food coloring and knead the color into the dough inside the baggie.
 
This recipe comes from the Cookin' With Home Storage cookbook, but I've seen the same recipe on the Martha Stewart show. And if it's good enough for her...
 

 

So make some homemade play dough today and keep the Momster away...

Friday, June 20, 2014

FJ

I was looking through the pics on my phone today and came across a picture that might or might not be a "sign"...

Do you see it?
 Here, let me help you see what I see...