Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Seven Questions

We do!  Griffin is my kid who wants to do EVERYTHING and has a really hard time picking because #FOMO so we definitely have to set limits with her.  She wants to take every dance class, play every sport and do ALL THE THINGS!  Luke has always been more of a homebody and Mason is a mix of the two.

We typically limit them to one "ongoing commitment" at a time (I say that but G is currently in dance and playing school volleyball - hahahaha)

I'm torn on this one!  We do love it but it can also be a big ol' pain in the butt.  I would say yes but I think Dave would say no.  I also think it would depend on how easily we could access a pool otherwise.  

They do get screens but it varies day to day based on whatever we have going on.  Some days they have no screens, other days they have a bunch.  

As far as being bored goes - I think some of the most fun can be from being bored so we let it happen.  They also know that if they tell me they're bored I can find something for them to do that they won't necessarily enjoy (laundry, sweeping, wiping windows, etc.) ;)

You can read of some of our favorite boredom busters  HERE.

I LOVE  SOUTHWEST BOWLS!!!  I love that they're customizable and easy and everyone can make them to their own tastes.  If your kids love tacos they can even use everything to make some pretty awesome tacos if you put out tortillas.

YES! Try  this bacon chicken ranch pasta - everybody loves it AND it makes a pan for someone else and a pan for your family. 

Absolutely! We spent about $175 on Ubers which was 6 rides for us (one of the rides I realized that I'd left my camera in the hotel lounge and we had to go back so that was pretty much an extra trip - whoops!).  We also had to use Uber XLs since we were five people which made the cost a little bit higher as well.  We ubered on longer trips (our hotel to the pier for the boat tour, the history museum back to midtown when we were in a time crunch, the 9/11 museum back to our hotel, etc)

What do you use to curl Griffins' hair?  
This one wasn't from a question box but is one I've gotten A LOT since her haircut ;)

I use a curling wand  similar to this one.  It's tapered and easy to use and her curls last several days.

HAPPY Wednesday, friends!!!


  1. I'm so jealous of Griffins hair and the fact that her curls last several days. I have fine, thin hair and my curls are gone within a few hours typically. Love her new haircut!!

  2. That casserole looks delicious! I wish I had some right now and it's only 10:45am.

  3. Do you have an actual recipe for that Chicken Ranch casserole? I saw the Instagram link but am curious about measurements and such. Thanks!

    1. It looks like the link has those details in the comments. I copied and pasted here. :)

      Suuuuper easy meal idea that makes TWO PANS! One
      for tonight and one to freeze for a busy night once school starts up. Everyone loves it and it couldn’t be simpler and there’s nothing better than cooking once and eating twice! (This is also great if you’re taking a meal to someone! One for your family and one for theirs!)

      - 2 lbs penne pasta
      - 1 rotisserie chicken, pulled and chopped (we use the big one from Costco)
      - 2 jars Alfredo sauce
      - 1 lb bacon, cooked and chopped
      - 1 cup Ranch dressing
      - 4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
      - parsley

      Cook and drain the pasta. Put the drained pasta back in the pot and add the chicken, bacon, Alfredo, ranch, 2 cups of mozzarella and some parsley. Stir until combined and then split between two 9x13 baking dishes. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 mins or until hot and bubbly. (If you’re going to freeze one so so BEFORE you bake it. Pull it out the morning you want to have it so it can thaw and bake as directed that night.

    2. If you click on the title of the dish it takes you to the recipe she posted on her IG.

  4. Here's a laugh for you. I tried to make your southwest bowls one night....the bbq ran out of propane half way through cooking the chicken. Then my rice cooker shut off before the rice was done and I didn't realize when I stuck it in the fridge so crunchy rice. Plus I managed to leave the corn on the bbq when the propane ran out...uncooked corn. Sigh....I'll have to try again.


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