Tag: summer

Celebrating Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Celebrating Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

After watching her children fill their summer reading logs with Harry Potter, the Briggs Mother scours the closets for Harry Potter-ish clothing, having a bit of luck that last year’s Halloween costumes included 2 Harry Potter characters. The Briggs children reluctantly slip into their costumes…

How I Spent My Summer Blog Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Blog Vacation

When I look back at summer 2015, this is the picture that describes it best. That moment at the swimming pool when I was incapable of capturing even one more shot of my adorable baby smiling, my children progressing in their swimming lessons. It has…

Summer Organizing Tip: Create a Watermelon Shelf

Summer Organizing Tip: Create a Watermelon Shelf

It's watermelon season!
It’s watermelon season!

On a hot, humid summer day, there is nothing more refreshing than a slice of ice cold watermelon!

The organizational problem with watermelon, however, is that it is so large and takes up a lot of space in the fridge. If you are a watermelon fan, it’s time to make some space. Clear out a spot in your fridge and designate it your “watermelon spot.” Ideally, place it at about eye level so that every time you open the fridge for a snack, it is the first thing you see.

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In addition to being delicious, watermelon is a great source of the antioxidant lycopene that can serve as an internal sunscreen in addition to its other health-giving properties!

Another way to solve your watermelon space problems--mini watermelons!
Another way to solve your watermelon space problems–mini watermelons!
My children loved these "cute" sized watermelons.
My children loved these “cute” sized watermelons.

We are aiming to eat watermelon every day during the summer as part of our healthy eating goals.

Have a watermelon tip or favorite watermelon recipe? Please share in the comments.

June Recovery

June Recovery

In my last post, I mentioned my summer “unscheduling,” but did not realize exactly how unscheduled I was about to become in terms of my blog. Part of my blogging absence has been having too much to do in my “real” life. In addition, we…

Summer Recap

Summer Recap

It’s back to school week and this week we are adjusting to the new demands of our homeschool schedule. This month I will be devoting to educational topics as there are certainly a lot of organizing challenges that go along with school. But first, I…