10+ Things to Do This Spring

Spring has sprung in many parts of the country. Spring is that time of year that I feel like the winter cabin fever goes away and you are ready to get out of the house. There’s so many things that I want to do now that the weather has warmed up and I wanted to share the list! Some list items are kid friendly and others are things that might not be kid friendly.

So, here’s 10+ things to do this Spring! With maybe a few more for an added bonus!

Fly a kite

Play with sidewalk chalk

Plant some flowers or buy hanging flower baskets

Go to the park and feed the ducks

Make a bird feeder or bird house for your yard

Dance party in the rain

Get your hands in the dirt! Plant a vegetable garden.

Blow bubbles and try to catch them on the wand.

Check out your local farmer’s market.

Just get outside and talk a walk with no planned destination.

Water the flowers, your yard, garden, etc. and play in the water.

Wash the car by hand instead of taking it through the car wash.

Sit outside and read a book

Watch the clouds and see what shapes you can spot.

Host a Spring Garden Tea Party

Have a family picnic in the backyard.

Watch a sunrise or sunset

Watch the stars

Host a drive in movie party

Play mini golf

Visit a spot in your area that you have never been.

Go on a bike ride.

Play frisbee golf AKA disc golf

Use fresh flowers to decorate your home

There are so many things that you can do this Spring! Take some time to enjoy the warm weather!

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Sunday Loves 3

I have said before that Sunday is one of my favorite days of the week. It is time that I can spend the whole day with Mr. RCGG doing things we need to do around the house or we go out to do something! Sunday Loves is one of my favorite posts from the week now! I love sharing a little of every day life with you!

I had been waiting for last Saturday for three months! In January Mr. RCGG bought tickets for Savannah Ballet Theater production of Wizard of Oz! I couldn’t wait for March 23rd to get here! It finally did though and it was beyond AMAZING! There’s no words that can describe the magic and beauty of seeing a ballet! It was our first time seeing a ballet and won’t be our last! We are already making plans to see The Nutcracker this Christmas season!

The upstairs bathroom is coming along very well! We have most of the walls painted and have a few touch ups left to do on the vanity. Then we will be ready to put down the flooring. We are excited to see how it will look when it is finally done!

What did you love over the past week!

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Irish Potato Candy

In 1845 there was a great famine in Ireland. It became known as the Irish Potato Famine. It was a very horrible time in the history of Ireland. You can read more about it by clicking the link above. I wanted something to make for St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend and I made Irish Potato Candy last year. Mr. RCGG loved it and it was super easy to make! So I decided to make it again this year! I’m also making Irish Soda Bread and I will have that posted later in the week!

Irish Potato Candy is not made from potatoes as the name would lead you to believe. It is made with cream cheese and then rolled in cinnamon to look like potatoes.

To make your own Irish Potato Candy you need

1/4 cup butter softened

4 ounces cream cheese softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth.

Add the vanilla. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar beating well to mix with ever addition.

Chill for 30 minutes. Roll into balls and then form into a potato shape.
Roll balls in cinnamon and place on a cookie sheet lined with foil.

Chill for and additional 30 minutes before serving.

I used a cookie scoop to scoop the cream cheese mixture into a ball. Then dropped it into the cinnamon and rolled it around while forming the potato shape.

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Sunday Loves 2

Sunday loves is my new favorite post of the week! Some weeks it may be a little later than others, but I will definitely try to have it up every week before the next Sunday. =)

This past week we had a lot going on! It made for a long weekend but it was a good week! I’ll do a bigger recap of Turtle Crawl later in the month but we had so much fun walking the mile fun run on Saturday!

We were busy from Thursday through the whole weekend! Mr. RCGG was off work on Thursday so we went to visit a friend. We had a great time with him and it was good to catch up!

On Friday, I wasn’t feeling too well! I didn’t take my allergy pill on Thursday and I was definitely feeling it. I spent the day packing for our trip to Jekyll Island though and as soon as we crossed the bridge onto the island I instantly felt better. There’s just something about Jekyll Island that makes me at peace! We were there for only one night but it was well worth it! I’ll do a bigger recap of our night and day there later! We were there for the Turtle Crawl fun run on Saturday.

Westin Hotel courtyard Jekyll Island GA March 8 2019

Saturday morning was the fun run and it was a lot of fun! I can’t wait to do another one! The fun run was at 9 AM so we had the rest of the day to hang out and walk along the beach!

Jekyll Island Sunrise March 9, 2019

We came home on Saturday evening. It was such a good trip even if it was just a quick one. On Sunday morning we woke up and decided that we were going to Lowe’s to get paint and flooring for our upstairs bathroom. So we got paint at Lowe’s, but they didn’t have the flooring we wanted so we went to Home Depot. I’ll do a before and after post when we have it done! So far it looks really good!

That’s my Sunday loves for this past week. What were you loving last week?

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Sunday Loves

Sundays are my favorite day of the week! Wait, WHAT? Sunday? Yes, Sunday!  That’s the only day of the week that Mr. RCGG is guaranteed off work and we get to spend the day together doing things that we might not get to during the week!

Anyway, I wanted to take a day every week to share some things that I found over the week that I have loved. These may be purchases, stories, or just something in general that I really liked from the week!

Our Sundays start with having breakfast together every week! It is the only day of the week that Mr. RCGG and I get to have breakfast together. We usually have bacon and eggs, but there are some weeks that we change it up! Last week, I made pancakes. This week I made sausage and eggs.

This week, I’m also loving that we got caught up on things that needed to be done! We washed off our back patio and the fence that separates our yard from our neighbors yard. It was covered in pollen and so gross! it looks so much better now! We also cleaned up around our A/C unit.  The landscaping had gotten around the concrete base that they were on and Mr. RCGG kind of pulled it away. It really looks a lot better.

I made a baked chicken alfredo for dinner tonight! It is so easy! I just cook pasta and then add chicken and alfredo sauce. I bake it for around 30 minutes and add mozzerella cheese to the top and let it melt for around 10 minutes.

What are you loving this week?

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Blog Staycation

A few years ago I participated in something called a blog staycation. It was mainly twitter based but there were other social media involved. basically it was a discussion over a full weekend with mini seminars in a Facebook group that was set up. There were topics for every day and you were able to ask questions while working on your blog over the weekend! I know I had a lot of questions and I felt that the blog staycation helped a lot when I participated.

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Making a Date Night Jar- A Valentine Craft

Making a date night jar is so simple you will want to make them for special days with everyone. Not just your spouse! Your date night jar can be for dates with your friends as well!

 Do you have date nights with your spouse or significant other? I think having a date night is  very important. it keeps your love alive and you explore new things to do in your area!

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Santa Paws- Cat Takeover

Hey  friends! I have a very special guest post for you today! It’s time for a cat takeover! So, Peachy is going to give you a recap on her visit from Santa Paws!

Hi! It’s Peachy again! Guess what!!!! Santa Paws came to my house! Mommy and Daddy said they told him I was a good girl and he said he would make a very special trip to see me!

We had such a great Christmas! We started out the day by having breakfast! Mommy made sausage balls the day before and we warmed them up for Christmas morning breakfast! They are so easy to make! You just need sausage, shredded cheese, and a pancake mix. You mix that all together. Using your hands is the easiest way. Then you make them into balls and put them in the oven on 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. Mommy usually makes them into balls with a cookie scoop! It is so much easier than rolling them all!

After breakfast we opened our gifts! Santa Paws brought me some new toys and some treats! Mommy and Daddy got me a new scratching post and tunnel! I love them!

Mommy got Daddy a cornhole game! Of course, I had to check it out! You know, to make sure it was going to be fun! My conclusion after several minutes of sitting on it, poking my head through the hole, going through the hole, and rolling around under it is that this cornhole thing is a pretty good game!

Mommy and Daddy each open one gift on Christmas Eve. Daddy opened a gift from Mommy’s BFF, Aunt Caryn. When he opened it he told Mommy that she was going to cry! He was right! Mommy cried! This is what it was:

Aunt Caryn took Mommy’s Facebook cover photo of Ollie and put it in this magnetic ornament frame. Mommy put it on our fridge. Thank you so much for this gift to Mommy, Aunt Caryn! We love you. Even if I make you sneeze!! Haha! =)

After we opened gifts on Christmas morning Mommy put dinner in the crock pot! We have Italian beef and mashed potatoes for Christmas dinner. Mommy says that she doesn’t want to make a huge fuss for meals on Christmas so we have simple things and I don’t blame her! Simple gives her more time to spend the day with Daddy and me!

So as you can see we had a great visit from Santa Paws! I can’t wait for him to come again! I may have already asked Mommy how many more days until Christmas!!

Mommy, Daddy, and I hope you have a great MEW year! Happy 2019!!!

Thanks so much for your takeover Peachy cat! You have adjusted so well to being an only cat! You are such a good girl and I know your big sister is watching you play, run around, and eating treats!

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My 2019 Words of the Year

Over the past couple of years, I have been coming up with a word for the year. It has been all over the blog world and though I’m not sure of the origins of it it is a great way to decide how you want your new year to go. Last year I came up with e words for different categories of my life. It helped to keep me on track of the different areas of my life that I knew I needed a little help with. This year, I’m doing the same thing and wanted to share my words with you!

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Goodbye 2018

2018 is coming to a close! There are so many things that have happened this year. Some were good and some weren’t so good. Looking back on this year I realize just how much God has blessed us with in 2018! I know that there’s so much more to look forward to in 2019!

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