Friday, July 3, 2015

Summer Bucket List: Grill Pizza

Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List: Grill Pizza
We kicked off our Summer Bucket List with a big ol' flop. Grilling pizza, not for the faint of heart. Simple in concept. Complicated in execution. I made up a batch of my favorite pizza dough and attempted to follow these instructions. Chris singed off half is arm hair, I somehow ruined my manicure, and we burnt the hell right out of our pizza. And even after all of that...it was still somehow decently tasty. I can only imagine how much tastier it would be without charred crust. I'm going to give it another try sometime. In a few weeks, when I've forgotten how hot it is getting my fingers that close to the grill. This was just the test phase. I think we have a firmer grasp on the whole process now. So, it must be easier next time, yes?
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List: Grill Pizza
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List: Grill Pizza
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List: Grill Pizza

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day!

Sweet Turtle Soup - Happy Canada Day!
Throwback to last year's Canada Day post! Click back for a handful of ideas on how to celebrate our neighbors to the North (unless you are actually in Canada...then click to see a few ideas on how to celebrate your home).

I didn't think to recreate this picture from last year until right now. I may need to attempt that this afternoon!

Edited to add:
Sweet Turtle Soup - Happy Canada Day!
Same dress, same moose, one year apart.

Have a festive day!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Second Annual Christmas in July Gift Exchange Matches!

Today is the day you have all been waiting for. It is MATCH day! Here are the matches for this year's Christmas in July Gift Exchange, check out the original post for all the details. We are so excited about this and thrilled to have so many people join in.

The list on the left is you and then the list on the right is who you are buying for. Note that you are not buying for the person that is buying for you, that way you have the chance to get to know more bloggers.


Be on the look out for an email from Elizabeth either tonight or tomorrow with the information that your partner provided. If you don't get an email by Thursday, please send an email to Liz at chasinmasonblog@gmail.com so she can look into it.

Some things to remember:
- please ship your packages no later than Monday, July 13th, and don't forget to keep the tracking number
- box contents should be around $20 before shipping
- come back to link up the goodies that you & your kid(s) received on Monday, July 27th. No blog? No problem! Share on social media with #xmasinjulygiftexchange

Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sweet Sunday

June 14th - 27th
All of our simple and sweet moments from the past two weeks.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Sweet Sunday
Spontaneous smooches are my favorite.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Sweet Sunday
Playing with her tubes and puff balls.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Sweet Sunday
And, then balloon rockets in the afternoon...until my throat hurt from blowing up that balloon for her.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Sweet Sunday
Putting on mama's shoes.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Sweet Sunday
Playing dress-up. I feel like such a girl mom now.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Sweet Sunday
Horizontal tire swinging. I think she likes this way even better than vertical tire swinging.

Have a sweet Sunday!
 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Bucket List!

Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List 2015
Here it is! The Summer Bucket List! I'm ready for it. And, do you know what the best part of it is? That when we are done checking things off of our list it will be the start of fall. There aren't many things that I like better than the start of fall, especially if you kick it up a notch and make it the start of fall in a place that actually has a fall. But, by gosh in the meantime we will grill pizza and attempt to not die in a canoe.

Hey, did you know I also had a Summer Bucket List last year? Check it out!
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List 2014
 [ Beach Fun / Sweet Treats / Finger Paint / Fireworks / Water Play / Family Walk / Park Discovery / Beachnic ]

And, while I have you..don't forget that if you want to sign up for the Second Annual Christmas in July Gift Exchange that today is the last day to do so. You can sign up right here!