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For the long weekend, a little fun reading for you.  Enjoy!

1.  Here is the recipe I settled on to make my pesto.  Yes, I’m hammering away at my to do list!  While I’m at it, I’m going to make a couple batches of the pizza dough included in this post as well.  We love to make homemade pizza at our house, but for some reason, it’s dropped out of rotation.  I’m bringing it back, baby!  Can’t wait to try this recipe for Classic Summer Pesto from Aimee at Simple Bites.

2.  I just picked up a whole bunch of Fuji apples.  These are popular around our house, and can definitely be served in simple slices.  My kids gobble them up.  But, I’m going to introduce them to delicious, hearty, rustic, baked apples.  Don’t this just look perfect?  Check out Kristen’s recipe over at Dine and Dish.

3.  You may have heard about the uproar over JC Penney’s t-shirt.  You know the one.  If you don’t, Scary Mommy summed it up quite well.  There are so many takes on this, although they all pretty much end up at the same place.  In the end, we know if they chose to continue selling this shirt, certain people would buy it.  Certain other people would not.  End of story.  Move on, people.  In the meantime, check out Too Pretty To Do Homework.

4.  This last link is not something delicious to make, or a controversial topic, it’s purely a chance to win something cool!  Stacey, over at I’m a Lazy Mom, is giving away a Kindle and an $80 gift card to start loading up your new Kindle.  So, need I elaborate?  Go ahead.  You’ll dilute my chances of winning, but really, it’s ok.

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!!


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Before I was a parent, summer was always my favorite season.  What’s not to like, I ask you?  Warm, welcoming sun, cool, slippery water, comfy flip flops, sweet, drippy popsicles, and the fresh smell of sunscreen.  I love it all.  I still love summer, as a Mom.  Our schedule is more lax, and the kids can stay up later.  We have lots of fires in the fire pit, and we go to the waterpark as often as we can (not often enough this summer!).  We go on lots of camping trips, and spend time at the pool with friends.  We also head down to the River Walk in downtown and dip our feet in the frigid, rushing water.  Everyone loves it.  Especially the baby.   She only complained when I took her feet out of the water!

This is one of the few quiet moments when the boys weren’t jumping, climbing, and having all kinds of adventures on the rocks.

That being said, I think Fall is starting to one-up Summer in the favorite season department.  There is so much to look forward to.  I love the crisp weather, fluffy sweatshirts, snuggling the kids up in their cozy jammies, visiting the Pumpkin Patch, trick-or-treating, Thanksgiving . . . the list goes on!  We are really just entering the memory making years for our kids (ages 5, 2, and 10 months), and I think Fall is one of the richest times for tradition and family.

So, while I’m still making my way through my late-summer bucket list, here are a few things I am most anticipating in the next three months:

  1. Apple Picking (have not done this yet with the kids)
  2. Pumpkin Patch
  3. Thanksgiving
  4. Pumpkin Spice Latte
  5. Cool morning walks
  6. Baking with my kids (so much more fun in the cooler weather!)
  7. New fall season of my favorite tv shows (Note: I don’t watch much  tv, but once the summer winds to an end, I really start craving a little CSI and Modern Family!)
So, tell me, what are your favorite fall traditions?  What are you most anticipating?

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