So I saw these 3 lil pigs last week at Tj Maxx and debated over buying them. I passed on it and then all week I agonized if they were going to be there this weekend. Well, I lucked out and they were. They were on clearance for $10 bucks.
It’s amazing how the littlest thing can make you happy.
Once I really started appreciating the little things in life, that is when I seriously started feeling at peace with myself.
It doesn’t really require that much effort, time, or money to just take time for yourself and enjoy something. Like a cup of tea. Heat up the water and stick your tea bag in it. If you are on a budget(like myself)what I do is go to somewhere like Tj Maxx. Go to the dry goods section where the teas, nuts, chocolates are. Pick out a tea that peeks your interest. A kind with a pretty box. Go home and make that freakin cup of tea and enjoy it. Put some tunes on, pull up wordpress, facebook, pinterest, and just chill.
I was just looking at some pics from my facebook albums that were from over the years. I noticed at one point in my life that when I took the pics they were from the inside looking out.
Some really beautiful ones too but there was always a glare in the pic from the window that I was taking the pic from behind. I love nature and the beautiful sceneries that I use to live right in the middle of but never really got out there and enjoyed any of it.
There are reasons but it doesn’t matter now. What matters is that I am no longer behind that window looking out.
It took time for me to realize that it’s okay to step out from behind that window and get rid of the glare.
Sometimes it’s hard to put together a menu suitable for a large crowd. You’ll have your gluten free guest, your guest sensitive to spices, another guest who cannot tolerate garlic, and your no onions please guest. Oh and your no beef guest.
So whenever my sister and I put together our menu for the next family function, we have to take all these request into consideration. And, we love it. It gives us an opportunity to get a gathering together fast and be creative.
Remember, more isn’t always necessary because people tend to have a few cocktails beforehand and also nosh on the chips and whatever else precedes the main course.
Here is our typical summer bbq menu:
We usually start with a platter of olives and pickles, chips, celery and ranch dressing. On occasion there will be buffalo chicken wing dip, cheese and crackers, etc.,
Next, here comes the burgers, hot dogs, sausage patties, sausage and peppers, and bbq chicken. Then we have the pasta salad, corn on the cob, and deviled eggs! Yum. I’m getting hungry just writing about it.
Lol well anyway this is just a gist of some menu items you can put together pretty quick for a large crowd.
Here are some pics of our family. I hope you all had a safe and happy 4th.
It was a great 4th of July. We even camped out back in the Yert. The boys slept in their hammocks. I’ll have to try that one night. They said it was wicked comfortable.
Oh geez I almost forgot the most important part of the menu lol, the adult beverage we fell in love with. Saranac’s Moscow Mule ginger beer. If you can get your hands on one, try it. They are so good ice cold. It’s really a great summer drink.