Spicy Marinated Vegetables

These spicy marinated vegetables are always a hit! This recipe is easy to follow and your friends will be talking about this for months, I promise! It makes the perfect side dish for any neighborhood barbecue or your family meal.

Spicy Marinated Vegetables Recipe

Several years ago, I went to a neighborhood barbecue. I saw the most delicious looking vegetables that smelled even better than they looked. I scooped up a plateful and what happened next, is nothing short of a love story. The taste of these vegetables was just as I felt heaven would taste like. I had to know who made this. Finally, I found the woman I had been looking for. When I asked her if I could have the recipe, she paused. She then explained that the recipe for spicy marinated vegetables had been given to her by a friend who had kept the recipe a secret for years! [Read more…]

What’s In Our Summer Go Bag?

Every year, I like to pack what I have nicknamed our “summer go” bag. It’s the bag that I know I can grab when we are going out the door all summer. It is full of the things that we will probably need, no matter what the activity is. We can throw in extra items when we know that we will need specific things for an activity, but I like having the base all taken care of so that we don’t have to spend so much time packing a bag when we are trying to just get out the door.

Creating a Summer Go Bag

I always keep treats that are delicious, but can also help fill us up. I like getting jerky, almonds, and chocolate covered pretzels for a little sweetness. I always pack [Read more…]

Summer Boredom Idea Box

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It is officially the second day of summer break here and I didn’t want to hear the dreaded words, “I’m bored” all summer! I prepared ahead of time and created what we are calling, the Summer Boredom Box this year. It is a summer boredom idea box that is used as a reward system for when chores get done.

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I wanted it to be used as a reward system, so that we were sure to get chores done before anything else. I also wanted it to be kept in a box that only one thing is taken out each day, so that everything is looked at as a novelty. Some days, we will be going out and doing fun activities after chores are done, so the box won’t be necessary on those days. But I will tell you, being on day 2 of summer break, I am already grateful that we have this box of goodies! [Read more…]

20 Perfect Swimming Hairstyles

We have done a lot of swimming this summer! I love spending time soaking up the sun, while splashing in the pool. One thing that can ruin a swim day is constantly having to fix your hair while you are trying to enjoy the sun and the water. Well worry no more because I’ve got your back, girl! I have rounded up 20 PERFECT swimming hairstyles that are great for both little girls and adults!

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Click on the hairstyle title to take you to each tutorial! [Read more…]

Coconut Lavender After Swim Leave In Conditioner

One topic I get asked a lot about is hair care when it comes to swimming. Honestly, every head of hair is so different when it comes to the way it responds to chlorine! It is hard to give general advice when it comes to swim hair care, but one thing that is consistent with everyone is the importance of moisturizing after you swim! Whether you are swimming in chlorine, fresh water, or salt water, moisturizing is so important! I have tried several leave in conditioners and homemade leave in conditioners in the past and finally found a recipe that I think is ideal for swimming (or really any time!)

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Leave in conditioner is great for a number of reasons. Obviously it is giving your hair more moisture, but it also is a great detangler. Having a spray leave in conditioner helps to distribute the product, without it being too heavy, too!  [Read more…]

Beach Blankets and Summer Style

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Summer is literally right around the corner! Although some of us may still be experiencing random snow storms and it may not always seem like it, but summer really is right within arms reach!

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In honor of summer coming, I want to share some of our summertime favorites that you are definitely going to want to snatch up before summer comes and it is too late!

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10 Summer Beauty Tips for Busy Moms

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Summertime is just around the corner! As much as I look forward to summer each year, it can also become a pretty stressful season. There are always loads of activities and events to attend. There is also the task of trying to keep kids entertained. It doesn’t leave much time for moms to be able to enjoy summer for themselves! There are 10 simple things that all moms can be doing to help make themselves feel more glamorous for the summer, without taking much time out of their already busy schedules. I know that when I feel like I have made a little extra effort to beautify, I am able to have a more enjoyable time. I don’t ever worry about feeling self conscious or wishing that I would have taken the time to do an extra step. Luckily, these 10 summer beauty tips are quick and really easy to add to your regular routine!

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Clothing Necessities for a Beach Vacation

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During the winter, there are few things I would rather do than go on a beach vacation! I have several friends who have been doing just that and it has given me serious wanderlust. Soon, I’ll be planning a trip that will involve the beach and I’m getting really excited about it! As much as I love spending time on the banks of the lakes nearby, there is nothing like soaking in the hot sun while enjoying the ocean waves.

California Ocean View

There are a few clothing items that I can’t seem to live without when I visit the beach. [Read more…]

Swimming Hairstyles and Tips

I feel like we have lived at the pool this summer. Between swimming lessons and pool days, we have definitely done our time at the pool! Summertime can be really hard on our hair, especially when a lot of that time is revolved around swimming. It is no secret that chlorine is hard on skin and hair, but that doesn’t mean that swimming needs to be completely avoided this summer! With the right hairstyles and products, you and your kids can enjoy the pool all summer long.

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When clothes just seem to speak your language

Do you ever have the experience of shopping in store or online and you just think to yourself, “That is SO me!” when you see an item? Honestly, it is one of my favorite parts about shopping! It doesn’t always happen, but when it does it is like pure bliss. That is how I feel about basically this entire outfit.

Scallop Top and Skirt on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]