Recipe of the Week
Scott, Emma, and I have really been enjoying potato salads this year, especially at outdoor picnics and barbeques.
This Classic Southern Potato Salad is creamy, tangy, and loaded with crunchy dill pickles, mustard, mayonnaise, onions, and hard-boiled eggs.
“It takes time for nature to change things into
what they’re becoming. It takes time for things
to develop. Be patient with yourself and life.
Trust the process of growth.”
Scott and I binged the final six episodes of “This is Us” over the weekend (I am out of tissue… and tears) and I listened to Glennon Doyle’s, “We Can Do Hard Things” podcast episode called: “How to Live So We Can Die Peacefully.”
Yes, the central theme of the shows and the podcast was death, but what I took away from it was the importance of truly living. And, living well.
I am committing to living well this summer. Here are a few experiences on my Summer Bucket List.
- Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt (Thanks, Mom - we had a BLAST!)
- Bike the Oak Leaf Trail
- Watch fireworks
- Ride on a pontoon boat
- Tube down a lazy river
- Spend a week at a cabin
- Visit Sheboygan Quarry
- Host a bonfire and eat a s’more
- Play Ultimate Frisbee with Scott and Emma (during the week, several times)
- Bake a cherry cobbler
- Finish a Diamond Painting
- Eat at Zocolo Food Truck Park
- Eat at Strangetown
- Attend a new farmers market
- Attend a Full Moon yoga class
Let's make this summer one for the memory books! What's on your list?
One of My Favorite Things
(NOT sponsored, just sharing a product I use and love)
A tube of Supergoop! Unseen Screen SPF 40 came in one of my subscription boxes and I absolutely love it!
It's a totally invisible, weightless, scentless sunscreen with SPF 40 that leaves a velvety finish. Emma and I wear it every day during the summer months when we’re playing outside.
The formula is reef-friendly, cruelty-free, and made with clean ingredients. They have over 1,600 ingredients on their “No List.” Plus, all of their product boxes are made from recyclable, FSC-certified stocks.
In addition to loving the formula, I love the founder’s mission.
Holly Thaggard is a former teacher and originally intended to supply classrooms with her product, but a law deeming sunscreen an OTC drug, prohibited its presence in schools unless a student had a doctor’s note.
Changing that law has been core to Holly’s work with Supergoop!. She has spent a lot of time on Capitol Hill persuading Congress to revise the law. Now, over 25 states allow schools to have sunscreen on campus without a doctor’s note, and Supergoop’s Ounce by Ounce initiative has outfitted more than 1,600 classrooms and youth organizations with free SPF lotion.