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#AD General Tso's Sauce & a FANTASTIC Friday Night In

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#AD General Tso's Sauce & a FANTASTIC Friday Night In

With a show of hands, who reading here today loves Marvel? Oh right.  I can't see you but it's all good because I know in my heart, you are totally Marvel fans, amiright? Okay.  I won't exaggerate tooooo much but I kinda-sorta love all superheroes from ALL the 'verses besides Marvel.

Also... we are suckers for a fun game and movie Friday night.


Since the newest Fantastic Four is going to be in theaters on August 7th (Who else is geeking out besides me?!), figured it was high time to have a Fantastic Friday Night In!



There are FOUR things every FANTASTIC Friday Night In MUST have.

Get Your Car Ready For Summer


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Get Your Car Ready For Summer

One fact about living in Phoenix is that it is HOT.  Yes, it's a dry heat but it's hot.  Extremely hot.  When I bought my first car after moving here nearly 20 years ago, I learned many, many things the hard way.   The desert summer heat can be extremely dangerous.  There are a few things I learned to help make things a bit easier in the summer.

Park in the shade or buy a sunshade.  

Get Your Car Ready For Summer

When it's 100 outside, the inside of your car can exceed 150 degrees. If you are lucky enough to find shaded parking, buy a lotto ticket.  If not, a sunshade can be a HUGE help.  Especially, if it's reflective and can bounce the sun rays away from the car.

Another big help? A light colored car.  Dark absorbs, light reflects.

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken French Bread Pizza

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Recipe: Buffalo Chicken French Bread Pizza

Hi.  

*fans herself*  It's super hot right now.  We have been living with Extreme Heat the last 10 or so days and that means a few things.  First- Hibernating for most of the summer. Second- Becoming creative with indoor activities to prevent boredom.  Third- I really, really don't want to cook complicated meals.  I am sure you can understand it. 

We have a lot of fun game nights in, late night bowling, movie nights and craft nights at home.  It's fun and really requires us to become creative.  I also love being able to create easy and totally effortless meals.  

Spicy African-Style Peanut Chicken Stew (Super Easy!)

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Spicy African-Style Peanut Chicken Stew (Super Easy!)

So.  My child is obsessed with all things peanut butter.  And chocolate but right now, I am focusing on her peanut butter love.  Her school is not peanut free (but they do have precautions in place) but her summer program is a nut-free zone.  She loves her PB&J sandwiches but she understands and is totally cool with taking a turkey & cheese or ham & cheese sandwich.  Easy peasy.  When she comes home from program, I try to give her a snack with peanut butter or sometimes, for dinner I will make a peanut chicken or a super simple African-Style Peanut Chicken stew.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Soda

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Old Fashioned Chocolate Soda





Father's Day has come and gone.  I am sure you are aware but my father passed away in 2013.  He was a teen in the 50s.  Rocked the 50s Greaser Look- white t-shirt with rolled sleeves, cuffed jeans and slicked back hair.  I remember him talking about chocolate sodas being his favorite drink at the soda shops when he was running around Phoenix as a young man. 


In loving memory- October 29, 1940 - June 17, 2013

Simple lifestyle changes to make while trying to lose weight

Simple lifestyle changes to make while trying to lose weight
Today’s post is sponsored by Plenti, by my love for their yogurt is all my own!

Since I posted last week about how I was a bit SHOCKED about how much weight I have packed on and how my goal is to get healthier and moving more, I have started making small lifestyle changes that are going to make a BIG difference in the long run.  Create habits that cultivate a lifestyle change.




These are some simple lifestyle changes I am making while I am trying to lose weight and get HEALTHIER.

1.  Better drink choices.

I am a coffee addict.  I have been trying for awhile to wean myself off the habit by ordering an iced coffee, half caffeine with one sugar (versus three) and half the amount of cream.   I HATE IT BLACK. 
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