Big Ideas for Little Hands: Pool Party Blog Hop

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pool Party Blog Hop

Hey Guys and Happy Summer Break!!!! I am here to help a blogging buddy, Celeste, celebrate her birthday! Come on over and join in the birthday fun!



Reese's Gooey Cake Bars

I decided to try something new for our cookouts. I know, I know. Never try a new dish for a cookout that you are bringing a dish too. Always make a tester for home then make one to bring to the cookout. Or is that just me so that I get double the goodness :) 

Well I am known for bringing awesome desserts to cookouts (mainly because I have no clue how to cook but I am awesome at baking) so that is exactly what I had planned to do. However, my awesome hubby told me about the cookout 2 days before!!!! Being in the middle of end of year crazy, there was no time to make a tester dish first so I crossed my fingers and prayed that all went well.

So I grabbed all of the ingredients and mixed and made. And surprisingly this was probably the easiest dessert I have made in, well, forever. Take a peek at this awesome goodness before it goes into the oven.


 Ok, so when I took it out of the oven I did panic a little because it was still very gooey. The notes said it would be but I was still worried. But there was no time, I wrapped it in foil and headed off to the cookout hoping the would set while we were on our way.

And guess what?!?! They did!!! And wow were these amazing!!! I don't think I have ever gotten this many compliments on a dessert before. It was just beyond amazing. The picture does not do it justice but you seriously have to try these brownies! This will definitely be a go to for get togethers this summer! And don't mind the pic, my daughter insisted on helping me cut the brownies :)


 You can get the recipe here from Bru Crew Life. And her pictures make this look so much better than mine do :)



One of our favorite things to do over the summer is to catch up on all the movies we did not have a chance to see during the school year. Many theaters offer dollar kid movies over the summer that were released the past year. Perfect time to catch up on your movies for a great price. You can check out Carmike's, Cinemark's, and Regal's schedule here.

But our favorite way to watch movies during the summer is on the big jumbo-tron outside at our park, Movies in the Park. We bring our own snacks, lawn chairs, blankets, and everything. It's completely free too which is even better! Great time with family and friends! Check out local events in your town to see if you have something similar! 


 

During the school year things get crazy busy and sometimes your favorite activities get pushed to the back. Well this summer, it is my goal to read some everyday! Me and my daughter have set a reading goal for this summer and we are determined to get back into the habit of reading again! I have an ever growing list of pleasure reading and professional  reading that I am determined to make a dent in this summer. Look for a future blog post soon all about what I am reading this summer. But in the mean time. Grab these FREE bookmarks to help you get back into the habit of reading this summer!
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