Peach Iced Tea

Peach iced tea: sweet and refreshing for hot summer days; comforting and rich on cold winter nights.

“What the hell is pop?” could be my most favoritest Daryl Dixon quote ever!! It’s soda people. SODA! Even though I grew up in the Midwest, I still call it soda, thanks to my husband.

Soda is delicious, but it isn’t the best cold drink for you. During the summer months you want a cold, refreshing cold drink. And sometimes you want something other than water. Iced tea to the rescue!!

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10 Boredom Busters for Homeschoolers

A fun, daily boredom buster will spare you from hearing the dreaded words “I’m bored!”

Nothing irritates a homeschool parent more than hearing the phrase, “I’m bored” or “I don’t know what to do.” Afterall, homeschooling is about exploring your passion and interests. About learning and growing in all aspects of life. Being bored isn’t an option. Louis CK spoke of boredom in the following way: “’I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’”

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Burger Call Saul

Burger Call Saul!!! A perfect theme night for watching Better Call Saul.

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As a trivia guru, I am ashamed I didn’t know what a Bacon number is!! A Bacon number is the number of connections between a certain actor and Kevin Bacon in the trivia game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Don’t ask how my brain gets on these tangents. I was thinking of the connection between the two main characters on Better Call Saul and Bob’s Burgers which sent me down an internet loophole. Don’t judge. I already judge myself enough.

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Surly’s Reading List

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“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” Wait a minute. That isn’t right. But a Surly trivia point to whoever can name that movie!! For as long as I can remember, I have always loved reading. I had stacks of Babysitters Club books, and I would spend my weekends reading and rereading them. To this day I still love libraries and book stores and am always on the hunt for the next great book.

After college I sort of fell off the reading train and I wanted to make myself more accountable so I set a goal to read 40 books by 40. I am so glad I did because completing this goal revived my love of reading, and I reached my goal in the summer of 2016!

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Korean Beef and Rice

Korean beef is a quick, cheap, and satisfying meal that will leave your family begging for seconds!!

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Life on a budget doesn’t have to be boring. But let’s face it. Sometimes ground beef dinners can be boring: hamburgers, chili, meatloaf, repeat. This is why I am so glad my sister shared this recipe with me for Korean beef: a sweet and spicy ground beef dish served over rice. It’s a cheaper and faster version of the Korean bbq dish bulgogi. It saves me time, money, and my family devours it!!

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