grilled pizza pool party

By Emily, brought to you by Red Baron.

Now that we’re renters we have an HOA pool of our very own this Summer! That means all the pool days we can handle fairly close to home!¬†With the grill right there it has me thinking about how I can use it to my advantage this Summer! Did you know Red Baron Frozen Pizzas can be grilled? I didn’t either! grilled pizza pool partyThey wanted to work together as sponsors so we gladly gave it a try at our last after school dip in the pool and I was surprised at how delicious they were!grilled pizza pool partyGrilling the pizza made the crust so nice and crispy! I feel like its hard to acquire that in the oven or microwave, I sort of prefer them grilled now, ha!grilled pizza pool partyI love doing the personal pizza size because I can keep better track of how much the boys have eaten.grilled pizza pool party They tend alternate bites with cannonballs so the personal size is perfect for making sure they eat enough. They cook up nice and quick too so when you’re ready to eat you won’t have to wait too long after!grilled pizza pool partyI am so glad its grilling season, because I turn into an infinitely better and more willing cook. Summer foods are just my jam, and we save so much money staying home and grilling!grilled pizza pool party These cheese and pepperoni personal size pizzas are sold at Sam’s Club in 12 packs so you can easily entertain with one box and a bucket of drinks! And unrelated: would you look at that face?!grilled pizza pool partyGrab your own Red Baron 12 Pack at Sam’s Club, if you aren’t yet a member you can grab a free day-pass to check it out for yourself, too!



Pizzas // Plates // Tablecloth // Napkins // My Swimsuit // Raleigh’s Rash Guard // Pizza Raft // Duck Raft

From Head to Toe: Gymboree

It has been a hot minute since we did a Head to Toe post! Today we’re sharing all darling pieces from Gymboree‘s Americana line just in time for Independence Day festivities! One of our favorite 4th of July traditions is the local parade. We park it street side, keep cool with popsicles and watch all the floats cruise by! Its so fun being around so many strangers but come together as a community in our love for the USA! One Big Happy Family! We’ll share our favorite girl pieces at the bottom of the post, but since boys is all we know, boys is what you’re gonna get. ūüėČ Gymboree Americana LineThe line is filled to the brim with stars and stripes and cool details like this cork tongue tag that says “CHILLN” on these white lace-up sneakers!¬†These flag sneakers (seen on Sunny above!)¬†were also a huge hit!Gymboree Americana LineOr how the inside of this Chambray¬†button up (it’s cotton but it has that denim look!) has a darker contrasting navy. Perfect for rolling! This tiny flag print button down is so cute, too!Gymboree Americana LineAnd since Raleigh LIVES in rompers, it’s always exciting to find a cute option for a sweet deal! $12.99 for the win! STARS ONE PIECE HERE.Gymboree Americana LineDinosaur Tee //¬†Flag Swim Trunks // ¬†Flag Polo Shirt // Sunglasses //¬†Embroidered star flat front shorts¬† // Star Button Down // Tan Shorts (cutest waist band detailing seen at the bottom of the post!)DSC_7210 Gymboree Americana Line And a few more pieces to see up close as well as those girl pieces we promised!gymboree

Hoodie // Stripe Dress // Flag Button-Down // Popsicle Purse // Tan Shorts // Socks // Star Wedges // Flag Sneakers //

Thanks to Gymboree for sponsoring this post!

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Summer Ideas: Read-A-Thon

By Emily, sponsored by!

Now that Summer is merely days away we’re scrambling to prepare ourselves. Prepare for the over exhaustion by packing too much in June, the lazy days after the 4th of July and then hoping they haven’t totally lost all they learned for the new year in August. No matter what month you’re looking at this idea is good for all! The Elephant and Piggie Like Reading! Series launched a new title “The Good For Nothing Button”¬†and it is so cute.¬†¬†Summer Ideas: Read-A-ThonIt’s all about a Button that does nothing according to its owner Yellow Bird. But Red and Blue bird discover the button DOES make them happy, and that is something? It just makes Yellow Bird mad, which is also something. ūüôāSummer Ideas: Read-A-ThonAll you need to do is set up a comfy cozy read-a-thon area for your kids and surprise them with it! Set up cozy pillows and blankets and lay out a few favorites and a few new titles and see what happens. Put together¬†up a yummy breakfast they can snack on and enjoy a lazy morning of reading!Summer Ideas: Read-A-ThonElephant and Piggie also shared with us this super great coloring kit you can download and print right at home! My boys love creating their own words in the thought and speech bubbles for their favorite characters. They also have this darling DIY where you can make your own Gerald and Piggie Paper Lanterns!Elephant and Piggie Coloring Pages

It’s the 10th Anniversary of of the Elephant + Piggie Series and if you’re looking to add to your collection here are our 10 favorites!elephant and piggie

Let’s Go For A Drive // The Good For Nothing Button //¬†Elephants Cannot Dance // Should I Share My Ice Cream? //¬†Can I Play Too?¬†//¬†There is a Bird On Your Head //¬†Waiting is Not Easy! //¬†I Broke My Trunk¬†// The Cookie Fiasco¬†//¬†I Will Take a Nap¬†//

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Kids Summer Travel Essentials

Summer is here! Let the traveling begin. Wether you are heading to the mountains or the beach, there are some key items we have learned fit the mold through and through. As we will get more detailed later on for specific destinations, today we are focusing on the basics. If you see us camping or on a road trip, you won’t catch us with out these few items.


Lookout Duffle // Meadow Backpack // Adventure Pak  // Gathre Playmat // Wipe Clean Travel Doodle Book // Natives // Life Factory Bottle //

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