Pepperoni Pizza Twists {recipe}

Pepperoni Pizza Twists {recipe}

These Pepperoni Pizza Twists might be a kid-approved dinner, but parents will love how easy it is to customize to everyone’s tastes! Use homemade pizza dough or your favorite store bought brand in a pinch. Serve with warm pizza or marinara sauce and some veggies for a dinner everyone will love.

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Two Mommy-Son dates, Bible journaling, and a scavenger hunt - 6 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Two Mommy-Son dates, Bible journaling, and a scavenger hunt - 6 places I found joy in the chaos this week

It's amazing what a difference a week can make! This week was so much better and when I did feel tensions rising and moods getting ready to turn to the negative I knew what needed to happen. I'd put down the housework, turn on worship music, and we'd cuddle on the couch. Or we'd turn on Just Dance Kids and wiggle until we giggled. It broke the hold that the stress of homework, housework, or whatever else had on us and gave us a chance to simply be together. 

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Mud, pizza, and the Millenium Falcon - six places I found joy in the chaos this week

Mud, pizza, and the Millenium Falcon - six places I found joy in the chaos this week

We were cooped up inside a bit this week because of rain but we still tried to sneak outside when the weather cleared. I got to go out with friends on Thursday night for dinner and dessert and we all went out as a family on Saturday for an end of summer lunch. We've got this one full week left and then a couple days the following week before school starts. I'm ready and I'm not. I'm ready, and then I'm not. We'll see how I do when it actually begins!

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Weekly Menu Plan #70 + a look at the weekly grocery shopping for our family of seven

Weekly Menu Plan #70 + a look at the weekly grocery shopping for our family of seven

I'm so glad I get to start posting our weekly grocery hauls again! I got to make a meal plan this week but because I was still on vacation at the time I couldn't dig through my cupboards, fridge, and freezers to see what I have on hand. I have a fairly good idea of what is waiting for us at home but I don't want to assume too much and not have the right components when it comes time to cook. To hopefully avoid any missed ingredients I kept the menu focused on ingredients I know for a fact we have at home or food we would be buying this week. 

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Weekly Menu Plan #66 + a look at the weekly grocery shopping for our family of 7

Weekly Menu Plan #66 + a look at the weekly grocery shopping for our family of 7

Not a huge week for fresh produce as prices weren't amazing (other than the apples!) so we stuck to a few basics and will be eating mostly the few types of frozen veggies we have left. I'll have to do a stock up of some of those asap. I am pretty excited to have salad again for lunches though. 

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