Weekend Wandering


 Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful Fourth-of-July weekend!  Ours has been nice and low-key–after spending the whole day in the sun on Friday, we completely crashed yesterday.  We slept in until almost 10am and then the girls and I stayed in bed for the rest of the morning while we watched The Pirate Fairy movie on Netflix.  It was surprisingly entertaining!

I also enjoyed spending some time checking the posts shared at this week’s Thrifty Thursday–465 of them!  There were lots of interesting reads this week, which made it especially hard to choose.  Then again, I always say that!  In any case, here is what I loved this week:

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First of all, this  Chicken Alfredo Pizza from Belle of the Kitchen is definitely a must try! Doesn’t it look delicious?


This next recipe seems too yummy and easy to be true… a Fritos Bagged Walking Taco from Frugal Coupon Living. This is so clever!  Pretty sure my kids–and my husband–would go crazy for this one!


After our cruise last week my husband and I are definitely trying to keep our menu on the light side, and these Guacamole Stuffed Cucumbers from Faith Filled Food for Moms seems to fit the bill. And with only 3 ingredients this is right up my alley!


Are you trying to get your kids to help in the kitchen more? Play 2 Learn with Sarah has a kid friendly recipe that they will love. Homemade Fruit Chews that use real fruit juice! FUN!


Or you could have your kids help make these 3 Ingredient Pina Colda Popsicles from The Pretty Bee. Yummy!


If only I wasn’t watching my waistline…these Chocolate Salted Caramel Bars from A Thrifty Table look amazing!  I’m actually drooling right now…..


Nothing says summer like fresh strawberries.  These Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes from The Simple Sweet Life look like the perfect dessert for any summer party!


Moving on to easy DIY projects, I loved this simple tutorial for making making Homemade Chicken Stock in the Slow-Cooker from Don’t Waste the Crumbs.


These Brown Bag Utensil Holders from The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom are such a great idea for a backyard barbeque, picnic or outing on the boat!  You could customize them to match any occasion.


I’m sure most of us are planning at least one little getaway this summer.  If so, be sure to check out these 5 Tips for an Awesome Family Vacation from Kruse’s Workshop. I love the suggestions shared in tip number 5!


Of course if you are more interested in keeping your vacation budget to a minimum, Snail Pace Transformations provides 10 Ways Thrifty People Save Money on Vacations. Number 10 is a must!


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What did you love this week?

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  • Heidi July 6,

    Thank you so much for sharing our vacation tips!

  • Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs July 6,

    Hi Ruth! I’m honored that my chicken stock tutorial is among your favorite picks this week – the line-up of highlights is great! I’m pinning the two vacation posts for a trip we have planned in the fall, and I LOVE the idea of homemade gummies! Thanks so much for taking the time to host each week. Blessings to you this holiday weekend! ~Tiffany

  • Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen July 7,

    Thank you so very much for featuring my Chicken Alfredo Pizza! We absolutely love it, and it makes my day to be featured here! Glad you and your family had a nice weekend. Might have to give The Pirate Fairy a try with my kiddos, too! :)


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