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Hey Sister! Summer Essentials: Let’s Talk Schedule, Activities, Products, Reading, & Food

S-U-M-M-E-R  T-I-M-E!  It’s what we wait for all year long.  We often have high hopes and big dreams for our summer months, yet the reality of unscheduled days can hit hard.  If you have kids at home this summer and want some help figuring out how to do the daily schedule well, we’re here to help.  Or if you want tips and ideas on what to read, what to eat, and what to wear this season, this episode is for you too!

Krista and Alex tackle all things summer.  From designating a day a week for baking, to the best porch swing to purchase, to how to get your kids off their screens, to the best bag for travel, they help you think through these fun and important months that break up the school year.

Listen to our conversation 

 

A few things you heard mentioned on the show:

SETTING UP SUMMER

Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey Style Chore Chart

Work, Think, Move, Play 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Pact

Heart Shaped Cupcakes from Baking Bliss Cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great British Baking Show

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

Scout 4 Boys Tote Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler 

Blue Peak Double Wall 30 oz Tumblers

RECIPES

Black bean salad from Still Life With Menu Cookbook: Over 200 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes With Original Art by Mollie Katzen

The Best Ever Burgers

Mediterranean Platter  (Hummus, med. Olives, babaganoosh, fresh pita, greek chicken skewers, sun dried tomatoes, capers)

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sugar-Free Chick-Fil-A Lemonade (Fresh squeezed lemons, water, Truvia or other sweetener)

FAMILY FUN

Slip and slide

Wicked Big Kickball

Discraft for Ultimate Frisbee

Mac Sports Utility Wagon

ESSENTIAL SUMMER FASHION

Stella and Dot

Roman Chandelier Earrings  – Fringe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gia Coil Bracelet

Switcharoo Tote  – Duo Tone Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimsuits for All

Unique Vintage Swimsuits 

Keds Triple Kick Metallic 

Gray Monroe Dresses

SUNGLASSES

RayBan Aviator Sunglasses

Target Aviator Sunglasses in gold

SUMMER READING

Loving HIm Well:  Practical Advice on Influencing Your Husband

Only One Life

Everybody Always

Still Evangelical? 

Shadow Sister (releases August by our blog editor, Katherine Scott Jones)

Her Memory of Music

Get Your Story Straight (for teen girls)

SUMMER FURNITURE

Sunday Porch Swing from Ballard Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandpoint Fire Column

BloomTown Faith Podcast

 


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