Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Its the Scrap that Baby Blog hop!


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Welcome to the Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime blog hop!!

Thank you so much for hopping along on our first ever blog hop!

If you popped upon this blog and didnt realize we were blog hopping you need to go to Scrap That Baby  and start the HOP!  You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the grand prizes listed on the main site. ! Plus so many of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well. You will not want to miss out. There are MANY MANY chances to win!

Our theme for this blog hop is SWEET SUMMERTIME!! The members of our design team will all be sharing fantastic summer projects, stories, tips or ideas for keeping cool and having fun in the summer with a baby along.

Here are a few ideas by design team mama : Sarah Rice (moi)

This first summer with Aubrey was so much fun. At first I was so stressed some of our normal summer activities, but quickly scary things became routine. The first time I took Aubrey on the boat I was a wreck! I spent $35 on an infant life vest. I wouldnt anyone hold her but me and I sat in the same place for the entire trip. Of course she loved it! She happily sat with me, the wind blowing through her hair and eating cherries. She loved looking at everything! I dont think I relaxed until we arrived at the dock. Now we are pros at boating. Aubrey even drives the boat.... see....

of course`she was on grandpa's lap but she did the steering.

We never forget the sunscreen.... afterall my girl is a fair skinned red head! Aveeno baby rocks! She also wears a hat when she isnt underneath the canopy.... in the pool I sunscreen her head. She looks like the heat miser with her red hair sticking straight up! It's pretty comical.

Speaking of the pool.....We also took her to the pool a few times.She loves baths so I knew she'd love love the pool. It gives me such joy to watch her kick her legs, squeal and smile in the water.

My best pool tip?? I bought a big hot pink laundry basket to take to the pool. It easily fits 4 big towels, swim suits, cover ups, sunscreen, beach toys, swim diapers, goggles and lots and lots of snacks. Its easy to carry in and out and if it gets wet or sandy it can easily be hosed off. I keep it packed and in my garage to grab and go. I also include a big ziplock bag for phones, camera and anything i want to keep dry.

And now Im going to share my recipe for my veggie kabobs. Im in love with them. I have made them at least once a week since we bought the gas grill. mmmmmmm  Im addicted to the farmer's market right now.

No measurements really.... but here's what you do

*Whole mushrooms (button or baby portabella... if too large cut in 1/2)
*zucchini or summer squash (or both cut in 1/2 and slice into half moons)
*red bell pepper
*green bell pepper
*balsamic vinaigrette (i make my own using the good seasons package and balsamic vinegar. Its my dirty secret. Everyone begs me for my homemade vinaigrette recipe... and its a package... lol)

Cut veggies and marinate in balsamic vinaigrette. Usually for an hour.
Preheat grill to medium high.
Thread veggies on skewers. (if using wooden skewers soak them in water for 1/2 hour)
Set aside leftover marinade for basting.

Grill skewered veggies with the grill top open for about 10 minutes. Turning and basting every 3ish minutes. You can grill them more or less time depending on how soft you want your veggies.

Remove veggies from skewers, Toss with a little marinade. Serve. SOOOO GOOD!!

Want a prize??? As an added BONUS... if you leave me a comment and FOLLOW this blog you'll be entered into a drawing to win this embellishment kit

Ki memories Chipboard alphas, KI memories gel alphas, heidi swap chipboard brackets, bling blossoms crochet flowers, fuzzy flowers, ribbons. Its so much cuter than this stinky pic (sorry for the bad picture.... i had issues today and couldnt take a pic)

want another entry??? comment on another one of my blog posts .... any post

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Our blog hop run from today, August 18th until August 22nd . Invite your friends to play for extra entries.  You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the main prize

The Scrap that Baby blog will be drawing for prizes on Wednesday August 25th! .

The next stop on the blog hop is the lovely and talented JEN MATOTT

Get HOPPING!

31 comments:

JudyinNM said...

Oh my gosh - what a cutie! I love the layout of her driving the boat.

Kelly Massman said...

Cute layouts and baby!!!
Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway! I'm a follower!

Dani said...

Love your page as always Sarah! =)

~Christina~ said...

I am RIDICULOUSLY excited to have found the Scrap that Baby challenges. :) :) I LOVE your projects. Such fun summer colors :)

baltoscrapper said...

aww, your daughter is such a cutie pie!!! we love the water too!

Scrappy Princess said...

What a cutie!!! and what adorable layouts!!

Amanda said...

I love your background, LOs, and will have to try the Kabobs one day! They sound delicious!!

Jennybean said...

Love the laundry basket idea.. cute pages!

Kristin Summer said...

Super cute layouts Sarah, and those veggie kabobs look damn tasty!

CreativeChretin said...

I love those thickers you used on both of your great layouts! Yummy recipe too!

Robin said...

Adorable LO's!! TFS!!

Chas said...

wonderful layouts
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Treasa said...

Awww...what a cutie and love your layouts and those kabobs look yummy.

Kalena and Justin said...

YAY another mom with a little red head facing the summer sun. Cute LO's looks like she will be diving by herself in no time.

The Cox Family said...

I love those LO's! And I am now a follower! Also, I am off to the next one LOL

Melanie said...

How cute is that photo of Aubrey driving the boat.

She is adorable.

Melanie {DT}

Stacy said...

Layouts are great and kabobs look delish.

Patti H said...

love your summer layouts featuring the cutiepie Aubrey

Chloe :-) said...

Oh what fun!!! Love this summertime blog hop .... it's winter here and cold!! Gorgeous pages and what a yummy recipe :-). I joined your followers :-)

Alannah said...

as a QLD mum of four, with a pool, I so get your post on sunscreen! this is my first blog for the blog hop. thanks and smiles, your new follower!

Cathy said...

Ive always loved your style, hoping along.

Natalie said...

Cuteness all around!! Fun layouts and great recipes and tips!

Tarin said...

Cute layouts!! Love following your blog!

Susan said...

Love that you posted the pool tip! Great Blog Hop baby!

AK-DAWNY said...

Thanks for the laundry basket tip, I am surely going to use that from now on. Great Scrapping by the way!!

Vicki said...

Great idea about the laundry basket for the beach stuff. Love your layouts.

chiara_francy said...

fantastic blog!!

MamaJ said...

Hello Sarah! Am loving the hop, and those are lovely layouts! Those kabobs look oh so yummy too!

MamaJ said...

I forgot to mention, I'm following your blog too! :) Have a great weekend!

Ashley said...

I LOVE the recipe for your veggie kabobs! Thanks for the idea! The layouts of your little one are TOO cute!!!

Faye Marie said...

Love the layouts!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!!!!1