Making Me Happy Lately

Homemade pizza nights

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Yesterday we had a nice pizza dinner. I mostly followed this recipe for Waikiki Pizza, minus the bacon and onions. I made my own version of a BBQ sauce using juice saved from the can of pineapple tidbits.

Pineapple BBQ Sauce:
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 T reserved pineapple juice
1 tsp soy sauce
1/8 tsp ground ginger
Few grinds fresh ground pepper

We loved it! The sauce was perfectly zippy. You could definitely taste the “whole-wheatness” of the pita pocket but it was a nice sturdy crust for all the toppings.

Sparkler antics

We didn’t go to any fireworks shows but highly enjoyed playing with our sparklers.

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We were especially proud of spelling out a word — after many, many attempts.

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Shout out to Mom!

Plain yogurt

Oh my. Very much loving plain yogurt. I love the tang and lower sugar content. Also, it’s nice to make my snack more special and satisfying with mix ins like nuts, honey, cereal, and jelly.

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My recent favorite combo is a chocolate cranberry yogurt bowl:

plain yogurt — I used Stoneyfield Plain
Dash cocoa powder
Spoonful Smuckers sugar-free red raspberry preserves
Sprinkle dried cranberries
Just enough chocolate chips to sweeten the deal

Ikea planters

Got these back in April, now they make our porch entrance all happy-like.

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Sister time

Enough said. 🙂

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Birthday love & handmade gifts

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes! I love all the warm fuzzy attention. Also, check out my handmade gift from David:

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Looking forward to getting cozy on my new chair with pillows, coffee, and a good book.

What’s making you happy lately?

Trust me, it feels good to share!

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