Home Made Croutons & Things We Are Loving

Summer vacation is staring to wind down.  If you’re a teacher or a student then you know as we creep through August, you try to squeeze every last bit of goodness out before we go back to the grind.  Here are some of our latest faves we’ve been enjoying this summer.

Max has been digging his Doc McStuffins doctor kit.  He is not a fan of visiting the physician, so we are hoping that will change when he goes for his 2 year check up and he recognizes  the doctor’s “toys”.  He has been checking my ears a lot and he says he is looking for kitty cats and cows in there.  Hopefully he doesn’t find any.    He is very thorough and makes house calls.

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I think there is a chance of him taking up medicine in the future.


Mr. FSL is getting the “Amazing Dad” award.  He is so instinctive when it comes to Max.  He never complains when Max is acting up and he needs to be, ahem, removed from a situation (like yelling in church at a baptism).

photo(349) Or when to comfort Max to calm him down when he is nervous.  We took him on a ferris wheel and Max was pretty apprehensive about it.  He kept saying “All done mama? All done dada?”.

photo(351)Mr. FSL also knows when to party with Max.  Here’s a pic from Max’s first trip to the movies.  We saw Planes (in 3D).  Max immediately ripped his shirt, shoes and socks off.  I never witnessed anything like it before.  He refused to put them back on.  Instead of insisting Max get dressed (which would have totally threw him into a tantrum) he put on his 3D shades and just rolled with it.


As for me, I’ve been obsessing over a few things.  Pearls and Pastries for one.  Just look.

This whole space embodies ME!  I want to redo my entire house in glitter and rainbow tassels.

In the kitchen, I’ve been scarfing these suckers down by the handful.  Home made croutons.  Gaaaaawd!  They’re so easy to make and taste so good, I don’t think I will ever buy croutons again.  We went out to dinner and the waitress gave us a loaf of  bread to take home.  We aren’t big sandwich eaters over here,  so it sat on our counter for a day or two.  Instead of throwing the bread to the birds, I made these.


  • 1 loaf of stale bread
  • 1/2 stick butter (4 tablespoons)
  • 1 clove minced garlic



  • Pre heat oven to 350
  • Melt butter then stir in garlic
  • Cube the bread into bite size pieces then toss in garlic butter mixture
  • Bake for 15 minutes on a baking sheet or until crispy

The best home made crouton recipe ever.

I had to get close up on that one.  They taste as good as they look.

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One thought on “Home Made Croutons & Things We Are Loving

  1. I love ALLLLLL these pictures!!! Max is a good little doctor! and Mr. FSL is a wonderful dad!!! I love the sparkles and tassels too!!!!

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