With it being summer most of the kid’s activities are on hold for the next month. July seems to be our month of no lessons, no practices, and no schedules. So to try something new and to get us into a pattern I am starting a new tradition. Until further notice Mondays will now be referred to as Milkshake Monday. It is summer after all, and it is hot outside. Why not combat the heat with some delicious concoctions each week.

Milkshake Monday

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For the first Milkshake Monday we have gone simple. I have my basic recipe that we have been using for years. In fact I didn’t even realize it was a recipe until I had to write it down.


2 cups vanilla ice cream (Rice Dream or any other dairy free creamy frozen treat work just as well)

.5 – 1 cup milk (almond milk or rice milk work just as well) depending on how thick or thin you want it

8 Oreo cookies

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Seriously, I know. It is that simple. I have never written it down but I have been making these with my oldest for about 10 years. In fact he went through a faze when he made them for himself every day one week when he was in 7th grade. This makes 1 large shake or two child size shakes. My girls split one but each of my teenage boys had their own.

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Do you love my cute milkshake glasses? They were given to me by my great friend Laura from Sterling Restaurant Supply in Sterling, VA, make sure and check them out here! Do you remember the amazing giveaway they did with us last week? Well these are some of the Poolside line of glassware that they carry. They are shatterproof, dishwasher safe, very affordable and BPA Free! They are definitely my summer go-to glasses for the kids and outside on the patio. They are amazing. Nice enough for company but durable enough for the kids. Now all I need is a backyard pool…