Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday's Top 5 {#4}

Happy Monday Morning, Friends!!
I started this blog post series because I believe that life is just too short to dread Mondays! 
I wanted to give you five things on Monday to hopefully bring a smile to your face, make you think or to just make your Monday a little bit happier!! 

Here is this week's Top 5......

1) Who do you spend your time with? 
Something to think about...

You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with.  Choose carefully.

2) Summer is just around the corner! Here is a fun list I came across with 101 things on there to do with your kids...

100 cheap summer activities to do with the kids!

And to help you plan your very own is a free printable! You can print it out either horizontal or vertical.
So cute!
Summer fun chart vertical - printable
Free Printable

3) Another fun idea for the kids.... How about filling the car up with streamers and balloons for their birthday? Or the first day of school...or anything else you want!
I love traditions and this one is so unexpected! 
Olivia's birthday is coming up soon....I may try this out!
Last Day of School "Party Car"
Via Pinterest

4) Are you familiar with Lisa Leonard Designs? She has some of the cutest jewelry! Do you remember this necklace I got for my birthday? Well, here are some simple and cute gold hoop earrings from her shop.  While you are on her David's Story...about her precious son.  Life is about just so much more than we think sometimes....
gold full circle earrings | Lisa Leonard Designs
Buy them here...

5) Another recipe from Mama's Kitchen...
Here is a recipe to one of my easiest and most favoritest ;) desserts.... I love to throw this simple recipe together for parties or church.  It is definitely not the healthiest...but it is definitely the yummiest :)
Cream Cheese Sopapillas Ingredients: 3 cans pillsbury butter crescent rolls 2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (softened) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup butter (melted) Cinnamon & sugar  Instructions: Unrolled and spread 1 & 1/2 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased pan. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread mixture over crescent rolls. Unroll and spread remaining crescent rolls over mixture. Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
Sopapilla Cheesecake


3 cans of pillsbury butter crescent rolls
2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese (softened)
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter (melted)
cinnamon & sugar


1.  Unroll and spread 1 & 1/2 can crescent rolls on bottom of a 9x13 pan.  
2.  Combine softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract.
3.  Spread cream cheese mixture over crescent rolls.
4.  Unroll and spread the remaining crescent rolls over the mixture.
5.  Spread melted butter over the mixture.
6.  Sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar.
7.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

*Tips: It is very important to soften the cream cheese.  If you are short on time, cut the cheese up into four pieces in a microwavable bowl.  Heat for 20 seconds or until it is softened.

I hope despite that it is will find joy in the small things!


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