Friday, June 28, 2013


I know that I should be happy that it is Friday...but as these "Five for Friday" linky parties keep happening, I am realizing that Summer is cruising along :(
Don't go too fast, Summer!

I am still hanging out in the mountains and loving it! I have been having the best time! Working out every day, and more importantly, relaxing!

My husband, who is currently on a business trip, was able to take a whole week off and join us here for some relaxation! We played croquet! Who plays croquet!? We do! Haha! It was really fun, even though I don't think we knew all of the rules. Below is our "Serious Croquet Player" picture.

Will loves to golf and hardly ever gets to, so while he was here I took the job of driving the cart while he played! I also got out once in a while to see if I could find other peoples' lost golf balls :)

I have been making many animal friends. There are a lot of snails here and I think I found the smallest snail I have ever seen! I am always so careful now when I walk outside! I don't want to hear a "crunch" or I will cry! 

On another "animal friend" note, I have my animal family! Cow and Turkey! They are the cutest things ever, aren't they! Cow is now around 5 months old and Turkey is 3 years old! If you haven't already guessed, Cow is the dog and Turkey is the cat :) Aren't they just perfect!?

New recipe alert! 
This past year, a student gave me these delicious pretzels as a gift - all tied up in the cutest little bag. At first I thought they were just pretzels, but then I ate one...and then one more...and then the whole bag was gone! They are amazing! I begged his mom for the recipe and she shared it without any hesitation! Yay! I hope it is okay with her...I am going to share with you!
Spicy Pretzels!!!
3/4 cup oil, a dry ranch dressing package, 1 tsp garlic salt, 1 tsp red pepper, 1 tsp lemon pepper, and I guess any other spices you want to add! Mix it all up in a bowl. Put the pretzels (I used a whole bag of mini pretzels) in a Ziploc bag (I divided mine into 2 bags to make it easier) and shake it up! Like you are marinating chicken! :) Let it sit for about 4 hours and then eat! They are soooo good! I am thinking about mixing in nuts and things the next time I make this snack mix! 

So on the work front...what have I been doing? I have updated a lot of my old documents, especially my freebies! I felt like they were getting a bit out dated so I spruced them up! I also have created a new binder for teacher organization. It is EDITABLE! Woo hoo! and...CHEVRON! :) Yay! This is my favorite part of a new year! I looove to get organized!

Get it here on TpT or check it out on my blog post here

Wondering what everyone else is doing this summer!? Go check it out at 


  1. Girl, I love your tank! Where did you get it?

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

  2. Spicy pretzels?!? Wow, that's a new one for me!

    Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes

  3. My sister makes a spicy pretzel dip that's very tasty. Looks like you are having a great summer!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  4. Love your blog, Bridget! Thanks for the pretzel recipe! Looking forward to trying it out. I am a fan of anything spicy. Also, I am SO excited about your new binders. I purchased your original set on TPT - love the new colors and that it's editable. Can't wait to download!! :)

    Until next time,
    Mrs. Z & Company

  5. Those are the cutest two animals ever!