Monthly Archives: June 2018

Summer Meals: Philly Cheese Brats

We love to grill. Its simple, its easy, and its less cleanup. During the summer I kid you not, 90% of my meals are cooked outdoors.

I do love to just do dogs and burgers but that can get boring. I love to mix it up with fun new recipes. So thank you very much to NeighborFoodBlog for this fun and simple brat recipe.

Brats are always fun, but these one mix it up with a taste of philly. inspired by the Philadelphia Cheese Steak it brings the taste of Philly to the brat. We absolutely loved them. I especially loved that I didn’t have to do a whole lot of cleanup. We were able to make it all outside on the grill (thanks to a pan on the grill I even made the cheese sauce outside).

NeighborFoodBlog even suggested some incredible side dishes to accompany this delicious meal. We went simple and just had salad on the side with a little dressing, but I am attending a family barbecue this weekend and decided to try to make the Greek Pasta Salad she features on the blog as well.

One of the great things about the internet is the ability to find things you didn’t know existed, or get great ideas from other people like you. This recipe is so simple, yet I never thought to do it on my own. Thank you so much to fellow foodies like NeighborFoodBlog who can help to bring us out of our comfort zone and try new and inspired things!

New Noruk Designs!!

Noruk has some new designs in store for us this year, and The Boy’s Store has them in stock now! New athletic designs are available now for all of the sports and activities your boys may be involved in this summer. Noruk has pants, shirts, shorts, and hoodies to keep your boys’ sports ready for anything this summer. Whether your little one plays baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse, or basketball he will be ready to go in these new looks!

Boys Athletic Pants by Noruk: These black athletic pants have reflective touches so that your boys are safe even in the dark or twilight of summer nights. Now they can play basketball even in the dusk of summer. Available from size 7-14.

Noruk athletic pants for boys

Boy’s Athletic Hoodie by Noruk Summer may be here, but it can still get cool in those late summer nights. This Noruk hoodie is perfect for crisp summer mornings and cool summer nights. Now the chill won’t keep those little ballers from that early morning game!

Noruk pullover

Boys’ Athletic Shirt by Noruk We want our boys to be safe but still have fun. That’s what is so great about the colors in this design. Not only are they bright so you can see exactly which kid is yours in the daytime, they are also reflective which helps keep kids safe if they are out riding bikes at dusk, or playing basketball late at night.

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Boys Athletic Shorts by Noruk These shorts are comfortable and they can reflect light from oncoming vehicles, streetlights, and keep your son visible in a crowd. Noruk wants your son to have fun, be comfortable, and stay safe this summer as they have the best summer they possibly can.

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Batting Practice: Water Balloons Revisited!

The weather is heating up here in the hot desert. We have had to get creative in the ways we are staying cool this summer. We decided to revisit the idea of a water balloon fight, but we needed a new twist. Thank you to icandy Handmade for the great idea — Water Balloon Baseball!

icandy Handmade created the coolest baseball birthday for her son, and we took the game idea — water balloon baseball — and turned it in to the best summer activity EVER! With just a bag full of water balloons (or several) and a couple of baseball bats you can be outside soaking up sun and busting balloons (and laughs) all afternoon.

My husband thought he would have a laugh or two and replaced a handful of the water balloons with regular balloons. The kids became frustrated when the balloon didn’t bust on the first whack. Instead they had a great time hitting the balloon over and over.

Water balloons are such a simple and fun summer activity. I can remember playing with my own siblings all summer long as a child tossing water balloons and dodging their attempts at hitting me with a balloon. As long as there is summer, there will be water balloons.

Do not forget to head on over to icandy Handmade to check out her incredible Baseball Birthday ideas and see how much fun it was creating water balloon baseball!