Saturday, June 8, 2013

Fireflies & Five for Friday

It's becoming a fun weekend tradition to link up with Doodle Bugs for the Five for Friday linky!

1. Fireflies are back!
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I've been spending a lot of time on my porch swing lately. The other night, I finally saw my first fireflies jetting around the neighborhood. A certain sign that summer is almost here!

2. It's officially official!
Not that I had any doubt that I would receive it, but it feels good to have my degree in hand! 
Practicing teachers, I would recommend this master's program! Under 2 years, very accommodating with your school schedule, and once you get the hang of it, it's not that bad.
However, I'm glad that it's over!
Time to celebrate!

I was lucky to be able to spend 3 days with my favorite 3-year old this week! My nephew is a never-ending source of sweetness, silliness, and smiles! This photo was taken after I had gone to the kitchen to clean up after breakfast. When I came back, he was grinning suspiciously. I asked him, "Ian, what are you smiling about?", just as I noticed that he'd stuffed his ENTIRE blanket in his Batman pajama pants! He exploded with laughter and we cracked up for a good 10 minutes. Love him SO much!

4. I'm a winner!
A few weeks ago, Julie from First Grade Critter Cafe hosted a contest to win this SUPERFLY cool book about Ohio! It's autographed by the author and has lots of cool facts about our state as well as hidden pictures--and I WON IT! 
I got it in the mail yesterday with a sweet note from Julie. 
Love fun mail! Thanks, Julie! 

5. Warning, this picture might make you really hungry!

Do you love Chipotle's corn salsa as much as I do? Seriously, I sometimes just want to eat it with a spoon.
Searching Pinterest provided me with some great recipes. I did some tweaking and came up with a pret-ty darn good version of my own. Seriously, make this soon!

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

1 bag thawed sweet corn (or white corn)
by all means, use FRESH corn when it's in season!
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained.
1 jalapeno, seeded & minced
1/2 red onion, minced.
3/4 c. (I used 1 bunch) cilantro- chopped
juice from 2 limes
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Combine, let sit for a few hours, and ENJOY!

Happy Weekend, Everyone!