This and That



1. Family hike to Silver Lake. I promise the boys had fun, they just didn’t want to stop running around to take a picture.

2. I am excited and bummed about Kevin Durant going to the Warriors. I think it will be a great addition to the team, but I am sad Andrew Bogut, a fellow Ute, was dealt to Dallas to make salary cap room for Durant. Good luck in Dallas Bogut.


3. Caleb has started encouraging Maxwell to do naughty things. I walked in on this the other day. Of course, I took a picture prior to stopping the jump.

4. Caleb loves the 4th of July. He says it is his favorite holiday. We went to a neighborhood breakfast at our church, parade, and finished the night with fireworks. We let the boys stay up way past their bedtime, but it was worth it. They had a blast. This year was probably our best fourth ever!


5. Caleb wanted to wear my ear protection and would not take them off when we went to the public library. He spoke very loud at the library because his ears were covered. Oops!



1. We had a fun 4th of July!

2. This pie will feed a crowd, unless you don’t want to share.

3. I loved this book.


4. Silver Lake up Big Cottonwood Canyon is one of my favorite places.

5. Obsessed with this candle.

6. An Instagram account for 90’s movie clips. YES!

7. This salad. That dressing.


8. When life gives you avocados, make guacamole.

9. A cheese platter will be happening on this very soon. Love it!

10. I am shopping for new sheets. Where is the best place to look and what is a good thread count? I want my sheets to be soft.

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12. You only need 5 ingredients to make these. Sold!

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    1. Those are yogurt parfaits I made for the 4th of July. No real recipe, just yogurt with homemade granola, recipe is on our blog, and berries and cherries. Oh, a drizzle of honey too!

  1. Peachskin sheets .  I just bought a set a month ago and love them.  Never thought I would say that about sheets!!  They are so soft and comfy.   For a special, the company has a color of the month.  Plus…10 minutes tops in the dryer

  2. Microfiber bedsheets are wonderful, no need to iron and are as soft as can be. Plus they don’t break the bank like Egyptian Cotton. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Love the photo of your little daredevil.

  3. I found that the higher the thread count the softer the sheet will feel to you as you sleep.  Stein-Mart has a great selection to sheets to choose from with a 500 to 700 hundred count thread.  Ahh, the feel of cotton makes me sleep better!

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