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What's Up Wednesday-- July Edition

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It's almost August and time for another What's Up Wednesday post.  I don't know about you but I feel like summer is just flying by!

Today I am linking up with Shay and Shafer and all their blogging friends to talk about What's Up.

Let's dive right in!

What We're Eating This Week:

Sunday: Grilled chicken, pasta salad, and salad


Monday: Burgers, turkey burgers, hot dogs with corn on the cob and salad.

Tuesday:Cauliflower Fettuccini alfredo (with zoodles for me!) and salad.


Wednesday: Baked haddock with roasted summer squash and rice.

Thursday: Weight Watcher's American Chop Suey (recipe coming soon!) with salad.


Friday: Grilled chicken tenderloins, green beans, and butternut squash fries.

Saturday:Egg salad BLT sandwiches with fruit salad and salad.






What I'm Reminiscing About:  Our recent weekend away at the Cape/ Nantucket!






What I'm Loving: Now that I've lost so much weight I am loving how ALL my clothes fit!  And best of all most of them are 2 whole siz…

Books Alec Read In July

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With all this schoolwork on hold for the summer Alec has been having the best time reading up a storm!  He read at least a dozen books this month an already has a bunch more on hold at our library for next month.



1.  Brotherband book 5: Scorpion Mountain-- The brotherband must come together to protect the princess' life.



2.  Brotherband book 6: The Ghostfaces-- The brotherband is thrown off course and land on what appears to be a deserted island, not on any map they possess... but they feel like they're being watched.



3.  Keeper of the Lost Cities book 5: Lodestar-- Sohpie is back in the Lost Cities but she no longer knows who to trust



4.  Seven Wonders Book #4: The Curse of the King-- Alec has been working his way back through this series.  In this book Jack and his friends face the long- lost statue of Zeus.



5.- 7.  Shadowspell Academy books 1, 2, & 3-- Alec discovered this book series free through Kindle Unlimited and read all three boys in no time.  When a mysteriou…

100 Days of Sciene #86-- Disappearing and Re-Appearing Ink

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I bought these Frixion markers a long time ago because I read about how they disappear in extreme heat but will reappear when you cool the paper & ink back off.  I wanted to try it and see for myself... We also use the ink pens for our everyday schoolwork and I thought it would be fun to see if we could get both of these inks to disappear and reappear.

First we wrote with the markers and pens on plain white paper.



Then we brainstormed various ways to heat up our ink.  The eraser at the end of the maker and pen bring the ink up to 65 degrees Celsius or 149 Fahrenheit.


When they first came out with the pens the temperature differences were not as great and the developers kept working on it to make sure they didn't have an ink that would just disappear when left in a hot car.

We decided to use a hair dryer set on it's hottest setting and it worked perfectly!





We set the paper in the freezer to cool off and see if the inks would come back.  They do but as you can see they ar…