July 1st: Happiness Is…

Hey everyone!

This month I want to get your input about what makes YOU happy! It’s easy, send me an email with what happiness is to you! 

For instance:

Happiness is…

…snuggling with my boy while watching a movie he has picked out. It’s not often that we get to do this anymore now that he is officially a teenager, so when he makes a suggestion you betcha I make a big deal about it(in a cool way of course). I grab some yummy snacks for us, a cozy blanket, and enjoy the time we have together. It brings back memories of when he was a little guy and would curl up on my lap to watch his favorite shows. Oh how I miss those days and cherish the ones like in the picture. ❤️

-Amanda Gayle(Alabama, USA)

Simple! Now, of course you can write as little or as much as I did. The point is, with all the ugly and bad things going on in this world it would do us some good to see some happy things for a change. Send me an email at nightowlkitchen@yahoo.com with the following: 

*Please include your name, State/Provence and country. 

*Include the heading: “Happiness Is…” in your email, along with a short blurb about why it makes you happy.

*You may include one photo. 

*Any recipes need to include a link back to the original site, if possible(unless the recipe has been passed down through your family, which is adored here at Night Owl Kitchen!) Kids are welcomed to get in on this, I know several like to get in the kitchen these days, don’t be shy. Share with us your favorite summer treats! 

*You can share anything that has inspired you: a quote, a song, a book, a movie…keeping it family friendly of course! 😉

Each week I will choose a selection to share. Let’s spread some happiness this month! 

Have a blessed 4th of July weekend!!!


Free 4th of July Printables for kids


Here are a few printables to entertain kids for tomorrow if your plans get rained out.

  1. Fourth of July Acrostics
  2. 4th of July Activities and Games
  3. Kids 4th of July Crafts
  4. Free Coloring Pages
  5. Fun and Easy Crafts to Celebrate America
  6. Primary Games
  7. 4th of July Crafts and More
  8. 100+ Free Printables 4th of July for Kids
  9. Free eBook::21 American Craft Projects
  10. 4th of July Games for Kids


Hope everyone has a safe and blessed 4th of July!


Slow Cooked BBQ Chicken

There’s really no recipe for this, unless you want to make your own rub. If you are like me and don’t want to heat up the kitchen or know how to fire up a grill then this recipe is perfect for you!! It’s two ingredients, doesn’t get any easier than that!!

What you’ll need:

7 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Your favorite dry rub seasoning

Line a crockpot with Reynold’s Wrap Release Foil, set crock pot on low. Sprinkle some dry rub seasoning down in the foil lined crock. Place chicken in next and add more rub seasoning over chicken. Cook all day or for 6 to 8 hours. Shred chicken and serve on favorite buns!


Voila! Enjoy!!