Make a Name Memory Game

by Danyelle July 9, 2013

This week has been hot, hot, hot in my neck of the woods. We’re talking temperatures above 100 degrees and friends, that is just too hot for me and my children. We like to swim but when it gets too hot to even walk on the pavement we head back to the yellow house.  To […]

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Decorating Frisbees for a Summer Party Craft

by Amy July 8, 2013
Kids' Party Craft: Decorating Frisbees

My girls always want to have a craft project at their birthday parties. Since we usually have boy and girl guests of various ages at our parties, the craft needs to be simple and doable for multiple ages and interests. It’s always a bonus if the finished product is something the kids can take home […]

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Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Cookie Dough Balls

by Amy July 3, 2013
Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Whether you call them energy bites, cookie dough balls, or no-bake cookies, these little tasty morsels take just a few basic ingredients and turn them into a quick and easy sweet treat. We make many variations of dough balls, but this recipe is the simplest and favorite around here. Unlike regular cookie dough, the base […]

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DIY Robot Hats – Bee Boo Bop

by Caroline Urdaneta July 2, 2013
diy for kids  robot hat

Today’s project will have you doing a robot dance over how easy it is! Just like all the hats I make, I start with a band of cereal box cardboard sometimes painted (or in this case covered) and then I punch holes in the side so you can tie the band together around your head, […]

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Family Parties at Cowabunga Bay + Giveaway

by Marie July 1, 2013
Summer fun Cowabunga Bay

We recently traveled to Utah and had to make a stop at the ever fabulous Cowabunga Bay. It’s my kids’ favorite. It’s right off the freeway, so if you’ve ever traveled just south of Salt Lake City, I’m sure your kids have begged to go their too. Since we were in town, we got everyone […]

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4 Ways to Stay Connected With Your Kids

by Marie June 28, 2013
Me and My Tween

I recently went to an advanced screening of the movie The Way, Way Back and I loved it! It’s a coming of age story I completely related to as I was definitely an awkward teen once! And how can you not love the amazing cast, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, introducing Liam James, and the ever […]

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Avocado and Eggplant Sammy – Looks Yum!

by Marie June 27, 2013
eggplant sandwich

What is it about warm weather that makes me feel like a sandwich? Especially a light and healthy looking one like this eggplant and avocado combo from Food Fanatic I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Looks yum, right? I think I’ll have to give it a try! More Sandwich Ideas Below: Open […]

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Sizzlin’ Summer Giveaways, Hooray!

by Marie June 27, 2013
Staples Laptop

Our summer is already off to a sizzlin’ start! And we’ve got a few fun items to giveaway, helping keep your summer hot to trot! See below for details and giveaway entries. Good luck and Happy Summer! Toshiba Laptop from Staples – Yes, we’re starting the giveaway our right with the perfect laptop for summer, […]

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Creating a Family Home Office + Giveaway

by Marie June 26, 2013
Small home office space

We’ve recently moved into a darling cozy little house. But with this darling cozy little house, we’ve had to get creative with our storage, finding space for everything. We had this nook next to the kitchen and decided to turn it into an office space, a place for me to work and the kids to play, […]

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Summer Drink: Strawberry Lemonade

by Kristin June 25, 2013

With summer in full swing and barbecue weather upon us, my grill has been getting quite the workout. Even so, the ultimate barbecuing holiday is only a week away, and I can already smell the scent of burgers and corn on the cob wafting through the neighborhood. Though I have yet to start planning the […]

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Print Your Own Criss-Cross Pillow Cover

by Caroline Urdaneta June 24, 2013
print your own pillow cover

Last month I shared with you a really easy way to make a diamond patterned tablecloth. Today, I’m sharing with you another fabric printing idea that has the potential to transform the look of any room. The best way to inexpensively change the feeling of any space is by changing your throw pillows. Or, as […]

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Refreshing Clean & Green Drinking

by Sabrena June 20, 2013

Tomorrow’s Summer Solstice! That means the longest day of the year is finally here. How fitting that this month’s challenge can be a month, week, or even a day in length (might I suggest  starting tomorrow – what with all the extra time we’ll have to fill up, and all – wink, wink. ) It’s […]

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12 Simple Activities for Traveling with Kids

by Marie June 19, 2013
Road Trip items 1

We are well into the summer season and with it comes travel. My kids are out of school and it’s time to take a few trips. Whether it’s a road trip, by car or by plane, you might need a thing or two to keep the kids busy as you go. I’ve come up with […]

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4 Childrens’ Book Illustrator Websites Worth Checking Out

by Amy June 17, 2013
Seussville website

We love picture books! Even though my girls can read big, fat chapter books now, there is still something magical about a silly or sweet story paired with the perfect illustrations. My girls often use picture books as inspiration for their own drawings, so lately we’ve been surfing the web to check out some of […]

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9 Last Minute Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

by Marie June 14, 2013
Fathers Day Crafts for Kids

What better gift for dad than something homemade from the heart. Kids will love to craft up a silly snake tie, a monster bookmark, or even some family fridge magnets! Here are 9 fabulous Father’s Day crafts to make this weekend, just in time for Sunday! Make a Snake Tie Sock Puppet Golf Covers Father’s […]

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Getting Ready for Backyard Parties and Summer Entertaining

by Marie June 13, 2013
Backyard Parties and Summer Entertaining

We’re fairly new to our neighborhood, we just moved to a new house this year, and we’re still getting to know a lot of our neighbors. In the past, I’ve found a great way to make connections in a new area is to host a party. So I partnered up with Lowes to create a […]

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Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam

by Kristin June 12, 2013

Rhubarb is one of those vegetables that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Drowned out by other flavors in desserts, such as strawberries and cream cheese, rhubarb rarely gets the opportunity to shine on its own. When I first encountered rhubarb a few years ago, I made a simple jam so I could discover exactly […]

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Involving Kids in the Laundry Routine

by Marie June 11, 2013
Folding Laundry

With our laundry there is a routine, as with most households. There’s usually a constant flow of clothing to wash, dry, and fold. Most weeks, laundry is done out of necessity, empty drawers and no clothes to wear. But I try to catch it before it gets to full. To help with that, I try […]

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Celebrate Dad with a Fun DIY Spinner Card

by Amy June 10, 2013
Father's Day Spinner Card

We don’t usually give big gifts for Father’s Day, but we do like to celebrate Dad with a day of relaxation and yummy goodies. This year, Dad will get to spin for special treats throughout the day with our homemade Father’s Day spinner card. My girls are so excited to give this to their Dad […]

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Crocheted Whales, Oh Yes!

by Marie June 6, 2013
whale chrochet jenny and teddy

You have to know I’ve gotten majorly into crocheting by now. So when I spotted these super cute crocheted whales appliqués from Jenny and Teddy at the Make and Takes Spotlight, I knew I had to give them a go! More crochet happy links below: For the love of the granny square Simple Scarf Crochet […]

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