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25 Ways to Get Out and Play this Summer

We’re wrapping up our summer series to Get Out and Play! Thanks to all the amazing contributors and guest writers for their fabulously fun ideas. We’ve been playing games, making crafts, and having adventures in the summer sun! Here are 25 ideas… Continue Reading →

Make a Family Summer Bucket List

We are officially ready for summer and so excited to show off our Summer Bucket List for 2015! Last week I shared how we got started and where we found inspiration for our list. Now we’re putting together our display,… Continue Reading →

Inspiration for a Summer Bucket List

We’re making a list and checking it twice as we put together our Summer Bucket List for 2015! We’ve each come up with activities we can do this summer, keeping our family busy with fun and exploration! I’m happy to be partnering… Continue Reading →

Get Out and Play Summer Series

We’re happy to share our new Summer Series… Get Out and Play! We have a line up of amazing guest bloggers sharing their favorite things to do with their kids as they explore the outdoors and play all summer long!… Continue Reading →

Sunshine Yarn Weaving

Now that summer is in full bloom with Summer Solstice, we’re taking in it’s warmth by making some fun yarn weavings in the shape of a sun. The sun is shining, even here in Seattle, so that is cause for celebration with this hot… Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Fruity Summer Tea

We have already had some 90-degree days where we live, and we’ve been scanning the fridge for something cold and refreshing to drink. We try to keep juice and soda to a minimum, but often my girls are craving something… Continue Reading →

15 DIY Water Toys to Make for Summer

It’s hot hot hot out there! It seems the only way to be outside these days is to do some sort of water activity! What is more fun than playing with water toys in the summer? I’ve rounded up 15… Continue Reading →

12 Super-Sunny Summer Solstice Crafts

This coming Saturday, June 21, marks the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve certainly been noticing the early sunrise and late sunset as we get closer to summer’s official start. My girls love any reason to… Continue Reading →

Super Fun Tie Dyed Rice Krispie Treats

School is out, and summer is here! These tie dyed rice krispie treats look like such a fun summer kid’s activity to do in the kitchen! They are so colorful and delicious looking! I can’t wait to try this activity with… Continue Reading →

Lazy Summer Lunch Ideas

This post could have been called ‘Encouraging Independence in the Kitchen’ or ‘Lunches Young Kids Can Make’, but let’s be honest – I am simply feeling lazy about fixing lunches now that summer vacation has hit our house! Here are… Continue Reading →

Crochet Sun Coasters for Summer Parties

Summer is upon us and those backyard parties are a comin’! Stitch up these fun Crochet Sun Coasters to add a little summer flare to your party. We’ve also made crochet watermelon coasters, those would be fun for summer sippin’ too! I… Continue Reading →

25 Chapter Books for Summer Reading

I have taken some of my favorite books and put them into this list for summer. Some of them are magic, some are adventure, all of them are books you will have fun with in the sun. These books are appropriate… Continue Reading →

Strawberry Lemonade Iced Tea

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, it means summer is officially here!  Yay!  It may not technically be summer, if we want to be super accurate, but for all intents and purposes, it’s summer. Beaches are open, the weather… Continue Reading →

Crafty Flip-Flop Posters to Gear Up for Summer Fun!

While we have been experiencing a heat-wave here in California, I know many of you are still looking for a little spring weather to make its appearance. Either way, summer is coming (yay!), and if you have school-age kiddos, they… Continue Reading →

Homemade Fudge Pops

The dog days of summer are upon us. With the sun high in the sky and pavement hot, frozen treats and cold lemonade are one of the few things that can help beat the last of the heat. Fudge pops… Continue Reading →

How to Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long

I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at the Reading Rainbow blog, yes, that Reading Rainbow! Did you grow up watching LeVar Burton on PBS showcasing all kinds of new and exciting books to read? I loved it. I had the… Continue Reading →

Raising Safe Swimmers for Family Fun

I started swimming competitively when I was ten years old.  Twenty five years later–after Country Club Meets, swim team in high school and a few triathalons in my history–I can also add more than 10 years teaching swim lessons as… Continue Reading →

Let’s Scream for… Sunscreen?!?!

With a simple Google Search for “Best Sunscreens” I find fashion mag “Allure” saying: “SPF is just one factor in choosing (and wearing) a sunscreen. How a sunblock smells, feels, and works with your makeup determines whether you’ll actually rub… Continue Reading →

Decorating Frisbees for a Summer Party Craft

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…. Continue Reading →

Summer Drink: Strawberry Lemonade

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… Continue Reading →

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