summer fun

What would you say to having access to 101 kids activities? Yes, please! The amazing blogging duo of Holly Homer and Rachel Miller of Kids Activities Blog have just published their first book 101 Kids Activities! It’s available NOW for purchase! These moms know how to get crafty with their kids, they share so many […]

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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 part of my resume. During that time, I’ve seen first hand how water independence can […]

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 it in” and lists their “ten dream creams to try this summer.” Personally I look […]

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, […]

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 […]

I have been seeing a lot of my family and friend photos on Instagram and Facebook about their children’s first days of school. Yikes! It seems so soon! Happily, our kids still have 2 weeks left of summer. And I need to take in every last second of it! To help me with this, I’ve […]

We’re down to just 3 weeks of summer at our house, 3 weeks!! Although I know some who are already back to school. But if you’re like me and trying to squeeze in every last ounce of summer fun into your days, here are 6 perfect projects to plan I’ve found from over at the […]

It’s officially the first day of summer! Wahoo!! Many kids are already out of school, but my littles are finally done on Friday. FRIDAY! I’m both excited and scared. What are we going to do? Do you plan your summer? I need to plan my summer. So to help, here’s a few posts I’ve written over […]

Our family loves a good hike. Whether it’s in the woods, desert, beach, or canyons, there’s so much to explore on a hike. In Seattle, there are plenty of great hikes and many are just the right fit for kids. I’ve got a few tips for you to make your hike with children more enjoyable, […]

We’ve made it to the end of July, just past the halfway point! But I’m still looking for ideas to keep the troops going strong, well to keep me going strong, as three little ones can wear a girl out. So thanks to GoGo squeeZ, I’ve joined the GoGo gang in keeping the summertime simple with […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #47 Marji, #67 Catherine, #119 Lindsay, #140 Megan, #160 Lauren S. Have fun with your new glossy bands! This giveaway is the perfect addition to your summer of fun. Klutz, a Make and Takes sponsor, is giving away 5 Glossy Bands books = […]

We’ve received a few packages in the mail recently where the item shipped is covered in bubble wrap. And we all know what kids want to do with bubble wrap, right?! Since stomping and stepping on bubble wrap is a very loud activity, I sent the kids to the back porch, giving them each a […]

The sun is finally here to stay and just begging us to have a water day. So we’ve gathered our sponges and water guns to have fun getting wet as we wash our toy cars and bikes. It’s the perfect way to cool things down on a hot summer day! Make sure to flip the […]

This has got to be one of the most fun summer cakes I’ve ever seen. This Snorkeler Cake from Family Fun would be a hit at any summer party you have planned!

I’ve asked a few fellow bloggers to share what their plans are for the summer and I’m sharing their words below. Lots of fun stuff, hopefully you’ll find something here that will inspire you with your own family! And share what your summer plans are in the comments! “We’re going to take the training wheels […]

Summer is ever approaching, despite the 3 inches of snow Utah had yesterday. Happily, it melted! But we’re still excited about the sun and fun that comes with it, and all the flowers that are colorful and bright. We’re making our own flowers out of frisbees and flying them into a giant pot! Supplies for […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to our winners: Thanksgiving Point: #206 Jodi Boondocks: #192 Kim C. PCMR: #194 Michelle Rocky Mountain Outfitters: #181 Anne Cowabunga Bay: #44 Lindsay Tracy Aviary: #100 Kalli Summer is almost here, can you feel it?! I’ve just written about it over at The Mother […]

With school making it’s way to our house next week, here’s a few things helping us hold on to Summer just a little bit longer! Pura Vida – This site lives and breathes Summer. I’m loving these egg carton sea creatures and this cantelope ice cream dessert looks delicious! My Happy Life is whipping up […]

I’ve posted the how-to for these fun Water Sponge Toys before, but I thought I’d make a video to show just how easy they are to make. They’re the perfect summertime toy, helping the kids make a splash this summer! Here’s the how-to video for Wet Water Sponges: What fun things are you doing to […]

Dollar Store Tie Dyeing

by Heather on July 13, 2009

Tie dyeing is a fun summer craft, but I have been trying to cut back on crafts that cost a lot to do so I can focus on using up the huge stash of supplies I already have. I had some colored tissue paper on hand and learned that you can use it to dye […]

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