My Story Stones: Painted River Rocks

Every summer my family takes a trip to the Frio River, it's a vacation that actually started with college friends 15 years ago and it is a highly anticipated vacation for everyone in the family, I guess you could say it's our happy place. One of my kids favorite things to do, other than tubing down the Frio, is to collect river rocks. We have quite the collection of rocks that somehow make their way home, get scattered around the yard and house, and occasionally even end up in the wash. … [Read more...]

Rocket Ship Cake Push Pops

Ad - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine. One of the things I love about the summer is that I get to spend quality time with my kid reading, swimming, crafting and baking.  Being a teacher's daughter, I especially love when we can incorporate a little learning into our summertime fun.  Recently my kids have been obsessed with space and learning about the galaxy, planets and space exploration. When I discovered that … [Read more...]

Galactic Space Cupcakes

Did you know that 12 people have walked on the surface of the moon?  Me either, but recently my kids have been obsessed with checking out books and watching shows about space.  I've learned quite a bit about space this summer, including that there is even an annual holiday, Space Exploration Day on July 20th, that commemorates the anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon.  If there is a holiday to be celebrated you can guarantee that I'll find a way to make it fun and … [Read more...]

20 Fun Summer BBQ Food & Drink Stations

It is summer now, and there should be quite a bit of entertaining going on. A lot of the time, you eat with your eyes first- especially if there’s a food or drink bar. These 20 Fun Summer BBQ Food and Drink Stations allow your guests to pick and choose what they want. It is so easy to just set up a table and make all your food and beverages LOOK good. 20 FUN SUMMER BBQ FOOD & DRINK STATIONS Summer entertaining is all about spending time with your friends and family- and a Hot Dog Bar is … [Read more...]

4th of July Drink Recipes

I found some amazing drink recipes that have the perfect patriotic flair! You could serve up these All American drinks just for the 4th of July or all summer long! Every one of these 4th of July Drink Recipes have some kind of different ingredient, so you’re bound to find a few that you will enjoy. Bring in some red, white, and blue to your table and cheer to our freedom. 4TH OF JULY DRINK RECIPES This Bomb Pop Fizzy Drink post was shared a few years ago, and I think it'd be a big hit for … [Read more...]

25 Watermelon Crafts

Of all the fruit we associate with summer, watermelon is probably right at the top of the list. And have you seen all the cute Watermelon Crafts floating out there on the internet? You should check out the ones I have found! There are so many that would be perfect for the summer- whether it's for a BBQ, a fruit themed party, or just a fun craft day.  Create things that serve multiple purposes, like this DIY Watermelon Flower Vase. Giggles Galore Button crafts are so fun to do- and this DIY … [Read more...]

20 Summer Crafts for Boys

The best kind of crafts for boy to make are the kind that they can play with after they are done making it! These 20 Summer Crafts for Boys will hopefully keep them occupied doing something creative for a bit so they aren’t driving you crazy. There's something for every type of boy- from the Lego lover to the brainy kid. Now how fun is this!? The boys can watch their boats or cars float down a Tinfoil River!3 Little Greenwoods If your little guy is interested in the solar system, help him … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Tool Kit Gift

Father’s Day is June 18th and will be here before you know it.  It's time to start thinking about what to get dad for his special day, and I've teamed up with Oriental Trading to share a DIY Father's Day Tool Kit Gift you and the kids can put together to show dad how extra special he is! Around here our dad is known as "Mr. Fix It." If something is broken you take it to dad.  If it won't turn on or work, take it to dad. And if you need to make something for a school project, dad is … [Read more...]

DIY Donut Plates

Rise and shine it's donut time!  You may have noticed that all week long we are celebrating National Doughnut Day, which is this Friday June 2, with 10 of our favorite party and lifestyle bloggers.  We are bringing you crafts, parties and recipes everyday! Today I am super excited to share my DIY Donut Plates to help you celebrate and enjoy your donuts on National Doughnut Day!   Before we dive into this super simple tutorial I have to know do you spell "donut" or … [Read more...]

Orange You Glad It’s Summer Party with Cricut

We have had such a great school year with amazing teachers, recognition, awards and new adventures.  It’s always fun to see how much the kids learn and grow throughout the summer, but we are so ready for summer!  I can’t wait for mornings without alarm clocks, afternoons spent at the pool and making memories with my kids.  As the school year comes to an end we are celebrating with a citrus inspired Orange You Glad It’s Summer party! Every year on the last day of school I host … [Read more...]