Fun and Easy DIY Fourth Of July Confetti Poppers

Fun and Easy DIY Fourth Of July Confetti Poppers We are always finding new ways to have fun at home on the Fourth of July.  The Fourth of July is one of the many holidays we do not travel.  We love to spend time in our front yard, watching our neighborhood fireworks display.  What makes it even more fun is the great ways we have learned to create our own fun at home.  One way we like to do that is with these fun and easy DIY Fourth of July

Keep Your Routines Through The Summer

Keep Your Routines Through The Summer Keep Your Routines Through The Summer!  Well, summer has officially begun!  I am always struggling to keep the kids from becoming complete sloths in the summer. Don’t get me wrong, I want them to have fun and we have tons of stuff planned.  It is so easy, though, to just let them go and the next thing you know, school is starting back and they haven’t read even one book and have mold growing under their beds LOL  To keep this from happening, I

5 Easy Vegetables Anyone Can Grow

5 Easy Vegetables Anyone Can Grow Spring and Summer instantly bring to mind the gorgeous gardens that provide our families with tasty produce year round. These 5 Easy Vegetables Anyone Can Grow are sure to give you a great start as an at home gardener. Whether you decide to create a traditional garden, a raised bed garden or a fun container garden these veggies are easy and yummy. 5 Easy Vegetables Anyone Can Grow Lettuce: From simple green and red leaf lettuce to spinach, kale or Romaine, lettuce is one

10 Ways To Save Big On Summer Snacking

Thrifty Summer Snacking Can you believe it?  School will be out NEXT MONTH!  Now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to feed three meals and snacks every day all summer without breaking the bank.  I have some great tips and ideas on how to do just THAT!  One thing I always try and keep in mind is planning is key!  If I plan ahead, things always seem to go smoother 😀 Package them yourself: You will likely come out better when buying snacks if you forego

Craft or Popsicle Stick Puzzles #diy

  Craft or Popsicle Stick Puzzles We had a blast making these Craft/popsicle stick puzzles!  We were recently looking at puzzles in the store to buy for the kids and I was very surprised to see that many of the larger puzzles are over $20 a piece!  To me, that is crazy!  The kids and I started looking for ways to entertain and learn without breaking the bank.  With 3 kids; even the cheapest toys can become very expensive very quickly.  Besides, my kids think I’m a genius when I

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Outdoor Grass Twister!

How stinkin’ FUN is this?!  This is definitely on our to-do list for this summer! You can find complete directions for this and lots of other great summer fun ideas over at Little Birdie Secrets 😀

Balloon Party Ice

Balloon Party Ice I saw this super cute idea on Pinterest and had to try it for myself! The Pinterest pin I read said the balloons could be thawed and refrozen. I wouldn’t recommend doing that as the balloons become very fragile after freezing. I also will say to be very careful when handling these frozen balloons. Although this craft is super simple and cute to make, once the balloons are frozen, the ice inside has sharp edges and can pop the balloons. It’s not that big of a deal since they are frozen