Printable Hiking Scavenger Hunt for Summer Fun


Summer vacation is always chock full of adventure for my family. Between traveling, more outdoor time and many an hour spent poolside, my kiddos make the most of their time off. This summer finds us in Colorado visiting family and enjoying some family hiking. We've actually been hiking so much that I created a little printable hiking scavenger hunt for the kids. We've been having a blast … [Read more...]

Minions Lunch (Inspired by Mott’s)


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. #MottsAndMinions #CollectiveBias.  Mott's is a registered trademark of Mott's LLP.   My kiddos were so excited to find some fun Minion's themed Mott's products while we were walking through Food Lion the other day.   We … [Read more...]

Family Tree Log Slice Guest Book


My grandparents just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past weekend.  Yes, 60 years!!!  It's such an incredible accomplishment and we were so lucky to have a big family party to celebrate them and their love.  We had 2 of their 3 children, 5 of the 8 grandchildren (2 are out of the country) and all 5 of their great grandkids in attendance and we wanted to be sure to have a guest book … [Read more...]

Gourmet Flavored Ice Cubes


As boring as my kids think it is, I try to keep my family drinking water 90% of the time.  My kids love juice and sweet tea (anything that is sweet, if I am honest), but I know how much added sugar is in those drinks so I rarely allow them in the house.  But sometimes we are wanting something more than water.  A little flavor in water goes a long way, and fresh fruit is such a great way to add it. … [Read more...]

The Importance of Me Time


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ArtisanFlavors #CollectiveBias As a busy wife and mom to three, I rarely take time to paper myself.  Between PTO meetings, hockey and lacrosse practice, heaping mountains of laundry and dishes and trying to keep up with the blog, there is not a lot of time left over for me.  But every now … [Read more...]

Dollar Store Mirror Planters


I love a good dollar store craft!  It's so awesome to create something that you adore and know that it cost you just a couple of bucks.  When I was walking the aisles at my local dollar store the other day looking for supplies for a project that I am posting soon, I found these little mirrors in the candle section.  I'd seen quite a few tutorials floating around on Pinterest using 12x12 tiles to … [Read more...]

Patriotic 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats


While in the process of testing out desserts to serve for our Fourth of July celebration, I decided to give the tried and true rice krispie treats a shot.  I wanted to dress them up to show off some patriotism but still wanted them to retain their portability.  These fun star shaped rice krispie kabobs were the perfect way to cover all the bases. I started out with these cuties by using my … [Read more...]

Watermelon Mojitos


While on a trip to Virginia Beach a few years ago, a friend took my hubby and I to a Cuban Mom and Pop, hole in the wall restaurant for dinner.  I enjoyed the dinner, but the mojitos are what completely sold me on the place and I have been craving them ever since!  I figured that it was time to recreate the magic in my own home and thought that summer would be the perfect time to add some fresh … [Read more...]

Drink Umbrella Wreath…Just Missing the Cocktail


We are having a big shindig this summer and one of my tasks was to decide on one mixed drink that the entire party (minus the kiddos, obviously) could partake in and enjoy.  Let me tell you...this was hard work.  Oh yeah, getting being forced to try out every fruity cocktail that I've pinned over the years was awful.  Never let someone twist your arm like that and get stuck with the dirty work. … [Read more...]

Mini Cherry Pies


The Fourth of July is my absolute favorite holiday and I get excited each and every year when the time rolls around for me to start planning our celebration.  Anything red, white and blue or that is covered with stars seems to make its way into my decor and recipes and if I am honest, I will tell you that I adore it all.  So while I was testing out recipes for our dessert, I fell in love with … [Read more...]

How to Prevent and Treat Ingrown Hairs


Summer brings about so many wonderful things, but it also brings with it bikini season.  And bikini season means that it's time to spruce up the ahem, downstairs, if you know what I mean.  That can cause some issues with red bumps and ingrown hairs, but there are ways that you can prevent and even treat them.  So take a quick read below before you head out to the pool or beach this summer to see … [Read more...]

Summer Fun!


It's so hard for me to believe, but my kiddos are already on summer break. This year has flown by at lightening speed and now we are ready to kick back and relax and enjoy our time in the sun. While we are ramping up for all of our big summer trips, we are also taking the time to enjoy picnics, camping and lazy days by the pool. And during one of those lazy days we discovered just how easy and fun … [Read more...]