Back to School with Shamrock Farms

Back to School with Shamrock Farms

It pains me to say it, but the new school year is quickly approaching. That means it's probably just about time to get to back-to-school shopping... how many of you have started already? Pin a rose on your nose! Teasing of course, way to be prepared! For the rest of us, how would you like to have ... [ Read More ]

18 Desserts for Kids

18 Sweet Treats for kids, desserts that kids will love

Turtle Cupcakes | Golden Snitch Cupcakes | No Churn Cookie Monster Ice Cream | Dumbledore's Pensieve Jello | Shaun Sheep Movie Marshmallows | Princess Popcorn Balls | Minion Sugar Cookies | Easy Homemade Dark Chocolate Pudding |  Different Frosting Types | Lemon Sunshine Baking Cup Cookies| ... [ Read More ]

Minions Crafts and Recipes

Minions Crafts, Recipes and DIY

The world seems to be Minion crazy and you guys are no exception. I had a different theme of featured planned for this week but when I looked through the last few weeks of Block Party it was clear that a Minion feature needed to be done! So here are tons of minions crafts, recipes, and ... [ Read More ]

Easy Asian Chicken Salad

Delicious Asian Chicken Salad Recipe-using some ready to eat ingredients, this can be whipped up super fast and ready for a meal, or a side dish in minutes.

Foster Farms® has sponsored this post, and asked me to create a recipe using their delicious product...this is one of my favorites. This is hands down one of my very most favorite salads to munch on any time of year, but it is especially yummy in these hot summertime months. Sometimes I buy ... [ Read More ]

17 Refreshing Summer Drinks

17 Refreshing Summertime Drinks, some virgin...some not so virgin. Something for everybody!

I know it's been said before, but we all know it's going to be said again...probably in the next few minutes, so let me just get it out there; "It's HOT!" I am not one to complain about warmth and sunshine and any excuse to sit by the pool...but sometimes you just need to cool down. My favorite way ... [ Read More ]

Summer Mantel

Cute Summer Mantel Ideas with a green and yellow lemonade theme.

My white living room is complete, and that means this month's mantel is finally against the wall it was always meant to be against! Now that July 4th is over...and no major holidays are coming up, I was able to do just a fun summer mantel with some fun and bright pieces and I am just excited ... [ Read More ]

We Made It Kits by Jennifer Garner

Fun We Made It Kits by Jennifer Garner

Is it hot where you are? It's been averaging in the high 90's here, so we've been trying to find some things to do inside when it just becomes too hot to be outside. We have absolutely been LOVING these We Made It by Jennifer Garner kits. Making things with my kids is always a great experience. ... [ Read More ]

Indoor Summer Activities

Indoor Summer Activities, for when it's too hot to play outside.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer, I am so in love with this season, but it's been SOOOO hot this last week that all I want to do is lay down with my air conditioning blasting...oh wait I don't have air conditioning. That's right, here in central Oregon the summers are usually pretty mild, so ... [ Read More ]

Don’t Eat Pete 4th of July

Don't Eat Pete 4th of July version. Perfect for kids to play while waiting for the fireworks to start!

I'm really pushing it here! The 4th of July is tomorrow for all of my stateside friends, and one of the hardest things about this holiday for many is waiting for the firework show to start! This year I will be bringing this Don't Eat Pete game and some candy for them, so they can play while they ... [ Read More ]

Screen Time Tokens Reward System

Screen Time Tokens. Use as a reward system for the kids after they are done with their jobs. At the end of the week if they have any leftover they get to trade them in for prizes.

This post has been in the works since about mid May. I wanted to iron out all the kinks and figure out exactly what our system would be before I shared. I have to say, I feel really good about this fun reward system...using screen time tokens with my kids has been a lifesaver this summer! I've tried ... [ Read More ]