20+ Picnic Tips + Menu Ideas

Going on a picnic with your family is a great way to get away from the hustle of daily life. There’s something about them that bring us back to a time when things were simpler and slower. Get away from it all with a family picnic and create some beautiful memories in the process with these 20+ picnic tips + menu ideas. Save and share this on Pinterest Shown above (clockwise from top) 1. Planning a perfect picnic 2. Veggie pasta salad 3. Cheddar biscuits 4. Picnic planning and tips Picnic Menu Ideas Crunchy and tangy bacon coleslaw Colorful lentil […] Read more »

Family Fun Ideas {August 2015}

I’m so happy you’re here! Welcome to the first Family Fun Ideas link party! This is a monthly collection of fun things to do with your family. Share the direct link to three of your family fun blog posts. What’s allowed? All kinds of fun stuff! Activities and games that are fun for the whole family. Arts and craft projects that are kid-friendly. Outdoor play ideas. Recipes that kids can make. Your families travel adventures. Other family fun ideas! No school, chore or parenting posts please! No giveaways or link parties please! Family Fun Ideas opens on the first day […] Read more »

30+ Fun Summer Crafts For Kids

No matter how old your kids are, crafts can give them a way to express themselves creativity. Being able to make something and complete it so you have a finished product is not only a self esteem boost, its fun also! Focusing more on the process than the outcome will make your craft time more enjoyable for you and your child. This list of 30+ summer crafts for kids has ideas for all ages so dig in and get crafting! Save this on Pinterest! Shown above (clockwise from top left) 1. Paper plate sunny handprints 2. Styrofoam cup sea crabs […] Read more »

8 Yummy Summer Treats

Try any of these easy-to-make summer treats today! These yummy drinks and delicious snacks are sure to be a family favorite. Fruit Skewers Various fruits (apples, bananas, kiwis, mangos, grapes) Skewers Cut the fruit into bite size chunks and thread them onto skewers. Jello Fruit Packet of jello Can of fruit cocktail Make the jello according to the instructions. Chill it in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Strain the fruit cocktail and fold into the jello. Return to the fridge until fully set. Orange Float 4 cups orange soda Lime or rainbow sherbet Fill each glass with 1 cup […] Read more »

Make Colored Chalk

Drawing and writing with chalk is a great way for your kids to express themselves. Whether you have a chalkboard, or use the driveway, you can make colored chalk for hours of fun.     First find a mold for your chalk. Anything from a toilet tissue roll or small paper cup to fancy candy molds will work. Mix together 1 cup of Plaster of Paris with 1 cup of water. Add color to your mixture using powdered tempera paint. Experiment with making swirled colors by adding the paint and stirring very little. Blend well and let stand for a […] Read more »