We’ve been out of school for a week. ONE WEEK. Already my kids have had moments when they pull the ‘I’m Bored’ card. Luckily there were so many great ideas in my original 75+ Summer Activities post for me to look to – but why stop there? Y’all loved that list so much, I decided to share 75+ MORE Summer Activities! Plenty of fun kid activities, crafts, family games and even delish summer snacks you can all enjoy.
With summer vacation fast approaching, I’m starting to build myself a little ‘arsenal’ of ideas for those days when we need something just a bit more. These 75+ Summer Activities for Kids or Families will definitely come in handy those times when the kids want a change, and even Mom and Dad like a little more excitement! Also check out our list of 75+ MORE Summer Activities. (originally shared May 2018 – sharing again as summer is coming and we all could use great ideas!)
I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan, love reading (and re-reading) the books, delight in the movies and have had plenty of dreams where I could cast a nifty spell. Imagine my delight about visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during Family Forward this month! I can’t wait to tell you all about it – in the meantime, enjoy these 100+ DIY Harry Potter Ideas for crafts, recipes, printables and much more!
Don’t have the budget to swing an expensive vacation this summer? Even though Disneyland, cruises, and road trips are super fun, for the normal person it’s just not practical to splurge on one every single year. It’s still nice to have some type of family vacation, though, right? Well, here’s the list to save your vacation woes…Over 100 Budget-Saving Staycation Ideas!
Yesterday was Wonder Woman’s last day of 2nd grade, so our house is on ‘official’ summer break mode. Seriously, WHY do kids go crazy the DAY it’s summer break? Do they have a switch? Whatever it is, I do find it slightly annoying. Anywho…since we’re trying our hardest to get out of debt, we’re putting the big N-O to any big vacation plans this year. I don’t want to do NOTHING, though, so went on the search for some awesome Staycation Ideas. This list of over 100 ideas will have us spending plenty of staycation time together, and I’m sure there’s something perfect for your family, too!
Here’s 25 Awesome Staycation Ideas over at Living Well Spending Less
The Extreme Coupon Professors have 100 Staycation Ideas for Your Summer Fun
Six Sisters’ Stuff shared these 30 Cheap Staycation Ideas, and they’re fabulous!
Forbes has a list of 16 Things To Do On a Staycation that’ll help get your brainstorming going
My family (and sometimes just Hubby and I) will surely enjoy some of these 123 Amazing Staycation Ideas from the lovely Dating Divas
What better way to relax and enjoy yourself than with these 22 Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Staycation Resort from This Old House?!
Have you done any Staycations in the past that you absolutely loved? Please share in the comments below!
As a super busy mom, I really dread spending too much time cooking. I love cooking, don’t get me wrong, but there’s so many days where it’s just not going to fit into the time I have. That’s why I absolutely LOVE my slow cooker! But did you know that you can make more than just dinner with it? That’s right, you can make delicious desserts, as well! To help get you started, here’s 52+ Slow Cooker Desserts!
That’s right, fabulous desserts with very little effort! You just may be wishing you had a larger slow cooker so you could make even MORE! I can’t help with the size of your cooker, but now you’ve now got 52+ Slow Cooker Desserts….that’s one every week for a year! You’re welcome 😉
Quite the selection of Slow Cooker Desserts, right?! I love using my slow cooker, and now with cold weather hitting will be pulling it out even more often! My kitchen is sure gonna smell delicious!
Turkey and sprout sandwich on a whole wheat mini bagel via Back to Her Roots
Protein Packed Tuna Salad Pitas via PopSugar
Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls via Picky Palate
Grilled Chicken and Blueberry Salad via Skinny Ms.
Vegetable Soup via Cooking Classy
Avocado Quesadillas via The Garden Grazer
Easy Burrito Bowls via Damn Delicious
Gluten Free Instant Noodle Cups via Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Quinoa Avocado Spinach Power Salad via The Garden Grazer
Quick and Easy Chicken and Avocado Burrito via Brunch Time Baker
Easy Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce via Creme de la Crumb
Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup via Lauren’s Latest
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps via Sugar Dish Me
Nutella & Banana Sushi via Paging Fun Mums
Egg Salad with Yogurt and Dill via The Yummy Life
Cranberry Cherry Chicken Wrap via Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom
Salad in a Jar 101 via Back to Her Roots
Healthy Hummus Wraps via Six Sisters’ Stuff
Caprese Pesto Sandwich via i heart naptime
Skinny Girl Pasta via ifood. tv
Lunch Box Smoothies via One Good Thing by Jillee
Roasted Broccoli & Cheddar Soup via The Kitchn
Cucumber and Chickpea Salad via She Wears Many Hats
Loaded Mediterranean Veggie Salad via Layers of Happiness
Classic Cobb Salad via Guilty Kitchen
Cucumber Boats via CompleteRecipes.com
Taco Lettuce Wraps via The Taylor House
Tex- Mex Chicken Salad via Weight Watchers
I couldn’t do a Christmas in July week without doing an AMAZING list of the most adorable, fun and elegant prints I could find, so here y’all go: The Ultimate Free Christmas Printable Round Up!
There’s a TON of beautiful, artistic and down-right funny prints on this list, and they’re all FREE! Yup, I’m a lover of free things, especially ones that will help with my holidays! So without further ado, check out this Free Christmas Printable list!
So many great ideas in this list of 20 Free Christmas Printables from DIY Candy
I had so much fun making these 12 Days of Christmas Printable Tags last year!
You can’t go wrong with this amazing list of 100 Free Printable Gift Ideas for Christmas from Craftionary
I really need this When you stop believing…from That’s What Che Said, for my Wonder Woman who is starting to doubt!
I love chalkboard printables, and these Free Christmas Chalkboard Printables from Mother Thyme are simply lovely!
Look at all the fun prints in this Round-Up of Free Christmas Printables from Pampers, Play Dates and Parties
This Holiday Cheer Printable from Today’s Creative Blog has such cute colors, and love the words she chose to use!
I’m for sure printing off this Jesus is the Reason for the Season Free Printable from How To Nest For Less for my mantel (or on top of my piano) this year! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
So yes, this Free Printable Christmas Planner from I’m An Organizing Junkie is from 2011…but you could still make it work! It’s just too cute to not include here 🙂
Seriously, Desiree from The 36th Avenue is such a talented (and super sweet) lady, and I’m loving her Bright Christmas Printables
Oh my gosh, how fun are these 11 Free Christmas Printables from My Blessed Life?! Super fun, I say!
These Christmas Subway Art & Banner from Mod Podge Rocks Blog are the perfect colors for the holidays!
What a simple-yet-fun print, this Eat Drink & Be Merry Printable from Two Twenty One would be a cute holiday item for my office this year!
My kids loved this Dear Santa: Kids Wish List Printable last year, and I’m hoping to put off this year’s lists at least a few more months!
Sassy Sites has More Than Thirty-Five Adorable & Free Christmas Printables that are just fabulous!
School’s out for the summer – excuse me while I feel a bit crazy with both excitement AND worry! I’m looking forward to more time with them, less rushed mornings, creating our OWN schedules, and plenty of family adventures. I’m also a bit nervous about the ‘I’m bored’ phrase that I know will occur far too often. That, along with ‘I’m hungry’, of course! Luckily we’ve got plenty of delicious recipes for kids with these 50+ Cool Summer Snacks!
Whether you’re a fan of popsicles or ice cream, slushies or lemonade, we’ve got plenty of great summer treat recipes for you to try out! They’re also really ‘cool’, so your kids will happily enjoy them 🙂
Cool Summer Snacks
Banana Split Bites from Our Family of Seven
I cannot BELIEVE it’s the end of the school year already. Seriously…WHERE HAS THIS YEAR GONE?! Luckily, none of my own kiddos are even close to graduation (ya, MANY years before that!), but I do have one of my fabulous sisters graduating high school and moving on to college life. CRAZY! I was frantic trying to get a good gift for her, and came across so many fabulous ideas! If you’re struggling to find something, check out this list of over 90 Graduation Gift Ideas! (post originally published May 2014)
Now, if you want to know what I DID finally decide to get my little sis, check out this Graduation Gift Bottle Set! I love how it turned out. And you can nab the Free Printables to make your own!
Now on to the FABULOUS ideas!
This DIY Chalkboard & Tassel Graduation Frame from My Sister’s Suitcase is so simple and cute! What a perfect way for your graduate to display their grad photo!
I love this oh-so-tasty Celebrate S’More Graduation gift with Free Printable Tags from Parties & Patterns.
What a great personalized gift – a letter block with photos and sayings from The Little Hobbit!
So maybe I’m a little biased because my high school colors were blue and yellow, but this display and Graduation Round-up over at Skip to my Lou is darling!
You all probably know that I’m a SUCKER for cute and FREE printables, so this 2014 Printable Graduation Money Card Holder from Thirty Handmade Days is definitely a keeper!
Okay, so I know this is technically a ‘birthday’ post from She’s Crafty…but what a FABULOUS idea for giving money in a fun way!
Aren’t these Graduation Cap Toppers from Lil’ Luna adorable? LOVE THEM!
Especially nice for the root beer-loving graduation are these Awesome Graduate Free Printables from Leslie Miller.
Too many cute choices from these 15 Handmade Graduation Gifts over at I Heart Naptime!
If I were graduating, I would totally love one of these Crafty Ways to Give Money from Good Housekeeping.
Another clever-and-cute way to give money from Larcie Bird!
You just can’t go wrong with these 40 Fabulous Graduation Gift Ideas from How Does She?!
Yes, another one from Lil’ Luna, but she just has so many wonderful graduation ideas! Head over and learn How to Make Money Leis!
Maybe it’s because I’m in love with purple, and cupcakes….but these Graduation Cupcakes with Fondant Diploma Toppers from Framed Frosting are adorable! Almost too good to eat….ALMOST 😉
Want to give something ‘inspiring’ for your graduate? Check out this Graduation Gift to Inspire from Create it Go!
Good luck just choosing ONE idea from this fabulous list of 24 Graduation Crafts & Recipes from Family Corner.
Not only a perfect gift, but this Graduation Mason Jar Money Gift from Creative Capital B is a wonderful use of spare change!
‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’! I love that book, and I LOVE this Free Graduation Gift Printable from my friend Claire over at A Little Claireification!
What graduate wouldn’t love some delicious cookies in a cute jar? And don’t forget to add the adorable Smart Cookie Free Printable from Crazy Little Projects!
Okay, just ONE MORE from Lil’ Luna, but I couldn’t resist these cute (and easy!) Money Cupcake Toppers!
Originally shared January 2015 – resharing because these cleaning and organization printables are super helpful, especially as we’re starting a new year! A new year means a fresh start! Here are 20+ Free Cleaning Printables to make life easier and your home happier.
I’m so glad to be here sharing with you a little cleaning inspiration. I’m a busy wife, mom, craft and DIYer, wanna be homesteader, blogger and small business owner, to name a few. Trust me, I have plenty of distractions from cleaning and on most days those distractions win. Yes, I’m the mom who does her best cleaning 20 minutes before someone gets there.
The problem is my family suffers (can’t find their favorite shirt) because of it, and not to mention the added stress it causes me when things aren’t where they should be. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t live in filth, but I wouldn’t go running a white glove over my baseboards. In all of the busyness, I have figured out the things I have to get done in a day to get by, but this year I really want to strive for more.
I’m hoping by being more organized with my cleaning schedule this year, I will be able to get the most done with the time I have. I know that things work better when you make a plan, so here are some cleaning printables that will help us (I hope I’m not the only mom in this situation) do just that.
Free Cleaning Printables
You can find out more about me at Life After Laundry, where I share my love for homemaking, homesteading and all things crafty.
It’s no secret that we love hot chocolate around here. There’s just nothing better than coming in after a long, cold day of work, school or play and enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate with some mini marshmallows! The kids love it, we love it. It just can’t be beat and I know you probably agree. Today, I thought I’d share with you 20 Hot Chocolate Recipes that are Perfect for Winter. There’s a little something for everyone, from traditional to a fancy recipe or two. So grab your favorite mug and let’s get started!
- Crock Pot Hot Chocolate
- Peanut Butter Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Mint White Hot Chocolate
- Pink Hot Chocolate
- Dunkin Donuts Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
- Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate
- Barcelona Style Hot Chocolate
- Salted Caramel Mocha Hot Chocolate
- Pumpkin Caramel White Hot Chocolate
- Strawberry Hot Chocolate
- Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate
- Burbon Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
- Fudge Hot Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Hot Chocolate
- Bailey’s Hot Chocolate
- Red Wine Hot Chocolate
- Mayan Hot Chocolate
- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate