How to Create An Amazing Indoor Summer Picnic

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How I Power My Kids Day

Summer is in full swing at our house! And where we live it gets HOT!! So you better believe we spend a lot of time inside, at the pool, splash pad, or outside in the SHADE. We have to come up with different ways to keep my kids busy and entertained since going outside isn’t always an option.

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Ooey Gooey Indoor S’mores

The perfect finger-food-for-any-occasion! Fouth-of-July, S'mores, indoor s'mores, quick, easy, Golden Graham treat bars,

Guys, I make this crack cocaine treat at least once a month! The funny thing is, is that every time I make it I hardly get any because people circle like vultures until it is gone! No seriously! I have resorted to grabbing a big ball of it, then I lock myself in the bathroom so no one can steal it from me! (I know I am disgusting…..and smart.) Go ahead and judge my eating habits, Judgy McJudgerton, I have no shame! This stuff is really THAT GOOD! And it is sooooooo addicting!

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A Guide For: The Perfect “Parents’ Night In”

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A guide to the perfect "parents night in"

We have two kids under 5. As you can imagine, and as most of you know, we don’t get out as much as we used to. What used to be movie nights, eating out, or fun activities have turned into quiet evenings at home for my husband and I. Kids have bedtimes, busy schedules, and by the end of the day we are all wiped out.

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Sloppy Joe Sliders- with a spicy kick!

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Sloppy Joe Sliders-with a kick

Who’s so excited that it’s finally summer?!  (Me! Me! Me!) We have been loving the laid back feeling of summer and have slept in on a few different occasions after long days at the pool in the sun. It’s heaven! And each day of summer that passes I get excited for one of my FAVORITE HOLIDAYS that’s coming up…..The 4th of July.

I love all the patriotism that happens during July, fireworks, and especially all the parties! I am planning on hosting my very first 4th of July party, and I am in prep mode already! What to wear, what to eat, how many sparklers do I need??!! Ah!

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Peace Themed Two Year Old Birthday Party

This peace sign, hippy, daisy, themed party was SO FUN! and so cheap and easy! The whole party cost me FOURTY DOLLARS! Talk about budget friendly! This sixties inspred little girls birthday party is perfect for any two year old!

I debated not throwing this party because:

let’s be honest, she is two, she has no “friends”, she will never remember it, parties cost a lot of money. The list goes on and on, I mean, who is this party even for?  

But for some reason (probably because I am crazy) I just couldn’t kick this idea. So I made it happen.

AND OH MY GOSH IT TURNED OUT SO CUTE!

And did I mention, I did It all for way under $50?

YES YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY!

Keep scrolling to see the budget break down and loads of cute pictures.

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Pineapple Party

Have any of you ever had to decorate a church gym?

 If you have ever been lucky enough to do so, you know that is is full of challenges!

From basketball hoops to hymn book holders, church gyms are tough to decorate! 

AND THEY ARE HUUUGGGE

Or “UGE” as Mr President Donald Trump would say. 

So I am just going to toot my own horn for a moment and give myself a pat on the back because I feel like  

WE NAILED IT!

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“WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” BABY SHOWER- AND FREE PRINTABLES!

"Where the Wild Things Are" Baby Shower

One of my sons favorite books is “Where the Wild Things Are“. I actually remember reading this book as a child myself and thinking how cool it was that Max went on this amazing adventure and came back to his hot dinner waiting for him! It’s amazing how timeless of a book it is. It makes my 5 year olds imagination go wild, and he loves seeing cute little Max dancing with the wild things. 

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