5 Best 4th of July Crafts

Can you believe that the 4th of July is coming up so fast? Yea me neither. Where did the year go, and how is it possible that it is July already? It is here though, no matter how quickly it snuck up on us. For me though, I love this time of year. There is something about the long days, the heat of summer, watermelon, fireworks, sticky fingers and the smell of the grill going. Long lazy days, with nothing to do and no place to go. (Don’t you miss being a kid where you actually got the summer off? I know that I do.) What are your favorite parts of summer?

But this also brings kids stuck at home when it is too hot to play outside. Boredom often brings out whiny crabby attitudes. Add the heat to that, and it can be a recipe for disaster ruining your long lazy day. So here is my roundup of some best crafts for your kids this holiday weekend Continue reading

The 10 Best Halloween Activities For Little Ones

I LOVE halloween. To me it is the perfect time for being a girl. We get to dress up, play in makeup, get our hair all done; so ok sometimes we don’t go as princesses and do the whole glam thing. But it is still the only time we, as adults, get to play dress up, leave the house, and have it be socially acceptable. How fun is that?

And while I love it, my girls get even more excited. We may start halloween stuff as soon as it is October. Maybe not full on rocking the costume and trick or treating on October 1st. But in small ways; maybe a few coloring sheets here and there, a halloween themed bingo round for our site words, maybe a Halloween themed craft here and there. Now I am not actually admitting that we are one of those families that get into the holiday well before we should. Just wanting to share our favorite activities:

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These are in no particular order. Click the picture to go straight to the blog that has them, or the link below to go to the Pinterest link. Both are super easy so pick what is easiest for you.

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These are some of our favorite activities this season. Most of them are pretty easy and very inexpensive to do; and I bet that you have most of the supplies already on hand. What are your favorite activities? Let me know, as we are excited to add some new crafts to our rotation.