Category: Family

Back to School Lunch Ideas with Pearls Olives To Go

We created this post in partnership with Pearls Olives, a company my family and I love. I have been compensated for my review, but all opinions are that of myself and the writers of Thank you for supporting the brands that make possible! This post may also contain affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! Back to School season is upon us and we are gearing up with more delicious lunch box ideas...

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Gummy Bear Popsicles

This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price remains the same for you! Happy Friday! To celebrate the weekend, we are sharing an easy Popsicle recipe your kids will love. These 2-ingredient Popsicles are sweet and delicious and have the cutest little gummy bears peeking out! Here’s how to make your own: Supplies: a Popsicle mold, Popsicle sticks, gummy bears, and a clear beverage of your choice (try Sprite, flavored sparkling water, or...

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Father’s Day Shadow Sign

Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you are looking for a sweet last-minute gift, we have just the idea for you: Create a DIY shadow sign message for Dad to let him know how much you love him! Supplies: a piece of cardboard, a pencil, an X-acto knife, a camera, and a frame. Directions: 1. On the cardboard, trace the message you would like to share with Dad. 2. Using the X-acto knife, carefully cut the message out and discard cut-out pieces. 3. Have your little one stand outside and hold up...

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DIY Paper Plate Crab

School’s out for Summer!!! And now that I’ve got a little one back at home with me before camp starts, we are in need of some crafts! This paper plate crab is super fun to put together. Your kids will love celebrating Summer with a sweet little beach creature! Supplies: a paper plate, red acrylic paint, a paint brush, red construction paper, scissors, glue, and googly eyes. Directions: 1. Flatten the paper plate and paint one side with the red acrylic paint. Let dry. 2. While the...

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Fun in the Sun: Yard Game DIYs

Today we have a guest writer joining us from! Tabbie Stark is here to share some fun and affordable DIY yard game ideas that are fun for the whole family. Take it away, Tabbie! Quality time as a family is sometimes hard to come by in the school year seasons. With school, sports, rehearsals, meals, sleepovers on top of jobs and housework, it can be stressful to find days or nights to spend time together as a family having fun. But the summer can be a whole different story! The kids...

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