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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

10 easy and fun things to do before summer ends {bucket list}

We are in our final two weeks of summer vacation, and we still have a few things left to check off our summer bucket list.  The great thing about this list is that they are all things you can do at home.  Here are 10 things to squeeze in before summer ends...

1. Cover the driveway (or sidewalk) in chalk pictures
We tried really hard to fill in as much of the driveway as we could.  You'll need a lot of chalk for this one.  

2.  Finish a whole coloring book
This one will be a bit of a challenge for my kids.  We've been working on a little bit each night.  

3.  Have fun with Glow Sticks
This should be easy! One day we tried taping glow sticks to the ceiling fan. Another time we turned off the lights and used the glow sticks to spell out words.  Whatever makes you happy.

4. Blow bubbles
Since my kids are getting older, this is something they wouldn't do unless it's on the list. Simple joys.

5.  Catch fire flies
What is summer without catching fireflies?!

6. Root beer floats
A different kind of summer treat.

7. Picnic
This one we will hopefully be checking off the list tomorrow!

8. Play in the rain
This was one of my favorite things to do as a kid!

9. Run in the sprinkler
We are all about playing in the pools, but you have run through sprinklers, too.  It's another summer must.

10. Make a Lemonade Stand
This one takes a little more work, but its still fun. We are planning ours for this weekend.

All of these ideas came off of our summer bucket list.  We made our list of things that we knew for sure we would be doing, or could easily be done at home.  Our list is almost completed.  

What was on your summer bucket list? 
What should we put on ours next year?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Egg Crafts {past projects}

Whoa, Easter is one week away.
It was just yesterday we were setting our leprechaun traps.  

Time is moving fast for us these days. As the kids get older our schedules get crazier...it seems like that should go the other way around...oh well, we love all the memories we are making.

We are trying to squeeze in some fun Easter craftiness here, but until then here are some of our past projects...

Bless our Nest Wreath

Easter Tea Cups

Minion Eggs

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Setting a Leprechaun Trap

Every year we have grand plans for catching a little Leprechaun. This year is no different.

Here's how we made our trap this year :)

We used an empty large yogurt container and cut a hole in the lid.

We covered the hole with green tissue paper so the Leprechaun falls through when he stands on it.

We decorated the container to make it look less suspicious ;) 

We know Leprechauns can not resist gold, so that's what we are using to lure him into our trap...of course.

He needs a ladder to get up there. 
They are tiny, after all.

In the morning we will hopefully have caught one.

Starting St. Patrick's Day off with a bowl of Lucky Charms is kind of a tradition.

Maybe if we aren't lucky enough to find a leprechaun in our trap, we will at least find a couple little pots of chocolate gold.

We wish you a day filled with good luck, too.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

A Bird Feeder for Spring {& Kids Craft}

Wow! Snow might be in the forecast tomorrow, but it's nice out there today! 
Breezy Spring days cannot come soon enough for me. 
Although here in the midwest we never know what we're gonna get next.  Sometimes we skip right over Spring and straight into sticky humidity.

On the brighter side... 

...A very nice lady over at RedEnvelope kindly sent over a pretty 
little package my way.

Seriously pretty.

I love little details and pretty packaging.

 LOVE it  ♥  ♥  

Of course we had to hang it in a tree in the front yard right away.   
Yep, that's the little guy and his dog anxiously waiting for a feathered visitor :)

After picking the spot for our bird feeder, we had a little fun whipping up a quick bird craft.  
I came across this pin on pinterest...

 Pretty, right?! 
So we thought we'd make our own version.
 Here's what we did:

♥ Here's hoping Spring days come quickly  

A Disclaimer :)  I was given my hanging glass bird feeder free of charge.  All opinions are mine and mine alone

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