50 things to do with kids in summer

We love checking thing to do with kids in the summer off of a list. these are all great ideas!

Yesterday, I read an article about how raising our kids has become a to-do list of things we need to expose our children to before they are adults.  The article was sort of ragging on those of us who value experiences, and feel strongly about giving them to our kids (even if they are extravagant).  While I don’t believe every experience we give our children needs to be extravagant, I do feel strongly about offering … read on–>

Outrageous & Fun Inflatable Pool Toys

These are the most outrageous and fun pool toys. Everyone in the family will have a blast with these!

Summertime is my favorite!  I love the temperatures, the colors, the picnics, grilling outside, and POOL TIME!  These are the most outrageous and fun inflatable pool floats I could find!  The kids would go crazy for any of these- and some of the grown ups too!  (I have visions of one day being able to relax leisurely in a pool on a float. That isn’t exactly my pool reality right now.  Some day though!)  In the … read on–>

5 reasons I still love to color


5 reasons I still love to color   **there may be affiliate links throughout this post.  by using these links,  your pricing stays the same, but i may earn a small commission    Adult coloring books. I’m just going to be totally honest and let you know, I loved coloring before adult coloring books became the rage.  It’s one thing my kids don’t have to ask twice for me to do with them.  Now that … read on–>

must-haves for capturing summer pictures


I can’t believe summer is almost here!  I can almost hear the sounds of my children fighting, and begging me to fix them something to eat.  I can almost see the giant messes they will leave all over the house, and the dishes piled high in the sink. Ahhhh, summer!!  Somehow, you still manage to be my favorite.  I have dreams of lazy summer days at the pool, or beach. and even though I know … read on–>