{oh, what do you do in the summertime} featuring: craftaholics anonymous

Jun
08
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Hi there! My name is Linda and I am the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous. I'm excited to be here to show you a fun AND free summer activity to do with your preschoolers and toddlers this summer! Its perfect for warm weather fun and a breeze to clean up.Painting with WaterPaint your driveway with water! {have you done this before?} I grabbed some foam brushes from my craft room, plastic cups, water, and my favorite boys and they had a ball making all kinds of wet creations. No need to worry about the "paint" running out with a hose near by!As you can see, the water gets dirty quickly. But have no fear, the garden hose is near!Make it funner and have different sizes of brushes and … [Continue reading...]



{darling father’s day idea from paper coterie}

Jun
07
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Father's Day is ONE WEEK from this Sunday!  Are you ready? To help us out...Paper Coterie has dropped the price on their adorable, customize-able, Father's Day books making the larger 8"x8" book ONLY $12!!    All the Father's Day books are 60% off, which makes them an inbelieveable price.  There are several to choose from, and you can personalize them with your own special photos.  When you go to the Paper Coterie site, there will be a several pictures at the top talking about this special promotion.  If you click on it, it will take you to all the Father's Day books, where you can choose the one you like, then design it.   What a … [Continue reading...]



{yummy marinades, rubs, & recipes for summer grilling}

Jun
05
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 One of THE best things about summer is grilling!  There probably are only a handful of nights the entire summer that we don't put our grill to good use.  It just can't be beat--for so many reasons.  It doesn't heat up the house, and mixing up a marinade and pouring it over meat takes all of about 5 minutes.  The prep time is short, and honestly, everything is better when it's grilled!  Grilling is also a very healthy way to prepare meat and vegetables, and I love that I can prepare delicious meals for my family that are good for them.I love trying new marinade recipes, and I've been on the search lately for a few ones to try that I want to share with you. I've … [Continue reading...]



{peanut butter no-bake cookies}

Jun
04
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No-bake cookies are a most definite hit at our house, especially over the last couple of weeks.  I think we've made them at least 5 times!  My regular recipe came from our early married college years, given to me by one of my good friends.  It has remained my favorite no-bake recipe to this day!Today for our Sunday treat, once again everyone wanted no-bake cookies (my little boys call them cuckoos, lol).  After a brilliant suggestion from my mom, I switched out the white sugar for brown sugar, omitted the cocoa, and ended up with the most delicious peanut-buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookies!  We will absolutely be making this version again!If you've never made … [Continue reading...]



{oh, what do you do in the summertime} featured guest: lil blue boo

Jun
01
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Hi! I'm Ashley from Lil Blue Boo! Thank you so much Kierste, for including me in your Summertime Series! Now that school's out it's time to keep the kiddos busy! I have gathered together a few of my favorite tutorials ranging from clothing to travel keepsakes that will help keep you entertained in the summer months. Enjoy!    1. Do you have an old pair of shorts that need a makeover, or perhaps they are a little too short? Add some pretty lace trim with this tutorial. 2. Make this super easy Square Top for your little girl...from a simple square piece of knit fabric. 3. Store your little ones trip treasures for a sweet keepsake. 4. Give your plain … [Continue reading...]



{DIY baggage tags} with free printable!

May
31
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baggage tags header--brown paper packages

It's summer! Our family has some big trips coming up in the next few months, and I wanted to create some fun and easy baggage tags for all of our luggage. When we fly, we usually leave our stroller and car seats at door of the plane, and then pick them up when we get off.  Tying a cute baggage tag around them will add one more step in an effort to making sure our stuff doesn't get lost!  I also wanted  needed a cute tag for my pink polka dot luggage, lol.These tags will take less than 5 minutes to make, are super inexpensive, and are perfect on everything from kids' backpacks to strollers! Of course I went with a monogram, because I'm slightly obsessed.  :)  Here's how you can … [Continue reading...]