Year: 2016

Roundup Four Fourth Of July Recipes

Four Fourth Of July Recipes

The Fourth of July!  It’s my favorite holiday of all holidays.  What’s not to love?  It’s summer, the pools are open, parades are everywhere, the freezer is stocked with popcicles, BBQ’s are front, left, and center, everyone is making festive American-as-apple-pie desserts, and the night ends in fireworks.  A girl could live in July forever. To celebrate, I’m sharing four of my favorite, very American, Fourth of July desserts with you.  The American Flag cake has been my go-to 4th…
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7 Easy Crafts To Make At Home With Kids

easy crafts to make with kids

7 Easy Crafts To Make At Home With Kids If you’re looking for some super fun, easy crafts to do with kids, I’ve got 7 new ideas for you to try.  There’s never a reason for kids to be bored with such a variety of things to craft at home. Homemade Slime: Have you ever tried making your own homemade slime?  It’s so much fun for kids!  All you need is a few household supplies (who knew liquid starch was…
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Living In A Drought

PumpingWater

When I was kid in elementary school, I remember hearing talks about El Niño. Although I didn’t quite know what it was, I thought it was some once-off thing that got blamed if the weather wasn’t just right. Now I’m an adult, and El Niño has reared its ugly head once again. The results are much more catastrophic than I ever knew as a youth. In South Africa, the country I call home, we were not prepared for what El Niño…
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Goop: How To Make Your Own With Recipe + Tutorial

Goop: How To Make Your Own With Recipe

Time for goop, a super fun craft recipe to make with kids! Today I’m sharing one of the easiest, most delightful kid’s crafts of all time: home made goop, or slime.  We’ve called it a lot of things as we’ve made it together over the years: goop, gobbledeygook, homemade slime, Ogre boogers, gloop.  Whatever you call it, it’s super fun and easy to make! Check out the recipe below, and print it up to keep in your craft stash. How…
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10 Gorgeous DIY Jewelry Tutorials

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10 tutorials of gorgeous DIY jewelry! I realized today that I have so many cool, DIY, recycled, up-cycled, crafty do-it-yourself tutorials in the archives of my blog and I want to bring them front and center for you in one place.  So, here is a collection of 10 Gorgeous DIY Jewelry Tutorials.  Everything from a gold-leafed clay pendant necklace, to earrings, a necklace, and bracelet all make out of hex nuts from the hardware store, to recycled old brooches made…
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Round-Up Of 9 Delicious Summer Drinks

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Drinks!  It’s officially summer and all I can think about right now are delicious, cold, refreshing summer drinks.  I have an archive of so many summer drinks I thought I’d share a roundup of my top 9 favorite drinks to get your summer off to a tasty start!  Enjoy. Grapefruit Citrus Cooler Mint Watermelon Cooler Summer Fruit Slush Tasty Homemade Iced Coffee Strawberry Slush Healthy Veggie Smoothie Orange Julius Vegetable Juice Smoothie Citrus Springtime Punch There you go, I hope…
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Stay Off The Field – Parents Staying Out Of Sports

staying out of sports

Sports are in my blood:  I grew up playing sports.  Every kind of sport popular in America: basketball, softball, swimming, volleyball, soccer.  You name it, I played it, whether it was on my parents front lawn or the high school soccer field.  I can count on one hand the number of my games my parents attended, and there wasn’t a single time my parents talked to one of my coaches, on or off the field, about their goals for my…
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Every Day Is A Gift

every day is a gift quote

This week’s quote of the week (even though it’s been a couple weeks) is a simple mantra to remember the good things in life.  The image is a photo I took a few weeks ago of some mountains I love in Utah, as I was taking a bike ride after dinner.  I forget sometimes, how beautiful Utah is, because I’m constantly wishing I lived near the ocean.  But the whole point of the quote is to take every day for…
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New Haven Pizza

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image credit Tom McGovern used with permission There were many things I came to love during my nearly five year stint in New Haven, Connecticut. The blooming cherry blossoms in the Spring, the local restaurants (you won’t find a chain restaurant anywhere in the city limits), the outdoor life once Winter decided it was time to go, and then there was the pizza. Oh, my, I never knew pie could taste so good. The thin crust baked just right in a…
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