Create a Surprisingly Easy Backyard Obstacle Course This Summer!

Create a Surprisingly Easy Backyard Obstacle Course

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Our boys have always loved being outside and they also love to invent new ways to play with their things.  Seriously, most of their toys are not even used in the way they were intended to be played with.  One night a few years ago, we were all outside, gardening, grilling, or maybe just enjoying the weather.  The Captain started climbing on the swingset and at first it was a bit scary, but I realized it was a great challenge for him!  When D was old enough, he started doing the same thing and now, they race through it and make it a fun way to spend time outside. 

One afternoon, I came up with the idea to make a American Ninja Warrior-esque obstacle course and time them as they completed it to make it more fun.  They LOVED this challenge!!  

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Relive Your Childhood With An Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Shake! {sweepstakes}

Relive Your Childhood With An Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Shake!

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When I think back on my childhood, I remember good food.  My mom is an amazing cook and thankfully, she taught me how to cook!  One treat that she taught me how to make was a milkshake in the blender.  No cooking required, but it does take skill to get it the perfect consistency.  I think my brother and I perfected the cookie milkshake back in the day!

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Conquer the Summer With This Easy Refinishing Project

Conquer the Summer With This Easy Refinishing Project

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Mommy Monday Link Up Party – Week 17 – Parenting Decisions

Mommy Monday Link Up Party – Week 17 – What's one parenting decision you've made that you've stuck to?

Mommy Monday

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party with a theme.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Anything and everything family friendly, old, new, even reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to What's one parenting decision that you have made and stuck to?  Add your link to your post with this theme in the linky below.  

Plan ahead!  Next week's prompt is Where do you find great deals on kid's clothes?

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The Perfect Spring Picnic Is Made Special With Collin Street Bakery

The Perfect Spring Picnic Is Made Special With Collin Street Bakery

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Late Spring is the perfect time for a picnic.  The weather is usually perfect for a picnic by the lake, at the park, or even in your own backyard.  We like to have picnics in our backyard, just as a fun way to take family mealtime outdoors.  It provides a fun change of scenery and helps us, as parents, loosen up a bit and enjoy our family and not the spills and messes.

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10 Easy To Grow Houseplants

10 Easy to Grow Houseplants

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We all would like to have at least a few green plants in our homes – they freshen up the surroundings.  However, some of us do not think we have a green thumb or are too busy to care for plants. I am here to tell you that there are plants on this list that are almost foolproof.

Some plant basics – most plants die from one of two things: Overwatering and/or not enough light. There is at least one plant on this list that will survive in very low light, most need at least moderate access to daylight to survive. Some plants need more light than others.

In regard to watering, let your plants get almost dry before watering them, and make sure their pot has good drainage. Do not let them sit in a saucer of water for extended periods of time. 

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Mommy Link Up Party – Week 16 – Write a Letter to Your Child for their 18th Birthday

Mommy Link Up Party – Week 16 – Write a letter to your child for their 18th birthday

Mommy Monday

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party with a theme.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Anything and everything family friendly, old, new, even reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to Write a letter to your child for their 18th birthday.  Add your link to your post with this theme in the linky below.  

Plan ahead!  Next week's prompt is What's one parenting decision you've made that you've stuck to?

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Print These Free Finding Dory Printables For Summer Fun!

Finding Dory Printables

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Our family is SO thrilled about the upcoming "Finding Nemo" sequel – "Finding Dory," coming to theaters June 17th.  What a fun summer movie!  In true Disney fashion, I expect lots of emotions, spectacular animation, and just good hearted fun and lots of love, too.  

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Chocolate Oatmeal Waffles – For Breakfast OR Dessert!

Chocolate Oatmeal Waffles

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Waffles have been a family favorite for many years.  I remember my mom making a huge, fresh batch of waffles and keeping the leftovers in the fridge or freezer for us to toast and eat all week long.  There's nothing like homemade waffles!  

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Mommy Link Up Party – Week 15 – Allowance

Mommy Link Up Party – Week 15 – Allowance

Mommy Monday

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party with a theme.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Anything and everything family friendly, old, new, even reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is How do you handle allowance in your house?  Add your link to your post with this theme in the linky below.  

Plan ahead!  Next week's prompt is to write a letter to your child for their 18th birthday.  

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