Today, I am blogging over at my other blog, Colorful Travels. Please join me there for a little run-down of our family vacation last week to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and the Black Hills, South Dakota. See you there!
Dear Kids, Create Your Summer
Dear kids, You have approximately 91 days of summer vacation. Now is the time to create your summer. I would suggest you don’t waste your time whining, fighting, and proclaiming, “I am bored!”. Speaking of fighting. I don't get 91 days of summer vacation. I have to work, at an office and at home. I... Continue Reading →
School’s out for summer…
Pull weeds easy by watering them first. Then pull at the base of the weed. The weed will come out, root and all.
Staying cool in the summer heat
Running in the backyard sprinklers is a fun and easy way to take a break from the summer heat. The dog even gets involved!
At least they’re not fighting…
Give my kids a hose, a closed storm door, let them "spray" each other, and I have at least 20 minutes of non-fighting-quite-time...if I am lucky! And, the storm door protects my camera. I've been reading Tom Ang's Digital Photography Masterclass. It's has been very helpful. I really like the "assignments" after each chapter so... Continue Reading →
Summer Favorite: Cherries
Every year I look forward to summer, not because summer is my favorite season; far from it, it's my 3rd favorite. Summer means it's CHERRY SEASON! Cherries also remind of my childhood. How many hot summer days did my little sister and I climb the cherry tree in our backyard and pluck the sweet fruit... Continue Reading →
Summer Tradition: Ice Cream Social
Our 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social...sweet success! On the menu: Cute Ice Cream Cups from Joann No Sugar Added Chocolate Ice Cream Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Homemade Hot Fudge (1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 stick unsalted butter, 1 small can of unsweetened condensed milk, melt all together...yummy!) Various Hershey Chocolate Sauces Whipped... Continue Reading →
Secret Summer Hideaway
In our backyard, behind the Tuff Shed, is a small area that doesn't get used. There is a willowy Aspen tree and some runaway ribbon grass, but not much else. It's a perfect place for a secret hideaway! **BEFORE** **AFTER** Using some shear curtains, clothespins, twine, an old blanket, and old throw pillows we made... Continue Reading →