• DIY shiny foil coloring pages {for kids & adults!}
  • how to get your kids to stop fighting {21 great ideas!}
  • easy to sew skirt with attached shorts
  • 30 incredible book series for kids ages 8-12
  • homemade fudge surprise ice cream sandwiches

DIY shiny foil coloring pages {for kids & adults!}

This looks fun! Add shiny foil to any printable coloring page.

Today I’m sharing another fun, easy project you can make using the Heidi Swapp Minc foil applicator. Last month I glammed up a swim tote, and the month before that I made a pretty foiled watercolor printable. This month I went for a super easy project that would help keep my kids busy during the […]

how to get your kids to stop fighting {21 great ideas!}

great tips for how to get your kids to stop fighting - I want to try #18! stop sibling fights

If you’re well into summer break where you live, meaning all your kids are home from school, you’re probably already tired of hearing your kids bicker. Why must they argue over every single thing? Why can’t they just. stop. bugging each other? And please, for the love of all that is holy, will someone invent partitions that […]

easy to sew skirt with attached shorts

Add fabric to purchased shorts to make a cute skirt with attached shorts - this looks so easy!

My daughter loves wearing skirts and I can’t blame her. They’re comfy, cool, and totally adorable. However, she also loves climbing, spinning, and running around, which means she ends up flashing her My Little Pony undies rather more often than I’d like. Last summer I made her a skirt with attached shorts, which she’s worn […]

30 incredible book series for kids ages 8-12

great list of fantastic series for kids ages 8-12. great books to put on the summer reading list!

A few weeks ago I posted a list of amazing books for kids ages 8-12. When I started compiling the list I ended up with so many good titles that I decided to break it into two parts, and today I’m sharing part 2: 30 incredible book series for boys and girls ages 8-12, which corresponds […]

homemade fudge surprise ice cream sandwiches

Use this easy recipe to make cake mix cookie ice cream sandwiches, then fill them with fudge and caramel for an amazing summer dessert!

Kids love ice cream sandwiches, but personally, I think the store-bought ones are just kind of boring. The idea of ice cream sandwiched between chocolatey cookies is a good one, but plain vanilla and not-so-rich cookies just doesn’t do it for me. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to make homemade ice cream sandwiches using […]

how to get better fireworks photos this Fourth of July

want better fireworks photos this year? find the best tips for taking photos with your phone, point and shoot, or dSLR camera.

Every year I plan to take amazing fireworks photos on the Fourth of July. And guess what? Every year I don’t. And then I’m disappointed because it’s going to be an entire year until I have the chance again. So this is going to be the year, and to get ready I’ve gathered up everything […]

summer boredom busters for kids {books, games, and more!}

Tired of trying to keep your kids entertained over summer break? Check out this great list of activity books, games, and toys that will keep kids busy and happy without an adult's help!

I love the extra time I get to spend with my kids during summer vacation – it’s awesome to read together during lazy mornings or go to the pool when they’d normally be gone at school. But, there are times when I really would just love for them to amuse themselves for an hour or […]

easy DIY modern glam swim tote {with the Minc}

cute DIY swim modern glam swim tote! free printable and easy to follow instructions.

I love taking the kids swimming in the summer, but I’ll admit that just getting everyone ready can be exhausting. There’s the getting everyone dressed and sunblocked part, the remembering snacks so no one has a meltdown part, and the gathering up all the other supplies we’re going to need part, all before we even […]