frozen s’mores | pudding & marshmallow sandwiches

Frozen s'mores! Layers of chocolate pudding and marshmallow cheesecake sandwiched between graham crackers and frozen for the perfect summer treat. Super easy recipe!

Sometimes you just want the flavors of a s’more without the work (or heat) of a campfire, right? These frozen s’mores are the perfect treat for a hot summer day because you get all the chocolate/marshmallow/graham cracker taste in a cold refreshing format. They’re easy to make and keep in the freezer so you can […]

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 […]

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 […]

simple girl’s sundress with flutter sleeves | sewing tutorial

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***ETA*** The free pattern in size 4T up! It’s available here: free girl’s flutter sleeve dress or top pattern Hi all! I have a really fun easy sewing project to share today – it’s a simple sundress with flutter sleeves. I made up a quick pattern using a t-shirt as reference an sewed up this […]

how to make easy sugar free snow cones at home

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My kids love heading to the snow cone shack on warm summer evenings, but with seven of us it ends up being at $15-$20 every time we go. I recently realized I could make snow cones at home for way less money, and I figured out how to make them sugar free (without buying pricey […]

how to make easy & delicious homemade raspberry freezer jam

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If you’ve never made homemade berry freezer jam before, you are missing out! Homemade jam is so much tastier than the store bought version that it’s almost a completely different food. Making your own jam might seem intimidating, but freezer jam is actually quite simple to make – no big canning pots or supplies required […]

100 summer crafts, projects, recipes & things to sew!

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A few weeks ago I shared 101 ideas for keeping your kids happy and busy this summer, and today I’ve teamed up with 9 other bloggers to share 100 more summer fun ideas. I’m sharing 10 things to sew for summer, and on each of the other participating blogs you’ll find 10 more summer ideas – […]

20 easy cold treats to try this summer | frozen desserts

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   As it starts to heat up outside, it’s time to keep the oven off whenever possible, which means less baking. That’s kind of sad for me, because baking is one of my favorite things to do, and eating baked goods is one of my second favorite things to do (although, to be honest I […]