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DIY: Summer Camp Chairs

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When it comes to easy DIYs, especially if they’re summer projects you can do with your children, I’m ALL game. These chairs are rather easy to do. Plus, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is rather inexpensive to craft with. DISCLAIMER: The drilling and cutting of PVC is recommended for the adults to handle, as long as the […]

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RECIPE: Delicious Watermelon Lemonade

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Who doesn’t LOVE a tall glass pitcher of cool, refreshing, sweet lemonade in the summer? AND, who doesn’t LOVE a crisp slice or three of fresh watermelon? This recipe is the perfect blend of delicious and sip-in-an-air-conditioned-bungalow. Click on the image below to read and download the recipe from the site CookingClassy.com:

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DIY: Homemade Movie Screen

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Backyard movies are all the rave, except when the mosquitoes are legion. Here’s a relatively no-brainer DIY video on making your own movie screen. It’s not terribly complicated and it’s quite a bit cheaper than buying one of those premium inflatable movie screens. Post credit: Value Home Centers

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RECIPE + VIDEO: Fidget Spinner Cake, Anyone?

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I remember when milk caps and pogs were the fad. I also remember when rolling our pants up, airbrushed overalls, and blinding fluorescent clothing were hip. Enter fidget spinners. So, in order to capitalize on the current trend, here’s a video tutorial on making a fidget spinner-themed cake, because I know that this is what […]

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TIME SAVER: Power Drill Scrubber

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This DIY from BuzzFeed is rather clever. I happen to have three drills: My favorite & GO-TO: Rigid drill 18V (cordless) from Home Depot Rigid Corded Drill Back-up: Ryobi One+ 18V drill (cordless) Having worked a few varied subcontractor positions, I thoroughly enjoy drilling holes and screwing things together, not to mention cutting things on […]

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RECIPE: Irish Soda Bread

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With simply four ingredients, you too can bake up a delicious loaf of Irish Soda bread! With flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk, this bread can be ready to eat in an hour’s time. Seriously, that’s a big deal! I love baking bread. My problem is my impatience with it. It appears that this bread […]

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SUMMER FUN: Fidget Spinner Challenges for Kids

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The creativity of some folks never ceases to entertain me, especially when it comes to moms like Sarah over at FrugalFun4Boys.com. I would have never considered using the fidget spinner as she suggests (no spoiler here). Click on the image below to see how she suggests creative ways to engage the fidget spinner functionally:

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THRIFTY TIPS: 101 Free Activities for Families

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So, this list isn’t numbered but it’s broken up into sections. Things to do when… you feel like being outside it’s hot outside it’s cold outside you wanna try something new you feel like staying in you are hungry you wanna learn something new you want some time together you feel creative It’s got quite […]

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SUMMER FUN: Outdoor Games for the Kiddos

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OK, now this post was a blast to read through and enjoy! I love having fun with my kiddos…especially when it involves cold water in the heat! We’ve found 20 outdoor games for you to explore with your family. Be sure to take the necessary precautions in being outdoors in hot weather. Remember, just a […]

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PETS: Hot Dog! Keeping Fido Cool

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Here in Texas, the sweltering heat takes its toll on all forms of life, both people and pets. In fact, this last week, a good friend informed me of the passing of her son’s beloved canine buddy. It was tragic. When I spoke with her son, he was heartbroken. The most tragic detail of his […]

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