Fourth of July Activities and Treats

Fourth of July Activities and Treats

How is it already time for the Fourth of July?! Red, White, Blue, and Boom! Oh My! If you’re in need of some easy ideas to celebrate the 4th, look no further. There’s a little bit of everything in this list of Fourth¬†of July Activities and Treats that were linked up in Good Tips Tuesday. […]

Pirate Birthday Party: Treasure Chest Cake

Treasure Chest Cake

I can’t claim this idea from Family Fun, but I can point you to the video tutorial! A few thoughts: Making this cake was slightly frustrating….but then again, it could’ve just been me. My cake was a little too crumbly and caused me issues when I tried to frost it. Possibly humidity and summer heat?¬† […]

Pirate Birthday Party: “Shark-Infested Water” Jello Treats

Shark-Infested Water Jello Treat

What’s a Pirate Birthday Party without a little danger & suspense? How about some “Shark-infested Waters” on the high seas?! The “Shark-Infested Water” Jello Treats are super easy to make! This was one of Jonah’s favorite parts of his party…probably because he helped make them! You will need: Blue Jello (This treat takes two steps, […]

Pirate Birthday Party: Message-in-a-Bottle Invitations

Pirate Party Invitation

I wanted something unique for Jonah’s Pirate Birthday Party invitations….and I think I was successful! These Message-in-a-Bottle Invitations were easy. The part that took the longest was collecting the Root Beer bottles since I’m the only one that likes Root Beer at our house. You will need: Root Beer bottles Invitation printed on 8 1/2 […]

Sneak Peek

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Jonah’s birthday party is coming up. I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of something we’re working on… Hmm….I wonder what that could be? Any guesses? The party turns out glorious in my head…

Cousins

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There’s just something about being a cousin…a connection. Even if you’re not together often, you pick up right where you left off. Your hearts share a language. No one has to tell you that you’re family or teach you how to be a cousin…it just comes naturally. Sure, you fight over toys or who will […]

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

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Over Memorial Day weekend we took Jonah to his first “official” ballgame! We’re lucky to have a Minor League team in Chattanooga, which is great for summer fun! We chose a night that would have fireworks after the game for an extra special treat. I’ll admit, we weren’t sure how he’d do with the fireworks. […]

It’s a…..

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photo credit: OscarandOllie via Etsy BOY!!! Jonah is pretty excited about his little brother! (And we are in awe that he called it.) Yay for hand-me-downs!

Meaningful Easter Books That Teach!

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The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale This is by far one of my favorite books! For three little trees who dream of what they will be someday – a holder of treasure, a fine ship, a hilltop beacon pointing to God – life proves to have something rather different in store. They are […]

How to Make Lollipop Valentines

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I am SO excited about Jonah’s valentines this year! I’ve seen this idea all over blogland, so I can’t claim any crafting genius. I’ve joined the ranks of craft copycats with this one…but they are OH SO CUTE!! What? Don’t believe me? Take a look at this and tell me it doesn’t make your heart […]