May 22, 2015

5 Favorite Posts: Oldies but Goodies

Recently, I have been going back through and editing/updating some of my older posts - posts that are oldies but goodies, in my opinion, and I am excited to share my favorites with you today!

I'm joining some new link parties today:
Check out the list of gals I'm connecting with today~

Looking for an easy-to-make Father's Day gift that the dad in your life will cherish for years to come? Check out these DIY Photo Frames! 

These are perfect for this time of year! 
Fun classroom activities, but great for home as well~

I love the holidays (most ALL of them), and I recently felt like my kitchen was being overtaken by small festive items like cookie cutters, holiday treat bags, seasonal cupcake liners, decorative paper straws, candy molds, etc. and I had to do something about it. I like to call this my $.88 Kitchen Organization Project.

Lately, on "All Kinds of Things", we've been talking purging, sorting, organizing, etc. so why not just go ahead and chat about my favorite cleaning products?

Are you a parent/grandparent looking for a great gift idea or a teacher searching for a little something for your students? 

If so, check out "The Crayon Box that Talked"! 
Paired with a box of crayons, it makes the perfect little combo for any preschool or lower-elementary student.

When I update an old post, I typically repin it to my main blog Pinterest board! I would love for you to follow along with me there:

Have a great weekend, ladies! I'm so glad you stop by and spend time with me~

I love connecting with you there.

May 21, 2015

Pink Camo Bridal Shower

This past weekend, we celebrated my brother and his wife! 
They are an active couple that love to spend time fishing, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors, so a pink camo bridal shower was the perfect way to spoil my brother's one true love!

Bridal Shower

The decor was woodsy...with splashes of pink...and accents of burlap.

There were a few antlers and bear claws mixed in as well~

The sweets table included all kinds of fun candies and treats that - on this day - 
went by different names:

Orange Slices - Hunter Orange Slices
Boston Baked Beans - BBs

Poppycock - Bear Crunch
Pixy Sticks - Gun Powder

Combos - Rifled Slugs
Chewy Caramels - Bull's Eyes

This table was a hit...

but the lunch table was also fun!

 We served "Sloppy Does" (Sloppy Joes)...

"Loaded Shells" (Mac & Cheese)...

 "Rabbit Food" (Veggies w/ Ranch & Fruit w/ Dip)...

and Kettle Chips...

We used a couple of these gorgeous decanters for Pink Lemonade & Sweet Tea...

and it was such a fun afternoon of celebrating!

Linking Up to Creative Ways~

May 20, 2015

Indoor and Outdoor Summer Activities

Our Favorite Indoor Activities:

My kids love books, puzzles, blocks, and such, but their favorite indoor activity involves our Paper Bucket Art Box. This is perfect for a day when it's raining...or too hot outside...or too cold outside.

The Paper Bucket is full of all kinds of random things that my little ones enjoy using for "free art". There are no rules. They are free to cut and glue and cut and glue and cut and glue...creating anything they like - using the items in their Paper Bucket. 

For my oldest, I hand him age-appropriate scissors and a glue stick and he goes to town with the goodies in this bucket.

For more details and ideas for what can be included in a box like this, check out: 
Paper Bucket Art Box

Have you tried Kiwi Crate? Talk about another great indoor activity!

Check out our first experience with Kiwi Crate! What cool opportunities for your kiddos!

Our Favorite Outdoor Activities

In ice cube trays, I separated a variety of little critters...

...then added water and froze them overnight...(a great little Science lesson for little ones!)

We also did this on a larger scale - using large a larger container...
 The next afternoon brought lots of outdoor fun! 

The "ice cubes" were dropped in glasses of water...melted on hot pavement...held in little hands until they kids loved it!

The large block of ice called for tools - a hammer and a screwdriver to be exact!

They had a great time "digging" for the creatures. 
*Supervision - Highly Suggested!*

For more ideas for outdoor activities, check out Don't Be Afraid to Get Messy
Psst....painting with water is a favorite around here~ 

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This post is part of a Summer Fun Blog Hop:

Summer is approaching and today some friends and I are sharing some of our favorite summer tips, activities, and bucket lists. 

Hop around and find some new ideas for your summer of fun.
Summer Bucket List from Living In This Season

If you have any summer activities that you would like to share, join Mandy at Almond Place for Summer Fun Friday!

Also, be sure to check out Keri's new E-book:

May 19, 2015

"All Kinds of Things" Features

Did you catch my visit with Elizabeth from Sam & Scout? It is part of her Buying/Trying/Reading/Watching Series, and I had a great time hanging out over there!

With Magic Mike 2 coming out this summer, I thought it would be a great time to revisit the thoughts I shared with For Every Mom

Earlier this month, I was excited to join Brilliant Star Magazine as they featured my ideas for Really Connecting with your students. Even with the school year coming to a close, it's never too late to invest in the lives of your students!

I have been hearing from so many sweet bloggers and shop owners who are looking for new friends to partner with in support of their business! I am excited to be getting to know some fresh faces and some amazing products! If you would like more information about how we can collaborate, check out my current advertising specials!

So glad you joined us for "Tuesday Talk"!
Be sure to to come back every Tuesday and link up your posts!

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May 18, 2015

Milk Soup

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DairyPure Milk for IZEA
All opinions are 100% mine.

My husband has so many wonderful memories of spending time with his grandfather. 

His grandfather passed down qualities of patience and kindness, practical knowledge of how to fix just about anything, and a love for icecream and a little something you may have never heard of until now...Milk Soup.

On nights when I don't cook...or on weekends when my hubby is looking for a quick snack, he jumps at the chance to have Milk Soup, and we always love taking a few moments to remember his sweet Grandma!

Milk Soup is easy to make - as fast to put together as bowl of cereal...because it's a whole lot like having a bowl of cereal!

Grab a bowl and spoon...

a couple of pieces of your favorite kind of bread [torn up in to 1-inch pieces and placed in the bowl]...
(David likes to toast his before he tears it apart!)

your milk of choice poured over the bread...

 and sometimes, he tops it all off with a little pepper on top!

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