Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Homemade Bubble Mixture and Wands {Craft}


Homemade Bubble Mixture and Wands {Craft}

One of my favorite past-times this summer, has to be blowing bubbles with my son in our backyard. Seeing his face light up as he blows and pops the bubbles - is priceless! Those deep-belly laughs are the best.

It's so easy {and cheap} to make this bubble solution at home. YES I could easily buy it at any store during the summer but I loved that fact that I could include my son in the creating process {and he thought he was a "big boy" because of it!} Together we measured and poured the three simple ingredients together. Then he was put in charge of stirring the solution, while I made the homemade bubble wands with pipe-cleaners and pony beads. Once we were both done, we headed out to the backyard to play w/our new creations. It's the little things that make life fun!

Fun Kid Friendly Rug Ideas from Wayfair.com {and a special coupon code!}


A huge THANK YOU to Wayfair for sponsoring today's post. I'm a rug-obsessed girl and all opinions expressed in this post, are my own. I hope you take advantage of the Wayfair.com coupon code found below, to score some awesome deals on some great rugs! {most importantly some fun, kid friendly ones!}

Fun Kid Friendly Rug Ideas from Wayfair.com {and a special coupon code!}

Not many of you know - BUT my husband & I lived in Turkey, four years ago. {Incirlik Air Force Base right outside Adana, Turkey to be exact} When we lived there, I was in carpet HEAVEN. The second you walked out the base's front gate, you were greeted w/several different carpet stores. From handmade, to machine made - you could find it all. It was even a "thing" to host a carpet party at the various rug stores. You basically invite your friends, the store provided everyone w/free meal in their store {that is their hospalitiy} and your friends chit-chat, look over and buy carpets. Sounds kinda cheesy, but I absolutely loved it!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fishbowl {Kid Craft} #CraftandCleanUp


This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group, Elmer's and Wet Ones, but all opinions are my own. #pmedia #CraftandCleanUp http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Fishbowl {Kid Craft} #CraftandCleanUp

As you all know - my favorite crafts to do, involve my son. I just LOVE seeing his face light up, as we do something artsy {and sometimes messy} together. Even if it's the simplest thing EVER - he thinks it's pretty grand!

Recently we made this fishbowl craft after watching the movie "Nemo" together. {My son is starting to get an obsession w/fish} Although we aren't "ready" to take the next step and get a fishbowl of our own - I love our "handprint" fish that is currently hanging out on our fridge for everyone to see.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Chocolate, Cranberry, Banana Bread Cookies {Recipe}


Chocolate, Cranberry, Banana Bread Cookies {Recipe}

Before we get to the delicious Chocolate, Cranberry, Banana Bread Cookie recipe - let's talk about weather. Shall we?

Wyoming actually has been {dare I say} tolerable this summer. Most Wyoming houses don't have AC {including ours} and I'm starting to realize why. The last few summers that we have lived here, have been brutal w/the heat and they said that was abnormal. {winters were mild too} But this past year, it seemed to snow A LOT and rather late into the season. My guess is that all the snow we had this past winter, made for a mild summer? Maybe I shouldn't have complained about "what seemed like" the never ending snow......

Friday, July 25, 2014

DIY Shell Vase {Crafts}



For the past few weeks, I have seen some fellow craft bloggers playing with the NEW Mod Podge Collage Clay. After seeing all their wonderful posts and craft ideas - I decided I wanted to play with some too. {It's like permanent frosting for your crafts!} So I headed to my local Michaels to scoop some up.