Family Summer Time Capsule

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Create a Summer Time Capsule with your Family to keep all of the memories of your vacations and summer activities. Hide it away over the rest of the year and have fun reliving all of the great memories at the beginning of the next summer.

Making a Summer Time Capsule with your family is a great way to have fun capturing memories from your summer vacations and activities and reliving them through laughter and memories the next year!   This post was graciously sponsored by Elmer's and Wet Ones.  All the creativity is courtesy of yours truly! Summer is a […] Read More

One Pot Summer Pasta

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One Pot Summer Pasta- Awesome recipe you can eat hot or cold! Click for recipe!

An easy summer recipe made in one pot!  Eat it hot today and eat the left overs cold to take and go on a busy summer day.  Both are delicious! I was at the pool last week when we took a break from swimming to eat our lunch and while I brought out my boring […] Read More

10 Summer Handprint Crafts

– Posted in: Crafts, Easy, Holiday, Kids, Tutorials
10 Easy Summer Handprint Crafts for Kids - Click here to see all!

10 Summer themed easy handprint crafts for kids! Today I am not only so excited to bring you another fun handprint craft collection (see our Valentine's Handprint Crafts and St. Patrick's Day Handprint Crafts here,) but also to be guest posting over at one of my favorite blogs, Skip to my Lou!  I have a […] Read More

19 Skinny Salads for Summer

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Skinny Salads for Summer

  Summer is here again.  School is ending.  The pool is opening.  The temps are more and the clothes are less!  I am not a big dieter, but I do try to have healthy eating habits and one of my favorite ways to keep my waistline slim is by eating salad.  But not boring, bland […] Read More

10 Things To Do With Your Kids Before Summer Ends

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10 things to do with your kids before summer ends

  Summer is winding down and the kids are headed back to school.  I am hoping to make the best of the fleeting days of warm weather so I made a list of 10 Things To Do With Your Kids Before Summer Ends that will keep up having fun and making memories all the way […] Read More

{Summer Salad Series} Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

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{Summer Salads} Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette by www.thepinningmama.com

We are finishing up our summer salad series today and, boy, did we save a special treat for you today.... Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette! 1.  How to Throw a Salad Bar Party with FREE Printable Labels 2. Basic Creamy Salad Dressing and Simple Balsamic Dressing 3. Green Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing 4. Papaya & […] Read More

{Summer Salads} Chicken Pesto Caesar Salad

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{Summer Salads} Chicken Pesto Caesar Salad by www.thepinningmama.com

Today we have a beautiful twist on a classic as we introduce the Chicken Pesto Caesar Salad to our Summer Salad Series.  It is a quick, easy, fresh salad perfect for summer. 1.  How to Throw a Salad Bar Party with FREE Printable Labels 2. Basic Creamy Salad Dressing and Simple Balsamic Dressing 3. Green Salad with […] Read More

{Summer Salad Series} Basic Creamy Salad Dressing

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Summer Salad Series www.thepinningmama.com

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see our disclosure policy. After all the chocolate chip cookies we've been eating lately, we were inspired to do this salad bar party. Do you remember that post? Then, we thought it would be fun to do a roundup of our favorite homemade salad dressings! Over the […] Read More

{Summer Bucket List} 50 Summer Ideas and Activities for Kids with Free Printable

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2013 Summer Bucket List ~ Summer Ideas and Activities for Kids by www.thepinningmama.com

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information see our disclosure policy. Need some ideas and activities to do this summer?  Temperatures are heating up and schools are letting out and it won't be long before the kids are saying, "I'm bored!"  This summer bucket list is full of ideas to keep your kids busy checking things […] Read More

Quick & Easy Planked Photo Frame

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Quick & Easy DIY Planked Picture Frame

You can make this awesome shabby chic planked picture frame in just a few steps!  It is the perfect way to add a personal touch to your home decor with a just few minutes and a few dollars! Earlier this summer I went on a retreat where I stayed at a home of a friend of […] Read More