Summer

Last Minute Labor Day Ideas

Last Minute Labor Day Ideas

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Turns out, today marks the start of the last unofficial weekend of summer. Does anyone have any idea how that happened? Labor Day here in the States makes for an awesome long holiday weekend, one that feels bittersweet at the end of summer without all of the craziness of, say, July 4th weekend. We’re planning on a relaxed and slow this weekend and try to enjoy every last moment of it that we can. There are no elaborate plans, but …

Campfire Mountain Pies

Campfire Mountain Pies

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Can we talk about the world’s yummiest campground food this morning? Because I’m telling you, this is where it’s at. We’re talking campfire mountain pies! Have you ever had them? I’m finding that far too few people seem to know about these delicious little creations, but today I’m setting out to change all that. They’re crazy easy to make, you can change up the ingredients however you want and they’re perfect for whipping up something amazingly tasty, whether it be …

My Must-Have Camping Supplies + Packing Tips

My Must-Have Camping Supplies + Packing Tips

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We’re two days out from our camping trip and today we’re putting all the finishing touches on packing. Thursday morning we’ll be filling up our coffee mugs, loading up and heading out. This big annual trip actually takes place on an island (in the Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence River) so while we have the ability to get to and from the mainland by boat, we try to make sure we don’t forget any of our essentials because running …

Loving an Ice Cream Party

Loving an Ice Cream Party

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Ice cream. And lobster. Absolutely my two favorite foods in the whole wide universe. Followed very closely by cheese. But I digress. Turns out, I love an ice cream party like you wouldn’t believe. Load up on your favorite flavors and the cutest ice cream cone wrappers, cups, spoons and sprinkles you can find and you’re well on your way! Of course, while we all know that kids love a good ice cream party, don’t discount an ice cream party …

Summer Lemonade Stand Printables

Summer Lemonade Stand Printables

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. There’s little I love more than a summer lemonade stand! I grew up on the old family farm, outside of town, surrounded by hundreds of acres of fields and woods. It was awesome, but it pretty much meant that having a lemonade stand was completely futile lest I could beg one of my cousins, aunts or uncles to buy a cup. For that reason I find lemonade stands to …

10 Best Summery Strawberry Cocktails

10 Best Summery Strawberry Cocktails

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I make no secret of the fact that I’m pretty much obsessed with all things strawberry. Jam, ice cream, shortcake, scones, cake. And cocktails! Absolutely, definitely strawberry cocktails. Is there anything quite as perfect for summer as cocktails muddled with fresh strawberries or swirled with homemade strawberry syrup? I’m pretty sure that answer is an unequivocal “no.” With strawberry season still producing some of the yummiest berries I’ve seen in a long time, today we’re paying homage to the strawberry …

10 Best Summer DIY Projects

10 Best Summer DIY Projects

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The last couple of weeks I have been seriously loving summer. The weather has been hot, the sun has been blazing, the humidity has been through the roof. Today is no exception! By 8 o’clock this morning it already felt like a blast furnace outside so I’m not-so secretly hoping I can wrap things up in time to sneak off to the lake for a couple hours this afternoon. I have a heavy project load I’m working on at the …

Loving Flamingos

Loving Flamingos

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I’m not typically huge on themed parties, but right now I’m officially making an exception for everything even remotely flamingo themed. Flamingos feel unabashedly fun to me and it being summer and all, I’m pretty sure we all should indulge in some unabashed fun as often as possible. Both of my siblings live in South Florida in the land where sipping cocktails outdoors at tiki bars and decorating your lawn with flamingoes is, I’m pretty sure, the norm. (Ok, actually, …

Loving a Lakeside Summer Vacation

Loving a Lakeside Summer Vacation

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I’m not sure if it’s being sick this week or just a serious need for a vacation, but this week all I can think about is running away to a little lakeside cabin in the woods. The perfect summer vacation in my book consists of long, lazy lakeside days spent swimming from the dock, reading books, making s’mores and cooking dinner over the campfire. Late afternoon walks before dinner, maybe a cat nap or two. The weather this week has …

10 Best Red, White + Blue 4th of July Party Ideas

10 Best Red, White + Blue 4th of July Party Ideas

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Have I ever told you guys how much I love July 4th? It seems pretty ridiculous if I haven’t, because after Christmas it’s absolutely my favorite day of the year. There’s just really nothing like fireworks, ice cream cones and loads of red, white and blue to make this lady happy. Really absurdly happy. With the big day coming up tomorrow, it’s time to talk about 4th of July party ideas! Specifically some of the best red, white and blue …

20 Fresh DIY Ideas to Make Your Backyard Party Shine

20 Fresh DIY Ideas to Make Your Backyard Party Shine

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[DIY + photo by Almost Makes Perfect.]

Knowing that many of us are probably planning or attending backyard parties this weekend, I’ve rounded up 20 fresh DIY ideas perfect for barbecues and patio parties over at Momtastic! From this awesome patterned picnic blanket to pretty candles and backyard games, I’ve got every aspect of your backyard bash covered. Pop over to Momtastic for all the fun and get ready for one awesome holiday weekend!

10 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer

10 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer

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Who’s excited about the official start to summer later this week? I know I sure am! With the solstice just a few days away, I am finding myself pretty hardcore about making summer plans at the moment. Our big annual family camping trip goes down in late August and we’re already hard at work planning what we’re doing, who’s bringing what and how much fun we’re going to have. Summer! It’s kind of just about the best thing ever. So …