10 Great Summer Family Nights

There is just something wonderful about the summer time!  I have such wonderful memories of chasing the ice cream truck, visiting with relatives and sitting out on their front porch while we all got flavored snow cones or having our family vacation on the beach.  The familiar smells, the warm weather, and even the music that played all bring back wonderful memories.  I want to create those times … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Family this Summer

We love summer!  It is just such a fun season to enjoy as a family!  There are picnics, swimming, vacations, and just sitting on the porch eating ice cream.  Days seem to last longer (although they really don’t) and you just feel more relaxed as a family without the hustle and bustle.  The summer heat can be tough on our family and there are things we can do to keep our family healthy during the … [Read more...]

Top 20 Summer Books for Your Kids

We love books around here!!  I have quite a library and many of my children’s books I am keeping for grandchildren!  You have to think ahead, right?   A fun way to get reading in for everyone is to put a list together for each season.  It is like setting reading goals and giving yourself the whole season to read them in!  Start small, even if it is just one or two books a season it is a start! … [Read more...]

50 Ways to Celebrate Summer (Free Printable)

There are so many wonderful things you can do in the summer! I have put together a summer bucket list you can do together as a family! *affiliate links included 1.  Have pool party 2.  Go to a Drive In Movie 3. Catch lightening Bugs together, then set them free! 4. Take a nap or read a book in the hammock 5. Blow Bubbles as a family 6. Go for a family night of putt putt … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Savor the Summer

Several years ago a family member blessed us with a kayak pool.   HUGE BLESSING!  They were moving and the new owners didn't want the pool so they needed to get it down and out of the yard.  They asked us if we would like to have it so my family went and took it down and loaded pieces into a truck and brought it home. With the help of many different people and a huge labor of love we installed the … [Read more...]