DIY on a Dime: The Summer To Do List

summer to do list

Plan for summer fun now. Make a list and check it — at least twice. I have long been the fan of the summer to do list, aka summer bucket list. A friend hooked me onto the idea about ten years ago, and it’s been a summer tradition ever since. A glimpse at the lists […]

Eat Well Spend Less: Summer Parties on a Budget

dine alfresco

Host a summer party without spending too much or working too hard. Eat well and spend less; that’s the name of the game. Summertime parties, typically, are outdoor affairs. Even if it’s hot and humid, we tend to congregate outside. Hopefully, with a pool or lake within easy reach. I have fond childhood memories of […]

DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun

beach boys

Last night we took the kids to Pizza Port and then walked along the beach. It was a blazing hot day here, so it was really nice to cool off at the beach. Though they were fully dressed, FishBoys 8 and 10 had an absolute blast bodysurfing. It prompted me to ask WHY?!?! don’t  we do […]

It’s Time to Get Outside!

Summer 5

The seasons are changing (finally). Turn off the screens and get outside. Spring fever has finally hit. The end of the school year is near enough in sight that I can anticipate a more relaxed routine. I’m working on some very fun activities for us moms to do with our kids as well as dusting […]

Asparagus Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Spring Produce)

Asparagus Soup

Enjoy spring produce while it’s fresh and in season. Try out this Asparagus Soup for a filling and dairy-free lunch or dinner. Spring is here! Really, I promise. OK, that may seem hard to believe for those of you in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where my cousin lives. As I type, she’s hunkered down […]

Spring Has Sprung. Yes, Really.

Mud Cupcakes

Spend some time planning for a fun spring season with your family. Okay, I know some of you still see single digits and snow on the ground. But, it really will fade. Eventually. My five year stint in Kansas City tells me it’s so. Spring will come! In the meantime — or if you’re already […]

Family Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

soda bread cheese

Saint Patrick’s Day is next Sunday! Now is the perfect time to plan a little St. Patrick’s Day fun into your family’s schedule. Here are just a few ideas to get you started: Activities for St Patrick’s Day Make St. Patrick’s Day Meaningful Make a rainbow of homemade playdough! Make shamrock salt dough tea light candle […]

Preparing for Easter

Jesus Cookies for Easter

Easter is just a few weeks away. Consider how you might prepare. Easter is a mere three weeks away. My! How time flies. This year I actually did one of those things that I’ve always been meaning to do: the kids and I are going through a Lenten Bible reading plan. I found it on […]