Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

20 DIYs for Father’s Day

Everyone seems to be so on top of things for Mother’s Day and then Father’s Day rolls around and you’re scratching your head thinking, “How did it get here so fast?” At least, I hope it isn’t just me that this happens to. This year, I think I’ve finally figured out why. Father’s Day falls in the summer right after the kids have gotten out of school; your routine gets thrown for a loop, and before you can get things back under control BAM! It is upon you and you are so not prepared. This year, to help you (and me) out, I’ve curated a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing out something to a more elaborate but inexpensive craft. No matter where you find yourself on the spectrum you will find something here to celebrate dad!

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

 

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Crafts

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

This awesome craft idea from Lynda Creates is so cool it would be a perfect gift anytime of year. It has all the components you’re looking for: useful, organized, and pretty!

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

If your dad is into cars, this easy art is the perfect gift for him. Get all of the details for how to make it over at Love, Create, Celebrate.

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

These DIY leather coasters, also from Love, Create, Celebrate, are practical and chic. Great for the dad who loves receiving useful gifts!

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

I absolutely love this punny papercraft from Crafting in the Rain! It pairs perfectly will a new drill bit set for dad.

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

Okay, can you say genius?! This DIY hammer coat rack from The Kim Six Fix is brilliant for storing more than just coats. Check out the other awesome uses for it on the post!

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

Got a papa that loves hitting the links on Father’s Day? Surprise him with these super-clever bookends from Ann’s Entitled Life!

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

If Dad is the grilling king, give him this awesome apron and delicious dry rub from Building Our Hive. If you’re lucky, he may even whip you up a delicious meal to say thanks!

 

Cards and Printables

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

This personalized photo card from Happy and Blessed Home is super sweet and easy to make. It is a great card for little ones to give.

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

Making your own greeting cards is such an easy way to give a thoughtful and personal gift. I love this one from Nutz About Stamping.

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

My papa loves drinking his soda from a glass bottle and these printables from Bargain Shopper Mom are an easy way to add some pizazz to a six pack for him. 

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

This easy gift does double duty. Fill it with Dad’s favorite sweets and once he finishes them, he still has a useful cup to sip from. Find the printable at Simply Designing Porch.

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

You can also skip the tumbler altogether and just print out this bad boy from Baby Loving Mama. Slap it on Dad’s favorite candy bar and call it a day. It is the perfect easy gift for kids to give, too.

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

All of the free Father’s Day printables at the Crafty Blog Stalker are absolutely stunning. Print them out and frame them to have your perfect gift and card in one.

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

If you still want a traditional card to go along with your gift, these printable ones from The Joys of Boys are perfect. Simple, pretty, and to the point dads will love them.

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

You can also download this awesome one from yours truly! It is designed to print on a regular 8.5 x 11 sheet of white cardstock so there’s no trimming involved. Simply print on both sides and fold. Perfect for the tool-loving dad, let him know that he totally “nailed it”!

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

This is another great card from Nutz About Stamping! (She creates such great stuff.) Whether your dad’s into nautical stuff or not, he’ll love how beautiful it is.

 

Treats and DIY

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

If you’re looking to really spoil papa this year, this gift basket from Melly Moments is the way to go. Super cute, it’s filled with all kinds of fun stuff for the grill man.

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

Dads are hard workers! Give them a well-deserved pampering with this homemade dry hands salve from A Cultivated Nest.

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

Who doesn’t love rice crispy treats? This is a fun and festive way to dress up a classic. Find out how they’re made at SweepTight!

 

Get ready to rock your last-minute gifts! Here's a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing something to an inexpensive craft.

Last, but certainly not least, are these awesome “Man Pucks” from Homespun Engineer. They are super easy to make and super useful.

Now you have tons of options to totally surprise Dad this year. If you’re still craving more you can check out our Father’s Day page. You can also check out any of the Merry Monday link parties for tons of ideas and inspiration!

 

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, this dollar store eraser toss game is easy to make and perfect for all of your little ones.

Dollar Store Eraser Toss Game

When your kids have a greater age difference between them it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. There is a five year gap between our youngest and our oldest but, bless their hearts, they still want to play together. The oldest does a great job of including his younger brother (and sister) when he plays but often gets frustrated when they can’t understand or have the patience for big kid games like Monopoly. (Let’s be fair, I’m a grown woman and sometimes I don’t have the patience for Monopoly.) With all 3 at home during the days this summer, I wanted to create a game that they could all enjoy together but that could easily be made more challenging when just the big kids are playing. While perusing the dollar store, I suddenly had an idea. This DIY dollar store eraser toss game is easy to make and does that does just that!

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With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

 

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Materials

** This looks like a lot of materials but you will likely have most of them. If you buy the items with locations denoted below, it will cost about $5 with tons of leftover materials for another craft later.

  • Plastic Plate (dollar store)
  • 3 Packs of Shot Glasses in Different Colors (dollar store)
  • Decorative Duct Tape (dollar store)
  • Assortment of Pencil Top Erasers (dollar store)
  • Small Dry Erase Clipboard (Dollar Spot at Target)
  • 3 Sticker Labels
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Hole Punch
  • Ruler or Straight Edge
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Curling Ribbon

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 1

Remove all tags and packaging from your materials but save back one of the bags that your shot glasses came in. You will use this later.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 2

Add 3 labels to your plate. Start at the edge and work towards the center. (See picture for reference.)

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 3

Using a black Sharpie, write the point values on your labels. Starting with the outermost label and working towards the center, the values are: 10, 20, and 50.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 4

Hot glue your shot glasses to your plate one color at a time starting with a single color to form the outer ring. The second ring should be a different color and is the next one you add. Glue one shot glass in the third color to the center.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 5

With a box cutter cut a small hole in the plate in the gap in the shot rings as pictured above.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 6

Carefully widen the hole with a phillips head screwdriver.

Note:

Take your time because if you try to force it you can split your plate.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 7

Cut a length of ribbon 24 inches long. Gather the loose ends together and tie them into a single knot.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 8

Thread the ribbon knotted end first through the hole.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 9

Pull the folded end through the knotted end and pull tight.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 10

Punch two holes in the top, lipped edge of your plate. (I used the smaller setting on my Crop-o-Dile to punch mine.)

Tip:

The holes should reside on either side of your outermost label. Once hanging, this will be the top of the target.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 11

Cut another length of ribbon that is 10-12 inches long and thread through each hole from the front of the plate toward the back of the plate.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 12

Double knot the ends of the ribbons and pull taut. This becomes the hanger for the game when needed.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 13

Set your plate to the side for now. Grab the bag from one of your shot glasses packages.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 14

Cut off the top of the bag being sure to leave the connected part. See the picture above for reference.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 15

Carefully strengthen each side of the bag with decorative duct tape.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 16

Add all of your erasers and a dry erase marker to the bag.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 17

Prepare your clipboard and materials. These are the:

  • Sharpie Markers
  • 12 inch Ruler of Straightedge

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 18

Draw a large “t” using your ruler centered on the clipboard. Next, label each side with “Team 1” and “Team 2”. Use the photo above as a placement guide.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

 

Step 19

Bring your plate back over and tie your clipboard using the ribbon you attached to your plate earlier. Make sure it is a slipknot because it is simply used for storage. You will want to untie the clipboard when your kids play.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Step 20

Clip your bag to the clipboard to keep all of the game components together when not in use.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Rules of the Game

  • Divide players into two teams.
  • Each team member gets 3 erasers.
  • Teams then take turns throwing their erasers from 2, 4, and 6 feet away from the target.
  • Record the scores from each team in the appropriate columns.
  • The team with the most points at the end of all 3 rounds is the winner.

** For younger children, lay the target flat on a table. For older children, hang the target from a hook or a tree branch.

 

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

With all of your kids at home during the day this summer it can be hard to find games and toys that will work for everyone. Thankfully, whether it's sunny or raining , this dollar store eraser toss game is an instant summer boredom buster for preschoolers and big kids alike!

Kids will love playing this colorful game. You will love how much cheaper it is than the games in the store. If you play this outdoors change up the difficulty by hanging from a branch away from the tree so it spins. The giggles when the erasers bounce all over the place will be heard all up and down the street! When the weather makes outdoor play impossible, hang it on the back of a bedroom door for an instant boredom buster. Find more summer boredom busters, like this Summer Memory Book, on our Summer Holidays Page!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

Spicy Pomegranate Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Barbeques are a staple of the summer. There is seriously nothing better than getting together with family and friends in your backyard on a sunny summer day. The kids burn off energy running around playing, the men drink beer by the grill, and you laugh with your girlfriends on the deck. It is simply perfect. That is why I absolutely love these spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers. They are easy to make and are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Amazing!

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these spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

I am crazy excited to serve these at a cookout we’re having in July. See, something kind of magical is happening: all of our close friends are finally going to be on the same schedule! 8 kids, 6 moves, and multiple shift changes later and we are all going to have weekends off and none of my girlfriends will be pregnant! (Not that we don’t love babies but let’s be fair, summer and pregnancy aren’t the most fun.) That makes this upcoming BBQ extra special to me. I can’t wait to have all of our families together relaxing and enjoying the sunshine, company, and these delicious skewers! Frankly, putting food on a stick automatically makes it tastier and more fun.

 

these spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

these spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

 

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So, let’s get on to making these babies.

Ingredients

** Recipe makes about 15 skewers

Step 1

Soak your wooden skewers in water. This will keep them from burning on the grill.

Step 2

While your skewers are soaking, prepare your food for the skewers. Cube your chicken breasts and it using a whole pineapple, cut it into pieces as well.

Step 3

Remove your skewers from the water. Begin adding your chicken and pineapple to them starting with the chicken. Alternate between placing pieces of chicken and pineapple until you have filled your skewer.

Note:

  • Ours held about 4 pieces of chicken and 3 pieces of pineapple on each skewer.

Step 4

Place finished skewers in a single layer on a large cookie sheet.

Step 5

Pour some Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce over your skewers and use a brush to coat.

Tip:

  • This sauce can be very spicy so you may want to use sparingly if serving to kids.

Step 6

Grill skewers for 10-15 minutes per side over medium heat.

 

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

Step 7

These are great served with a salad of mixed greens topped with blackberries and raspberry vinaigrette.

 

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

This meal absolutely screams summer. It is perfect for a BBQ or for an easy summer dinner when simply don’t feel like slaving in a hot kitchen. The part is you get a ton of flavor easily just from the delicious sauce. Finish your cookout off with these delicious and healthy frozen raspberry pops! What are your favorite summertime recipes? Let me know in the comments (links are totally encouraged)!

Spicy Pomegranate Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 15 Skewers

Serving Size: 2-3 Skewers

Spicy Pomegranate Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Ingredients


  • 3 lbs. Chicken Breasts

  • ½ Pineapple (or a container of already chunked pineapple)

  • Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce

Instructions


  1. Soak your wooden skewers in water. This will keep them from burning on the grill.

  2. While your skewers are soaking, prepare your food for the skewers. Cube your chicken breasts and it using a whole pineapple, cut it into pieces as well.

  3. Remove your skewers from the water. Begin adding your chicken and pineapple to them starting with the chicken. Alternate between placing pieces of chicken and pineapple until you have filled your skewer.

  4. Place finished skewers in a single layer on a large cookie sheet.

  5. Pour some Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce over your skewers and use a brush to coat.

  6. Grill skewers for 10-15 minutes per side over medium heat.

  7. These are great served with a salad of mixed greens topped with blackberries and raspberry vinaigrette.
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With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Easy DIY Doormat

With the weather warming up you are spending more time outside. If you’re anything like me, that has highlighted the sad state of your outdoor décor. Winter wreaks havoc on your curb appeal. Of course, with kids at home, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat! It is not only easy to make but incredibly inexpensive.

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With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

 

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With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Materials

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 1

Remove the tags from your doormat.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 2

Place your letters where you want them on your mat.

Note:

  • The stencils linked in the materials are the exact set I used. If you want the same design, use the capital “W” at the beginning and the capital “E” at the end.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 3

Tape a box around your letters with painters tape.

Step 4

Paint a layer of white fabric paint over the entire taped off rectangle with your paint brush.

Tip:

  • Because of the material of the mat you want to be careful around the stencils. Always pull your brush away from the letter stencils.

Step 5

Allow paint layer to dry. While you’re waiting, begin painting your flower. Start with a circle about 3 inches from the bottom right corner of your mat.

Tip:

  • This works best if you apply all of the flower lines and details directly from your paint containers.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 6

Next, create your petals. To do this, pick a spot on your circle and sweep away from your circle creating a curved line. Do the same thing again a little further down on the circle to create the second side of the petal. (See picture above for help.)

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 7

Create the inner petal detail by doing the same as you did to create your petal only smaller. (Again, see picture above for help.)

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 8

Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have created all of your petals.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 9

Color the center of your petals with yellow.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 10

Next, fill in the rest of your petals with green. Allow your flower to dry.

Step 11

While you’re waiting for your flower to dry, paint a second coat of white paint on your rectangle.

Tips:

  • To keep your flower from getting messed up when you do this, gently spin your mat around so that the flower is on the top while you paint the second white coat.
  • You will want to use your brush again on this part.

Step 12

Allow your second coat of white to dry.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 13

While you wait, put a second smaller circle in the center of your flower.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 14

Fill in the center circle with red and the outer circle with teal.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 15

Next, outline your entire flower with teal as in the picture.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 16

Remove the tape and stencils from the center of your mat. Fill in your letters with yellow paint.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 17

Lastly, add in your decorative swirls. These can just be done free-form in whatever design you’d like. If you’d rather have more structure, you can copy from the picture above.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 18

Allow your entire mat to dry completely. Then set your new doormat outside of your door and enjoy!

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

The bright colors on this are perfect for summer and will help update your front porch quickly and easily. Feel free to play around with the colors and make this doormat fit your own personal style. If you want more quick outdoor décor updates we’ve got you covered. Check out this gorgeous wreath or this fun napkin basket before you go!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Healthy Raspberry Pops

It’s no secret that grandparents love spoiling their grandchildren. You may even look at your parents sometimes and think, “Where was this when I was a kid?” However, some of their indulgences may be ruining your waistline. For example, in our house, the grandparents are always sending treats and candies home with us for the kids. It is a super sweet gesture that is greatly appreciated by the kiddos. On the other hand, I regulate how many sweets our kids get so hubs usually eats a good chunk of the sweets sent home. Grandma recently sent a box of push-pops home with us and, of course, the kids loved them! These were the top request whenever allowed to have a treat or dessert. With summer coming up I wanted to come up with a cool treat that I wouldn’t feel guilty about letting them have (or about indulging in myself) so I came up with these ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops. These seriously take 2 ingredients, freeze, and you’re done!

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Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Also, you don’t have to have any fancy appliances to do this.  I don’t own an electric mixer of any kind (this is not true anymore since I received a KitchenAid stand mixer for Christmas! Yay!) or a food processor.  I do have ice pop molds, but you don’t even have to have those.  You can use paper cups, ice cube trays, or whatever you have handy.  Don’t let a lack of modern conveniences keep you from making this delicious treat.

 

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Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Ingredients

  • 2 Pints of Raspberries
  • 16 oz. Lite Strawberry Yogurt

Step 1

Blend all of the raspberries in your blender until liquefied. I used the smoothie setting on mine.

Note:

  • If you don’t have a blender you can totally mash up the raspberries by hand using a ladle and a bowl. You won’t get as smooth of a consistency but the pops will still be super tasty!

Step 2

Add your yogurt to the blender and continue to pulse until well mixed.

Note:

  • Again, if you don’t have a blender, no worries! Simply mix well in a bowl using a wooden spoon.

 

Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Step 3

Pour into ice pop molds and freeze overnight.

Tip:

  • If you’d like to sweeten these up more, add 1 cup of sugar during step 2.  I didn’t and the kids still loved them but they do have a slightly more tart taste because of the raspberries. Also, keep in mind that adding sugar diminishes how healthy the pops are.

 

Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Recipe Makes

Roughly 10 pops depending on the size of your molds. If using small paper cups for this recipe you will have more.

Now you have a delicious and healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth without blowing your calories. You can also let kiddos indulge. This is so much healthier than anything you get off the ice cream truck! (Although, those sno-cones are super yummy!) Feel free to mix up the flavors too! Use different fruits and yogurts to make some custom flavors your family will love. You could even have a taste competition to see who invents the best pops! Looking for more guilt-free recipes? Try these Lemon-Dill Cucumber Chips!

 

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Find out why this is the single best family investment! Spend more time with your family and make thousands of memories on a small budget!

8 Reasons This is the Best Family Investment

There are a lot of things I look forward to during the summer.  Number one is definitely more time with my family.  During the school year, everyone is so busy and we are very constricted by schedules, holidays, and pretty much just life.  The summer offers us more freedom to explore, play, and get messy.  I love it. One of our absolute favorite summer activities is going to the zoo. If you think the zoo is just about seeing animals, you need to check it out again. We go at least a couple of times a week. I’m not an animal lover by any means, but there is just something about visiting the majestic creatures there.  It is incredible and entertaining. However, there are so many other amazing activities, photo ops, and general fun to be had at the zoo outside of the animals!   The best part is that most zoo passes aren’t very expensive. That is why a zoo pass is the best summer family investment.

 

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1. Free Shows and Concerts

Zoos often have free shows and concerts throughout the year. The Cincinnati Zoo has Tunes and Blooms every week in April which is weekly, after hours free concert. We’ve also been to other shows during the year that were 100% free and family friendly. A few years ago we attended a fun Avenger’s show that our oldest son absolutely loved!

 

2. There are Tons of Photo Ops

There are countless places for amazing photo opportunities. Some of them the kids love so much that you can look back at all of the photos later and watch them grow up. It is incredibly special and a wonderful keepsake to create. Last year, we even received a FREE professional (and printed) family photo for member’s appreciation night!

 

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3. Member’s Appreciation

Most zoos offer some sort of member appreciation. At the Cincinnati Zoo they have a specific night dedicated to it. There are tons of perks including the photo mentioned above. You also receive amazing discounts on face painting, food, and more. Plus some fun freebies and activities are included on top of the regular zoo activities.

 

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4. Rides and Playgrounds

There are also rides and play areas in the zoo. Kids will always enjoy the train, the merry-go-round, and the playground. Some zoos, like ours, even offer 3D theaters! 

 

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5. Learning Opportunities

As you would imagine, the zoo is packed with learning opportunities. There are interactive animal centers and fun facts plastered everywhere. You can learn about more than just animals at the zoo, too. For example, our zoo had a real food garden for a few years that was a lot of fun for the kids.

 

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6. Animal Encounters

From special animal encounters set up throughout the zoo where kids can actually get up close and pet the animals to the regularly scheduled ones, there are lots of ways to engage with the animals. We have pet snakes, alligators, penguins, and more. We have fed and brushed goats. These are wonderful experiences that your kids will cherish as they grow.

 

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7. Special Events

Zoos also hold special events around holidays. At Easter, kids can stop by stations placed throughout the zoo and receive treats as well as get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. In October there is trick-or-treat every weekend. Also, the zoo is open year-round. In the winter, our zoo has the Festival of Lights which is fun and gorgeous. We have met Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread and sipped on free cocoa while enjoying the beautiful lights all over.

 

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8. Save on Food

Another important thing to point out is that you save even more by choosing the zoo because you can bring in your own food. We always pack lunch, snacks, and drinks so we are set for the whole trip. Another little tip for you is to bring some sort of small treat, like a sucker, because if you walk by some ice cream or cotton candy but aren’t going to buy any, you can pull out the surprise treat. Your kids will love it!

 

Again, all of this is included with a zoo pass which is good for 12 months from the date you get it.  We pay a little less than $200 for our season pass which gets in 2 named adults, plus 2 adult guests, and up to 8 children each visit.  It also covers our parking which can run around $9 a visit.  Compared with theme parks, aquariums, and museums this is an incredible deal. A couple hundred dollars for a year’s worth of fun, activities, and family memories? Absolutely worth it. Looking for other summer ideas?  Check out our summer page!

 

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In case you’re wondering, I have not been compensated in any way for this post.  My family just truly enjoys visiting the zoo as much as possible.  We go all year long and the benefits have been innumerable. I want to help you make the most of your money and time which I feel a zoo pass absolutely does.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Take it from a non-camper, these are the top 10 camping items that you don't know you need (but you do). A must read before any camping trip!

Top 10 Camping Items You Don’t Know You Need

I am not a camper.  Let me say it again in case I wasn’t clear: I am not a camper.  Give me a book and the beach over camping any day of the week.  Unfortunately, this year I was outvoted on our vacation destination.  This meant a week of bugs, heat, and no internet for yours truly. The uninterrupted time with family is priceless and frankly there was still coffee, so all-in-all it was a great trip.  Still, there are a few things I wish we would have thought to bring or simply used constantly on our trip that I want to make a list for you.  Here are the top 10 camping items from a non-camper who learned by doing (or not having).

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1. Ziploc Bags

Why did we not bring an entire box of these?!  I packed exactly 2 extras which, unfortunately, were not enough.  You definitely need these and here’s why:

  1. When you are out hiking, you need something to put sandwiches and snacks in unless you plan on carrying all of the ingredients with you during your hike.
  2. Place your phone and/or camera in one to help protect it while you’re out and about.
  3. Kids will want to collect weird, crazy stuff (“Look at this wet, moss-covered stone!”) that you definitely do not want bumping around your pack with your other gear and food.
  4. You want something to put leftover food in.  Take it from me, waterlogged marshmallows are gross and cannot be roasted.  So unless your family plans on eating an entire bag in one sitting, bring a re-sealable bag for them.
  5. Use them to put a few diaper wipes in instead of lugging around the entire container everywhere.

 

Take it from a non-camper, these are the top 10 camping items that you don't know you need (but you do). A must read before any camping trip!

2. Diaper Wipes

Speaking of diaper wipes, even if you don’t have children you should have a pack of these with you.  Camping is dirty, even the fun parts like s’mores, and these are a lifesaver.

 

Take it from a non-camper, these are the top 10 camping items that you don't know you need (but you do). A must read before any camping trip!

3. Water Bottles

A lot of people buy bottled water to take on their trip and that’s great.  But you also want to have a regular water bottle that you can clip to your pack or belt loop with a carabiner clip.  Some trails can get difficult and you definitely want both hands free.

 

 

4. Baby Carrier

If you are hiking with small children, this is another must have.  While Moby Wraps are great (we love ours), not so much for hiking.  Invest in (or borrow) a supportive and comfortable backpack carrier.

 

Take it from a non-camper, these are the top 10 camping items that you don't know you need (but you do). A must read before any camping trip!

5. Vinyl Table Cloth

These make great, inexpensive “picnic blankets”.  Be sure to get one that has the soft lining on one side and vinyl on the other.  When you use it, put the vinyl side towards the ground and you instantly have a soft, dry place to sit and eat.  These are also great for babies to play on without getting insect bites from sitting in the grass.

 

Take it from a non-camper, these are the top 10 camping items that you don't know you need (but you do). A must read before any camping trip!

6. Card Games

If you do get stuck inside (whether you’re in a tent or a cabin) you’ll be so glad you brought these.  Card games don’t take up much room and can be a great boredom buster if you have kids in tow.  Here are some recommendations if you don’t know what to bring:

 

7. Medicine

Chances are you have a first aid kit that has the normal components like bandages and aspirin, but you also want to add allergy medicine, cold/flu medicine, and cough drops.  The day we arrived at our cabin, I was so sick that we ended up have to leave and drive 30 minutes away to get me some cough drops.  Don’t let this happen to you, friends.

 

Take it from a non-camper, these are the top 10 camping items that you don't know you need (but you do). A must read before any camping trip!

8. Tissues

On that same note, have a box of tissues.  We were lucky that we keep a box in our car otherwise we would have had to pick these up too.  Did I mention how sick I was?  Definitely, definitely have these.

 

Take it from a non-camper, these are the top 10 camping items that you don't know you need (but you do). A must read before any camping trip!

9. Multitool

A lot of people take pocket knives camping and while it beats a blank, a multitool isn’t much bigger and can prove very useful.  Ours even has needle nose pliers which, believe it or not, were used on multiple occasions.

 

Take it from a non-camper, these are the top 10 camping items that you don't know you need (but you do). A must read before any camping trip!

10. Umbrella

Not for if it rains, although that is clearly not a bad idea either, but umbrellas are great for making impromptu shade.  Babies and toddlers are the kings and queens of removing hats (among other things) and an umbrella can be a great alternative while still being compact enough to carry with you.

Going on vacation with kids this summer? Give yourself peace of mind with these kids' emergency lanyards.

 

Outside of our misfortunes, we did have a fantastic trip.  I’m sure they will talk me into doing it again, sans being sick of course. Going on vacation with kids this summer?  Give yourself peace of mind with these kids’ emergency lanyards.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These lemon and dill cucumber chips are an easy and delicious guilt-free snack!

Lemon and Dill Cucumber Chips

If you have a garden, chances are you’ve already harvested some cucumbers this year.  Cucumbers are so fresh and delicious that you can eat them straight off the vine (just me?).  We’re already getting so many out of our garden, though, that there is no way we are going to be able to eat them all before they go bad.  Pickling them is always an option but do you really want to end the summer with a hundred jars of pickles?  These lemon and dill cucumber chips are an excellent healthy snack with a long shelf life.  These are so delicious, even kids love them! (If it’s not garden season, you can make these with cucumbers from the store as well for a quick and healthy snack!)

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These lemon and dill cucumber chips are an easy and delicious guilt-free snack!

 

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Ingredients

  • 4-6 Medium Cucumbers
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Dill Spice Mix
  • Splash of Lemon Juice

 

 

These lemon and dill cucumber chips are an easy and delicious guilt-free snack!

Step 1

Cut your cucumbers into slices roughly one quarter to a half inch thick.

**Don’t worry about making them perfect.  As you can see, mine aren’t.

Step 2

Place the slices of cucumber in a gallon Ziploc bag and add your lemon dill spice and lemon juice.

 

A healthy and refreshing snack that's so easy to make! Your kids will love these!

 

Step 3

Seal your bag and shake up the contents well.

Step 4

Place you entire bag in the fridge sealed and allow cucumber slices to marinate overnight.

 

These lemon and dill cucumber chips are an easy and delicious guilt-free snack!

Step 5

Fill the trays of your dehydrator with the slices in a single layer.

**Mine is absolutely ancient but if you’re looking to purchase one, here is the one I’m dying to have.

 

These lemon and dill cucumber chips are an easy and delicious guilt-free snack!

Step 6

Dehydrate each batch of chips for 10-15 hours.  My dehydrator only has one setting (plugged in) but if yours has options, I would go for a medium setting.

 

These lemon and dill cucumber chips are an easy and delicious guilt-free snack!

Step 7

Eat and enjoy right away! Store the leftovers in an airtight container for guilt-free snacking later.

 

These lemon and dill cucumber chips are an easy and delicious guilt-free snack!

 

These lemon and dill cucumber chips are an easy and delicious guilt-free snack!

 

These lemon and dill cucumber chips are an easy and delicious guilt-free snack!

Lemon and Dill Cucumber Chips

Lemon and Dill Cucumber Chips

Ingredients


  • 4-6 Medium Cucumbers

  • ¼ Cup Lemon Dill Spice

  • Splash of Lemon Juice

Instructions


  1. Cut your cucumbers into slices roughly one quarter to a half inch thick.

  2. Place slices in a gallon Ziploc bag and add lemon dill spice and lemon juice.

  3. Seal the bag and shake well.

  4. Place in the fridge and allow to marinate overnight.

  5. Fill the trays of your dehydrator with the slices in a single layer.

  6. Dehydrate for 10-15 hours. My dehydrator only has one setting (plugged in) but if yours has options, I’d go for a medium setting.

  7. Eat and enjoy or place in an airtight container for guilt-free snacking later.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Keep kids entertained on long car rides with these activity binders.

DIY Kids’ Car Activity Binders + Free Game Printables

If you’re like our family, you spend longer periods of time in the car over the summer.  Our vacation alone will total 7 hours in the car and long gone are the days when our oldest 2 would sleep for the bulk of the trip.  We needed something to help entertain them but we also didn’t want to spend a ton of money.  These DIY kids’ car activity binders are the perfect solution!

Keep kids entertained on long car rides with these activity binders.

Materials

Keep kids entertained on long car rides with these activity binders.Keep kids entertained on long car rides with these activity binders.Keep kids entertained on long car rides with these activity binders.

Step 1

Print out copies of all of these free game printables and prepare them for your binder with the 3-hole punch.

**If you want them to be reusable, you can laminate them.  Just be sure to include dry erase markers or crayons in their pouch.

Step 2

Do the same for the coloring sheets and insert all of them into the binder, along with your zipper pouch.

Keep kids entertained on long car rides with these activity binders.

Step 3

Add some crayons to the pouch.  With these easy DIY kids’ car activity binders you can enjoy your car rides with a little less stress!

**I also added some small toys like cars and paper dolls.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This 4th of July recipe round-up is full treats are so colorful and fun they’ll have you humming the national anthem all day long.

4th of July Recipes Round-Up

How do you celebrate Independence Day? Do your festivities start as soon as you wake up or do you rest until it is fireworks time? If you have small children you likely start in the morning with a fun breakfast followed by poppers in the driveway. No matter what your celebration style is, I’ve got you covered with this 4th of July recipe round-up! These treats are so colorful and fun they’ll have you humming the national anthem all day long.

 

This 4th of July recipe round-up is full treats are so colorful and fun they’ll have you humming the national anthem all day long.

 

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This 4th of July recipe round-up is full treats are so colorful and fun they’ll have you humming the national anthem all day long.

 

Who doesn’t love a great sucker? These Fireworks Suckers are super colorful and make a great, easy treat!

 

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Red Velvet Berry Pancakes from Michelle @ The Gracious Wife

You can celebrate all day long easily. Start your celebration at the breakfast table with these decadent Red Velvet Berry Pancakes from Michelle @ The Gracious Wife!

 

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Patriotic Layered Smoothie from Janel @ A Mom’s Take

A celebratory breakfast doesn’t have to break your diet. If you’re looking for a healthy start to your day, try Janel’s Patriotic Layered Smoothie from A Mom’s Take.

 

Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad from Amanda @ Wit and Whistle

Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad from Amanda @ Wit and Whistle

Looking for more healthy snacks to celebrate the holiday? This Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad from Amanda @ Wit and Whistle is a fresh and festive addition to any get together!

 

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Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch via Sara @ MomEndeavors

Remember that it is important to keep hydrated. This delicious Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch via Sara @ MomEndeavors is just the ticket.  (This is great if you don’t/can’t imbibe right now, too!)

 

Easy Lemonade Fruit Popsicles from Maryea over at Happy Healthy Momma

Summer can be crazy hot but you can beat the heat. These Easy Lemonade Fruit Popsicles from Maryea over at Happy Healthy Momma are a fantastic way to keep cool in the summer.

 

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Red Velvet Brownie Star Stacks via Kristi @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor

If you’re looking to indulge these are perfect. Red Velvet Brownie Star Stacks are not only festive but amazing for dessert!  Get the recipe from Kristi @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor.

 

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Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse Recipe from Jennifer @ The Savings Opportunity

If chocolate’s not your thing, no worries. Try this Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse Recipe from Jennifer @ The Savings Opportunity. This is equally yummy and pretty.

 

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4th of July Popping Pretzel Rods from Authentic Moms

These 4th of July Popping Pretzel Rods from Authentic Moms are a super-fast and easy festive dessert to put together. You can make them in a hurry and take to a last minute get-together.

 

FireCracker Popcorn Bags from Camilla @ Family Chic

Don’t forget treats for the road. Munch on snacks while you watch the fireworks with these FireCracker Popcorn Bags from Camilla @ Family Chic!

You can enjoy festive treats this holiday even if you’re watching calories. Honestly, how delicious are these recipes? So much yummy in one place it’s hard to decide which one to start with. If you want even more Independence Day fun, check out the 4th of July page! You can also get more fun and easy recipes for all year long.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.