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What is a summer without s’mores? Growing up we always went out to the sand dunes and had a picnic and always did s’mores’ Raising our kids we always had them camping or bbq’s in the back yard.

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 Do you know where they came from?

The history of s’mores is somewhat unknown, but the first recipe The first printed S’mores recipe appeared in 1927 in the Girl Scout handbook called, Tramping and Trailing in 1927 by Loretta Scott Crew who made them at a campfire for the scouts.

It is unknown when the name was shortened, but recipes for “Some Mores” are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1973.

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But you know the best part of the s’more is not it’s history, but it’s taste. Let me share with you the original 1927 recipe for s’mores compliment’s of the girl scouts.

“Some More:
8 sticks (for toasting the marshmallows)
16 graham crackers
8 bars plain chocolate (any of the good plain brands, broken in two)
16 marshmallows

Toast two marshmallows over the coals to a crisp gooey state and then put them inside a graham cracker and chocolate bar sandwich. The heat of the marshmallow between the halves of chocolate bar will melt the chocolate a bit. Though it tastes like “some more” one is really enough. “

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” S’MORE” FUN FACTS
S’mores got its name because you’ll always want “some more”!
Graham crackers were created in 1829 by Rev. Sylvester Graham. They were originally considered a health food.
About 90 million pounds of marshmallows are purchased every year. No word on how many are used to make s’mores.
Egyptians enjoyed a marshmallow-like treat made with mallow plants as early as 2000 B.C.
The largest s’more ever made weighed 1,600 pounds and used 20,000 marshmallows and 7,000 chocolate bars. That was in 2003, and the Guinness World Record category for largest s’more was retired shortly after.
A larger s’more was made in 2007 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Virginia State Parks, measuring 1,936 square feet, using 55,000 graham crackers, 40,000 marshmallows and 8,000 Hershey’s chocolate bars, but was not recognized by Guinness.

National S’mores Day is August 10th. And you don’t need to know who invented the s’more to know that’s going to be a very good day..

If you don’t have access to a campfire, you can always make s’mores at home in your kitchen.

Giant S’mores Cookies via My Baking Addiction

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S’more pops from Gimme Some Oven

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Inside-out S’mores Cake from Hungry Rabbit

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S’mores Candy Bars From Not So Humble Pie.

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Smores Oatmeal  from Annie’s Eats

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The Easiest Recipe Ever. And The Best Tasting: Thin Mint S’mores!  (Via Crazy For Crust)

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S’mores Dip from The Recipe Critic

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 5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake  from How Sweet It Is

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Smores Ice Cream From the Sweet Life

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Smores Nachos from the Daily Meal

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S’mores Pie Pops From The Gunny Sack

 

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S’mores Popcorn From Crazy Little Projects

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S’Mores Waffles From parade.condenast

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S’mores Pizza From justusfourblog

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S’more Fun Facts…….

• Of the 90 million pounds of marshmallows American buy every year. 50 percent of those are toasted over the fire during the summer (and that’s a lot of marshmallows.)

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• Reverend Sylvester Graham, a minister who believed strongly in avoiding processed wheat, invented the sweet whole wheat cracker named for him in 1829.

• The original S’mores recipes has inspired major American food manufacturers to make S’mores Grahams children’s cereal as well as the Hershey’s S’mores candy bar — both of which have now been discontinued — proving once again that making S’mores is half the fun.

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If your children haven’t tasted them yet, then you need to make sure to bring the right stuff to make them for your next camping trip, because they are missing out on an American Classic.

For More S’mores Recipe Inspiration See My  Making S’mores Recipes  Board On Pinterest!

 

ENJOY,

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Have A Booo-tiful Halloween

 

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Wow another year has flown by and it is already Halloween.  When we lived at our farm we loved Halloween but we were far away from town. So every year I bought costumes and and goodies for the best Halloween party ever!

 It was our Booo-tiful Halloween.

Check out this recipe Pumpkin-Pie Flavored Seeds From Delish.

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We took care of foster kids for 15 years along with our own children and always looked forward to Halloween. They all had fun getting in their costumes and getting makeup on for a celebration they all enjoyed. 

I cooked the main meal in a pumpkin and decorated the table with plastic gloves filled with popcorn and spider rings, and Halloween decor.  After we ate we played many games, from bobbing for apples, to eating donuts on a string. 

For the final finale they all had to chance to break a pinata for goodies for everyone.  I hope when they look back they will remember these times in their lives.

Let us share with you some fun ideas we found that will help you have a Booo-tiful  Halloween Party this year.

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If you need some Ideas for your pumpkins this year  check out these 200 FREE Carving Ideas via Family Fresh Meals.

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Start of Halloween With An Awesome Breakfast Buffet..via Gourmet Mom On The Go.

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You can have your family guess how many Candy Corn’s are in the jar and give the winner a special treat. Thanks To The Dating Divas for this idea.

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I just did a Super Hero party for some young girls in our church and I wondered how to make these Paper Rosettes. Well, this Tutorial from Happy Happy Nester shows how to make them as well as a Free Halloween Printable. 

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Set out some Shimmering Boho Pumpkin Luminaries that are so easy to make via Made in a Day.

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We always had crafts to make at our party. Let us share a couple of ones we found recently that we love…..

These Cute Fridge Magnets Everyone Will Want One. Learn How From The Benson Street.

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Another fun craft to make is the Popsicle Stick Haunted House…via Happily Ever After.

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These Placemats would be a spooky accent to your Halloween table this year. Learn How From Woman’s Day.
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If  you want to go all out Grab some Empty Toilet Paper Rolls and a Bag of LED Tea Light Candles to recreate the Floating Candles from Harry Potter with this Clever DIY from Eating Bender.

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Since the kids will be eating a lot of candy serve a Pumpkin Fruit Platter before they go out!

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Dinner in a Pumpkin Recipe we used. With some homemade scones fried up it is a Yummy Halloween Dinner. Recipe From Favorite Family Recipes. 

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Halloween Soda Labels FREE Printables add a Spooky Touch to your Halloween Celebration. Fun and easy to use, they turn your Favorite Soda Bottles into Ghoulish Decors! Hop Over To Onion Rings and Things For These.

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These are so Fun and Easy…Halloween Mini Mummy Pizzas Recipe – Quick & Easy Halloween Dinner Idea via Mommy Musings.
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Everyone will love Candy Corn Ice Cream…Get the recipe from Delish.
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You must have a few Candy Apples to serve on Halloween. Believe me you are going to love this recipe from Woman’s Day.

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10 fun Halloween party games that are perfect for kids, for teens, or even for adults..via Play Party Plan.

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This is a Tradition every Halloween you should all watch….Hocus Pocus. 

You’re in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches — Bette Midler (BEACHES, BIG BUSINESS), Sarah Jessica Parker (HONEYMOON IN VEGAS), and Kathy Najimy (SISTER ACT) — return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters!

It’s a night full of zany fun and comic chaos once the tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth — but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat!

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Glow Sticks are always a great idea on Halloween Night! Pass them out to the Kids before they head out in the neighborhood from Timeout with Mom.

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If Your Kids Have Food Allergies, Look for Teal Pumpkins on Halloween

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The Teal Pumpkin Project,encourages those who have “non-food treats” such as small toys, crayons, and stickers, to place a Pumpkin Painted Teal on their porch so parents of affected children will know where to go for safe, ghoulish goodies. 

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Have a Booo-tiful  Halloween!

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A NEW Look At Gymboree! What Makes You Smile?

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We just got back from the Oregon Coast to be with family. Being with family always makes me smile. These 2 grandchildren below live in New York so we do not get to see them much.  We smiled a lot while we were together.

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Our adorable Morgan makes us smile all the time. This is the first time she was able to visit the beach. She loved it!! She tells me I am her Bestest Grandma. I have to agree. 🙂

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My son and his family live in Oregon still and they have 3 kids we adore (one was missing), plus the two older kids this grandma had not seen for 3 years! Being a grandparent puts a smile on your face everyday.

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Now GYMBOREE is asking  you, “What makes you and your family smile?” Tell your stories and share them with the hashtag #MadeYouSmile!

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What has you family done today that #MadeYouSmile?   That is what the New Gymboree is all about! 
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Most importantly,  Gymboree is making all these changes for YOU. Gymboree asked modern moms and families what they wanted most for their kids’ clothes, and they delivered. Gymboree wants to make YOU smile!

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Hooray! Happy Father’s Day!

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A day to celebrate fatherhood, Father’s Day is observed on the third Sunday in the month of June in most countries around the world. The occasion gives an opportunity to express love and affection to all fathers and fatherly figures.

Today Is Father’s Day Are You Ready? Have You Been So Busy That You Do Not Have Anything For Dad?

If you are still scrabbling for something to get Dad Let me help with a few ideas I found…..

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Easy Father’s Day Gift Idea that is Super easy, Quick To Make With Wordle, and Will Be Loved By Any Man Lucky Enough To Receive One

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You Could Make a Shirt Pocket Card from Holiday Crafts and Creations (Free Printable) and Put a Gift Card In The Pocket Dad Will Love.

 

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Father’s Day “Tee-rrific” Gift Idea! {and Free Printable} by Lindsey From Inspiring Creations at Tatertots & Jello.

Father’s Day "Tee-rrific" Gift Idea! {and free printable} by Lindsey from Inspiring Creations at Tatertots & Jello

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How About A Father’s Day Gift {Treat Jar} + Printable from My Sister’s Suitcase.

Father's Day Gift {Treat Jar} + Printable from My Sister's Suitcase

 

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I Love This Video….Dad, You’re My Hero – Tribute from a daughter to her father.

 

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Every Dad Would Love a Little Pot Of Candy And You Can’t Forget The Tie!

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Give Dad a Photo Puzzle, Which Makes a Great Visual Reminder Of The Kids He Loves….via eHow.

Father's Day Photo Gift Idea from eHow

 

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With this caramel crunch brownie recipe from Bakerella, you’ll have Dad raving on the first bite. 

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Fill pages of a this FUN Coupon Book with gifts of thing dad likes to do. Dad will appreciate all of the thoughtful ideas.  Turn the Page and check out We R Memory Keepers to learn how to make one.
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I hope this has helped you with some ideas you can still do to make this Father’s Day more special for Dad. 

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Enjoy the Day, Show someone some Love…. If your Dad is looking down from Heaven upon you his child, (mine is) after you have taken the time to Thank him, look for a Dad that is need of a friendly voice a hug a kind gesture and pass that Love along… heart - Hooray! Happy Father’s Day!
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Canvas Champ Review and a Giveaway

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My daughter has a birthday coming up and I was contacted by Canvas Champ to review  a 16×20 picture.  So I went and took a family picture I thought she would love on her wall. I was a little bit nervous because I had taken the picture on my phone. I was so pleased with the quality of the print!! It was ten times better than I expected.

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 Turn  your photos into canvas with Canvas Champ.  Absolutely brilliant service from start to finish. As you can see below  it looks beautiful on her wall.

The process to make a canvas is so easy in just a few clicks (there are lots to choose from) just upload your picture, choose the size, pay for it, and that is it. My picture arrived in one week and I was notified it was on its way.

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Canvas Champ offers Wood Printing, Metal Prints, and Acrylic Prints. You can put your photos on pillows, photo mugs, calendars, framed prints and more.

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Saying Thank You To Mom On Mother’s Day

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It’s  Mother’s Day 2018!  When I think back to honoring my mother on this day we always had the homemade gifts we would make and I think as a mother of 6 kids those are always my favorite gifts.

I am a mother of 6 AWESOME KIDS and 19 GRANDKIDS. I feel so blessed as a mom and grandma. As they send me gifts I cherish everyone and they always touch my heart.

 I go and see my 88 year old mother every month. She is 5 hours from me but what an honor it is to take care of her in her aging years.

I think I have gotten to know more about her than I ever did when I was growing up.  Sometimes she is very frustrating but then I realize she is fighting to stay independent and that is hard when your sight is almost gone and you have a back that is way bent over with Scoliosis.

I remember when she had to get a NEW knee.  I went up to take care of her and as she tried to lay on her couch and I on the loveseat, what memories we made that night.

She grew up very poor and her mom died when she was only 10 years old. She taught me a lot growing up from putting me in 4-H, (won a lot of first place ribbons at the fair) piano lessons for 10 years, some singing lessons and always tell the truth.

This year with my siblings we wanted to get something different so we purchase an Alexa. She said she wanted someone to talk to, as my dad died 18 years ago. I really think she will love it.

Lets go out and Celebrate Our Mothers this year and really show them how much they mean to us.

Now lets talk about other ways to celebrate mom this year…..

 

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Incredible Paper Peonies By Dreamy Posy……Can you believe that these beautiful paper peonies were made with Printer Paper!?

Turn the Page  To See How To Make a Beautiful Bouquet for Mom.

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A simple step by step tutorial shows you how to make a Beautiful Handmade DIY Birds Nest Necklace that looks absolutely stunning from Busy Creating Memories.

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift: Edible Fruit Flower Arrangement From Divas Can Cook. 

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DIY gift ideas for Mothers Day Homemade Raspberry and Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipes via Reasons to Skip the Housework - Saying Thank You To Mom On Mother's Day

DIY Raspberry and Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipes with FREE Printable Gift Labels..via Reasons to Skip the Housework

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DIY Farmhouse Style Flower Pots….. Make cute, quirky flower pots with just some chalk paint and a sharpie! These would be cute herb planters or succulent planters. They are inexpensive – even cheap at less than ten bucks for the whole set! It’s a great gift for Mother’s Day! (Via Our Handcrafted Life)

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A Very Easy Jewelry Project To Make…..DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet.   (Via Everything Etsy)

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Cute Gifts…Crochet Spiral Scrubbies In 5 Minutes Flat, Perfect For Washing Up and In The Shower & Machine Washable..via The Whoot.

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Ladies This Is A Great Mother’s Day Gift For YOU….Get Your Post Spring Box At FABFITFUN ONLY $39.99 With Code SUNSHINE.

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eos Lip Balm Printable Mothers Day Cards… Make The Perfect Card For Your Special Mom. It is a Mother’s Day Card She Can Use! 

(via Skip To My Lou)

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It’s Time To Garden Make Mom Some Gardener’s Bliss Hand Salve…..via Hearth and Vine.

Have a Wonderful Mother’s Day,

 

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Get Ready For Spring With **Follow Your Art** At Gymboree

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There is so much new to see at Gymboree. They  are getting set for spring with hundreds of bright, new styles and fresh ideas—it’s a season full of possibilities.

We are inspired by all the ways kids get creative, from putting their one-of-a-kind spin on an outfit to telling a funny story to painting their own masterpiece. 

We want to know what inspires you and your family. What do your kids want to create this spring? Because it’s the perfect time to #Follow Your Art.

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Gymboree has been celebrating childhood for over 30 years, dressing kids from newborn to 12 years old. We offer colorful, head-to-toe clothing and accessory collections—quality clothes that let kids be kids.

At Gymboree, we’re proud to dress your family for the moments that matter most – offering everything from quality playwear that stands the test of playtime to coordinated dressy looks for the perfect family photo. 

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Affordable Ways To Say I Love You On Valentine’s Day

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Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Love comes in many forms… Appreciation, Admiration, and Friendship, Let me share a few ideas I have found to make this Valentine’s Day Even More Special. ❤ ❤

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Spread Valentine Love With 28 Acts Of Kindness via Craft Create Cook. ❤

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Make a Valentine Tree….To make this a meaningful family activity, each family member could decorate a heart or write a love note....via Simply Kierste.com ❤

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Easy Valentines Day Table Runner and New Sew Too!  (via H2OBungalow) ❤

Easy Valenines Day table runner takes no time at all to whip up and stores easily by rolling up until next year. www.H2OBungalow.com #valentinesday

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These DIY Valentine Stamps will help your kids create loads of Valentine Cards.  (Via Fuzzy Mama) ❤

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Make Some Love Bug Oreo Cookies – Delish Hot & Spicy Cinnamon Oreos dressed to impress for Valentine’s Day.

(via Sarah’s Cake Studio) ❤

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“Our Friendship Rocks” – what more is there to say? Gorgeous Fingerprint Heart Rocks for Valentines. The perfect Classroom Valentines Gift to make with kids…via Red Ted Art. ❤

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Store-Bought Chocolate Repackaged in a Homemade Wrapper — The Underside Reveals a Handwritten Love Note — Tastes Doubly Delicious. ..via Martha Stewart.

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Help your Kids Create a Beautiful Bracelet to Give to all of their Best Friends. The Simple Bracelet is made using Twine and Beads with Heart Drawings.  (via Moms and Crafters) ❤

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Strawberry Cheesecake Lasagna – You love lasagna as a main dish, so why dessert too? Layers of Fresh strawberries, Sweet Cream, and Graham Crackers! (via Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts) ❤

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Bliss Gardens Air Plant Terrarium Kit , $24.95, Amazon.com  …..Don’t get her a dozen roses this year, make her a Customized Terrarium. This kit that includes a glass vessel, pebbles, an amethyst crystal, a dried thistle and an air plant. Since air plants only need to be watered once a week, they’re super easy to care for so she can keep her mini-garden thriving with ease — even if she doesn’t have a green thumb. ❤

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This easy recipe for a Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake, stuffed with white chocolate chips and an abundance of sprinkles, is sure to be a crowdpleaser! (via Bake du Jour) ❤

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Have a Wonderful Valentine’s Day and Remember to say, “I love you To Everyone In Your Family!” ❤

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Let Me Be A Child


Let me know when I make you proud.
And help me to have pride in my own accomplishments.
Let me earn your trust. Then trust me.
I won’t let you down.
Let me know you love me with a hug or a pat on the back.
Or, when I need it, with a firm but gentle “no”
Let me be. Let me change. Let me grow.
Let me dream. Share my joy when my dreams come true.
Share my tears when they don’t.
Let me feel secure in my home. Help me realize that love is always there.
That I can depend on you no matter what.
Let me run. let me laugh. let me play.
And most of all, let me be a child.

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Sometimes it amazes me the demands that are placed on children these days. While as parents we can all say that we had it “harder” then our kids do now because we had to be creative and play with our imagination where as now there are video games and computers.

Let’s face it, the pressure that is put on our children today to grow up fast is really out of control.

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We have them in multiple sports, we push them to join different clubs, their peers put pressure on them to look more grown up and dress more grown up and the media encourages this.

Take a look at the toys we want our little girls to play with, Bratz and Barbie… or have a look at the style of clothes that are available, do those toys look innocent to you?

Life passes us by quick enough as it is. Let your child be a child, regardless of how old they are. To help make sure your child isn’t robbed of their youth, here are several tips you can follow, one for each day of the week to think about.

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Follow the principle that Regular Playtime is vital for everyone.

 Get in touch with our own playfulness. Kids really do model what they see. Present a picture of adulthood that children will want to grow up to emulate.

Tell the kids it’ll be a laid-back summer. Ask them to create a fun bucket list of which activities they want to keep… and which they want to toss.

Parents may be shocked by what they say they want to quit doing. Sometimes kids do things because we want them to, and somehow we fail to notice their heart hasn’t been in it.

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Arrange low-key times with friends and family. This may mean turning down some invitations and setting aside an evening as family night. Make sure kids have regular opportunities to just hang out with family and friends.

 Encourage free-range (not pre-packaged), natural and spontaneous play— like a sandbox in the backyard, blocks and impromptu neighborhood soccer games, instead of an amusement park, elaborate toys and soccer camp.

 Make sure children also have total down time for lying in the grass looking at the sky, or sitting on the sidewalk sharing a stick of gum with a friend.

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Show trust in giving youngsters some freedom. Have confidence that when a child is off on his own and enjoying and directing himself in activities he chooses, that is his “job”. The chances are that whatever innocent activities he’s doing of his own free will are better than any “enriching” activity we might impose on him.

Children need to play. It’s their work. All mammals play; it’s their way of learning skills they’ll need when they’re full-grown, from finding food to getting along with others. It’s also the way small humans process their emotions.
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Thinking back to our own best childhood memory, it won’t be a class or lesson, but the time we were allowed to just be.

“Children learn through playing, through active exploration that feeds their imagination, not by always having others organize the world for them.”

How can you let your kid just be a kid?

There’s a good chance that your child is, right now, making his own Harry Potter broomstick out of a stick he found in the backyard … and he might prefer it to the pricey vibrating plastic version you were thinking of buying him.

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“Children learn through play — through puzzles, games, and questions and answers. They also learn on the playground — they learn about nature, weather and the seasons, motion, concepts of distance and speed, and cause and effect. They learn how to negotiate and talk with their peers.

If you live in an area where you can let your child run amok with his friends outdoors, let him; if you don’t, remember that just hanging with friends and neighbors indoors can be great too. 

The result sometimes necessitates that you wear earplugs  on a Saturday afternoon but that is preferable to the eerie silence that descends when little kids are locked for hours in the world of video games.

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Providing an environment where family plays and have fun together is not an option, for us it is a must.

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Find something that your family will enjoy.

Board games, hiking, fishing, camping, playing sports, biking, reading, watching a movie,

any activity that provides a quality family fun time will unite our children while making memories that they will never forget.

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In my family we spent time together, we had fun together, we played together.

In the end, learning who we are primarily takes place not in the act of doing, but in the quiet spaces between things, when we can reflect upon what we have done and who we are. The more of these quiet spaces families provide for kids, the better.

We must remember they are children and it’s crucial we let them enjoy this part of their lives by letting them just be a kid.

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Memories are not free, however they don’t cost money but time and that is what makes them so valuable.

We can build them around the most simple moments.

It is for us to make each moment count, no matter our circumstances, our past,

or how much or how little we have, we can create a place called home

when every child is entitled to a beautiful childhood.

SO LET’S IMAGINE A MOMENT AND CREATE A MEMORY!

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