Fun Friday – 5 Thrilling Summer Camp Activities Your Kids Will Love

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It’s June! If not already, school for most will soon be out, & summer will officially begin within a matter of weeks! Unbelievable right? Well, I have some great ideas to help keep the kiddies busy. Enjoy! 😊

 

 

Scavenger Hunt

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“I spy with my little eye”… there’s nothing like a good game of clue, or a scavenger hunt. Kids love the chance to look for various treasures & prizes with a few fun clues to lead them.  It’s an amazing way to create a fun activity for all to participate in, & can be used to create healthy competition between campers.

 

 

Rope Swings

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This is an oldie, but a goodie form of fun. Rope swings have been around forever, but I assure you, the fun remains the same! Usually, you can also increase or decrease, this ultra-thrilling experience to fit your liking, by using different platform heights to swing high over bodies of water ending in a safe yet thrilling splash!

 

 

Mega Slip-N-Slide

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A mega slip n slide isn’t like any other slip n slide you’ve seen before. You can transform any hill or steady slope from ordinary to extraordinary, by adding tarps and other slick materials. (within safety measures) This slip n slide can be as long and as wide as desired which ensures maximum fun for campers.

 

 

Extreme Zipline

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Now, this is for the brave! Extreme caution goes without saying with this sport, but if done safely…is nothing short of a blast!  Thrill seekers travel all over the world to take part in zip lining experiences. Zip lines are a great way to see the campground’s surroundings. This is a surefire way to get campers involved and ready for an exciting ride. 🙂

 

 

Horseback Riding

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I’ve always been a great fan of horses growing up myself, so this would be an amazing adventure for most kids.  Horseback riding is a great way to experience the outdoors & ones own surroundings. Interacting with animals in a hands on way makes horseback riding a unique way to experience nature.

 

Awesome huh? Now go & get the kiddies signed up! Enjoy your weekend, “Toodles!”😀

Fun Friday – Memorial Weekend Easy Craft Ideas

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Hey all, I’m sure many of you will be scurrying about, preparing for your holiday weekend to-do’s. So, why not add to the fun huh? Here are some simple, creative ideas to help liven up your festivities. 🙂

 

 

Festive Candles

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All you need is some rice, beans & food coloring! 🙂

 

 

Festive Water-bottles

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Get refreshed with a patriotic twist! Simple online print-outs to the rescue 🙂

 

 

Festive Floral Salute

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Liven up the garden with some red, white, & blue!

 

See, I told ya they were simple. 😉  Now, these are only a few ideas, per you don’t want to over do it…but, wanna know another perk? You can save them for the upcoming 4th too, so don’t put them away just yet…two for one! Enjoy your weekend! “Toodles!”😊

Fun Friday – Cinco De Mayo! 3 Hot Recipes You’ll Want To Try

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Happy Cinco De Mayo! I love Mexican food, & in celebration of today, I have 3 of the Top, Tasty & Tangy recipes you’ll definitely want to sink your taste buds into, & help kick off the weekend. Enjoy!😊

 

Chicken Tostadas

Fry tortillas until very crispy (otherwise they will become rubbery), then top them with a mixture of chicken, beans, avocado, lettuce and salsa.

 

Chicken Chili & Cheese Quesadillas

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Top cheesy quesadillas with a homemade salsa that gets heat from hot sauce (try chipotle or Mexican green chili sauce) Yum yum…Smokin’!

 

Crispy Chicken Mini Tacos

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Roll shredded chicken in a corn tortilla and fry until golden brown. Top with a freshly made salsa, a drizzle of Mexican crema and a sprinkle with crumbled queso fresco. Delish!

Now, feel free to substitute any ingredients that you wish.

I don’t know about you, but after all of this talk about food….now, I need to go & stuff my face! So, I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes, & until next time…”Toodles!” 😀

Fun Friday – How To Easily Create Beautiful No-Dye Easter Eggs

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Hey, happy Friday.  How’s your week been? Wow, I cannot believe it’s already time for Easter! For those of you who still like to get creative this time of year with Easter egg hunts & the whole nine yards….no problemo, I got you covered.  There are some awesome decorative tips that I am just “dyeing” to share with you…so let’s get to it! 🙂

 

Flower Garden Easter Eggs

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You can easily mimic springtime flowers with this lovely, decorative tabletop garden. Use leftover 3-D scrapbooking stickers to decorate your Easter eggs, then display in beautiful egg cups. Easy-breezy…just peel and stick!

 

Gorgeous Glitter Eggs

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Aren’t you bedazzled? A bit of glue and colorful glitter are all you need to create these stunning Easter eggs. You can look for glitter in a variety of sizes and colors. Sequins can also add a pop of color and texture to these sparkly jewels for that extra wow factor.

 

Paper Blossom Eggs

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Too cute! To create these crafty flowers, cut origami paper into a range of different-size squares. Fold the squares and freehand-cut flower patterns of your choice. Using a small paintbrush, apply white glue to the backs of the flowers and adhere to eggs, pressing out excess glue or air bubbles. Cut thin strips of paper to make stems and leaves.

 

Yellow Washi Tape Tulip Easter Eggs

Isn’t this creative? Yep, no mess or dyes are needed to hatch these clever, floral-inspired eggs. To create the tulip-petal pattern, tear small pieces of yellow washi tape and cover Easter eggs. For the best effect, vary the placement of the tape. Complete the blooms by placing the eggs in cupcake liners with a grass-like print, and for added flair…atop ceramic egg cups or candlestick holders.

I do hope you have enjoyed the tips & will be able to utilize some of them.  Until next time, “Toodles!” 😀

 

WAckY WeDneSdaY – Fun Pic: Word Find

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How sharp are you? Can you find the 6 hidden words in this pic? Come on, take a minute for some fun…Try it!

 

 

 

 

Answers: Page, Novel, Book, Story, Words, Read

Fun Friday – Spring Is Here! 5 Great Ideas For Spring Break

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Happy St. Pat’s Day! Well, believe it or not, winter has come & is already on its way out.  It seems to have gone by exceptionally fast this year.  The temps are slowly but surely warming up & tiny buds are beginning to sprout everywhere.  Pretty soon, many schools will be closing, allowing for the majority, a much-needed break. So, what’s on the agenda? No worries,  I’ve come up with a few, great ideas you can utilize for those taking time off.

 

1)  Take a short trip  

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Many people schedule their vacation time around the school calendar, so this is an ample time to stretch your legs & get in some sun! You can take a short drive further into town or to the next state over.  Some may have planned months in advance to take plane drips to further destinations, like Florida or to Disney World.

 

 

2)  Spend quality time

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Even if you don’t go out-of-town, you can still use this time to just hang out & have fun! Plan local activities right in your own town, or better yet, your own yard!  Get outside & play with the kids, play indoor board games & the video game systems too! Go hang out at your favorite restaurant & stay out longer than usual…just to mingle!

 

 

3)  Volunteer your time

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Some people don’t have the luxury of taking off during spring break with their kids.  If you’re going to be available & know someone who may need help with childcare that week, lend a hand!  Arrange play-dates with the kids. Your neighbor or friend, will be forever grateful I assure you 🙂

 

 

4)  Spring Cleaning

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Yes, I know, I know…this one doesn’t sound fun or glamorous, but more than likely needs to be done.  It’s time to clear out all the debris the snow left behind, (depending on where you live) & return to storage, all of the bulky clothing & other excessive items accumulated over the winter months, taking up space.  You can also donate clothing & items that you don’t need, to make room for lighter summer wear & decor that you will swap out. For those with a green-thumb, you may want to whip out the garden tools for some early planting. 🙂

 

 

5)   R E S T !  

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Take some time just to catch your breath!  Enjoy your time with your family, but don’t forget to take some time for yourself too.  Sleep in & do NOTHING, if you so choose.  Sit & watch TV & treat yourself to that extra scoop of ice cream 🙂  Soak in a soothing, warm bath. Re-lax, Re-charge, Re-focus, Re-boost. “Ahhh”… now doesn’t that sound lovely? Lastly, no matter what you choose to do, have a happy & safe spring  va-cay! Until next time…“Toodles!” 😊