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Kicking off Summer! A list of helpful links!

May 28, 2013
Kristina's daughter and Daja's daughter eating seaweed (not the kind that washed up on the shore) on the beach.

Kristina’s daughter and Daja’s daughter eating seaweed (not the kind that washed up on the shore) on the beach.


Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of Summer!  And the weather around here, at least, certainly confirms that!  To get your Summer started off right, here are some of our best posts for your Summer enjoyment!

1. Need some creative, affordable and fun ideas for the family this summer?  Try our To-Do List from last summer!  This Summer our To-Do list is much shorter.  In fact, Daja’s list only has one thing: Have a baby.


2. Summer is the perfect time to amp up your hospitality!  Sharing food, fun, and memories with guests in the backyard, at the beach, at the park, or camping.  Outdoor “entertaining” is the way to go!


3. If all that outdoor hospitality has you turned into a buffet for mosquitoes, consider whipping up some of our easy, safe, and effective NATURAL BUG REPELLENT!  There are tips there, too, on treating the bites if you already have them!


4. Traveling a bit or a lot this Summer?  We dare you to make it a Fast Food Free Summer!  We have a PDF that you can download, print, and share with others!  Also, check out these TIPS FOR AVOIDING THE FAST FOOD TRAP!  It can be done and it’s easier than you think!  Last year we took a long road trip from Los Angeles to San Antonio, Texas and didn’t resort to fast food even once!

FFF Challenge

5. We live Summer by a simple motto: Never left a good picnic go un-picnicked.  We are firm believers in the power of a picnic.  To help you, we have two links: Prepared For A Picnic and Your Car Picnic Basket.  A picnic is one of the happiest of everyday “Life Happenings”!


Have a beautiful, memorable, fun, blessed, and cool summer!

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

(Linked to Titus 2 TuesdaysBackyard Farming Connection Hop A Little R & R, Homemaking Party at Hope In Every Season, Tasty Traditions, Fantastic Thursdays at Five Little Chefs,  Fabulously Frugal Thursdays and Sharendipity Place)

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  1. June 1, 2013 11:02 am

    So thankful for summer!! This is a great list! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place!


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