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Happy Fourth of July Weekend from the Family Fun Friday Team! If you are looking for some last minute July 4th crafts and recipes, check out last week's Family Fun Friday features and be sure to download the Free Fourth of July book for Children. This week we picked some great crafts and learning activities!  You can't go wrong with sensory bottles, play doughs, and paints.  If you are worried about summer brain drain and want to keep your kids sharp check out the number puzzles, shark activities, easy science activities, and math ideas that we highlighted this … [Read More...]

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5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Enjoy the Sky #ETHANProject

This week at the #ETHANProject the theme is "enjoy the sky".  The boys and I have been making trips to the park and our entire family was able to watch a demonstration of the Thunderbirds in flight! Today I'm sharing photos from the air show as well as some of our kite-flying adventures. Plus, later this week, for the first time ever, the boys will get to see a few small-scale fireworks in action - sparklers, roman candles, and snap dragons.  Woo-hoo I can hardly wait! I hope you're enjoying the summer season and all the goodness of gathering together with family and … [Read More...]

Chicken Parmesan easy gluten free recipe from HappyandBlessedHome.com

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetSaucy #CollectiveBias. Here I'll share an easy recipe for gluten free Chicken Parmesan. Pair this with brown rice pasta and veggies for a delicious meal.  What if I told you -- you can make a departure from gluten breaded Chicken Parmesan because you can achieve better flavor? Would you be up for trying it? Good, because if you make your Chicken Parmesan this way you may not want it the old way again. I attribute the rich flavor of this variety of … [Read More...]

FREE Fourth of July Printable Book HappyandBlessedHome.com

FREE Fourth of July Book for Children

I've created a fabulous, wonderful FREE Fourth of July Book for Children {printable} for everyone who helps me get to know the readers of HappyandBlessedHome.com a little better. You see, I'm on this side of the screen and it's hard to know about you. I'd like to know who my readers are from a demographic perspective as well as what interests you. I'm working on improving my site as well as considering adding more content to my site, but I do not want to post about topics that may be of little or no interest to you. So here's my request... Can you please fill out … [Read More...]

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Fourth of July Family Fun

It's difficult to believe that Independence Day is fast approaching. For many of us, it feels like the school year just ended and summer fun has just started! This week we are helping with some 4th of July and summertime fun ideas. We have cook out recipes, like deviled egg salad, grilled potato fries, and patriotic berry kebabs! We also found some fun July 4th crafts and activities for you to enjoy leading up to next weekend's celebrations, like firecracker pop ups, a patriotic garland, and parade bike decorations. Summer festivities don't mean that the learning has … [Read More...]

Cream cheese and white chocolate pinwheels with raspberries blueberries and strawberries from HappyandBlessedHome.com

Cream Cheese and White Chocolate Pinwheels with Berries

This recipe for Cream Cheese and White Chocolate Pinwheels with Berries is brought to you in collaboration with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry to bring you helpful tips for creating delicious desserts and dishes for at-home entertaining. The recipe and all opinions expressed are mine alone.  Summer… I love the garden produce of summer. Especially blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. I like to buy them in large batches and use them in all sorts of baked goodies.  Especially these flaky, melt-in-your-mouth, Cream Cheese and White Chocolate Pinwheels.  I even … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker shredded Skinny Buffalo Chicken recipe from HappyandBlessedHome.com

Crockpot pull-apart Skinny Buffalo Chicken & Deluxe Grill Giveaway

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KingOfFlavor #CollectiveBias. Here I'll share an easy recipe for Crockpot pull-apart Skinny Buffalo Chicken. Pair this with summer veggies for a delicious meal. Plus scroll down to learn how you can WIN a NEW deluxe grill package! Sure is hot around here! Out where we live, the majority of homes are built without air conditioning. We use an attic fan to cool the house after the sun goes down, but things get really warm in the afternoon. When the summer heats up, … [Read More...]

600 FREE Fathers Day Book HappyandBlessedHome

FREE Fathers Day Book

This FREE Fathers Day book is not just for Father's Day, it can be for any day of the year!  When I write books like this one I always envision parents reading it with their children.  I think you'll find the graphics warm and encouraging.  Some parts may even elicit a chuckle or two. This is fun reading for the entire family.  Similar to my Mother's Day Book, I created this book using poetic rhyming verses from A-Z, and added some warm and friendly images by some talented designers. The book celebrates some of dad's many talents and helps teach children to … [Read More...]

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