Is it heating up at your house? Summer is in full swing over here and my kids and I were so glad to spend some time at the pool this week. Ahh… summer.
Welcome back to Family Fun Friday! This week, we’ve got all kinds of ideas for you including:
- patriotic crafts and activities
- travel tips with kids
- home management hacks
- seasonal veggies recipes
- … and much more!
Every week we feature the best link-ups on the web with free printables, games, activities, money-saving and organizing ideas, recipes and more. If you are looking for the best tips, links, resources, freebies and more – you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the Family Fun Friday community.
Family Fun Friday is all about connecting as a family. We feature great ideas for family fun, and things to help moms get things done so they have more time to spend doing what they love to do – be with family!
Family Fun Friday
I love my co-hosts Stephanie, Carly and Danita! Your links get four times the exposure as they will show up on four blogs at the same time. Woo-Hoo! Each co-host is featuring her top picks from the party so you get an increased chance in being featured as well. Each featured post will be pinned by the hostesses so be sure to link up your best!
Meet our Family Fun Friday hostesses:
|Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at HappyandBlessedHome.com where she shares free preschool tools and printables, encouraging words for moms, and ideas for having fun together as a family. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin’. Monica will feature Family Fun Posts.|
|Stephanie Kay is a busy homeschooling mom of 5. She blogs at Everyday Family Living where she shares practical ideas for home organization, family activities, books and education, and health & fitness. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Stephanie will feature Money Saving and Organizing Tips.|
|Carly is an adoptive mama and piano teacher who blogs at Africa to America. She writes about globalism, compassion and motherhood. Follow: Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter. Carly will be featuring posts on kid learning and crafting.|
|Danita enjoys blogging about cooking and shares yummy recipes on her blog OTasteandSee. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Danita will feature Delicious Recipes.|
If you enjoy the features on Family Fun Friday please leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you! If you see things that you like here – please PIN them on Pinterest! If you PIN these lists it will help this blogging party grow. To PIN a specific blogger’s post please click through and pin directly from their site. If you’re a mom keep reading because we have some wonderful fun ideas to inspire you with your little ones and family. My blogging friends are linking up craft ideas, fun in the kitchen, preschool & homeschool ideas, and ways to spend time as a family. My blog is growing but I need your help, please like my facebook page or PIN a button and help spread the word about HappyandBlessedHome.com. Thanks so much.
FREE Fourth of July Book for Children
I want to get to know you better! The better I know you, the better I can serve you through fun printable packs, children’s books and preschool tools. I have tons of ideas, but I need to hear from you to find out what you love best.
I’ve created a quick survey and I hope you’ll help me out by answering 14 short questions. As a thank you for filling out the survey, you’ll get this free book for kids all about the 4th of July. It’s the perfect activity to teach your little ones about our country’s birthday and includes the Star Spangled Banner! Go here to complete the survey and get your free book! Thank you!
Enter to win a free beach vacation
One more thing – did you enter to win your free beach vacation yet? If not, jump over to the entry page. Some blogging friends and I are giving away an amazing beach vacation. I hope you win!
Thanks to all my blogging friends for linking up last week at Family Fun Friday. I have a special YouTube Video for you at Thank You All My Blogging Friends! So many great ideas, crafts and things to do! If you link up, you permit me to use your pictures/ideas as part of future posts and/or social media. Now on to some fabulous posts for moms.
We want everyone to have an awesome summer and this week we’re featuring tips, tricks, planners, and ideas to inspire you.
1. Viviana from Totschooling has an adorable summer printable pack for toddlers. Y’all know how much I love printables, right? With 37 activities, it’s her biggest printable pack so far and it’s free!
2. Katie from a Little Pinch of Perfect has the most adorable patriotic windsock tutorial. Painting is always a hit with littles and this project turned out so cute. You’ll have to check it out.
3. Shirley from Satisfaction Through Christ has a fun patriotic DIY picture tutorial. It’s impossible to mess up and turns out beautifully! Thanks, Shirley!
4. Ang from The Mommy Talks has the cutest art project for little ones – washi tape art. Do you have a stash of washi tape waiting for a use? If so, this is the perfect quick craft. Love it! Thanks, Ang!
5. Sarah from Play 2 Learn with Sarah has a red, white and blue roundup of 4th of July crafts for kids. I think my favorite is the popsicle stick flag – more painting fun! Thanks, Sarah!
6. Carrie from A Mother’s Shadow has an easy tutorial for beaded patriotic flip flops. Can you just imagine these in a mini size with little painted toenails? I don’t have little girls so I’ll have to leave that to you moms of girls, but I couldn’t resist sharing. Thanks, Carrie!
Kid Learning and Crafts
It’s all red, white and blue at Carly’s this week. She’s collected some smashing patriotic crafts as well as some travel tips in case you’re headed out of town for the holiday. Special thanks to Carly from Africa to America for showcasing these posts. If ya’ll have a minute stop by Carly’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love. 🙂
Ok, so maybe this week’s food features aren’t as exciting as last week (um, cookies?), but these recipes look ah-maz-ing! Danita has rounded up some delectable ways to eat your green veggies. You can do it!
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
Stephanie Kay is a busy homeschooling mom of 5 and this week she is featuring some home management hacks. An organized home is a peaceful home and I think that’s something everyone can appreciate. Stephanie blogs at Everyday Family Living where she shares practical ideas for home organization, family activities, books and education, and health & fitness. When you have a minute, stop by Everyday Family Living on Facebook and give her a little FB love!
Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.
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I pray you are blessed by this effort to share ideas on having Family Fun.
In His Grip,
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