Summer Fun Moments

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own. 

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I can’t believe we only have two more weeks until the kids start school. In some ways this summer has flown by, but for my daughter with the broken leg I’m sure she would like for time to go by quicker so she’s closer to getting her cast off.

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We’ve still managed to pack in a lot of fun this summer in spite of the the crazy Florida heat. I’d grown accustom to summers in Maryland with warm days and cooler nights.

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I forgot that in Central Florida your ice cream melts before you get a chance to eat it, and the easiest way to keep cool in the summer is to float around in the pool.

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We kicked off summer with a Disney Staycation.

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We then threw an awesome 15th birthday party complete with pool, pizza, and giant waterslide.

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There were more movie nights than I can count and lots of sleepovers with friends.

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We splashed in puddles

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and learned to play hopscotch.

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The kids also learned that you need to make the hopscotch squares bigger than your feet or the game is very difficult.

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We took walks, rode bikes, skateboards, and scooters, hung out at the park.

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We found giant grasshoppers everywhere!

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We painted pictures, drew on the sidewalk, and even painted some furniture. (More fun for me than the kids!)

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We gained another driver in the family.

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We welcomed our newest family member, a beautiful granddaughter, Margo.

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I really cannot believe how much has happened in two months! We’ll be packing in even more fun in the next two weeks before school begins.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy summer is with some delicious ice cream treats. We love them so much we even threw an ice cream party this summer!

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If you live near an Albertsons or Safeway (oh how I miss Safeway) you can cool down with some delicious ice cream and save at the same time!

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Did you know there are literally Frozen popsicles? My kids are crazy about popsicles and the movie Frozen, so imagine how happy they were when I found Disney’s Frozen popsicles! It’s a mom of the year moment when you can bring home Frozen popsicles on your weekly shopping trip.

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The box lasted less than a day at my house, even the boys ate them!

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There are two ways you can win this summer! First, enter for a chance to win a year’s supply of ice cream.

Everyone can win when they purchase participating Good Humor (R), Fruttare (R), Breyers (R), Magnum, Ben & Jerry’s or Klondike products.

Purchase two Unilever ice cream products and collect a receipt code which will print out on your receipt at Albertons, Safeway, and Vons grocery stores. Enter two receipt codes on the website and receive a $5 gift card.

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You’ll receive a $5 gift card for keeping cool this summer with some of your favorite ice cream products!

You can also share how much fun your family is having beating the heat with your favorite Unilever ice cream on social media using the hashtag #FlavorFluffyFun.

Find out all the details and save on your summer ice cream fun here.

 

  

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Summer Fun Moments

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own. 

flavor_flurry_fun

I can’t believe we only have two more weeks until the kids start school. In some ways this summer has flown by, but for my daughter with the broken leg I’m sure she would like for time to go by quicker so she’s closer to getting her cast off.

PEA_ice_cream

We’ve still managed to pack in a lot of fun this summer in spite of the the crazy Florida heat. I’d grown accustom to summers in Maryland with warm days and cooler nights.

Ben_and_Jerry_s_Boom_Chocolatta

I forgot that in Central Florida your ice cream melts before you get a chance to eat it, and the easiest way to keep cool in the summer is to float around in the pool.

LJA_pool

We kicked off summer with a Disney Staycation.

11204885_10205533653794943_4823782087593687066_n

We then threw an awesome 15th birthday party complete with pool, pizza, and giant waterslide.

inflatable_water_slide

There were more movie nights than I can count and lots of sleepovers with friends.

11004561_10155187245650375_7128520859503512488_o

We splashed in puddles

Cora_puddle

and learned to play hopscotch.

hopscotch

The kids also learned that you need to make the hopscotch squares bigger than your feet or the game is very difficult.

hopscotch

We took walks, rode bikes, skateboards, and scooters, hung out at the park.

ACA_skateboard

We found giant grasshoppers everywhere!

grasshopper

We painted pictures, drew on the sidewalk, and even painted some furniture. (More fun for me than the kids!)

FullSizeRender (57)

We gained another driver in the family.

asher driving

We welcomed our newest family member, a beautiful granddaughter, Margo.

Margo_Edison

I really cannot believe how much has happened in two months! We’ll be packing in even more fun in the next two weeks before school begins.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy summer is with some delicious ice cream treats. We love them so much we even threw an ice cream party this summer!

ice_cream_social

If you live near an Albertsons or Safeway (oh how I miss Safeway) you can cool down with some delicious ice cream and save at the same time!

klondike_ice_cream

Did you know there are literally Frozen popsicles? My kids are crazy about popsicles and the movie Frozen, so imagine how happy they were when I found Disney’s Frozen popsicles! It’s a mom of the year moment when you can bring home Frozen popsicles on your weekly shopping trip.

frozen_popsicles

The box lasted less than a day at my house, even the boys ate them!

frozen_popsicles_disney

There are two ways you can win this summer! First, enter for a chance to win a year’s supply of ice cream.

Everyone can win when they purchase participating Good Humor (R), Fruttare (R), Breyers (R), Magnum, Ben & Jerry’s or Klondike products.

Purchase two Unilever ice cream products and collect a receipt code which will print out on your receipt at Albertons, Safeway, and Vons grocery stores. Enter two receipt codes on the website and receive a $5 gift card.

IMG_3127

You’ll receive a $5 gift card for keeping cool this summer with some of your favorite ice cream products!

You can also share how much fun your family is having beating the heat with your favorite Unilever ice cream on social media using the hashtag #FlavorFluffyFun.

Find out all the details and save on your summer ice cream fun here.

 

  

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7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini

If you have plenty of fresh zucchini on hand this summer and are looking for recipes, here is a variety to choose from. Stuffed, grilled, baked in breads or as a pizza crust, zucchini is delicious when prepared so many different ways.

What’s your favorite way to use zucchini?

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini at The Happy Housewife

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini

1. Grilled Zucchini

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Grilled Zucchini) at The Happy Housewife

2. Stuffed Zucchini

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Stuffed Zucchini) at The Happy Housewife

3. Zucchini Crust Pizza

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Zucchini Pizza Crust) at The Happy Housewife

4. Baked Zucchini Chips

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Baked Zucchini Chips) at The Happy Housewife

5. Zucchini Muffins

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Zucchini Muffins) at The Happy Housewife

6. Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread) at The Happy Housewife

7. Gluten-Free Zucchini Latkes

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Zucchini Latkes) at The Happy Housewife

  

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Easy Clothes Pin Chore Chart

How to make an Easy Clothes Pin Chore Chart at The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Beth

Chore charts are easy reminders for the whole family. They help keep us organized, and my kids really love the visual reminders to keep our family running smoothly.

I used to spend a lot of time reminding the kids what chores happened when. Then we used a daily checklist that I printed out, and they marked off when their chores were done. That wasted a ton of paper!

With our new clothes pin chore chart system, I spend less time repeating myself and don’t have to print any checklists. This makes our home more peaceful, the kids more responsible, and mom less of a nag.

Supplies needed for an Easy Clothes Pin Chore Chart at The Happy Housewife

Supplies Needed

I gathered all my supplies from a local craft store. You could also grab these online if that’s more convenient for you. I’ve added links to some of the items so you can take a closer look at what I used.

Easy Clothes Pin Chore Chart at The Happy Housewife

Notes on Supplies

The most important part of this project is the layout of the chore sheet. The example I made is a daily sheet that would represent the chores for one particular day of the week. This sheet would work well for 1 – 2 children since I can fit two clothes pins on each task. If you have more chores or more children to facilitate, then I would use one clipboard and one list per child per day.

For example, if you are organizing daily chores for three children, then you would want 7 sheets (one per day of the week) x 3 children. That’s 21 sheets and 3 clipboards (one per child).

The chores shown are Thursday chores in my house. Some chores appear on each day of the week (like making the bed and feeding pets) and other chores, like taking out the trash and recycle, are only completed one day per week. Since each day holds different responsibilities, it’s easier for my family if we have a sheet for each day of the week.

Instructions

1. Label the left side of each chart “To Do” and the right side “Done.”

2. List the chores to be completed. Here is a great chore list to get you thinking about age appropriate chores for each child’s list.

Easy Clothes Pin Chore Chart at The Happy Housewife

3. Write the child’s name on the clothes pins with permanent marker. I write the name so that it can be easily read on the left and right sides of the chart. You could just have them clip their name upside down on the “done” side when the chore is finished, but I like the neater look of having the name right side up.

Easy Clothes Pin Chore Chart at The Happy Housewife

4. Add a decoration if desired. The red and white clip is actually a hair decoration. I liked it because it adds a splash of color to the chore list.

Clip the hair clip directly into the hole on the front of the clipboard. You could also glue on any decorative accent you like. Make sure that the decoration doesn’t hinder your ability to open and shut the clamp. You’ll want to easily change out the chore sheet.

5. Hang the chore chart. I hang our chart between the dining room and kitchen because that’s a high-traffic area in our home. Find the spot in your home that’s right for your family. Make sure it’s easy for the kids to read and reach.

How to Make an Easy Clothes Pin Chore Chart at The Happy Housewife

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