Pizza Margherita: Summer Fun Series

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Today I am sharing one of my new absolute favorite recipes! It is a yummy, super simple fresh dinner that is perfect for summer nights! This pizza margherita is perfection with the fresh tomatoes and basil. You will be surprised by how much flavor it has!

You can find the full recipe here.

I did a segment on Studio 5 showing you how to make it too!

Come back tomorrow for another great summer themed post!

Summer Go Bags: Summer Fun Series

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Adrienne from Free Time Frolics is sharing a great idea with us today! If you don’t already follow her blog, be sure to go do it because she shares great sewing tutorials, recipes, and ways to keep your family life organized!

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As part of the Summer Fun series, she is sharing these great summer go bags so you are ready to go for any of your summer activities! They are quick, simple and totally worth the work ahead of time so things aren’t so frantic when you are trying to go this summer.

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Find her tutorial here.

Come back tomorrow for another great summer themed post!

Keep Your Kids Active This Summer: Summer Fun Series

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Andie from the blog Maybe I Will is a fairly new blogger, but you would NEVER guess it because she is a total pro! Her blog is full of great DIY projects, recipes, and fitness tips. I always love fitness tips! Check out her blog to see all of her great content!

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She is sharing ways to keep your kids active this summer as part of the Summer Fun series! I think this is so important because often times, kids end up staying inside playing video games or watching TV all summer to stay out of the heat, but it is so important that they play and be active!

Marathon a Month Challenge

Read her post here!

Come back tomorrow for some cute summer go bags!

Strawberries and Cream Cake: Summer Fun Series

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Shatzi from Love and Laundry is joining us today! She is also an Idaho blogger. I have loved getting to know her through local events and our group. She is so creative too! Check out her blog for sure! You will not be disappointed!

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She is sharing this yummy strawberries and cream cake as part of the Summer Fun series! What a better way to celebrate summer than with a great desert with fresh fruit?!

strawberries and cream cake

Get the recipe for it here!

Come back tomorrow to learn how to keep your kids active this summer!

Transitioning Your Wardrobe: Summer Fun Series

Welcome back to the 31 Days of Summer Fun series! To catch up on the posts you have missed, go to this post here.

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Today is all about Summer fashion because Ashley from Flats to Flip Flops is here! She is a fashion blogger who shares great fashion tips and shows off her cute outfits! The thing I love about her blog is that it is all realistic! She doesn’t spend $200 on a sweater and walk in 6 inch heels. They are outfits that you really can wear in a regular, normal life!

Ashley from Flats to Flip Flops

As a part of the Summer Fun series, Ashley is helping us transition our wardrobe from long sleeved and bulky to short sleeved and cheery!

Transitioning your wardrobe

Read her post here!

Come back tomorrow for more Summer fun with Love and Laundry!

5 Amazing Outdoor Summer Activities and Games for Kids

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Today, you get another little dose of me! I will be sharing five awesome outdoor games that are great for kids to play this summer! My husband teaches sixth grade and has to teach P.E. once a week. He helped me find some activities that kids will love to do with their friends this summer. Please note that not all of these are original ideas from him, but I have no way of knowing who to credit for a few of them.

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#1 Crab Soccer- This can be played with only 2 people or entire soccer teams. Split into teams and play a “normal” game of soccer walking in a crab walk the whole time. You can hit the ball with your hands or feet. The game ends when either the time runs out or the winner gets to a predetermined score.

#2 Gorilla Ball- You need a rubber kickball for this game. This can be played with 4 or more people. Use a space that you can imagine being like a football field with two end zones on both ends. The objective is to get the kickball into your end zone to score. The only way to move the ball is by throwing it to your teammate(s). When you have the ball, you can’t move your feet at all. You must pass the ball. The other team can move around and can intercept the ball when it is being thrown. If the ball falls to the ground or if you move your feet while you have the ball, the ball goes to the other team. Play until time runs out or when one team gets to a predetermined score.

#3 Rock, Paper, Scissors tag- Two people face each other. Choose safe zones 15 feet behind each player. To start, players play rock, paper scissors. The loser of rock, paper, scissors has to run to their safe zone before the other player tags them. If you get to the zone, you get a point. If you get tagged by the other person before you get to your safe zone, they get a point. The first to 5 points wins.

#4 Ninja Destruction- Play this with 3 or more people. Stand in a circle with your hands in the middle touching each other. To start, yell “ninja destruction”. When that phrase is yelled, everyone jumps back and lands in a ninja stance. A designated person (ninja) then makes one fluid motion trying to chop at another ninja’s arm. In defense, the other ninja can make one fluid motion to get out of the way of the ninja chop. If you are hit anywhere from shoulder to finger, that arm is out and goes behind your back. Whether you are hit or not, it becomes your turn to attack a ninja in the group. Game continues like that. Once both of your arms are hit, you are out and have to leave the circle. Game goes until there is only one ninja left, making that person the ultimate ninja.

#5 Samurai Warrior- You need a pool noodle or a soft sword or stick for this game. Can be played with 2 or more people. One person holds the sword and is called “the warrior”. The other players stand shoulder to shoulder facing the warrior. The warrior then chooses to swipe the “sword” horizontally either above the shoulders or below the waist. If the warrior swipes the sword side to side above the shoulders, they must duck. If the warrior swipes the sword side to side below the waist, they must jump. If the player does the wrong move, they are out. Warrior can swipe fast or slow to try to trick the players. Play goes until only one player remains. They then become the warrior in the next round.

I hope that these games help keep your kids entertained this summer! They are some of the sixth graders’ favorites!

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Patriotic Paper Windsock: Summer Fun Series

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I am so excited for today’s post. It is by the incredibly cute and talented Crystal of A Pumpkin and a Princess. She is seriously amazing. I am sure you have seen her stuff all over the web because every single thing she makes is perfection!

A Pumpkin & A Princess

She is sharing how to make these fun patriotic paper windsocks as part of the Summer Fun series. They would be a fun craft to get your kids involved with before the 4th of July to bring a little patriotic decor to your home.

DIY Paper Windsock tutorial

You can find her full tutorial on her blog here.

Come back tomorrow for some great games for your kids to play this summer!

Paint Your Front Door: Summer Fun Series

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I am excited to have Kari from Newlyweds on a Budget here today as part of the Summer Fun series! She is adorable! I have loved seeing her cute face at various blog conferences. She is always so kind and has a great attitude.

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She is sharing her tips on how to paint your front door! This is perfect for the Summer Fun series because there is no better way to brighten up the front of your house than by putting a fun, bright color on your front door!

Red Front Door Makeover

Find her tutorial here.

Come back tomorrow for a post by A Pumpkin and a Princess!

Kid Friendly Garden Globes: Summer Fun Series

The 31 Days of Summer Fun continues today! If you have missed out on any of the fun, you can find all of the posts here.

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Today joining us is Cynthia Bee from Jordan Valley Home and Garden Club! I first met her when I went to get a peek of the DIY Blogger house and she was working on the yard. She is so sweet and knows her stuff when it comes to making your outdoor space look fabulous! As part of the 31 Days of Summer Fun, she is sharing a fun kid friendly gardening globe! What a great way to get your kids involved with your garden!

Hands-On Gardening for Kids: "Grow Globe"

You can find the full tutorial here.

Come back tomorrow for a fun tutorial on painting your front door this summer!

DIY Pinatas: Summer Fun Series

Are you loving the 31 Days of Summer Fun series? It has been so fun and it is only just getting started! If you have missed learning about it, or want to see the posts you have missed, check out the post here.

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Today, I am welcoming my cute friend Sky who blogs over at Capital B. She is SO creative! She comes up with great activities to do with your kids and especially to do with boys! I know that a lot of the fun activities in the blog world are geared to girls so it is fun to see her switch that up!

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She is sharing a really fun tutorial for the series today! DIY pinatas that you can make for a special occasion or for no occasion at all! How fun would that be to just smack open a pinata for the fun of it one summer day?!

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You can find her full tutorial here.

Come back tomorrow to learn about vegetable gardening with kids!