Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party {Issue 138}

Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party Decorating, Berry Recipe, Travel, and Patriotic Craft Features {Adventures of Mel}

Welcome July! This week we're celebrating with a patriotic project, a couple of berry-licious recipes, inspiration for your home's entry, and much more. Take a look at this week's features and be inspired to do something creative, make something delicious, or explore a new place. Of course, be sure to link up your posts below. Happy {Read More...}

Naturally Red, White and Blue Freezer Pops Recipe

Kids love freezer pops in the summer. Make naturally red, white and blue freezer pops with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and your favorite Greek Yogurt. Frozen yogurt pops with no artificial colors, the perfect recipe for the 4th of July!

Summer weather is here to stay, meaning my boys are making frequent trips to the freezer to look for freezer pops. Jaden could practically live on freezer pops in the summer, and sometimes we have a hard time limiting him to just one or two, especially on hot, humid, sticky days like we've had here lately. Since the 4th of July is just around the {Read More...}

So This is the Dreaded Mirena Crash (and Burn)

The Dreaded Mirena Crash (and Burn)

Mirena... All I can say is never again. Ever. Yes, I used Mirena for a very long time. Yes, I'm experiencing the dreaded Mirena Crash at this very moment and have been for the last week and a half, though I really didn't know exactly what I was experiencing until I started to do a little more research and reading. I can say that I wish I'd {Read More...}

Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party {Issue 137}

Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party Recipe, Kids Craft, DIY, and Travel Features {Adventures of Mel}

The last Wednesday of June... This month has flown by! I guess that's what happens when summer hits, though. This week you'll find a refreshing drink recipe, kid-friendly crafts and recipes, a way to serve your community if you garden, tips for visiting national parks, and more! Check out this week's features, and link up your posts below. Happy {Read More...}

DIY Dryer Tray and Other Summer Must Haves

Summer means a change in routine. Here are a few of my favorite summer must haves for cooking, cleaning, washing, organizing, gardening, and sometimes just for fun, including a DIY dryer tray re-purposed from an old picture frame, perfect for laundry room organization.

One thing's for sure around here. When summer hits, our routine changes quite a bit. We're no longer studying our little hearts out, the days grow longer, you can find us toying around in the garden most evenings, and ironically, things seem to get a little busier. I'm sure you can relate. Summer's just filled with all of the things we couldn't do {Read More...}

Layered Salad with Whatever Layers You Want

Layered Salad is the perfect salad recipe for family get-togethers, parties, or that next barbecue. You can add whatever types of layers you want, whether it’s cauliflower, peas, lettuce, bacon, or whatever else your heart desires.

Layered salad... Every family get-together, my aunt would make a 7 layer salad that was so delicious. Everyone looked forward to it, as we'd heap spoonfuls of the creamy deliciousness onto our plates. This layered salad recipe, that I'm about to share with you, is one way I've found to get my youngest to eat his veggies. He can't get enough of this {Read More...}

Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party {Issue 136}

Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party Recipe, Father's Day, Kids Craft, and DIY Features {Adventures of Mel}

From Father's Day to summer crafts and recipes, this week's Inspire Me Wednesday linky party is full of inspiration. Be sure to check out our weekly features; then link up your own crafts, recipes, DIY projects, and travel adventures below. Happy Wednesday! 1. Make the most decadent, scrumptious Sea Salt Caramel Bars with a recipe from The Rebel {Read More...}

Kid Recipes: Not Your Average Campfire S’mores

Some nights are just made for a good campfire. Make campfire s’mores with Goldfish Grahams, chocolate chips, and marshmallows layered in an iron skillet. Fun for kids and another one to add to your list of kid recipes!

Some nights are just made for a campfire, plain and simple. We've had a stressful few weeks where it seems we get up, go to work, work on school, go here, go there, work some more, go to bed, and get up the next day to do it all over again. On an evening not too long ago, we said enough is enough; we filled a tray with all sorts of campfire goodies {Read More...}