Over 25 MORE Kids Crafts & Activities for Summer

Over 25 MORE Kids Summer Crafts & Activities from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Happy 4th of July to my US friends! I hope your day is filled with fun, family, and celebration of the freedom we are fortunate to enjoy! My kids have been out of school for weeks now and some of the newness of summer has worn off.  I’ve been forcing them to sleep in (crying shame!) and do their chores.  What started out as good intentions to do something fun [Read More...]

Summer. Summer. Summertime Printable Banner!

Summer Banner from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw this summer banner that I recently hung on my vintage window.  It replaced the banner I made for spring. Not my finest photography ever…but you get the idea! Taken from the 1991 classic- Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, this little colorful banner makes me happy! Make your very own banner: Print three copies of the first sheet [Read More...]

Summer in a Can Printable

Always Summer Printable www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Today I’m guest posting over at my friend Amy’s blog- the Idea Room.  I adore Amy to pieces.  I’m excited to be sharing a little something for summer.  If you are visiting from the Idea Room, welcome!  Get to know a little bit about me, visit my kids ideas, printables and recipes. Make sure you visit the Idea Room to know what a summer can is all about.  I’m going [Read More...]

Kids Summer Jar Ideas + Printable

Kids Summer Jar Ideas: Kindness, Reading + Memories Printables www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

We’re back with our talented group of 10 blogger besties to share June’s themed hop. Head on over to their blogs to see and save their projects after viewing ours. Last month’s hop theme was citrus, so many cute ideas! Pin this collage below, and make sure you come back on the 10th each month! June’s theme is MASON JARS for this beautiful summer weather! To see each contributors Mason [Read More...]

Over 25 Summer Kids Activities!

Summer Kids Activities www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

A few years ago I asked some friends to be a part of a series called “Funner in the Summer.”  52 posts later…. we’re starting it again! Tomorrow I’m kicking off my 4th year hosting this fun series.  I know you’ll love the ideas that my blogging friends share with you- kids activities, recipes, crafts, DIY and more… anything to make your summer a little funner!  Don’t worry- I’ll still [Read More...]

Summer Favorite Things Giveaway!

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop & Giveaway

Ideas to add a little sunshine to your summer.  20 Creative Bloggers share some of their favorite things for summer under $50! Last week it suddenly felt like summer- 100 degrees and all!  I’m getting excited to wear flip flops (who am I kidding? In CA I wear flip flops year round!) and dip my toes in the sand at the beach.  I can’t believe how quickly time is flying [Read More...]

Flip Flops Printable with Havaianas


I’ve mentioned a time or two that I’m a California girl. I’ve lived here my whole life except for a few snowy, cold years in Utah.  Because of the beautiful year round weather, I live in flip flops.  I have some flats that I love and in the fall I wear boots.  But even still, 95% of the time, you will find flip flops on my feet.  I created a [Read More...]

Instagram Mini Scrapbook & Ideas to Record Your Summer


My name is Melissa Mortenson and I write the blog, The Polkadot Chair. My blog named after a chair in my craft room features lots of sewing, crafting and scrapbooking ideas. I’m so excited to be here today to “close out” the Annual Funner in the Summer Series. This is my 3rd year guest posting for Funner in the Summer!! Well, summer is over now and as I was thinking [Read More...]

Painting with Water

It’s Thursday so that means another Funner in the Summer post. Today Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous sharing an easy, free activity that your kids can do.  Craftaholics Anonymous is full of tutorials, awesome ideas (craft swap anyone?), and all things craft.  Thanks for stepping in today Linda! Hi there! I’m Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous. I’m excited to be here to show you a fun AND free summer [Read More...]

Summer Printables

Only a few more weeks of friends visiting 30days and sharing their awesome ideas for Funner in the Summer! Today it’s Rebecca from Simple as That. I love her printables and photography SO much.  Rebecca’s style is impeccable.  So happy to have her here to share with you! Hey everyone! My name’s Rebecca and I’m so excited to be here at 30 Days to participate in Mique’s fabulous Funner in [Read More...]