Summer Reading: The Charge


A few weeks ago I shared a Kids Summer Reading Chart. But the kids aren’t the only ones reading around here. I love getting lost in a good book.Most of my favorites involve a love story of some kind. But I also have autism books. Religious books. And self help books.Recently I was given the opportunity to read The Charge by Brendon Burchard. Now if you don’t like self help [Read More…]

Summer Sewing Inspiration

Happy summer break to all of you!! Maybe you’re already in the thick of it, but for us, we just started summer break this week and our weather has yet to really make us think it’s summer {not that I’m complaining … those 100 degree days can take their sweet time getting here}. I’m calling this the ‘summer of freedom’ and I’m really hoping to fully embrace this time home [Read More…]

Bronzed Beauty

concealer foundation

Hi Thirty Days readers! I’m back today with a fun summer makeup tutorial.  Last time I was here, I gave you a few ideas for no heat curls, which is so perfect for summer since no one really wants to blow dry their hair in 90 degree heat!  Today have a fun summer makeup tutorial.  Every one wants to look like they’ve spent hours in the sun without actually having [Read More…]

Summer Fun: Weekly Themes


Before the kids get out of school I try to set a flexible schedule with activities and good ol’ summer fun! You may have seen some posts from years past: Summer {home} school, kids laminated to do’s.  Did you download my reading chart last week? Each year I ask the kids what they would like to learn about on their summer break.  We’ve done: circus, animals, artists, our country, and [Read More…]

Backyard Spots + Summer to Do Printable

Last summer Josh spearheaded a backyard makeover. With new grass, and a cleaned up environment, the kids love to play in the backyard on the swing set, the trampoline, and slip ‘n slide. We don’t have a big space- thank you California- but it suits us just fine.Here are some of our favorite spots around our backyard- Where I can be found:Where the kids can be found: J’s all time [Read More…]

Funner in the Summer, Year 3


End of school year craziness is in full swing around here. Speeches, projects, assignments, oh my.   Hard to believe that summer is just a few weeks away.   Are you ready for some summer fun? I’m excited to let you know that Funner in the Summer is back for year 3!! I’ve gathered some of my favorite bloggers to guest post- anything that helps them get enjoy their summer: a [Read More…]

No Makeup Makeup


Hello everyone! It’s Natalia from Ma Nouvelle Mode and I am back today for another beauty tutorial!  I have been trying to switch things up from hair to makeup each month, so this week I have a makeup tutorial for you.  With the weather changing into the beautiful season we call spring I thought this would be a perfect fit.  It’s called ‘No Makeup, Makeup.’ I don’t know about you, [Read More…]

Funner in the Summer: Stenciled Napkin Pillow Tutorial with Tatertots and Jello

Hi there 30 Days Readers!! Can I just say how thrilled I am to be here?? I’m Jen from Tatertots and Jello – a DIY craft and decorating blog. I just adore Mique and I think she is the best!!  I have been on a bit of a stenciling kick this summer. I stenciled a few rugs, and then I tackled my kitchen window with some Faux Roman Shades. And [Read More…]

Funner in the Summer: Homemade School Snacks from Knitty Bitties

Happy Tuesday all you wonderful 30 Handmade Days readers. I’m pleased as punch that Mique invited me over for a little guest post. When I signed up … way back before summer really started … I picked the end of the schedule as I knew I’d be soaking up the short summer break my little guy {who is on a year round schedule} has from school. Guess what? He went [Read More…]

Funner in the Summer from No Biggie: Clipboard Inspiration

Hi 30 Days Peeps! I’m Kami and and blog at NoBiggie. I’m happy to be here for Mique’s Funner in the Summer series. Last week Mique shared this print: 33 Ways to Stay Creative. It’s such a challenge to stay creative. It definitely comes and goes. I love to celebrate holidays and seasons. One of the ways that I love to stay inspired is through these simple clipboards that I [Read More…]