Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Fun 4th of July Round Up

I love summer and I love celebrating the 4th of July!  To help celebrate the 4th I created a fun 4th of July round up with fun and easy crafts, snacks and decor:

How nommy is this Cracker Jack party snack by Pizzazzerie:

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Refresh yourself and your guest with these adorable patriotic drinks by In Katrina’s Kitchen:

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I love chocolate covered pretzels and I love these from Oh My! Creative:

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I think I’ll be making this vintage banner for my next Patriotic Holiday by Catch my Party:

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Enjoy these awesome Free printables by Bird’s Party:

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Stars on the lawn is a fun activity my kids love!  Via Sunset:

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These are some pretty cool topiaries from Simply Designing:

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Pretty and Simple is what I call these sparklers in a jar from Kara’s Party Ideas:

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Until next time!

xxoo
Awilda

 

5 Fun Craft Ideas

Happy Humpday!  Today I’m sharing five fun crafts I spotted over the weekend and decided to share the fun finds with you.  Let’s get started:

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I’m a sucker for typographical art and  found this adorable DIY Ampersand Art by Live Love DIY.

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Here I found this awesome bathroom wall art by Two It Yourself.  She re-purposed an old picture frame, which I think she did an great job!

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How gorgeous is this dahlia corsage by Not Martha.  I have some left over felt that I’m just dying to give this a try!

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I would absolutely love this Love Infinity Wall Art by Life of a Craft Crazed Mom.

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And finally this fantastic Pop Up Photo Box by The DIY Village.  I think it’s totally ah-mazing and I cannot wait to create one of my own.

There you have it folks!  5 truly creative projects from some truly creative people.  What about you?  What creative projects are you currently working on?

Peace Out!

From My Family to Yours…

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We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!  May God Bless You all!

Summer Fun: Bored Jar & Thank You!

Well folks, the kids have officially started their Summer Vacation… Gasp! How quickly time flies!  But I’m not too worried.. as part of my New Organized Living routine, I have been thinking of ways to keep them entertained the whole summer.  One of the ideas I have is a “Bored Jar”.  Although the bored jar is not my original idea (I’ve seen it floating on the internet a few times), I thought it was a great idea to offer helpful suggestions for those days that I’m too busy or distracted to come up with entertainment off the cuff.

As many of you parents out there know, after a few days of being at home for summer vacation,  the kids always say they’re bored.  I’ve decided to create a Bored Jar and in it, I will add a few activities for the kids to do that will help fight off some of the boredom.  At first, I was just going to put in “fun” activities but after thinking about it, I’ve decided to throw in some chores to do as well.  I figure if the Bored Jar was all fun then the kids will constantly be back saying i’m bored and not finding creative ways to entertain themselves -smart thinking!  eh, eh 😉

I’m also really into scavenger hunts and found this cute one online a while back:

Photo: The Taylor House

If scavenger hunts aren’t your thing (gasp!) 😉  Then maybe your more into good ol’ summer activities!

Photo: Just Call me Chris

Either way, I hope this helps to thwart off some of the Summer Blahs.  Who knows, this may be a New Summer Tradition?~

On another note…

I just wanted to Thank each and every one of my readers.  I have reached a wonderful milestone today (over 11,000 page hits!)  I am truly and utterly speechless!!  I appreciate you coming to my blog for a visit and I hope you have as much fun reading about our adventures as I do writing about it!  Thank You and God Bless!!

Dia de Los Reyes Magos

Photo: Disney By Mark

Every year my family and I celebrate Dia de los Reyes Magos.  It’s a Hispanic tradition that I’ve been blessed to pass to my children.  What is Dia the Los Reyes Magos you ask?  Why it’s a very special day where many Hispanic families celebrate the Epiphany.  Remembering the day when the Three Wise Men followed the star to Bethlehem, arriving to bear their treasured gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the Baby Jesus.  It is celebrated on the 6th of January every year.  Although it is not widely known through out the US and other countries, it is still celebrated as big as  Christmas in the Hispanic Community.

As a little girl I remember the excitement I felt when I first heard of the Three Wise Men.  How they came down to gift Baby Jesus their treasures.  I especially like that the Three Wise Men gave good children gifts too (hey, I was a kid what did you expect) I was so excited to see all the bright lights, the food and the music as well (to me there’s nothing better than some good salsa music)  Now as a mother I try my best to follow in the traditions of my family and teach my children their heritage.  Although we now live in the city of Philadelphia, Tan and I have adapted some of the traditions to fit into the life and schedule of 3 busy girls and 2 crazy pups. Since January 6th falls on a Friday this year and our girls have school plus a basketball game tonight, we’ll be celebrating Dia de Los Reyes on Saturday.  Which is great because that will give us a wonderful weekend of food fun and festivities.  I plan on making some great traditional Puertorican food.  I cannot wait to make some yummy arroz con gandules, empanadillas, tostones and pernil.  For desert we’ll enjoy some flan and arroz con dulce.  With my salsa mix cd playing in the background and yummy food, this will be a great celebration, if I do say so myself ;)~

FELIZ DIA DE LOS REYES!!!  HAPPY THREE WISE MEN DAY!!!