Tag Archives: Summer

Can You Find The Clues – Treasure Run – Review

Two weeks left until the school year starts…. We’re on the home-stretch and we’ve been running full steam ahead, trying to make it a fun and exciting Summer for the kids. And I’ll be honest… It’s been great! But 12 weeks is a heck of a long time to try and keep the kids occupied. So you can imagine my… Read more »

Muddy Puddles – Peppa Pig Style

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This week has been a most welcome reprieve from the heat we’ve had lately. It’s been raining on and off for the last few days. But along with the reprieve comes the unfortunate reality that a mom can only do so much to keep her kids entertained indoors… Boredom will hit!!! So, today I had one of those all-too-rare light-bulb… Read more »

A weekend filled with Red, White and Blue Sparkles

I was meant to write this post last week, but time just simply got away from me. My gran arrived from Brazil last week (she’s 86, but that’s a post for another day), and we’ve taken the time to catch up a little. So anyway, here it is, our first 4th of July in America… This was one of the… Read more »

Not Going Away on Holiday? Great “STAYCATION” ideas right here!

I was sitting outside yesterday, watching my children cover the driveway in sidewalk chalk, and I thought to myself… “Wow, everything is just so calm right now.” Bliss! The kids were playing happily, and I was reading a Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens. I came across an article called “Break For Summer”. It has some fantastic ideas for what many would… Read more »

Summer Corn Salad

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  I know I tend to harp on about this quite often, but there is simply nothing better than Summer! The feel of sun on your skin, getting outdoors with friends and family, firing up the grill and just appreciating and enjoying what surrounds you. Coming from a country where we are outdoors 90% of the time, and where almost… Read more »

Summer Boredom Buster 2 – WATER

There is nothing more exciting in Summer than water. After our first winter here in Michigan. We were so EAGER (an understatement) to get out of the house! Coming from South Africa, where the weather is almost always sunny, we are so used to getting out and enjoying the sun. Our first winter was a little difficult for us, but… Read more »

Need Inspiration For Summer ?? Here’s my SIMPLE SUMMER LIST!

This is my first 12 week Summer vacation. And I must admit, I’m getting heart palpitations just thinking about it! 12 weeks. 4 kids. And… ME What’s a mother to do? Usually during Summer I picture myself sipping Margarita’s in the sun, getting my groove on. Right now I’m seeing a very different picture. Sadly, no time for Margarita’s, maybe… Read more »

Summer Boredom Buster 1 – Egg-cellent Herbs

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Well… Summer is just around the corner, and – while some folks are getting their bodies in shape for the beach, or updating their wardrobes, or making plans for an extended break from the usual routines of life – for me this means 2 months of holiday time with the kids (mostly at home)… What to do? What to do?… Read more »

Guest Post – White Camellias – The Hot List

The Hot List: My favorite swimwear trends for you and your little ones. Summer is fast approaching, and with it, a well deserved Summer holiday. If, like me, you love spending Summer on the beach, you’re probably already dreaming of the hot sand between your toes, the waves crashing at your feet, the hot sun on your skin, and the great time… Read more »