Posts Tagged “summer

Summer is officially in full swing and we are LOVING it! We finally have some nice weather. We can swim and enjoy the outdoors. This week I have a quick and easy project that literally took me less than 30 minutes. I love when you can take an existing decoration and repurpose it! And that’s exactly what today’s project is! Don’t stress though, if you don’t have all the supplies starting from scratch will still be super easy! Here’s what you’ll need!

Supplies
6 wood blocks (mine are 2″x 3″x 6″)
Vinyl lettering
Hello sign

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It’s almost my FAVORITE time of year: SUMMER!!! Flip flops, sunshine, swimming, camping, shorts, the 4th of July, shaved ice, I could go on and on. But one of my very favorite reasons?! My kids are HOME! I’ll just admit it now, I’m one of those crazy moms that cries when summer is over and my kids run off to school. I LOVE having them home all summer but it always goes by too fast.

I always have great intentions of doing fun, new things multiple times a week but as soon as summer hits my brain goes blank. I decided now was the perfect time to put together a list of summer boredom busters. A lot of these activities don’t cost a thing! I’ve included a printable list, easy to skim over and quickly choose an activity or printable cards, throw them in a box and draw out an activity.

List of Summer Boredom Busters

Summer Boredom Buster Card Printable

Summer Boredom Busters List Printable

As a super fun added idea, take pictures of all your summer fun activities and make a summer scrapbook!

These are just a few ideas. Share your summer fun ideas with us by commenting below or using #dreamsandmidnightjabber

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How many times during the summer have you heard “I’m bored.” “I have nothing to do.” “What are we going to do next?” If you have then you are living in my nightmare times five. I can’t say six since my baby can’t talk yet but my other five kids are already starting the summer time boredom and I have already said “Well then let’s get a bag and go through your toys and get rid of some if you’re that bored.” With that being said it also makes me feel like a failure as a mother since I see all these amazing moms on Facebook, Pinterest and on blogs that are doing amazing things with their kids and all I can do is take them swimming and wish that it was bed time. It’s sad but true. Which brings me to today’s post and my chance at redemption and the chance to end the summer time boredom. Continue reading

Who’s ready for summer?! This girl! More importantly, who’s ready to be done with school so you can enjoy some time away from books, studying and early mornings?! This girl! Ok, this doesn’t REALLY apply to me. I don’t have kiddos in school…yet. However, my world still revolves around school schedules somewhat because when school is out that means more time with my family and in particular, my sisters! YAY! That said, I can still empathize with all those school-aged children. I do happen to still remember my high school and college days. Counting down the days to summer was about the ONLY thing that got me through it. I remember cramming for tests and staying up late only to wake up early with bags under my eyes. Ahhh, the good ol’ days! But when summer came — that was when the fun began!

Sadly, the days of books, homework and studying will return much to soon for me once my 4-year-old starts going to school. Then our summers will become a treasured time for us (not that they aren’t now, because they are, but you know what I mean). It’s weird how once you have a child in school you view your summers differently. Continue reading