What to do in those last few days of summer before school starts?
A good friend of mine told me how she was keeping her rising 5th & 8th grader kids on task and busy during the summer days while she has to work. She has this great system that includes a folder with sickies for each task that they have to do each day. The front of the folder has all of the tasks and when they complete the task, they move the sticky to the inside of the folder. The tasks include things like:
· Make Bed
· Feed Dog
· Read for 30 minutes
· Work on an art project for 30 minutes
· Bike for 30 minutes
· Play with the dog for 30 minutes
This is such a great idea! In fact I already started a folder for my son for the weekends when we have too much free time! How do you keep your kids on task during these summer days?
I love Saturdays! My son and I love to pack up the car early and head out in search of the days treasures. It’s amazing what you can find and for such great deals. Today we hit the jackpot with some awesome Star Wars toys for my son. So get out and get your yard sale on. Tell me what you find!
I love getting out and meeting new, interesting and stylish people. I met the most fabulous gal the other day at a yard sale. She had style, she had grace, bright red hair and an awesome tattoo! I love finding people with unique tattoos. This one is beautiful. Have you seen any interesting and unique tattoos lately? Share them with us!
- Have a great jewelry artist. In this case, my sister, Patrisha with her amazing hand-crafted pieces. Check it out at www.etsy.com/shop/RoseFireDesigns
- Have yummy food and drinks
- Display the jewelry like a gallery
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and buy awesome jewelry! Join us right now on www.etsy.com/shop/RoseFireDesigns
I saw an article the other day that showed the “right” way to cut and cube a watermelon.
Um..no. THIS way is magic! Once someone showed me this, I never went back to buying pre-packaged, cubed melon. It is so easy and saves you a ton of money if you do it yourself. Did I mention, it is also very quick and low mess? I Know! Amazing, right?
Here’s how you do it:
1. Cut your watermelon in half. Then cut each half in half until you have a quarter that looks like this (below.) Using a big knife, slice 1 inch thick lines into one side. You can feel when the knife is hitting the rind…just glide the knife against it.
Now turn it the other way and repeat on the other side.
2. Next, cut crosswise through the melon, gliding the tip of your knife against the back of the rind, just like you did before. Make your cuts about an inch apart here too.
Now flip it over a big bowl and enjoy your perfect melon cubes!>
When it comes to songs for kids, this one is hands down my favorite. I remember it from when my sisters and I were little and it was one of my oldest son’s favorite songs to sing and cuddle to together. Now I get to share it with my littlest too!
Warning: it is the sweetest song and might make you tear up a little!
Enjoy this vintage Sesame Street clip of Ernie and Burt singing “I’d Like To Visit The Moon.”