DIY Shadow Puppet Theater and Emergency Kit

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DIY Shadow Puppet Theater

Summer in Texas brings lots of things: Excruciating heat, days at the lake, and, sometimes, severe weather. Sitting inside a closet with a two-year-old waiting out the tornado sirens is not fun for anyone. Unless you’re prepared! That’s why we keep this DIY Shadow Puppet Theater in our emergency kit.

Add a flashlight and some extra sets of Duracell batteries, and you’re set for some entertaining fun while you wait out the storm!

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DIY Tassel Necklace With Hand-Painted Beads

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DIY Tassel Necklace #PaintYourWay

One trend this summer that I have been LOVING is the long tassel necklaces everyone has been wearing. I wanted to put my own twist on this trend, though, so I created this DIY Tassel Necklace with hand-painted wooden beads using Sharpie Paint Markers.

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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Fruit Salsa

My family goes through fruit like Pooh goes through honey. We eat it all the time. I wanted a way to serve it this summer that would be tasty but make it go a bit further, so I made this Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips. The chips are so yummy that I could snack on those alone.

This recipe would be the perfect dish to bring to a summer barbecue — it’s so light and fresh and every time I’ve taken it to a dinner, it gets gobbled up!

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Kool-Aid Drinks with Fruit-Infused Ice Cubes

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Patriotic Kool-Aid with Fruit-Infused Ice Cubes

With summer in full force, we’re spending LOTS of time outside, which means lots of heat and many picnic lunches. To cool off, we like to serve Kool-Aid Drinks with Fruit-Infused Ice Cubes. And with Independence Day right around the corner, I wanted to share some ideas for a Red, White and Blue picnic featuring these yummy fruit drinks that would be perfect for a Fourth of July celebration.

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5 Things to Pack for a Theme Park Vacation

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5 Things to Pack for a Theme Park Vacation #BBBestSummer #Shop

One of our favorite things to do during the summer is visit theme parks. Whether it’s a trip to SeaWorld San Antonio or a day at Six Flags Over Texas, our family loves to spend the day in the hot sun riding rides and just having fun. These 5 Things to Pack for a Theme Park Vacation are necessities when you plan on spending the day there!

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Firecracker Popcorn

Firecracker Popcorn

Looking for a way to add some spark to your Fourth of July festivities? This Firecracker Popcorn has just the right amount of sweet, salty and fizz to it! It’s a really fun — and easy — snack to serve!

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Grapevine Wine Tours

Grapevine Wine Tours

Last week, I had the chance to enjoy an evening out with some of my favorite blogging friends to enjoy Grapevine Wine Tours. I had so much fun, that I wanted to share my experience with you!

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Mamma Mia at Dallas Summer Musicals

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It’s kind of rare for The Nerd and I to get out of the house for a date night. So when we got the chance to see Mamma Mia at Dallas Summer Musicals last week, I couldn’t wait to get dressed up! I’m a huge fan of the movie, so I just knew the musical would be wonderful.

It was!

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HMK in Southlake Town Square

HMK in Southlake Town Square

I recently had the chance to visit the new HMK in Southlake Town Square, and y’all — it’s such a great store! The entire place is filled with goodies that you can have personalized right there while you wait. It would be the perfect place to shop for the man in your life for Father’s Day!

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