Lemonade for Livy Lemonade Stand

Summer just isn't complete without a visit to a lemonade stand. An ice cold glass of lemonade is the perfect way to beat the summer heat, but we all know that it's the cute kids selling the lemonade that make it so sweet. Show me a lemonade stand with cute kiddos and I will stop every. single. time. Not only are summer lemonade stands adorable, they are also a great way to teach kids about so many important life skills and lessons. We have had many lemonade stands over the years and I love … [Read more...]

Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

Your summer is about to get a whole lot sweeter with this refreshing Watermelon Lemonade recipe. Nothing beats a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day, but when you add sweet watermelon it's like all your summer dreams come true. Classic lemonade meets sweet and refreshing in this Watermelon Lemonade Recipe. It's the perfect summertime drink, great for backyard BBQs or those hot, lazy summer days. My kids love watermelon and it's pretty much a summer staple at our house. I … [Read more...]

Poppin’ Into Summer Party

We are so ready for summer and can't wait for days filled with trips to the pool, family vacations, movie nights and sleeping in.  To celebrate we are Poppin' Into Summer with a simple and vibrant themed party.I love any excuse to celebrate and it's become a tradition for me to host a party on the last day of school. We've had a Surfin' Into Summer pool party, a Poolside Popsicle Party and this year we had a poptastic Poppin' Into Summer Party.  I decided to keep things simple and stick with a … [Read more...]

How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night

Now playing on a lawn near you, a fun summer flick under the stars.  This summer kick-off the season with an outdoor movie night.  As the heat from the long summer days subsides and the evenings cool off it's the perfect time to entertain guest.  We've partnered with Enbrighten Cafe Lights by Jasco to show you how easy it is to plan an outdoor movie night. Our family loves going to the movies, but it can get expensive when you have to buy high priced movie tickets and overpriced snacks for a … [Read more...]

Share Holiday Joy with a Coca-Cola Winter Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareHolidayJoy #CollectiveBias Today I'm sharing two of my favorite things, entertaining friends and Coca-Cola, with a festive Share Holiday Joy with a Coca-Cola Winter Party. While this time of the year can be incredibly busy it's also the perfect time of year to spread a little joy and take a break from all the hustle and bustle. Since the weather here is still quite lovely I decided to … [Read more...]

18 Amazing DIY Halloween Costumes

For Halloween this year, don't go out and spend a lot of money on a costume that the kids will most likely only wear once. If you have never made your own costume, you're in for a treat.  Some of these amazing DIY Halloween costumes are so easy to recreate! And you can add your own touches to them to make the perfect costume for your kiddos. With so many amazing DIY costumes out there I thought I would gather some of our favorites to help inspire you to make your own for an extraordinary … [Read more...]

Lemon Basil Sun Drop Cookies

What do you get when you take two vibrant summer flavors and combine them to create a sweet treat?  You get the most delicious Lemon Basil Sun Drop Cookies, of course!  Lemon and basil are a great flavor combination, but most people wouldn't think to combine them in cookies, but that's just what my mom and I did this weekend and the results are a delicious, sweet and tart cookie that taste just like a bright summer day. A few months ago I had the privilege of attending the Wilton Sweet Up … [Read more...]

Pitcher Perfect Lemonade

Hot summer days have us longing for an endless supply of refreshing beverages and lemonade tops our list of must haves. This Pitcher Perfect Lemonade is the ultimate way to celebrate summer.  It's perfect for everything from backyard BBQs to kid-friendly lemonade stands!   A big thanks to our partner Expressions Vinyl for helping us make sure our favorite refreshing summertime drink looks great too!  Plus, I've teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you lots of fun and … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa Stand – Share the Joy

Hot Cocoa stands make me feel all warm and fuzzy, I mean hello besides a lemonade stand what is cuter?  But this hot cocoa stand is extra special because we are using it to Share the Joy with a little help from World Market.  A little over three years ago I had the idea to do a hot cocoa stand and my photographer and friend, Elayne Dunn Photography, helped me bring it to life.  We created a super cute hot cocoa stand for mini photo sessions and those pictures are still some of my absolute … [Read more...]

10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand

Lemonade stands are a quintessential summer experience and a great way to embrace the heat, but they can also teach your kids valuable skills.  I recently appeared on The Broadcast to share some of my favorite ideas for creating an extraordinary lemonade stand.  With these 10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand not only will you have the best lemonade stand on the block, but you and your kids are guaranteed to have a great time! 1. Location, Location, Location We've heard it before but … [Read more...]