Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Too Cute Not Too Toot!!

Lets start out with another great idea for kicking the summer "I'm bored" words right out the window.  Create a Emergency Summer Fun Basket as shown by the Happy Home Fairy.

When I saw this recipe I HAD to put it here because they are so original - Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies.  Seriously???  I WILL be trying these!  Get the full recipe over at Shugary Sweets.

Keeping with the food theme, these Roasted Marshmallow Milkshakes from Val So Cal look so yummy.  I used my blender a lot in the summer and I think I'll be trying these soon.  I think I will substitute frozen yogurt though, my latest favorite treat!

The summer brings up lots of Patriotic events - here is a really easy and adorable project from CraftoManiac that would make a great addition to any entrance!

MooMoo's and Tutos shares many links for some great recipes - she posted them for Memorial Day but they would also be great for any family picnic or 4th of July.  Here's a picture of just one of the many delicious ideas she gives.

The school year is coming to an end - here is a really adorable end of the year gift idea for your child's teacher.  This one comes form Build It, Sew It, Love It. 

I really love this idea from Eighteen 25 for another Teacher gift.  As a former teacher, I can tell you I would have loved this!!  Especially the fun stuff on the inside.  Yes, teachers do love fun paperclips, binder clips, push pins, and more.  Plus, the chocolate stash is a great idea!  Teachers enjoy mints too - all that talking makes a mouth very tired and minds perk it right up :-) 
This teacher idea from Clumsy Crafter is really wonderful because it is something useful, not something that takes up space.  What is it?  The gift of "Thyme" .. or and "Mint" :-)
I really love "I Spy" things and still have an "I spy" quilt to put together from a quilt swap I did a few months back.  When I saw this idea for an "I spy" rainbow book over at Delia creates, I had to share it with all of you!  The pictures are amazing for one, but the whole idea is just so amazing and something that could be changed based on the child.  My mind is already putting together ideas on what toys I could put together to take pictures of sometime soon. 
Next up is another example for doing a wall ruler for measuring your child's growth.  This is on my to do list this summer, sooner rather than later, and I love this easy tutorial from Six Sisters Stuff.  I love that she gives an "easy" solution for making the lines - I had wondered how I was going to do that and get it all straight.  Well, besides having my husband do it because I am no good at math HA! (I think I just heard my dad say "Amen!")

Too end this week, I'm going to include links to both Oopsey Daisy and Sassy Sites.  They both give tons of ideas related to food that is red, white and blue. Even though these were also posted for Memorial Day - they are just plain festive and could be used anytime during the summer!  Here are just two pictures (one from each site) to get your mouth watering :-)

 Have a wonderful Tuesday !

1 comment:

everything.beautiful said...

I love these posts - I always get such good ideas from them! Now if I could only find the time to accomplish some of them..... :)