Kid’s Summer Snacks

Hello!  Is everyone out of school for the summer?  I hope so!

This weeks round up is about summer snacks.  Sometimes snacks can be boring if they are eaten too many times in a row.  So here are some snacks that may brighten up the lazy days!  So I hope that you enjoy and have some fun making some of these delicious snacks.

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Watermelon Pudding Cups from Perfection Pending

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Rainbow Snack Mix from Shaken Together Life

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S’mores Banana Boat from Crafty Recipes

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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips from Home Made Interest

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Jello Beach Desert from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds

 

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Rainbow Fruit Cups from My Frugal Adventures

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Banana Split on a Stick from Frugal Coupon Living

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Rocky Road Cheerio Balls from Gym Craft Laundry

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Shark Bait Floats from All Things Mama

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5 Minute Poolside Dip from The Seasoned Mom

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Starbucks Blended Strawberry Lemonade

Hey guys!  I was going through old blog posts and found this one!  It is such a great drink for the hot summer and I want to save some lives!  Hope you enjoy!  By the way, I still love ordering this drink.

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Let me start off by saying that this is a very popular drink.  So much so, that this is the drink I normally order when it is 150+° in California.

I don’t think the Central Valley has ever reached 150+°, but you get the point.

This is a no coffee drink which is perfect for those who despise the taste of coffee.  It is smooth and icy, which helps to cool you off in the summer.  You can order just a plain Strawberry Lemonade, but where would be the fun in that?  The Strawberry Lemonade, un-blended, is a nice drink if you want it to accompany your lunch or dinner.

But we are talking about the Blended Strawberry Lemonade, so let’s go and review that.

This drink is absolutely delicious.  It is cool and icy, so it has a slushie taste to it.  The drink will stay cool, unless you leave it for a very long time to warm up.  It is also a drink that kids could have since there is no coffee  This drink is also a fairly priced, less than $4 for a Venti.  And finally, you can add other flavors to this drink, like mocha and white chocolate.  My personal favorite is mocha because you then get a chocolate covered strawberry drink.

So when you go to Starbucks, you can go ahead and say you want this drink.  No need to bring your own recipe.  The baristas know the drink, so go ahead and order away.

I hope that you guys go out and try this drink!  If you decide to order this drink, please let me know what you think.  I am very curious!

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Pink Flamingos = Summertime

Hello! Happy Memorial Day here in the States! I bet you all thought we fell off the face of the earth! Ha! Lauren is busy getting ready for her trip to Washington and I have been trying to get the end of the year stuff done at school. I haven’t felt very motivated either. I think I just have too much going on and the creativity just isn’t there. But I only have 4 days left (not that I am counting) and then I have my list of projects I hope to get done.

I did manage to change up my entryway a bit. I don’t know why, but I am crushing on  flamingo’s! I just love them right now! So I decided to add some pink and a few of my flamingo things. Then the girls gave me more flamingos for my birthday and Mother’s Day, so I changed it a little again!

Here is the first version. I draped some pink pom-poms across the top and hung the flamingo plaque I found at the 99 Cent store.

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I have had this pink bag forever and I added a white sparkly scarf inside. The Sunshine and Summertime printable I found at the Turquoise Home.

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Lauren found the flamingo gift bag for me. I added some pink polka dot and some black tissue paper to it. A flowy, grassy plant and an oar finish it off.

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I snagged the sand dollar candle holder off a Ross clearance rack. Love it!

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A few rattan balls and starfish were added to a cloche.

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Now on to the second version! I can’t believe Lauren found a turquoise tray with flamingos on it! Very unusual, but perfect for me!

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I kept the rest of the vignette the same, just replaced the printable with the tray.

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And Haley found the perfect throw! Blue with pink flamingos! This will go perfect in the guest room after it’s done here!

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Just making these few changes has made me more than ready for summer! Are you ready too? Do you make changes around the house to reflect the summertime? I would love to hear from you! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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