5 Ways to host the best summer party for kids! #ad #H20GO

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bestway for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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My kids love to have a party in the summer. It’s so much fun to get out with them and their friends when they are all finally out of school. Why not host a party for your kids to celebrate the end of the school year. Here’s how to make your kids summer party the most fun!

1. First feature the H2OGO! water slide. It gets the kids off the couch and takes away the ouch of the other water slides. You slide down an 18 ft water slide into a pool of water and do not belly flop in. You just glide right in. Check out this great informative video.

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2. Have fun drinks available that are refreshing and cute enough to put an umbrella in. For instance make some cherry limeaid or coconut blue water. Add an umbrella and enjoy your drink out by the H2OGO! slide and kids.

3. Have plenty of towels available so that they can dry off when they get tired. Then give them a healthy snack of fruits and veggies. Let them picnic outside under the trees in the shade.

4. Set up stations around the yard. Have the H2OOGO! as one station. It comes in a single, double or triple for more fun to be had racing your friends. Other stations you can set up are: sidewalk chalk with hopscotch, four square with a ball and four squares drawn, volleyball or even croquet. Then rotate them in 10 minute increments so everyone gets to do something fun for a good long time.

5. When the party is all finished. Go inside and play a quiet game of Go fish or memory at the table and let them learn while they play. This also brings the fun down a bit to get them calm for time to go home. What kid doesn’t love to play board games or cards?

The point of having a party is to have fun. When you use the H2OGO! in conjunction with your party your kids are sure to have a blast. So get ready for summer and get ready to party.

H2OGO! is giving away a slide to a lucky reader! To enter, simply comment below with you fun summer time party ideas! How would you use the H2OGO! slide as the center piece?

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Replace the parts, not the tool

Replace the Parts, Not the Tool 
Whether you are a professional landscaper or a home do-it-yourselfer you will eventually have to replace parts on your lawn care equipment. Replacing expensive tools isn’t necessary when you can replace a worn or broken part for a fraction of the cost. You will soon become a loyal customer of the supplier that can offer a large selection of lawn care parts you need. 

Lawn care equipment is varied so you need a supplier that has parts not only for lawn mowers, but leaf and snow blower parts, garden tiller parts and trimmer parts.
Wheelbarrows and hand trucks are two more garden tools that make the job easier but also require periodic maintenance, such as new tires. Replacing worn parts as part of your routine maintenance will make certain your tools are always kept in tip-top shape for maximum efficiency and capability to complete the job. For instance, dull blades on a mower or trimmer line will leave shaggy cut stems instead of clean, uniform stems. Lawns will not have the manicured look desired by customers. You have to keep them happy or risk losing them as customers. Arnold at arnold.com is one parts company that has the parts and the customer service information to keep do-it-yourselfers and any lawn care business running at peak levels. 

Need holiday e-cards? Send a LEGO card to your family and friends.

This post brought to you by LEGO. All opinions are 100% mine.

My entire family had fun creating our LEGO Minifigure Family e-card. They all picked out what outfits that they wanted their LEGO character to wear. They also selected their facial features, our pets and even hair color or hats.  My daughter was excited to see they had a skin tone to match her beautiful Korean heritage. They really thought of everything. Their scenes that they had for us to pick from were fun too. We could choose from a beach scene (loved this one), a snowy scene (perfect for this time of year) or a holiday stage scene. We chose the holiday stage scene. They allow you to choose glasses, hats (Santa hats or Fedora’s or other hats!), fun clothes and so much more. I loved that they included our pets in our family photo. My pets are inside with us and they are our babies too. They are so much a part of the family that we would want them on our card. 

We had a great overall experience making our family photo with LEGO. They really thought of everything. I think it’s the small things that count and they included them. It was easy to make your selections and they just walk you through the process. So simple that you will not have any trouble doing it for your family. Thank you LEGO for making it simple for us to create an e-card to remember. Make your card and then share it with me. I’d love to see your family picture using the LEGO Minifigure Family too! 

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25 Ideas for stuffing your children’s stockings

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What do you stuff your children’s stockings with? 

 

My children’s stockings are some of their favorite memories. If I can still remember looking for the treasures in my stockings I know my kids look forward to opening…or dumping their stockings and finding the goodies.

Here’s some ideas of what to stuff into your children’s stockings. 

1. Candy is always a big hit here. I usually put in a chocolate santa and some kind of yummy candy bar.

2. Chapstick in their favorite flavor. 

3. Their favorite movie is great to throw in there. 

4. Bubble bath

5. Bubbles

6. toothbrush

7. kids toothpaste

8. Small toys

9. candy canes

10. a special ornament for the next year

11. crafts

12. paints

13. play dough

14. finger nail polish

15. make up

16. lotion

17. cologne or perfume

18. deodorant

19. itunes gift card for music

20. movie gift cards

21. favorite fast food gift cards

22. gloves

23.  stocking hat

24. pens, pencils

25. drawing paper

I hope these ideas help you some!

These are all the things I’m busy stuffing my kids stocking with.

Have a great holiday season. 

 

5 quick ideas to make money for Christmas

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Are you wondering how to pay for Christmas? Here’s a list of 5 quick ideas to make money for Christmas.

Christmas is just around the corner. Being a mom to 3 children I know the difficulties of coming up with money to buy Christmas presents and then the next month I have to come up with birthday presents. It’s so difficult.

I looked around my house and came up with some quick ideas to make money for Christmas. 

1. Sell your dvd’s, cd’s and games If you’re not currently watching them or playing with them then go ahead and get rid of them. Decluttering your house makes you feel so much better too!

2. Offer to make meals for other busy parents and charge them a fee. This way you both win. You get cash and make them a hot meal and they get a meal that prevents them from eating fast food. 

3. Make homemade gifts in a jar, bread, baked goods and sell them at craft fairs/yard sales. Many people want to give the gift of a homemade gift without actually having to make it. Why not make it for them!

4. Run errands for these busy parents. You can offer them services like getting groceries, buying presents, running to the post office, clean their house etc. Make up flyers with all the services you can do for them. Many people just need more time during the holidays and when they see your services they will hire you. You can be the person to give them more time! Time is a gift that never gets old.

5. Offer a gift wrapping service Many parents who work would love to have someone to wrap their presents for them. It’s one less thing for them to do. 

Have you ever done something to make money for Christmas?

When you implement these ideas you will find yourself making money that you can then put back for your family’s Christmas presents. Let me know if you’ve ever tried these 5 quick ideas to make money for Christmas.

5 Great Homemade Gifts to Give at Christmas

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homemade gifts

I love giving homemade gifts.

It’s just around the corner. You know the kids are already counting the days. Christmas is coming. I can hear the Christmas music being played tomorrow already and I’m ready for it! I love the holiday.

Here’s some great homemade gifts that family will love for Christmas! 

1. Little One Prints offers you beautiful prints of your photos here. They also have photo invitations, baby announcements and Christmas cards. 

2. Gifts in  Jar I have given gifts in a jar a few times and the people who receive it are always happy. I have given hot cocoa, cookies and brownies in a jar. I’ve also given bath salts too. 

3. Painted pots for the gardener in the family. You can either paint little ones fingerprints and turn them into flowers or lady bugs or even put mosaic tiles on there. 

4. Picture frames for those unbelievably cute kids or grandkids are always a hit. You can decorate the frames with the kids fingerprints or just let them decorate it any way they prefer. It’s personal art and a beautiful picture of their family, such a thoughtful gift for those that you love.

5. Food gifts are always a nice treat. I’ve made banana bread, regular bread, cookies, candies and other baked goods and the family loves those gifts. It’s thoughtful and a lot of time something someone won’t make for themself

I love giving homemade gifts. It helps the budget stretch and yet lets someone know how precious they are to you. You not only thought of them but you spent time and effort on their gift. What homemade gifts have you given in the past?

 

Christmas Freebies Roundup

Christmas Freebies

Christmas Freebies

Here’s some Christmas freebies a friend of mine found for us all. Some of them may not be active just yet but hang around and they will activate soon! Enjoy these freebies. 

1. FREE Elf Yourself App (Goes live in about a month)
http://www.elfyourself.com/

2. FREE Letter from Santa
http://www.packagefromsanta.com/SantasFreeNiceListGuide.aspx

3. FREE Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tag
https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/publications/display.cfm?id=330

4. FREE Christmas ECards
http://www.original-cards.com/christmas_cards.html

5. FREE All American Christmas Carol Music Downloads
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u31gI91aktyNLLJoFjnxa91B7Tiu8NpI06gYrTcz8e8/edit

6. FREE Where’s Rudolph Game
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u31gI91aktyNLLJoFjnxa91B7Tiu8NpI06gYrTcz8e8/edit

7. FREE Christmas Tree Desktop Download
http://get-xmas.com/

8. FREE Christmas Tree Maker App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/christmas-tree-maker-free/id399859270?mt=8

9. FREE Santa Claus Videos
http://www.santaanswers.com/

10. Free Betty Crocker Printable Gift Tags
http://assets.idpk.net/gmi/bc/pdf/BettyCrocker_HolidayTags.pdf

If you find anymore Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas freebies let me know and I’ll make a new post. Have a great weekend friends.

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