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10 Inspiring Ideas for a Patriotic Holiday

It's hard to believe that we're in the full swing of summer already! The Fourth of July is just around the corner and this week I've rounded up some fabulous crafts and recipes to create a list of 10 Inspiring Ideas for a Patriotic Holiday. This Family Fun Friday intro is short and sweet. I'm at BlogHer with some of my blogging BFFs! Have a great weekend everyone! Family Fun Friday Every week at HappyandBlessedHome.com I share the talents and top posts from our blogging friends all around the web with HappyandBlessedHome.com readers via: Family Fun Friday. The … [Read More...]

10 Must Try Family Recipes

I have a special treat today for readers and friends of HappyandBlessedHome.com. I've rounded up some amazing recipes by our Family Fun Friday bloggers that will blow your socks off. Things like Chipotle BBQ Ribs, Strawberry Pie, and bacon wrapped hot dog bites. I've even added three of the most popular recipes at HappyanBlessedHome.com included my Shredded Chicken Tamales, Baked Tequila Lime Chicken Taquitos, and Applewood Smoked Bacon and Pork Stir Fry Recipe. And of course, we can't forget the extras, things like root beer float pancakes, pepperoni pizza pasta … [Read More...]

Over 50 Fathers Day Recipe and Gift Ideas

Father's Day is right around the corner. What special things do you have planned for Dad? Well, if you are looking for gift ideas we have got you covered. Two huge lists of gift ideas - some you can buy online, and a whole long list of FREE or nearly FREE gift ideas too. Plus there is a summer bucket list - in case Dad prefers activities over gifts and there are a bunch of ideas for gifts kids can make - including two free printable books that we know dads will love (grandpas too!). This round up includes Over 50 Fathers Day Recipe and Gift Ideas. Now, the way to my … [Read More...]

Applewood Smoked Bacon and Pork Stir Fry Recipe

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine. #RealFlavorRealFast Here I'm sharing my tasty Pork Stir Fry Recipe. Looking for an easy recipe to make for lunch or dinner? Look no further. This is the easiest meal ever and it features the smoky flavor of Applewood Smoked Bacon and Pork Stir Fry. Just a few vegetables, a package of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork and vegetable oil are all you need. Best of all - it's ready in 30 minutes or less. Applewood Smoked Bacon and Pork Stir Fry Recipe Summer … [Read More...]

Over 40 Ways to Enjoy Summer Family Fun

I'm not gonna lie, I'm originally from Florida and my favorite season is SUMMER! I love the longer days, the sound of frogs at night, the starry summer nights and even the hot days. I think it should be shorts weather all year around - we get all four seasons where I live, but a girl can dream... In honor, of all that is sunshine, and water play, this week I've rounded up over 40 ways to enjoy summer family fun. With umpteen ways to make slime, loads of water play, an adorable summer tepee that I want for my room and home made fudge-sicles, who wouldn't want to … [Read More...]

Over 50 Fathers Day Recipe and Gift Ideas

Father's Day is right around the corner. What special things do you have planned for Dad? Well, if you are looking for gift ideas we have got you covered. Two huge lists of gift ideas - some you can buy online, and a whole long list of FREE or nearly FREE gift ideas too. Plus there is a summer bucket list - in case Dad prefers activities over gifts and there are a bunch of ideas for gifts kids can make - including two free printable books that we know dads will love (grandpas too!). This round up includes Over 50 Fathers Day Recipe and Gift Ideas. Now, the way to my … [Read More...]

FREE Fathers Day Book

This FREE Fathers Day book is not just for Father's Day, it can be for any day of the year!  When I write books like this one I always envision parents reading it with their children.  I think you'll find the graphics warm and encouraging.  Some parts may even elicit a chuckle or two. This is fun reading for the entire family.  Similar to my Mother's Day Book, I created this book using poetic rhyming verses from A-Z, and added some warm and friendly images by some talented designers. The book celebrates some of dad's many talents and helps teach children to … [Read More...]

5 Important Lessons for Building Character

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LessonsFromDad #CollectiveBias. Here I'll share 5 Important Lessons for Building Character that I learned from my Dad. A special tribute to honor my Dad on Father's Day! Father's Day is almost here I'd like to honor my dad by sharing some valuable lessons on building character. My father has tremendous wisdom. He explains that much of what he has learned came from his father. Before I share these important tips for building character, I'd like to explain … [Read More...]

6 Tips for Camping with Boys

This week our family memory making fun theme is to "enjoy the dirt".  Now, I do have photos of my boys playing in the dirt, but I thought it would be more fun to share some fun camping photos with you. And yes, there was plenty of DIRT! One thing my husband and I have learned is #EarlyMomentsMatter. The time we spend now with our kids now helps them learn skills, and how to care for themselves --> which will make them better adults in the future. Why not get outside and enjoy some outdoor camping with kids? Here I'll share some helpful tips. … [Read More...]

All American Blue Corn Chip Turkey Balls and American Flag Turkey Skewers

I participated in recipe contest for Honeysuckle White. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item from Influence Central to thank me for my participation. Here I’m sharing my delicious, gluten-free, All American Blue Corn Chip Turkey Balls and American Flag Turkey Skewers. #TurkeyRecipe, #MemorialDay, #Veteran’sDay, #FourthofJuly, #ad, #IC and #700ReasonsforSummer.  Patriotic […]

10 Patriotic Crafts and Easy Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

WOOT! It is Memorial Day weekend ya’ll! And you know what that means? Honoring those who serve and have served our country. This weekend I’m highlighting the bloggers who will help us pull it all together with easy recipes, fun crafts for kids, and inspiring decorating ideas. We’ve got a DIY red, white and blue […]

Camouflage Hunting Theme Party Fun

If you're looking for great ideas for hunting theme parties, birthday parties or fun gatherings featuring deer hunting, camouflage or Duck Dynasty you've come to the right place. My husband is a huge outdoor enthusiast and for his most recent birthday, a hunting themed birthday party was the perfect fit for our celebration. #HuntingThemeParties #HuntingParty #CamouflageParty #DuckDynasty. Since this party was for my husband, I made sure to talk with him about what he would most like to have at his party. My husband loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting. He also … [Read More...]

FREE Sesame Street Birthday Party Decorations

We have a birthday party coming up and we're celebrating a special someone who is turning two. His absolute favorite character is Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. We already own three Cookie Monsters and we subscribe to Sesame Street on Youtube {it's a great way to watch Sesame Street ad free}. Sesame Street is a regular part of our family's routine and my boys love all the fun adventures of the Sesame Street characters.  My eldest just received a "Big Hugs Elmo" for Christmas that he absolutely loves. I've included affiliate links here for your convenience. If … [Read More...]

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