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How to make your dishes shine!

I am a happy girl! I moved into a wonderful house that I love! We all know, however, that moving is a lot of hard work. I have so much to do that I feel slightly overwhelmed. My new kitchen is beautiful and sparkly; naturally I want all of my glassware to look beautiful and …continue reading

Simple & Quick Naked Cake

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The naked cake has become a pretty popular trend for birthdays, weddings, parties, and all sorts of events. I love the simple, beautiful look of a naked cake! Unfortunately, almost all of the tutorials I looked at for naked cake have seemed  time-intensive. While you could make a homemade cake and homemade frosting, I didn’t …continue reading

10+ Super Cute Watermelon Party Ideas

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I don’t know about you, but that first taste of watermelon each summer is amazing! I always seem to forget exactly how delicious it is. I know why so many children and adults can’t get enough watermelon…it’s the taste of summer. And it makes for an adorable party theme.  Check out these 10+ super cute …continue reading

Fairy Flower Seats Made From Placemats

DIY Fancy Fairy Flower Seats

Creating a fairy garden tea party takes a special magical touch. When I made my fairy party on a budget last year, I had to use my magic touch and a LOT of creativity! Because I was on a tight budget (under $100), I couldn’t afford to buy or rent the beautiful chairs a tea …continue reading

Rainy Summer Day Fun

20+ Rainy Day Summer Fun Activites for kids

Don’t let a rainy summer day get you down! There are still plenty of opportunities for fun.  Check out this collection of 20 ideas for indoor crafts, games and treats! Make the coolest looking bowls using perler beads Yum! 5 Minute Homemade Ice Cream! Send your kids on an indoor fishing adventure! Hydrate your kids …continue reading

Summer Camp 2015 Favorites

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Hard to believe but we’re wrapping our 5th Summer Camp Series this week! We have had the most amazing group of Camp Counselors (aka “guest bloggers”) this summer. I’d like to say a special thank you to each an every one of these amazing gals. They have shared their talents and ideas. I encourage  you …continue reading

Spray Dye Swimming Towels

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I love taking advantage of summer to get creative with me kids. I especially love an activity that is easy for them to do, and not a giant mess for me to cleanup. Though the idea “dye” might cause concern, this dying project can be done on your lawn where there’s little chance of permanent …continue reading

Fun in a Bucket Free Printable

Fun in a Bucket Free Printable

Hey there! I’m Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes and I’m sharing this super easy Fun in a Bucket FREE Printable! This is my first summer with 3 kids. My youngest is really easy because he just rolls around (literally), but my other two are pretty wild. I have no problem with the wildness, but since we’re …continue reading

Ways to Encourage Summer Reading

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Looking for ways to encourage summer reading in your house? Don’t stress. Break it down into 3 easy steps: Great Books, Neat Places to Read and Rewards. Now I can’t guarantee that your child will come screaming with delight at the idea of sitting down and reading a book right away (if ever). But if …continue reading

200+ Ideas for Summertime Fun with Kids!

200 ideas for summer fun with kids

I can hardly believe that we’re in the very last week of our 5th Summer Camp series. In the past 2 months we have had some AMAZING ideas for Summertime Fun with Kids! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had such fun trying out fun new things with my kids this summer and I …continue reading