We took our first trip to the Rocky Mountain region of the United States and I can officially say that it is my new favorite part of the US. The air was so clean, the landscape was straight out of a painting (Bob Ross's happy little trees 🌲) and some of the most friendly people I have ever met. On top of that, the area provided so much opportunity for outdoor activities which my family thrives for. When I originally planned this trip, I set our main destination point as Yellowstone National Park, and while the Park itself is great on its own, we discovered that there was actually a lot to do outside the park. It was a long trek from San Diego, but it was definitely worth it! Here are . . .
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Is yours always open? Mine definitely is NOT. I'm not a short-order cook, ha! Sorry kids! 🙅🏻♀️ I made these menus last year on one of our camping 🏕 trips when I started to get sick and tired of asking them what they wanted for lunch. Me: "hey what do you want for lunch?" *a couple seconds pass. "what would you like for lunch?" .... "HELLO?????" *kids still not answering.... grrr 😡 So I made these "Mom's Diner" menus. It makes it so much easier to get them to tell me what they want. They look at their choices, fill out the order form and then set it on the counter. Boom,💥 done. And for printing purposes, I made two menus to a sheet. All you have to do is download it, . . .
My kids have been out of school for about 4 weeks, and of the 28 days we have been out of town for 17 of them and of the 11 days we have been home, they have fought 11 of them. Ha! Who can relate? To keep things in order, I made a SUMMERTIME DAILY DUTIES printable. You know to keep SOME sort of order while summer is here. I am a huge proponent of routine and although I am way more lenient in the summer, I still do think (when appropriate) a little bit of structure is necessary. Agree? Good, now we can continue to be friends. 👯♀️ Below is my SUMMER DAILY DUTIES sheet. Six (or seven) simple items to do DAILY. Simple and easy. I laminate mine and put it on a clipboard for . . .
I saw this idea on Pinterest a couple years back and not till recently did I actually do it. We have SO many LEGO pieces and as you know I am constantly trying to find non electronic things to do for my kids. I put this on my instagram story thinking many people had seen this idea, but I was actually surprised when I got a lot of messages about how they loved the idea! Again, I can't take credit for it, all I can do is share the useful and helpful things I find on the 'net. I got all my supplies at Walmart. But you can get them anywhere. Here is what you need: LEGO platform boardStrong glue (something stronger than hot glue, I used Amazing E-6000 all purpose glue)Pencil case . . .
It's travel time! We do a lot of traveling, in fact when this blog post goes live we will have just finished a 16-day road trip that started in Zion (read my post about Zion here) and that went all the way to the Yellowstone area (I'll blog about that later). No long intro here, I'll cut to the chase. Here are my top road trip essentials. These items, personally, have made my our travel life MUCH easier. BACK SEAT CAR ORGANIZER I found these back seat car organizers on Amazon for just $21.99! They work super well in keeping things organized. Here is what I put in my back seat organizers: Tissues and napkins (napkins not shown)My ROAD TRIP PRINTABLES on a clipboard . . .