Tag Archive: summer

Say G’Day to the Koalas at San Diego Zoo this Summer

Have you been to the San Diego Zoo lately? There’s a new exhibit that you don’t want to miss. The Australian Outback.The Australian Outback offers habitats for the Zoo’s Queensland koalas, parma wallabies, two wombat species and 23 species of Australian birds. The Zoo started plans to expand and diversify the koala area in 2009…

Dreaming of Summer


Thanks to Goldfish Smiles for sponsoring this post. This month I’m talking all about Summer. As this post  publishes, I am on an epic summer trip with my four kids. I haven’t traveled like this in decades, since I was a kid myself. For many years of my life summer was a time to get…

Sand Dollar Whoopie “It’s Summer!” Pies for Teacher’s Gifts


I really racked my brains coming up with this one. I wanted to make a memorable, edible treat to pass out to my children’s teachers. My kids have about 30 (ish) teachers between the four of them and when you multiply that by Starbucks Giftcards, you can see why we may never be able to…

Macy’s Brasil Premieres at South Coast Plaza


I love it when retailers go out on a limb and make a statement. The Brasil collection at Macy’s arrived with fanfare, Samba, and scantily clad women in full Carnivale regalia. That’s definitely making a statement! This spring, Macy’s takes customers on a journey to one of the most talked about countries on earth, Brasil….

Simple Perfect Cucumber Summer Salad

My garden is giving it up right now and I am able to make my favorite salad in vast quantities. My love of this salad started in Israel where they seem to eat tomatoes and cucumbers with practically everything. I’ve thrown in a few more ingredients because it’s what was fresh yesterday. Everything pictured came…

{Tutorial} Drive Through Kid Bike Wash Sprinkler DIY

I wish I had come up with this one all on my own. But credit must be given where credit is due and in this case, it is due to Family Fun Magazine. You can download the basic bike/kid wash plans here. I should note we left out the gate (which is in the plans)….

Spring Wanderlust

It happens every spring. Maybe it’s a sign that I am not actually as grown up as I think I am. Sometime around May Day I get that itch. Summer is coming. Summer break. Summer vacation. No more teachers, no more books. Freedom. At last! I want to hit the road. Get in car. Drive….

Dog’s Eye View of a Garden

I just stumbled across this video from White on Rice Couple (aka my heroes of all things culinary, video, gardening and photography) and was completely charmed. I’m sure you will be too. Now go blow some bubbles in your garden quick, before summer pops and vanishes!

Pin Up Girl: Hot Hair How-do

Berlin Hair Baby does it again with this hot weather hair do! If you’re going for a retro look and want to keep your cool, check out this tutorial. She’s got some great summer hair do how-do’s from her recent trip to Madrid on her channel as well.

The Pumponator

From our fab friends over at The Daily Grommet, here is a find and a deal that is sure to make your summer wetter, wilder and a whole lot more fun. What’s awesome about this find is that the product was designed by a fourth grader. I love stories like that! I also love anything…