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This last week, we’ve had some much needed summer thunderstorms. Although the storms didn’t bring as much rain as we were hoping, it did bring some and we are grateful for that.

Our lake is incredibly low. It was humbling to watch the 4th of July fireworks in the same spot we did last year and realize the lake was over a hundred yards further away from us than it was the previous summer.

While we are grateful for every bit of precipitation we get right now, the kids do go a bit stir crazy when they can’t get outside to burn some energy. It’s not long before they’re bickering and I realize I need to come up with an idea to entertain them.

If they had their choice, they’d watch cartoons all day on Netflix, but Mommy and Daddy prefer for them to get some sort of educational exposure when they’re watching TV.

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Growing up, I spent a lot of time on a boat. My family was big on fishing, so we’d go out on the ocean in San Diego on weekends to catch our limit of fish.

It was really fun being out there, watching schools of tuna and pods of dolphins swim by us. I love being in the middle of nature. Unfortunately, if you’re not prepared, you can get yourself in a bit of trouble.

I remember one time when our boat broke down when we were out on the ocean. That was a bit of a scary moment as I remember it was getting close to time for the sun to go down and we had to figure out how to get towed back in.

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2 Ingredient DIY Moon Sand Recipe

by Chrystal Johnson July 11, 2014

In my ongoing attempts to keep the girls busy this summer, we came across a tutorial showing how to make what we have dubbed “Moon Sand” from just 2 simple ingredients most household have on hand. Last year, the girls had an entire sand table full of new sand. Throughout the year however, that sand […]

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Wii U Deluxe Family Bundle Giveaway {$540 Value}

by Chrystal Johnson July 10, 2014

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by Chrystal Johnson July 9, 2014

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Tools for Your Family Preparedness Kit: Stove In a Can {Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson July 5, 2014

Do you love camping? Are you searching for great products to add to your emergency preparedness kit? If so, you’ll want to learn about Stove In A Can, a portable, self-contained cooking platform that provides a week’s worth of cooking. It’s exactly what its name says it is – the entire contents of the stove setup […]

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