Forgive us if we are a little out of breath.
We have recently “met” this lovely new friend here in blogland and we just had to share this fantastic idea she linked up to Vanessa’s Summer Activities for Kids Party.
So Misty…do you think it would work to set up about 20 of these around the house?
We are thinking that could buy us some serious time to get things done!
Maybe there could even be a “Mommy takes a nap and no one interrupts her” station.
This next idea is not only a creative Summer Activity for your own kids, it is an incredible way to teach them how to extend grace and love (and their toys!) to other kids.
Becky from Organizing Made Fun hosts “Backyard Thursday” every week, every summer and provides a place for kids in the Los Angeles area who may not have the luxury of a backyard to play in, to come and experience the thrill of running through a lawn, digging in a sandbox, or even hang out in the “Girls Only” playhouse!
She has hit up garage sales and received many donated toys, helmets, skates and other play equipment which she then cleans up, organizes and stores neatly in easy to identify bins. As much of an impact as it has on the children who get to come and play at “Backyard Thursday“, it has also made a huge impact on Becky’s own children. They have learned how to show God’s love to others by doing something as simple as sharing their backyard. And just reading this post impacted us too! Thanks so much Becky!
Kelly from Till Death Do Us Part shared her beautiful raised beds she had built all on her own!
If you saw my garden post you know I’m a fan of raised beds!
Diann from the Thrifty Groove shared with us the incredible herbs her husband and she grow for their very own herb business!
Yes, I’ll take all of these please! 🙂
We also has some fabulous Fresh from the Garden Recipes shared with us
Our friend Angela from Unexpected Elegance (we will be telling you all about her fabulous Etsy shop on Monday) did a great post on Canning 101!
Melissa from Shabby Love was kind enough to give us her recipe for…wait for it…Mojito Cupcakes!
Yeah we know…we want one too!
There were SO MANY other fabulous posts…it’s truly impossible to narrow them down to to a few so we thought it would be fun to also share three of the top summer related “clicked through” links (excluding the fabulous posts from our co-hostesses) from the Blogger Block Party. It’s always fun to see what catches YOUR eye. These are in no particular order.
Lakeshore Cottage Living says
LOVE the quiet stations idea…gonna steal that idea and put it to gooooooood use!
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
This was such a FUN party girls, thanks so much for putting it together and hosting it!! Martina
Congratulations! Your block party was certainly a rousing success. I can imagine your head is spinning! I think I clicked on a few more then fifty and I was overwhelmed as you get deeper into each blog it is a few hours later! 🙂 Thank you for this opportunity – it was a lot of fun. When is the NEXT one? Hee hee!
I don’t know how in the world you were able to pick a few to highlight. I’ve never seen such a response to a blog idea.
Pam - diy Design Fanatic says
This past week was a lot of fun! There are so many it will take me a long tome to get through them all!
Lots of inspiration here at this party. Thanks for putting it together. Great themes and very talented people!
Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says
Thank you so much for the feature! I joined 4 out of the 6 parties and it was a blast! I will be going back to this party and checking out eveyones posts throughout the next couple months. So many amazing links! And you ladies did a fabulous job putting it all together!
All of you where great thank you so much for putting all of this together for all of us to have fun and get to know each other… And thank you for highlighting my back yard… Talk about feeling like a Million Bucks… have a great rest of the weekend.
The Shabby Chick
Thank you so much for hosting this great party and for featuring my entry on Quiet Stations. I just did a happy dance! 🙂
Grammy Goodwill says
This was a great idea and just the impetus I needed to finally get my blog going. Thanks.
Honey at 2805 says
Your Block Blog Party is a huge success! Congrats! I have found so much inspiration & am sure to be referring back to it in weeks to come. Thanks girls!
⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ says
It was great fun to be a part of this partay!~ Thanks for the opportunity.
Thanks for the party! It was fun to participate and thanks for featuring my canning post!
Thank you for hosting this awesome week long party! I had the best time looking at so much talent and wonderful posts! Such inspiration out there and the perfect way to share it.
Have a great weekend!
Seaside Style says
This was such a wonderful idea. Thank you to all you ladies for doing this. It was fun !
those cupcakes look amazing!!!
So much wonderful inspiration!!!!
Thank you so much for putting together the blog party! It was so much fun and inspired me to get projects done that have been on my to-do list for awhile! 🙂 Thank you also for highlighting my Mojito cupcakes! I’m so excited!!!!