Summer

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How to Carve a Melon Basket | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsDid your mom used to carve melon baskets when you were young? The memory of my mom’s melon baskets really stands out for me. In my younger self’s mind, nothing short of pure genius and magical talent could make something as cool as a watermelon basket. It was always the highlight of a summer get together when she brought out the melon basket. I’ve meant to carve one for many years, but have always been a too intimidated to even try. Recently, however, we were having a summer barbecue and I decided to try my hand carving one. It ends up that it wasn’t hard to do at all! The results were striking to look at, but even better to eat! Equally delicious was the frozen watermelon stars that I made to flavor our Minute Maid® Lemonade. Because what says summer more than watermelon and lemonade? And what better than lemonade that is made with the goodness of real lemons? Minute Maid Lemonade is the quintessential refreshing beverage with the great taste of a simpler time. And right now, you can buy any 2 Minute Maid or Sprite® 2 liters and save $1 off your watermelon purchase.

How to Carve a Melon Basket | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsIn order to carve the melon, I found it easiest to use a pencil to mark guidelines into the watermelon’s skin before making any cuts. (more…)

30 Cheap and Free Things to Do With Kids During the Summer | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM2 Summer Is a Magical Time for Kids Kids love the lack of routine and the long days that are the hallmark of summer, but summers aren’t what they were when we […]

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How to Make Stepping Stones with Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Making stepping stones with kids is a fun way to add something personal and pretty to your yard. It does require some pre-planning and staying organized on your part though. The last time I made stepping stones was when we moved into our old house, so I was making them with four kids at once. […]

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Summer Crafts for Kids: Easy "Tie Dye T-shirts" | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackSnapShare #SnackStories #CollectiveBias A Fun Summer Camp Craft When I was young, a popular summer camp craft was to make tie dye t-shirts. Unfortunately, real tie dye is a messy and laborious process. These days, however, there is […]

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Our Waldorf Kindergarten Homeschool - June 1st | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Poppy Crown We did this project a few years ago, but I wanted to reshare it with you, since it was such a cute craft. At the time, I happened to mention something to Sola about daisy chains and daisy crowns. Of course, she was transfixed with the idea and we began trying to collect […]

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