Homemade 100% Fruit Popsicles – Fla-Vor-Ice Healthified

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I know you guys have seen them because they’re everywhere in the summer. Fla-Vor-Ice Popsicles and their counterparts like the Kool Pops pictured below. Dreaded by health conscious moms across the country, these “popsicles” are what I called artificial sugar and artificial color bombs in a tube. But my goodness. My kids love them. WHHHHYYYYYY????? They are so nasty. In an attempt to get my kids to eat something a little healthier, I decided to make my own, homemade 100% fruit popsicles – that look like the unhealthy fla-vor-ice varieties, but are made out of 100% fruit instead.

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Making these homemade fla-vor-ice popsicles is seriously easy, y’all. Head to ALDI and buy yourself some fruit. I opt for organic strawberries, blueberries, and apples, and conventional pineapple, mango, and watermelon.

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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 7/7/2015

Happy Tuesday, Friends! I hope this week finds you well. I’m looking forward to sharing my garden update with you and seeing what you have to share this week!Tuesday Garden Party SimplifyLiveLove.com garden update 7.7After spending a lovely 4th of July weekend in Hannibal, Missouri, I’m back home again and pleased with the progress in my garden. It needs a quick weeding – probably take me a hour to go through it – and this is the perfect time because we just got another ton of rain yesterday. It’s always easiest to pull those pesky weeds right after a nice rain.
My garden so far is producing quite well. The garlic is ready to dig, I’ve taken a few absolutely delicious new potatoes, and carrots are also ready to pull. I’m finally starting to see more tomatoes on my sad looking tomatoes.

I’m just not sure what I’ll get this year for a tomato crop. I hope it’s good enough to can as I’ve almost used all of the roasted tomato sauce and the crushed tomato sauce I canned last year. My homemade pizza sauce is long gone, and let me tell you how delicious that was! I would really, really like to can more of that this year and also share the recipe with you, now that I know how well it turned out!

I also finally see some baby  cucumbers. One way I have heard to beat the cucumber beetles, in addition to companion planting radishes, is to plant them a little later, which I did this year. I’m so jealous of the fresh cucumber pictures I’m seeing on instagram, but I hope that my planting delay will be better for me in the long run. I did see one cucumber beetle on Sunday, but he was killed quickly! But I’m keeping a sharp eye out for those nasty buggers, and I’ve got my DE at the ready!

And that’s what’s going on in my garden! Can’t wait to hear about yours!

Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 7/7/2015

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5 Fun Ways to Beat Summer Learning Loss

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We’ve been out of school now since the end of May, so we’re already a solid month into our summer vacation. I’m a homeschooling mom, so I really appreciate not having to yell at my kids to finish their work each day. It’s the time of year when I kick my kids outside to play and feel good about them getting dirty and having fun outdoors.

While I’m excited for the time away from official school books and the decreased emphasis on skills, I know that kids can regress in their learning over long summer breaks if we don’t take care to stop that regression. Fortunately, it’s easy to find fun ways to continue learning all year long! It’s really not that hard to think of fun and educational activities to do with kids and lots of companies, like Carson-Dellosa, help make it even easier with free learning games and activities. Here are five we try to beat summer learning loss, without the use of formal educational materials.

5 Fun Ways to Beat Summer Learning Loss

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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 6/30/2015

Happy Tuesday, Friends! I hope this week finds you well. I’m looking forward to sharing my garden update with you and seeing what you have to share this week!

Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 6/30/2015

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It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!

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