Hello Summer

This will be our first summer living on an island. An island where it’s not 120° degrees outside like it was in Las Vegas for about half of the year! This means lots of outdoor time ahead for us. It’s also the first time the boys are off of school for the whole summer. They’ve been in year-round schools since preschool. This means momma is going to need some help keeping them entertained.


It’s important for me to not just keep them busy but to see them learn new things and to build beautiful memories together all while having fun.

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Haha! Well, I got a little secret weapon.


I know of an online store that I can always find what I need and even things I didn’t know I needed LOL. Trust me, there’s nothing as valuable as a one-stop shop with affordable prices and huge product selection when life’s busy enough. I’ve been shopping at Oriental Trading for all my parties and special occasion events for many years now.

 Let’s go down memory lane…..

All these parties feature fabulous goodies from Oriental Trading:

Nature Monkey


Keep Soaring High

Soaring High Birthday Party - The Marshmallow Studio

Outlaw Western Hoedown


 Scooby Doo Haunted Carnival

Haunted Halloween Carnival 71by

Roaring Dinosaur

Aiden Dinosaur Party

Fiesta Baby Shower

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Pirate’s Cove

Pirate Party by TheMarshmallowStudio

Camping Adventure

Camping Party by TheMarshmallowStudio2

Girls Craft Day

DIY Easter Egg WreathTheMarshmallowStudio_hero

This summer is going to be legen(wait for it)dary! The sun, the water, the new house and the goodies that I got my eye on:

Craft Projects For Kids

Water Guns, Balloons and Squirt Toys

Light Up Toys and Flashing Toys

Summer Crafts & Hobby Supplies

Projects page

BTW – I love that I can also check out their site for ideas, projects aaaannnndddd they also have a blog called Create Fun that’s filled with inspiration.

Create Fun Blog

 Oooooohhh awesome…. I just found a bunch of summer fun posts that I’d LOVE to try!

Create Fun Blog - Summer

As you can tell, OT and I have been partners in crime for a long time? I bet we’ll continue to be until I stop partying and crafting (which will probably be never, haha).

So what fun do you have planned for this summer besides eating lots of s’mores, of course?

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