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Family Fun Friday! It is Time for Some Family Fun!

It is Family Fun Friday and we are so glad you are here to join us! Family is so important to both Monica and me. This especially hits home as Monica’s community has been battling a huge fire and many homes have been lost and threatened. Our thoughts and prayers are with Monica and her family today as they trust the Lord through this time. Please visit Happy and Blessed Home for more details.

Whether you are here to link up your post to share with others or you have come to read some wonderful posts with family friendly ideas we are so glad you are here! I am grateful to be hosting with Monica from Happy and Blessed Home. She is a joy to know and has such a sincere desire to be a blessing to each of you. We hope you enjoy your time here linking your creations or enjoying the creations that are linked…or, really, both! We can’t wait to see what you have linked up!


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If you’re a mom keep reading because we have some wonderful fun ideas to inspire you with your little ones and family. My blogging friends are linking up craft ideas, fun in the kitchen, preschool & homeschool ideas, and ways to spend time as a family.

My blog is growing but I need your help, please like my facebook page and help spread the word about Thanks so much!

On Mondays I’ve been posting encouraging words for MOMs. If you’d like some encouragement I recommend reading my latest post “Faith” which is a post written to encourage moms in their faith!

AND, if you haven’t met her already, please meet my co-Host Diane Haller from MyLifeAsRobin’s Wife. Diane is a volunteer co-host and she is awesome. She’ll be checking out your blog posts and commenting along with me and she helps me pick the top posts. We’ll be working together to help promote this link party! Please make sure to stop by Diane’s Facebook page and give her a “Like” when you have a chance {not required but it’s nice to do} :-).


Thanks to all my blogging friends for linking up last week at Family Fun Friday. I have a special YouTube Video for you at Thank You All My Blogging Friends! So many great ideas, crafts and things to do! If you link up, you permit me to use your pictures/ideas as part of future posts and/or social media. Once we have 200 links I will select a winner of some FREE jewelry. This will likely mean I’ll award a prize every other week. We had over 100 bloggers link up last week. You all are amazing – you bless my socks off with your awesome posts!

Some examples of the jewelry I am giving away. Your link-up and/or comment is your entry to WIN. BTW, I can make wedding party custom jewelry – contact me if you’re interested. 🙂

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As always we had a wonderful turnout last week with SO MANY wonderful ideas. If you’d like to “bookmark” these ideas for later on PINTEREST here are a few handy buttons to help you keep track of this list of ideas. To PIN a specific blogger’s post please click through and PIN their post directly from their site. Thanks!


Now on to some fabulous posts for moms.

If you are considering homeschooling your children, this post will be an encouragement to you! So many good reminders!

As a mom of a toddler, this post stood out to me. Thank you to! I especially like point #1….it is SO true that it is wise to plan ahead and allow more time!

Here is a great list of items to do this summer from cropped! So many are simple and inexpensive and done right at home. Enjoy!

Thank you to! I am totally going to try this! Even at my age I think it is great!! ☺

With some planning ahead, we can turn the 4th of July into more than Fireworks (which is a lot coming from me…that is my favorite part!) This post gets us started! We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for!

So many of us understand the need for “stay-cations”! Here are some great reminders of all there is to do right there in your own city or town!

Do you ever feel like being “just a mom” is insignificant? Read this post to remember just how blessed you are and what a high calling it is to be a mom!

Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.



1. Link your blog post. Posts need only be family friendly and/or fun. To increase your chances of being featured at next week’s link party, link a post that is fun for two or more members of your family to do together.

2. Please follow Happy and Blessed Home on Facebook – I post updates for FREE books and other giveaways there that you’ll miss otherwise. Please leave a comment if you’re a new follower so I can follow you back.

3. ROLLING FACEBOOK LIST: If you did not link up last week, please add your link to the “Like My Facebook Page” party. This is a rolling list – you will not need to add to it every week.

4. Help other bloggers find this link party by either adding a link to your post or placing a button on your site. This is not required but very helpful.

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5. Visit as many blogs in the HOP as you can! Try to leave a comment on at least two other posts.

6. Win Jewelry! Posts qualify for five entries and comments with an idea for family fun counts as one entry. After we have 200 ideas for family fun, I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner of FREE jewelry.

7. Tweet, pin, Facebook, and help spread the word if you can.

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I pray you are blessed by this effort to share ideas on having Family Fun.

In His Grip,



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2 Responses

  1. momstheword says:

    Such a scary thing to have happen! We have some friends who live there, as I mentioned last week, and they were doing o.k. but then the smoke started affecting her youngest son’s asthma. Thanks for hosting today!

  2. Diane Marie Haller says:

    I am glad to host…you are very welcome! I am so sorry about your friends and their son’s asthma. I hope he feels better very soon!


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