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It’s Time for Family Fun Friday Link Party!!!

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Welcome to Family Fun Friday! Monica and I are SO glad you stopped by! Whether you have come to take a look at the great ideas that our bloggy friends have posted, or you have come to do some posting of your own, we thank you for joining us!

I have been having a wonderful full life at home these days! Today, our family was able to finalize our adoption of our little son. We are so grateful and overjoyed!!! Our little one has been in our home since he was a week old and is now 19 months old. He brings so much joy to our home! We have also welcomed an additional little one into our homes 6 weeks ago and he is a blessing as well. We don’t know how long we will have him with us, but we are enjoying every minute! We are so grateful for adoption and so grateful to be able to foster these children who need us so much!

My home is returning to order I am soon getting back to a more regular posting schedule so stay tuned!

I am grateful to be a co-host with Monica from Happy and Blessed Home. She has graciously included me in her Family Fun Friday Party and I am so thankful! Monica’s blog provides such wonderful ideas and encouragement for those of us raising children in our homes. Check it out!

We sincerely look forward to seeing all of your great ideas that you link up here and hope that you find some great ideas as well!

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

Our blogs are growing but we need your help, please like our blogs facebook pages at Happy and Blessed Home and My Life as Robin’s Wife and help spread the word about and Thanks so much!

If you’d like to “bookmark” these ideas on PINTEREST here’s a handy button 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!


Monica at Happy and Blessed Home is posting a new preschool alphabet letter each week. She is on the letter “B” and every Wednesday she posts free printables. You can download your free printables for our “Brown Bear” book box here: BROWN BEAR Printables OR you can download the new “Letter B” printables from this week. Plus, she is working on a new FREE Zoo Animals Bundle – coming soon!

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If you’d like to join our family in our Preschool alphabet study, you can download my FREE Preschool Planner and see my Free Printables. Sign up via e-mail to receive all my printables. Subscribe to Happy and Blessed Home by Email.

Thanks to all our blogging friends for linking up last week at Family Fun Friday. I am co-hosting with my bloggy friend Monica! She has such a wonderful blog over at She also has 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. The party has grown so much that I’ve decided to increase the number of participants to 200 and then 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!

Our latest jewelry winner is Nancy at “There is Grace” for her post to encourage weary moms. In her post she writes, “We may not be the June Cleavers, or even the Carol Bradys of our day, but we love our families, work hard to do what’s best for them, and give it our all…even on 3 hours of sleep and 6 cups of coffee! So, here’s a shout-out to all my fellow worn-out Mommies!” Congratulations Nancy and I loved your post!

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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Now on to some fabulous posts for moms. Our Featured Bloggers:

Featured Bloggers:

1. I think these two posts go together – Meghan at “Make Something Daily” shared a fun list on her post, “20 Things to do with your Kids this Summer,” AND Jen from “The Purposeful Mom” shared a guest post written by Stacie from “Motherhood on a Dime” for “Four Essential Items for Frugal Kids Summer ActivitiesI love how these items are inexpensive and practical.

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2. Nan over at “Moms the Word” shared some valuable wisdom in her post “Making Memories While You Can.” An excerpt from her touching post:

“The things that are precious to us, our families, cannot be set aside on a shelf and taken out later to enjoy when we have the time. Because if we don’t MAKE the time, then we’re not going to have the time.”


3. Mostly Homemade Mom shared this great idea for meal planning – Use Pinterest to Plan your Meals. I lose my grocery lists all the time – if you follow her post and store things electronically – then there is no list to lose – Genius! You can get organized, save time and money with this post.



4. Do husbands have Pinterest Boards? If so, I’m pinning this one on my hubby’s board – “Breakfast in Bed” by Cathy at Lemon Tree Dwelling. If I DIY this tray , do I get “Breakfast in Bed” too? I hope so! Looks like a project worth making, Breakfast in Bed is a great way for mom to recharge and have more energy for Family Fun!

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5. Christine over at “I Dig Pinterest and I Did it Too” shared these yummy Neiman Marcus Brownies. As she states in her post, “So, with only 5 ingredients, these bars are a perfect kid-helping (and kid-eating) kind of dessert.” Cooking with kids is a great way to spend time together as a family!


6. And Kate at “The Craft Train” shared “12 Screen Free Ideas for Kids to Keep Them Busy”. Her girls are adorable and I love all the creative ideas for family fun without television, videos or other “screens”. 🙂



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 now 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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