Essential Items to Pack Your Child for Summer Camp


It is your child’s favorite time of year: summer camp. Kids love going to summer camp because they get to see their friends and participate in various activities. However, before you send them off, there are some things they are going to need. Here are some essential items you’ll want to pack your child for summer camp.

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5 Beauty Mistakes You Must Avoid This Summer Without Delay

Guest posted by Sophie Addison, a popular blogger and writer on beauty related tips and articles. She is very passionate about health and beauty. She has posted articles on skin care, weight loss and celebrity beauty news. In recent years, she had the opportunity to write lifecell review. Apart from work she likes gardening and listening music. You can also contact her on Facebook, and Pinterest.


The summer season happens to be a lot of fun -BBQs, warm weather, more time to spend with friends and family — however regrettably, it might be the time whenever a few of the most severe Beauty crimes are wholly committed. Take a look at these five beauty mistakes and also just how you might prevent being their frustrated subjects this summer.

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Things You Need to Know About Summer Safety and Babies


It’s that time of year again when you dig out your bathing suits and sunscreen. However, when it comes to babies, there are some extra precautions you need to take in the summer. Here are some basic things you need to know about summer safety and babies.

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Tips to Prevent Your Summer Makeup From Melting


Oh summer is right around the corner and I bet you are counting down the days. If you’re like me, you can’t wait to hit the beach and the pool. But, wait, what about your makeup? While the summer sun is great for fun and relaxation, it can cause havoc for your makeup.  Here are some great tips to prevent summer makeup melt.

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Great Ideas to Beat Summer Boredom


So many children look forward to summer vacation because it’s time away from school. When parents have full-time jobs, the kids can easily get bored because of the excessive amount of free time on their hands. Other than helping with chores and yard upkeep, kids need fun activities to partake in too. These simple ideas below don’t necessarily cost a lot of money. I hope they help you beat summer boredom with your kids, on a budget or not, this summer.

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in Your Home

Macro of common fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) on piece of rotting banana fruit.

While you probably love your summer produce, unfortunately you are not the only one. Those pesky fruit flies always manage to find a way to get to your summer pickings in no time at all. Fortunately, there are a few different ways that you can get rid of fruit flies in your home.

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Summer Dinner Party Menu Ideas

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Summer is the best time to have a festive gathering for family and friends. Here are some great ideas you may want to include on your menu. These items are quick and easy to make for your summer dinner party. They don’t require a lot of cook time and your guests will really enjoy them!

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Free Craftsy Kids Classes for Summer!

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Summer is in full swing!  It seems to by flying by quite honestly.  Do your children love crafts?  Do you?

Craftsy has the perfect set of classes available for you and your kids this summer and some of them are FREE!

Summer Classes:
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Work on your garden in the sunshine, or beat the heat by learning to knit inside.

Kids Classes:
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Looking for ways to entertain your kids and teens now that school is out? Check out these beginner craft classes that are great for kids of all ages.
Classes are priced from $9.99 to $29.99, and 3 classes are even FREE!
Your kids and teens can learn to knit, make a purse, cook a pizza, and all kinds of fun activities!

Stir Fried Summer Veggies Recipe ~ A Veggie Feast Year-Round!

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Stir Fried Summer Veggies ~ A Family Favorite in the Making

Summertime heralds a lot of great veggies in my house.  I’m either growing them or bringing them home from a farmer’s market.  My kids have grown up with lots of veggies in their diets, so they love it when it’s homegrown veggie season.  Summer squash, zucchini, garlic and onions are all favorites, so when I found them at a recent market, it was time to start making our favorite summer dish: Stir Fried Summer Veggies!  This dish is completely versatile, and you can add whatever veggies are in season in your area, or other favorites besides the ones I used.  All you need is a love of veggies, a few of your faves, and a saute pan.  Your taste buds will love it!

What it Takes for Perfect Stir Fried Summer Veggies

The perfect Stir Fried Summer Veggies start with amazingly fresh veggies.  The rules I follow are easy when making my Stir Fried Summer Veggies.  Choosing veggies that we love is first and foremost.  If you don’t love what goes into it, or at least like it a little bit, you probably won’t adore the final dish.  We love summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, onions, and garlic.  Also, cutting each type of veggie differently gives the dish some visual appeal.  For instance, slice the zucchini on a bias and the summer squash into Julienne strips.  It gives a beautiful picture to the eye, and it always seems to taste better.  (Or so my kids say.)  I only season mine with a pinch of salt and pepper, and a dusting of Parmesan, but again, add things to suit your tastes.

Stir Fried Summer Veggies Recipe ~ A Veggie Feast Year-Round!

Stir Fried Summer Veggies Recipe ~ A Veggie Feast Year-Round!


  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 small summer squash
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 6 baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/2 lb asparagus, rinsed well
  • 3 T olive oil


  1. Slice all the veggies into bite sized pieces, placing the zucchini, summer squash, and asparagus in a separate bowl from the onion, pepper, mushrooms, and garlic.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper, mushrooms, and garlic,. Saute until slightly soft.
  3. Add the remaining veggies and toss. Cook an additional 2 minutes, until the veggies are crisp-tender.
  4. Serve with salt, pepper, and Parmesan if you like.

Stir Fried Summer Veggies Year-Round

Thanks to our modern grocery markets, you can get all the summer veggies you’d like, year-round, and keep Stir Fried Summer Veggies on your table.  Look for veggies that are firm and fresh, with no wrinkly skin for the best flavor.  Fresh Stir Summer Fried Veggies on a winter table are an amazing dinner accompaniment that brightens your day.  Find a farmer’s market in your area and pick up your favorite veggies for Stir Fried Summer Veggies!