Shaun White Skateboards make playing outside cool! #ShaunWhiteSupplyCo

You know what really drives me crazy? When I am standing in the kitchen on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and my children come to me and ask if they can play video games. Really? The sun is shining and the birds are chirping and you want me to plug you into the electronic babysitter? Yeah...I don't think so! My standard reply to such an absurd request? "No! Go outside and play." To which they usually moan and groan like the world is ending. Hey, they are tweens, right? Everything gets that reaction! In order to keep outdoor play time slightly … [Read more...]

Dreaming of My Backyard Oasis (#SearsPatio #SummerWithSears)

I spend a lot of my time in our backyard and it feels almost like an extension of my house. It is a space for us to cook, spend time with the kids, play, relax with the pets, entertain, commune with nature, and enjoy the sun. It is a functional space with items that are useful, although not all that attractive. We purchased our house 6 years ago and the previous owners offered to leave their patio furniture for us. While it was a thoughtful gesture,  the furniture is not in all that great of shape. The material is faded, the once white table is … [Read more...]

Weekend Camping Adventure on Lake Hartwell in North Georgia

Well, we had a great weekend camping adventure on Lake Hartwell in North Georgia with the Cub Scouts. If you haven't tried your hand at camping as a family yet, I highly recommend it. We are lucky that camping in Georgia can pretty much be done all year round. We have a few chilly months in the winter but they aren't horrible. Camping is a great way to bond as a family and it makes for a great outdoor adventure!Our Weekend Camping Adventure We stayed at Camp Rotary on Lake Hartwell and had a tent site on a small peninsula surrounded by … [Read more...]