Blueberries – Celebrate All Things Blueberry + HM #192

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #192! Let’s think about: Blueberries – Celebrate All Things Blueberry! I mean, honestly…who doesn’t love blueberries?! I hope today’s post really does inspire you to celebrate them! #blueberries #HomeMattersParty

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Blueberries – Celebrate All Things Blueberry + HM #192

For some reason (I’m not sure why) when I think of blueberries, I think of BREAKFAST. I know blueberries aren’t limited TO breakfast, by any means! But there are so many wonderful ways they can be used for breakfast, so I decided to celebrate THAT a little bit today! Join me!

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Buttermilk Blueberry Waffles from Holly @ 3 Yummy Tummies

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The Blueberry Pancakes of Your Dreams from Ashley @ Baker By Nature

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Best Blueberry Muffins from Jenn @ Once Upon a Chef

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Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie from Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon

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Blueberry Breakfast Cake from Amanda @ Amanda’s Cookin’

I think even if you’re not a breakfast person, you can totally get on board with at least one of these ideas! You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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  Sticky Chicken Wings from Claire @ Claire Justine   PIN here.  


  Our New Bedside Table Ikea Hack from Tania @ Run for Radiance   PIN here.  


  Best No Churn S’mores Ice Cream from Jas @ All That’s Jas   PIN here.  


  Time Management Time Blocking Worksheet from Susan @ Crafting a Family   PIN here.  


  Summer Backyard Camping Party from Bird @ Bird’s Party   PIN here.   Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow… Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

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Picnics – A Relaxing Summer Pastime + HM #191

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #191! Let’s think about: Picnics – A Relaxing Summer Pastime! When was the last time YOU went on a picnic? I hope today’s post inspires you to do just that! #picnics #summer #HomeMattersParty

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Picnics – A Relaxing Summer Pastime + HM #191

I’m SO in the mood for a picnic these days! Hopefully I’ve done all the planning for you – at this point, you just need to find the perfect place to “plop your picnic”! Check out the ideas below!

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10 Best Picnic Baskets from Lauren @ Camille Styles

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50 Picnic Basket Essentials from Tara @ Noshing with the Nolands

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How to Pack the Perfect Picnic from Tiffany @ Parsnips & Pastries

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How to Host the Perfect Picnic from Seri @ Little Miss Party

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8 DIY’s for a Perfect Picnic from Beth @ Paper & Stitch

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Check out this week’s features below.

  Essential Oil Air Freshener in a Jar from Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage   PIN here.  


  Repurposed Toddler Bed DIY Potting Bench from Serena @ Thrift Diving   PIN here.  


  Homemade Green Tea & Honey Body Wash from Jamie @ Coupons & Freebies Mom   PIN here.  


  Frozen Coffee Cream Pie from Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt   PIN here.  


  How to Meal Plan for Vacation from Carrie @ Carrie Elle   PIN here.   Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow… Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

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Child Car Seat Rules That Are Mostly Ignored

We’re coming up on the second birthday of the twins in just over a month, which means the hubby and I have been talking a lot about car seats these days. Their current car seats are suited to grow with them until they’re practically in Kindergarten, but we’ve still got them rear-facing as far as position. My original plan was to turn them around after their second birthday, but now, I think I may have watched one too many crash test videos. At this point, I NEVER want to turn them around! The thought scares me!

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So, in my quest to find every excuse in the book to NOT turn them around (at least until they need to get their learner’s permits…HA!) I’ve unearthed quite a bit of important information that needs to be shared. In lieu of that, keep the following in mind:

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The car seat should be an essential piece of equipment if you have a baby or young child. But only if it is fitted correctlyUnfortunately this is not always the case. A recent survey suggests that as many as 1 in 3 car seats are not fitted correctly; leaving your child vulnerable if you have an accident.

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July 4th Celebration Blast! + HM #190

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #190! It’s time for a July 4th Celebration Blast! Summer celebrations are some of my favorites, and there’s none bigger than all things 4th of July! #July4th #4thofJuly #HomeMattersParty

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July 4th Celebration Blast! + HM #190

For this post I did my best to “plan” your 4th of July party FOR you from start to finish! Let’s see how I did, shall we?

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4th of July BBQ Invitations from Kristyn @ Lil’ Luna

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Patriotic Table Decorations on a Budget from Taryn @ Taryn Whiteaker

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Patriotic Punch from Amber @ Dessert Now Dinner Later

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25 Crowd-Pleasing 4th of July Recipes from Lindsay @ PureWow

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4th of July County Fair Games from Jenn @ Hostess with the Mostess

Whatcha think? Can you use any of these ideas? You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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Nicole @ Mom Always Finds OutFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Emily @ Domestic DeadlineFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Donna @ Modern On MonticelloFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Nina @ Vintage Mama’s CottageFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Check out this week’s features below.

  Red, White & Blue Cherry Almond Cookies from Tracey @ The Kitchen Is My Playground   PIN here.  


  Incredibles Freak Shake from Jana @ Whisky n Sunshine   PIN here.  


  How To Make A Paper Flower Pineapple from Claire @ Pillar Box Blue   PIN here.  


  Make It: Window Flower Box from Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe   PIN here.  


  10 Creative Ideas for 4th of July from Randi @ Dukes and Duchesses   PIN here.   Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow… Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

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Life Hacks for Surviving a Camping Trip with Kids

My hubby keeps bringing up going camping with our girls. 

Okay, folks. First of all, I don’t like camping. Second of all, the girls are not quite two yet. I see disaster written all over this – do you? (If you don’t, I’m happy to explain it to you! HA!) 

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But since it keeps on getting brought up in our conversations, I decided that, since there are hacks for all kinds of things these days, there’s got to be some hacks for camping with kiddos. Right?

I mean, have you thought about going camping with your kids? Maybe you have taken your kids on a camping trip and it was awful. No matter if you have never been camping with your kids or have taken them out several times, the following hacks will provide you (and me!) with ways to take your camping trip with kids to the next level. When you use these hacks everyone is sure to have a good time and you will create lasting memories with your wonderful family.

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Organization

When it comes to camping with kids, being organized is going to go a long way. One of the best things that you can do is to purchase some clear tubs to pack all of your supplies in. Clear tubs allow you to see what is inside, which makes it easier to find what you need when you need it.

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