Summer Fonts – 10 Free Fonts Perfect for Summer! Download now.

Summer is just around the corner and I am excited. There are so many things to look forward to in the summer months. I’ve learned to be thankful for the long summer days since moving to Wisconsin. We used to take summer for granted and now, we soak up every ray of sunshine and day about 65 that we can! Today I’m sharing 10 fun Fonts for Summer. The summer fonts are perfect for that lemonade stand, making an invitation to a beach party or a summertime BBQ!

10 Free Summer Fonts



Aren’t these all so much fun? I love all different fonts for different occasions and projects, these summer fonts are easily some of my favorites though. Often times, the best way to use two fonts together is to find a simple font and a fancier one. Typically I like something with clean lines that flows smoothly and pairing it with another font that looks handwritten, cursive or has a little bit of depth or funkiness to it. 

Installing the new summer fonts is really easy!

If you need help, check out this tutorial, here. An important bit of info about finding fonts online, some are free for all use and some are free for only personal use. When you plan to use a font commercially be sure to check with the creator of the font or pay the fee that they charge for commercial use. 

Need ideas for using the fun summer fonts? Lemonade stand, birthday party, beach party, BBQ or grill out, 4th of July get together, neighborhood newsletters, scavenger hunt, babysitter info sheets, a summer chore chart, making a summer journal for the kids, and so much more. 

Enjoy the summer fonts & let me know which are your favorites and what you plan to use them for. 


$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! Celebrating Sarah.

Through blogging I’ve made some really great friends over the years. One of those friends, Sarah, from Whimsy & Hope is
celebrating her 30th birthday today! In her honor a few bloggers (including myself) are giving away a $100 Gift Card to Target. Who doesn’t love Target and why on earth would anyone not want $100 to shop? So, help me in celebrating Sarah! Go wish her a Happy Birthday! Target Gift Card Giveaway

Enter to win a $100 Target Gift card now! 

Target Giftcard

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Happy, Happy Birthday, Sarah!! I hope that today is everything you wish for it to be. I’m thankful to have found a friend in you, not only to help keep my blog looking pretty, but because you’re always there for a vent session, to chat with, and so much more. I can’t wait for the day when we can enjoy a drink together and chat in real life. Enjoy your day & know that I appreciate you. xoxo

Dream. Create. Inspire. 32

Dream Create Inspire PartyWelcome to the week #32 of our Dream Create Inspire Party! Thanks so much for linking up with us. Each week you will come and share your favorite creative blog posts. You are more then welcome to link up to four posts each week. We do ask that you visit and comment on some of the other links. We will be featuring some of our favorites next week. I am looking forward to checking out your posts! Meet Your Party Hosts. Dream Create Inspire Party Hosts

By Sarah Halstead | Our Holly Days | Alyson M | Fresh Mommy Blog

Check out what we have been up to lately.

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Frozen Strawberry Shortcake  //  Chocolate Protein Brownies

Grilled Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich  //  Father’s Day Gift Ideas

My favorites from last weeks Dream. Create. Inspire link up.Fudge, Candles & more

Dream Create Inspire Party


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Five Twenty Two Fifteen

This time of year our weeks seem to get busier and busier, until summer break when things are busy but we have more hours in the day (since the kids are out of school). Busy is good though, for us! 

Last weekend Cohen (and Matt) had Taekwondo belt testing. They both did excellent and had fun. Taekwondo has been such a great activity for Cohen and it’s been amazing to see him advance and gain confidence! Proud of this boy.

Not everyday has been nice lately, but last weekend we were lucky enough to have 1 really warm day. The kids (and an extra) had fun jumping on the trampoline with the  hose while Matt & I set things up in the backyard. I’m excited that it’s all coming together and will be sharing here soon!

Cohen’s 7th birthday is in June and a few days ago he presented me with his official birthday list. I LOVE this and will save this forever. Lucky boy is getting all but that XBox. Not happening, now way, no how, not if I have anything to say about it. 

My poor craft room has been neglected since last fall. I finally took the time to get in there and clean up, throw things away and re-organize. I can’t wait to see it all finished up and actually spend some time in there! Please tell me that I’m not the only one with a room this messy!

This is a favorite spot in our home. It’s in the hallway that I walk through numerous times a day and I love having photos of our family and some family who are far away, pictures of my hometown, my grandma, etc. It’s nice to see happy pictures throughout the day. 

What has your week been like? Do you have exciting plans for Memorial Day weekend? 

We’ll be spending time as a family and some time with friends. And most importantly we’ll take some time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 

How will you spend your days?

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is easily one of the most special days of the year. Matt works so hard for our family, as my dad is when I was growing up. And on Father’s Day I like nothing more than to celebrate my husband and my dad. We won’t see my dad this year and he always insists he wants nothing. So, of course we’ll have the kids make him something, or send him some homemade cookies or candy. Matt is a bit easier to shop for. Though, I always go back and forth trying to decide what he’d like best. This year it’s easy though. We recently bought a new dining table, hammock (actually an early part of his father’s day gift) and some other accessories for the backyard. This Father’s Day gift will be all about grilling out, relaxing and enjoying drinks in our beautiful space in the backyard. 


Father’s Day Finds

-A Basting Brush & Pot are necessary for great steak or keeping your chicken full of flavor. The rubber bristles make the brush easy to wash and there’s no worry about buildup. 

-Metal Skewers with wooden handles are great for making shish kabobs. There’s no pre-soaking the skewers, like you need to with wood, they can be used over & over again and they’re easy to grab a hold of with the wooden handles. 

– One of our current favorite drinks is a nice cold Moscow Mule. But a Moscow Mule is so much better in a copper mug made for the drink. Moscow Mule mugs are definitely an investment, but also something that will last and are a timeless piece for any bar collection and a fun Father’s Day gift.

-Our other favorite drink right now is the Old Fashioned, a Wisconsin favorite. Whether it’s sweet or sour doesn’t matter, both Matt and myself love the classic drink. This kit would be a fun father’s day gift for any guy! 

-And for those cold drinks, you need ice. The little handles on the bucket are great for carrying it back and forth from the kitchen to the backyard. And it’s galvanized, so there’s no chance of breaking it, which is a plus in our household.

-Have you grilled out with a Salt Plate yet? We haven’t, but have heard that it adds an amazing amount of flavor to anything you cook on it. 

-The idea of having an Outdoor Cooler that looks like a piece of furniture and belongs in the backyard is awesome! Our kitchen isn’t large, so having someplace to put drinks when we’re entertaining outside would be so helpful.

-Last, but certainly not least, S’mores Skewers! The kids love making s’mores in the summer, out back around the fire. But, most skewers are so short that it makes us nervous to have Cohen so close to the fire. These skewers extend and are nice & long, making it easy and safer for him to roast his marshmallows. A father’s day gift that the whole family can enjoy, nothing wrong with that right?

What are you getting the men in your life for Father’s Day? How are you celebrating them?