Fantastic Finds Friday #1

This is turning out to be a crazy summer, but I’m having a lot of fun working on projects that I hope to be able to show you once school starts!  This week, my dad and I have been  busy building lockers for my kiddos.  It’s my first building project, and I think I’m hooked!  (I don’t have any pictures to show right now, but I’ll try to take one to add to this post tomorrow.)

Every week, I find great ideas on the internet, and I’m excited to start sharing some of them with you each week.  If you like the ideas, too, please visit the bloggers and pin from their sites.  I’ve linked to their posts under each image, and you can find the full details about their projects and recipes there.

Fantastic Finds Friday #1

I love these Balloon Boppers from Crafting in the Rain.    It’s awfully hot outside in Southern Utah right now, and my kiddos (who love to play outside) are in desperate need of some activity!  I think these boppers will do just the trick–and the balloons make them safe for inside!

Balloon Boppers--Fun for the kiddos outside or inside! {Please pin from the original post at Crafting in the Rain}

   Balloon Boppers from Crafting in the Rain

Check out this laundry room makeover from Craft-O-Maniac!  Jen’s post is chock full of fun ideas!  I definitely need to add a drying bar.

Laundry Room Makeover {You can pin the original post at Craft-O-Maniac}

Laundry Room Makeover from Craft-O-Maniac

In honor of my 15th wedding anniversary last week, I’m sharing this great post from Jessica at Pretty Providence.  Check it out to find out how to keep your marriage strong–whether you’re at 5 or 50 years of marriage.

How to Ensure Your Marriage Will Get Better with Age {Original post can be pinned from Pretty Providence}

How to Ensure Your Marriage Will Get Better with Age from Pretty Providence

Cooking in the desert during the summertime gets hot!  I can’t wait to try out some of these pasta salad recipes shared by the Mommy Blog Hoppers.  (There’s even one of my recipes in there!)  I’m sure most of them can easily be adapted to gluten free by substituting some of my favorite gluten-free pasta.  I hope you find a new favorite!

50 Beat the Heat Pasta Salads {Original Post can be found at The Mommy Blog Hoppers}

50 Beat the Heat Pasta Salads from The Mommy Blog Hoppers (Sorry.  This blog has been removed.)

I don’t own any coffee tables because they just end up being foot rests.  Welcome to the Mouse House must have had the same idea!  They transformed theirs into an ottoman!  Stop by to find out how they did it!

Coffee Table to Ottoman Makeover {Pin from Welcome to the Mouse House to find out how it's done!}

Coffee Table To Ottoman Makeover from Welcome to the Mouse House

I hope you found something to inspire you!  I’ll be back with more ideas from around the web next week.  Thanks for stopping by.

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.  (Images are linked.):

Clean Your Dishwasher with Tang! Before you call an expensive repairman, try this simple method to get your dishwasher working like new again! {}

Easy Gift Bags from Recycled Materials--Forgot to get a gift bag? Check out these easy tips for making your own, and download free bag toppers from

Don't Eat Pete Summer Sale! Get all 6 Don't Eat Pete games for half price! (Shapes & Colors, Number Recognition, Addition, Multiplication, Division and Phonograms!)(If you have trouble adding downloads to your cart, please try using mozilla firefox browser.  My shopping cart is having a glitch right not, but it still works in firefox.)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great summer.



  1. I really enjoyed this collection! The pasta recipes are wonderful and the balloon boppers are something I know my grandkids would love. Every time I see them – which is often, I like to have a new activity. Even with Pinterest, it’s easy to run out of ideas. Thanks!

    • Thanks so much, Joyce. I always love seeing what you are up to with your grandchildren over on WhatHappensatGrandmas. I hope your grandchildren enjoy the balloon boppers. I still need to try them with my kids. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! (I know I already sent you a reply via my email, but I’ve decided to start replying to comments on my site. I hope it works!)

  2. Thank you so much! I appreciate the shout out. Have a great weekend. Jen

  3. Some great finds. Love all the different ideas.

  4. Thank you SO SO much for featuring me Heidi!!! I really appreciate it!

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