Get Ready for Summer! + HM #183

Get ready for summer! Check out these great ideas for summer fun and entertaining. Find fabulous food and drink recipes, and tips and tricks for the best summer ever. Plus, link up at Home Matters. #Summer #HomeMattersParty

Get Ready for Summer! + HM #183

Summer is COMING! Whether you idea of summer his hitting the beach, going camping, having backyard BBQs, or just relaxing with friends, the gals of Home Matters have got you covered. Trip through our roundup and find awesome ideas to help you get ready for summer. Enjoy!

 

Camping – Hacks, Tips, Tricks from Ashley @ Frugal Coupon Living

 

Frozen Butterbeer Popsicles Recipe from April @ Mama Loves Food

 

Soothing DIY After Sun Spray for Sunburn Relief from Chrystal @ Happy Mothering

 

Kids, Summer, YIKES! Brilliant Ideas for Kids’ Activities from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Get Ready for Summer! Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas

Next Week’s Theme: Memorial Day Weekend Ideas



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Paper and Iron-On Wood Sign from Randi @ Duke & Duchesses

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Glazed Lemon Scones from Lisa @ Cooking With Curls

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How To Paint Outdoor Furniture So It Lasts for Years from Krista @ The Happy Housie

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DIY Plastic Bottle Faux Succulents Terrarium from Claire @ Pillar Box Blue

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Steak and Mushroom Mini Quesadillas from Jas @ All That’s Jas

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Tailgating or Homegating This Fall With Coleman

Tailgating or Homegating This Fall With Coleman

Ready for tailgating? Football season is almost here. Get your tailgating or homegating needs from the Coleman Collection. #TailgatingWithColeman

 

Tailgating or Homegating

This Fall With Coleman

 

Are you ready for football? We can’t wait to hit the Friday night lights when our alma mater plays. It’s such a fun time gathering around and tailgating with old friends and cheering on our favorite high school team.

We thought we’d give our new Coleman products a trial run with a preseason kick-off and a little homegating to get us in the mood. Walmart has an entire Coleman collection. You can find things in the store, but there is even more available online. You can have your Coleman products delivered to your home or pick them up in-store and SAVE!

SHOP THE COLEMAN COLLECTION!

 

Coleman 4-in-1 Mosaic Table

We ordered the Coleman 4-in-1 Mosaic Table and the Coleman Party Ball. It was easy to run through our local Walmart and pick these up. I could even text the store when I arrived, so they could get my packages ready for me. How easy is that? I love anything that saves me time.

We love the Coleman 4-in-1 Mosaic Table. It has a thoughtful and well-planned design. It is compact to carry and store, and all of its pieces snap inside the closed table. There is even a handle. The table consists of two tables that you can configure in a multitude of ways — two side tables, one square table, one long table. The table also features adjustable legs for differing heights and adjustable feet for stability, awesome. You could even make a two-level table for serving. Strong, sturdy, stable.

Watch this video on how easy the table is to set-up, tear-down, and configure.

 

Coleman Party Ball – Charcoal Grill

The Coleman Party Ball is a small charcoal grill that features foldable legs, lid latches, and a handle for transport. The grill has a removable charcoal tray for easy clean out of ashes. The lantern shaped draft holes are pretty cute. We easily fit four hamburgers on the grill, and we had to toast our buns in two batches. The Party Ball is great for on-the-go.

All in all, we had a fun time with our homegate. We had some great food and even laughed it up with some crazy antics. So, whether tailgating at the game with friends or homegating in the backyard with family, Coleman is there to help you enjoy the outdoors!

Get ready for your Fall tailgate with the Coleman Collection and get your discount when you pick-up in the store.

Happy Tailgating!

 

 

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S’mores & Popcorn Camping Gift – DIY

Regular contributor, Michelle James, is bringing us some summer fun with a tasty gift for every camper — S’mores and Popcorn Camping Gift.

 

S’mores and Popcorn Camping Gift

The perfect DIY gift for your camper!

 

Hi!  Camping season is in full swing.  Some friends of mine just purchased a new teardrop camper, and it is so cute.  I wanted to give them a little “camper warming” present, so I came up with a S’mores and Popcorn Camping Gift!

 

S’mores And Popcorn Camping Gift

This is really easy to put together.   You just need to have some scrapping supplies and the food supplies.  Easy enough!

Here is what you need:

  • Popcorn (stove-top popping pan type)
  • Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Assorted camping theme Scrapbook Paper
  • Stickers and Die Cuts
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil for tracing
  • Adhesive
  • Mounting Tape
  • Twine
  • Black Powder Puff Ink
  • Paper Cutter/Trimmer
  • Cellophane Bags – 4 inches wide with a gusset
  • Stapler
  • Hole Punch
  • Newspaper
  • Tin Container

 

 

 

Let’s put it together:

 

Step 1 – lay the popcorn upside down on one of the patterned scrapbook papers.  Trace around the edge and cut out the circle.  You will need to cut inside your line by about ¼ inch to get it to fit.  We will trim to be more precise a little later.

 

Step 2 – Decorate the front of the round pieces using the stickers and die cuts.  I also used the black ink pad to ink the edges of all of the pieces (including the sticker and die cut pieces).  This is my personal preference.  I don’t like to see the white edges of the papers.

Step 3 – Once you have your rounds the way you like them you will attach them to the popcorn.  To do this, lift the crimped edges of the popcorn container, and tuck the round piece in place.  If it does not fit very well, just give the decorative round a little trim–trim and try…trim and try.

 

Step 4 – Next you will need two cello bags, the graham crackers, the chocolate bars, and the marshmallows.  Each bag will contain: Break two graham crackers in half and place them into a cello bag.  Then, place two chocolate bars in followed by two marshmallows. (Each cello bag will hold the fixings for two s’mores).

Step 5 — Using another piece of the scrapbook paper, cut two pieces to 4.25” x 6”.  Fold them in half.  They are slightly wider than the cello bag and when attached to the bag in a few minutes will create a topper.

Step 6 – Decorate the bag topper using the die cuts and stickers.

Step 7 – Try to make the bag as neat as possible and fold the top of the bag down a couple of times.  Place the topper over the top of the bag.  Staple it along the lower edges to keep everything in place.

Step 8 – Using the twine, wrap a piece a couple of times around the topper and tie a knot.  Then punch a hole in one of the die cuts and tie it onto the twine.  Trim the ends of the twine if needed.  (you can see these in the final photos)

Step 9 – Scrunch up some of the newspaper and place it in the bottom of the tin container.  Then use some more of the newspaper like you would tissue paper.  Place it on top of the scrunched pieces and let it fan out. (The newspaper will make great fire kindling).

Place the popcorn into the tin container; then, add the s’mores bags.  You can arrange them however you want.

That is all there is to it.  Now enjoy or give as a great gift!

 

I hope you enjoyed this fun gift idea.  Please visit my blog, and be sure to like me on Facebook and Pinterest. It is fun to connect!

See you again in two weeks,

~Michelle

 

 

Visit Michelle at her blog, Michelle James Designs!

 


 

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