The Life of Jennifer Dawn: June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fabkids June Outfit Review and Our Garden

How does your garden grow? Ours is growing wonderfully well! Well, if I can keep the bunnies out of it long enough for the rest of our cucumbers and tomatoes to come in.

Back in April, the kids and I started a garden. I had been asking the hubby for years to help dig one out. I guess he wasn't keen on the idea of hours of hard, dirty labor. Imagine that! {chuckle} I had decided that this was the year though...with or without his help. On Earth Day, the kids and I were driving back home from my mom's house when I suddenly got the urge to start the garden myself. We quickly veered off to the nearest hardware store for everything we needed. Six hours, 200 pounds of dirt, dozens of seedlings, one worn out momma, and three tuckered kids later
 we had our garden.

The kids have had so much fun watering, watching, and tending to our plants. We've already enjoyed a crop of peas. After several salads, the bunnies decided that I had enjoyed enough lettuce as they ate clean across the rest of those plants. They taste tested my onions too. These particular bunnies seem to not like cucumbers and tomatoes though. Our garden is brimming with those! Here's my Eli in his new outfit from Fabkids picking some of our cucumbers.




We've also been able to gather some blackberries from the bushes bursting with berries just beyond the fence. He tried to save some of the blackberries by tucking them in the pockets of his outfit. Silly boy! This colorful, cool outfit is perfect for summertime garden adventures!



If you're looking for some comfy, cute clothes for your little ones to wear this summer, take a peek at the other stylish looks from Fabkids. And be sure to keep checking back here for more on our garden adventures!


Happy gardening & shopping!


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Disclosure: This outfit was sent to me in exchange for sharing it on my blog. All opinions are my own.

Monday, June 29, 2015

DIY Muslin Lavender Sachets


Lavender is one of my favorite scents. Do you love it too? This simple DIY project will bring the relaxing scent of lavender to your home! These lavender sachets can be stored with linens to deter moths and tucked into drawers or closets to release a lovely scent.

These lavender sachets also make a perfect handmade gift for any occasion. Package several together to give at a wedding, housewarming party, baby shower, or birthday. Who even needs a reason to give a gift? These make thoughtful "just because" presents!

Whether you need 100 somethings for wedding favors or 1 special item to embellish the outside of the package, this is a simply lovely craft to consider. Keep reading to see how to make a few or a few dozen of your own lavender sachets...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Festive Ideas for the Fourth of July & Weekly Link Party

Welcome to...
The Life of Jennifer Dawn

It is wonderful to have you here!
Let's get the party started with four fabulous posts that were linked during the last two weeks! They're festive ideas perfect for Independence Day...
Marie from Blooming Homestead shared a gorgeous Patriotic Printable! Stop by and print one for your home!
Sherry of Olives -n- Okra linked up a red, white, and blue Rag Wreath and
 shared her recipe for delicious Skillet Blueberry Cobbler!
&
Kimberly from Lou Lou Girls shared this Easy Patriotic Centerpiece perfect for a Fourth of July gathering!

Meet your party hosts...
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Are you ready to share? We can't wait to see what you've been crating, creating, decorating, mixing, and posting!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Kitchen Ideas & Weekly Link Party

Welcome to...
The Life of Jennifer Dawn

It is wonderful to have you here!
Let's get the party started with four fabulous posts that were linked up last week!
Shonee from Hawthorne & Main shared a tutorial for this creative DIY Cement Card Holder! It would be great for displaying photos too!
Annie of Annie's Noms linked up a delicious recipe for Strawberry and White Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins!
Petro from The Seaman Mom shared her recipe for a Homemade Citrus Cleaner!
&
Wendi from H2O Bungalow shared this one of a kind Stenciled Tree Branch Apron Rack!

Meet your party hosts...
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Are you ready to share? We can't wait to see what you've been crating, creating, decorating, mixing, and posting!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tulle Fashion for Girls

Lydia Grace recently had her end-of-the-year recital for dance. She's taken both tap and ballet for three years now. One of her favorite things about dance is getting to wear the tutus. What little girl doesn't love to dress up? And she always looks lovely in them.
Tulle! What is it about tulle? It's such a beautiful, dreamy material. It's also a fabric that doesn't need to be restricted to just the dance floor. Through the years, some of Lydia Grace's favorite outfits have been the tulle dresses from FabKids. FabKids is an outfit club for kids started by mom and actress, Christina Applegate. They make it convenient for parents to shop because they get monthly selections of affordable, high-quality fashions that are tailored to their kids' style preferences. That means my little dancer can get those frilly, tulle dresses that make her feel like the beautiful ballerina that she is!

Outfits can be ordered at anytime through their website, but members get some additional benefits...
  • Only $15 plus free shipping for the first outfit!
  • Monthly outfits suggestions tailored to your child
  • Savings of up to 50% off the retail prices
  • Option to skip any month you want
  • Exclusive VIP pricing
  • FabKids rewards points

Past Looks:

Tulle is elegant and feminine. It's also light-weight and flowy--making it perfect for summer play!

Current Summer Look:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Four Peanut Butter Desserts and A Little Bird Told Me Weekly Link Party #143

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Come meet your party hosts...
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Let's get the party started with our featured posts. Here are four delicious desserts and treats made with peanut butter!
Brandie from Home Cooking Memories shared her recipe for Peanut Butter and Banana Yogurt Pops!
Carrie of Frugal Foodie Mama linked up a decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Pie!
Rachel from Craving Some Creativity shared a recipe for one of her favorite treats--Peanut Butter Brownies!
&
Jessica from All She Cooks shared this amazing Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie!
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