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I don’t know how it is in your area, but around here, it is HOT. I step outside and my makeup just slides off my face. It is just that hot.

There is no way to beat the heat that is more fun than with an ice cold Popsicle.

lucy and gage with popsicle

It’s July, which means it’s time for summer parties, barbeques, family reunions, and lots of time with friends and family. Popsicles make a fun, easy treat for dessert at any party or get together. Toss them in a cooler full of ice, and be sure to offer a variety of all the different flavors of Popsicles available to your guests.

Parker and PopsicleMy kids are having a ball with Popsicle this summer. Almost every night, you can find us sitting out in the driveway, Popsicles in hand. That’s exactly why I am so thankful for Fudgesicles from Popsicle. Each Fudgesicle is only 40 calories, so I don’t feel like I’ve blown my whole day when I decide to indulge in one. (And, actually, a serving size is 2 Fudgesicles, which is still only 80 calories. Love that!!)

Right now, the kids are totally into the Sour Patch Kids and Airheads Popsicles. They just can’t seem to get enough of them. And who can blame them? What’s more awesome than enjoying your favorite candy flavors frozen into a Popsicle? I can’t think of a thing!

My kids are enjoying all of the fun jokes and trivia on each Popsicle stick. And we are saving all of our sticks so we can create some fun crafts with them down the road. Once the kids go back to school, I’ll be homeschooling Parker, and it will be great to have lots of Popsicle sticks on hand for him to get creative with. You can bet there will be lots of crafts shared with you in the next few months here on the blog. We have *lots* of Popsicle sticks. 🙂

Ashley and Gage with Popsicle

I will also be hosting a Popsicle Party at my house in the next month or so. There will be tons of fun with games, crafts, and of course, our favorite ice cold treat! Be sure to check back soon for pictures and more fun from our Popsicle Party.

Gage and PopsicleWhile you are waiting on more posts from me, don’t forget to interact with Popsicle in the following ways:

  • Visit the Popsicle website to find out about all the fabulous Popsicle products available.
  • Become a fan of Popsicle on Facebook for photos, fun, coupons, and so much more straight from the brand.
  • Follow Popsicle on Twitter for fun tweets that will get your mouth watering.
  • **NEW** Follow Popsicle on Pinterest for tons of ideas, pictures, and more to spark your creativity and get you busy with Popsicle products.

Popsicle and I want to encourage you to Beat the Heat this Summer, so we are offering some pretty awesome prizes here on the blog. I’ve got a $25 Target Gift Card and 10 Popsicle coupons to give out! I’ve decided one lucky winner will receive the Target gift card AND 2 Popsicle coupons, and then we’ll have 4 more winners that will receive 2 Popsicle coupons each. That’s 5 winners! You don’t want to miss this giveaway.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter gadget below.

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Popsicle. I am a blog ambassador for the brand and have been compensated for my time in creating these posts. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Giveaway prizes are furnished by Popsicle.

Partnering with Popsicle to Make Your Summer Super!

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Jace & Popsicle

Summer is finally here, and you know what that means: hotter weather! I don’t know how hot it is in your area, but it has been sweltering here in Georgia lately, and since our air conditioner is broken, we have to find fun, easy ways to keep ourselves cool.

Our favorite way to cool off is with Popsicle! These cool treats can make the hottest summer day that much more fun.Gage

Summertime also means BBQs, picnics, parties, and more. Popsicle is a great way to add a little pizazz to your parties and keep things cool.

Over the next six months or so, I will be bringing you all sorts of fun from Popsicle. You can expect giveaways, party tips, craft ideas, and so much more. I can’t wait to bring you something new and exciting every month.

This month, I want to give you a few entertaining tips from Brooke Peterson, lifestyle and entertaining expert and star of the Yahoo! original series, “Cheap N Easy,” that will help make your summer get together one party that people will be talking about for months to come!

Brooke Peterson’s Entertaining Tips:

  • Know When to Shop: Food prices are generally lowest around summer holidays like Father’s Day and the 4th of July. Buy plenty of items with long shelf lives like condiments, beverages, and paper plates/plastic utensils so you never run out of the essentials.
  • It’s OK to Cheat: Don’t spend hours slaving away in the kitchen. Backyard buffets allow guests to help themselves and save time. Make a hot dog bar for your backyard BBQ for a simple way to feed even the largest crowd. Get creative with out-of-the-box ideas like pineapple, hot sauce, or other toppings so guests can create a masterpiece of their very own. And always be sure to have a cooler stocked with Popsicles on hand for an easy yummy dessert.
  • Bring in Some Help: Let Popsicle help you create the perfect summertime party. Visit Facebook.com/Popsicle to download fun tips and cut-out props for hosting summer gatherings. While you’re there, don’t forget to vote for the Popsicle Pop-up Party to stop by your local area.

I really want to encourage you to interact with Popsicle in the following ways:

  • Visit the Popsicle website to find out about all the fabulous Popsicle products available.
  • Become a fan of Popsicle on Facebook for photos, fun, coupons, and so much more straight from the brand.
  • Follow Popsicle on Twitter for fun tweets that will get your mouth watering.
  • **NEW** Follow Popsicle on Pinterest for tons of ideas, pictures, and more to spark your creativity and get you busy with Popsicle products.

My kids

I’m looking forward to a fantastic summer thanks to Popsicle, and I know my kids are too. We are going to create memories to last a lifetime!

And you know Carly can’t wait until she can get a lick of her own Popsicle. It’s just no fun watching everyone else get to enjoy the yummy goodness!

Carly wants a Popsicle

This month, I want you to tell me about your favorite childhood memory with Popsicle. Do you remember the first time you tried a Popsicle?

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Popsicle. I am a blog ambassador for the brand and have been compensated for my time in creating these posts. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Information and tips have been provided to me by Popsicle.

Have a Big Honkin’ Summer with Target

I love summer. The kids are off school, we can play outside, and there’s no rush to get into bed for the school the next day.

My favorite place to get the items we need to make the most of our summer is Target. From toys to games, craft supplies to food, Target has everything we need to have a “Big Honkin’ Summer.”

For this post, Target sent us a great big goodie box full of items perfect for summer fun. The box contained the following items:

  • Lemonade Stand Sign
  • Lemonade Stand Banner
  • Lemonade Stand Money Box
  • Lemonade Stand Juice Container
  • Lemonade Stand Ice Bucket
  • Giant Badminton Set
  • Toy Golf Club with Balls
  • Kid Made Modern Board Book Kit
  • Kid Made Modern Printed Tape Set

We have had SO much fun with the items in this package this summer!

The thing we cannot get enough of is the Giant Badminton Set. We can easily spend hours outside playing Badminton with each other. It’s such a great way to pass the time.

Lucy’s favorite item was the Lemonade Stand set up. She LOVES setting up the stand and “selling” lemonade to her brothers:

Parker’s favorite part is the golf set. It’s a hoot to watch him try to hit that teeny tiny ball with all his might:

Zander loved making his very own book. He made sure every detail was just perfect before he showed it off to me:

Ashley and I worked together to create a duct tape purse. That was the most fun I have had in a long time! It turned out great, and Lucy just loves it. She can’t wait to show it off at church this weekend!

Target works hard to make sure you can make every day moments more memorable.

If you head to your local Target store, you’ll find giant beach balls, sand buckets, and sunglasses that will help direct you to all the colorful summer merchandise Target has to offer.

Can get to the store? Check out the Target’s kids catalog where you can find all of these products and more for summer:

  • Kid Made Modern Printed Tape Set – $6.99
  • Kid Made Modern Board Book Kit  – $14.99
  • Toy Golf Club with Ball Set – $2.99
  • Giant Badminton Set – $7.99
  • Lemonade Stand Banner – $2.00
  • Lemonade Stand Money Box – $3.00
  • Lemonade Stand Sign – $4.00
  • Lemonade Stand Juice Container – $6.00
  • Lemonade Stand Ice Bucket – $6.00

Also be sure to check out the Target Facebook Page for lots of fun. Be sure to check out the “Summer-izer” app that will let you and your kids add “Big Honkin’ Summer” icons to pictures. Then, you can share those pictures online or you can send them to be printed at a local Target Photo Center.

Thank you, Target, for going above and beyond to make summer so much fun for my family. I love the time we can spend together playing and creating with these items.

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Target and received products to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate.