Summer Fun, Snacks and DIY Fruit Art

IMG_2553Only 10.5 days until Summer vacation! I am eagerly anticipating some lazy days with less alarm clocks, although having three kiddos under 10 at home all day does require preparation in both the activity and food department. Sam’s Club asked us to try out their FREE Club Pickup service, which is perfect for people like me who have lots of mouths to feed but prefer not to drag those mouths up and down the aisles of a store. Interested in getting a Sam’s Club membership? Right now you can get a $20 gift card plus and $20 Instant Savings Book (coupon book) package.


How convenient to save all of my regular buys like fruits and veggies, individual serving cheese and hummus, and nuts, popcorn and sweets right in the app on my phone. With a few clicks, my entire order is placed and the next day I can just swing through and grab it all on my way to do something way more fun.


Besides swimming, we are always on the lookout for indoor activities to beat the Texas heat. Our museums in Dallas and Fort Worth offer wonderful climate controlled family fun. This weekend we packed up a picnic of goodies from Sam’s Club and made our way to México 1900–1950. This exhibit is on its only US stop after a successful presentation at Grand Palais, Paris, featuring work by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.


We even learned how to make Papel Picado, which will be a fantastic craft to do at home for summer fiestas.


The girls were so inspired by the beautiful artwork that they pulled out their pencils and did some sketching while we ate a picnic in the park.


And when we got home, we used our souvenir art postcards from the exhibit and created pieces of edible art with our bountiful produce from Sam’s Club. Quinn made a landscape scene with strawberry and carrot trees, blueberry skies and a pea pod field. Is that a river of ranch dressing?


Gordon made a fun face, and also a fun mess, but that’s what summer is for.  IMG_2595IMG_2616 IMG_2611

We will definitely be using Sam’s FREE Club Pickup Service to make our lazy days just a little bit lazier this summer.IMG_2582 IMG_2585IMG_2555

Interested in getting a Sam’s Club membership? Right now you can get a $20 gift card plus and $20 Instant Savings Book (coupon book) package when you join through this link.

This post is sponsored by Sam’s Club.






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