Links We Love: Summer To-Do Lists, DIY Party Candles and Baby Basics

Looking for fun things to make, see and do this weekend? Check out these fresh ideas from some of our favorite blogs and websites...

There are still a few weeks of summer left – what’s on your must-do list? The Salty Pineapple has a great idea for an oversized chart of all the activities your family plans to enjoy before the weather turns chilly. Feel like biking, camping, flying a kite or making homemade ice cream? Have the kids write it all down (use crayons and a roll of butcher paper, then hang it where the whole fam can see it), and check off each activity as you complete it. Conquering new goals together gives everyone a great sense of accomplishment.

You don’t need a special occasion to celebrate. Hank + Hunt shows how to turn cute, inexpensive plastic animal figurines into gorgeous gold-coated candles -- a great DIY for the weekend! The gilded lions, squirrels and dinosaurs are perfect to dress up an August birthday cake or just-because cupcakes.

Know an expectant mom? This week, CeciStyle has great ideas to prepare for a summer arrival, from a beach-themed shower and maxi dresses to last through September to nursery themes and must-have baby gear. We love designer Ceci Johnson's idea to fill baby's room with maps and globes so he can learn where his relatives live (and be well-prepared for future trips with Mom and Dad!). For a gorgeous gender-neutral nursery or toddler-to-tween room, follow Project Nursery's terrific tips on how to use elegant metallics and pops of color to perk up a classic beige-and-white kids' bedroom.


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