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Father’s Day: Dad’s #1 Fan

Father’s Day is a great day to show Dad how much we love and appreciate him. Sometimes we forget to remind the people closest to us how important they are to us. Thats why days like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, and Valentine’s Day exist. We live in such a fast paced, busy world that we don’t even take the time to call people, it is just so much simpler to send a text. We don’t read books we read blogs (by the way we do appreciate that we just also really like people to read books!) and we eat fast food because it is simpler and faster than cooking at home when we are on the run. So it isn’t surprising that we need days like Father’s Day to remind us to stop and show our love and affection for the people in our lives that mean the most to us.

Dad’s are great. They do the heavy lifting. Like when we fall asleep on the couch, but wake up in bed. Yep, that is usually Dad. When we want to learn how to build something with our own hands, it’s usually Dad that takes us out to the hardware store and is excited to share his wisdom. Dad are great for so many things, so it is important to show him that we love him as much as he loves us, because we do after all. Even if we don’t always say it.

This year for Father’s Day we need to get old fashioned and make Dad something special from the heart. That is just from us. No help from Mom, because that is the best way to show Dad that we really care.

We have found an excellent craft that is perfect for Dad without any real help from Mom. Thanks to Michelle at Crafty Morning we have a gift that will totally score points with Dad. This #1 Fan craft is great, it is fun, simple, and totally about Dad. You can add Dad’s favorite team to the picture and you can write Dad a special message just from you. Michelle at Crafty Morning loves to craft, and her crafts are filled with heart. Which is exactly what a craft for our Dad on Father’s Day should be filled with.

Father's Day

What You Will Need: 

  • Paper
  • Brown Paint
  • White Paint
  • Paint brush
  • One hand (you do need two but just one will get really dirty)
  • One marker or pen

Now just head on over to Crafty Morning for a very easy-to-follow tutorial with pictures. Then get your craft going and you can surprise Dad with a very cool Father’s Day gift.

Father’s Day Ideas: A Day For Dad

This year we are going old school at our house for Father’s Day. We are making it an all about Dad day. Starting with his favorite breakfast, breakfast burritos, a marathon of his favorite movies, and ending with a barbecue of his favorite dinner, ribs. We want you to be able to do the same thing or something similar with your Dad. What is your Dad’s favorite food? Is it an easy dish to make?

We are starting our day with breakfast burritos. We love this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.

Day for dad breakfast

Chicken Breakfast Burritos

What You Will Need:

3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 cup diced cooked chicken or ham, or crumbled, cooked pork sausage patties or links
6 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 10 inches flour tortillas
1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, drained
1 1/4 cups shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese (5 ounces)
Red and/or green salsa

Now head over to BHG.com for the full recipe. We chose to use chorizo for our meat instead of chicken since it is a favorite for the Dad at our house. You can also try bacon, sausage, or beef.

Next on our agenda is a day of movies. We love super heroes here at our house. So we are doing an Iron Man movie marathon. Iron man 1-3. What’s your Dad’s favorite movie?

Finally we are ending our day with our favorite Rib recipe.

What You Will Need:

day for dad ribs

Rack of pork ribs
Roasting pan
2-4 cans of your favorite beer or soda
BBQ seasoning we love pork rubs
Aluminum foil
BBQ sauce

We braise our ribs, this way they fall off the bone when you eat them. Start by rubbing them with your favorite pork rub. Then place them in the roasting pan and pour the soda or beer so that the meat is fully covered by the liquid.
Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil and place in oven at 250 degrees for one hour. After one hour flip the ribs over and cook for another hour.
Remove foil and dump juices. Now use a brush to cover your ribs with BBQ sauce. Place back in oven for another 15-20 minutes or toss on the grill for 15-20 minutes. Your ribs will be sweet, and fall right off the bone!

We even made our Daddy a special book that listed all the reasons why we love him! Check it out, maybe your Dad will love it too!20140507-100520.jpg

Father’s Day Crafts

Father’s Day is this weekend and we want to do something special for all of our special Dad’s out there! So we are highlighting a few great craft ideas that will make Dad’s day great!

Dad Rock’s Paper Weight: all you need is a great rock from the yard. Make sure it is a good-sized heavy rock, preferably with a flat surface. Now you can gather some paints, acrylic works best, and give it a base paint. Then let your little ones color it with markers, or crayons. Finally write across the front, “Dad Rocks!” Dad will love that it comes from the heart and was decorated by all the people he loves. Dad can even display it anywhere!


# 1 Dad Badge: There are some great templates for #1 Dad Badges at sproutonline.com and activityvillage.co.uk. All you need to do is print them out, let your kids color them with crayons or markers. Then glue them to a hard cardboard or card stock for a solid structure. Finally use a hot glue gun to glue a safety pin to the back. Now Dad can wear his #1 Dad Badge all day Sunday.


Dad Mug and Sweets: Taking Time To Create, and Taking Time in The City, are two great blogs hosted and created by Erin. As a Mom and Wife she knows how important Father’s Day is. So she has a great idea for a sweet treat package for Dad. Head over to check out the tutorial. All you need is a white mug, a porcelain pen, some Reece’s pieces, and a great tag, ” Dad we love you to pieces!”


Now you have some fantastic Father’s Day ideas. Head on out and get something started. You have just a few days to make something Dad will love. Don’t forget you can always do the great standby of homemade breakfast. Dad’s love breakfast! Have a great day with Dad!