Summer Fun!

Summer Fun!

Check out the links below, and discover tons of awesome ways to enjoy this summer!

Summer To-Do List
Check out this list of activities for when you’re looking for something fun to do this summer!
http://calledandcreated.com/2014/06/summer-to-do-list/

Summer Movie List
Take a look at this list of fun, family-friendly movies to watch over the summer!
http://calledandcreated.com/2014/06/summer-movie-list/

Summer Playlist
Looking for some great music to listen to this summer? Check out these suggestions!
http://calledandcreated.com/2014/06/summer-playlist/

5 Things To Do During Your Summer Staycation
Need a vacation, but don’t want to spend the time or money to go out of town? Clear your schedule for a week, and have your own “staycation” at home! Here are 5 ways to relax during it!
http://calledandcreated.com/2014/07/5-things-to-do-during-your-summer-staycation/

Summer Photography Challenge
If you enjoy photography, be sure to take Called and Created’s summer photography challenge!
http://calledandcreated.com/2014/07/summer-photography-challenge/

More Summer Photos

Summer is drawing to a close. The school year about to begin. Fall is right around the corner.

Wishing for just a little more summer? Here are some summertime photos to brighten your day!

More Summer Photos
More Summer Photos More Summer Photos

Saw a butterfly outside the other day, and was able to get close enough to take a pic.

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers abound in the summertime!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful summer sunset that was a perfect photo opp.

 
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Summer’s a great time to visit the beach!

 

 

 

 

More Summer Photos
At the beach, there are always seagulls to be found.

 

 

 

 

 

What have you enjoyed the most about this summer? What are you looking forward to this fall?

 

 

Summer Or Fall?

Summer Or Fall?

Summer is more than halfway over. Are you still enjoying summer? Or do you wish you could skip ahead to fall?

Let us know what you think by taking part in the poll below!

5 Things To Do During Your Summer Staycation

5 Things To Do During Your Summer Staycation

Have you been really busy this summer? Longing for a break? Wish you could just go on a vacation?

Why not have a “staycation?” Clear your schedule for the weekend, and just relax and have fun with your family! Here are 5 ideas of things to do for some family fun during your summer staycation –

1. Have a movie marathon. Rent a few of your favorite movies, and sit down and watch them together.

2. Outdoor game night. Spend the evening playing outdoor games, such as croquet and Botchee.

3. Family Outing. Go somewhere in the area that you all enjoy. Visit the zoo, play a game of mini-golf, go bowling, etc . . .

4. Go on a picnic. Pack yourselves a lunch, and enjoy it outdoors!

5. Board game tournament. Choose a couple of your favorite board games to play together.

Which of these activities will you do as a family during your summer staycation?

Road Trip Playlist

Road Trip Playlist

Going on a road trip this summer? Listen to these songs as you travel!

  • Holiday by Britt Nicole
  • Wake by Hillsong Young and Free
  • Look Like Love by Britt Nicole
  • Fishers Of Men by Newsboys
  • We Shine by Stellar Kart
  • Lifeline by Anthem Lights
  • The King Is Coming by Newsboys
  • Made Alive by Citizens
  • Write Your Story by Franchesca Battistelli
  • Overcomer by Mandisa

Click on this link, and check out Called and Created’s Road Trip Playlist on YouTube!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLv8FcZq8aztbFi9gEhXi2_ST-EOzAxkp

(Called and Created is not responsible for any ads that may pop up while watching any of the videos on our playlists.)

Summer Photography Challenge

Summer Photography ChallengeDo you enjoy photography? Do you like to take pictures? Then check out Called and Created’s Summer Photography Challenge!

Take these photographs throughout the summer:

  • You and a friend doing something fun together.
  • Flowers from a unique perspective.
  • Vegetables or berries growing in a garden.
  • Summer family portrait.
  • A picture of the most exciting place you visit this summer.
  • A photo of the beach (if you have a beach near you).
  • Summer sunset.
  • Photos of whatever you’re doing this summer, and then make them into a collage of summer memories!
  • 5-pic mini summer photo shoot of a family member or friend.
  • A picture that represents your favorite thing to do in the summertime.

Are you up for the challenge?

Summer Playlist, Part 2

Summer Playlist, Part 2Here are some more songs to include in your playlist this summer!

  • Eye On It by TobyMac
  • Wherever We Go by Newsboys
  • Ready Or Not by Britt Nicole
  • Wake by Hillsong Young and Free
  • My Rescue by Stellar Kart
  • Can’t Shut Up by Anthem Lights
  • God’s Great Dance Floor by Chris Tomlin
  • I Feel So Alive by Capital Kings
  • Live With Abandon by Newsboys
  • Me Without You by TobyMac

Which of these songs do you like the most? What Christian music have you been listening to lately?

Summer To-Do List Cont.

Summer To-Do List Cont.Here are some more fun things to do this summer:

  • Go on a hike with family or friends.
  • Be sure to spend some time in the pool!
  • Cool off with an ice cream cone. Or better yet, invite some friends over, and make ice cream sundaes!
  • Visit the beach (if you have one near you).
  • Summer is a great time to purchase fruit in season. Make and enjoy a fresh, healthy fruit salad!
  • Have a mini “staycation” – clear your calendar for the weekend, and just spend time relaxing and having fun with family!
  • Take pictures of whatever you are doing throughout the summer – vacations, outings, or just pics of everyday life – and make them into a slideshow of summer memories!

Which of these activities do you plan on doing? What’s on your summer to-do list?

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Summer Movie List

Summer Movie ListLooking for some good movies to watch this summer? Check out these suggestions!

(The movies on this list were carefully selected content-wise, and are all rated PG or G with the exception of Flywheel, which I couldn’t find a rating for. However, it’s always a good idea to use discretion in movie watching, and in selecting a film suitable for your audience.)

Family Movies

  • The Parent Trap (Disney version, starring Lindsey Lohan) – The Parent Trap is all about twin sisters who hatch a plot to get their parents, who are divorced, back together.
  • Cloud Nine – After finding out that she isn’t as good at snowboarding as she originally thought, Kayla Morgan (played by Disney’s Dove Cameron) will stop at nothing to prove that she has what it takes to win at the Fire and Ice competition!
  • Game Plan – A big-name football player discovers that he has an eight-year-old daughter when she shows up at his doorstep. Now, he must make the transition from #1 player to #1 dad!
  • Quints – An only child faces major adjustments when her mother gives birth to quintuplets.
  • Hotel For Dogs – Two children need somewhere to hide their dog to keep him a secret from their foster parents. They discover an old hotel where some strays are living, and get the idea to turn it into a place to bring puppies who would otherwise be sent to the pound.

Teens and Adults

  • Grace Unplugged – Starring AJ Mickalka as Gracie Trey, this movie tells the story of a young adult’s struggle with wanting to live life her own way, chasing her own dreams.
  • The Ultimate Gift – Jason Steven’s grandfather dies, and leaves him the ultimate gift – an inheritance that entails far more than he bargained for.
  • Flywheel – This dishonest car dealer hits a low point in both his career and his family life, causing him to turn to God. He determines to do things God’s way, embarking on a journey full of ups and downs.
  • Facing the Giants – When the head coach for Shiloah Christian Academny is faced with near defeat in various areas of his life, a new coaching philosophy and outlook on things completely changes his life!
  • Fireproof – Catherine and Caleb’s marriage is falling apart at the seams, when Caleb’s dad convinces him to try the 40-day Love Dare challenge. Can their marriage be saved? Or is it doomed to end in divorce?

What is your favorite move? Which of these movies have you seen? Which of them do you want to see? Which of them do you like the most?

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