Happy weekend friends!
Tomorrow is Father’s Day and there is still time to buy a gift but why not do something extra for your dad this year?
Gifts that come from the heart don’t cost a penny and often times are more appreciated than gifts from a store. Think about it for a moment, what is your favorite memory of your dad? Does it involve a gift or spending time with him?
My favorite memories of my dad are family vacations, going on bike rides, miniature golfing. In fact we still play when I visit Wisconsin, a little light hearted fun and competition and then lunch paid for by the winner.
10 gift ideas for Father’s Day that don’t cost a penny
1.Make your dad dinner. Here are 38 recipes for Father’s Day weekend he might enjoy.
2. Take dad for a walk, hike or just sit on a park bench and enjoy the weather.
3. Make him a card, just like you did as a child.
4. Make or send him his favorite dessert. My dad loves brownies and anything butterscotch and that is what I always send to him.
5. If you live close to your dad, invite your dad to have a day totally devoted to him. Make his favorite food, play games or just talk.
6. Be present, turn off your phone while spending time with your dad.
7. Listen to your dad’s stories, ask questions. Ask about the family history, your dads favorite memories as a child, his life growing up, first job, hobbies, whatever else you would like to know. Get your dad to fill out this book so that you can learn more about him and so that he cans share his wisdom with you.
8. Share with your dad 10 things you love about him.
9. If, like me, you won’t be spending the day with your dad, call him and spend time chatting on the phone.
Sunday is my day for my dad, it is the only day I can catch him at home. He is 84 and still plays baseball 2 times a week, is on a pool league, a shuffleboard team and has a busy social life. Sunday afternoon we catch up on family gossip, things going on here and there, we share new recipes that we made lately, books and just talk about life. It sone of my favorite times of the week.
10. Make memories, time is short my friends, life is unpredictable.
Father’s Day Menu
I know that it is grilling season but we will be eating a lot of food cooked on the grill over the next few weeks of the kitchen renovation so I am making Spicy Sausage Rigatoni.
A simple arugula salad.
Homemade Italian bread.
And last but not least, dessert. I haven’t decided on that yet but I may make no-bake chocolate cheesecake.
International Picnic Day
Did you know that June 18th is International Picnic Day? I read about it a few years ago and even wrote a post about it where I shared 5 picnic essentials, including food, blankets and of course a picnic basket.
You too can celebrate the day by gathering a few friends, blankets, some food and something to drink. If the weather won’t cooperate have a picnic inside! It doesn’t get any easier and remember it doesn’t need to be fancy, it is all about having fun and enjoying friends and family.
If you would like to learn more about the history of picnics this article is very interesting.
Summer Finds from Tuckernuck
I love this entire look from Tuckernuck.
If you would like to see more of my “Finds”, visit My Daily Finds
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THIS WEEK
I shared a delicious recipe for Lavender Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting.
Blackberry, Fig and Peach Coffeecake perfect for summer weekend guests and brunches.
The Wedding Dress Circle and a few other great books to add to your book list.
That is it for weekend meanderings, have a wonderful weekend my friends and Happy Father’s Day
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