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Easy DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Easy DIY Felt Pennant Banner

A DIY pennant banner is super easy to make and you can coordinate colors to match any party theme! Learn how to make your own party decor in less than an hour.

Make Family Memories At Disney On Ice + Spokane Ticket Giveaway

Make Family Memories At Disney On Ice + Spokane Ticket Giveaway

Disney On Ice “Dare to Dream” is a fun opportunity to make family memories! This magical show brings Disney’s favorite characters and timeless stories to life in an awe-inspiring live performance on the ice. Find out when Disney On Ice is coming to your area!

Customize a Storybook With Your Child’s Art

Customize a Storybook With Your Child’s Art

Does your child love to create art? When kids art projects start piling up, it can be challenging to know what to do with them all. I was intrigued to learn about a customized kid’s storybook that showcases your child’s art within a fun storyline. Piccuzoo is a new kind of personalized book for kids! Upload a handful of photos or scans of your child’s art and the book designers will create a custom story for your child.
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Natural Tints That Moisturize Your Lips

Natural Tints That Moisturize Your Lips

When seasons change to colder weather it can be hard on your face and lips. I recently tried 3 beautiful lip tint hues that also serve to naturally protect my lips against cold weather and dry air.

Fall Favorites for the Family Giveaway – Ends 9/19

Fall Favorites for the Family Giveaway – Ends 9/19

Start this fall off with a bang with these fun fall family favorites! We are excited to collaborate with US Japan Fam to bring you this awesome giveaway packed with gear for babies, toddlers, big kids and parents.

Natural Minty Deodorant Alternative

Natural Minty Deodorant Alternative

Do you love your deodorant? I’ve tried a few deodorant brands with successful deodorizing results, except that the mainstream formulations can be really drying for my skin. I often need to apply lotion to reduce my dry and peeling skin after habitual deodorant use. Natural deodorants can be great because of their gentle chemical-free formulas and naturally deodorizing properties. I recently had the chance to try Scully’s Original 12 Hour Deodormint, a natural deodorant that leaves skin feeling minty and tingly.
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Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

My kids love doing interactive outdoor activities. Regardless of season or weather, my kids enjoy running around the yard or going on a short family hike. These interactive yard activities for kids are easy to pull out, set up or mix up.

Teen Driver? 8 Things to Do Before You Hand Over the Keys

Teen Driver? 8 Things to Do Before You Hand Over the Keys

Many teenagers are excited to receive their driver’s license. If you’re getting ready to allow your 16-year-old to travel the roads unsupervised, here are eight things to do before handing over the keys.

How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

As anyone with kids knows, they can be a mess. You turn your back for one second and all of a sudden there’s a big stain on your rug or couch. We take all sorts of measures to try and prevent these stains from happening — cups with lids, keeping food in the kitchen, etc. — but it’s not always enough. Once that stain appears in your home, your next question is almost immediately “how do I get rid of it?” To help you out, here are five things commonly stained by kids and how you can deal with them.
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“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is the genius packing technique that leaves plenty of extra space for souvenirs. Your suitcase will have extra room when you throw away old items to make room for the new!

Easy DIY Dried Fruit

Easy DIY Dried Fruit

Fruit is a go-to snack for our family. Recently we tried to dry some of our own fruit with pretty good results! We made dried strawberry slices and homemade banana chips. You can easily make dried fruit too!

Interesting Things to Do Near Wallace, Idaho

Interesting Things to Do Near Wallace, Idaho

It’s fun to spend a weekend exploring somewhere new. Family trips don’t have to take you far away from home. We found lots to do on our short family camping trip in Wallace, Idaho. Just 45 minutes from home, we enjoyed exploring the historic town, hiking, sightseeing and adventuring.
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Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Back to school shopping makes the start of the school year more exciting! This year my girls needed new school supplies, a few new outfits and some hygiene essentials. A great hygiene routine is a super smart way to get ready for back to school!

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

I love inspiring my kids with messy art projects and crafty activities. We recently tried out some eco-friendly finger paint, play dough and natural coloring pigments that are made with ingredients derived from the earth.

DIY Wooden Fence Board Bench

DIY Wooden Fence Board Bench

Sometimes I spend time looking for the perfect thing and other times I create it. I needed a small bench for taking portraits and lifestyle photos of kids and I hadn’t had much luck finding the size and style I wanted. When my neighbor began tearing down his old fence I decided to make my own wooden fence board bench! This DIY carpentry project took about 2 hours to make and I’ve used this bench for so many occasions since then. Anyone with some wood and an electric screw driver can easily create a custom bench too!
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