Indoor plants are a nice way to bring the outdoors into your home. Here are some tips about how to arrange indoor plants and give them a new look with colored rocks!
A family camping trip is a relaxing way to enjoy the great outdoors and spend some time together. We live close to Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. These fun camping activities are great ways to enjoy your local camp ground!
We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary with a night out at the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land Performance. This magical night of music was hosted at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in Spokane, Washington. The show was truly inspiring!
Gift giving can be tough when you are looking for the perfect gift for the lady in your life. For me, often the best gift is quality time with my family. However, I do love a fresh bunch of flowers or a surprise latte. Other great gifts for women include delicious treats, rich coffee and tea blends, colorful art supplies and pretty dresses. These creative and stylish gifts for her include a range of affordable ideas perfect for celebrating birthdays and special occasions.
A ballet class can teach kids many great skills such as following instructions and improving balance and coordination. Ballet is also great exercise and a fun excuse to dress up! Here are six ways little girls can benefit from taking ballet.
Salem, Oregon has a great collection of places for families to explore, play and ride bikes. We easily filled up an afternoon with a visit to the children’s museum and a family walk at Salem’s Riverfront Park. Here are our visit highlights!
Springtime is a great season to enjoy some creative activities. My kids love doing crafty projects, such as dying eggs in colorful natural dyes and going on a spring-inspired scavenger hunt. Yard toys make outdoor play fun and interactive, especially for kids who have gotten used to being inside during colder weather. The whole family can enjoy these fun spring activities!
Did you know that April is World Autism Month? If you don’t personally have a child with autism, chances are you know a family who does. Here are some ways to “go blue” in support of raising awareness about autism.
Everyone’s day is busy. The minutes get filled up with things and the end of the day is often near before you’ve even caught your breath. It’s important to pause and reflect throughout the day. You can watch your kids play, observe the beauty in nature, and consider all the ways you are blessed. I like to take a break during my day with a cup of tea. Here are a few reasons why drinking tea is a wonderfully healthy habit.
Great toys help kids learn, imagine and make memories. We’ve enjoyed exploring several classic wooden play sets from Hape Toys. Here are 5 reasons why purchasing high quality wooden toys is a good investment for your kids.
Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. My kids love eating the cereal that comes in colorful boxes and interesting flavors. Kids can enjoy cereal alongside fresh fruit, yogurt and toast for a well-balanced breakfast.
Have you ever dreamed of making your own flavored macarons? These trendy cookies are a novel treat and often cost several dollars each at the mall. One winter day I decided to dig into the technical details required to make these colorful cookies. I started by doing my research and figuring out what can go wrong, which supplies I would need, and how to make the process as simple as possible. Once you learn how to make the basic macaron recipe, you can add all sorts of creative ingredients to make impressively creative treats! In this post I will share how to make homemade freeze dried raspberry macarons. I hope you have as much fun making them as I did!
A DIY felt leaf garland is a pretty decorative accent for a party or child’s bedroom. You could also use this easy craft idea to create a garland of stars, hearts or flowers.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is a great place to live and raise kids. These 15 family activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho promise fun and adventure for the whole family!
Easter is a very special holiday, the start of Spring and a great opportunity to create family traditions. If you give your kids Easter baskets, it’s fun to include few small non-candy surprises. While Easter baskets are typically filled with marshmallow bunnies and chocolate eggs, you can also include small toys and educational activities to offset some of the sugar. These non-candy Easter basket gift ideas for kids are interactive, collectible and educational.