Create. Play. Travel. Creative Family Ideas and Pacific Northwest Family Lifestyle

Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Karen O.

Preserve Precious Memories + Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

Preserve Precious Memories + Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

The thought of coming holidays, cool weather and baking with spices has me feeling happy and nostalgic. I’m excited to share my Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe and the results of a special little project we started a few weeks ago!

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

I love making our Christmas morning breakfast extra special while keeping preparations low-key. My mom’s Christmas breakfast casserole is PERFECT for mornings like this. Add some bell peppers or green onions for a pop of flavor and festive color!

Autumn Mornings & Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Autumn Mornings & Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is my favorite season and October my favorite month. I love the crisp cool air, the feeling of change, fiery colors and all the fun family activities. It’s also a busy month so I love savoring the chilly quiet mornings before the kids wake up and this homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe is perfect for these beautiful Autumn mornings!

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Mudpies ~ Easy No-Bake Cookies Recipe

Mudpies ~ Easy No-Bake Cookies Recipe

I am a firm believer in hands-on play time and letting kids get dirty. Around here we spend as much time outdoors as possible exploring and imagining. We also love making these healthier, easy no-bake cookies that we like to call “Mudpies” for a fun dirt-themed treat that is refined sugar-free and dairy-free!

Tips For Ring Bearers + Flower Girl Fashion

Tips For Ring Bearers + Flower Girl Fashion

Wedding season is in full bloom! Whether you need some flower girl fashion inspiration or you’re wondering how to get a mischievous little boy to carry the ring down the aisle, here are a few tips and tricks we used for helping our adorable flower girls and ring bearers to walk down the aisle successfully.

Homemade Natural Fabric Softener

Homemade Natural Fabric Softener

As a busy mom of littles it’s hard to find time to shop or keep up with fashion trends but recently I found an easy and affordable way to stay fashionable. Also I want to share with you all my favorite homemade natural fabric softener recipe and these simple instructions for easy DIY reusable dryer sheets to keep your clothes looking and feeling fabulous!

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Earth Day Activities and Eco-Friendly Kid Fashion

Earth Day Activities and Eco-Friendly Kid Fashion

Teach your kids about the earth with fun activities and projects to let them observe nature. Plant a tree, collect some worms, and learn how to care for our beautiful planet!

Smart Snack Ideas for Kids

Smart Snack Ideas for Kids

Keep a variety of healthy and quick snacks on hand such as fresh fruit and whole grain chips so it’s easy to make smart snack time choices throughout the day.

Healthy Handwashing Tips For Children

Healthy Handwashing Tips For Children

Practicing good hand washing is one of the simplest ways to avoid sicknesses and prevent contamination in your home. Teaching your kids healthy hand washing habits at home can go a long way to prevent picking up nasty bacterial infections or viruses and sharing them with the family. Recently I have been working with my little guy to help him develop healthy hand washing habits. I’m trying to creatively make it fun for him too! By giving him some fun ways to learn and remember how to properly wash his hands I hope to instill long lasting healthy hand washing habits that will come naturally to him even when he’s away from home. Here’s a few pointers for how to make hand washing fun and easy for little kids.

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Easy Ways to Support Your Immune System

Easy Ways to Support Your Immune System

Keep your family healthy and support your immune system with a few simple lifestyle changes, eating choices, and regular exercise.

Best Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

Best Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

Life with babies and kids gets messy. Try this DIY stain remover for baby clothes using 3 simple ingredients to save your cute clothing items from ruin!

Healthy Eating Tips for Families with Kids

Healthy Eating Tips for Families with Kids

Eating healthy can be a challenge for any family, especially if you have picky toddlers in your home! We have loved using our Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo to create healthy and delicious smoothies, snacks, meals and even desserts for our family. This powerful nutrient extractor and nutrient fusion processor system makes it easy to eat healthy on-the-go or at home.

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Practical Ways To Pamper Yourself As A Mom

Practical Ways To Pamper Yourself As A Mom

Moms handle so many tasks and need breaks too! I most enjoy pampering myself in ways that practical, beneficial, and enjoyable. Here are 4 practical ways you can pamper yourself as a mom!

Luxurious Organic Skincare

Luxurious Organic Skincare

Treat your family to luxurious natural ingredients that will sooth and moisturize sensitive skin. I love discovering 100% natural & organic solutions that are free from chemicals and gentle enough for babies!

7 Water Play Activities for Toddlers

7 Water Play Activities for Toddlers

With 2 months to go until my due date and at least a month and half left of summer heat I am trying to thinking of all the ways my toddler and I can stay COOL! Let’s be honest my favorite way to stay cool these days is sitting on the couch in my air-conditioned home eating ice cream. My toddler however LOVES to be outdoors. All. Day. Long. And I love that he loves to be outside, I want to encourage that as much as possible. He also LOVES water. Pools, puddles, drinking fountains, the bath tub, dumping his sippy cup, he’ll do anything to play with water and get him self soaked. We don’t have a pool and so we’ve had to some up with other creative water play ideas for toddlers that will keep my little man entertained and keep us both cooled off. Here are some of my favorite outdoor water play activities for toddlers!

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