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!

My Top Tips For Stress Free Potty Training

My Top Tips For Stress Free Potty Training

Our family reached a big milestone this past month. My first born is now completely potty trained! Third time is the charm, and after my previous 2 failed attempts here are 5 tips I learned that made all the difference.

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

I love making our Christmas morning breakfast extra special but I also do not want to be stressed about getting up early or being preoccupied cooking when I could be cuddling my little elves and reading the story of our Saviors’ birth before opening gifts. 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! (more…)

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 and fiery colors in nature. It’s also a busy month so I love savoring the chilly quiet mornings with a yummy drink like this homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe!

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.
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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.

5 Newborn Essentials for Every Mom

5 Newborn Essentials for Every Mom

Who would have thought a cute little baby could need so many things? Here are some of my proven basics that helped me in the early days with a newborn baby.

Earth Day Activities and Eco-Friendly Kid Fashion

Earth Day Activities and Eco-Friendly Kid Fashion

Looking for some fun Earth Day activities for your kids this year? There are all kinds of fun ways to teach your children about this amazing planet we live on and how to care for it. I personally believe that the best way to do that is to simply get them outdoors and cultivate a love for nature and an appreciation for the beauty of creation all around them! There’s no better way to learn than by exploring hands on! I love Earth Day projects that get us outside and get our hands dirty. Here are some fun activities we have planned for this Spring and some ideas for practical ways you can celebrate Earth Day!

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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. Here’s a few pointers for how to make hand washing fun and easy for little kids.

Easy Ways to Support Your Immune System

Easy Ways to Support Your Immune System

One thing our family does to help stay healthy during the winter is to take a good probiotic supplement. I was very excited to discover and try a new blend of probiotics from PB8 specially formulated with probiotic strains that help support your immune and digestive systems!*

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How to Play With Your Baby & Stimulate Their Senses

How to Play With Your Baby & Stimulate Their Senses

Playing with your baby and stimulating their growing brain is important for developing things like motor skills, social skills and even just bonding with mom and dad. Here are a few baby playtime ideas!

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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