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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Katie Wallace

Awesome Gift Ideas for Creative Girls

Awesome Gift Ideas for Creative Girls

Gift buying for kids can be so much fun! I love picking out useful gifts that inspire my kids to be creative. Here are some really fun gift ideas for creative girls.

2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

I love giving my kids meaningful gifts. Here are some of my top kids gift ideas that inspire kids to create, pretend, build and learn.

How to Make Cute Recycled Shoe Box Organizers

How to Make Cute Recycled Shoe Box Organizers

I love organizing stuff. It’s so satisfying to take a messy closet or drawer and turn it into an organized storage space for our most-needed supplies. Did you know you can use old shoe boxes to make the cutest recycled organizers? Shoe boxes often end up in the trash, so using them as organizers for drawers and closets is a great way to be eco-friendly too! Here are some easy steps for how to make cute recycled shoe box organizers.
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Easy DIY Sparkle Lip Gloss

Easy DIY Sparkle Lip Gloss

DIY lip gloss is fun to make and even more fun to use! Learn how to make moisturizing lip gloss using beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. Once you’ve mastered the basic lip gloss recipe, you can make any color and flavor!

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Make these colorful tissue paper sun catchers to add color to your windows for fall! Kids will love designing their own stained glass paper leaves.

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Craft

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Craft

DIY projects are a colorful way to add some seasonal cheer to your home! These popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments are not only cute, they are super easy to make using colored popsicle sticks. Kids can help design and make these personalized ornaments too!

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5 Great Skincare Products for Every Coffee Lover

5 Great Skincare Products for Every Coffee Lover

If you’re like me, you love the rich flavor of coffee beans, fragrant aromas and caffeine’s natural boost of energy. Coffee is also a great antioxidant. Here are five great skincare products for every coffee lover.

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

You can make practically anything with a little creativity and simple craft supplies! I made a phoenix costume for my daughter using sheer red fabric, strips of glitter tulle, ribbon and a hot glue gun. I created the phoenix’s wings and tail using flowing strips […]

Mulan Family Movie Night, Snack Ideas & Activity Pages!

Mulan Family Movie Night, Snack Ideas & Activity Pages!

My kids have been looking forward to seeing the live action Mulan. Between our end-of-summer camping trips and the start of school, we haven’t had a chance to have a family Mulan movie night, until now. My kids think it’s extra special when Andy and I watch a movie with them. We finally all sat down to watch Disney’s NEW live action MULAN movie, in celebration of my daughter Sylvie’s birthday!
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Homeschooling Tips for Teaching Your Kids

Homeschooling Tips for Teaching Your Kids

Are you thinking of teaching your kids at home? You can easily learn how to homeschool your kids. Use these homeschooling tips for parents to create a successful school routine and make learning fun!

Great Things to Do with Kids in Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Great Things to Do with Kids in Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Our family is so blessed to live in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here are just some of our favorite things to do with kids in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

DIY Glitter Slime & Water Beads

DIY Glitter Slime & Water Beads

There’s something really fun about making homemade slime. Mixing up a batch of slime is Chemistry that kids can do themselves! In addition to making the basic colored slime, kids can add all sorts of mix-ins like glitter and water beads! We made dark purplish blue slime with glitter and aqua water beads. We were really surprised to discover how the water beads acted within the slime. My kids have made many batches of slime, and somehow the slime making process never gets old.

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DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

Making playdough is a great activity for any afternoon, especially to entertain antsy kids! This DIY mint playdough uses my BEST homemade playdough recipe, with added mint extract!

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

We took our 3 kids on a field trip to Clarkia Miocene Flora Fossil Dig in Idaho. Our family discovered that digging for fossils is a pretty cool hands-on science activity!

How to Make Creative Tape Painting Art

How to Make Creative Tape Painting Art

Creating your own art can be a great way to personalize your home. This DIY tape painting art is fun to make and the finished masterpiece adds a pop of color to any wall! I made this creative tape painting art with my kids and each of our paintings turned out differently. Easily transform a blank canvas with colorful acrylic paint to create any pattern and color scheme you want! Adults and kids of all ages can learn how to make creative tape painting art in a few easy steps.
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