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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Katie Wallace

Hot Air Balloon Suncatchers Kids Craft

Hot Air Balloon Suncatchers Kids Craft

Add beautiful color to your windows with these DIY hot air balloon suncatchers! Kids can practice their scissor skills, pick out their favorite tissue paper colors, and create their own balloon designs.

Disney on Ice Highlights & Show Schedule 2021-22

Disney on Ice Highlights & Show Schedule 2021-22

Disney on Ice is a fun event to attend with the whole family! Learn why going to a Disney on Ice show is always a memorable family night out!

Colorful Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Colorful Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Did you know you can make your own crystals using water and borax? One week for science, my kids learned how to do this awesome homeschool science activity! All you need is a few simple materials and 20 mule team borax.

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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

I love picking out holiday gifts for each person in my family. I often start my shopping early because it’s so much fun! Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide includes gifts that are fun, tasty, useful, educational, and decorative.

Up Up Fire Lookout | Montana Family Camping Adventure

Up Up Fire Lookout | Montana Family Camping Adventure

We had an awesome time camping at Up Up Fire Lookout in Montana! We stayed in this 40-foot wooden tower for one night with our 3 kids. Here are the highlights of our adventurous campout!

Back to School Supplies & Gear for 2021

Back to School Supplies & Gear for 2021

A new school year is an exciting time to get organized and stock up on new school supplies! My kids love picking out new pencils, notebooks, erasers, rulers and organizers for the school year. Since we homeschool, I also buy my kids’ workbooks and curriculum for their next grade levels. Additionally, I love finding creative activity sets, craft boxes and toys that inspire my kids to play together. Here are some great educational resources and products to kick off the school year and make learning fun!
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Easy & Delicious Homemade Dark Chocolate Truffles

Easy & Delicious Homemade Dark Chocolate Truffles

Learn how to quickly make my budget-friendly homemade dark chocolate truffles using baking chocolate, chocolate chips and heavy cream.

6 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Kids

6 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Kids

I have been homeschooling my kids for 4 years. I use a great curriculum and have a flexible school schedule. We do many creative activities and go on adventures! Here are my top reasons why I love homeschooling my kids!

Great Camping Activities at Priest Lake in Idaho

Great Camping Activities at Priest Lake in Idaho

North Idaho is home to many great destinations for camping and hiking. Priest Lake is one of Idaho’s beautiful spots for family adventures, with spacious camp sites, hiking trails and a variety of outdoor activities. Here are some of our family’s favorite things to do at Priest Lake!
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Gift Ideas for Mom – Mother’s Day 2021

Gift Ideas for Mom – Mother’s Day 2021

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 9th! Celebrate the mom in your life with a special breakfast, favorite coffee drink, bunch of fresh flowers or a few pampering gifts. Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas that many women will love! Katie WallaceHi, I’m […]

Keep Berries Fresh Longer! How to Make Vinegar Fruit Wash

Keep Berries Fresh Longer! How to Make Vinegar Fruit Wash

Use DIY vinegar fruit wash to prevent mold and to extend the freshness of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Homemade berry wash is also great to use on berries that you pick from your garden!

Tucson, Arizona RV Camping & Activities P.3 | Video!

Tucson, Arizona RV Camping & Activities P.3 | Video!

Family adventures can be a great way to explore new places! We made some special memories in early 2021. My husband Andy and I took our 3 kids and our cat, Frankie on a RV trip to Arizona. We stayed for 3 months and camped at a variety of state parks and RV campgrounds. Here are some of the highlights of our adventures in Tucson, Arizona!
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Best Playgrounds and Parks in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Best Playgrounds and Parks in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene Idaho is home to many fun parks; you just need to know where to look! Here’s my list of top playdate-worthy parks in CDA, including which playgrounds have splash pads, interesting play features and more!

Video! Phoenix Arizona Family Adventure

Video! Phoenix Arizona Family Adventure

Watch our Phoenix family adventure video! We had a blast exploring Phoenix, Arizona with our 3 kids. We camped in our RV at several awesome desert campgrounds and did homeschool on the go.

Phoenix, Arizona RV Camping & Kids Activities P.2 | Video!

Phoenix, Arizona RV Camping & Kids Activities P.2 | Video!

Our family loves going on adventures and exploring new places! In January 2021, we went on a 3-month RV trip in Arizona with our three kids and our cat, Frankie. We stayed in more than 15 places in Arizona including RV campsites, national forests, state parks and boondocking in the desert. Here are some of the highlights of our RV trip while exploring the sunny land of cactus!

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