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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Katie Wallace

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!

Fun Kids Activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Fun Kids Activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Families of all ages can find many activities to do with kids in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. It’s easy to enjoy the beautiful scenery and outdoor destinations any time of year. Here’s a list of some of our family’s favorite things to do with kids in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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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.

10 Great Kids Activities Near Phoenix, Arizona

10 Great Kids Activities Near Phoenix, Arizona

During a RV trip to Arizona, we tried out a bunch of family activities and went on several awesome hikes with our kids! Here are the highlights of our favorite destinations and things to do with kids near Phoenix, Arizona.

Phoenix, Arizona | RV Camping & Kids Activities

Phoenix, Arizona | RV Camping & Kids Activities

We’ve discovered that family adventures are a great way to make memories with our kids, in every stage of life. This year (2021) in January, we headed down to Arizona on a 3-month RV trip 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 even boondocked in the desert. Our favorite activities while RV camping include hiking, exploring nearby towns, enjoying the local scenery and doing fun activities with our kids.

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Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is having fun while learning. Here are some of the creative activities our family does while homeschooling!

Meet American Girl Kira Bailey – 2021 Girl of the Year

Meet American Girl Kira Bailey – 2021 Girl of the Year

We had a chance to review the new Kira Bailey doll and her comfy camping tent. True to the American Girl collection, each item of this playset is beautifully detailed, including Kira’s outfits and accessories.

DIY American Girl Valentine’s Day Doll Mailboxes

DIY American Girl Valentine’s Day Doll Mailboxes

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with family and friends. My kids especially love celebrating V-day. What’s not to love?? My kids often get to make homemade Valentines, bake cookies and eat chocolate. Some years my daughter Kiera sets up a Valentine’s Day post office to receive and mail Valentines to our family. Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with stuffed animals and dolls too. My girls had a blast helping me to create these American Girl mailboxes for sending Valentines to their dolls. Easily use our printable template to make Valentine’s Day mailboxes for your own dolls!
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Video! Arizona RV Road Trip

Video! Arizona RV Road Trip

Watch our Arizona family road trip video! We discovered lots of adventures with our three kids and our cat. We left Idaho and drove through parts of Oregon and Utah before arriving in Arizona.

Arizona Family Road Trip & RV Adventure

Arizona Family Road Trip & RV Adventure

Our family went on a 3-month RV trip to Arizona with our toy hauler, our 3 kids and our cat, Frankie. Here are the highlights of our road trip and adventures while exploring the sunny land of cactus!

Super Cute Baby Dolls that Look Real

Super Cute Baby Dolls that Look Real

Each of my girls have gone through a baby doll stage. They love dressing up their baby dolls, cuddling them and tucking them in bed. The Feltman Brothers make a variety of super cute baby dolls that look lifelike. These dolls have soft weighted bodies that feel very similar to holding an infant. For kids who enjoy playing with baby dolls, Feltman Bothers dolls are a great quality investment for good old fashioned play.
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Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Did you know you can easily make your own homemade gummy bears? Learn how to make DIY gummy snacks by following our simple tutorial.

American Girl 2020 Holiday Outfits

American Girl 2020 Holiday Outfits

The American Girl catalog is a super fun lookbook for girls. This year American Girl released many 2020 holiday doll outfits and winter accessories for both the 18″ dolls and 14″ WellieWishers.

Fabulous Winter Fashion & Beauty Products

Fabulous Winter Fashion & Beauty Products

Winter is a great season to dress up and bundle up. I love getting out my collection of boots, scarves, sweaters and coats as soon as the weather gets cold. Lower temperatures can also cause dry skin, which makes me very thankful for natural moisturizers, gloves and lip balm. Here are some of my top winter fashion essentials and natural beauty products to help combat the cold weather.

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