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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Katie Wallace

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

It’s really easy to make a sensory bin for your kids using items you already have at home! Create this exciting kids discovery experience using a sensory medium, miniature creatures or characters and colorful sensory accents.

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

A craft activity is a great way to entertain your kids and encourage them to be creative! These egg carton caterpillars are cute and fun to make. All you need is an empty egg carton, craft paint, and some colorful embellishments!

Cute Clothing, Shoes & Accessories for Babies & Kids

Cute Clothing, Shoes & Accessories for Babies & Kids

Happy Spring! A new season is a great time to pick out some new outfits, shoes and accessories. I especially love shopping for my kids. Over the years, I’ve found some great kids’ brands which I’ve come to love! Here are some of my top picks for kids clothing, shoes and accessories. I’ve also included some fun DIY ideas!

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Popsicle Stick Monsters Creative Kids Craft

Popsicle Stick Monsters Creative Kids Craft

Feeling crafty? This popsicle stick monster craft is a great activity for kids. My kids loved designing their own monsters. You can make these colorful monsters look silly, scary or funny!

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

The recent Coronavirus outbreak and resulting school closures have created many questions for families who are now faced with having kids at home all day. Here’s what “school at home” is like for our family, as well as some creative activities you can do with kids of all ages.

My Simple $50 Makeup Routine + Video Demonstration

My Simple $50 Makeup Routine + Video Demonstration

I love finding effective skincare products that I can rely on and keep my morning routine simple. I’m a busy mom of 3 young kids, and I often only have a few minutes to get ready for the day. Over the last few years, I’ve discovered a variety of great makeup products that I regular use. I’m excited to share my top makeup essentials which total close to $50.

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How to Make a Flower Crown

How to Make a Flower Crown

Easily make a DIY flower crown for parties, weddings, photoshoots, or just for fun! I used a collection of small and medium sized silk flowers, medium gauge floral wire and a hot glue gun.

Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub

Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub

This homemade sugar scrub is easy to make using ingredients you have in your kitchen. I just rub this sugar scrub onto my skin to make it feel softer and refreshed.

10 Essentials for a DIY Spa Day at Home

10 Essentials for a DIY Spa Day at Home

Who doesn’t love feeling pampered? A home spa day is a great way to relax and enjoy some quality time with your daughters or friends. My girls love doing spa day activities such as soaking their feet, exfoliating with homemade sugar scrub and painting their nails. You can enjoy a spa day in the comfort of your own home by trying these simple ideas!

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Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

The California coast is a great destination for families with kids. These awesome places near Pismo Beach, CA provided plenty of activities and adventures for our young family to enjoy!

How to Sew a Doll Mermaid Tail

How to Sew a Doll Mermaid Tail

My girls love dressing their dolls up as mermaids and princesses, especially with DIY accessories. Doll mermaid tails are quick to sew and fun to play with! Use these tips to sew mermaid tails for 14″ and 18″ dolls!

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

Homemade slime is a great way for kids to get their hands dirty and practice chemistry in the kitchen. This kid-friendly DIY slime recipe uses 3 simple ingredients which once combined, create fascinating stretchy slime! All the ingredients are completely harmless. My 7-year-old daughter can experiment with this easy DIY sensory slime recipe by herself! We made a bunch of colors and added some fun mix-ins to our slime variations.

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WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

The American Girl WellieWishers are fun to dress up and take on adventures. Learn how to make WellieWishers headbands using elastic, a hot glue gun and decorative accents. 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

I love celebrating Valentine’s Day with my kids and family. We make treats, set up a post office and give small gifts. These Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the whole family are inexpensive and fun!

Holiday Baking with Supernatural Sprinkles

Holiday Baking with Supernatural Sprinkles

What’s your favorite thing about the holidays? Mine is hands down the chance to make lots of delicious goodies and share them with family and friends. Of course, I can bake any time of the year, but there’s something extra special about baking for the holidays. I love making Christmas cookies with my kids, rich chocolate truffles and cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. I also adore making homemade macarons because they are challenging to execute and beautiful when I succeed. Sprinkles a festive way to add color to holiday treats. I’m delighted to tell you about an awesome brand of soy-free sprinkles that are colored with natural food dyes.
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