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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Katie Wallace

Great Camping Activities at Priest Lake in Idaho

Great Camping Activities at Priest Lake in Idaho

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!

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

Fresh berries are delicious, but sometimes they have a short shelf life. You can easily extend the life of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries with this simple vinegar fruit wash. No one likes discovering a box of strawberries has already gotten soft and moldy. Mold is an easy problem to prevent by rinsing berries with a mixture of vinegar and water. This homemade berry wash is also great to use on berries that you pick from your garden!
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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! Here are some of the highlights of our adventures in Tucson, Arizona!

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

We had a blast exploring Phoenix, AZ with our three kids. We camped in our RV at several awesome desert campgrounds and did homeschool on the go. See the highlights of our Phoenix, Arizona family adventure!
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Phoenix, Arizona RV Camping & Kids Activities P.2 | Video!

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

We took our kids on a RV trip to Phoenix, Arizona. We boondocked in the desert and camped at state parks. Our favorite activities while RV camping include hiking, exploring, enjoying the local scenery and doing fun kids activities!

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.

Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is having fun while learning. I find a lot of opportunities to teach my kids how to be creative. We do art, we bake, we build Lego castles, we go on backyard scavenger hunts, and we make a lot of memories while learning! Here are some of the fun things our family does while homeschooling!
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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 great holiday for making fun kids crafts! Use our printable template to create these adorable doll-sized Valentine’s Day mailboxes, designed for American Girl dolls.

Video! Arizona RV Road Trip

Video! Arizona RV Road Trip

We went on 3-month RV trip to Arizona! In January 2021, our family headed down from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Phoenix, Arizona with our 3 kids and our cat. We drove through parts of Oregon and Utah before arriving in Arizona.
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RV Road Trip to Arizona & Family Adventure P.1 | Video!

RV Road Trip to Arizona & Family Adventure P.1 | Video!

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!

Fun Kids Activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Fun Kids Activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Families with children of all ages can find many things to do with kids in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here’s a list of some of our family’s favorite activities and local destinations in the CDA area.

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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