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Author: Katie Wallace

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. 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

American Girl’s 2021 Girl of the Year is an adventurer at heart. She has many adventures in Australia while helping out at a wildlife sanctuary for the summer. 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 has beautiful details, including Kira’s outfits and accessories.
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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

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.

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

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

We love adventuring with our kids and finding ways to live creatively. In January 2021, we embarked on a RV road trip to Arizona where we stayed for 3 months with our 3 kids and our cat. We left winter behind in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and drove into Oregon, through Utah and finally arrived in Arizona. Here are some of the highlights of our RV road trip to Arizona!
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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 […]

Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Did you know you can easily make your own homemade gummy bears? These chewy snacks are fun to eat and you can even sneak in some healthy ingredients. Learn how to make homemade gummy bears by following our tutorial for easy DIY pomegranate gummy snacks.
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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. Here are some of my top winter fashion essentials and natural beauty products to help combat the cold weather.

Awesome Gift Ideas for Creative Girls

Awesome Gift Ideas for Creative Girls

Do you love shopping for your kids? When I became a mom, I discovered that buying gifts for my kids is so much fun! My girls, Kiera and Sylvie, especially love dressing up, playing with dolls and doing crafts. If you’ve read my other posts, you know that we do a lot of kids activities. I also encourage my girls to collect specific toy sets, to limit the clutter. Ultimately, I love picking out useful gifts that inspire my kids to be creative. Here are some really fun gift ideas for creative girls.

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2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

I enjoy giving my kids meaningful gifts that also help them build their collections. Here are some of my top kids gift ideas and interactive toys for kids.

How to Make Cute Recycled Shoe Box Organizers

How to Make Cute Recycled Shoe Box Organizers

Easily organize your home and be eco-friendly too. Learn how to repurpose a shoe box and cover it with printed paper to create cute recycled shoe box organizers!

Easy DIY Sparkle Lip Gloss

Easy DIY Sparkle Lip Gloss

Flavored lip gloss is fun to make and even more fun to use! You can make this shimmery lip gloss using a variety of colors, fragrances and flavors. The basic ingredients for making your own lip gloss are beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. Learning how much beeswax to use in your DIY lip gloss can take some trial and error to achieve the perfect consistency. Once you’ve mastered the basic lip gloss recipe, you can make all kinds of colors and flavors!

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