Author: Katie Wallace

Creative and Stylish Gifts for Her

Creative and Stylish Gifts for Her

Gift giving can be tough when you are looking for the perfect gift for the lady in your life. These creative and stylish gifts for her include a range of affordable ideas perfect for celebrating birthdays and special occasions.

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

A ballet class can teach kids many great skills such as following instructions and improving balance and coordination. Ballet is also great exercise and a fun excuse to dress up! Here are six ways little girls can benefit from taking ballet.

Celtic Woman Ancient Land Tour

Celtic Woman Ancient Land Tour

If you enjoy live musical performances, you won’t want to miss the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land tour coming to Seattle and Spokane WA in May. CELTIC WOMAN, the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group presents a brand new live show, Ancient Land. This performance will be at the Seattle Paramount Theater on May 10th and Spokane Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on May 11th. Additional tour dates and locations are listed below. (more…)

Adventurous Pacific Northwest Family Vacation Destinations

Adventurous Pacific Northwest Family Vacation Destinations

These Pacific Northwest family vacation destinations promise memorable adventures and interesting activities. We’ve experienced many of these gems of the Pacific Northwest with our own family!

Things to Do With Kids in Salem Oregon

Things to Do With Kids in Salem Oregon

Salem, Oregon has a great collection of places for families to explore, play and ride bikes. We easily filled up an afternoon with a visit to the children’s museum and a family walk at Salem’s Riverfront Park. Here are our visit highlights!

Spring Kids Activities & Nature Hunt

Spring Kids Activities & Nature Hunt

Springtime is a great season to enjoy some creative activities. My kids love doing crafty projects, such as dying eggs in colorful natural dyes and going on a spring-inspired scavenger hunt. Yard toys make outdoor play fun and interactive, especially for kids who have gotten used to being inside during colder weather. The whole family can enjoy these fun spring activities!
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5 Awesome Family Day Activities for All Ages

5 Awesome Family Day Activities for All Ages

One of the best ways to make family memories is to spend some good old fashioned time together. These 5 family day activities are great ways to connect with your kids and encourage some new family hobbies!

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

We took egg dying to the next level by using homemade natural dyes made from real food! This fun science experiment is a great way to learn about how color can be transferred from one object to another.

“Go Blue” to Support Autism Awareness Month

“Go Blue” to Support Autism Awareness Month

Did you know that April is World Autism Month? If you don’t personally have a child with autism, chances are you know a family who does. Many families encounter the challenge of caring for a child with autism. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, “Every person with autism is different. All will have problems with communication and social skills but not in the same way. Autism is a spectrum disorder because it can cause mild problems, severe problems, or something in between.”

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Why You Should Take a Break and Drink Tea

Why You Should Take a Break and Drink Tea

Everyone’s day is busy. The minutes get filled up with things and the end of the day is often near before you’ve even caught your breath. I like to take a break during my day with a cup of tea. Here are a few reasons why drinking tea is a wonderfully healthy habit.

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

Great toys help kids learn, imagine and make memories. We’ve enjoyed exploring several classic wooden play sets from Hape Toys. Here are 5 reasons why purchasing high quality wooden toys is a good investment for your kids.

Kids Love Fun Cereal? Enjoy a Balanced Breakfast

Kids Love Fun Cereal? Enjoy a Balanced Breakfast

I’ve heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Cereal is a popular breakfast food at our house; my kids love the colorful boxes and interesting flavors. We often allow our kids to eat fun cereal along with a serving of fresh fruit or yogurt, real orange juice, or a side of scrambled eggs and bacon. Even for breakfast, including the 5 food groups is a great way to teach kids healthy habits.
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How to Make Freeze Dried Raspberry Macarons

How to Make Freeze Dried Raspberry Macarons

Have you ever dreamed of making your own flavored macarons? Once you learn how to make the basic macaron recipe, you can add all sorts of creative ingredients to make impressively creative treats!

Rainbow Felt Leaf Garland DIY Decor

Rainbow Felt Leaf Garland DIY Decor

A DIY felt leaf garland is a pretty decorative accent for a party or child’s bedroom. You could also use this easy craft idea to create a garland of stars, hearts or flowers.

Perfect Spring Accessories from Anne Vaughan Jewelry

Perfect Spring Accessories from Anne Vaughan Jewelry

A new season is a great time to organize your wardrobe and refresh your style with a few new accessories! I love the flexibility of coordinating basics and mix and match jewelry that can be layered or worn as a single statement piece. Anne Vaughan Original Jewelry offers a gorgeous variety of handcrafted pieces to match any style, with dozens of collections added just this spring! I received some pieces from the Shimmer Collection and I’ve already worn them several times and have received many compliments.

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