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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Katie Wallace

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. You can enjoy a spa day in the comfort of your own home by trying these simple ideas!

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

Many little girls love dressing up their dolls. At our house, princess dresses and mermaid tails are my girls’ top doll outfits of choice. Custom doll accessories make dress-up even more fun! I’ve been making DIY doll clothes since I was a little girl. I designed a few Barbie outfits with my grandma and she taught me how to sew them. Now I can inspire my own daughters by teaching them some basic sewing and design skills. I made coordinating mermaid tails for my girls 14″ WellieWishers dolls and 18″ American Girl dolls. Doll mermaid tails are quick to sew because of their small size and short seams. You can use these tips to create mermaid tails for a doll of any size!
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DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

Making homemade slime is a great hands-on activity for kids to practice chemistry in the kitchen. You can make a bunch of colors and add interesting mix-ins!

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

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I love celebrating this holiday with my kids and family. My daughter enjoys having a Valentine’s Day party with her friends. We often make a Valentine’s Day post office using a cardboard box. We make cookies and crafty Valentines to swap with friends. It’s also fun to give small gifts! Here are some inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the whole family.
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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. I’m delighted to tell you about an awesome brand of soy-free sprinkles that are colored with natural food dyes.

8 Simple & Creative DIY Gift Ideas

8 Simple & Creative DIY Gift Ideas

Making your own gifts is a great way to share your talents with your family and friends. Here are 8 creative and inexpensive gift ideas you can make for any special occasion!

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Do you struggle with keeping your house cleaned up after your family? I certainly do and at times it can feel like a losing battle. I’ve found it helpful to make a cleaning list to maintain different parts of our home. My weekly cleaning schedule includes deep cleaning the kitchen, sprucing up living areas and cleaning the bathrooms. I also vacuum the floors and stairs. I can include my kids to help with vacuuming, wiping off windowsills and dusting, which teaches them life skills too! Cleaning up after a busy family isn’t so bad if you stay on top of all the tasks. I also use Eco-friendly cleaners that make our home smell nice. Here are some of my top tips for weekly house cleaning.
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Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway – Ends 12/21

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway – Ends 12/21

Just in time for the holidays, our Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway highlights fun and interactive gift ideas for the whole family! One winner will receive this awesome prize collection!

Personalized Tea Storage With Scrapbook Paper

Personalized Tea Storage With Scrapbook Paper

A personalized tea canister is a lovely gift idea for anyone who enjoys drinking tea! Learn how to make this easy gift idea in a few simple steps.

Experience Holiday Magic with Spokane Symphony & The Nutcracker

Experience Holiday Magic with Spokane Symphony & The Nutcracker

This week, families can experience some holiday magic and enjoy a special night out at The Nutcracker Ballet in Spokane, Washington. The Nutcracker music will be performed live by the Spokane Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The classic story is brought to life by the Santa Barbara-based State Street Ballet and more than 75 young, local dancers.

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Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

New from American Girl, this customized gift box experience comes beautifully packed with a doll plus a variety of themed outfits and accessories. I’m excited to show you the details with our unboxing and review!

Baby Goodies Giveaway ($560 Value Jackpot) Ends 11/26

Baby Goodies Giveaway ($560 Value Jackpot) Ends 11/26

We’ve teamed up with US Japan Fam to bring you another awesome giveaway featuring loads of amazing products for babies. We’re talking a $560 value jackpot!

How to Save Money at Walmart on Black Friday

How to Save Money at Walmart on Black Friday

Looking for deals this year? As everyone knows, Black Friday is a popular occasion for getting great deals on practically anything. At Walmart, you can stock up on family essentials and finish up your holiday shopping. Black Friday can also be a fun community event if you go shopping with friends. Here are some ideas and tips for saving big on Black Friday for things you need.

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