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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

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Delicious Key Lime Tarts | Easy Recipe

Delicious Key Lime Tarts | Easy Recipe

These key lime tarts turned out darling and sweetly tangy, just like key lime pie! Learn how to easily make rich tart pastry and yummy key lime filling. This baking project is fun for kids to try too!

Our Best Costco Finds – Summer 2020!

Our Best Costco Finds – Summer 2020!

A trip to Costco is usually somewhere on our weekly to-do list. We often stock up on our household basics and buy a few fun things too! Here are some of our best Costco finds that we’ve purchased this summer.

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

Summer days are a great opportunity for family fun both indoors and outdoors! Although we take a break from homeschooling, I try to maintain a simple summer schedule for our kids. Our days often include morning playtime, afternoon reading time, and occasional family game time. Here are some of the games and activities our family has enjoyed in the summer.

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Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Welcome to Sprinkle Rush, our kids cupcake baking challenge! Our girls, Kiera and Sylvie, practiced their culinary design skills to make and design their best cupcakes.

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

My girls love beauty products, color, glitter and surprises! These mystery DIY dispensers from Vendees are a very fun activity for girls to easily make their own bath and beauty products.

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Some of the best homeschool activities are fun, creative and educational. Playing word family dominoes is a great activity to reinforce phonics concepts. After all, many words sound the same but look different, and many words look the same but sound different! I created this word family phonics game out of cardboard and scrapbook paper. You can easily make your own set of game pieces and even customize them with words for your child’s learning level.
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Our Coronavirus Chronicles & Fun Stuff to Do at Home

Our Coronavirus Chronicles & Fun Stuff to Do at Home

This spring has been an interesting experience for our family because of COVID-19. Don’t miss our weekly Coronavirus Chronicles videos to see what we’ve been up to while social distancing.

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.

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!

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Cleaning up after a busy family can feel like an uphill battle. It’s helpful to use a cleaning schedule and effective eco-friendly cleaning products. Here are some of my top tips for weekly house cleaning!

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

New from American Girl, parents can surprise their girls this Christmas with a customized gift box experience! This set comes beautifully packed with a doll plus a variety of themed outfits and accessories. You can choose from a historical gift box set or some of American Girl’s Truly Me sets. I was invited to design an American Girl gift box for my own daughter. I’m excited to show you the details of this gift box set with our unboxing and review of the doll, outfits and accessories we received.

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Gorgeous DIY Flower Vases from Cans & Jars

Gorgeous DIY Flower Vases from Cans & Jars

Did you know that recycled cans and jars make great flower vases? Next time you are emptying a tin can or glass jar from your cupboard, don’t throw it away! Wash it out and use it to display some pretty blooms!