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2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

I love giving my kids meaningful gifts. Here are some of my top kids gift ideas that inspire kids to create, pretend, build and learn.

5 Great Skincare Products for Every Coffee Lover

5 Great Skincare Products for Every Coffee Lover

If you’re like me, you love the rich flavor of coffee beans, fragrant aromas and caffeine’s natural boost of energy. Coffee is also a great antioxidant. Here are five great skincare products for every coffee lover.

Delicious Key Lime Tarts | Easy Recipe

Delicious Key Lime Tarts | Easy Recipe

These key lime tarts are very pretty and just the perfect amount of tartness! I especially enjoy making treats for a party. My daughter and I made these tarts for a casual afternoon tea party. To make key lime tarts, I mixed up a batch of rich tart pastry. I filled the pastry shells with simple key lime pie filling. This baking project was both easy and delicious!

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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 casual family fun both indoors and outdoors! Here are some of the games and activities our family has enjoyed in the summer.

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. They love baking, sampling sweet treats, and of course, watching baking show competitions. Kiera and Sylvie were very eager to do their own baking challenge! Each child received baking supplies, a simple recipe and 60 minutes (baking time not included) to make a batch of six cupcakes.
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Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Play this interactive word family dominoes game to make reading fun and reinforce phonics sounds. Kids will love matching up rhyming words and learning through play!

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

Our family loves the flexibility of homeschooling, as well as the opportunities to make learning creative and fun. Having our kids at home all day is certainly challenging, but it’s a lifestyle that I find ways to easily manage and enjoy. Many homeschool parents come up with schedules and routines that work for their families. Here are some ways I keep our family’s school schedule consistent and engaging!

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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!

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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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!