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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

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Simple Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Simple Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Eating dinner together is a meaningful time for our family to connect and talk about highlights from our day. These simple meal planning tips help us eat well, save money and minimize time in the kitchen.

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.

Lessons from Disney Princesses who Lived with Social Distancing

Lessons from Disney Princesses who Lived with Social Distancing

We all know the fairytale stories. But have you ever thought about what it was like to live as one of the Disney Princesses during their years of “waiting” for their happily-ever-after? Many of these heroines spent years tucked away in a forest, a tower, or a castle. Others lived in a world filled with people who didn’t understand them. Each beloved Disney Princess could likely tell us a thing or two about living in isolation.
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My Simple $50 Makeup Routine + Video Demonstration

My Simple $50 Makeup Routine + Video Demonstration

As a busy mom, I keep my daily makeup routine simple and economical, without skimping on the mascara. I wear makeup mostly every day and I keep my stash stocked up for close to $50. See my top makeup essentials!

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!

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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Experience Holiday Magic with Spokane Symphony & The Nutcracker

Experience Holiday Magic with Spokane Symphony & The Nutcracker

Experience some holiday magic and enjoy a family night out at The Nutcracker in Spokane, Washington! The Spokane Symphony presents The Nutcracker at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, with the Santa Barbara-based State Street Ballet. December 5 – 8 only!

How to Save Money at Walmart on Black Friday

How to Save Money at Walmart on Black Friday

Looking for Black Friday deals this year? At Walmart, you can stock up on family essentials and easily finish up your holiday gift list. Here are some ideas and tips for efficiently shopping on Black Friday for things you need.

Tips & Things to Bring to a Disney on Ice Show

Tips & Things to Bring to a Disney on Ice Show

Disney on Ice is a great show for families with kids. We’ve experienced the performance twice now and our kids ages 7, 5 and 3 have loved it. The show is magical and colorful and the very talented ice skaters are fun and inspiring! This year we attended Disney on Ice Mickey’s Search Party, as well as Storytime with Belle before the show. Our kids dressed up and enjoyed every minute of our family night out! Here are a few tips and things to bring to enjoy a memorable time at Disney on Ice.

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Trace Your DNA to Learn Where Your Story Started

Trace Your DNA to Learn Where Your Story Started

Everyone has a story. You may know a lot or a little about where your story started. Grandparents and relatives can be a great source of family history. We used a DNA test to discover more about our family tree and where our ancestors may have lived. See the highlights of what we learned!

How To Use Technology to Encourage Family Time

How To Use Technology to Encourage Family Time

Whether we are at home or on a family RV trip, chances are we’re using a good deal of technology everywhere we go. New Duracell Optimum batteries are a great solution to power your electronics and keep the adventures going.

Get Tavour Craft Beer Shipped to Your Door

Get Tavour Craft Beer Shipped to Your Door

A refreshing beverage is often just the thing on a hot summer day. If you enjoy craft beer, it can be fun to try new flavors! A “beer crate” that’s filled with premium craft beer is an easy way to discover new favorite brews and best of all, you can have it shipped to your door. We tried the Tavour Craft Beer Club and discovered some great benefits of using this beverage service app.
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Summer Essentials – 2019 Top Product Family Awards!

Summer Essentials – 2019 Top Product Family Awards!

Our Top Product Family Awards celebrate innovative products that enrich family life. These summer essentials include family games, natural sun protection, helpful hygiene basics, unique kids toys and innovative household add-ons.

How to Choose an Accent Wall Paint Color + Painting Tips

How to Choose an Accent Wall Paint Color + Painting Tips

Small home renovation projects are a great way to update the style of your home. One of the easiest ways you can refresh a living space is by painting an accent wall. Learn how to choose the best paint color + some essential painting tips.

5 Ways to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

5 Ways to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

I love the month of May. The weather gets warmer, the days become longer and soon enough the temperature no longer freezes at night. We enjoy planting vegetables and cutting flowers in our garden. I also plant some herbs and colorful annuals in our planters. Here are 5 ways you can get your yard ready for spring.
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