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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

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How to Make Cute Recycled Shoe Box Organizers

How to Make Cute Recycled Shoe Box Organizers

Easily organize your home and be eco-friendly too. Learn how to repurpose a shoe box and cover it with printed paper to create cute recycled shoe box organizers!

Mulan Family Movie Night, Snack Ideas & Activity Pages!

Mulan Family Movie Night, Snack Ideas & Activity Pages!

Host your own family movie night and watch Disney’s live action MULAN, now streaming on all major digital retailers. Don’t forget to pop some popcorn!

Great Things to Do with Kids in Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Great Things to Do with Kids in Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Our family is so blessed to live in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Over the last 7 years, we’ve discovered many amazing things to do with kids in the area. In the summer, we enjoy exploring the town, visiting the lakes and going hiking. In the winter, we get a lot of fluffy snow that’s perfect for sledding and snowshoeing. We also have a picturesque downtown area which is fun to visit for a night out. Here are just some of our favorite things to do with kids in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

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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.

Best Futons to Create a Versatile Living Space

Best Futons to Create a Versatile Living Space

We love finding ways to use our home differently or more effectively. A futon is a great way to transform a room from a living space to a sleep space!

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. Dinner is also possibly the hardest meal to plan for. These simple meal planning tips help us eat well, save money and minimize time in the kitchen. My husband also enjoys cooking, so I often switch off with him when making dinner. I also enjoy serving a family-style assortment of food with sides and salads. But mostly we appreciate turning dinner into regular family time after a busy day.
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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.

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?

My Simple $50 Makeup Routine + Video Demonstration

My Simple $50 Makeup Routine + Video Demonstration

I love finding effective skincare products that I can rely on and keep my morning routine simple. I’m a busy mom of 3 young kids, and I often only have a few minutes to get ready for the day. Over the last few years, I’ve discovered a variety of great makeup products that I regular use. I’m excited to share my top makeup essentials which total close to $50.

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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!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

I love celebrating Valentine’s Day with my kids and family. We make treats, set up a post office and give small gifts. These Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the whole family are inexpensive and fun!

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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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. The experience is magical and colorful and the talented ice skaters are fun and inspiring! Here are a few tips and things to bring to enjoy a memorable time at Disney on Ice.

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 stories and details about a family’s history. It can be very educational to learn about the events that came together to allow a single person to exist. Personally, I already generally knew that my heritage originated in Europe. I submitted a sample of my DNA to ancestry.com, which provided me with a more detailed ethnicity estimate of where my past family members may have lived. A DNA test is a simple place to start on your journey to discover your heritage and learn more about your family tree. Once you know where you are from, you could learn more about that area’s history and even go visit some of the countries.
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