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Gift Ideas for Mom – Mother’s Day 2021

Gift Ideas for Mom – Mother’s Day 2021

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 9th! Celebrate the mom in your life with a special breakfast, favorite coffee drink, bunch of fresh flowers or a few pampering gifts. Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas that many women will love! Katie WallaceHi, I’m […]

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.

Mulan Family Movie Night, Snack Ideas & Activity Pages!

Mulan Family Movie Night, Snack Ideas & Activity Pages!

My kids have been looking forward to seeing the live action Mulan. Between our end-of-summer camping trips and the start of school, we haven’t had a chance to have a family Mulan movie night, until now. My kids think it’s extra special when Andy and I watch a movie with them. We finally all sat down to watch Disney’s NEW live action MULAN movie, in celebration of my daughter Sylvie’s birthday!
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Great Family Activities in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Great Family Activities in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Beautiful parks, fun playgrounds for kids and easy hiking trails are just a few of our favorite family activities in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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

Our home is our castle, and it’s also our space to serve people, design and create! Our family loves hosting and finding ways to utilize our space differently or more effectively. It’s easy to create a versatile living space in any room by adding a futon. The Futon Shop offers many futon styles and mattress materials that are good quality for Organic toxic-free sleep!
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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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