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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 it’s the perfect time to plant flowers, vegetables and herbs. Here are 5 ways you can get your yard ready for spring.

Fabulous Night of Music Celtic Woman Ancient Land Performance

Fabulous Night of Music Celtic Woman Ancient Land Performance

We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary with a night out at the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land Performance. This magical night of music was hosted at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in Spokane, Washington. The show was truly inspiring!

Creative and Stylish Gifts for Her

Creative and Stylish Gifts for Her

Gift giving can be tough when you are looking for the perfect gift for the lady in your life. For me, often the best gift is quality time with my family. However, I do love a fresh bunch of flowers or a surprise latte. Other great gifts for women include delicious treats, rich coffee and tea blends, colorful art supplies and pretty dresses. These creative and stylish gifts for her include a range of affordable ideas perfect for celebrating birthdays and special occasions.
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Celtic Woman Ancient Land Tour

Celtic Woman Ancient Land Tour

If you enjoy live musical performances, you won’t want to miss the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land tour coming to Seattle and Spokane WA in May. Ancient Land is the next chapter of CELTIC WOMAN’S extraordinary musical journey, bringing to life centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song.

5 Awesome Family Day Activities for All Ages

5 Awesome Family Day Activities for All Ages

One of the best ways to make family memories is to spend some good old fashioned time together. These 5 family day activities are great ways to connect with your kids and encourage some new family hobbies!

“Go Blue” to Support Autism Awareness Month

“Go Blue” to Support Autism Awareness Month

Did you know that April is World Autism Month? If you don’t personally have a child with autism, chances are you know a family who does. Many families encounter the challenge of caring for a child with autism. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, “Every person with autism is different. All will have problems with communication and social skills but not in the same way. Autism is a spectrum disorder because it can cause mild problems, severe problems, or something in between.”

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Why You Should Take a Break and Drink Tea

Why You Should Take a Break and Drink Tea

Everyone’s day is busy. The minutes get filled up with things and the end of the day is often near before you’ve even caught your breath. I like to take a break during my day with a cup of tea. Here are a few reasons why drinking tea is a wonderfully healthy habit.

Kids Love Fun Cereal? Enjoy a Balanced Breakfast

Kids Love Fun Cereal? Enjoy a Balanced Breakfast

Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. My kids love eating the cereal that comes in colorful boxes and interesting flavors. Kids can enjoy cereal alongside fresh fruit, yogurt and toast for a well-balanced breakfast.

15 Fun Family Activities in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

15 Fun Family Activities in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is a great place to live and raise kids. This beautiful Pacific Northwest area is also a memorable destination to visit on a family vacation. Our family has lived in CDA for more than 5 years and we’ve made lots of fun memories. Families can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to easily fill up any weekend. These 15 family activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho promise fun and adventure for the whole family!
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What Does the Fox Say? Treats, Crafts and Fashion

What Does the Fox Say? Treats, Crafts and Fashion

The fox has become a popular theme for decorating, party planning and fashion. The “what does the fox say” song is just one of the influences that may have helped inspire these fox crafts, adorable cookies and trendy gift ideas!

The Best Sugar Cookie Icing & Decorating Tips

The Best Sugar Cookie Icing & Decorating Tips

Easily create colorful sugar cookies in shape or color! Sugar cookie icing is easy to make with a few ingredients. Learn a super efficient method for creating cookie icing designs, without using hard-to-clean pastry bags.

Valentine’s Day Gift List That Everyone Will Love

Valentine’s Day Gift List That Everyone Will Love

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast! This traditionally romantic holiday doesn’t have to be all about hearts and love. You can celebrate friendships, family and fun! In our home, our kids definitely get the most excited about Valentine’s Day. Here are some V-Day inspired gift ideas for the whole family. Our gift list includes something for everyone; affordable toys, stylish accessories and delicious treats.

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Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Moms

Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Moms

Birthdays are the perfect excuse to celebrate mom! Celebrating mom’s birthday is a wonderful occasion to pick out one of these gift ideas for moms to show how much you love her!

5 Reasons to Order Holiday Cards

5 Reasons to Order Holiday Cards

The holidays are a special time of year to connect with family and friends. Our family usually sends out a holiday photo card and we love displaying all the cards we receive. Here are 5 reasons why it’s valuable to order annual Christmas cards.

Perks of Giving Experiences Instead of Things

Perks of Giving Experiences Instead of Things

You know the routine, kids get new toys for the holidays, play with their toys for a few weeks and quickly move on to the next thing. Christmas gifts can easily end up in next summer’s garage sale. Our family has learned that family adventures can be a great holiday gift idea! It’s also fun to enjoy a change of scene during the colder months of winter. Great Wolf Lodge offers a memorable family getaway at their Snowland Extravaganza, packed with family fun and winter festivities from November 24 to January 4!
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