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Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Countdown

Every year our kids think they want to stay up until midnight to celebrate New Years, but it just never happens. They get tired and cranky around 9-10 at night, making it a real chore to try to stay up. So I… Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays from Seattle

When we first moved to Seattle 4 years ago, I had the idea to put together a holiday card with umbrellas, cuz you know… Seattle (psst, it rains in Seattle ;) Now finally this fun and silly idea has come… Continue Reading →

DIY Electro Dough Kit for Tons of Fun

It’s time to get a little goofy with dough, all while learning about technology! The DIY Electro Dough Kit comes with everything you need to get creative – you just need the dough. You can make your own with our 3 ingredient… Continue Reading →

DIY Felt Nutcracker Ornaments

Don’t you just love The Nutcracker? It’s a must watch during the holiday season. We’re creating a few new holiday traditions as we watch George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker movie and craft felt ornaments to celebrate! I’m partnering with Fox Home Entertainment to… Continue Reading →

Holiday Peppermint Muddy Buddies

With the holidays upon us, we’re gearing up for the season of gift giving! Not only do we love to gift our family, friends and neighbors, we also want to celebrate and thank our school teachers. I’m sharing a yummy recipe for… Continue Reading →

Candy Cane Cookie Buttons

It’s that time to prep for holiday parties, mixing up some sweet treats to share. So I’m baking up a plate full of these cute little candy cane cookie buttons! They are just the cookie dessert to bring to a get… Continue Reading →

Circle With Disney for Family Screen Time

I’m so excited to share the perfect gift for every family this holiday season… Circle with Disney! The Circle is a smart device and app that allows you to set filters for EACH DEVICE in your home, give your kids… Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Dip

We’re getting ready for a day of Thanksgiving and I’ve just discovered the recipe for Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Dip. It will be a perfect addition to our turkey day table! I’m partnering with Chobani for today’s pumpkin recipe. They are sharing… Continue Reading →

Baked Brie Baguettes with Tomato and Basil

I’m always on the lookout for quick bite-sized snacks to share with the family or for a holiday party. These brie baguettes are just the right size to share for an upcoming White Elephant party I’m hosting next month! I’m… Continue Reading →

Inspire a Lifelong Love of Reading

Reading is such an important activity to do with babies, toddlers, and school age children! No matter what age a child is, their life should be surrounded by books, books, and more books. So many things can be learned, shared,… Continue Reading →

Washi Tape Crafts Book Review

If you ask me, there are never enough things you can do with washi tape. This book by Amy Anderson of Washi Tape Crafts is just what you need to make more amazing crafts. I love her new book Washi Tape… Continue Reading →

Creating a Family Cheese Board

Our family has recently become a cheese family. Over the last few months, we’ve been having so much fun tasting and trying new cheeses. It all started with the movie The Boxtrolls. Have you seen it? It’s such a fun flick. There’s… Continue Reading →

Circle Crochet Holiday Garland

The season of crochet is upon us! There’s something about colder weather that brings out the yarn and hook and I start to crochet up a storm. I’m also starting to think about holiday decor, especially for the December season…. Continue Reading →

Making Shadow Puppets with Green Kid Crafts

You know I love me some kids crafts, right?! Especially when they get delivered right to my door!! In comes Green Kid Crafts. It’s the perfect way to get everything you need to make fabulously fun kids crafts. I love… Continue Reading →

10 Tips for Family-Friendly Disneyland Travel

Last month I had the chance to fly with Alaska Airlines to vacation with my darling daughter to Disneyland! I can’t tell you how fun it was to go on a trip with just one child and have that special… Continue Reading →

Reinvent Snacking & Make it Fun

A few weeks back I was invited to attend an event with The Laughing Cow® here in Seattle all about how to reinvent snacking. Instead of the same old, same old snacks we’re giving our families, they shared lots of great ways to… Continue Reading →

How to Raise Rockstar Readers

If you’re a parent with children ready to read, then you’ll LOVE this amazing new book for Raising a Rock-Star Reader, in stores November 10th. This is a parents’ must-have guide for raising a lifelong reader and learner. There are… Continue Reading →

25 DIY Family Halloween Costumes

Looking for a few fun family themed Halloween costumes? Here is just what you’re looking for – 25 DIY Family Halloween Costumes. I’m sharing all these fabulous ideas over at About.com Family Crafts channel. Speaking of cute costumes for kids…… Continue Reading →

Having Fun with Pumpkins and the Peanuts Gang

Visiting a pumpkin patch in the fall is always a must-do this time of year. We love all the activities to be done while at the farm… animals, mazes, and treats. We have a fabulous local pumpkin patch in Washington called… Continue Reading →

Upcycled Glow Stick Bracelets

Guest post by Ana of Babble Dabble Do Every Halloween my kids bring home handfuls of glow stick bracelets from class parties and trick or treating, and every year I face the same dilemma, what do I do with them… Continue Reading →

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