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MT Adventures: Long Beach Peninsula

The quaint little town of Long Beach in Washington has become one of our family’s favorites to vacation since moving to the Northwest. It’s super close for us to travel, just under 4 hours from Seattle, making it the perfect… Continue Reading →

In Season: Zucchini and Making Noodles

The zucchini plant in our garden never disappoints. So of course we are looking for more and more ways to cook, prepare and eat this lovely veggie! I’m definitely going to make these Zucchini Noodles from Everyday Maven found over… Continue Reading →

Keeping Things Clean and Fresh in the Bathroom

You might think I’m talking about your actual bathroom. But today, it’s about you… keeping YOU clean and fresh in the bathroom! I just posted about how Cottonelle was the title sponsor for the big fun party I host SocialLuxe Lounge…. Continue Reading →

Hosting Another Year of SocialLuxe Lounge

Last week I wrapped up another fun and fabulous SocialLuxe Lounge in the heart of Chicago! Here I am again with my two lovely partners, Allison and Jane, posing in my signature move… Jazz Hands! Here are just a few of… Continue Reading →

Hanging Mason Jar DIY Shelf Project

My house could use a once over in the organizing department. That’s why this fabulous project for Hanging Glass Jar Shelves from Hilda Blue caught my eye over at the MT Spotlight. This is a perfect way to use up… Continue Reading →

Sticker Storybook Starters

We are big fans of stickers. But sometimes they are over and done with too quickly. So we’re making Sticker Storybook Starters to get creative and help them last a little longer. These little story book starters are a perfect… Continue Reading →

Eric Carle Caterpillar Clothespin Craft

You already know caterpillars are super cool creatures. Well, I spotted this over at the MT Spotlight by Evelyn of The Bottomsup Blog! She’s created this darling caterpillar clothespin to craft and celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The kids… Continue Reading →

How to Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long

I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at the Reading Rainbow blog, yes, that Reading Rainbow! Did you grow up watching LeVar Burton on PBS showcasing all kinds of new and exciting books to read? I loved it. I had the… Continue Reading →

PBS Crafts for Kids Video Series with Salsa Pie

We love our MT contributor Caroline of Salsa Pie, don’t we?! She’s always coming up with fabulously creative ideas for home and family here at Make and Takes. And over at her darling blog… check her out! Caroline has just… Continue Reading →

Keeping Kids Engaged on Long Road Trips

We’ve been road trippin’! I mentioned back a bit ago that we were headed on a road trip to see our cousins who live 12 hours away. Well, we made it to our destination and our Road Trip Grab Bags… Continue Reading →

Glam Up Plastic Animals for Cool Decor

Yes, I’m loving the plastic animal re-fashion craze! There are so many creative ways to upcycle these fun and fabulous plastic animals. A super cheap and easy way to decorate. I love this Gold Coated Horse from Suburble I came… Continue Reading →

Staying Active All Summer with Eat Blog Run

As some of you may know, I also have a healthy-lifestyle blog called, Eat Blog Run. I have the opportunity of managing it with these 2 lovely people: Heather of Rookie Moms and Christine of Boston Mamas. Here we are… Continue Reading →

Road Trip Grab Bags for Traveling with Kids

We’re planning a big lonnnnnng road trip with the kids to go visit some of our cousins. As we’re excited to see family, I tend to dread the car drive to get there. But this year, partnered with the Post-it… Continue Reading →

Family Parties at Cowabunga Bay + Giveaway

We recently traveled to Utah and had to make a stop at the ever fabulous Cowabunga Bay. It’s my kids’ favorite. It’s right off the freeway, so if you’ve ever traveled just south of Salt Lake City, I’m sure your… Continue Reading →

4 Ways to Stay Connected With Your Kids

I recently went to an advanced screening of the movie The Way, Way Back and I loved it! It’s a coming of age story I completely related to as I was definitely an awkward teen once! And how can you not love… Continue Reading →

Avocado and Eggplant Sammy – Looks Yum!

What is it about warm weather that makes me feel like a sandwich? Especially a light and healthy looking one like this eggplant and avocado combo from Food Fanatic I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Looks yum,… Continue Reading →

Sizzlin’ Summer Giveaways, Hooray!

Our summer is already off to a sizzlin’ start! And we’ve got a few fun items to giveaway, helping keep your summer hot to trot! See below for details and giveaway entries. Good luck and Happy Summer! Toshiba Laptop from… Continue Reading →

Creating a Family Home Office + Giveaway

We’ve recently moved into a darling cozy little house. But with this darling cozy little house, we’ve had to get creative with our storage, finding space for everything. We had this nook next to the kitchen and decided to turn it… Continue Reading →

12 Simple Activities for Traveling with Kids

We are well into the summer season and with it comes travel. My kids are out of school and it’s time to take a few trips. Whether it’s a road trip, by car or by plane, you might need a… Continue Reading →

9 Last Minute Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

What better gift for dad than something homemade from the heart. Kids will love to craft up a silly snake tie, a monster bookmark, or even some family fridge magnets! Here are 9 fabulous Father’s Day crafts to make this… Continue Reading →

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