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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

My daughters had a hard time narrowing it down, but they chose these cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins as their favorite homemade muffin. Pretty high praise from some serious muffin-connoisseurs! These muffins are soft and just sweet enough, with a taste… Continue Reading →

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 →

Christmas Picture Puzzles – Interactive PDF

Do you like riddles and picture puzzles? Here is a little something to do while you’re snuggled by the fire waiting for those chestnuts to roast. This Christmas Picture Puzzle pdf is meant to be viewed on your screen: computer, tablet, or… 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 →

2016 Word Art Printable for Kids

In keeping with our annual family tradition, my girls and I have been spending some time jotting down wishes and plans for the new year. This year, we are recording our ideas on a 2016 printable that we can fill… Continue Reading →

24 Creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas

It’s that time of year again! Time to get out your Elf on the Shelf and start the tradition. If you’re running out of ideas with where and how to place the Elf each day, I’ve rounded up 24 super… Continue Reading →

Hallelujah Gold Foil Art

Add this beautiful, decorative art piece to your Christmas collection. Download the hallelujah printable. You can print on normal paper. Most at home printers are now inkjet and this project requires toner so the gold foil will stick. You will have to… 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 →

Candy Cane Alphabet Activity

I love coming up with simple and fun learning activities to do with my kids at home. Making learning fun has always been important to me. My second child is in preschool this year. He is learning letter recognition in class…. Continue Reading →

Make a Gratitude Jar for Thanksgiving

3 years ago we started filling up a gratitude jar. I fell in love with the idea of teaching kids to be grateful and at the same time I found it a great reminder to myself to be thankful for… Continue Reading →

School Pictures Scrapbook Page Printable

School pictures just came home this week with my girls. And they’re adorable. Even if my kindergartner still has wet hair in her picture. We left the house in a hurry that morning. How could I have known the kindergartners… 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 →

Magnetic Felt Frames with Photo Pockets

We love making homemade gifts, but don’t always have the time for elaborate crafts as Christmas approaches. However, these magnetic felt frames with photo pockets are quick to make and oh, so cute! The color possibilities are endless, and there… 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 →

Poppy Flower Craft

In honor of Remembrance Day I wanted to come up with an easy poppy flower craft to try with the kids. The poppy flower is a flower connected to remembrance.This craft can also be used for Veterans Day. Both holidays are… Continue Reading →

Tissue Paper Tree Ornament

I love making homemade ornaments, as you can probably tell by the number of Christmas decoration projects on my page. Adorn your Christmas tree with beautiful handmade ornaments made by you and your loved ones. Hang our easy-to-make tissue paper… Continue Reading →

Pop-up Autumn Leaf Place Cards

My kids have been making holiday meal place cards since they were tiny. It’s such a fun and creative way for them to contribute to a special meal. We’ve been brainstorming place card ideas for Thanksgiving, and these pop-up autumn… 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 →

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