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Sticky Note Window Pictures

Whether you need an activity to keep the kids busy indoors or you’re traveling on a family road trip, these Sticky Note Window Pictures are a hit! They can be easily created using any window and make for some fun and… Continue Reading →

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable

With summer upon us, it’s time for family road trips! Whether you’re visiting family or friends, maybe Mickey and Goofy or just headed to the beach, I’ve got a fantastic Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable for the kids! Once again… Continue Reading →

What to Pack for a Day at the Beach

Oh, the beach. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Do you feel the same? My husband and I recently spent a week at the beach in Hawaii, Maui to be exact, taking a second honeymoon. So very relaxing… Continue Reading →

25 Chapter Books for Summer Reading

I have taken some of my favorite books and put them into this list for summer. Some of them are magic, some are adventure, all of them are books you will have fun with in the sun. These books are appropriate… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Celebrate Our Favorite Books

We’re big readers at our house, books seem to be coming out of our ears! Have you seen Matt’s book reviews yet? We’re having fun posting those, with more to come. As we finish a book, it’s fun to keep the… Continue Reading →

Decorate a Mason Jar Bank

Over the years we’ve tried our best to teach our children about money, the good and the bad. Saving money is something we really try to help instill in our kids. To keep the momentum with our kids and saving, I’m… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Origami Yoda Series

May the 4th be with you. Coming up on May 4th is a great Star Wars holiday, so I’m going to give you guys a great Star Wars book. This month I’m reviewing the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger. These books… Continue Reading →

Introducing DOOZERS for Kids on Hulu + Giveaway

We’re all about DIY at our house, so I’m thrilled to announce a brand new animated show for kids all about building, designing, and creating… DOOZERS! This is the first Hulu Original for kids! The CGI animated preschool series comes from The… Continue Reading →

TED Talks: How to Use One Paper Towel

In honor of earth day this month, I thought it appropriate to share one of our family’s favorite TED talk videos: How to use one paper towel. The concept and talk comes from Joe Smith, a man on a mission… Continue Reading →

22 Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle for Earth Day

Earth Day is on it’s way April 22nd. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing 22 ways in which we can help improve our earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Along with the help of Make and Takes “green” contributor Sabrena,… Continue Reading →

Little Love Notes for Lunch

I’ve been realizing lately how fast my kids are growing up. Our life is busy and it’s all flying by too fast, but I’m trying to make every moment count. I know how important it is to make sure my… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The BFG by Roald Dahl

I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my superhero son, Matt. He’s been part of this blog since it’s beginning with kids crafts, and a craft video as well. He’s my little bookworm and I’m happy to have him sharing… Continue Reading →

4 Tips for Family-Friendly Outdoor Winter Fun

Whether you’re off on a winter ski trip or just making snowmen in the backyard, I’ve got a few tips to help make your experience a little easier on everyone. Being a big snow sport family, we’ve learned a trick… Continue Reading →

3 Small Changes for a Big Impact

Whether or not you’ve been a stickler for your Resolutions, have already fallen off the band wagon or are holding out to kick them off in February, I’ve found three little changes that can make a HUGE impact for your… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2013

Is it just me or did 2013 go by too fast?! Maybe it was all the fun we had with DIY during the year. Here are just a few things we whipped up this past year with crafts, food, family… Continue Reading →

Tis’ the Season for Savasana

The hustle and bustle of the season is in full effect! At this time of year, it seems especially odd to think of raising kids in a time when parents worried about children “getting enough stimulation.” With a two year old… Continue Reading →

Pet Friendly Holiday Home Cooking

Got Pets? This month we’re talking about gifts for man’s best friend – that’s right, getting the home a little more eco-friendly for Fido. “Greening your pet is a great idea for him or her, for the planet, and for… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Make Hiking Fun for Kids

Like I’ve mentioned before, we love hiking. We try to get outdoors at least once a month to explore some new part of our pretty Washington State! It’s such a great way to discover new things, have great conversations, and… Continue Reading →

Our Hiking Scavenger Hunt Adventure + Video

We’re all ready to go on our hiking adventure with our scavenger hunt. We packed up the car, printed out our Hiking Scavenger Hunt printable, and headed out for an outdoor adventure. Happily, I’m partnering with Subaru once again as we go out… Continue Reading →

5 Things I’m Thankful For This Holiday Season

I have a lot of things to be thankful for during this Thanksgiving holiday and I’d love to share a few of them with you. 1. My fun little family. A darling mom, and random stranger, took this photo of… Continue Reading →

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