Caramel Apple Trail Mix

by Marie September 5, 2013
Caramel Apple Trail Mix

Guest Post from Lindsay of Life and Kitchen Trail mix is the best. It’s a real life-saver when you’re standing in the middle of your kitchen on a Sunday night thinking about what you can put in your child’s lunch box that is easy to throw together, but good enough that she’ll eat it instead […]

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10 Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

by Amy September 4, 2013
Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

My girls love cooking and doing experiments, so food science experiments are like the best of both worlds for them. It’s amazing how many different experiments you can do with a few simple pantry items and foods from the fridge. I asked my girls to help me round-up some of our favorite kitchen science experiments […]

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DIY: Paper Roll Bracelets

by Caroline Urdaneta September 2, 2013
DIY Paper Roll Bracelets

Last month my kids and I had so much fun making paper roll cuff bracelets that we decided to make some more this weekend! We made all sorts of patterns in the cardboard with a very simple tool: a hole puncher!  These can be painted any color but we chose silver for a metallic look. […]

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After School Snack Place Cards

by Caroline Urdaneta August 28, 2013
place cards after school snack

After school is over, my kids are cranky and tired. It’s the end of the day for me too which means I’m not always at my best either. I’ve found that at this point, nothing quite does the trick to boost moods and energy like a great, healthy snack. Today’s craft is something for the […]

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Make Cupcake Liner Hawaiian Leis

by Marie August 26, 2013
DIY Cupcake Liner Hawaiian Leis

With our Hawaiian birthday party a big hit this last weekend, I’m sharing a few of the fun things we did to celebrate. Each of the guests got to make their own Hawaiian leis to wear during the party. Using cupcake liners made it easy to prep and fun to make. Supplies for Cupcake Liner […]

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DIY: Hula Grass Skirts

by Marie August 23, 2013
DIY Hula Birthday Party Skirt

We’re celebrating my daughter’s birthday this weekend and she chose a Hawaiian theme. Naturally we needed to have few hula grass skirts for the party guests. I’ve come up with a fun DIY option for grass skirts, repurposing plastic tablecloths. They make for a quick and easy skirt that will last as a take-home gift […]

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Colorful Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas

by Marie August 21, 2013
Back 2 School Teacher Gift

It’s that time of year again, back 2 school! Have your kids started school yet? It seems everyone has a different start date. I’m already seeing cute first day of school photos on facebook and instagram. We still have one more week, but we’re ready. I’m ready!! And to help us get excited, especially to meet […]

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Quick and Easy Camper’s Turkey Chili

by Marie August 20, 2013
Campers Turkey Chili

We’re a big camping family. We love the outdoors, sleeping in tents, and cooking up yummy camp food! Planning meals for camping can be a bit tricky, especially with kids. So I like to make it as easy as possible while still eating something really yummy. Chili is the perfect meal for camping and I’ve […]

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Fun and Silly Magnets with Craft Supplies

by Amy August 19, 2013
Fun and silly magnet craft for kids

We’ve been doing some organizing this summer, and my girls got new magnet boards to hang next to their desks. The magnet boards are the perfect place to display lists, photos, mementos, and other kid treasures. We wanted to jazz-up our magnet boards with some fun and unique magnets. A quick look through our craft […]

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4 Easy (and Green) Back to School Tips

by Sabrena August 15, 2013
back to School

Looking for ways to make your Back to School transition a little more Mother Earth friendly? Here are 4 ideas you can make happen at your home: Gettin’ on the Lunchbox-Love Bandwagon. Let’s leave the brown paper sacks to the Fandango Puppets. Think about investing in goods for lunches you can use and reuse: from thermoses […]

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Homemade Fudge Pops

by Kristin August 14, 2013
Fudge Pops makeandtakes.com

The dog days of summer are upon us. With the sun high in the sky and pavement hot, frozen treats and cold lemonade are one of the few things that can help beat the last of the heat. Fudge pops are a cross between popsicles and ice cream. The treat is made by boiling milk […]

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MT Adventures: Long Beach Peninsula

by Marie August 13, 2013
Pacific Northwest Beach Fun

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 spot for a beach weekend. It started with our drive out to the coast from […]

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Painted Paper Popsicles – Create Your Own Flavors!

by Amy August 12, 2013
Painted popsicles art project

Here is a fun watercolor painting invitation you can set-up for your kids – create your own painted paper popsicles! Sometimes, just a simple change of paper shape makes painting even more interesting. My girls loved experimenting with swirls, stripes, dots, and speckles, then creating fun names for all their popsicle “flavors.” Let’s get painting! […]

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In Season: Zucchini and Making Noodles

by Marie August 9, 2013
Zucchini 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 at the M&T Spotlight. These are just what I need to spice up supper! Here […]

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Keeping Things Clean and Fresh in the Bathroom

by Marie August 8, 2013
Cottonelle-Clean-and-Fresh

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. It was so much fun to work with them. See some of the silliness that […]

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Creamy Tropical Smoothie, Sunshine in a Glass

by Amy August 7, 2013
Creamy tropical smoothie for kids

Is it back-to-school time in your house? We’re still trying to hang on to that summer feeling around here for a few more weeks. And, what goes better with summer than a cold, tropical drink? My girls love smoothies, and this delicious and vibrant tropical smoothie is the perfect way to start the day. It […]

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Back to School DIY: Pipe Cleaner Pencil Toppers

by Caroline Urdaneta August 5, 2013
make and takes  pencil toppers made from pipe cleaners

Can you believe that school is almost back in session? I finally bought supplies this week and can I just tell you how hard it was to not spend money on all the adorable apple-shaped erasers and staplers and tape dispensers! So, instead of spending a bunch of money on unessential things, I got inspired […]

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Hosting Another Year of SocialLuxe Lounge

by Marie August 3, 2013
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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 the reasons I love planning, hosting, and partying at the SocialLuxe Lounge! Sponsors: We couldn’t […]

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Hanging Mason Jar DIY Shelf Project

by Marie August 1, 2013
Mason Jar Shelf DIY 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 all kinds of space and get organized! Here are a few other mason jar projects:  […]

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Sticker Storybook Starters

by Marie July 30, 2013
Sticker Story Starter Craft for Kids

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 activity for traveling with kids. We recently used them in our road trip grab bags! […]

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