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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 →

Potato Print Turkey Craft

We are so close to Halloween that I have started to think about Thanksgiving! The kids and I like to start crafting early so we can change out our art wall when the next holiday starts. These fun and easy… 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 Family Crafts channel. Speaking of cute costumes for kids…… Continue Reading →

Embroidery Hoop Ghosts for Halloween

Flour sack towels + embroidery hoops + a little hand-stitching = simple and sweet Halloween ghosts! Supplies to make the Embroidery Hoop Ghosts: Embroidery Hoops Embroidery Floss (pink and black or dark gray) Embroider Needles A pencil Sharp Scissors Flour… 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 →

Braided Fabric Friendship Bracelets

The kids and I love finding new books to read at my house. We have old favorites we read over and over but getting a new book is always exciting. The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems and illustrated… Continue Reading →

Shape Scarecrow Drawing Game

Here’s a silly scarecrow drawing game, perfect for a rainy autumn afternoon. In this game, you will create scarecrows using only 6 different shapes. Roll the die, add a shape, repeat – we had lots of laughs as our crazy… Continue Reading →

DIY Tissue Paper Headband

My daughter is turning 7 and has been into an accessory making stage lately. She is making rings, bracelets, necklaces and headbands of course. Next weekend we have a wedding to go to and we wanted to make a headband… Continue Reading →

No-Carve Spider Web Pumpkins

Do you love the idea of decorating pumpkins for Halloween but hate the messy “guts” part? Maybe you are looking for something different from the traditional look? Do you want something that will last WAY beyond the Halloween season {and for… Continue Reading →

Unstoppable Family Geocaching Adventure

Hi, Lucy here! I’m excited to be writing all about our recent family outing. My family and I love to go geocaching. We always love trading trinkets in the geocaching boxes, also the fun of finding them. When Ford gave us… Continue Reading →

Paper Weaving Pumpkins

Simple paper crafts are some of my favorites – I can pull out supplies on a moment’s notice and set-up a low-mess art invitation. These paper weaving pumpkins are an easy fall craft for preschoolers and up, with adorable results…. Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Treats

How about a treat that’s sweet and salty, plus makes your house smell like pumpkin pie? I say, yes please! We devoured a batch of these Pumpkin Spice Pretzels in minutes. Pumpkin pie spices, melted butter, and sugar are tossed… Continue Reading →

Prepping for a Geocaching Adventure with Kids

We’re headed on an unstoppable family adventure and exploring the world of geocaching with help from Ford Explorer. Have you ever been out treasure hunting like this before? I’ve posted about geocaching with my kids before, walking around our neighborhood finding spots…. Continue Reading →

Mummy Bookmarks for Halloween

We love a good Halloween story, and these funny Mummy Craft Stick Bookmarks are just what we need as a spooky story place holder, thanks to Fireflies and Mudpies! Make a whole set of these for your child’s classroom to pass out… Continue Reading →

Coffee Filter Candy Corn Craft

Candy corn is the staple of fall and many trick-or-treat bags every year! Although I’m personally not a big fan of the white, orange & yellow striped sweet treat {ick!} I sure hope you love today’s Coffee Filter Candy Corn Craft! Not only is… Continue Reading →

Fun Paper Plate Witch Halloween Craft

Halloween is just around the corner, so today we thought it would be fun to make a wickedly fun paper plate witch Halloween craft! Cast a spell on your home, both inside and out with this spooky witch decoration. Supplies to… Continue Reading →

Wooded Pumpkin Halloween Decor

It’s time for some Halloween decorating and I have just the craft to make! How darling are these wood sliced pumpkins from Where Imagination Grows?! They are just begging to be crafted and displayed for the upcoming holiday. Head over… Continue Reading →

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