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Oil Pastel Art: Warm Sun and Cool Water

Coloring on black paper with oil pastels is an all-time favorite art activity in our house. If you don’t have oil pastels on hand, I highly recommend you pick up a box or two and then try this warm sun… Continue Reading →

15 All-In-One Dinner Ideas

We all know how busy weeknights can get! Some nights you just don’t have time to wash more than one pot. That’s where these deliciously simple all-in-one dinner ideas come in handy. They are a one pot meal your family will… Continue Reading →

Shooting Star Wishes Kids Craft

My daughters have been loving the Star Darling book series, and it inspired a new craft from my 10 year old Lucy. She thought it would be fun to come up with our own wishes and shoot them into the… Continue Reading →

Pretend Play Cardboard Camera

My little guy is two-and-a-half and really getting interested in pretend play. It’s one of my favorite stages! He loves to play grocery store, airplane trip, and rock the baby. He sees me taking lots of photos, so, of course, he… Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day Treat Bags

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Mother’s Day Movie red carpet Seattle premiere. I brought my friend Kelly with me to the event and movie showing, it was a total blast. The movie was darling, spot on for moms…. Continue Reading →

Creative Kids Cooking Challenge

For kids, helping in the kitchen builds confidence and encourages independence, plus it’s a valuable contribution to the family. Not only do I want my kids to learn cooking and safety skills, I want them to enjoy creating and experimenting… Continue Reading →

Footprint Mermaid Keepsake Idea

Hi friends!!! We are dreaming of beautiful clear blue water and hot summer weather today! Not only is this Footprint Mermaid Keepsake Idea super easy and extra adorable – but it also makes for a great keepsake to send to… Continue Reading →

Paris Inspired Bedroom Banner

Paris is in the air with this darling airbrushed bedroom banner! My girls are getting older, so it’s been fun to find a decoration idea they can both agree on, as they share their room. They are both happy with the… Continue Reading →

“Bee Well Soon” Gift Bags

Spring is in the air, and boy, am I feeling it! As much as I love the warmer weather and pretty flowers, we’ve had some dry and irritated throats with the changing season. I’m sure I’m not alone, so I thought… Continue Reading →

Make Recycled Chunky Crayons + Video

We’re turning our old broken crayons into something fun and new with these Recycled Chunky Crayons. Watch our video below to see just how easy it is! Make Recycled Chunky Crayons We’re sharing a step-by-step video tutorial for instructions with making these… Continue Reading →

Tween DIY Fashion: Airbrushed Tank Tops

My daughters are 11 and 13, and one of the things I love watching as they grow is how their personal style changes and evolves. They both love putting together fun outfits and playing with different colors and patterns. We… Continue Reading →

Cream Cheese & Mango Salsa RITZwich Snacks

With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I’m featuring a party recipe for “stacking it up” salsa style. I’ll be bringing a plateful of these delicious snacks to my neighborhood holiday get together on May 5th! I’m partnering with Safeway and RITZ… Continue Reading →

Tub Time Boat Float Craft + Video

This post is sponsored by LYSOL. All opinions and thoughts are my own. For more tips, advice and helpful information, sign up for their newsletter now! We’re getting crafty in the bathroom with a tub time craft! These floating boats are super easy… Continue Reading →

Banana Measuring Graph Activity

I’ve been a Curious George fan for as long as I can remember. My kids have grown up with him as well. I’m thrilled we can now watch all 9 seasons of Curious George, now streaming only on Hulu, reliving each adventure… Continue Reading →

Painting Swirly Flowers

I love to experiment with paints, right alongside my daughters, but I am definitely an amateur. These swirly flower paintings are as simple as can be, but with frame-worthy results. We can’t stop making them! I think you and your… Continue Reading →

Earth Day Green Smoothies

To celebrate Earth Day this month, our family is trying our best to make better choices for what we put in our grocery cart to help us eat healthier. Along with that, we also want to understand where our food comes from to help our… Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas

Many of the first things my girls learned to cook are things made on a flat griddle pan – from pancakes to french toast, grilled cheese to quesadillas. A little flipping practice with mom and they are set to make… Continue Reading →

Fall in Love with Simple Parent Hacks

This is one of those books you didn’t know you needed! My good friend Asha Dornfest of the blog Parent Hacks has turned her amazing parent hacks into a book. I mean even the first hack on the cover is… Continue Reading →

Recycled CD Snail Kid Craft

Although I’m not a big fan of snails {or any outdoor critter} today’s Recycled CD Snail Kid Craft idea is ALWAYS welcome in my home. With just simple supplies like colorful tissue paper, glue and an old CD you probably already… Continue Reading →

6 Spring Caterpillar Kids Crafts

Spring is here and the bugs are out! We’ve actually seen a few caterpillars in our backyard crawling around. To help celebrate spring, I’ve gathered 6 super cute caterpillar crafts to make with kids! 6 Spring Caterpillar Kids Crafts 1. Cotton… Continue Reading →

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