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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 →

MT Adventures: Long Beach Peninsula

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… Continue Reading →

Raising Safe Swimmers for Family Fun

I started swimming competitively when I was ten years old.  Twenty five years later–after Country Club Meets, swim team in high school and a few triathalons in my history–I can also add more than 10 years teaching swim lessons as… Continue Reading →

Let’s Scream for… Sunscreen?!?!

With a simple Google Search for “Best Sunscreens” I find fashion mag “Allure” saying: “SPF is just one factor in choosing (and wearing) a sunscreen. How a sunblock smells, feels, and works with your makeup determines whether you’ll actually rub… Continue Reading →

Squeezing Out Every Last Ounce of Summer

I have been seeing a lot of my family and friend photos on Instagram and Facebook about their children’s first days of school. Yikes! It seems so soon! Happily, our kids still have 2 weeks left of summer. And I… Continue Reading →

Ideas for Last Minute Summer Projects

We’re down to just 3 weeks of summer at our house, 3 weeks!! Although I know some who are already back to school. But if you’re like me and trying to squeeze in every last ounce of summer fun into… Continue Reading →

Babble Round Up: Olympic Games, Reading, Beach Trips and NYC

Here’s a few things I’ve been up to over at my Babble column, Take it From Marie, as well as the New Home Ec channel where I contribute. Happy Saturday! Summer Olympic Games for Kids: The Olympics are upon us. Time… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Recycled Beach Toys

We needed a few toys to take with us to the beach, so we looked to our recycle bin (a great place to look for crafts for the Summer Camp for Kids). So we brought along a couple of plastic… Continue Reading →

How To Make a Beach Towel Cover Up

If you’re headed to the pool, beach, or even a back yard sprinkler party, this is an easy towel to make that will help cover you up. It could be tailored to any size, this one is for my young… Continue Reading →

A Super Simple Tip for Swimsuits and the Sand

We recently took a trip to Southern California, part 2 of my Summer Bucket List, as we wanted to play to the beach and hit up a few amusement parks that you’ll hear a little bit more about later. On… Continue Reading →

Seashells by the Seashore

We love to collect seashells each time we go to the beach. Unfortunately, on our last trip to the beach, seashells were scarce. It’s the end of summer and all the beach goers must have scooped them up. We were… Continue Reading →

Glitter Sand Pictures

We brought back some sand from our trip to the beach, crafting with it to help us remember our fun vacation. We used this sand like glitter to make sand pictures. They turned out so cute that I’ll be framing… Continue Reading →

Back From the Beach

We’re back from the beach, but still cleaning out sand from our ears. That stuff creeps into everything and we’ll be finding sand in places 6 months from now. We had a great time away getting some much needed r&r…. Continue Reading →

Labor Day Holiday

We’re headed to the beach this weekend, enjoying the Labor Day Holiday. I hope you’re able to enjoy the day as well, even if it means you still have to work. Have a great weekend! I’ll be back in a… Continue Reading →

Hooded Beach Towels

It is that time of year when beach towels are everywhere in my house. We are either at the local pool or in the sprinklers. While regular towels are just fine and serve their purpose, I love Hooded Towels. Before,… Continue Reading →

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