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Baby Boy Gift Ideas for Holidays & Birthdays

Baby Boy Gift Ideas for Holidays & Birthdays

Baby boys can be hard to shop for and equally hard to buy gifts for. Boys like toys that won’t easily break and allow them to play and use their imaginations. Here are some of my baby boy gift ideas (from a boy mom)!

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

Whip up gorgeous holiday accents in minutes with these easy DIY apple candles! All you need is a handful of pretty apples and small tea lights. Apple candles are such a festive addition to your fall decorations!

5 Creative Ways to Use Apples

5 Creative Ways to Use Apples

Are you ready for the holidays? I love holiday shopping and holiday baking. Apples are pretty much a fall baking essential and can even be used for decorating or whipping up delicious snacks! Here are some of my favorite apple-inspired ideas, treats and projects for fall.

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Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Stuck inside? Colder weather or rainy days often create lots of opportunities for creative activities and imaginative play. We love to create a DIY sensory bin, design kid-friendly art, and practice learning new skills through play.

Save Family Memories with Picture Keeper Connect

Save Family Memories with Picture Keeper Connect

I take lots of photos of my kids so important to me to have a way to protect my photos from accidental deletion. Picture Keeper Connect offers a simple way of backing up mobile photos on the go. Enter to win a Picture Keeper Connect 16GB!

Glittery Cloud Dough Party Favors

Glittery Cloud Dough Party Favors

Fall birthday parties can be tough to plan because the weather can deter the kids from going outside and running around. My daughter’s October birthday didn’t stop us from having a fun-filled party with indoor activities that were perfect for toddlers. I whipped up some fun sensory cloud dough and the girls played dress up!

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5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

School doesn’t have to be boring! I find my kids learn faster when they are having fun and doing activities they enjoy. I try to mix up our preschool activities so learning is fun! Here are a few ways my kids learn through play.

Family Fun at New Leaf Nursery Fall Festival

Family Fun at New Leaf Nursery Fall Festival

Today we had lots of fun at the New Leaf Nursery fall festival! This Coeur d’Alene nursery offered plenty of free things to do; a petting zoo, a hay bale maze, rock painting and beautiful fall flowers to view.

Indoor & Outdoor Play for Little Monkeys

Indoor & Outdoor Play for Little Monkeys

A large part of my job as a mom involves keeping my kids entertained with an indoor kids activity. Our family routine includes preschool in the morning and the kids color and write in their phonics workbooks. Other times we have a tea party or play out in the yard. Often my kids want to play on our swing set but it’s rainy or cold outside. A simple indoor kids activity can help my kids burn off energy, explore their creativity, or enjoy sibling playtime inside the house without feeling too confined.

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Easy Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples

Easy Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples

There’s something intriguing about a crisp fall day, when the temperatures get colder and the trees begin to transform into a landscape of color. Fall is a great time to celebrate with fun family activities and tasty treats!

5 Ways to Make the Fall Feel Festive

5 Ways to Make the Fall Feel Festive

We all have our favorite seasons and I love things about all of them. We had a lovely summer this year with some family travel and lots of backyard play, but now I’m ready for fall! Here are some things our family has already done to make the changing of the seasons feel festive and fun!

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

This year I wanted to refresh our flowers after a long summer. Our yard was full of summer blooms this year; wild roses, peonies, honeysuckle, lavender, and rhododendrons. After the colorful summer, I felt like our yard needed a little something extra as we entered the cooler fall weather. Quite a few plants and flowers are ideal for planting in the fall to give your home and lawn a little more color.

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Back To School Supplies & Go-To Snacks

Back To School Supplies & Go-To Snacks

Is your family ready for back to school? Our simple tips can help maximize your back to school budget, make packing lunches easier and get your kids excited about starting school!

Little Prince Infant or Toddler Halloween Costume

Little Prince Infant or Toddler Halloween Costume

If you know basic sewing skills, you can easily make one of these Little Prince costumes yourself! I designed this costume for my little guy’s first Halloween. I hope you feel inspired by my homemade Little Prince costume for a baby or toddler!

Luxurious Spa Day & 3-Free Nail Polish Brands

Luxurious Spa Day & 3-Free Nail Polish Brands

Do your kids love being pampered? Fill an afternoon with spa activities! Your kids will love being included in an afternoon spa day; just mix up some homemade facials and masks, soak your feet, and paint your toes. We love having spa days! My girls could spend all day doing spa activities, choosing nail polish colors, and rubbing on a homemade chocolate mask. I’m excited to share our favorite tips for planning a pampering spa day at home!

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