Tag: family fun

Colorful DIY Sensory Glitter Slime – No Borax

Colorful DIY Sensory Glitter Slime – No Borax

Easily make DIY sensory glitter slime using a few simple ingredients. Kids will love choosing their favorite colors and mixing in glitter, rhinestones or beads!

3 Static Electricity Tricks You Can Do With Your Kids

3 Static Electricity Tricks You Can Do With Your Kids

The best way to learn about science is by performing your own experiments, but not every family has a full science lab in their garage. These static electricity activities are fun to incorporate into homeschool or do as an after school activity.

Spring Break & Easter Family Fun

Spring Break & Easter Family Fun

Happy spring! This last week was a busy one; we were getting ready for Easter and it was Spring Break so we had several friends over to play. It is a lot of fun to do educational activities with friends and find ways to make a holiday special. Here are some of the highlights from our week of creative spring-inspired kids’ projects.

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Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

This weekend we participated in our local Hayden Library craft fair and we made some glittery paper crafts to “sell” to other kids. Each kid who came received tickets they could use to buy crafts.

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

My kids love color, glitter and playdough so we combined all three and made rainbow unicorn playdough! This easy salt dough recipe is easy to make and fun to play with.

Yummy Treats With Strawberries

Yummy Treats With Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious treat you can often find in some form year round. We enjoy fresh strawberries in the summer and we’ve even gone strawberry picking as a fun family activity! In off-season months I buy a bag of frozen strawberries to put in smoothies or cut up as a yummy snack. Here are a few tasty treats and ideas to show off your love for strawberries.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Family Fun Center in Tukwila, WA

Family Fun Center in Tukwila, WA

We recently visited the Seattle area in Washington state and we stayed near Tukwila’s Family Fun Center. This pacific northwest family travel destination has bowling, rides, bumper cars, go karts and more; something for all ages!

Great Family Hotel in Tukwila, WA with Breakfast & Pool

Great Family Hotel in Tukwila, WA with Breakfast & Pool

Our cold weather travels took us to the Seattle area for a few days. We stayed at the Comfort Suites hotel in Tukwila, WA which ended up being a great choice for our family because of the pool, hot breakfast and more!

Seattle Museum of Flight Family Visit

Seattle Museum of Flight Family Visit

Rainy days are perfect for going to a museum and learning about history. Our recent trip to Washington took us to the Seattle Museum of Flight where we learned about the history of aviation and saw lots of airplanes. My kids enjoyed sitting in fighter jet cockpits and wandering through the spacious airplane exhibits. I enjoyed learning about some of the details of World War I and World War II and looking at historical photographs. A family could easily spend an entire day at the Seattle Museum of Flight, get lunch at the cafe and watch one of the IMAX presentations. The Museum of Flight is a great Pacific Northwest family trip destination.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Great Stuff for Guys for Any Special Occasion

Great Stuff for Guys for Any Special Occasion

Looking for a gift for a special guy in your life? It can be helpful to not overthink gift giving. Guys like food, useful tools and cool gadgets. Here are some gift ideas that many guys will enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Inspired Activities, Crafts & Snacks

Valentine’s Day Inspired Activities, Crafts & Snacks

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with the people you love! These creative Valentine’s Day kids’ projects, sensory activities and yummy snacks are some fun ways to make the holiday memorable for your family.

Teach Kids to Have Happy Hearts with Simple Jobs

Teach Kids to Have Happy Hearts with Simple Jobs

How would you like to see yourself and your kids grow this year? Personally, I’d like to practice more patience with my kids and contentment within mommy life. I’d like to see my kids grow in cheerful obedience, respect and kindness. Each day in our home offers opportunities for me and my kids to grow. I’ve found it’s easier for my kids to stay on task and be respectful if they know what their job is throughout the day. I start our day by explaining everyone’s jobs. My job is to take care of the kids and my kids’ job is to listen and obey. Defining jobs goes a long way towards enjoying a productive day with young children.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Cozy Year-Round Family Basics & Organizing Tips

Cozy Year-Round Family Basics & Organizing Tips

Are you ready for a new year? After the holidays, I often work on getting my house in order. It’s also fun to stock up on stylish essentials such as buying colorful socks! Here are some of my family’s go-to basics that are helpful year round!

DIY Painted Canvas Growth Chart

DIY Painted Canvas Growth Chart

Make your own kid-friendly growth chart with painter’s drop cloth customized with a cute design. Growth charts are an easy way to cherish the toddler years and you can add to it for years to come!

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

Little boys are full of energy and are eager for the chance to explore and go on adventures. My 2-year-old boy loves going outside and learning new life skills, all the while running and climbing.Β  A little boy with all this energy benefits from some toys and activities that live up to the excitement in a little boy’s life.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.