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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!

Creative Gift Ideas for Her

Creative Gift Ideas for Her

Finding the perfect gift for her can be challenging. Here are some gift ideas for her that are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays and any special occasion.

Refresh Kids’ Bedrooms with Color

Refresh Kids’ Bedrooms with Color

I enjoy cleaning up our home each season and freshening up some of our decor. It’s easy to inexpensively brighten up kids’ bedrooms with a few pops of color. I recently refreshed my daughter’s bedroom with new bedding, colorful curtains and a pretty painted accent wall.  Kids will love a new bedroom design and moms will love minimizing the cost of these easy updates!

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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.

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell

One my favorite things about having girls is seeing them enjoy the toys and activities that I loved as a child. American Girl is one of my all-time favorite brands. I loved collecting the American Girl dolls and accessories, making my dolls custom clothing and choosing new outfit sets from the AG catalog. I gave my oldest daughter my Truly Me American Girl doll as soon as she was old enough to take care of her and we’ve grown our collection with several new BeForever Dolls and the WellieWishers Camille and Ashlyn. My girls also enjoy dressing up American Girl’s latest BeForever doll Nanea Mitchell, a Hawaiian girl from 1941.

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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.  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.

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

The holidays are a fun time to try new recipes, make yummy snacks and mix up delicious hot beverages. We’ve partnered with SheSpeaks, Inc and the Simply Orange Juice Company to share some easy holiday ideas you can use at your next party.

Favorite Things that Shimmer and Sparkle

Favorite Things that Shimmer and Sparkle

I love the sparkle of the holidays; cheerful twinkle lights, glittery details on holiday decorations and the shimmer of newly fallen snow. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas and DIY activities that are inspired by a bit of sparkle!

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

I love making our Christmas morning breakfast extra special but I also do not want to be stressed about getting up early or being preoccupied cooking when I could be cuddling my little elves and reading the story of our Saviors’ birth before opening gifts. My mom’s Christmas breakfast casserole is PERFECT for mornings like this. Add some bell peppers or green onions for a pop of flavor and festive color! (more…)

Karen and her husband of 7 years have one active but very sweet toddler boy and a happy baby girl. She loves being mommy, spending quality time with friends and family, traveling and trying new things.

Little Fashionista Favorites & Accessories

Little Fashionista Favorites & Accessories

These trendy fashion picks are fun for a wide range of ages and any girl who loves dressing up and accessorizing. A cute star GabbyBox backpack can be used for school or for kids to tote their toys or accessories around!

How I Trashed My Wedding Dress with Color

How I Trashed My Wedding Dress with Color

I wanted to do a color-inspired Trash the Dress photoshoot to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Here’s how I creatively painted my wedding dress without actually destroying it.

Trash the Dress 10th Wedding Anniversary Photos

Trash the Dress 10th Wedding Anniversary Photos

Our wedding day was colorful, casual and attended by friends and family who knew us best. Just 20 years old, we planned our wedding as best we could right out of college; on a budget with a simple cake and decorations, a lovely dress from a bridal shop liquidation sale, flower bouquets I made myself, and my hairstyle, makeup and photos done by friends. Our wedding was perfect for our stage in life —  and even more importantly, initiated our marriage which we’ve enjoyed for almost 10 years. In May 2018 we will celebrate our 10th anniversary and I can say with confidence that while our wedding was pretty, our marriage and family life have been even more lovely and meaningful. I feel very blessed. To celebrate our 10th anniversary milestone we thought it would be fun to use my budget-friendly wedding dress (which still fits after 3 babies!) and take Trash the Dress photos! This glamour style photoshoot turned out gorgeously with the fall colors around our home!

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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.