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kid-friendly july 4th treat: flag cake
June 28, 2013 No Comment

kid-friendly july 4th treat: flag cake

One of our favorite summertime traditions involves sweets (big surprise). Every year for as long as I can remember, the kids and I have made a July 4th flag cake.  ...

april fool's family fun: 3 no-fail ways to get kids laughing
April 1, 2013 3 comments

april fool’s family fun: 3 no-fail ways to get kids laughing

I’ve always found April Fools’ time a great excuse to sneak in a few extra laughs, some silliness, some second-glances, and some smiles.  I’ll even take eye-rolls if it comes ...

new year's interview: fun family tradition
January 2, 2013 11 comments

new year’s interview: fun family tradition

It’s New Year’s Interview time! (I can hardly believe it!) This year, we made some minor adjustments to our traditional New Year’s Family Interview because as the kids get older, ...

fab ideas for new year's, organization and winter family fun
December 28, 2012 6 comments

fab ideas for new year’s, organization and winter family fun

Happy New Year, my friends! Let’s do what we can to get 2013 started in a fun, organized, and fresh way by checking out what the experts are doing–and you ...

christmas eve tradition: family pajamas
December 18, 2012 5 comments

christmas eve tradition: family pajamas

One of my favorite nights of the year is Christmas Eve, and one of my favorite Christmas Eve family traditions involves something really simple: pajamas. I love any sort of ...

how to make a candy wreath
December 14, 2012 6 comments

how to make a candy wreath

One of my favorite challenges is finding a craft that doubles both as a fun family activity and a gift–especially during this crazy busy but totally festive time of year. ...

how to celebrate a golden birthday
December 10, 2012 16 comments

how to celebrate a golden birthday

Golden Birthday: that rare and exciting birthday when the date of your birth matches your age. Yes! It’s true! So special? It’s golden. You were born on February 10 and ...

take time to give this holiday: #blog4cause
December 9, 2012 5 comments

take time to give this holiday: #blog4cause

We’re right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, and it’s hard to slow down at this point. I totally get that. Believe me. But it’s so important ...

sweet homemade santa cookie tray
November 30, 2012 11 comments

sweet homemade santa cookie tray

We’ve been all about getting crafty with wooden trays around here lately, so while Maddy, Owen, and Cora worked on their Thank You Trays, I skipped ahead to the next ...

wooden thank you trays: recycled toy love
November 21, 2012 3 comments

wooden thank you trays: recycled toy love

This year, because I know just how much time, effort, and energy goes into preparing a meal for tons of family members, I wanted to do something a little special ...

my new fave holiday cards: minted (and $100 giveaway!)
November 19, 2012 44 comments

my new fave holiday cards: minted (and $100 giveaway!)

Holiday cards are a big deal for me. In fact, I love them. So when I find a company who really does holiday cards well, I, well, kinda want to ...