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Thanksgiving Printable Roundup

Thanksgiving Printable Roundup

Printables are one of my favorite mom hacks. They are a quick, easy, free way to add decor and fun to special occasions. Here’s a roundup of my favorite free Thanksgiving printables. (Pro tip – print on cardstock.) Giving Gazette by Darcy Miller Designs Darcy…

Guide: Top 10 Classic Gifts for Kids

Guide: Top 10 Classic Gifts for Kids

We have four kids and our oldest is 19. What does that mean? We’ve given (and received) A LOT of gifts for kids over the years. Here’s a short list of the toys we give over and over again. I should note this list also…

5 Inexpensive, Easy & Cute Boo Bag Ideas

5 Inexpensive, Easy & Cute Boo Bag Ideas

It’s October, and that means it’s time for boo bags. We’ve been booing friends for years, but just recently I realized not everyone knows about it. Here’s the basic idea. We put together a small treat and activity, bag it up cute, sneak up to…

Puffy Paint Bracelets

Puffy Paint Bracelets

I have the cutest craft for you, friends. You know I’m all about simple, fun and easy and this craft is all of those things. And it’s wearable, so it has a real use. Crafts with a practical side are always a plus for me.…

Favorite Books For Summer – A Review by My 11-Year-Old

Favorite Books For Summer – A Review by My 11-Year-Old

My 11-year-old daughter loves to read. I thought it would be fun to share her thoughts on her favorite books from this summer. These reviews are in her own words. Also, I had to pay her $10. ๐Ÿ™‚ My first book recommendation is called โ€œMiss…

How To Salt Paint

How To Salt Paint

This is a fun, easy craft for all ages. You may even have all the materials in your house already. If not, they’re pretty inexpensive and available at most big stores. You’ll need: Elmer’s glue Salt (table salt, not sea salt) Acrylic paint Paintbrushes A…

A Weekend at Crystal Mountain

A Weekend at Crystal Mountain

2020 has been a tough year. I think we can all agree on that. When friends asked us if we wanted to join them for a weekend at Crystal Mountain, we thought long and hard about it. Of course we wanted to go, but what…

A Simple, Easy Lake Michigan Beach Day

A Simple, Easy Lake Michigan Beach Day

We went out wandering the other day, traveling in our little bubble as life these days requires. We found a perfect little day trip through Saugatuck, Douglas, and nearby Lake Michigan beaches. We’re definitely going to make this trip part of our summer rotation. Here…

Favorite Printables for Kids

Favorite Printables for Kids

Printables often save the day around here. Or at least an hour. Fine, maybe a few minutes. But I’ll take it. Here’s a roundup of my favorite free printables. Hanna Andersson coloring pages. Whimsical drawings of animals, plants, and snacks. And school buses. ๐Ÿ™‚ Disney Family.…

My Best Homeschool Tips, Free Resources, and Simple Schedule

My Best Homeschool Tips, Free Resources, and Simple Schedule

Well, guys. Here we are. What a crazy, unprecedented time. Lots of schools are closed and parents are scrambling for a plan. We homeschooled for a year from 2018 – 2019, and I fell back into that routine last Monday. I’d like to note right…