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Skiing for Beginners at Crystal Mountain

Skiing for Beginners at Crystal Mountain

We are a mixed bunch of beginner skiers, friends. The kids have skied twice, my husband skied a little bit in high school, and I kind of skied once. True story – my kids were in the middle of a ski lesson two years ago…

Paper Pinwheels Tutorial

Paper Pinwheels Tutorial

These are really easy, you guys. On an effort scale of 1 – 10, I’d give them a 3. The best part is they’re easy to customize, make a big impact, and are inexpensive. There are plenty of tutorials on how to make these out…

Rainbow Week

Rainbow Week

It’s January in Michigan, which means it’s cold and grey, and the sun sets before six. Add the fact we’ve been home for ten months now, and our family needed a pick-me-up. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I gave myself several options.…

Love Bug Headbands

Love Bug Headbands

I first made these in 2015 as a class party activity in Young 5’s. I thought it would be fun because the class talked a lot about nature and being outdoors, and the word “bug” was something the kids could easily recognize and read. And…

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. πŸ™‚ My first book recommendation is called β€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…