Year: 2015

Oahu for Families

Oahu for families

Frankly, my dears, I am not made for winter. Maybe it’s the low blood pressure, but I am always cold. My nose, my toes, my fingers, and my rear, sweet cheeks, are always a bit chilly. This is why in the winter, even in Northern California, my heart sings arias for tropical climates. Hawaii is hands down, my favorite place to visit when I crave ocean breezes, fresh flavors that make my mouth water, and a laid back, relaxed attitude towards…
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Our Friday News Roundup + I Like Giving

Friday News

Friday News Roundup Time! This week: a campaign to help the Sundance Ski Team get some funding, and a few tidbits of happiness from around the web. Have you ever been to Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah?  It’s absolutely gorgeous, one of my favorite places to visit with my family in the Fall and Winter months.  Right now, the Sundance Ski Team is thisclose to winning a video competition which will help fund the build a training facility for their…
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Homemade Watercolor Valentine Cards

homemade watercolor cardss

You know you want to get artistic today. Even though Valentine’s Day is notorious for reminding the single folk of their singlehood – with glaring, overstuffed bears and overpriced roses in every store. It pressure couples to heights of Olympic couple-ness, shaking once-stable sweethearts with heart-shaped everything and oversweet chocolate everything. I know, I have been both of those people on February 14th and neither is all that great. Try a Google search of “Valentine’s Day is…” and you’ll see…
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Good Fortune Valentines and a Free Printable

good fortune valentine printable

I love using free printable Valentines for my boys each year. It feels sorta like we are making our own adorable, homemade, super crafty Valentines filled with love and joy, but really, it’s just a matter of download-print-sign. Done. No folding or envelope stuffing or ribbon tying. Unless you want them that way, of course. I’m thankful from the bottom of my heart to the mad talents out there who share their cleverness with the rest of us. It’s kinda…
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Advice on Love from To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Our young contributor, Whitney, has been waxing nostalgic ever since the announcement that a new Harper Lee book will be published on July 14.  (She is also lovely, bright, clever and single, wink wink.) This is what she has to say about it!, and we couldn’t agree more. To Kill a Mockingbird has been my favorite book since I first read it in fifth or sixth grade. (What can I say? I was precocious, even if I didn’t know exactly…
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Organizing Your House Week One

organize your house week 1

Organizing Your House Week One: Do you remember how I talked about how we’re about to get all organized up in here?  Go read my post about organizing your house one week at a time, and then come back.  I’ll wait. Okay, now that you’re up to speed, let’s get started. This week’s Organizing Your House Objective: clean and organize the worst cupboard in your kitchen I don’t know about you, but I have at least one cupboard, drawer in…
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Organizing Your House One Week At A Time

organize your house week 1

Hello, friends, Happy Monday!  It’s time to clean house.  Don’t sad sigh on me now, we can totally do this, one week at a time, which is exactly what we’re going to do. Last year was the year of if-it-doesn’t-kill-you-it-will-make-you-stronger.  It almost did me in, 2014, but guess what suckas? (I’m referring to the universe, not you)  I’m still here!  My baby girl has turned a corner and is slowly, slowly but surely getting a little better every day.  Things…
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Things To Do In Cape Town

Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. With picturesque Table Mountain and the beauty of the ocean, it’s not a place that will disappoint. There are many things to do in Cape Town, but if you’re going for a visit, then there’s a few things that MUST be on your list of things to do.  1. Go to the beach! But of course, this would be on the list. Along with beach life comes…
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Adorable and FREE Printable Valentines

free printable valentines

You know you want some free printable Valentines!  Because yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Have you even started thinking about Valentine’s Day cards for you or your kids yet? If not, I’ve got you covered with these 5 AWESOME Valentine’s Day cards that are free, printable and super cute. 1. DIY Superhero Valentine’s from 100 Layer Cake-let: Loving these SUPER cute superhero cards that can easily be printed out and crafted! 2. Quick & Cheesy Hubby Valentines…
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