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Project: Craft a Disney MagicBand for a toy

Project: Craft a Disney MagicBand for a toy

My family recently traveled to Disney World for a short vacation, and we used our MagicBands. We are seasonal...

RECENT FROM food

Coconut cream cake

Coconut cream cake

This summer for my son’s fifth birthday, he wanted a surf-themed party. He wanted a cake that looked...

RECENT FROM projects

Make Star Wars Jedi play costumes

Make Star Wars Jedi play costumes

My family went to one of Walt Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends in Hollywood Studios last weekend, and...

Florida gardening in August

Florida gardening in August. Clockwise from top: Treefrog on milkweed, dragonfruit plant, beautyberry bush, liriope...

Florida gardening in August
posted on: Aug 15, 2014 | author: Holly

Florida gardening in July

July. Ho-hum. July is kind of a boring month when it comes to gardening in Florida, if you ask me. But that’s...

Florida gardening in July
posted on: Jul 2, 2014 | author: Holly

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 27-29

Friends, we’re still in a lull for things to do. With Independence Day next weekend, people seem to be saving up...

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 27-29
posted on: Jun 25, 2014 | author: Holly

Pin of the Week: Corner seating

Pin of the Week: Sunny yellow corner sitting area. See the original pin...

Pin of the Week: Corner seating
posted on: Jun 22, 2014 | author: Holly
Florida Family Fun Weekend June 20-22

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 20-22

posted on: Jun 18, 2014 | author: Holly

Well, Father’s Day is over and most of the graduations are, too. Now we’re in a lull until Fourth of July, which — bonus! —...

Pin of the Week: Woven bed in coastal-style bedroom

Pin of the Week: Woven bed in coastal-style bedroom

posted on: Jun 15, 2014 | author: Holly

Woven bed in coastal-style bedroom. See the original pin here.

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 13-15

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 13-15

posted on: Jun 11, 2014 | author: Holly

It’s Father’s Day weekend! What are you doing to celebrate the dads in your life? Check your local attractions and museums — many...

Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days

Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days

posted on: Jun 10, 2014 | author: Holly

Last summer, several bloggers and I collaborated on a free e-book by the National Wildlife Federation full of tips for getting kids (and yourself!)...

Pin of the Week: Covered patio in violet

Pin of the Week: Covered patio in violet

posted on: Jun 8, 2014 | author: Holly

Covered outdoor patio with violet cushions and pillows. See the original pin...

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 6-8

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 6-8

posted on: Jun 4, 2014 | author: Holly

Lots of fun stuff going on this weekend, so kick off the summer with good times with your family and friends! Please follow the links for more...

Florida gardening in June

Florida gardening in June

posted on: Jun 2, 2014 | author: Holly

It’s June and hurricane season now for the next six months, and the weather has played right into this with perfect timing. I had to duck...

Pin of the Week: Hidden garden

Pin of the Week: Hidden garden

posted on: Jun 1, 2014 | author: Holly

Hidden garden with rustic seating. See the original pin here.

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 30-June 1

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 30-June 1

posted on: May 28, 2014 | author: Holly

Hurricane season starts this weekend! Bummer. That’s not fun. But just in case your family is having a weekend at home, this is a good time to...

Passionfruit-Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Passionfruit-Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

posted on: May 27, 2014 | author: Holly

Salads are great any time of the year, but they’re especially nice in the summer when you want something light and don’t want to spend a...

Pin of the Week: Tropical covered patio

Pin of the Week: Tropical covered patio

posted on: May 25, 2014 | author: Holly

Tropical covered patio seating with woven and wooden furniture. See the original pin...

Project: Update a patio, part 2

Project: Update a patio, part 2

posted on: May 23, 2014 | author: Holly

Last week, I mentioned my family is updating our patio. We have been pressure cleaning, painting, changing ceiling fan blades and adding pull-down...

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 23-26

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 23-26

posted on: May 21, 2014 | author: Holly

It’s Memorial Day weekend! Check local listings for nearby parades and other events to remember those who died serving our country. In Palatka,...

Pin of the Week: Driftwood kitchen

Pin of the Week: Driftwood kitchen

posted on: May 18, 2014 | author: Holly

Kitchen with driftwood cabinets and grass dining chairs in the Florida beach home of Olivia Newton-John. See the original pin...

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 16-18

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 16-18

posted on: May 14, 2014 | author: Holly

This weekend is important because it’s the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. So this is the time to think about what you’re doing next...

Project: Update a patio

Project: Update a patio

posted on: May 13, 2014 | author: Holly

We are overhauling our patio! The patio redo process is going to take some time, and I thought it would be fun to share how and what we are doing to...

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