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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

Mahi with peach salsa

Mahi with peach salsa

Mahi-mahi is a common fish to catch and serve here in Florida, and you see it on a lot of restaurant menus....

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 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

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 20-22

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

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 20-22
posted on: Jun 18, 2014 | author: Holly

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 13-15

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

Florida Family Fun Weekend June 13-15
posted on: Jun 11, 2014 | author: Holly

Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days

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

Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days
posted on: Jun 10, 2014 | author: Holly
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...

Family travel planning: Coronado Springs Resort

Family travel planning: Coronado Springs Resort

posted on: May 8, 2014 | author: Holly

If you are planning a family trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando and looking at all of the resort options, you may have seen Coronado Springs Resort...

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 9-11

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 9-11

posted on: May 7, 2014 | author: Holly

In case you couldn’t tell from all the ads and announcements lately, it’s Mother’s Day weekend! Mother’s Day is always the...

Pin of the Week: Mint green and white room

Pin of the Week: Mint green and white room

posted on: May 4, 2014 | author: Holly

Mint green and white coastal-inspired living room. See the original pin...

Florida Gardening in May

Florida Gardening in May

posted on: May 1, 2014 | author: Holly

I once had a co-worker who would recite a poem her mother used to say about the first of May. It’s not something I can mention here —...

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