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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...

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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 May 16-18

This weekend is important because it’s the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. So this is the time to think...

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 16-18
posted on: May 14, 2014 | author: Holly

Project: Update a patio

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

Project: Update a patio
posted on: May 13, 2014 | author: Holly

Family travel planning: Coronado Springs Resort

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

Family travel planning: Coronado Springs Resort
posted on: May 8, 2014 | author: Holly

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 9-11

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

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 9-11
posted on: May 7, 2014 | author: Holly
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 —...

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 2-4

Florida Family Fun Weekend May 2-4

posted on: Apr 30, 2014 | author: Holly

Cinco de Mayo is Monday, May 5, but there should be plenty of Mexican fiestas taking place this weekend. Check your local events, or use my recipes,...

Have a healthy Cinco de Mayo party

Have a healthy Cinco de Mayo party

posted on: Apr 29, 2014 | author: Holly

Cinco de Mayo is next week, but there’s still time to get ready for a party. I often leave things until the last minute, and this party is...

Pin of the Week: Beach house bed for kid’s room

Pin of the Week: Beach house bed for kid’s room

posted on: Apr 27, 2014 | author: Holly

Beach house bed for a child’s room. See the original pin here.

Project: Upcycle a fruit crate

Project: Upcycle a fruit crate

posted on: Apr 25, 2014 | author: Holly

Has your family been eating cute little tangerines, clementines or other fruits by the cratefull over the winter and spring? We have. These little...

Florida Family Fun Weekend April 25-27

Florida Family Fun Weekend April 25-27

posted on: Apr 23, 2014 | author: Holly

Weekends are made for catching up on the to-do list — but also for having fun. Here are top picks for fun things for families to do this...

Pin of the Week: Blue and green sitting area

Pin of the Week: Blue and green sitting area

posted on: Apr 20, 2014 | author: Holly

Blue and green sitting area with a coastal feel. Click here to see the original...

100 Things to Do Before You Grow Up

100 Things to Do Before You Grow Up

posted on: Apr 17, 2014 | author: Holly

My first concert was Barry Manilow. There, I got that confession out. Phew! Feels good. My mother took me to see Barry Manilow when I was 12 because...

Florida Family Fun Weekend April 18-20

Florida Family Fun Weekend April 18-20

posted on: Apr 16, 2014 | author: Holly

Happy Passover! Happy Easter! There isn’t much going on this week as far as big festivals, and that’s just perfect for family egg hunts...

Make lemon-honey dressing and more with Emile Noël oil

Make lemon-honey dressing and more with Emile Noël oil

posted on: Apr 15, 2014 | author: Holly

What’s your favorite thing to cook lately? I just came up with a great-tasting new salad dressing recipe, below, after trying out a new oil. I...

Pin of the Week: Coastal-inspired tablescape

Pin of the Week: Coastal-inspired tablescape

posted on: Apr 13, 2014 | author: Holly

Coastal-inspired tablescape featuring sea stars and navy blue. See the original pin...

Florida Family Fun Weekend April 11-13

Florida Family Fun Weekend April 11-13

posted on: Apr 9, 2014 | author: Holly

Is your family preparing for any spring holidays? Passover and Easter are coming, so look for local events near you. Here are some other fun...

Cherry scones, regular or allergy-free

Cherry scones, regular or allergy-free

posted on: Apr 8, 2014 | author: Holly

Scones aren’t something I think about often. They are kind of a fringe breakfast item, at least where I live. With so many bagel and donut...

Florida is a top family travel destination

Florida is a top family travel destination

posted on: Apr 7, 2014 | author: Holly

Florida is a top family travel destination in the 2014 FamilyFun magazine Travel Awards, scoring several top spots! In fact, in the magazine’s...

Pin of the Week: Green and brown room with seagrass sofa

Pin of the Week: Green and brown room with seagrass sofa

posted on: Apr 6, 2014 | author: Holly

Green and brown room with seagrass sofa and other natural touches. See the original pin...

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