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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 Family Fun Weekend April 4-6

Can you feel it? Spring has sprung, and there are lots of fun things to do this weekend with your family. Please...

Florida Family Fun Weekend April 4-6
posted on: Apr 2, 2014 | author: Holly

Florida Gardening in April

So last month, I started writing about Florida gardening and introduced my new favorite site, the Florida Gardening...

Florida Gardening in April
posted on: Apr 1, 2014 | author: Holly

Pin of the Week: Cozy porch swing

Cozy padded porch swing with pillows. See the original pin...

Pin of the Week: Cozy porch swing
posted on: Mar 30, 2014 | author: Holly

Florida Family Fun Weekend March 28-30

We’re now a quarter of the way through 2014! Don’t know how the time has flown — maybe we are having...

Florida Family Fun Weekend March 28-30
posted on: Mar 26, 2014 | author: Holly
Pin of the Week: Sea star chandelier

Pin of the Week: Sea star chandelier

posted on: Mar 23, 2014 | author: Holly

Sea star (starfish) and crystal chandelier for a touch of upscale in a coastal-themed room. See the original pin...

Raise awareness for clean water on World Water Day

Raise awareness for clean water on World Water Day

posted on: Mar 20, 2014 | author: Holly

Have you ever been without water? One time my husband and I went on a hike without water or anything else but a camera and a trail map. The map...

Florida Family Fun Weekend March 21-23

Florida Family Fun Weekend March 21-23

posted on: Mar 19, 2014 | author: Holly

Some school systems are on spring break starting this weekend. Enjoy some family time and have fun together! The beach is nice, but go early for the...

Florida Gardening in March

Florida Gardening in March

posted on: Mar 18, 2014 | author: Holly

A few friends have told me I should write about Florida gardening because they would like to know more and they admire my yard. I don’t claim...

Pin of the Week: Canopied bench

Pin of the Week: Canopied bench

posted on: Mar 16, 2014 | author: Holly

Canopied bench seat. Add fresh fusions and pillows to an old bench, and use sheer fabric around a hula hoop for the hanging canopy. See the original...

Abuse survivor walks from Key West to Tallahassee

Abuse survivor walks from Key West to Tallahassee

posted on: Mar 15, 2014 | author: Holly

This is a heartbreaking story, but a proud one. Heartbreaking because it involves a childhood sexual abuse survivor. Proud because she has created an...

10 Florida Trips for Families

10 Florida Trips for Families

posted on: Mar 14, 2014 | author: Holly

It’s been a rough winter in the north this year! You can’t blame families for wanting a little warmth and sunshine for spring break, and...

Florida Family Fun Weekend March 14-16

Florida Family Fun Weekend March 14-16

posted on: Mar 12, 2014 | author: Holly

Monday is St. Patrick’s Day! Check your local calendar for holiday parades and events this weekend near you. The Miami-Dade County Fair and...

Pin of the Week: Colorful kitchen

Pin of the Week: Colorful kitchen

posted on: Mar 9, 2014 | author: Holly

Bright ocean colors bring this tropical kitchen to life. See the original pin...

Project: Refresh a wall with paint and art

Project: Refresh a wall with paint and art

posted on: Mar 7, 2014 | author: Holly

Confession time: I made a classic decorating mistake. Even though I had heard the advice dozens of times. Even though I had seen the bad results in...

Florida Family Fun Weekend March 7-9

Florida Family Fun Weekend March 7-9

posted on: Mar 5, 2014 | author: Holly

Get growing at Walt Disney World’s Epcot for the International Flower & Garden Festival, which is open now through May 15. Enjoy Disney...

Pin of the Week: Seagrass bed

Pin of the Week: Seagrass bed

posted on: Mar 2, 2014 | author: Holly

Seagrass bed in a coastal-themed bedroom. See the original pin...

Small-batch banana muffins

Small-batch banana muffins

posted on: Feb 27, 2014 | author: Holly

Sometimes you just want a few muffins. Or mini muffins. Sometimes you don’t have a lot of flour. Sometimes you are going away for the weekend...

Florida Family Fun Weekend Feb. 28-March 2

Florida Family Fun Weekend Feb. 28-March 2

posted on: Feb 26, 2014 | author: Holly

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and you know what that means — Mardi Gras! Here are the top picks for things to do around Florida. Please...

Pin of the Week: Tropical fireplace surround

Pin of the Week: Tropical fireplace surround

posted on: Feb 23, 2014 | author: Holly

Mosaic tropical scene fireplace surround. See the original pin...

Kayaking with manatees in Crystal River, Florida

Kayaking with manatees in Crystal River, Florida

posted on: Feb 20, 2014 | author: Holly

“I think I just saw a manatee,” my husband said. “Aw!” said my 7-year-old son. “I want to see one.” There were...

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