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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 Feb. 21-23

The end of February? Already?! Here are the top picks for things to do around Florida. Please follow the links for...

Florida Family Fun Weekend Feb. 21-23
posted on: Feb 19, 2014 | author: Holly

Pin of the Week: Fabric-covered boxes

Pin of the Week: Fabric-covered wooden boxes, an easy DIY to make colorful tables or ottomans. See the original pin...

Pin of the Week: Fabric-covered boxes
posted on: Feb 16, 2014 | author: Holly

Chocolate coconut cream pie

Valentine’s Day at our home is all about sweets for the sweet! Even though we have several food allergies and...

Chocolate coconut cream pie
posted on: Feb 13, 2014 | author: Holly

Florida Family Fun Weekend Feb. 14-17

It’s Valentine’s Day and a long President’s Day holiday weekend! Make it a fun weekend with your...

Florida Family Fun Weekend Feb. 14-17
posted on: Feb 12, 2014 | author: Holly
Pin of the Week: Hanging bed

Pin of the Week: Hanging bed

posted on: Feb 9, 2014 | author: Holly

Airy bedroom with hanging/suspension bed. See the original Pin...

Sew a Vanellope von Schweetz running costume for runDisney

Sew a Vanellope von Schweetz running costume for runDisney

posted on: Feb 7, 2014 | author: Holly

My family loves runDisney races! With the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend coming up at the end of the month in Walt Disney World, I thought...

Florida Family Fun Weekend Feb. 7-9

Florida Family Fun Weekend Feb. 7-9

posted on: Feb 5, 2014 | author: Holly

Looking for something fun to do with your family in Florida this coming weekend? Here are some ideas. Please follow the links for more...

Pin of the Week: Rustic sitting area

Pin of the Week: Rustic sitting area

posted on: Feb 2, 2014 | author: Holly

Fashion designer Stephanie Carter Florida beach house via Traditional Home. Elegant and neutral living room. See the Pinterest pin...

Mini pumpkin cakes

Mini pumpkin cakes

posted on: Nov 19, 2013 | author: Holly

When autumn arrives, all things pumpkin appear, from flavored coffee to scented candles. My youngest son loves the smell of pumpkin (and the color,...

New Fall Wildlife Books

New Fall Wildlife Books

posted on: Sep 26, 2013 | author: Holly

My first-grader is required to read every night for school the next day, so I am on the hunt for new books he might enjoy reading (or having me read...

Be a Part of the Great Nature Project

Be a Part of the Great Nature Project

posted on: Sep 25, 2013 | author: Holly

Do you love wildlife like my family does? Here is a chance to help set a world record that’s wildlife related. The week of Sept. 21-29, The...

Apple-Maple Corn Muffins

Apple-Maple Corn Muffins

posted on: Sep 17, 2013 | author: Holly

In the fall, a family’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of warm, hearty comfort food. (Apologies to the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson.) It...

Invest in One Child

Invest in One Child

posted on: Aug 28, 2013 | author: Holly

My kids went back to school last week, and many kids around the world have too, or will be soon. Here in the States, we are privileged to have free...

Project: Sew a simple halter dress

Project: Sew a simple halter dress

posted on: Aug 18, 2013 | author: Holly

Here is a recent project I sewed that I started calling my Key Largo dress, and I made it without a pattern or spending any money on new fabric....

Join Me at the #BeOutThere Twitter Party

Join Me at the #BeOutThere Twitter Party

posted on: Aug 16, 2013 | author: Holly

Hey, did you check out the e-book I helped write this summer? Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days is full of tips from writers who have teamed up...

Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days: Free NWF E-Book

Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days: Free NWF E-Book

posted on: Aug 14, 2013 | author: Holly

How to find a way to enjoy time outside when it’s miserably hot in the thick of summer — a common issue for families, and it’s...

Summer Camp at Home week 9: Transportation

Summer Camp at Home week 9: Transportation

posted on: Aug 6, 2013 | author: Holly

So here we are at the last week of Summer Camp at Home. I really can’t believe it. At the beginning of summer when you have a miles-long bucket...

Summer Camp at Home week 8: World Music

Summer Camp at Home week 8: World Music

posted on: Jul 30, 2013 | author: Holly

Phew! Friends, are you feeling it? That midsummer lull? The end of summer is just weeks away and I’ve already bought school supplies, but I...

Summer Camp at Home week 7: Adventuring

Summer Camp at Home week 7: Adventuring

posted on: Jul 20, 2013 | author: Holly

Can you believe summer is about halfway over? It is for us, at least. Summer Camp at Home has been fun and has kept us on track — at least...

Summer Camp at Home week 6: The Final Frontier and the Future

Summer Camp at Home week 6: The Final Frontier and the Future

posted on: Jul 12, 2013 | author: Holly

Space: The final frontier. My 4-year-old thinks space and astronauts are cool, so a space-themed week seemed appropriate for our Summer Camp at Home....

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