Travel, Treats, Tips, & Traditions


Pixar in a Box – free educational programming for creative kids!

khan academy pixar

Is your child obsessed with animation? Maybe your child has dreams of being an animator or working in the animation industry.  Elementary, middle, and high school students that hope to…

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Tween Books Prize Pack from American Girl!

american girl giveaway

We are the proud parents of a tween girl.  Twelve years old is such a fun age, but it can also be challenging!  Growing up is hard, but we want…

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A tween trip to the American Girl Doll Store

American Girl Doll Store Los Angeles

My oldest turned twelve earlier this spring. Twelve. She’s in that transition phase where we are reminded daily with bittersweet reality that time is a thief.  All too often we…

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DIY Pallet Guy – highlighting artists

DIY Pallet Guy on Facebook

As you know, crafty people always make me smile! Today I am excited to share DIY Pallet Art is all the craze.  I am excited to share a new SoCal…

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WellieWishers Easter Basket – no candy!

welliewishers easter basket no candy idea

If you have a little girl to make an Easter Basket for, WellieWishers might just be on her list. WellieWishers are a sweet and silly group of girls who each…

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Luciana Vega – American Girl Doll of the Year : Giveaway!

win an american girl doll from highlights along the way

As most American Girl Doll fans know already, the 2018 Girl of the Year is a bit of a game changer.  American Girl fans wait with anticipation every year, wondering…

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Reasons you should start composting right now.


Composting is one of the best ways you can cut down on waste.  On average, about 50% of what American’s throw into the trash can be composted! Most yard waste…

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American Girl Stocking Stuffers – gifts for $25 or less!

American Girl is the brand that so many girls (and boys) are hoping might be gifted to them this holiday season.  Our daughters are huge American Girl fans and we…

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Piper Computer Kit Review – The Best STEM Gift for kids!

best stem gift for kids

We love to encourage anything STEM related in all of our kids. Today we are sharing about our experience with the Tech Toy of the Year 2017.  We think the…

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The Best Disney Pixar Coco Gift Guide!

Disney Pixar Coco gift guide

The wait is over!  Coco is in theaters today and it is about to take the world by storm. Disney Pixar Coco gifts are going to be at the top…

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Thunder Hollow Mud Madness

thunder hollow mud madness game

Cars 3 captured our hearts on the big screen, and once again when we could view it at home. Our kids love all the Cars movies, but Cars 3 is…

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Sweetlings are a sweet gift idea for your crafty kid!

Sweetlings craft

Sweetlings is a new craft by Alex Brands that invites you to “frost your world”.  As a mom to crafty kids who also love to bake, I am always on…

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Teaching Tweens Guitar with Fender Play

fender guitar

I love that we are a musical family. One of the ways my husband won me over was with his smooth guitar playing skills. I literally lettered in competitive show…

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Bringing the magic of Cars 3 home : Piston Cup Showdown Racing Game!

cars 3 piston cup game

  It should come as no surprise that our kids have declared that Cars 3 is the best in the Cars franchise. Our kids have always been fans, but Cars…

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The Best Eliza Hamilton Dress

hamilton schuyler sisters costume

We looked for days to find the perfect Eliza Hamilton dress.  We considered making our own Elizabeth Schuyler dress, but I found this amazing dress that worked perfectly first! A…

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Kia Sorento 2017 review

2017 Kia Sorento

On our last road trip we had the opportunity to drive a 2017 Kia Sorento. A family of five needs a lot of room when they take a week long…

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That one time we chatted with Josh Temple about our home renovation!

we met josh temple

Last week Harry and I attended our first Dad 2.0 Summit.  Dad 2 is a great conferences specifically for dad bloggers…. they let a couple moms slip in too! We…

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The Ultimate Moana Gift Guide & Giveaway!

moana gift guide giveaway

No doubt, many kids are hoping for a Moana themed gift this holiday season.  We have a few Moana items for each of our kids tucked away to put under…

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Luvs asked us to share #WhatULuv

what u luv

As parents it is important for us to teach our kids to think outside themselves.  One of the easiest ways to convey this message to be an example. We think…

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The perfect minivan for a roadtrip and everyday life! KIA Sedona Review

2016 KIA Sedona Minivan

It may be time for you to consider a KIA Sedona minivan. Kia of Orange county gave us a chance to test drive the 2016 KIA Sedona SXL and I…

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