Pietros Pizza – More Than Just Pizza

We were down in Salem over spring break and I saw a sign for Pietros Pizza. I haven’t seen a Pietros Pizza in ages so I thought my kids and I would check it out. Wow! I was amazed at how cool it was inside. This particular Pietros is called The Pirate Adventure and has […]

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A Little Slice of Kid Heaven

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We lucked out over Spring break with the weather. It reminded me of how much I love summer here in Oregon and how many places there are to take my kids and play… for free! My kids and I love going to the park. We pack a picnic lunch and a blanket and head out […]

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Sweet Addition to Newberg

A new shop opened in Newberg that quickly caught my eye. It’s called Sweetest Thing Cupcake and let me tell you… they are delicious! I’m not afraid to say that I love my sweets. But I have been cursed. Not with a sweet tooth or even a salt tooth. I have a fat tooth! I […]

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Adding Some Color to the Holiday

Easter eggs

I have so many great memories about the holidays. And I’m not just thinking about Christmas but all of the holidays. I remember at Easter time hunting for Easter eggs with my brother and sister. Laughing and giggling about who was going to find the most or oohhing and ahhing over what treats we found. […]

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An Important Reminder for Us All

I thought this was a great video and a fantastic reminder to us all about the importance of wearing our seat belts.

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Balloons or Works of Art?

My daughter turned 5 last week! I wanted to do something special for her birthday but am constantly amazed at how much everything costs. To book at party at most places it’s at least $200. And that typically doesn’t include cake or food or party bags. I don’t know about you but that’s a little […]

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Don’t Forget About Community Activities

When you are wondering what to do on the weekend, don’t forget about the activities that are being offered in your community. The local paper would have all of the “what’s happening” news. I know in my town, the elementary schools put on big school carnivals each year. They aren’t just for their students, they […]

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Making Breakfast Fun

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I remember when I was a child sitting at the dinner table and looking at a “mouse” on my plate. It was made up of a pear half with edible ears and eyes on it (I can’t remember now what they were made of). What I remember about that was how much fun it was […]

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Fun at the Zoo

I can not begin to say enough great things about the Oregon Zoo in Portland. I started taking my kids there when they were tiny. It was a place to go to get fresh air. My kids could look around and see animals (or other people) and they could run around and get some exercise. […]

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It IS a Monkey Business!

Alf’s Ice Cream and Burgers in McMinnville has been around for years. Locals all know about the delicious burgers and homemade ice cream and “mascot” Elvis. Elvis lives at Alf’s and I wish I knew exactly what kind of monkey he was but yes, Elvis is a monkey. The outside of the restaurant looks like […]

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