A Little Taste of Summer

watermelon cookies

I’m beginning to get a little tired of the rain around here. It’s May for heaven’s sake and it’s pouring outside. I want summer! I want to be able to open up my windows and smell the fresh air. I want to wear sandals and capris and not feel like I’m frozen. I want to […]

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Free FUN Projects for Kids

A friend of ours told me about classes that they have at Lowe’s for kids. I didn’t give it too much thought. I’m not much of a “handy” person. I can craft up a storm, but hammer and nails… not so much. My brother and sister were granted that talent in our family. But the […]

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A Different Kind of Bouquet

lollipop bouquet teacher gift

Teacher’s Appreciation Week is coming up so my kids and I wanted to honor their teachers with something homemade. Each year we do this. (Okay, so it hasn’t been many years since my kids are young, but we have included daycare staff in this as well.) We were thinking about making posters again this year […]

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Bouncing Jumping Tumbling Oh My!

My kids were invited to a birthday party at the Oregon Gymnastics Academy last weekend. My daughter was beyond excited – running around the house saying she was going to do gymnastics and tumble herself silly. My son was a little nervous. “Is this going to be a big girl party?” he kept asking. I […]

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31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin Robbins

What better to eat for dessert than ice cream??? Participate in 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins® and help honor America’s firefighters. The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation™ (NFFF). Participating stores will reduce prices of ice cream scoops to 31 cents. At some locations, you may also have […]

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A Handful of Homemade Fun

homemade play doh

One thing my kids love to play with is Play Doh. We have a bunch of the gadgets and gizmos that make shapes and molds it into cool things. They play for hours making different kinds of foods and serving to each other, or making animals and people that have conversations with each other. It’s […]

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A Rainbow of Wonderful

rainbow cupcake

For those of you who know me it’s no surprise at all when you hear me say I love to bake. I bake all the time. It’s therapeutic for me. (Not the eating part but the actual baking part.) Unfortunately I’m not a therapeutic cooker and I don’t whip up a five course meal when […]

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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

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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