Z Yang, American Girl’s newest doll is from Seattle!

We couldn't be more excited to announce Z Yang, American Girl’s newest contemporary character is from Seattle! Z is an imaginative 13-year-old who develops her own take on the world around her. Z … [Read more...]

Hey! Thanks for reading my blog!

I've been blogging for EIGHT years now. EIGHT. Whoa. This “cute little blog” of mine has allowed our family to take Disney vacations (and take my mom & step-dad!), go on weekend road trips and … [Read more...]

Over 20 Board Games for Kids and Families!

Thanks to Duraflame for sponsoring this post about board games for kids. This post contains affiliate links. As always that means I make a few pennies off your purchases. Which I might use to buy … [Read more...]

Take Action! Support Special Education at Thornton Creek!

I’m the parent of three children enrolled in Special Education at Thornton Creek Elementary. I’ve recently learned that the school district is planning to make significant changes to the special … [Read more...]

Things to do in March with Kids

Spring is here. Well, almost. Looking for some fun ideas to transition you and your family from the winter blahs to spring time fun? Here are 15 things to do in March! 15 Things to Do In March With … [Read more...]

The Capital One Banking Reimagined Tour in Seattle

Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post! This is a paid endorsement. All opinions are my own and were not directed by Capital One. To learn more about Capital One, visit … [Read more...]

Do you feel confident about your relationship with money?

Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post! This is a paid endorsement. All opinions are my own and were not directed by Capital One. To learn more about Capital One, visit … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss These Fireplace Gift Ideas

I love our little house, but it's sorely lacking a wood burning fireplace. For now, I have to live vicariously through our friends that have one (or TWO!) fireplaces. This spring, I plan on getting a … [Read more...]

Meet 2017 Girl of the Year: Gabriela McBride

Have you heard about the 2017 Girl of the Year? Her name is Gabriela McBride! For the first time ever, the Girl of the Year at American Girl will be available from 2017 and beyond. We're … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Quit

New Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Quit 1. Do the 52-week saving challenge in reverse. If you get the most expensive weeks out of the way first, you’re likely to stick to it. 2. Take the photo-a-day … [Read more...]

15 Things to do in January with Family

With winter break coming to an end, we're about to welcome a brand new year! Happy New Year 2017! Can you believe it? Don't get caught up in the holiday let down, and check out these fun things to do … [Read more...]

6 Things You Can Do To Sleep Better (and wake up relaxed)

There are a lot of things you can do to sleep better and wake up relaxed. Instead of overwhelming you, here are some of the basics. Thanks to Philips Wake-Up Light for sponsoring this post. 6 … [Read more...]