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The adventures of Pajama Girl

Introducing Ellie, AKA Pajama Girl in this whimsical tale by Sandra Hagee Parker; The Adventures of Pajama Girl and the Coronation of the Cupcake Queen. If there is ever a welcome gift in our house, it’s always a new book to put onto Alivia’s bookshelf. As mentioned before, we likely have close to 200 books that we cycle through and read with her, some fun ones, some silly jibberish ones,

Timberline Family Festival

We had so much fun last Christmas attending the Timberline Country Christmas, when they asked us to help spread the word about their upcoming Timberline Ranch Family Festival, we jumped on board! One of the things I love most about Timberline Ranch is how “unplugged” it feels. Tuck away the distractions, bring an “old school” camera (one not attached to your phone) and enjoy a step back at the ranch.

12 Easter Crafts for the entire family

Easter is upon us (like really REALLY upon us… snuck up on me this year!) and with it comes a ton of new ideas to keep your kids busy during those wet spring days. Here is a roundup of 12 of our fave Easter crafts from around the web that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Many can be adapted to be fun crafts all year round!

The Berenstain Bears

I don’t remember a lot of books I read growing up, but a couple of authors definitely stand out in my memory. I knew once I found out I was pregnant that I wanted to fill Alivia’s library with favorites from my childhood and starting hunting. We filled her shelves with Little Critter, Robert Munsch and of course, my personal favorite – The Berenstain Bears’.

DIY Wall Art

I’m a sentimental mom, and I am known for hanging on to every bit of art that Alivia brings home from school, even if it is just a scribble on a piece of construction paper. As she gets older and the bin gets fuller and fuller, I realized that I am going to eventually have to part with some of these one of a kind masterpieces. Instead of mourning pieces,

Honibe

(Make sure to read all the way to the bottom for a special offer + #giveaway!) For the past 2 years, nutrition has been an issue for Alivia. Like most parents, I made admirable efforts to provide nutritionally rich foods and snacks, carefully laying out broccoli trees and cutting each food in adorable little shapes in any effort to get her to touch them. Unfortunately, it was a no-go. I