Kauai Smith Family Garden Luau, Hawaii Family Travel

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The Kauai Smith Family Garden Luau, found just beyond the Wailua River, is an excellent cultural experience and great for families with young children. My husband and I have attended several different luaus while visiting Hawaii in the past; our favorite so far is the Smith Family Garden Luau. The spacious garden offers a great area for exploration and the ability for your children to run out all their giggles instead of having to sit quietly in a chair for the evening. Over seven days I Read More... {Read More...}

Kauai Glass Beach, Hawaii family travel

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We just came home from an incredible family vacation in Kauai, Hawaii. We had many activities planned before our arrival but also made sure we had time to explore the island. One of our favorite stops was made on our last day to the Kauai Glass Beach. I had read about it in a few travel guides and knew my seven year old daughter would love learning about a beach full of glass pebbles and washed up soft and rounded remnants of debris thrown into the ocean many years ago. While some of the Kauai Read More... {Read More...}

Mother’s Day Gift from Adult Siblings

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Mother's Day is a favorite holiday for me because it's the day I get extra sticky kisses and handmade gifts. But it's also a wonderful day to celebrate my own mom too. My parents have been married for 35 years and built a very strong foundation of family values. My two younger brothers and I grew up in a home full of happy memories and nothing but encouragement for every venture we took on. Our parents smiled through the many times we decided to experiment with new hobbies, change directions, Read More... {Read More...}

Extra Gum Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Printable Card

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Each year during teacher appreciation week we send daily gifts to my daughter's teachers as a token of our gratitude. Gifting Extra® Gum to teachers is surely not a new idea yet it seems to always find it's way into our gifts each teacher appreciation week. This year is no different. Today my daughter brought reams of paper, Extra@ Gum Spearmint and a sweet note to her favorite teachers. If you're looking for a quick and thoughtful gift, print the Extra® gum teacher appreciation Read More... {Read More...}

Teacher Appreciation Redbox Printable Card Gift

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It's teacher appreciation week! That means teachers everywhere should be receiving extra love from their students. However, that also means parents and caretakers are scrambling to find the most creative and best ways to show appreciation to the educators that spend most of the day, every weekday, with their children. Sure, I always have plans to have this week well prepared before it sneaks up on me, but the truth is I never manage to get my daily gifts together until Monday morning of teacher Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Galaxy Shirt Tutorial

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I recently shared how to host a summer movie party on Arizona Midday. We were celebrating Ratchet & Clank in theaters so our party had a space theme. The night before the segment was filmed live I made a DIY galaxy shirt. It took less than an hour to complete and I only used supplies I already had at home. The shirt turned out great and I wore it the next morning to the show. Because I made the shirt close to midnight the evening before, I shared the entire tutorial live on Read More... {Read More...}