Gifts for Creative Kids – Bunchems Alive

Gifts for Creative Kids Bunchems Alive feature

With two daughters and a love for arts and crafts, everyday there is a messy project covering our kitchen table. Glue, paint and glitter spills are common so you can imagine my excitement to find a project for creative kids that doesn't make a mess. A toy that allows creativity to happen over and over again without the need to purchase additional supplies is the perfect gift for creative kids! Bunchems Alive, the 2016 Toy of the Year for Activities, takes a whole new spin on creativity Read More... {Read More...}

Sea Lion Kids Craft

Sea Lion Kids Craft feature

This post was originally published September 19, 2013. With a great love for sea lions, my daughter's most favorite things to do during a SeaWorld San Diego visit is spend time at Pacific Point. In anticipation of one of our many visits to the park we had some fun making a sea lion kids craft. My daughter's very first visit to SeaWorld is where her fascination with sea lions began. With her knowledge of sea lions maturing over the years due to amazing learning opportunities at SeaWorld, Read More... {Read More...}

The BFG summer road trip activities

The BFG Summer Road Trip Activites feature

The wildly creative children's book, "The BFG" by Roald Dahl, has been brought to life and is in theaters today, July 1st! The magical story of Sophie, the curious orphan, and her friendship with a big friendly giant is a wonderful story about friendship and imagination. This summer my seven year old daughter is reading the book and will be spending her time in the car on our summer road trip entertained by The BFG summer road trip activities and reading log. The BFG is a great movie Read More... {Read More...}

Free printable Finding Dory writing prompt

Finding Dory printable writing prompt feature

With a deep love for the ocean and marine animals, my seven year old daughter was very excited to see Finding Dory. Marlin, Nemo and friends are favorite characters and regularly revisited for family movie nights in our home. Finding Nemo taught us about family and not giving up but Finding Dory brings another important message: celebrating differences. We saw Finding Dory before it's release date in theaters and were deeply touched by the beautiful sentiment. We are all unique and Read More... {Read More...}

Easy Space Cake

Easy Space Cake recipe featured

Whether it's for a space themed party, a galaxy playdate, or a celebration in anticipation of the new Ratchet & Clank movie release, this easy space cake will be an exciting dessert for your guests. The best news is you just need a box cake mix and food coloring to make the treat that perfectly resembles a planet covered in craters. Today I shared how to host a summer movie party on Arizona Midday. With the release of Ratchet & Clank in theaters tomorrow it was a great opportunity Read More... {Read More...}

Milk Crate Book Storage and Reading Bench

milk crate book storage and reading bench featured

Enjoy an easy DIY book storage solution with this milk crate book storage and reading bench. This post was originally published September 1, 2013.  We have a large collection of children's books in our home. My daughter's favorite books are constantly changing and it's challenging to find a place for them without taking over our entire house. The milk crate book storage and reading bench has encouraged my daughter to sit down with books during the day and is also where we read a bedtime Read More... {Read More...}