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...}

Polar bear gifts for kids

polar bear gifts for kids feature

With a seven year old daughter obsessed with learning everything she can about marine animals, I'm frequently searching for fun gifts for her. We celebrated her last birthday with a polar bear ice skating party and I spent quite a bit of time online for party inspiration. I'm sharing some of  my favorite polar bear gifts for kids perfect for birthdays, holidays and even Easter basket gift ideas. Polar bear gifts for kids symbolic polar bear adoption polar bear wrapping Read More... {Read More...}

Baby Penguin Art Prompt

baby penguin art prompt feature

Fact - penguins are adorable. But being adorable isn't the only reason we are talking about them today. It's Penguin Awareness Day and my seven year old daughter, the SeaWorld Guest Kid Blogger, is excited to share her favorite facts. We are also having some fun with a baby penguin art prompt. Sure, technically they are called penguin chicks, but "baby penguin" just sounds cute. The baby penguin art prompt is a great activity for home or the classroom. Add a few of my daughter's fun facts and Read More... {Read More...}