7 Things We Did to Make Our Simple Treehouse Awesome

Adventure in the woods.  Treetop games.  Climbing and swinging.  Imaginative play.  Active fun.  All things I wanted in a treehouse.  Now if you have watched Treehouse Masters, you know the possibilities are endless when it comes to treehouses.  And I think one of those spectacular structures would … [Read more...]

31 Helpful Ark Encounter Tips To Know Before You Go

  Spectacular! That is the most fitting way to describe our visit to Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY.  The 511-foot-long gorgeous, timber structure is awe-inspiring from the moment you arrive and step off the shuttle.  It is incredible to walk through the decks seeing how Noah, his family … [Read more...]

A Fun Family Quest to Get Your Kids to Watch & Learn About the Summer Olympics

On August 5th, millions of people around the world will tune in to the watch the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics.  Will your family be among them?   As my kids get older, they are becoming more interested in the Olympic games.  They are learning that these are the best athletes in … [Read more...]

How to Make a Giant Decoding Disk

Do your kids like secret codes? A couple months ago, my son started making paper decoding disks to write secret messages.  The idea was inspired by this cool book for boys (affiliate links included in post).  Since then, we have been writing messages for each other and even before school ended, … [Read more...]

How to Get my New eBook for FREE

Did you know that there are hundreds of holidays that don’t make it onto the calendar each year?  I’m talking crazy, bizarre and just plain silly.  And while I’m not mentally nor physically prepared to start celebrating Marooned Without A Compass day, there are many celebrations that do deserve a … [Read more...]

How to Make Simple, Yet Gorgeous Dollar Tree Luminaries

(This post contains my affiliate links.) Oh friends, when my eyes caught a glance of these decorative glass bottles, I knew I had to do something fun!  And with a quick little addition, for a whopping total of 2 bucks, I made Dollar Tree Luminaries. Not only are the luminaries ultra easy to … [Read more...]

19 Ways to Savor Summer

I was sitting down with a couple of moms the other day, talking about all the excitement of summer.  One of them mentioned that as quickly as summer will soon start, it will fade just as fast.  I immediately knew what she meant. As summer begins, there is a twang of grief deep inside because I … [Read more...]

Summer Serving Badges: 10 Ways Your Kids Can Love Others

Do you want your kids to have a focus on serving this summer? Try this! I am always looking for ways to weave serving others into our lives.  It is my desire that my kids would fight selfishness and develop a heart to serve.  And after last summer's failure, I decided to be intentional and … [Read more...]

My Favorite Way to Organize Tablecloths . . . Simple & Labeled

If you have been following my tip on finding inexpensive table linens, you may now be looking for a simple idea to organize your growing collection.  Pinterest has all kinds of ways to organize tablecloths, but many are expensive if you're talking fancy built-in cupboards or time-consuming if you … [Read more...]

The One Thing We Do After Every Movie

There is something we do after every movie we see - whether we are at home or at the movie theater.  It is a game we play and we do it all the time.  It is something so utterly simple, you can do it too. Will it create fun with your kids?   You bet. Will it annoy your teenagers? Quite … [Read more...]