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I've scoured the internet for 15 unicorn gift ideas that are a far cry from the usual plastic stuff. We're talking unicorn gift ideas that promote open-ended, creative play + a few totally unexpected unicorn gifts.
I really thought this whole unicorn thing would be a phase. But no, here we are five years in to yet another holiday cycle with wishlists filled with fantasy. My 6-year-old is so serious about this topic that she specifically requested a "unicorn AND alicorn birthday party." I...didn't realize there was a difference. Make Magic: 15 Unexpected Unicorn Gifts...
There's a wide range of video games here, from adventure cooperative games to battle royales, plus virtual reality games. Quite a few are multiplayer co-op games & online co-op games are my jam.
I'm back with another video game post! Shana has released me from the video editing room for a short time to gush about all the games I love, the ones I want to play, and some I'm reallllly curious about. These aren't in any particular order of favoritism, but I will add notes with what platforms they're available on!...
I originally wrote this post on the Nintendo Switch™ in 2018, but my love for the Switch as the best gaming system for families is still SUPER strong. Especially if you're looking for your kiddo's first gaming system, the Switch is my top recommendation (even with the release of the new Nintendo Switch OLED).  So much so, that this year...
While I question her discernment of donuts, I have to say, she has a point about these dolls. The Surprise Powerz Dolls, educational toys for young kids, really are all that and a bag of chips.
To know my six-year-old, Elise, is to know her unbridled joy for everything life has to offer. The nondescript donut place in town? The best ever. The park around the corner? AWESOME. So it was no "surprise" to me when the first thing to come out her mouth, when she opened up the box of Surprise Powerz Dolls, was "THESE...
Have a comic book lover in your life (or someone looking to start drawing)? We've found uber-cool gift ideas for them (think drawing, drafting & swag).
I think one of the most daunting things about walking into an art store is the 4,000 types of paper and 800 types of pencils lining the walls. If you have someone in your life who loves comic books or is looking to start drawing, I've gone uber-hard finding some cool gift ideas for them. I’ll keep it short...
Once again, we're looking for cool, unique gift ideas for tweens & teens. We prefer gifts that go beyond the usual requests (video games, phones,) but still have some sort of 'wow' factor.
Things are changing in our house. Our old playroom, once filled with blocks and Magna-Tiles and dress-up costumes and Nerf guns...has been recently renovated so our two boys (a teen and a tween) now have their own bedrooms. Instead of swinging on bars and building towers, there's a lot more moody listening of music going on. 17 Cool...
One single pot that can do ALL the things: boil pasta (& drain it w/ the built-in strainer), slow cook chili, roast crispy chicken, steam idlis (Indian dumplings), + pan-fry & bake things too?
September rolls around every year, and I try desperately to get back to all the routines. Routines for getting ready for school, routines for after-school activities, routines for homework schedules, and routines for family meals at home. No more ice cream and boardwalk fries for dinner...PLEASE! Cooking those weeknight family meals, though, I could do without. I actually enjoy cooking for crowds…Thanksgiving...
A (random) list of my top 10 Kohl's buys of all-time, including the sheets on our bed & the towels we've used for years...(plus, cute flares & boots).
Thank you to Kohl's & ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post. I live under a mile from Kohl's -- it's one of the few department stores we have in Marquette (Michigan). I've spent countless hours there, shopping for everything from baby clothes and makeup (they now have Sephora!!), to sheets and towels and vacuums, and other random things that have...
Obvi our kids were going to learn how to play chess. We’re not trying to raise grandmasters; we think chess is a life skill. From the best chess boards to apps & books: our 5 tips.
I first beat Mike on our honeymoon. We were staying at some small B&B in California, and it was raining that day. Moodily, we poked around the nooks and crannies of the ground floor, until we came upon a window seat, complete with a chessboard. It was one of those beautiful, carved things — we were immediately drawn in....
Kids want comfortable jeans too (imagine that) & we're pretty sure we found some winners at Osh Kosh B'gosh. Even the toddler is on board (& on-trend).
Thank you to OshKosh B'gosh x Afterpay & ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post.  "I'm wearing this exact outfit on the first day of school!" Greenlea said after we took these (adorable) pictures of her and her brother. I had to pat myself on the back because I have been striking out when it comes to picking out her...