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Postcards from the Hedge: How to Be Tourist at Home

We’ve got the secrets to having a little at-home vaycay no matter where you live.

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12 Adorable Easter Basket Fillers You Can Buy on Etsy

Here’s where you’ll find the most unique gifts for your kids’ baskets!

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30 Unique Gifts for Plant Lovers (Curated by a Plant Nerd)

Whether they have a thing for succulents, a houseplant collection or consider themselves a plant nerd, here are our top gifts for plant lovers everywhere.

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Mason Jar Science: Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments

These super cool experiments can all be done in your favorite kind of jar!

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DIY Father’s Day Gifts for the Guy Who Has Everything

If you still haven’t found that perfect Father’s Day gift, homemade is the way to go when it comes to gifting Dad with something special.

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How to Make Your Own “I Spy” Jar

These jars are easy, low cost and fun to make.

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Mason Jar Ice Cream Cake

Take this ice cream cake into your yard for a picnic-y feeling dessert, or eat it in your living room while you’re watching Netflix. It’s ever-so-portable!

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Here’s How to Make a Mini Dinosaur Terrarium in a Mason Jar

Looking for an adorable-but-simple project you can do in just minutes? This tiny dino terrarium is it!

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13 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Totally Pull Off

Procrastinate much? We’ve got thoughtful ideas that don’t take long to whip together.

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70+ Mad Scientist Experiments for Freaky Deaky Fun

From potions to glow in the dark, these science experiments for kids are mad fun.

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16 Mother’s Day Crafts to Make with Your Baby

Spend time with baby creating the perfect present for Mom or Grandma this Mother’s Day.

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It’s Time to Get Real About Homemade Holiday Gifts

Nine years ago, the vexatious tradition began. In the spirit of the season—both Christmas and Hannukah for this mixed family—the adults in our family agreed to give each other only homemade holiday gifts. Kids were excluded, which allowed Grammy and…

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The Top Holiday Gift Trends for Everyone on Your List, According to Pinterest

Here are some of the top holiday gift trends on Pinterest to help make shopping easier this year.

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How I Use Simple Supplies to Turn Water Time into Super Fun Science!

Photo: Alycia Calvert
Transform water play into an incredible science lesson with these simple supplies: a cup and a plastic lid, a jar and a piece of screen. The first time I shared these two investigations with my kids, they…

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5 Birthday Party Favors They’ll Actually Use

Skip the bulk toys and tiny plastic whistles and give out favors that kids will use long after the party is done.

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This Year’s Most Pin-Worthy Mother’s Day DIYs

Mother’s Day is around the corner and after giving our children unconditional love, we deserve the best. That’s why on this special day, store-bought gifts simply won’t cut the cake. Get crafty with these popular DIY mother’s day ideas from…

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Motherhood is…Hanging by a Thread

I’m fine.

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At least that’s what I say.
And truly I am.
Aren’t we all?

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I know I’m fine….although, my definition of fine likely isn’t the same as yours. Guaranteed.…

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Today Is Indoor Gardening Day

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Today Is Indoor Gardening Day

Bring the outdoors in.

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Gardening in the middle of winter is actually possible thanks to indoor gardening projects like these.

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Pay tribute to the beloved garden gnome with 9 gnome-tastic ideas to…

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A Foodie Paradise For All Ages: The New Smorgasburg LA

Sure, it’s the hottest new foodie spot in town, but should you bring the kids? (Hint: resoundingly, YES!)

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Sweet Summer Sips: 5 of the Best Local Spots for Lemonade

Whether you prefer yours simple and classic or like to experiment with different flavor combinations, we’ve found five great places to get lemonade in the DMV.

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Today Is National Ice Cream Day

 

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Today Is National Ice Cream Day

Aka, the best day ever.

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The only equipment you need to make ice cream is a freezer. Here’s how.

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Where there is ice cream, there should be toppings.

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Have…

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The Easiest Homemade Pickles Ever

These pickles are so easy and make for a great snack (but good luck–we’re guessing they won’t last long in your fridge).

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Berry Cobbler Overnight Oats

Overnights oats are the latest craze in easy, vegan, and whole food recipes.

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4 Places for Family Fun in Fallbrook

Fallbrook is perfect for your family’s next adventure. Here are four spots to have some fun.

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The Care and Feeding of a Pet Rock (In 4 Easy Steps)

You’ve slated time to find and decorate your pet rock, but how do you keep it happy? Read on for four easy ways to care for your pet rock.

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Three New Reasons to Love East Capitol Hill

A sleepy part of Capitol Hill just scored a trio of locally owned food-centric spots that are about to become some of your favorite places to take the kids.

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One Cool Thing: Paperwhite Bulbs in Mason Jars

For your colleagues, teachers and neighbors who you want to show your appreciation for without spending a pretty penny, here’s a simple fun gift idea–paperwhite bulbs in a mason jar.

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Sensational Easter Basket Ideas

This year, think outside of the traditional Easter “basket,” and get inspired by what some clever crafters have come up with. We’ve got five daringly creative Easter basket ideas to share. From the budget friendly “paper plate” basket to the…

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Date Night: Cask Wines

How do you like your wine? In a glass? By the bottle? What about a keg? Seattle Magazine has the skinny on which local restaurants are pairing up with area wineries to offer eco-friendly, inexpensive, and delicious wine by the…

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Move Over, Cupcakes: Here Comes Seattle’s High 5 Pie Shop

With cupcakes, ice cream, frozen custard, and now pie,  Capitol Hill  has got your family’s sweet tooth covered. Dani Cone’s High 5 pies have been available at her Fuel coffee shops (and a few select other spots around town) for…

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