HGTV’s Santa HQ Experience: Our Holiday Events Guide

Who is ready for Santa, hot chocolate and stories with Mrs. Claus? Start the holidays off with a fun and innovative event from HGTV at your local mall! Only 10 cities across the United States are featuring the HGTV Santa HQ experience, an interactive wonderland for the entire family that you won’t want to miss. Our family was graciously invited to attend Santa HQ at Washington Square Mall and want us to share our adventure with everyone. As always, our experiences are our own opinion & we will always provide our honest feedback on each event we attend…

Why & How We Changed Our Toddler’s Sleep Routine With One Gesture

I must mention that I am in no way a sleep expert, nor do I believe every sleep routine works for every child. Every little one is different & unique. Our story goes from a screaming, anxious environment at bedtime to now what we can call a calming, soothing experience that allows Scarlett a good night sleep every night. Right around when Scarlett turned two years old, a nighttime anxiety started. We had always stuck to the same¬†bedtime routine and it had worked. We would say our goodnights, lay her down while she was tired & then leave the…

40 Non-Toy Christmas Gifts for Children

The holiday season is upon us! This year, non-toy gifts are the way to go. There are plenty of toys to play with in this home and I am sure you can say the same thing. Giving an experience or something that will grow with the child in your life is a nice present & gesture that everyone, including their parents, will love. Gift-giving is all about showing the ones you love how much they mean to you. I love gift-giving, whether it is completing a DIY project or finishing the perfect gift, it makes me feel…

Enjoying Autumn With Your Family: Our Fall Bucket List Update

One month of fall has past and that means there are still two months left to enjoy it. That gives us plenty of time to complete our bucket list. Have you started your list yet? We have had the best weather this autumn and it seems unreal how much sunshine there has been in October. We go to the park at least once a day, the windows have been wide open and the color of the leaves have never been so bright. Fall has been good to Oregon! Right as the new season began, I decided to put together a…