Activities

9 Free or Nearly Free Things to Do on a Weekend Indoors

by Chrystal Johnson November 9, 2013

Cooler weather is on the horizon for many parts of the country already and this, sadly, means the end to lots of outdoor fun we enjoyed over the summer. It doesn’t have to mean the end to fun completely though, and indoor fun doesn’t mean a huge expense either. Let’s look at 10 ways you […]

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Keep Your Puzzle Safe & Organized with Jigsafe

by Chrystal Johnson October 19, 2013

I got a puzzle around Christmas time last year that I have really wanted to find the time to assemble. Not only is it hard to find the time, it’s also hard to find the space to lie out a long-term project. If you have young kids, I’m sure you understand what a challenge that […]

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3 Interesting Camping Ideas in Your Suzuki

by Chrystal Johnson February 26, 2013

Getting off the beaten track can be one of the best ways to truly experience the magic of the outdoors. If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, going on a quality camping trip with friends and family is a wonderful way to reconnect. Your Suzuki Grand Vitara is […]

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4 Simple Ways To Go Green On Easter

by Chrystal Johnson February 22, 2013

Easter is just around the corner and the kids are excited because the Easter Bunny is sure to bring surprises. But do you really want to go to the store and buy one of those plastic-wrapped Easter gifts filled with sugar-laden treats and neon-colored grass? Is there any way to make Easter gifts a little […]

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Merriam Tailspin Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle from Artifact Puzzles

by Chrystal Johnson November 23, 2012

As a young girl, I remember sitting at my grandma’s table and putting puzzles together with her all the time. She always had one going, and I spent a lot of time with her, so it’s one vivid memory I have from my childhood. I really enjoyed it, but it has been many years since […]

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Traveling to Lacrosse Without the Big Expenses

by Chrystal Johnson October 5, 2012

When you’re a big lacrosse fan, you probably want to be able to take in as many games as possible. In many cases, this requires you to travel to other places to be able to see your favorite team. Although it can be very fun to travel to lacrosse games, it can get pretty expensive. Here […]

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Family Fun in Lake Tahoe at LEGO Summer Brickation + Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson July 25, 2012

What kid doesn’t love LEGOs? My girls are both very much into blocks. I think they are great educational tools and help children develop creativity. So I was excited to hear about LEGO Summer Brickation – an event being hosted in 4 cities around the country. Traverse City, MI; Myrtle Beach, SC; Lake Tahoe, CA […]

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Having a Blast with LeapFrog Summer Camp! {#CleverLFCamp #spon}

by Chrystal Johnson June 12, 2012

Thank you to LeapFrog for sponsoring my post about Leapfrog Summer Camp. To sign up for LeapFrog Summer Camp, please click here. #CleverLFCamp #spon —–We are on week 2 of LeapFrog Summer Camp and having an absolute blast doing the daily activities! I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but most of the activities have been well-suited to […]

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KOOB The Viking Natural Wood Game {#Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson March 8, 2012

I’m always looking for creative games and activities to do with the girls. It’s especially hard to find outdoor activities for us to do during the winter since it does get so cold (and snowy). We have plenty of plastic games and toys, but I have a personal preference toward toys and games made from […]

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Choosing the Right Overnight Camps for Kids

by Chrystal Johnson February 10, 2012

As a kid, one of my favorite things about summer was Girl Scout Camp. While we did get to take some weekend camping trips during the year, we only got to go for extended periods during the summer. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend summer camp twice. My first time was at […]

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