child canoeing and holding a canoe paddle

Secret amazing family boating spot near Boston (or, how we went canoeing this weekend and had a blast)

We decided to try to go boating on the spur-of-the-moment this weekend, and found a fantastic spot so I of course have to share. We went to the Middlesex Fells, where we’ve been plenty of times to go hiking, but haven’t explored┬áthe Stoneham side at Spot Pond much so didn’t know that you could rent…

Stuff I love: Buzzfeed’s Turn An IKEA Side Table Into A Succulent Garden

How cool is this?! Buzzfeed’s Nifty took a cheap IKEA side table and turned it into a succulent table (a table with plants growing in the middle for those like me who paused at what that meant). I so want to do this. Here’s the link to their DIY instructions and video:   https://www.buzzfeed.com/dorsey/get-fancy-af-and-turn-a-table-into-a-succulent-garden?utm_term=.qkazQ533A&sub=4266525_8781052 Would…

Memorial Day Children’s Clothing Sales Roundup and Codes: Hanna Andersson, Kohl’s, Tea Collection, Boden, Gap, Nordstrom and more

Many of my favorite kid’s clothing brands are having great Memorial Day sales – Hanna Andersson, Tea Collection, Kohl’s, etc. Here’s a quick roundup of who’s having what type of sale and all of the codes I know of as of Thursday evening, March 26. Individual brands (Hanna Andersson, Tea Collection, Gap, Mini Boden, Gymboree,…

Sewing an Olaf

Here’s┬áthe story of how I managed to sew a pretty decent-looking stuffed Olaf despite having never made a stuffed animal before (and how you can too). My youngest wanted to make an Olaf stuffy for my kindergartener, and I foolishly agreed to this, thinking we could go to the fabric store and get some Frozen…