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DIY Valentine Heart Garland

Sometimes holidays sneak up on me and before I know it, it’s a few days before and I haven’t done much to decorate or prepare to celebrate. Today I wanted to share an easy DIY Valentine craft and decor idea you can whip together to feel festive and accomplished.  DIY Valentine Garland For this garland, […]

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Valentine tradition

Cafe Ezra: A Family Valentine’s Day Tradition

Our family runs a restaurant. Mind you, we are only open one night per year, and can only accommodate one table per night. We’re highly exclusive.  We admit guests on an invitation-only basis, and we haven’t quite nailed down a cohesive vision for our cuisine.  We might offer Chinese takeout from another food establishment, or […]

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craft supplies

10 Must-Have Craft Supplies to Keep Kids Busy

During the dead of winter (or even the heat of summer), when going outside isn’t always pleasant, having a craft or activity closet to raid is a savior! Here are my favorite craft supplies. I love to pull them out for special occasions or on days when we need SOMETHING to do! Hopefully this will […]

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geocaching

How to Start Geocaching

I started geocaching with my kids when they were really young. We love learning how to find hidden treasures in our own city! It isn’t hard to get started, but knowing the basics for geocaching are important. The best part? It’s FREE! Not sure what geocaching is? Check out this video. How to start geocaching […]

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