Family Fun | Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

I really love using the crockpot to make meals... especially for busy days and cold, winter nights! One of my favorites is split pea soup. Super easy to make - you just throw all the ingredients into the crockpot in the morning and voila!

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Family Fun | Stop #5 and #6 - Bi Rite & Shakedown

ratingWe took a few weeks of hiatus from our Bay Area Ice Cream Tour while the girls were at camp, but we are back in full swing and hoping to complete our list soon!

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Family Fun | Stop 1 on Zoe and Lila's Bay Area Ice Cream Tour

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Summer vacation has finally kicked off! And now I need to find ways to occupy my almost ten and thirteen-year-old for the next two and a half months...

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Family Fun | Advent Calendars

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Today is December 1st so you know what that means- time to get those advent calendars out!  Growing up, I didn't have advent calendars but I knew that when I had my own family, I would make them part of our holiday tradition.

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Family Fun | BTS Capsule Wardrobe for Girls

How is it possible that it’s almost time for kids to head back to school? Wasn’t it just yesterday we were thinking about how to fill our summer days? Now, the first day of school is just 4 weeks away!! Yikes.

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Family Fun | Planning A Summer Staycation

San Francisco / Bay Area is ranked as one of the top tourist destinations in the nation but living here, we don’t always make the time to enjoy the sights and activities that thousands of people flock to SF for.

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Family Fun | Slow Summers...

ZoLi Girls' Summer HairIt’s usually around February or March that I start thinking about summer and what camps I need to sign the girls up for.  And it’s about the same time that I start wondering what happened to our summers.  Summers are supposed to be a break from the crazy packed days of the school year.

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Family Fun | Christmas Gift Conundrum

Rule of 4 giftingEvery Christmas, I used to struggle with not only what to get each child but also how many.  

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Family Fun | On the Road ...

I have the best memories road tripping with my parents when I was growing up.  We went to so many places ...

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Family Fun | Raising Chicks Update

It's been about a year since we embarked on our adventure of raising backyard chickens.  As you may recall, we started ...

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Family Fun | Homemade Valentine's 2015

Girls wanted to make homemade valentines this year so we came up with two great ones - Felt Fortune Cookies for Zoe's friends and Clothespin Love Bugs for Lila.

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Family Fun | Holiday Baking

I can't believe Christmas is just twelve days away!!  I just had a mild panic attack typing those words.  It's been the crazy at work but I am trying to carve out time to do ...

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Family Fun | Creative Holiday Wraps

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday is over, its time to get wrapping.  Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing ...

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Family Fun | Plant Cups with a Face

Germinating seeds is always a fun project to do with kids.  A perfect activity for summer afternoons.  There is a great tutorial from By Wilma for germinating watercress seeds.  Somehow the customized faces ...

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Family Fun | Raising Chicks

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to raise chickens but never did because I thought it would be too much work.  After years of speaking to different people who have done it, I decided to just go for it.

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Family Fun | Routines & Schedules

Back-to-school time typically means a new routine for us.  This year is no different.  We are trying out a new system to help keep us organized and stay on top of daily tasks and chores.  For it to work, we knew it had to be...

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Family Fun | Tire Swing

Painted tire swings ... the possibilities are endless.  Doesn't this make you think of summer?

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Family Fun | Salt Dough Hearts

With valentine's day coming up, it is time to get your craft on.  The girls usually like to make something to pass out in class so this year, after searching around on the web, we decided to make heart dough magnets and heart...

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Family Fun | Oh the things you find ...

There is something new and sometimes amazing around each corner in Taiwan.  On this trip, we found a wonderful community vegetable garden overlooking the city of Taiwan.  The land was vast and the couple that owned it ...

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Family Fun | Summer in Taiwan

It's always nice when we head back to Taiwan during the summer.  It takes us a while to get acclimated to the weather and the time difference so for the first few days we like to just wander around the city ...

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