Normally, I have an abundance of words. But this year I feel introspective and private. I haven’t posted as much lately. How did this gushing writer end up in this quiet place? Let’s review. (The links will take you to other stories/posts we’ve shared this year.) Photo from our talented friends at KLT Photography The start of 2015 […]
How ISIS, cardiologists, criminals, C.S. Lewis, and bicycles changed our family in 2014.
Dear friends, there are no affiliate links in this post. The links shared here will take you to pages on our blog or facebook page with more stories from 2014. Thanks for being a part of our year! In 2013, I sheepishly shared that our Christmas card declared our family was so very merry. But 2014 wasn’t merry. […]
50+ Screen-Free Travel Toys & Activities for Kids of All Ages!
At our house, we have what I call a “travel bag of tricks.” This bag has a permanent home in the back of our daughter’s closet and is filled with travel toys. It only comes out when we travel, so all of the toys are special and novel when we take a road trip or […]
What’s your dream vacation?
Today’s my birthday! Anyone wanna guess my age? 😉 I’m celebrating by spending time with my family…and dreaming about travel. That sounds about right for me! I love a good vacation, but did you know that even vacation planning boosts happiness for up to eight weeks!? So for my birthday…how about you join me in […]
How to Throw a Murder Mystery Party (And Why You’ll Be Glad You Did)
A few weeks ago, Nate turned thirty. Some of you now think we’re old and uncool. Others may be annoyed by the fact that we’re still so young. Or perhaps you think it doesn’t matter because all couples with young kids are in the same phase of life; therefore, we’re all the same age. Regardless, […]
Skip the Sand Castles! Try Making an Ice Palace.
Whether you live by a beach and need a break from sand castles or if you’re shivering in sub-zero weather, an ice palace is a fun way for kiddos to create, build, and explore. Last week I jumped right back into blogging after the Puerto Rico drama thanks to my blogging friends and the fun […]
Merry? So Very! Why I’m feeling a little sheepish about our Christmas cards this year.
This year our Christmas card declares, “Merry? So very!” The greeting is cute and a little out-of-the-ordinary, but I do feel a little sheepish sharing that with friends. It’s like we’re trying to rub it in. Those Browns. Always so stinkin’ happy. On one hand, we are a pretty positive family. Nate has this amazing (and annoying) […]
Involve little hands in gift giving with a homemade wrapping paper collage.
First things first: after I spent far too long on that collage up above, I realized that the heading “too little to wrap?” positioned right next to a picture of my baby might be a little misleading. No, I wasn’t trying to wrap my child! Are you kidding? What kind of person jumps to that […]
What’s a subscription box service?! Testing out Citrus Lane. (With #Giveaway!)
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Make the House Smell Like Christmas: A *Sensational* Holiday Idea for Kids
Hi there! Thanks for visiting. Why not hang around? Pin with us on pinterest, subscribe by email (using the box on the right-hand side of the page), or join the conversation on the Nothing if Not Intentional facebook page. For our final post in our Christmas Play Days series, I wanted to put together an […]