We just returned from a lovely vacation visiting my family in southern Oregon. We go every summer and camp at our favorite spot – Loon Lake. It’s absolutely gorgeous with a beautiful lake and perfect sandy beach. There are tons of trees and shade and it is the most beautiful camping spot I’ve ever found. […]

This is my Hey Girl contribution… I love this game.

This is a guest post from The Clothing Warehouse which is in the vintage clothing industry also offering wholesale vintage clothing. Everyone shouldn’t have to dress alike and that is why we are in the vintage clothing industry.  Every piece of clothing we have is as original as you and no two pieces are identical.  […]

Hello, this is Kelsey’s husband and she has been so gracious to allow me to post this on her blog. My friend has a business doing water transfer printing. This is a unique service where they dip items such as boats, atv’s, snowmobiles, guns, archery bows, etc. into a watery substance to print a unique […]

ENTER TO WIN A CAMERA SHOULDER HARNESS! MyBinocularHarness.com is giving away a shoulder strap harness.  Its a great camera harness that prevents your camera from sliding from side to side or falling off your shoulder. Works on ANY size of camera or binocular. The strap retails for about $30. The site is giving away 3 […]

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Our 25 days of family fun Christmas activities/ideas is over, and sometimes I feel a little let down between Christmas and New Years. To spice things up and keep the excitement going, host a dessert party! Invite your friends and neighbors to bring a new or tried […]

Martha Stewart is doing a giveaway on her blog – check it out! I found out about it from Org Junkie, so thanks Laura!

I can’t believe I forgot to tell you that Jeri is offering a 10% discount to Vanilla Joy readers on all her baby announcements!  Remember how she gave a set away to her readers and you all choose your favorite design and loved them so much?  Well now the one you wanted is on sale!  […]

I’ve been working hard on getting this giveaway organized and ready to go for Monday, so I only have one thing to say today. You might want to share this with your children, because I think it’s very good advice that Boyd gave Joel yesterday at dinner: “Don’t chew your food while your fingers are […]

I know you know that I know how important reading to kids is. I’ve written a handful of posts about my thoughts on reading to kids, but I haven’t given you a list of great kid’s books. Below are the books that I read every day to my son, Joel, who is 17 months old. […]