DIY Edible Playdough

Mother’s MacGyver things in desperation. This week, Edible Playdough was needed. I was looking for something fun. Something both Sofia and Stella could connect over, to play together, bearing in mind their 5 year age gap; this can sometimes be extremely tricky. We’re at a point with Stella where Playdough seems perfect but the safety precautions needed to be taken while she plays with it are not always possible. Trying to find some safe, independent play options was how we came up with the idea of Edible Playdough. Was there such a thing? With a quick visit to Pinterest, I realized myself, along with many other’s had a […]

I cried; can I blame the head cold? {VLOG}

I didn’t have anything to share today, and I wasn’t about to stage anything because we’re not the Kardashians. So instead I went on camera, planning on telling you why I didn’t have a vlog for today and things just started to flow. The next thing you know I’m crying on the way to buy new Bath Towels. You guys, I cried! Can I blame the head cold? I can totally blame illness on emotions right?! If not that then Motherhood, I know I can blame that with ease.  Either way, today we got a little real, more real than I even planned. Answering a questions of […]

Disneyland’s PhotoPass vs. MaxPass

Apparently the start of the year brings many hopes and dreams for upcoming Family Vacations for many. Over the last few weeks I’ve been asked so many questions about our Disneyland Vacations over the years I thought I would put a few of the questions into a post. WHY? Because PhotoPass vs. MaxPass is a great questions, that and because Disneyland is INCREDIBLE and they’re worthy of breaking down for those who are asking. Disneyland for us, is not a trip that is booked in a whim. Planning months in advance is ideal to make the most of your families vacation. It’s why I like to share so […]

How to not get your baby to sleep! {VLOG}

Likely the worst idea I’ve had all year (it’s a good thing we’re only 5-days in), but it’s something I had ZERO CONTROL over. You see, Sofia has an art class earlier this week that ran through the middle of Stella’s afternoon nap. Sammy was at work and all my other options for help were not available (aka my mama was busy, and my bestie is out of town), so I had no choice but to play the dangerous game of KEEP BABY AWAKE. Click on the play button above, or check it out here on our youtube channel. See how we all did in trying to Keep Stella […]

Christmas; in 2 minutes {vlog}

Clearly one cannot do anything CHRISTMAS in 2 minutes; baking Christmas cookies, Christmas karaoke with Uncle Pete, wrapping Christmas presents, writing Christmas cards… not one of these things can be done in under 2 minutes. BUT thanks to fancy editing software, 3 cups of tea, 2 slices of cheesecake and hours behind the computer I’ve created for your our Christmas in 2 minutes.  For me, the most magical part of Christmas, is the excitement that builds around Santa and getting to live it through the eyes of Sofia and Stella.  Seriously, Christmas in 2 minutes… of course you have the time!   CHECK IT OUT above or else […]

Cutting Down our Christmas Tree {VLOG}

I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING; I thought you said you were on vacation until the 27th. This is true, I am, BUT we did put out another vlog today on our YouTube Channel and I did not want you missing it. It’s an extra special one.  We went out this past weekend and cut down a Christmas Tree. I know! I know! SO LATE, right? But we had no choice with the tree farms not being open when our family’s schedule was clear and then we were away in Whistler for 4 days. Like many other families, we’re at the mercy of WEEKENDS when it comes to […]

Merry Christmas from the Ciulla’s

  Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! May your Christmas be merry, your coffee be strong and your hearts be filled with joy.    **slowly backs away and hopes they don’t realize she won’t be back until December 27th**   *** Are you following us on social media? You should be, come find us on: Facebook  //  Twitter  //  Instagram  //  YouTube  //  Pinterest

Crazy Kids Playground in Whistler {VLOG}

SHE ALMOST FLEW OFF; Crazy Kids Playground in Whistler! We love the kids playground in Whistler, it’s actually a lot of what the girls talk about when we get home. It’s built out of real logs with playground parts, like a slide, ladder, pole and swings, but walking past… it’s more of an art piece, remove the childish screams as you walk by and it could totally pass for that. IT’S GORGEOUS is what I am saying, gorgeous and functional, conveniently located next to a Starbucks, so really it’s a parents dream. Thank you Whistler Canada, nice move! One of our favorite parts to Whistler Village, besides […]

Road Trip to Whistler {VLOG}

  It was our annual Road Trip to Whistler; I packed for cold but clear weather… it’s what the weather report told us! But when we arrived… snow covered the village, a snowsuit was a must if you were going outside and toques and gloves were not an option. IT WAS FREEZING! Traveling with kids carries it’s own set of surprises, however this one completely threw us off our game. We were expecting clear skies, cold winds but ABSOLUTELY ZERO chance of snow! We could not have been more wrong! Every year over the Holidays our family bundles up and heads on a Road Trip to Whistler for a […]

Our Annual Whistler Family Vacation

{Nearly} Wordless Wednesday; our annual Whistler Family Vacation has come and gone, but of course I can still relish in all the moments in photographs and video. Our trip is usually surprise-less, and in a good way, we keep it quite simple, stay at the same hotel, eat at the same favorite spots and PLAY HARD. However this year with a diet change, no regular groupon deal offered and a new little one that’s totally and completely mobile, a few minor adjustments were made to the usual Family Vacation. We found the BEST Gluten-Free Pizza Delivery in Whistler, we stayed at a gorgeous Lodge found on VRBO and […]