11 Things to do with kids in Galena Illinois

My family lives about 30 minutes from Galena, Illinois and we love taking day trips to Galena! We go to Galena multiple times a season.   There are so many fun activities for kids in Galena, Illinois. Including many outdoor activities.   Here is a list of 11 places we LOVE to […]


Five Activities for kids near Buffalo National River

Today’s post is sponsored by Little Bites®—# LoveLittleBites #SnackyHour. Over Spring Break, my family took a “social distancing” trip to Buffalo National River.   Buffalo National River is a very underrated and under commercialized area.   I did not find many travel tips while planning my trip, so I decided to write […]


Cedar Valley Birthday Party Guide

After living in the Cedar Valley for six years, and hosting my share of birthday parties in the area, I decided to put together this birthday party guide for you, as I didn’t feel that there was a great resource online.  I love organizing events, and I now consider myself […]


15 Places for Family Fun in The Cedar Valley

Since initially writing this post, my family has moved away.  If you have anything else you would like me to add to this list, please feel free to contact me.  My e-mail is makethebestcrafts @ Gmail. com  This post may contain affiliate links  I loved raising my family here in […]


12 things to eat in Cedar Falls- Waterloo Iowa

  This post is not sponsored and all opinions are entirely mine.  If you like this post.  Check out my 15 favorite activities for family fun in the Cedar Valley! Welp!  My family finally made it to Dubuque!  We spent six incredible years, living in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and it […]


12 things to eat in Door County

This post contains affiliate links. I am 35 years old, and I have been visiting Door County, Wisconsin, since I was 2.   I consider myself an expert on this charming little county.  I have eaten at almost every restaurant at one time or another.  I know every shop, every renovation […]