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Showing posts from December, 2014

Salt Dough Ornament Craft

Salt Dough Ornament Crafts will make family night loads of fun. Christmas is a very fun holiday for dusting off your rolling pin and the cookie cutters. This season, my family and I made salt dough ornaments for our school classroom, family, and  friends. If you are like me, then you will enjoy giving away these beautiful handmade gifts. I feel that handmade gifts are made with love and help inspire others to love a little more.  We had lots of fun making this craft on a Saturday afternoon. I have to say that I baked the ornaments ahead of time to make it more enjoyable. I suggest you do the same to enjoy the painting part. By the way, save this recipe for Valentine's day because you can use it to make heart shaped gifts for the ones you love. Enjoy the holidays and share your love with these cute handmade ornaments. Ingredients: 4 cups of flour 1 cup of Salt 1 ½ cups of warm water Additional things you will need Rolling pin 1 cup of fl

Handball and Dodgeball Birthday Party!

Handball and Dodgeball birthday party and one tournament for my December baby. Sports theme birthday party for boys is always a fun adventure to put on. Read the story of how it all came together through the eyes of Field Trip Dad. It happened.  Our children are growing up fast.  Alma and I are running out of themes for birthday parties.  It is becoming difficult to plan a unique and creative event.  Over the last year or so, our kids have spiked and bounced their way through 3 rubber handballs, better known as a dodge ball.  Our boys play handball daily with their friends at school and it seems that the sport that my wife and I grew up with has re-emerged and morphed into an exciting game with plenty of new spins and a variety of added rules.  When we asked our son what kind of party he wanted, he quickly said, "Let's have a handball party." In my search for information to create the over the top Bosek Family birthday party as we strive to do for our kids, I fo

New Year's at Knott's Berry Farm family tradition.

Welcome in the New Year at Knott's Berry Farm with your family. The park will be filled with live entertainment and fireworks to bring in the New Year. Simply park your car and walk to the entrance to have a full day of festivities. There is no need to drive too far to have the best holiday fun ever. Up to late, drive to long? No worries, you can stay at the Knotts Berry Farm Hotel just a short walk in the park and enjoy a late night of dancing, riding roller coasters and fireworks. It is really the best way to enjoy bringing in the New Year. My family and I make it out to the New Year's celebration every year as part of our family tradition. Family traditions are very important part of building lasting memories and creating bonds with your kids and the rest of the family. It is also a great time to show your kids that you have a fun side and understand that play time is important too. I recommend that you come and play at Knott's Berry Farm with your family and fr

Heirloom and Hardware custom furniture boutique.

I want to introduce you to custom furniture through Heirloom and Hardware .  They are a great store where you can find furniture that inspires you. The inspiration comes from the owners husband-and-wife team Joseph and Jessica D’Ambra, and sibling Jennifer, who create each piece with passion for home furniture.   Heirloom and Hardware has been selling   custom furniture since 2011.   They have a new store at 2930 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 in the LAB shopping center. We were recently invited to their grand opening.   Dorian Gomez filled in for me and was my eyes and ears on this special night.   He called me and revealed his thoughts on the store with me. Dorian: ”Their love for turning something vintage into something classic is evident the minute you walk in the door of their store. Me:   What feeling did you get from the place? Dorian: The shop owners really love their craft of making furniture.   They travel to Europe to find one of a kind piece

Copper Fit Compression Knee Sleeve

Copper Fit Infused Compression Garments is a uni-sex compression sleeve used to help with easier joint movement and pain relief.  Several months back, the kind staff from Copper Fit and Idea Village sent Field Trip Dad the gift of pain management and relief in which I gladly was willing to try.  Field Trip was sent a compression knee sleeve in exchange for this blog post.  All opinions and comments are my own and we did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. Copper Fit compression sleeves infuses copper ions during the manufacturing process which will not easily wash or wear out of the garment even through several washings.  Copper is a natural mineral, environmentally friendly and a required nutrient in our present ecosystem.  For thousands of years, ancient Aztecs, Romans and Egyptians have used copper for many benefits according to Gregor Grass, Christopher Rensing and Marc Solioz in their book Metallic Copper as an Antimicrobial Surface. Applied Envir