Beth Friesenhahn

Beth Friesenhahn grew up in Eastern Washington and spent the good part
of her early years playing gin rummy and enjoying the scenic highways
and byways of the Northwest from the top of a camper. Beth has been
writing and blogging about all things baby since the birth of cleeo &
bea (hip kid product reviews) in early 2009. She has lived in every
quadrant of P-Town and now resides in North Portland with her hubbie,
Thomas and two darling nutballs, Zadie and Lucie. She is currently
crushing on Masterpiece Classics, enjoys digging in the dirt,
libraries and scrounging around for cool stuff.

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Holiday Craft: Pinecone Elf Ornament

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Holiday Craft: Pinecone Elf Ornament

Last year, one of our favorite crafts was a pinecone elf ornament. It requires only a few supplies, is easy and quick to put together, and people love them! WHAT YOU’LL NEED Medium to large sized pinecones 1” wooden craft balls (no holes) Felted wool or felt Glue (hot glue makes this a snap) Scissors Fine-tipped […]

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Food: Dress Up & Eat Dessert!

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Food: Dress Up & Eat Dessert!

My 6-year-old son is not going to last the tasting menu at Castagna, but he has proven he’ll behave for a beautifully-presented sweet treat. ‘Tis the season for dressing up and decadence—and special memories, so enjoy it with your children, perhaps at these upscale, child-friendly places. We visited them anew, just for this article, and just for dessert. […]

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Holiday Giving Guide: Make it Bright

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Holiday Giving Guide: Make it Bright

1. Early Rider by Spheverelo Kids will love this sweet ride. Spielwerk Toys, spielwerktoys.com $119 2. 100% Pure Body products at a price that will make everyone smile! Body Lotions and Butters, Lip Balm, Salt Scrub, Zenana Spa, zenanaspa.com, $6-$25 3. Trampolines Your kids can jump to their heart’s content. The Springfree Trampoline comes in […]

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10 Reasons to Visit Skamania Lodge This Season

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
10 Reasons to Visit Skamania Lodge This Season

Last weekend, we packed up and headed out for the quick and scenic 45-minute drive to the Gorge on the Washington side. Our final destination: Skamania Lodge. We have been daydreaming about staying at the lodge ever since we attended a friend’s wedding back in the old days before kids. Now, we’ve been hearing tales about […]

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Handmade Holiday Shopping 2014

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Handmade Holiday Shopping 2014

FESTIVAL OF THE LAST MINUTE December 18-24 Monday-Friday: 11am-5PM Saturdays: 10am-5pm Sundays: 11am-4:30pm Christmas Eve: 11am-3:30pm Portland’s first craft maker’s market is filled with unique handcrafted gifts, exotic foods and a frosty-yet-festive atmosphere. Open Rain or shine, everyday of the week before Christmas for those of us who wait until the last minute! Portland Saturday Market, Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza […]

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Holiday Lights: 9 Festive Outings

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Holiday Lights: 9 Festive Outings

NOV 28 – JAN 4 ZooLights Pull on those mittens and zip up! The ZooLights train returns this year and so do the million of LED lights and moving sculptures that make up this favorite holiday tradition. Closed Dec 10, 24, and 25, $7-10 (admission is free for zoo members). Visit Sun-Thurs from 5-8pm and […]

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Craft Your Own Winter Wonderland

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Craft Your Own Winter Wonderland

Regardless of the weather outside your window, inside it is cozy, and warm, and perfect for creating a winter wonderland. Snowmen, penguins, polar bears – who else enjoys cold weather? You can make them all by using items you have right around the house. And the best part is, these friends won’t melt! Supplies: Small […]

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13 Fantastic Winter Break Camps!

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
13 Fantastic Winter Break Camps!

Do Jump CIRCUS CAMP Run away with the circus! Explore physical theater, acrobatics, juggling, stilt-walking, trapeze and more in this week-long circus-skills camp. Students build confidence, grace, and strength as they discover their own potential on the mats and in the air! Students build collaborative group skills through partner tricks, physical theater exercises, and creating their […]

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