These pancakes are perfect for kids, couples, and families to enjoy for a special Christmas morning breakfast! Easy to make and decorate, the Christmas pancake bar will easily become a family tradition! I’m always making pancakes for special occasions, so I knew I needed to jazz them up for a Christmas pancake bar. Although I’m […]
This comprehensive list of the best board games of 2020 includes strategy, luck, and family fun- with perfect ideas for your Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas gift shopping!
This comprehensive list of the best card games of 2020 includes strategy, luck, and family fun- with perfect ideas for your Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas gift shopping! Our family is extremely competitive, so it’s no wonder we have a giant collection of card games and board games. Some are better than others, however. […]
Hey y’all. Easter is this weekend. A time of year usually spent in beautiful new spring dresses and suits, hunting for eggs filled with treats in the grass of a large lawn. This year, that looks a little bit different. So what can we do to still make Easter fun? Here are some classic Easter […]
The Do’s and Don’ts of Catalina Island- how to plan the best, cheapest vacation or day-trip with all the fun! Use these tips to find deals and packages that will best suit your trip! Learn about how to save money, transportation options, places to hike, and activities to do on the island.
Many of you understand what I mean when I say that Disney is not just a place to me; it’s a part of me! I’ve been to Disney World twice and Disney Land once before, but it was a dream of mine to go with my husband and young kids. I really wanted to have […]
Disney planning takes a lot of time, but you’ll be glad you did it! Here are things I specifically did or wish I had done for our trip this year to the Happiest Place on Earth. *Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, but only for the best stuff, and it doesn’t cost you extra! Thanks […]
We’re starting our 4th year of the Song of the Week program! You can learn more about different ways to use this program here, including past song schedules. Basically, you focus on one song each week as a family, and you sing/play/discuss it in as many simple ways as possible. What Songs Are Used in […]
Four years ago, my family thought we were going to a little pumpkin patch, but we actually stumbled upon one of the best-kept secrets of Middle Tennessee. Walden Farm, located in Smyrna, is way more than a pumpkin patch. We were blown away by all the farm had to offer: pumpkins, flowers, food, and tons of […]
Looking for Halloween activities you haven’t done a million times? We’ve got you covered. 19 Unique Halloween Activities You Should Try *Disclaimer: This post contains a few affiliate links. We may get a small commission based on your purchases, but it does not affect the price you pay. Thanks for supporting This Blue Dress! 1. […]
This Blue Dress got together with the Crouch family for a reunion in July–our first time with the whole family since 2014! When you have seven kids in your family, every gathering becomes a big party! This time we were a party of 22. Some of us have also been part of reunions with 100+ […]
Note: Song of the Week is a simple music program I developed for my family to use in our homeschool. It incorporates Latter-day Saint children’s songs and hymns. Families can easily adapt this program for other music or to use with a public school schedule. You can learn more about the benefits of this program […]
A few months ago, I was driving over to Cafe Rio to grab some lunch and a new sign in the Traverse Mountain parking lot caught my eye: “Coming Soon: Just Add Chocolate.” The banner noted that the shop would have chocolate classes and parties. How cool is that? As a lifelong chocolaholic, this idea […]
Last week, I got to cross “Visit Somewhere Out of the Country” and “Go On a Cruise” off of my bucket list. Back in October, my husband and I booked a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean’s ship Enchantment of the Seas. At the time of booking, we weren’t sure when my dad […]
Do you ever just need a night to party? A night with no “scrubs”? (Especially scrubs wearing hats, those are the worst kind (don’t worry about it, it’s an inside joke)). This past fall, the Utah sisters behind This Blue Dress were in desperate need of such a night. I (Tara), won 2 free tickets […]