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At Life and Whim, we’re passionate about topics like creativity, family, entrepreneurship and the great outdoors. And we’ve got a lot to say about things that light us up. Sometimes a blog post just doesn’t cut it.
Welcome to our eBook page, which is where you’ll find special, longer-form work that we’ll be rolling out in order to provide our readers with a deeper look at interesting issues. Enjoy – and as always please let us know what you think! Thoughtful feedback from our readers is what helps us produce thoughtful content for our readers.


In today’s digital age, it can be tough for parents to get their kids away from the screen and playing actively outside. Here’s a surefire way to plan an activity that is fun and rewarding for the whole family: Build a fairy house!

In this free eBook we provide you with all you need to know about building a fairy house with your children. We learned a lot about fairy houses (more than we ever thought possible!) while working on the development of Traverse City’s Fairy Trails, and we wanted to share some of that knowledge with our readers and their families. As an added bonus, we included some unique craft ideas to enhance the fairy house building fun.

Not only is this a fun activity for kids, but it’s one that stimulates the mind and engages the senses. Fairy house building broadens a child’s imagination and immerses him or her in nature. And there’s nothing more magical than stimulating a child’s sense of wonder about the possibilities of creating a mystical place that is inhabited by fairies and sprites. Give it a try – you may find that you enjoy the process just as much as they do!