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Decorating for a Kid’s Valentine’s Day Party

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I love holiday parties. I especially love throwing kids parties…. I get a kick out of planning everything! I’m a party person! You know what else I am? A cheap person. I am always try to be thrifty while planning out my parties! Why throw a party that you’ll

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Valentine’s Day Placemats

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We just put away our Christmas decorations…, and now Valentine’s Day is around the corner! How does that happen?! We aren’t huge into Valentine’s Day at our house, but it’s nice to make the day feel a little special. I always let Kate pick out Valentine’s Day cards for

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DIY Christmas Card Holder

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I love getting holiday cards!  My friends and family send the cutest Christmas cards…, and it always brings a smile to my face when they come in the mail.  I wanted a way to display them that wasn’t messy looking.  I thought it would be fun to have them

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DIY Holiday Teacher Gifts – Nail Polish Mug

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When kids enter preschool and elementary school, it’s time for teacher gifts.  And if you have more than one kid…that could add up to lots of gifts!  I wanted to think of something a little unique, yet still functional.  And something that wouldn’t break the bank.  Then I thought, wouldn’t…

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DIY Christmas Garland

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I love a good garland!  It’s so festive and fun and an easy way to make your home feel more holiday ready. What better than making your own Christmas garland?
We just moved into our new house, which, has a mantle!  So fun!  I’ve been thinking of ways to make…

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Christmas Porch Decor

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My daughter loves anything miniature.  And she loves decorating.  She’s been talking about decorating our Christmas Tree for MONTHS!  She also wears her Halloween t-shirt in July…  What can I say, the girl loves holidays.



I’ve been thinking of ways to jump into the holiday spirit and get my kids

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Hand Print Thanksgiving Gratitude Cards

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While I encourage my kids (and remind myself!) to practice gratitude year round, there’s something about November that inspires all of us to pay extra attention to the things we’re grateful for.
The kids, my husband, and I’ve been talking a lot about what we’re grateful for around the dinner…

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DIY Thanksgiving Cards Kids Can Make

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I remember tracing my hands to make turkeys back in elementary school.  We’d color in our fingers to make the features.  And then we’d eat some sort of Thanksgiving lunch in the cafeteria.
I loved making those turkeys.  It’s one of those quintessential holiday kid crafts, no? But I’ve never…

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DIY Striped Trick or Treat Bags

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It’s almost time for Halloween!  Which means it’s time for candy!  Which means your kids need something to carry all that loot!  Forget about those plastic pumpkin pails.  Make your own Trick or Treat bag with your child and get them involved in the pre-Halloween preparations.




Kate loves to paint

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Pumpkin Decorating with Kids

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Holidays are so much more fun with kids.  I couldn’t wait to decorate pumpkins with Kate this year because, at 4-years-old, she’s at the perfect age for this fun no-carving pumpkin DIY.



Rather than carving the pumpkins… (hello, little fingers!), I thought it would be much more fun to paint

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