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Get in the picture – a gentle reminder for moms this holiday

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We stand proudly over the meal we took 6 and a half hours to cook, and we watch it disappear in twenty minutes. We step back and admire the beautiful tree we decorated (or watched the kids decorate) and carefully pack it away for next year.
We smile in the…

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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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Homeschooling Through the Holidays

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Homeschooling as the holidays get closer can be challenging. There is so much to do and so little time. If your kids are as antsy as you are to leave the daily schedule behind there are some easy ways you can change up your days to make them a little…

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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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Gift Giving: 5 Grandparent Gift Ideas and Giveaway

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On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … Can you tell that I have gifts on my mind? Are you making a list and checking it twice? Your gift list is probably full of presents for the kids, spouse, in-laws, nieces, nephews … but what…

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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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Family Giving Ideas: 31 Ways to Serve Together at Christmas Time

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Family giving ideas don’t have to come in the form of gifts or even cost a dime. Embracing the true spirit of the holiday season and serving others can be as simple as showing those who mean the most to you and live nearby how much you love and appreciate…

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Easy Geometric Christmas Tree Wall Art

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I am often a little late to the party when it comes to trends. I feel like I was way behind on the whole chalkboard thing, and I still think chevron is really cool {Is it? Am I totally behind the times?} But I feel like I may still be…

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Christmas Countdown Ornaments as a DIY Advent Calendar

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I distinctly remember my mom buying my sister and me those advent calendars with the boxes you punch out, revealing a candy piece each day.  I LOVED those calendars.  I was always so excited for Christmas and could not wait to punch out one of those boxes every morning.
I…

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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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