Year: 2015

Classic Stocking Stuffers for Kids

  Now that those stockings are hung by the chimney with care, it’s time to fill them up! As much as I love wrapping up a beautiful gift and finding that just-right-oh-so-special item for a loved one, I’m a sucker for the stockings, and always have been. I have fond memories of delightedly pulling lip gloss, chocolate Santas, new books, and once even a much-longed for Swatch watch out of my stocking as a child. So, I try to put…
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Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe Home Made

Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

A DIY sugar scrub recipe, just for you! I’ve been waiting, holding onto this delicious peppermint sugar scrub recipe so I could share it with you during the holidays.  This is seriously such a delicious sugar scrub, perfect for your shower or tub or for a really thoughtful home made gift for someone you love.  It’s a perfect gift for the girlfriends in your life.  This sugar scrub recipe is so easy to make and only takes a few ingredients…
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Life At The Equator

Life At The Equator

I recently returned from a trip to Kenya where I got to go to the Equator. I’m sure we learned all about the Equator in school, but really my only recollection was that the Equator was the line on the globe that ran through the middle of our continent. When you see the Equator in person, there’s no visible line, but I assure you there’s an imaginary one. Let’s explore, together, life at the Equator. I promise you will find…
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Holiday Gift Guide for Women

Holiday Gifts for Women

  Have you done any holiday shopping yet? If you’re wondering what perfect little gift (or gifts) to get your stylish friend, sister, wife, aunt, etc.- I’ve done the work for you! Starting off our annual holiday gift guide is a round up of lovely surprises that are afforable, practical, and bound to become obsessions. 1. The Original Beauty Blender: The most essential makeup tool makes a thoughtful gift or the perfect stocking stuffer. Or make it an addition to a bundle of beauty…
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Christmas Hot Cocoa Bar

DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

Gathering family and friends together is especially wonderful at this time of year. A DIY hot cocoa bar is just the thing for office parties, classroom parties, neighborhood cookie exchanges, church gatherings,  a little celebration with family or friends, or a special treat Christmas morning. Take these tips and whip up your own sweet celebration, because everybody loves a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Start by designating a serving area for your DIY hot cocoa bar. Since guests will likely…
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Home Made DIY Christmas Gifts And Ideas

DIY marshmallows

It’s Christmas time!  And I have so many fun ideas for you to start your celebrations.  DIY Christmas gifts, creative ways to wrap your presents, recipes for flan and wassail and homemade marshmallows, what to wear to all your holiday parties, DIY neighbor gifts, and homemade beauty gifts for everyone you love. So much holiday fun! Home Made DIY Christmas Gifts And Ideas Tasty Homemade Wassail Recipe For The Holidays Tea Light Made From An Orange How To Homemade Marshmallows…
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Favorite Christmas Movies for Families

Christmas Movies

‘Tis the season for snuggling up with your favorite tribe and some favorite Christmas movies. It’s a regular weekend activity at our house during the holiday season, to dust off a favorite Christmas flick, pop some popcorn, and get all comfy cozy on the couch or the bed. Flannel pajamas are optional but strongly recommended.  We’ve assembled a small collection of our family favorites to share with you, so put on your fuzzy slippers and get ready for a holiday movie night. Disclaimer: I know, Die Hard…
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Favorite Homemade Cranberry Sauce

homemade cranberry sauce

If you’ve never made your own cranberry sauce, you’ve been missing out. It’s my most favorite side dish to prepare on Thanksgiving, in part because it’s soon easy, in part because it can be made well in advance of the kitchen madness come mealtime, and in part because it’s so pretty! This recipe is my own favorite homemade cranberry sauce and I’m happy to share it with you today. It’s such as cinch you may never go back to the…
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This Week Quote Of The Week

this weeks quote of the week

This week’s quote of the week is a small soft spot in a sea of fear and anger and sadness.   There’s been so much hateful dialogue across the internet this week in the wake of the terrible tragedy and heartbreak in Paris and other, less reported parts of the world.  When I wrote about my husband’s story as a refugee and why I think it’s our responsibility as fellow humans to help others in times of crisis, I was genuinely…
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