Category: family_holiday

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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Thanksgiving Round Up Of Links

peanut butter pie

It’s Thanksgiving time!  Almost.  It’s almost Thanksgiving.  But it’s time to round up my best, most favorite, most delicious, prettiest posts so you can start prepping for your Thanksgiving holiday.  I’ve got pie recipes, gluten free stuffing, crafts and more!  I hope this helps you have a wonderful, stress-free, glorious Thanksgiving dinner with the ones you love the most.  Cheers! tasty peanut butter chocolate pie (my favorite pie recipe.  EVER.) layered white chocolate pumpkin cream pie best tasting gluten free…
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Chocolate Loving + The Month Of Thanksgiving

Chocolate Loving and The Month Of Thanksgiving

Are you chocolate bingeing right now?  I’m not judging, I just want to know who else is sitting in their fat pants today.  Because I’m definitely wearing elastic waistbands all week while I sweat off all the delicious Halloween candy / chocolate I can’t stop double fisting eating.   Was Halloween as fun for you as it was for us?  I love having a teenager on Halloween so much, I can’t even tell you.   My girl is a riot.  Part…
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Our Halloween Costumes This Year

Our Halloween Costumes

This year our Halloween costumes were straight up D.I.Y. and both kids decided they wanted to make their own costumes without any help from me thankyouverymuch, (hallelujah for this stage of life!).  This year was double fun because our friend and photographer Justin Hackworth shot Halloween photos of the kids last week ahead of the holiday so you get a sneak peek into how they’re headed out tonight.  I absolutely love how the pictures turned out! He’s a magician, that…
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Share A Holiday Slideshow!

christmas pictures

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Olay. Photo credit: family selfie taken by me on a frozen lake in Spokane, Washington Did you know that Photobucket isn’t just a resource for finding stock images anymore? It’s true, Photobucket is also a super easy hub for making any and all things photo product related. You want gorgeous holiday cards? They got holiday cards. You want a slideshow? Photobucket has super easy to build slideshows. Remember how I shared some…
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Do You Remember The Smells Of Christmas?

pine trees

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Isn’t it the greatest? The warm feeling of friends and family everywhere, plans of spending time in front of the fire with my favorite books or a 5,000 piece puzzle and even a cup or two of ridiculously rich eggnog. And I didn’t even get to the presents. Not that they count, or anything materialistic like that. Not to be cliché, but it really is the most wonderful time of…
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Some Ideas To Help You Celebrate The 4th Of July

american flag dessert

4th of July, 4th of July!  You know there’s nothing better than a summer holiday, right?  For me, it’s the 4th of July.  It’s my favorite holiday, hands down.  The weather is gorgeous and hot, the pavement is baking, kids sit on the sidewalk eating dripping Popcicles, and fireworks end the day.  It’s the most fun of the whole year, and that’s saying something.   I make my famous American flag cake.  We sometimes run a 4th of July 5k…
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Repurpose Your Easter Baskets After the Candy is Gone

children's storage

When Easter is over, as it is about to be, what do you do with all the leftover Easter baskets?  In my house growing up, my mom would stash all 10 Easter baskets back under the stairs, grass and all, to wait it out until the following Easter holiday.  I’m not quite as organized as my mother, maybe because I’m free to wing it with only 2 kids instead of 8, which means each year is different than the next. …
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How to Make Your Own DIY Valentines

home made stamps

Today it’s how to make your own (inexpensive) DIY Valentines for the big V-day.  Let’s say it’s the day before Valentine’s Day *cough* and you need some really quick DIY Valentines that won’t break the bank.  Who’s your girl? Me, that would be me. Martha did this how to originally, but my version is a little less formal.  It’s just how I roll, there’s no helping it.  The awesome thing about this great Valentine DIY is that you probably have…
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