Category: family_holiday

A Christmas Gift Idea For Everyone On Your List

babblebox gift box

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for everyone in your life? This list has got you covered. Something for everyone from grandma, to dad, to your darling college aged niece, (and something for you too!).

Valentine Mail Bag Craft

If you’ve ever been told by your child, frantically, at 8pm on February 13th that she needs to make a mailbox for her valentines for the class party the next day, and it has to be homemade and it has to have a theme, then this Valentine Mail Bag craft is for you. A hack. A DIY.  A time saver and a valentine rescue all in one. 2 years ago we went all out and made a super cute yeti…
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8 Holiday Gift Ideas For Kids

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8 Holiday Gift Ideas For Kids What to gift all the special kids in your life? Fret not, dear friend. This year’s edition of our annual gift guide for kids has something for every kind of kid; boy or girl, for a range of ages and interests. You’re sure to find the perfect surprise, or find inspiration for something else wonderful. If you’re looking for a gift guide for women, this is it. Need pajamas for the whole family?  We’ve got…
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7 Holiday Gift Ideas For Guys In Your Life

men's holiday gift guide

7 Gift Ideas For Guys So often it seems the guys in our lives are the most difficult people on our shopping lists. I love to spoil my man, my dad, my sons, but I always seem to fall back on the same gifts. With these gift ideas for guys I’m hoping to change that. 1. Have a sports fan in your life?  How about one of these team hats? 2. For the guy that loves to document his adventures, this…
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6 Holiday Pajama Ideas For Everyone

6 Holiday Pajama Ideas For Everyone Are holiday pajama sets a tradition in your family? From my childhood and into my adult life there was always a special present to open on Christmas Eve. Holiday pajamas. Every year. We were never surprised, but always delighted. It’s a tradition I’ve carried on with my own little ones. But here’s a confession: I’m a sucker for cute pajamas. All pajamas, all the time. Satin menswear styles, flannel bottoms, soft nightshirts, thermal long-johns, too….
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7 Holiday Gift Ideas For Women

womens holiday gift guide

Our annual round up of fabulous gift ideas is something we look forward to all year long. Perfect suggestions for all kinds of personalities and budgets, right here. 1. A gorgeous necklace stack from The Shine Project is understated and oh so pretty, with so many options–even charms and mantra rings. I love the “Sky” and “Nykelle.” On trend and sentimental, and purchases help put underprivileged students through college by employing them. Doing good is always good. 2. This champagne colored…
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Addressing My Christmas Cards While Snacking On A Satisfying Chocolate Snack

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Christmas cards can be a hassle sometimes, but I find myself sending them out every year like clockwork.  Is there anything better than getting handwritten addressed cards with smiling photos and happy wishes from friends and family?  I don’t think so. December is my favorite month of the year to open the mailbox, so I feel obligated to pass on the love I receive.  It’s like good karma, with pretty photos attached.  I just can’t quit. This year like years…
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Czarnecki Family Halloween Costumes 2016


It’s Halloween again, and I’m so excited to share the costumes my kids chose this year.  And just like last year, our friend and favorite local photographer Justin Hackworth, took pictures of the kids in their Halloween costumes.  I’m so excited about how they turned out. As soon as we watched Stranger Things on Netflix, we knew my daughter had to be Eleven for Halloween.  She looks so much like Millie Bobby Brown (the actress who plays 011 in Stranger…
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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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