Category: family_holiday

Czarnecki Family Halloween Costumes 2016

fireman

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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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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Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Halloween Candy Alternatives

Halloween time is practically overflowing with fun occasions. Class parties, halloween parades, parties with friends, trunk or treat activities and of course trick-or-treat night on October 31st. All that fun seems also to come with candy. Lots of candy. So much candy. Not to mention popcorn balls and cupcakes and caramel apples. Whoa. That is a lot of sweets. With families  trying to make more health conscious and wholesome choices, it’s nice to have some inexpensive alternatives to candy when…
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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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