Category: family_holiday

last LAST minute kid gifts

gift guide for kids

Some last, LAST last, last minute kid gifts for the holidays. I know you’re out there: the procrastinators, the mamas, the aunties and uncles, the dads and godmothers, godparents among you.  I’ve got a seriously very last-minute gift guide for kids for the holidays, with a little something for everyone and every age.  Pajamas for the kids, night goggles to spy Santa, craft kits, craft books, a Ryan Gosling book for the budding feminists among you (by my amaaaaazingly gifted…
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Make a DIY Christmas tree card how-to

make a DIY Christmas tree card how-to

(How-to make DIY note cards is yet another great post from Stuff Steph Does, just in time to head home for the holidays and hand out your very own Christmas cards.  See below for the how-to. -Allison) //    Hello again! Steph from Stuff Steph Does here, and this week I’m doing a how-to of some simple DIY holiday cards you can make and share with your loved ones. Make a set of these to give as a gift or send…
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Christmas Treats, Gluten-Free

For some reason I feel like these festive little treats are rather retro. Maybe because my mother made them for our family and friends every December for years and years, from the time I was very small. And we loved her for it. A little crunchy, a little gooey, sweet, and of course bright green. As were our tongues after chowing down on a couple of these little cuties. At one time, I probably thought that was hilarious.  For years…
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Thanksgiving Desserts, GF Edition

And now for my other favorite Thanksgiving category: dessert. Dessert, dear dear wonderful desserts. No less wonderful because they are gluten-free. I’m pretty darn thankful the gluten-free wiz kids of the internet have shared some amazing recipes with the world. These look like all around show-stoppers. Maybe you should just serve all three. Save yourself the problem of having to choose, what with all the coconut and apple and almond…

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Kimberly

…by day, making a home where the buffalo roam. By night, pretty much the same thing, punctuated by the occasional fantasies of sunny beaches, italian movies and sparkling lemonade.

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Thanksgiving Menu, GF Edition

Planning a holiday menu while taking into consideration the special diet concerns of each guest along with remembering everyone’s favorites can make a girl dizzy! Dizzy dizzy. Maybe even cranky. We simply can’t have it. Maybe you are hosting the big day this year? Maybe you’re a guest and want to contribute. You’re gluten free but your host isn’t? Your guests are gluten free but you aren’t?  Fear not. I’ve been pinning Thanksgiving options like mad. Here are a few that…
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Halloween craft ideas and treats

halloween crafts and treats

  Even though I’ve been a little AWOL with the headache of the century (I still love you, promise) I thought I’d round up some of my favorite Halloween links from the last few years of fun ideas to craft now that we’re so close to the big day.  What?  Halloween is totally a big day (around here).  Halloween candy is the most dangerous delicious ambrosia of the year, so I’ve got a handful of cool craft ideas to keep…
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Halloween Treats, Gluten-Free Edition

Oh, there are so many completely awesome halloween goodies to be making right now.  I’m pretty jazzed about the super cool gluten-free options out there, perfect for making things festive and yummy for my kiddos this month. This is one of my favorites. Practically idiot proof. Adorable. Wouldn’t your munchkins be thrilled to find one of these in their lunchbox? So tell me, what are your favorite gluten-free Halloween goodies? I’m a leader in the Udi’s Gluten Free community and I’d love to know!…
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Celebrating your own personal independence

Recently America celebrated Independence Day, the 4th of July when the whole country goes bananas with fireworks and parades and family picnics. The 4th of July happens to be my favorite day of the entire year, and not just because I love celebrating with my family and a watermelon salad at the city swimming pool, although I won’t lie, that doesn’t hurt. I really love the whole concept of independence, whether that of kids forging their own, or brave citizens…
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A reason to smile in Provo Utah

dreyer's reason to smile

If you’re in Utah for the 4th of July we need to have a little chat.  Dreyer’s ice cream, you know the Slow Churned business with half the calories?  They’ve set up a booth at America’s Freedom Festival in Provo, (Freedom Days) and are handing out scoops of ice cream.  Straight up, free ice cream. But let me tell you the best part.  Dreyer’s has a photo booth set up for you to flash your pearly whites, take a photo…
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