Gingerbread House Shape Activity

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Some of my greatest memories of the holidays when I was younger was the crafting that came along with the holidays. One of my favorites was over Thanksgiving weekend my grandma would have a huge gingerbread house decorating party with all the grandchildren. It was lots of fun but a complete mess! I would like to carry […]

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Nativity Gingerbrad Houses are Such a fun way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas

Nativity Gingerbread Houses

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My daughter is almost 3, and is starting to comprehend a lot more, so I wanted to do my best this year to focus our Christmas on Jesus Christ and the Nativity story. This year, I thought it would be fun to make Gingerbread Nativity houses. I gave my daughter her own set of graham […]

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Canister Basket

The Cook’s Canisters

The Cook’s Canisters This is a great gift for mom or for newlyweds or first time home owners. Start with pretty kitchen canisters then fill the canisters with small items/tools for the kitchen. Some good ideas are: •    Vegetable peeler•    Grapefruit spoon•    Fruit/Veggie saver containers•    Chip clips•    Ice cream scoop•    Cookie dough scoop•    Baster•    Measuring […]

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Family Breakfast Basket

Family Breakfast Basket

Family Breakfast Basket This is a great gift basket to give to a family with kids. Items to include: •    Gourmet pancake or waffle mix•    Specialty syrups, jams, and honey•    Coffee and flavored syrups, or flavored coffees•    Coffee mugs•    Higher end gifts could include: French Press or Waffle Iron Place everything together in a basket […]

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Create the Ultimate Bagel Basket

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Group gifts or family gifts are sometimes a great way to go, especially if you have a large family to buy for or a group, like your pediatrician’s office or your child’s teachers, that you’d like to acknowledge around the holidays. That’s where this bagel basket idea comes into play. It’s quick and easy to […]

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Our family likes to do themed Halloween costumes every year. Here are some halloween costume ideas for groups or family

Themed Halloween Costume Ideas (group/family Halloween Costumes)

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My husband like dressing up with our kids on Halloween. We feel like it’s a fun way to have fun as a family, and the neighbors usually get a kick out of it! Two years ago I cut and painted a cardboard box, and made the perfect “UP” costume for my husband (he wore the […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers

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Christmas with toddlers is SO. MUCH. FUN, and we’re ready to celebrate with the Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers Holiday Guide! They’re old enough to appreciate more tactical toys and creative concepts, but they’re not so old that they just want money or clothes (hello, teens!). Parents of toddlers typically want toys that keep […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Girls

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When you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for girls, it can sometimes be stressful trying to come up with the perfect gift. Below are 10 great options to spark your ideas. Whether your daughter is into sports, fashion, science, reading and beyond, there is something on this list that she’ll love. (And if you’re looking […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Boys

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When you’re searching for Christmas gift ideas for boys, there are so many choices that it might feel overwhelming. However, as long as you know the boy you’re shopping for, you can narrow down options based on his interests. This gift list for boys includes a wide variety of options largely targeted for ages 6 […]

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christmas gift guide for babies

Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies

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Having a new baby in the family for the holidays is fun and exciting! Celebrate the season with an excitement that only a child can bring by gifting your little one with gifts that they will enjoy exploring over the next year or two, or perhaps give them a gift they will keep with them […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens & College

Christmas Gift Ideas for Teenage and College Girls

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With so many gift ideas to choose from, it can be hard to narrow the selection to accommodate the teenage or college-age girl in your life. Based on her needs, preferences, and personality, you’re able to determine the best possible gift ideas with consideration to the budget you set for gift-giving this year. If you […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens & College

Christmas Gift Ideas for Teenage and College Boys

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Shopping for everyone on your Christmas list can be difficult. It’s hard to know what everyone likes, wants, or needs. Coming up with Christmas Gift Ideas For Teenage & College-Age Boys can be particularly tricky. You want to give gifts that are useful and functional, but you also want the gift to be something the […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

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Buying the right Christmas presents for the special women in your life can be a daunting task. Most guides to Christmas gift ideas for women assume a “one size fits all approach,” in which it is presumed that you can purchase the same types of presents for any woman in your life. But the key […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

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There is an old saying “What do you get the man who has everything.” This article has been written with the express purpose of helping you figure out what to get the special men in your life. Whether you are shopping for your father, your husband, your adult children or even male coworkers, odds are […]

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Easter Basket Ideas

Easter Basket Fillers: Ideas For Toys That Actually Last

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So last year I went frolicking down the Easter isle excitedly looking at all the fun products (funny things happen to me when the sun starts shining). I was excited about spring, and equally excited about Easter baskets. I took my toddler as my testing sample so that I could observe which things she got […]

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Four Leaf Clover Shirts

Four Leaf Clover T-Shirts

Four Leaf Clover T-Shirts Supplies Needed: Plain White T-ShirtsCut-out silhouette of a 4-leaf cloverScotch tape1 or 2 bell peppers with 4 bumpsT-Shirt paint in different hues of green (or mix your own hues as I did with yellow, green, and black)Paper plates Directions: 1. Tape clover silhouette to t-shirt. (Right-click to save then print to […]

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Bunny Bucks. Hide them in eggs and let the kids redeem them for prizes

Fun Easter Printables

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I know St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, but I got really excited for Easter this weekend and couldn’t help doing a couple Easter posts. I hope you enjoy these fun Easter Printables. Printable Bunny Bucks In my post on Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas, one of the ideas was to hide bunny bucks with the […]

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Easter Egg Hunt Ideas: I love the bunny tracks!

Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

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If you enjoy this post, you might enjoy our post on fun Ideas for your Easter Baskets. I have so many fond memories growing up of the big Easter Egg Hunt. My mom always did it on Saturday so that we could focus on the real meaning of Easter the next day, and we all […]

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so many fun ideas for homemade valentines.

Homemade Valentine Ideas + Free Printables

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I am in love with all of the homemade Valentine ideas on Pinterest lately. I don’t think I ever considered making homemade ones until now. With all the blogs that exist today, it is now really easy for moms to just print Valentines (really cute ones too), without having it be a time-consuming task! I’m […]

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"You've Been Jingled" poem

“You’ve Been Jingled” Christmas Printable

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As if there aren’t already 100 different versions of the “doorbell ditch a treat to your neighbor” printables, Here’s another “You’ve been Jingled” version for you! 🙂 Similar to “You’ve been Elfed” or “You’ve been snowballed,” get the kids focused on the real meaning of Christmas by going out and leaving fun gifts for others. […]

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Santa's Treasure Map Printable

Santa’s Treasure Hunt + Printable Christmas Treasure Map

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Who’s ready for a treasure hunt?! I am beyond excited for this post. I spend HOURS on it, but it was really fun to create! But before I continue..check out this cuteness that happened next to me on the couch: What a great support group I have! They tried to hold strong and wait up […]

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Thanksgiving Placemat for kids to write their blessings

Thanksgiving Placemat Printable For Kids + Thanksgiving Dinner Traditions

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Thanksgiving is getting so close, who’s excited?! I thought it might be fun for today’s post to provide a printable Thanksgiving placemat for the kids to color as they patiently wait for dinner. This is also a great time to have them start thinking of their blessings. The placemat printable has a turkey, and a […]

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Christmas Cookie Gift Ideas

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Christmas Cookie Gift Ideas Baked goods are a wonderful gift to give to neighbors, coworkers, or teachers around the holidays. Whether you like to give something homemade and aren’t necessarily all that ‘crafty’ or you’re on a budget this year but don’t want to skip those important people who help make your life better throughout […]

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Eggnog Recipes

Eggnog Recipes

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Eggnog Recipes Non-Alcoholic Cooked Eggnog Recipe Ingredients: 6 large eggs plus 2 yolks½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar¼ teaspoon salt4 cups whole milk1 tablespoon vanilla extract½ teaspoon nutmeg¼ cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaksAdditional nutmeg for garnish Directions: 1. Combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a heavy 3- or 4-quart pan, whisking […]

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