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Candy Santa Sleighs & Personalized Stockings!

‘Tis the week of Christmas! Can you even believe it? I know that I cannot. It came so quickly! I know one thing though….my girls are thrilled for holiday festivities! We have been going nonstop since the beginning of December with holiday crafts, happenings and cooking. This week we made personalized stockings (a tradition) and …

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Our Vermont Family Holiday Traditions

Moving into December means letting the month of Christmas traditions commence! It is, after all, the most wonderful and magical time of the year! Being a family with young children makes it all that much more special because we get to witness it all through their eyes. There are so many festive holiday traditions…some popular …

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10 Easy Christmas Treat Recipes Your Family Will Beg For Every Year

Looking for something sweet to serve at your holiday party? Here’s 10 Easy Christmas Treat Recipes your family will beg you to make…year after year! Today is sweets day in our Christmas party and I’m sharing some really EASY Christmas treat recipes in this post! I make A LOT of Christmas cookies and candies throughout …

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7 Decadent Christmas Dessert Recipes

Today will be the last stop in our Christmas party. So, I thought it was high time we visited the sweetest part of the holidays…Christmas dessert recipes! Because…who doesn’t love Christmas dessert? I know I do! My favorite is this incredibly creamy and delicious Chocolate Chip Cheesecake that my stepmother makes every year. It is …

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9 Free Printable Christmas Cards for Friends and Family

In case I haven’t already mentioned it a bazillion times, the holiday season is my favorite time of year. And since we’re celebrating, I thought it would be a great time to give you some free printable Christmas cards for friends, family and everyone else, too. To be honest, I’ve been really lazy about sending …

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10 Best Christmas Gifts for Coffee Lovers Under $50

Looking for an awesome gift to give your favorite coffee junkie? You’re sure to find the perfect one in this list of the 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Coffee Lovers! We’re quickly headed toward Christmas mode here and it’s time to start thinking about shopping for gifts. Since it’s almost the shopping season, I thought …

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Homemade Orange Zest Cranberry Sauce & More

This homemade orange zest cranberry sauce is a crowd pleaser…even for the folks that claim to dislike cranberry sauce. It is so incredibly different than your canned cran that people either love or hate. My family doesn’t enjoy the canned version although I don’t mind it! It brings back many childhood memories as there wasn’t …

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11 Homemade Christmas Gifts for Kids: You Can Make These In Just 1 Day!

Looking to save a little money on holiday gifts for your children this year? You’re sure to love these 11 homemade Christmas gifts for kids that you can make in just 1 day! With the average family spending around $992 for holiday gifts, I’d say it’s high time we go back to making homemade presents …

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Easy Creative Holiday Treats For Your Kids Classroom

Believe it or not we only have just over two weeks before Thanksgiving and then the official Christmas season begins! I know…kind of hard to believe. If your family is anything like mine the entire month of December is filled with festivities from work to school to tradition and family. That is why I already …

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Delicious Signature Thanksgiving Cocktails

I love to host Thanksgiving dinner. I always cook for the masses even when it is just my family of five on an average night, so Thanksgiving dinner gives me the excuse to go all out without feeling like I’ve cooked too much. Aside from cooking, coming up with and wow’ing my guests with one …

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Meaningful Ways To Celebrate National Gratitude Month

November is National Gratitude Month! So instead of just being thankful on Thanksgiving we spend the entire month incorporating ways of gratitude into our days. It is a great lesson learned for our children and truthfully a really good reminder for us as adults as well. With this list of meaningful ways to celebrate national …

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Decorations

Why waste a bunch of money on Thanksgiving decorations when you can find so many online for free? It doesn’t make sense to me! Between the appetizers, the turkey, the mashed potatoes, the cranberry sauce, 150 different side dishes and 470 desserts, we spend SO.MUCH. money on Thanksgiving food. So, why should we spend so …

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A Night Of The Jack-O-Lantern

We just had our annual “Night Of The Jack-O-Lantern” and it consisted of pumpkin carving and a fun Halloweenie themed dinner! I thought I’d share it with you all because I have some incredible pumpkin carving hacks that will make the experience that much more enjoyable and make your carved pumpkins last longer too.  Plus, …

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36 FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Spooky Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns

Need some pumpkin carving stencils for your Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns? You’re in the right place! Here’s 36 FREE pumpkin stencils that you can download and use right now! It’s almost that time, you guys! Halloween will be here before you know it and it’s almost time to make Jack O’ Lanterns! So, what better …

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Menu Planner

Use this free printable Thanksgiving Menu Planner to keep track of everything you’re serving at your holiday meal this year! There’s just a few weeks left until the big day and the grocery stores are putting their turkey’s on sale! It’s time to plan what you’re serving for the big holiday meal. So, today I’m …

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DIY Floating Tree Ghosts and Other Spooky Crafts

With Halloween quickly approaching I thought I would walk you through the DIY Floating Tree Ghosts that I make with my girls each year and also share some of my other favorite spooky crafts.  Being a crafty family makes the Halloween and Christmas season that much more fun because we can make a lot of …

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Free Printable Winter Garland – Let It Snow

Decorate for the season with this gorgeous Free Printable Winter Garland featuring a Let It Snow theme! Do you remember those fun, construction paper garlands we used to make back in Kindergarten? Well, I suppose they don’t really do that anymore, but you can still bring that kinda joy into your own home with this …

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Homemade Christmas Cookie Recipes

Looking for simple and delicious, homemade Christmas cookie recipes? Look no further – here’s 4 of my absolute favorite recipes for Christmas cookies that you don’t want to miss! It’s no secret that I love to make cookies…especially Christmas cookies. In fact, I usually make so many cookies that we end up saving the leftover …

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List Need some Christmas gift ideas? From the kiddos to teachers to moms, this post contains TONS of gift ideas for everyone on your list! DIY Gifts for Girls As a mother of daughters, I know it can be hard to pick and choose what to get them …

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Fun Ways to Decorate for Thanksgiving Dinner

There are elegant and cozy ways to decorate but have you ever thought of putting together Fun Ways to Decorate for Thanksgiving Dinner? Switch things up and surprise your dinner guests with quirky, fun and interactive ways to gather around the table. Over the years I have put the house together in so many different …

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Creative Homemade Kids Halloween Costumes

Looking for some ideas for creative homemade kids Halloween costumes? Look no further! This list is some of my all time favorites. They are fun, easy to make and one of a kind!  Going out to buy costumes for the kids in a store can add up quickly. The costumes, accessories and makeup combined can …

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Free Printable Graduation Party Signs {Black & Gold Polka Dots}

Help guests find their way to your party with these free printable graduation party signs that offer turn by turn directions all the way to your celebration! Do you live outside of town or is there a lot of twists and turns to get to your house? These free printable graduation party signs are the …

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33+ Graduation Party Food Ideas

Are you in need of graduation party food ideas for your upcoming celebration? Don’t stress! This post has over 33 ideas that your guests will love! 33+ Graduation Party Food Ideas Cheesy Meatball Subs from Food · Life · Design Cupcake Graduation Caps from My Recipe Confessions Mini BBQ Meatloaf from Food · Life · …

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7 Decadent Valentine’s Day Desserts for Two

Need some ideas for romantic desserts? Look no further – here’s 7 Decadent Valentine’s Day Desserts for Two that are sure to hit the spot! Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to spend time together and sharing some decadent Valentine’s Day desserts is always a great way to enjoy a few quiet minutes with each …

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