{ POSTED BY } Nicolette
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    I'd never heard the term helicopter parent until I was accused of being one in a comment here.  Apparently I was one due to my no-sleepover rule. Rather than be upset by this accusation, I began to wonder--what is this thing they speak of...this "helicopter parent?"  So I dug deeper;  if I'm going to be labeled...
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Wacky wrap featured
by  |  posted under Birthdays, Christmas, Do It Yourself, Father's Day, Gift Wrapping, Holiday, Uncategorized
  I've always been up for a good laugh, and these wacky wrapping ideas don't disappoint!  Step outside of the box with your gift wrapping and get creative.  {My brothers will just cringe with #10!} 1. Wrap it up in that old shirt that is always the brunt of some joke. 2. Wrap it up with your own mug shot. {Get custom photo...
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Antler featured
by  |  posted under Decorating, Do It Yourself, Roundups, Uncategorized
  Although I'm not a hunter, I'm totally loving antlers in home decor!  Once upon a time, I told my hunter-hubby, "I will never have antlers in my home."   Well...I may be changing my tune.  Antlers have made a very modern comeback and here are the 18 ideas I'm loving most! 1. Antler jewelry holder, painted white 2. Stocking...
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Oh mama featured
by  |  posted under Beauty, Family, Giveaways & Sponsored Posts, Parenting, Time Management, Uncategorized
Being a mama can be totally awesome, utterly exhausting, and one heck of an emotional roller coaster with plenty of ups and downs.  I think we can all agree that having a support system is a must.  When I get together with my girlfriends or meet other moms for playdates, we love to chat about kids, fashion, parenting, the best places to buy...
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Nicolette raise grateful kids featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Holiday, Inspiration, Parenting, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized
Growing up, there were many instances I was convinced I had the meanest parents in the world. I was expected to walk the half-mile to school when a lot of other kids got front-door service.  And yes, it WAS uphill, and yes, there was most often snow!  Mean. On many occasions, I was told, "No." No, I couldn't have that new life-sized...
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Christmas Tree Collage Featured
by  |  posted under Christmas, Holiday, Uncategorized
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...it's one of the best things about Christmas, and there are so many ways to decorate one!  Change it up this year with any of these fabulous, festive ideas.   1. Merry and Bright  2. Whimsical tree 3. Black and White tree 4. Peppermint tree 5. Burlap tree 6. Rustic Cabin Inspired...
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Holiday featured
by  |  posted under Christmas, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Traditions, Uncategorized
The holidays are magical times with lots of special family memories.  Make this year's holiday season extra special with a few new traditions to start in your home. 1. Paying blessings forward. 2. Make homemade rolls together. 3. Thanksgiving Mad Libs. 4. Give someone a Thank-Attack. 5. Collect leaves and make an autumn tree...
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Elf Featured
by  |  posted under Christmas, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Traditions, Uncategorized
If you haven't started the Elf on the Shelf tradition with your family yet, DO IT!  It is so much fun!  You can get it HERE, just in time for this holiday season.  However, after weeks of trying to be creative, parents can get a little burned out.  Here are 25 genius ideas that will keep you going until the big day! 1.  Elf drinking...
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Save Money Christmas featured
by  |  posted under Christmas, Coupons & Budgeting, Holiday, Uncategorized
  Although November has just begun, many of you have holiday shopping on the mind.  Save yourself a bundle this Christmas by following a few of these  budget-friendly guidelines. 1. Plan everything ahead of time. Avoid aimless aisle perusing, over-spending, and impulse purchases.  Keep a list on your phone for every person you are buying...
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White elephant featured
by  |  posted under Christmas, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Gift Giving, Holiday, Traditions
  One of my favorite parts about holiday parties are the crazy White Elephant gift exchanges.  Here are some super creative and hilarious gifts that are so easy to make and will make everyone LOL!   1. Batteries...gift not included 2. Gift cards with random remaining balances (that you have hanging out in your purse). 3....
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