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 Here is one from the archives that we know you'll love this holiday season! Holiday Preparations Made Perfect - 5 tips to help! This month we have been collecting and sharing our favorite ways to take our holiday preparations from PANIC to PERFECT! After all, aren't the holidays meant to be enjoyed by everyone -  host included? If you are...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Thanksgiving, Traditions
I love creating kid friendly spaces, especially around the holidays, and I've found that the best way to do this is to involve the kids. It's about this time of year that my daughter starts asking if we can work on Thanksgiving table place cards. She's been in charge the last three years and she takes her role very seriously. Here are four place...
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25 Days of Christ featured
by  |  posted under Christmas, Crafting, Decorating, Family, Family Time, Freebies, Giveaways & Sponsored Posts, Holiday, Inspiration, Shop, Traditions
25 Days of Christ 25 Days of Christ Our Favorite Christmas Tradition Yet! For a while my kids were enamored with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. There was a particular episode they loved in which Donald Duck went completely nuts trying to make sure he got his list to Santa. The 'List' was a detailed accounting of all the stuff he wanted and my kids...
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Quest for the Best Rockin Your Next Vacation (featured)
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Other Fun Holidays, Summer, Traditions, Uncategorized
  I recently got back from a big family trip to the Oregon Coast that included my parents, all of my siblings, their spouses, and seven grandchildren.  We caravanned in four car-loads with 24+ hours of total driving ahead of us.  Armed with travel snacks, DVDs, coloring books, and barf bags...we were ready to go. But not before a...
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07.07.15 Indoor Camping
by  |  posted under Boys, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting, Traditions
Our little family went camping for the first time together last summer and we had a blast doing the tent thing, cooking out, hiking, and our favorite: s'mores over the campfire.  We love camping around these parts!  But let's face it--sometimes it is way too much work.  Hauling out the tent, the sleeping bags, the blow-up mattress, the...
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Hello. I'm Bobbi-Jo, and I'm a new traveler. Until this time last year, I had never flown on an airline flight. I had never had the joy of going through customs, or checking my luggage, or trying to fit my carry on in an overhead compartment. I didn't own a passport. I had never left the continent. But, that changed! I had my "maiden" trip, and...
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by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Other Fun Holidays, Patriotic Holidays, Summer, Traditions, Uncategorized
Summer is all about fun and games--family reunions, camps, big group parties, and more.  Here are 39 family reunion or camp theme ideas to rock your reunion!  Many of these fantastic ideas were generated by our creative Facebook followers.  See them all here! 39 Family Reunion or Camp Theme Ideas Circus: bounce houses, tickets for...
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Camps featured
by  |  posted under Boys, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Summer, Traditions, Uncategorized
  Are you or your teens/tweens looking for a great way to earn some extra money this summer?  Hosting summer camps is a fantastic way to earn a little cash for the upcoming school year, plus have a lot of fun in the process!  Here are some helpful summer camp ideas to get you going! These great tips come from an amazing friend of mine...
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Birthday Bucket Tradition (4 of 8) featured
by  |  posted under Birthdays, Decorating, Family, Fun With Kids, Traditions
Who doesn't love to celebrate their birthday? Or in my husband's case his "birthday week". Years ago, wanting to make birthdays fun and exciting without breaking the bank, we started the "Birthday Bucket" tradition or "party in a bucket" as our friends have referred to it as. It's a bucket that contains all the things you need to decorate for...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Free Exclusive Printables, Freebies, Fun With Kids, Girls, Tooth Fairy, Traditions
I love that tooth fairy. What is not to love? She is little and sparkly and she takes gross things away and leaves money its place. But I have heard that sometimes she has a hard time finding those little teeth buried under restless children's pillows without waking them up....so I have heard. Well, NO MORE! Enter... the tooth fairy. Did...
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