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Birthday Bucket Tradition (4 of 8) featured
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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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Hold It! 2 Quick and Easy DIYs for Summer's Favorite Accessories featured
by  |  posted under Do It Yourself, Gift Wrapping, Sewing, Summer
  There are 2 things a girl's gotta have during the summer months - chapstick and sun glasses. I can leave everything else behind but those are my two must have items. And this year I wanted to make my 2 favorite things a little more accessible and safe. These 2 holders can be created in less than 5 minutes so you'll be on your way to...
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by  |  posted under Back to School, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Gift Giving, Teacher Appreciation
Easy 2x4 Teacher Appreciation Gift Here is an easy 2x4 craft you can make for all the teachers you want to thank! I can't take credit for this, it is Alison's genius - I just photographed it and since I stole a post from her a while ago, I am writing it up also.  She has a plethera of 2x4 craft ideas, you can check them out, here. What's...
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kerri butterfly pasta featured image
by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Easter/Spring
  Every year I say I'm going to do a better job at decorating for spring time. It seems like every year I get too busy and decorating gets pushed to my mental low priority list. Well, not this year because I'm using my noodle.....literally! Yes, I busted out a box of bow tie pasta and spaghetti noodles and created a little bit of...
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a goodbye letter to my babies featured
by  |  posted under Babies, Family, Inspiration, Mother's Day, Parenting, Uncategorized
  Today marks the bittersweet end of an era.  Today, I'm closing a chapter in my life that has lasted six years and yielded me four precious little beings--little bodies that I harbored safely within my own for a combined 160 weeks.  Perfect little people that share my eyes, their dad's nose, and have brought me joy beyond...
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by  |  posted under Easter/Spring, Uncategorized
I'd love to say I've been planning Easter baskets for weeks; but, let's be real. I haven't. At all. Except for those mini-Cadbury eggs.....but I NEEDED chocolate last Tuesday and those are now gone. Oops. Perhaps there are other moms like me? Those who appreciate a good online shopping experience and the contents of Easter goodness sent...
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15 Easter Side Dish Recipes You Can Prepare in 10 Minutes
by  |  posted under Easter/Spring, Round ups, Salads, Sides
 I've got an assignment to bring a side dish for Easter Dinner. Anything I'd like. So what's that going to be? I turned to the internet to find 15 fabulous side dishes that I can bust out quickly and that are still delicious! Here's my finds.... in case you need some great recipes too! 1. Albeit the slow cooker won't be fast, but throwing the...
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by  |  posted under Birthdays, Christmas, Family, Holiday, Mother's Day, Romance, Roundups, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day
  We've had such great response to this post, it was only fair to create one for us ladies!  When it comes to doing something nice for us, most guys want to, they just need things spelled out more clearly.  So guys, based on this extensive Facebook conversation...here are 51 things your wife or girlfriend would absolutely LOVE for...
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DIY Gold Foil Prints-5 featured
by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Free Printables, Gift Giving, Holiday, St. Patrick's Day
Gold foil prints are in and they are easier to create than I could have imagined. You only need three things to complete this simple project: A laser print, toner reactive foil and a laminator. First, create your black and white graphic (or download our lucky shamrock) and print on a laser printer (which uses toner). We have an ink jet...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Fun With Kids, St. Patrick's Day, Uncategorized
Climbing tress, riding bikes, hop scotch, and monkey bars were all things that I loved to do on a daily basis as a child. I am afraid many of these things are being replaced with electronic devices and our children are not moving enough! According to research, the amount of physical activity since the turn of the century has declined 75%!...
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