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Christmas Countdown (featured)
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There are only 4 weeks left until Christmas...FOUR!!!  Anybody else freaking out here?  I'd love to get all Pinterest-y cute with my kids, but let's face it---sometimes real life happens. Sometimes the dirty clothes are mounting faster than a freeway pileup.  Sometimes helping the kids with their homework feels like filing taxes the old...
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canvas deal
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Know all those gorgeous family pictures you had taken? The ones you spent hours picking out the perfect combination of outfits for? Yes, the ones still on your hard drive..... It's time sister. Time to get them ON YOUR WALL! We really love canvases on our walls. They had such a personal, classy touch. Not to mention, they're a GREAT gift...
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by  |  posted under Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes, Sides, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized
Better than Pie! Thanksgiving Berry Pineapple Cream Cheese Dessert. Raspberries, blueberries, crushed pineapple, cream cheese frosting and pecans. Best. Thanksgiving.Side dish. Ever. Best.Thanksgiving. Dessert. Ever. Best. Thanksgiving. Breakfast. Ever. You'll have to decide which title to use since I use this treat for a...
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avoid weight gain during the holidays (featured)
by  |  posted under Christmas, Fitness and Healthy Living, Holiday, Thanksgiving
I must say that one of my favorite things about the holidays is the food.  Favorite family recipes, homemade pies, chocolate caramel bits, sugar cookies, buttered rolls...and it goes on and on.   So, tell me -  is it possible to avoid weight gain during the holidays, while still enjoying a slice of pie?  I say yes!  It is possible.  To...
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by  |  posted under Christmas, Holiday, HOLIDAY DEALS
I literally squealed when I saw this email! This list was only released to few select few, and I'm so thrilled to share it with you! Welcome, Amazon Black Friday! We are huge Amazon fans over here because we get to shop in our PJ's and not leave our families for the masses of people and chaos. We've found, in years past, that almost all the BEST...
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Give Thanks Banner-featured
by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Thanksgiving
Once I removed all the black and orange glitter Halloween decor from the entertainment center - it felt so bare and was begging for some fall/Thanksgiving love. It was time to bring on some natural elements so I turned to one of my favorites - wood - to make this simple DIY Give Thanks wood banner. I used my miter saw to cut 6" wide triangles...
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by  |  posted under Fun With Kids, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized
Thanksgiving Books My son has always loved reading. He loves being read to even more. Sometimes I find it challenging to teach him how to be thankful for something with out physically taking it away for a while -ha! A family tradition of ours is to have a good stash of books for each holiday and I keep them in a basket by the fire place. The...
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by  |  posted under Christmas, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized
Tis the season to live in the kitchen, am I right? No complaints though because I love baking up some delicious cobbler, pies, rolls, and dont forget the mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and sweet potato casserole! Knowing they have been on the Christmas Eve dinner menu for years and that the family will be happily enjoying it all together under...
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gratitude bootcamp (featured)
by  |  posted under Family, Parenting, Thanksgiving
Gratitude: The quality of being thankful;readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. When was the last time you told someone you appreciate them or you are grateful for them? I try and tell someone every single day I appreciate them.  Even to complete strangers.  In fact, I do it so often that I have noticed that my daughters...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Christmas, Fun With Kids, Uncategorized
Anyone traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas break? Road trips can make the greatest memories but there are those moments where we all want to scream for it to be over. Here are some of our favorite items to help pass the time and actually make it fun! Some of these get the whole family interacting in a positive way and some of these items are...
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