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  Thanksgiving Name Card: How to Make it Quick and Easy! Need a quick, easy and adorable way to mark the table places? Do you want the kids all on the kid table? We created such a fun name card for this video, and I so can't wait to crack it open on turkey day and eat that delicious candy (but of course not until my dinner!...
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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)
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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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Give Thanks Banner-featured
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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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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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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)
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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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 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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You're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and as guests start to arrive, you do a mental rundown: turkey's in the oven (check), rolls are golden brown (check), the table setting is Pinterest worthy (check). But the gravy still needs to be made and the pies baked.  There's whipped cream to "whip up," and the baby is still in his pajamas!  How...
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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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