Browsing Category : Holidays

Fall means pumpkin spice, pumpkin bread and…Christmas?!?


Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer; never mind that my kids have been back in school for three weeks. But now that September is officially here, I can really switch the button in my brain to Fall, and move on to all the things I love about my favorite season. Fall leaves….Ok, Ok, I live in Florida, where…

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Don't spend a fortune on Halloween goodies or candy this year!

Halloween Goodies DON’T Have to Cost a Fortune


Halloween wasn’t a huge deal for my family growing up. This was the time when many churches and local organizations were just starting to do Fall Festivals to combat the Trick’or Treating that usually took place. So my family did that a little bit, because we liked to get all the Halloween goodies! This post contains affiliate links, which means…

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5 Free Valentine Cards | Free Printable | Valentine's Day | This printable is perfect for a school class party!

How We Do Valentine’s Day – Plus, 5 Free Card Printables!


Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is the day for love, romance…and lots and lots of valentines. If your kids are in school, it’s a day for them to bring cards they’ve made themselves or you’ve purchased. Oftentimes, they’re attached to candy, like those candy conversation hearts. (I hate the soft chalky kind, but love the Sweet-Tart ones!) When my kids were…

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This New Year's Eve Party Game is fun because you get to remember and reminisce on all the good (and funny) things that have happened throughout the year.

New Year’s Eve Party Game


Are you done with Christmas, and moving on with the New Year? Even though the Christmas holiday isn’t technically over, I know I have to plan my New Year’s Eve party before Christmas, or it won’t happen!   This year, between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, we have 3 birthdays (mine and two brother’s-in-law), Christmas (obvs.) a second BIG Christmas…

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These Christmas goodies take less than 15 minutes to put together, and taste super yummy!

Christmas Goodies You Can Make In Under 15 Minutes


I love to make Christmas goodies, but the thing that really holds me up is the mess and time it takes to complete. Rolled-out sugar cookies that you use cookie cutters for? Yeah, those aren’t happening at my house, sorry kids. I mean, they’re cute and all, but they are such a mess! Flour on the counter, in my hair,…

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Christmas gifts for grandparents

Christmas Gifts for Grandparents


My sister-in-law just had a baby (her first!) last week, and she’s been looking for a gift to give the new grandparents. Her parents don’t have any grandchildren until just now, so she’s pretty excited to get them something ‘from’ her baby. While it’s cutting it a little short before Christmas, there’s still plenty of time to get something delivered…

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family group gift

Family Group Gift Ideas


Sometimes it’s easier for people to buy us a family group gift, because we have such a big family. I mean, coming up with a gift for each of my five kids, as well as my husband and I, can get difficult and expensive (believe me, I know!) A family gift is a great alternative if you have a lot…

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Send a Letter to Santa

Send a Letter to Santa This Christmas


Did you ever send a letter to Santa when you were a kid? I did, and I waited with breathless anticipation to see if I got what I had requested of him. I typically got at least one thing from my list, so I was pretty happy with that! Sending a letter to Santa is a rite of passage, I…

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She is Blank Space Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreaths


Happy 9th Day of Blogmas! We’ve made it through more than a week, thanks for sticking in there with me! This has been more difficult for me to keep up with than I thought it would be. December is a busy month, and these first three week more than the rest. I’m involved in our Christmas program at our church…

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How to Get into the Christmas Spirit When you Just Aren’t Feeling it


I never know how I’m going to be feeling about Christmas each year. I mean, I always get annoyed when the stores put up their Christmas decorations before Halloween, but how am I really going to feel about Christmas? Am I going to have to fake the Christmas Spirit? Fake it ’til you make it, right? Some years are harder…

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