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Santa’s Secret Service

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Christmas is such a wonderful time of year and I love the generous spirit it puts into all of our hearts. My family has a lot of fun Christmas traditions we have done year after year and my husband brought his own traditions into our marriage as well. Combining our family traditions has been fun, but I wanted to have something that was unique to our new little family.
I wanted this new tradition to be something that could easily be done each year. I also wanted my children...

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Inspiration from The Divas: Holiday Traditions

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I just love family traditions around the Holiday season.  They are not only fun, but also help strengthen family connections and provide a sense of continuity across the years.  With the addition of several new Divas to our team, we thought it would be fun to round-up some of our favorite Holiday traditions.

From Diva Paige:
Meaningful Holiday Ornaments

As kids, my parents bought us an ornament each Christmas to place on the tree.  The ornament would have...

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Random Acts of

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. It is a time for family and friends. I love going to parties, hanging out, and shopping for loved ones. Thinking of the perfect gifts to let the special people in your life know how much you care is such fun! It seriously brings me joy to know that I have purchased or made something that will be cherished or enjoyed by others.
Christmas isn't just about presents, shopping, friends, and family. It's about celebrating the...

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“Kid Date Night” Envelope

Kid Date Night Envelope Part Two

Kid's Date Night Envelope: Part 2
Yes you read that correctly, Part 2 is here!
You loved our Kid Date-Night Envelope so much, we decided to make another, now found EXCLUSIVELY in our Diva Central Community. Basically, this is an envelope filled with something SUPER fun for those sweet kids of yours to do while mom and dad are away on a date. It makes the part of actually LEAVING on a date SOOOO much easier!

Diva Central is the one place online that’s dedicated...

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Rockin’ Review

Just a few weeks ago I came across a fantastic website that I just had to share with all of you!  It's called Paging Supermom and the two writers, Aimée and Bettijo are so creative and fun!  I hand-picked just a few of my favorite ideas from their site that are perfect for this festive fall season.

All Hallow's Eve

If you are looking for a  Halloween couples date, these gals throw an amazing one called All Hallow's Eve. There are ideas for everything...

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101 Family Picture Tips & Ideas

Family Picture Tips and Ideas

Family Photography Inspiration
It happens about this time every year.  The anxiety.  The stress.  The dread.  Yep - it's time for family pictures.  The pressure's on for every woman to wrangle the kids and hubby together into trendy, coordinating (but not too matchy) outfits - in an attempt to capture (ever elusive) natural smiles for a "picture perfect" holiday card.  What's a girl to do?

Well, never you fear - the Divas are here!  And, you are gonna...

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Haunted Gingerbread Houses

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We never do traditional Gingerbread Houses. It is much more fun to do HAUNTED Gingerbread Houses!

       Here's what you need:

Candy (Halloween colors or style)
Graham Crackers
Frosting (I used fudge frosting this year)

My husband gave me the, "I don't know" look the first time I told him, but he was a trooper and did it with me. Now it is his favorite Halloween tradition! Here is our Haunted House for this year!

If the cookie is broken or...

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Making Music: Music Games

Music Games

Musically inclined or always off tune - this group date or family fun night is noteworthy of your attention! The following musically-themed games are a perfect harmony of fun AND free!

Print & cut out the individual cards (download at the bottom of the post!) and separate into 2 piles.
Game #1: Hum Diddly Do 
In this game, each team chooses a representative from their side. One of the representatives chooses a song card from the pile. Both representatives...

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10 Terrific Toddler Tips

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Eating out with a toddler or two can be daunting... unless you are well-prepared!  Our little family loves going to restaurants and after a lot of trial and error we have figured out a few sure-fire ways that help make dining-out enjoyable for everyone.  Check out these tips and give them a try the next time you go out to eat.

Dine Early.  Plan on arriving at the...

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