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Dracula’s Diner

Dracula's Diner

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Halloween is my absolute FAVORITE holiday of the year. My whole family is huge on Halloween and we always go all out for costumes and decor. When I was a little girl, my mom made this holiday an absolutely magical time of year. One of the traditions she started in our home was a special Halloween meal. We looked forward every year to our dinner of "skeleton bones" and "Dracula's...

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Another Kid Date Night

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That's right! The 'Kid Date-Night Envelope' PART 3 is HERE!
The kid date-night envelope is our GREAT idea to help get you and your spouse OUT THE DOOR for that much needed date when you have little ones at home. Sometimes kids have anxiety being left with a sitter or just with their parents leaving. With the kid date-night envelope, you quickly change that scenario to one where your kids are BEGGING you to get outta there!
This only works if you ONLY ever break...

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123 Amazing Summer Staycation Ideas

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Money is tight, flights are too expensive, time is running out, date ideas are sparse, or your plans have fallen through. These are all reasons to have a summer staycation, enjoy summer dates on a budget, and discover summer travel ideas. Convincing the family that staying at home is going to be fun can be a little tricky. A staycation with kids or as a couple should be a time for everyone to pick an activity they enjoy, spend time together, and create traditions. ...

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12 FREE printables for Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo Printables
Are you ready for yet another AWESOME blog-hop of FREE PRINTABLES?!! This time- it's all about Cinco de Mayo!
Each month we are bringing together 12 different bloggers to offer you ADORABLE, FUN, and FREE themed printables!
Last month we had 12 "Spring" themed printables and this month our theme is...
CINCO DE MAYO!!

Here's what we've got just for you!...

Aren't all of these printables SO FUN?!! Cinco de Mayo never looked so...

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Inspiration from The Divas:

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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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Great

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When James and I found out that I was pregnant, we were absolutely thrilled!  At about week 5, all-day nausea became a constant companion along with fatigue and migraine headaches.  Ah, the joys of the first trimester!  I know James felt incredibly frustrated on some days because he just didn't know how to help me feel better.  To keep us both focused on our growing sweet baby (and not on any unpleasant 1st trimester symptoms!), I planned this fun date.

I...

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Kid “Date Night”

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If your house is anything like my house, "We're going on a date" is instantly followed by many, "WHYYYY???"'s and "Can we come?"'s and "I don't want you to LEEEEAVE!!!"'s. To help, we've put together a little somethin'-somethin' for your kids while you and the hubs get that much needed togetherness time!  I present to you, the "Kid Date Night" envelope!

Now, this will ONLY work if you DO NOT let them EVER play with the contents of this envelope unless you are...

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Family New Year’s

A family New Year's countdown box.

A New Year's Eve Countdown Box
Can you believe 2011 is fast approaching?  Well, do not fear!  We have quick, fun and inexpensive ideas to help you ring in the new year as a family!

What better way to ring in the new year than with an hour-by-hour COUNTDOWN BOX?
The idea behind this box is simple...each hour starting at 8 P.M. the kids get to open one bag!
Inside each bag is something different to celebrate New Year's Eve!
(I received some great inspiration here.)...

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