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Christmas Treat Ideas

Christmas treat ideas that are funny and easy to put together.

Christmas Treats for the Sweet
One of the most stressful parts of the holiday season is cooking up treats for all of our friends, neighbors, and family members. It can get pretty insane some years and our list seems to grow exponentially the older we get. I've also noticed in the past few years that it's getting harder and harder to make my treats look cute and festive because I'm always down to the wire on getting them out the door! So THIS year I decided to reel...

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The SPOUSE Christmas Countdown

Spouse Christmas Countdown

A sweet countdown to Christmas just for your Spouse!
Are you ready for the hustle & bustle of Christmas to begin? Oooohhh…I am! I absolutely LOVE Christmas time!! *sigh*  OK….”observation time” - I feel that when the Christmas season hits, we usually tend to focus more on the kids, don’t you agree??  Of course, the wonder and joy on their faces when they experience a FABULOUS Christmas definitely HELPS. {lol} If you want to make sure your spouse knows...

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I’ll Love You Forever!

I will love you forever - a romantic Anniversary date night idea.

I'll Love You Forever!  Aaahhh...doesn't that just sound great?!  It does to me.  That is what my date was all about.  Joseph and I celebrated our 6th anniversary (wahoo!) at the beginning of the month and I wanted to make it extra special.  He is truly the best thing in my life and with how crazy our lives are right now, I really wanted him to know how amazing I think he is.

How did I do that?  Well, let's just say with 3 kids our budget...

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Thanksgiving Tasty Twist

A Thanksgiving Tasty Twist! Holiday recipes that you're family will love.

Who doesn't just love Thanksgiving? All of that yummy food...eating until you want to burst...pulling out those pregnant stretchy pants just like Joey did on that "Friends" episode - just so you can eat that much more. Lol. Okay, maybe we don't take it as seriously as Joey, but Thanksgiving is always memorable at my house. One thing is for certain, you can always count on my mom making an amazing meal. Ever since I have been married, me and the rest of the women...

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Thanksgiving Meal Tips & Tricks

Thanksgiving tips and tricks to save time while prepping.

We all know that with the holidays comes stress from trying to make everything perfect. Okay, maybe that is just me? But I really love to have everything come together just right so I will stress myself out about having everything perfect. Last year I changed everything about how I approached the holidays. I made some serious decisions that started with our Thanksgiving feast. I realized that our holiday traveling really did me in - so that was cut. I realized that being...

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Give Thanks

10 Ways to give thanks to your husband.

10 Ways to Give Thanks

Make a Pumpkin Pie for your husband, with a sweet note in the middle. You can put the note in as you put the pie in the oven. He will be impressed no matter how it comes out!
Make a card for your husband to give him thanks for all he does in the house, and then display it in the kitchen or living room.
Prepare an extra special dinner made before Thanksgiving with a small turkey and some of the fixings. He will be surprised when...

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Halloween Clue Style Group Date

Halloween Clue Style Group Date Night

Halloween Party Ideas

Okay, everybody ~ here's the spook... er, I mean the scoop!  If you don't have plans yet to throw together some of your own Halloween fun... this is it!  If you are like me, you're the gal who says every year, "I freakin' want to become a fabulous hostess and throw great parties!"  How about starting with this?  Lucky for me, I have a wonderful friend who is a hostess PRO (take a bow, Lid!) We had this fabulously fun and creepy party just...

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November: Family Fun Ideas

November Family Fun Ideas

I can't believe the month of November is fast approaching! Where has the time gone? In thinking about November and families, I want to share THREE ideas you can easily do with your family.
Even if you don't have kids, there are still fun things that you can do!

The Pilgrim Hat
(Thanksgiving Dinner Name Card/Favor Idea)

My mom is pretty much amazing. When I think back to Thanksgiving dinner, I can almost smell the turkey and her famous mashed...

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Spooktacular Halloween Meal

Spooktacular good meal recipes for Halloween family dinner

White Chicken Chili and Pumpkin Passion Dessert

When I think about Halloween and food. I really think about comfort food. It's getting cold outside and fall has begun. Now that I have children to take out trick-or-treating, I tend to lean more toward recipes that are simple, somewhat healthy and are still considered comfort food. A little something to warm me up from the inside out. A friend of mine shared this White Chicken Chili recipe with me a few years ago...

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