Holiday Planning Printables!

Welcome to November my friends! Now that we’ve turned the page on the calendar, may I be so bold as to point out that we are just a little more than 7 weeks out until Christmas?! Yikes! It's time to do some holiday planning! I think that the key to having a stress-free holiday is to spend some ...

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During the holiday season, I like to make our table look special, with a personal touch that celebrates my family. Which is why these mason jar photo centerpieces are the perfect addition to my holiday tablescape!

Mason Jar Photo Centerpieces

When it comes to centerpieces, you generally won't find one adorning my kitchen or dining room tables. It's not that I don't love how they look- I do- it's just that it becomes one more thing to remove from the table (along with school books, papers, pencils, the stray baseball cap) when setting the ...

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10 Ideas For Chinese New Year Food!

In 2016, Chinese New Year begins on Monday February 8th and heralds in the year of the Monkey. Our family celebrates this holiday by feasting on homemade dumplings, long noodles (long noodles represent the New Year’s wish for a long life), yummy chicken and beef dishes, rice, and oranges ...

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Do you feel that New Year's resolutions are more appropriate for adults than for kids? Then try our family tradition of writing New Year's predictions instead!

New Year’s Predictions

Do you feel that New Year’s resolutions are more for grown-ups than for kids? I know that I do- I think because so many New Year’s resolutions tend to focus on issues involving our weight, exercise (or current lack thereof), reducing stress, becoming more organized, etc… it just feels more like ...

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Here's a great new holiday tradition (for grown ups only, of course!). Whip up some homemade Baileys to sip while decorating the tree! Serve it over ice or even over scoops of ice cream!

Homemade Baileys

I once had a girlfriend tell me about a holiday tradition in her family. Each year when it came time to decorate the Christmas tree, the grown-ups would mix together a little holiday cheer in a tall glass and sip it while stringing the lights, helping the kids hang ornaments, and adding the final ...

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I would like to kick my Thanksgiving table up a notch again this year- and have been looking for some inspiration! Here are 10 fantastic Thanksgiving table ideas!

10 Fantastic Thanksgiving Table Ideas!

I love to set a fancied up table for Thanksgiving. It's one of those times of year that I am not worried about the amount of dishes it adds to the evening's clean up, I don't care about the extra time it takes to make it look oh-so-pretty (in fact, I relish that time!), and I believe the extra ...

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