Celebrations and Family Traditions

6 Great Ideas for Celebrating the 4th of July!

July 2, 2014
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I can’t believe how fast the Independence Day celebration has creeped up on us! So as we look forward to spending some time with extended family, hanging out by the lake, enjoying a BBQ, and ending the day with fireworks and s’mores… I thought it would be fun to share some great ideas for celebrating [...]

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World Cup Soccer Party!

June 13, 2014
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Is your family as excited as mine about the start of the World Cup Soccer tournament? The World Cup only takes places very four years- so there will be a great deal of soccer-watching going on at our house between now and July 13th when the final match takes place! To make it more festive, [...]

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2014 World Cup Soccer Banner! {Free Printable}

June 12, 2014
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My kids are totally excited about the start of the 2014 World Cup Soccer matches this week! Just like the Olympics- the World Cup tournament only takes place every four years, and the best players take the world stage to compete for their home countries. A total of 32 teams will play in 64 matches [...]

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Ideas for Hosting a Triple Crown Party!

June 4, 2014
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We are right on the cusp of “history-in-the-making” here…. with the possibility of “California Chrome” winning the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday afternoon! Even if you are not normally a horse-race-watching type of family….If your kids love horses, love to cheer, and don’t have a long attention span- this is a great [...]

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The Hunt for the Easter Baskets!

April 18, 2014
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One of the traditions we always follow on Easter, is that the Easter Bunny hides our kids Easter baskets, so they have to go on a hunt to find them before they receive their goodies! The Easter bunny leaves a clue right where the kids will find it when they get up, and then that [...]

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10 Awesome Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs!

April 17, 2014
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I am sure that many of us will be dyeing Easter eggs with our kiddos this weekend…. but maybe (like me) you are looking to do something a little more special than just creating solid-colored eggs with the good ‘ole Paas kit? But at the same time you don’t want to go overboard and create [...]

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10 Great Ways to Decorate and Get Ready for Spring and Easter!

April 8, 2014
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I don’t think I am alone when I say… “Bring on Spring!”.  After the long, cold, and very snowy winter we’ve had, we’re all feeling it. So even though the mornings are still pretty cool, and there are no leaves on the trees yet…. we all know spring is just barely around the corner- almost [...]

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5 Ideas to Celebrate Your Child’s Half Birthday!

February 18, 2014
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Don’t you remember how excited you used to be back when you were a kid, and you were finally able to say, “I’m five and a HALF!”, or I’m seven and a HALF!”? I think for the under-10 set, reaching the point where you can add “half” to the end of your age always feels [...]

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10 Great Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi! {Recipes, Cocktails, Crafts, Printables and More!}

February 7, 2014
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Today is the day! The Opening Ceremony marking the official start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi! We are huge Olympic fans in our household, and I can guarantee we will be watching coverage pretty much non-stop during the next two weeks (after homework is done, of course!). I love that my kids are inspired [...]

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10 Great Ideas for Chinese New Year Decorations! {With Free Printables}

January 30, 2014
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2014 is the year of the horse…. and both my son Spencer and I were born during years of the Horse (the Chinese zodiac follows a 12-year cycle)- and according to ChineseZodiac.com…. “Horse symbolizes such character traits as strength, energy, and an outgoing nature. Extremely animated, Horses thrive when they’re the center of attention. Always [...]

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