Celebrations and Family Traditions

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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Halloween White Chocolate Chex Mix!

October 29, 2013
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One of my family’s holiday traditions while growing up was my Mom making her delicious white chocolate Christmas mix every year during the holidays. She would make enormous amounts of this mix, and we would steal little bites every time we passed through the kitchen while rushing around during the holiday season. So this year [...]

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Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

October 16, 2013
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There’s nothing better than kicking off the holiday season with some candy-coated cookies and candy, right? Just a way to warm up the sweet tooth for all of the decadence that will be coming our way! I know- it IS kind of crazy to gear up for a candy-filled holiday by making even more treats [...]

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Celebrate Your Summer! Create a Gratitude Wall

August 30, 2013
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Every year I like to celebrate the fun we had during the summer by creating a gratitude wall on our refrigerator door that showcases a collection of pictures that capture some of our favorite summer activities. I also like to include ticket stubs from events that we’ve attended, wristbands from water parks, and other mementos [...]

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Easter Basket Ideas and Easter Bunny Note Printable!

March 27, 2013
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Are you looking for some Easter basket ideas this year? We have a few traditions in our household surrounding our Easter baskets that I would loce to share with you. The first one, is that “the main thing” inside of each basket is a book… of course with some candy sprinkled around on the Easter [...]

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