Celebrations and Family Traditions

Our Thanksgiving Menu Plan

November 24, 2014
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This is IT! The meal that I look forward to fussing over and enjoying all year long! Without a doubt- Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year! I spent some time this weekend on our Thanksgiving menu plan and thinking about how I would like to decorate our table. I am in love with this […]

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5 Tips for Taking Holiday Card Pictures {Pear Tree Greetings Giveaway}

November 19, 2014
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I think that one of the biggest challenges my husband and I take on every year…. is taking the photos for our annual holiday card. We start gearing up for it during the week- reminding ourselves that we will need to have an endless amount of patience at our disposal on picture day, making sure […]

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Holiday Planning Checklist and Gift Wish List

November 13, 2014
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I think that the key to having a stress-free holiday is to spend some time planning ahead. This year I want to spend my holidays intentionally- making sure that I make the time to do the things that are important to me and my family, and not allowing these weeks to fly in a blur of crazy […]

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Do You Follow the Same Holiday Traditions You Did As a Kid? {Hickory Farms Giveaway!}

November 12, 2014
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*I would like to thank the folks at Hickory Farms via MomTrends for sponsoring this post. When you think back to your own holidays as a child-do you remember something that happened in a specific year or instead do you remember the things that you did annually as part of that holiday celebration? For me, there are […]

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Easy and Delicious Food for a Holiday Party!

November 5, 2014
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I love to invite friends and family over to our house for the holidays. I remember when I was growing up in Mayfield, Ohio I  would feel a little sad when our holiday dinners were for less than 12 people, and I would pester my Mom about expanding our guest list just so things would […]

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A Great Trick or Treat Alternative: Wendy\'s® Jr. Frosty™ Coupons!

October 8, 2014
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With Halloween just around the corner, the grocery store shelves are packed with giant bags of candy just waiting to be opened up and doled out to the throngs of trick or treaters about to descend upon your neighborhood. But this year, instead of putting yet another piece of candy into those trick-or-treat bags… I […]

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Decorating for Halloween!

October 7, 2014
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I know it is ridiculous to say this, since we have lived in our “new home” for over 9 months now…. but finally, FINALLY I feel as if we are making it our own. In the beginning it was all about unpacking, finding a home for everything, and getting moved in. Then came spring sports, […]

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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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