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The 4th of July is, literally, right around the corner! I wanted to have some fun with my younger girls with what we had at home. So this morning I looked at all of our craft supplies and came up with a simple yet creative activity for them to do. My only guideline was that…

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4th of July Craft Time

Hello July! Here we are celebrating another holiday unsure of what is safe and not. Doesn’t mean we can’t make it fun for our littles! Today I’m sharing a fun and easy craft with things you may have on hand! Red, blue, white and glitter paint Black paper Toilet paper rolls Paper plates for easy…

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Madagascar: Family Night In

Wow guys, it’s been a minute since I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and write. I’ve missed it; but quarantine with three kids at home and two parents working full-time in the house. Well, you all know. A lot of “don’t climb that bookcase”, “did you seriously just trap the baby in there?!”, and…

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2020 Summer Camps

River Bend Nature Center More information and sign up for RBNC summer camps HERE! YMCA The Y has multiple different day camps or weekly options! Find the full list and sign up HERE. Kemp Center of the Arts Camp: Anime Advanced July 13-17 1:00 – 3:00 pm Ages 12+ Tickets available HERE   Camp: Watercolor…

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Easy Summer Meals

I hate cooking in the summer time.  I would rather eat a celery stick and cottage cheese straight from the container than cook after a long day at work and when it’s 115º outside.  But I have learned a few quick tips so that I spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. Chicken…

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Day Tripping In Seymour Texas

Rural Texas is recovering their tourism market faster than any other since the onset of Covid.  Seymour has several locations ready for you and your family to enjoy, take pictures, and make some memories.   Whiteside Museum of Natural History Since their grand re-opening on June 2nd, the Whiteside Museum of Natural History has had 1000…

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Working Remotely… With Kids

Prologue: I wrote this on May 12, and officially went back to the office to work on May 26. In total, I spent 72 days at home 24/7 with my child. It was epic. And while I was so very grateful for a job and an employer that worked with working parents to make this possible,…

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Blogging… we share tips, talk about family budgets, chore charts, all the things; but one of the most important parts of blogging is simply this: real people relating to real people. Here real parents, relating to real parents. These last couple of months have been quite the roller coaster ride at The Holley House. For…

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To begin, I am the definition of a yo-yo dieter. But after the stress of quarantining and working at home alone for two months, I definitely gained the COVID-19. (Or in this case, the COVID-15.) So I’m back on the wagon, and back on Weight Watchers, which generally works for me after the initial detox…

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This year was the double-whammy we knew was coming. Every six years or so, my dad’s birthday and Father’s Day fall on the exact same day. Which means me and my two sisters REALLY had to step up my game. (And not to mention, not neglecting my wonderful hubby!) If you haven’t gotten your act…

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