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DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

Don’t blow big bucks on your Halloween décor when you can DIY for a fraction of the price! Check out our list of creative, fun and inexpensive projects to make your home the spookiest haunt on the block.   1. The mummified door All you need for turning your front door into a bona fide…

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I had it all planned out. I had a new shirt for Teddy, a new dress for me. We would take one of those quintessential family photos, all in coordinating pastels in front of our church’s decorations. (My husband would resist but comply.) I would annoyingly share it on social media, of course, along with…

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Last year was Teddy’s first year to exchange valentines with his classmates, and now I feel a year older, a year wiser, here’s what I’ve learned: I’m mailing it in this year. Literally and figuratively. Step 1: Defect From Homemade Land A year ago, one of Teddy’s classmates gave out these adorable dinosaur toys with…

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Santa is REAL

This month my vivacious and curious six-year-old loaded me down with Santa questions- Is HE REAL…Like really real? How does he make that many toys? How does he get into houses? How does Santa know if I am good or bad? How does he not set off alarms? Is Santa a criminal for going into…

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For as long as I can remember, my family has had the tradition of making Christmas sugar cookies together. We make a HUGE mess, and while the intention was always to pass them out to friends and neighbors, but we’d eat so much dough and cookies that recipe’s output is reduced by at least a…

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It can be difficult to find something everyone enjoys doing. Uncle Phil wants to watch the football game, while Aunt Linda wants to decorate cookies. You’re trying to keep peace without making family time feel like a chore. What can you do to keep everyone happily spending time together without running up a huge credit card bill?…

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Getting gifts for teachers are tough – especially in preschool where they have SEVERAL teachers, not just one. These are my top 3 favorite, quick yet personalized presents for easy wins. I’ve done both the plants and the EOS lip balms before and I can say they were a hit! 1.) EOS Lip Balm Cards…

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Starbuck’s Skinny Peppermint Mocha is not just my favorite holiday drink, but my favorite coffee drink period. I have been known to order it year-round, but for about the last two years or so, they discontinued the sugar-free peppermint syrup, which really increased the sugar and calorie count. SO, I finally came up with a…

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Husbands, you ask it every year. What do you want for Christmas? And if she’s like me, your wife avoids and delays and eventually comes up with a short Amazon wish list she sends you in an email. Let me let you in on some secrets – The reason this is such a belabored process…

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