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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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I’ve been a member of the Junior League of Wichita Falls since 2012, so I’ve had the pleasure of helping volunteer for SIX Christmas Magic events. (Well, five since in 2015 Teddy was born just two days later, the following Monday.) Since it’s around his birthday and they have photos with Santa, we’ve started our…

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In the midst of all things Halloween, let’s talk about CHRISTMAS!! As in, Christmas Magic, the Junior League of Wichita Falls‘ biggest community fundraiser of the year, and something I’ve been proud to be involved in for over five years. You can read all about the details of this year’s event on the Junior League…

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Tuesday, October 23: Halloween Carnival at Burkburnett Library (5:30 – 7 pm) It’s that time of year again when we will be having our annual Halloween Carnival. Bring the kids to the Library from 5:30-7 for a fun night of games, treats, photos, and carnival fun! The Bounce House will be here once again to…

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