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To me, Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, is all about family time. I’m sure that’s true for a lot of us. But even without COVID, there have been years we haven’t been able to get together. My family is spread out all across Texas (and NYC), and sometimes that means holidays apart, and choosing…

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There’s been much debate in my family, because we actually refer to this dish as “candied yams” which is wholly inaccurate. This is in fact, despite what our yee old recipe book from 1982 says, sweet potato casserole. Regardless, it’s our favorite recipe and our absolute must-have for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and brings back wonderful…

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Let’s talk tablescapes. Yes, I used the word tablescapes. (Anyone else used to watch that show Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee? She was a character, for sure, but she had some good ideas!) Anywho. I am not a fancy person. I don’t set tables properly and I have a “make yourself at home” philosophy to entertaining…

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Thanksgiving Must Haves!

Thanksgiving definitely falls into the top 3 list of my favorite holidays. Who doesn’t love a holiday that is all about food and family? My family’s Thanksgiving dinner rarely varies from year to year! MASHED POTATOES: I swear my granny makes the best mashed potatoes. It has taken my sister and I years to figure out…

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Thanksgiving Memories

This year looks a lot different for many of us this year; 2020 gave us so many surprises that it feels so surreal. I just love the makings of Thanksgiving! It takes me back to several memories that I had about this holiday. I remember being little, sneaking in a few moments to see the…

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Thankful Jar

Transparent moment, I am terrible at keeping up with these challenges. I have tried for so many years and I always get behind and then just stop or get behind from the get go and don’t even start. The box that is pictured in this post was purchased last year. So, if you are shaking…

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Hi, friends! With Halloween just around the corner, I felt compelled to share some ideas that will not only feed your need for Halloween fun, but will also address developmental, social, and creative skills, while providing socially-distanced alternatives. I must admit—there is likely no bigger fan of Halloween than myself. In fact, I have spent…

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Growing up October was a month full of fun and excitement. I remember in elementary school, the teachers would start slowly incorporating the Halloween colors. I remember seeing some of the cut out of witches, ghosts, pumpkins bought at TG&Y and beautifully displayed in the main hall way with a message. The message was always…

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A couple of weeks ago, I got inspired by this video to make some concrete pumpkin planters for our front porch. They were surprisingly easy! Supply List: 4 Small Pumpkins 120 pounds of Quickrete is just enough for 4 pumpkins (we bought two 60-pound bags from Home Depot) Plastic pumpkin trick-or-treat pails – the $1…

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4th of July Craft and Treat

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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