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DIY Holiday Gifts

Don’t drain your wallet this holiday season by splurging on expensive gifts that no one needs.  Save money and give a gift that really comes from the heart by creating it yourself. You can find loads of DIY gift ideas on YouTube and Pinterest, or use your imagination and see what you can come up…

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If you want a From-Scratch Thanksgiving, start early by selecting the recipes you want to make and put together a master shopping list. If you don’t want to buy it all at once, look for better deals and buy the nonperishables first. If family is coming, don’t be shy and share the load. We all…

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We started a new tradition last year for Thanksgiving. We were working a lot, super tired, and thanks to the end of the year bonus, we were able to do something nice for ourselves – so we decided to life-hack Thanksgiving and make things easy. First, housecleaning. We found a reliable and budget-friendly company and…

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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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