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Advent Activities for Toddlers

The Christmas countdown is on! We've tinseled the tree and pinned our favorite cookie recipes on Pinterest. But with a toddler in the house, we're especially excited this holiday season to share our Advent activities for toddlers. For my husband, my older children, and myself, the anticipation of the holiday is part of the fun. We're counting down … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I just couldn't help it with these Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats. You know my love for all things Christmas and Rice Krispies, so I couldn't resist whipping up a batch of these adorably festive treats for the kiddos! Much like the traditional Rice Krispies Treats, these Christmas Tree Rice … [Read more...]

Easy Christmas Desserts

When I'm hosting parties for the holidays, I like to keep things easy. I want to spend as much time as I can with my loved ones rather than slaving away in the kitchen preparing food. That's why easy Christmas desserts are like my BFF around the holidays. Everybody gets to the enjoy the sweetness they love and I get to not spend so much time in the … [Read more...]

You’re the Best Bus Driver Gift Idea

It's the Season of Giving and I want to make sure that everyone around me knows that they are appreciated. From the postal workers and delivery truck drivers to my child's bus driver and teachers, I like to give each of them a small token of my appreciation. For about $7 (even cheaper if you use coupons - I paid $1.67 for the hand soap during a … [Read more...]

Easy Countdown to Christmas Garland

This is a partnered post with HP. As always, all opinions are my own. I can still remember the excitement and anticipation of waiting for Christmas.  As a child it was the highlight of my year. A day dedicated to spending time with my family and opening up presents that had been taunting me the whole month.  And although the anticipation and … [Read more...]

A Collection with Meaning

This is a partnered post with Hallmark. As always, all opinions are my own. When my husband and I had our first child in 2003 we began a collection of Hallmark Christmas Ornaments. Since then, we've had two more children and our collection of ornaments has grown drastically over the years.  They each get new ornaments to hang on the tree each year … [Read more...]

A Simple Christmas Tablescape

This is a partnered post with Provide Commerce and the Social Media Chicks. As always, all opinions are my own. I'll be completely honest with you and admit that I'm not a very good decorator. (But ahem, lets keep that between us, okay?)  I have all these grand plans in my head, but actually making those plans a reality is a lot harder for me than … [Read more...]

Intentional Gifting

This is a partnered post with Personal Creations. As always, opinions are my own. When it comes to purchasing gifts, I always spend time thinking about the perfect gift.  I'm not one who just buys something for someone because it's easy, but rather the type of person who craves the satisfaction of knowing that I gave a gift that was thoughtful and … [Read more...]

They Were Hung by the Chimney with Care

This is a partnered post with Personal Creations. As always, opinions are my own. I'm so excited that it's December and that my favorite time of year is finally here. While it's always the busiest time of the year, it's also the prettiest time of year in my house. I adore driving into my neighborhood after the sun sets and seeing all the houses … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantle

This is a partnered post with Provide Commerce and the Social Media Chicks. All opinions are my own. If there is one thing I miss having in my home more than anything else, it's a mantle.  I wanted a fireplace when we purchased our new home last year, but my husband did not.  We had one in our first home and I loved it. In fact, during the Winter … [Read more...]