DIY Snow

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DIY Snow   Being from the south, I am a huge fan of DIY Snow, and make it every year for my little girl! This project is easy to do, and your kids will love it! We use this DIY Snow for craft projects, or just to play around it! It's a great holiday sensory activity for younger kids too! I also love that it is easy enough for the kids to do all on their own!  ...

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Easy Holiday Cake Cookie Bars Recipe

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Easy Holiday Cake Cookie Bars Recipe Holiday baking is my favorite type of baking. I love all the fun colors and flavors of the holidays. And chances are, I get to share whatever I'm baking! Every year my neighborhood does a cookie exchange, and it's something we all participate in. This year I wanted to do something a little different and make some Easy Holiday Cake Cookie Bars! They are moist like a cake, and taste like a cookie. The best part is that they are super easy to make and look ...

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100 Things You Can Do To Help Others For Free {Holiday Edition}

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100 Things You Can Do To Help Others For Free {Holiday Edition} The holidays are upon us! When it comes to holidays, a lot of us think about buying presents, making food, and putting up decorations. But there is one very important part of the holidays that some people forget about, and that is goodwill toward our fellow man. Nothing feels as good as giving back during the holiday season. And the best part is, you can help others without spending a dime! If you have visited us before, you ...

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Why is Mardi Gras Celebrated?

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Why is Mardi Gras Celebrated? Mardi Gras - Boobs? Beads? Babies? When you think about Mardi Gras, what pops into your mind first? I may be the exception to the rule but I think about partying in New Orleans and all the beads and of course once I think about the beads my mind flashes (pun intended) to the method by which some are likely to do to earn some beads. I am talking about flashing your boobs of course. Well, I am here to set the record straight and tell you what Mardi Gras is really ...

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Great Tips For Fighting Holiday Stress

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Great Tips For Fighting Holiday Stress It's snowing here in Tennessee today which can only mean one thing, the holidays are officially here! This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the cold weather which is perfect for snuggling, I love the fun music and decorations, and I'll admit it, the food and gifts are pretty awesome as well! With all the wonderful things that come with the holiday season, it can also be a stressful time. Finding that perfect gift for family and friends, ...

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10 Holiday Shopping Tips To Help You Keep Your Sanity

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10 Holiday Shopping Tips To Help You Keep Your Sanity The holidays are here! I don't know about you but I love everything about the holidays! I love the sights, sounds, smells, and the shopping! I'm an avid Black Friday shopper, and I love finding the perfect gift for my family and friends. With all the wonderful things about the holidays, there are some stressful things about it. Beating the crowds, setting a budget, and keeping your sanity during a very busy time of the year can be hard. ...

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Easy Holiday Appetizer: Buffalo Chicken Wraps

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Easy Holiday Appetizer: Buffalo Chicken Wraps One of my favorite things about the holidays is the food! I love cooking fun recipes for my family and friends and being able to enjoy a good meal while we catch up. I also love food that is easy to make and doesn't take up to much of my day. That is where easy holiday appetizers  come in! My family loves anything that is spicy, and can be eaten one handed, and one of our favorite holiday appetizer recipes are my Buffalo Chicken Wraps. There is ...

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12 Days of Happy

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My 12 Days of Happy A fellow Michigan blogger , Parsimonious Pash, is sharing her "12 Days of Happy" and invited others to join in on the fun. Most people spend the month of November saying what they are thankful for. I have found though that when Thanksgiving passes they forget everything they were supposedly thankful for. Today was a very stressful day for me and I found myself forgetting what actually made me happy and got lost up in the decorations and memories of past Christmases. I had ...

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Cranberry Lemon Squares

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Cranberry Lemon Squares   One of my favorite things to bake with during the winter is Cranberries! They are  readily available, and oh-so-yummy! Today I am going to share one of my families favorite recipes, Cranberry Lemon Squares!  This recipe is just the right amount of sweet and tart, and relativley easy to make! I love to make this for my family, and they also keep well so they make great gifts! ...

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White Elephant Gift Ideas

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Do you need White Elephant Gift Ideas? The White Elephant Party is also known as Gift Swap, Yankee Swap, Black Santa, Chinese Gift Exchange, Dirty Santa, Greedy Punter, Thieves' Christmas or Naughty Santa. It really doesn't matter what you call it the purpose is the same to have fun. The game is played in many ways and it usually requires at least 6 players. You can read our how to play the White Elephant Party if you need some tips. Here are some White Elephant Gift Ideas provided by my ...

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