12 Days of Happy

12 days of happy

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


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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DIY Snow


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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Treat Holiday Photo Cards and Gifts Giveaway

Treat Holiday Photo Cards

Create Beautiful Holiday Photo Cards and Gifts with Treat   The holidays are quickly approaching and now is the time to create and order your Holiday Photo Cards and Gifts. Treat makes is simple to do so and the options are endless and are only limited by the amount of pictures that you have.  ...

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Spread some Holiday Cheer with Build-A-Bear Workshop + a giveaway!


Spread some Holiday Cheer with Build-A-Bear Workshop + a giveaway! *I would like to thank the awesome people at Build-A-Bear Workshop for sending me a furry friend to review, which I received for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own! The Holidays are fast approaching and if your kids are anything like mine, they already have some things on their Christmas list. Build-A-Bear Workshop is a perfect holiday destination this year, and has something for everyone on your gift list! From My ...

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White Elephant Gift Ideas


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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Holiday from the Heart: Chewy Candy Cane Chex Mix

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Well, our Holiday from the Heart posts are coming to a close. We truly hope you enjoy this next week with your family and friends! If you are still in need of last minute gift idea, take a look at this easy homemade gifts! Thanks to A Thrifty Mom for sharing her recipe for homemade Chewy Candy Cane Chex Mix! I know many of you have most of the ingredients on hand...especially the cereal! The great thing about this recipe is that it can be adapted to what you have on hand or your ...

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Holiday from the Heart: Renewing Glass Ornaments

Have you had the same Christmas ornaments for years and feel the need to renew them? I have had the same glass ball ornaments for many years. Some of my glass ornaments are starting to show their age with dull color. Instead of spending money on replacing my glass ornaments, I have revamped them with a little glitter and glue! This idea comes from Martha Stewart. It is a fun craft to do with your children too! My three year old helped me and they are by no means perfect. However, it gives my ...

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Holiday from the Heart: Toy Swap

Amee and I both belong to a local Mom's Club. One of the moms came up with a fabulous idea for her children's Christmas presents this year. This mom has organized a toy swap! So many people have little money to buy presents this year. Why not organize a toy swap? Young children do not know the difference between a new or used toy. Have each mom bring there unwanted, in good condition toys to a swap. Divide items into categories and then let everyone "shop"! My three year old will be getting a ...

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