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books as gifts: holiday ideas for kids
December 20, 2013 No Comment

books as gifts: holiday ideas for kids

    For any occasion, books are my go-to gift. From baby showers to birthdays, graduations from preschool or highschool, for well-wishing or comfort-giving, books are a rockstar way to ...

the polar express night: a holiday family tradition
December 18, 2013 2 comments

the polar express night: a holiday family tradition

    The following guest post is written by Karen Blake. Karen is a teacher, mom of three, and aunt of many.  She’s a lover of traditions and is quite ...

holiday card stencils and balloon stamps
December 16, 2013 34 comments

holiday card stencils and balloon stamps

Thank you Dollar Tree and the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club for making this post possible!   This year, we’re spicing our holiday cards up a bit. For the past ...

halos mandarin orange paper dolls: dress up your food *sponsored*
December 14, 2013 6 comments

halos mandarin orange paper dolls: dress up your food *sponsored*

    It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of making mealtime more fun for my kids.  And if we can sneak in some sort of learning along the ...

our cookie baking day: favorite family annual holiday tradition
December 12, 2013 2 comments

our cookie baking day: favorite family annual holiday tradition

Every year, one of our advent calendar activities reads: Cookie Baking Day!  And what that means is that no matter the day–it’s always a surprise!–the kids and I ditch everything ...

holiday cards that rock: minted
December 11, 2013 No Comment

holiday cards that rock: minted

I have found the holy grail of holiday photo cards: minted. Really. I love nearly every single thing about this company, because what once took me hours up on hours ...

holiday party kid activities: 3 secrets to success #mykindofholiday
December 10, 2013 2 comments

holiday party kid activities: 3 secrets to success #mykindofholiday

As part of Target’s Inner Circle, a few of us are participating a super-fun holiday party series: Holiday Party 101. We’re writing about everything from invitations to desserts, hostess gifts ...

holiday baking with kids eBook: 15 kid-friendly, family-favorite recipes and treats
December 6, 2013 4 comments

holiday baking with kids eBook: 15 kid-friendly, family-favorite recipes and treats

    It’s no secret that I am a crazy huge fan of getting kids in the kitchen. Early and often, let’s tie those aprons onto our littles, pull the ...

holiday giveaway: 26 fabulous gifts for women (stuff I totally love)
December 5, 2013 86 comments

holiday giveaway: 26 fabulous gifts for women (stuff I totally love)

Holiday giveaway SERIES, I should say. That’s right. Twenty-six giveaways, and you’ll love each and every one of them.  It’s a rockstar line-up of 26 bloggers, each of whom is ...

k-cup advent calendar: make it a thoughtful, thankful holiday
November 28, 2013 2 comments

k-cup advent calendar: make it a thoughtful, thankful holiday

      We’re longtime fans of the advent calendar and and longtime fans of coffee. When we stepped up our game last year and sprung for a Keurig, every ...

best gifts for kids and families 2013: teachmama's picks
November 20, 2013 3 comments

best gifts for kids and families 2013: teachmama’s picks

    I’m always surprised when the holiday catalogs roll around at how many new toys hit the shelves each year. It’s a wonder that any of us are able ...