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our happy face and flower valentines
January 19, 2013 2 comments

our happy face and flower valentines

originally published on 2/5/2010: —————— There’s something about creating homemade Valentines that makes my heart skip a beat. So as long as I’m able–and my kids are willing–I hope to ...

new year's interview: fun family tradition
January 2, 2013 11 comments

new year’s interview: fun family tradition

It’s New Year’s Interview time! (I can hardly believe it!) This year, we made some minor adjustments to our traditional New Year’s Family Interview because as the kids get older, ...

fab ideas for new year's, organization and winter family fun
December 28, 2012 6 comments

fab ideas for new year’s, organization and winter family fun

Happy New Year, my friends! Let’s do what we can to get 2013 started in a fun, organized, and fresh way by checking out what the experts are doing–and you ...

homemade name necklaces for girls and boys
December 21, 2012 11 comments

homemade name necklaces for girls and boys

For months and months and months and months, Cora has asked for three things: her name on a cup, her name on a shirt, and her name on a necklace. ...

christmas eve tradition: family pajamas
December 18, 2012 5 comments

christmas eve tradition: family pajamas

One of my favorite nights of the year is Christmas Eve, and one of my favorite Christmas Eve family traditions involves something really simple: pajamas. I love any sort of ...

how to make a candy wreath
December 14, 2012 6 comments

how to make a candy wreath

One of my favorite challenges is finding a craft that doubles both as a fun family activity and a gift–especially during this crazy busy but totally festive time of year. ...

how to celebrate a golden birthday
December 10, 2012 16 comments

how to celebrate a golden birthday

Golden Birthday: that rare and exciting birthday when the date of your birth matches your age. Yes! It’s true! So special? It’s golden. You were born on February 10 and ...

take time to give this holiday: #blog4cause
December 9, 2012 5 comments

take time to give this holiday: #blog4cause

We’re right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, and it’s hard to slow down at this point. I totally get that. Believe me. But it’s so important ...

holiday fun fact AND joke lunchbox notes  (with hanukkah!)
December 4, 2012 6 comments

holiday fun fact AND joke lunchbox notes (with hanukkah!)

We are huge fans of the lunchbox love note over here, so we’ve revisited our ole faves and added a few new ones to the mix. Maddy, Owen, and Cora ...

sweet homemade santa cookie tray
November 30, 2012 11 comments

sweet homemade santa cookie tray

We’ve been all about getting crafty with wooden trays around here lately, so while Maddy, Owen, and Cora worked on their Thank You Trays, I skipped ahead to the next ...

advent activity calendar: fun, festive family holiday time
November 28, 2012 2 comments

advent activity calendar: fun, festive family holiday time

It’s that time of year again–time for our Advent Activity Calendar! Our Advent Activity Calendar is something we’ve been doing for the last four years, where we very simply plan ...