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Simple Holidays

Simplify the holidays so you reduce the stress of the holidays and find joy again.

28 Easy and Fun Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make

Need easy and fun Christmas ornaments kids can make for craft time or to decorate your tree? Here is a great list perfect for trimming the tree. One of my favorite things about decorating our Christmas tree is pulling out the ornaments and the memories attached.  Some ornaments were given to us as gifts or …

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20 Fun Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf When You Forget to Move the Elf

Looking for new ideas for your Elf on the Shelf? Here are 20 fun ideas for your Elf on the Shelf when you forget to move the elf and are in a panic. Picture it. You’re finally sitting down after another long day. The kids have already asked for 20 glasses of water, gone to …

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The Pringles® Friendsgiving Feast Tray Complete with Turducken

It’s almost time! Today, Kellogg’s will launch their Pringles® Turducken Friendsgiving Feast TODAY! Friendsgiving Feast Have you ever heard of Turducken? It’s an experience in and of itself. One of my most favorite Thanksgiving memories was spending it with our small group in Wake Forest. Our friends who hosted us at their house served Turkducken. It’s …

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37 Ways to Give Back to Your Community During the Holidays

Giving back doesn’t have to be elaborate. It can be fun and simple, easy for the whole family. Don’t miss these ways to give back during the holiday season. What comes to mind when you think about “giving back”? Giving money to charities? Donating food to a Food Pantry? Choosing a child from an Angel …

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15 Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas {Free Printable}

You don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to create memorable Christmas gifts for your friends and family members. All you need is creativity and a little bit of time in order survive the holidays without going over budget. So today, I’ve put together a list of 15 handmade Christmas gift ideas which could cost you …

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10 Ways to have a Cozy Christmas

Cozy isn’t fireplaces, blankets or baked goods. It’s the feeling that those items evoke. Webster’s definition of cozy is small, comfortable, and warm; friendly and pleasant; …showing a closeness between two people, groups… very close How do you create that cozy feeling in your home? It might be simpler than you think. And a Cozy Christmas …

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Tips To Avoid Holiday Meltdowns While Traveling Out of Town

Holidays with kids aren’t always so merry and bright. Schedules are all over the place. Travel and being confined to a car seat is enough to make everyone grumpy. Add the extra sugar, foods that are out of the norm, and relatives you only see on special occasions, and you’ve created the perfect storm for …

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10 Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

by Jolene Tang, Contributing Writer Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Crazy, right? Or am I the only one who feels like Christmas was just yesterday? Do you have anything planned yet? If not, don’t worry, because today I’ll be sharing ten affordable date ideas with you which could help spruce up your Valentine’s. 1. DO DINNER …

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The Gift Guide for Kids that will Bring a Smile on Christmas

Choosing the perfect gift for a child can be a daunting task. One second they are playing with Octonauts, and the next it’s all about the PJ Masks. It’s hard to keep up! Our favorite gifts to give (and receive) continue The goal in creating this Gift Guide for Kids, is to help making shopping …

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4 Steps to Creating a Dollar Store Thanksgiving Tablescape

by Jolene Tang, Contributing Writer This year, Fall and Thanksgiving season feel a little bit more special to me- mostly due to the fact that we are finally settled into our new home, but also because we just finished giving our dining set a complete makeover. It’s not perfect, but it’s still a million times better than what it …

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