Santa’s Hot Chocolate Station

Last week, we hosted a pancakes and pajamas party with a few friends. The kids had a blast running around in their pjs, eating pancakes and decorating gingerbread cookies. It was great being able to have some time to catch up with my friends too! The kids all played so nicely together. We are so […]

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DIY Santa House & Nativity Ornaments

Every year we like to make the kids’ grandparents and great-grandparents some sort of Christmas craft or ornament. This year, I had a ton of popsicle sticks and wanted to somehow include a picture of the two of them. That’s how these sweet little santa houses and nativities were born. I ended up using their […]

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Homemade Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Blogging takes a lot of work, preparation and organization, which is why I don’t do it as often as “I should”. Life, the kids and other projects tend to take up a lot of my time, and I’m content with that. Life with my family is so precious to me. But, I also continue blogging […]

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Christmas Wreath Cheese Board

A cheese board is my thing to make when we’re hosting, or one of the first things I offer to bring to gatherings. I love the creativity that goes into it and the fact that everyone is happy to see you when they notice you have a board full of cheese, meat and other snacks […]

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Christmas Bead Garland

About a month ago, the kids and I ventured to the Christmas antique markets in the area and it actually went better than I expected. I go all the time with Peyton, but this time decided to bring Emory with. I knew it would be crowded and I was outnumbered and pregnant, so I told […]

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Our Christmas Traditions

This time of year always seems to be busy, but wonderful, spending time with loved ones, gift giving and magical Christmas traditions. Every year we add to our Christmas traditions list because as the kids get older, they have become more involved and find a lot of joy in participating. We ended up decorating very, […]

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Homemade Peppermint Pudding

We’re all familiar with the lyrics from “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” that say, “come bring us some figgy pudding…”, but do most of us know what figgy pudding actually is? As I’m sure you know, the rest of the lyrics mention that the guests won’t go until they get some, so I figure […]

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The Hustle and Bustle of the Holidays

This time of the year is really something. The Christmas lights, carols and songs, festive events and time with loved ones truly make December the most wonderful time of the year. It’s almost as if we’re living on clouds throughout the month of December. Well, most of the time anyway. If Christmas is meant to […]

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Frosty’s French Toast

Most mornings, our kiddos have a mediocre breakfasts because I am not a morning person. I’m pretty much a groggy bear until about 8 a.m. after the coffee has kicked in. My poor kids. Sometimes I make big batches of pancakes and freeze them so I can easily heat up something for them and a […]

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DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

Now that all of the Thanksgiving craziness is over, it’s time to start thinking about the most wonderful time of the year and I couldn’t be more excited. As much as I loved preparing Thanksgiving food for a month straight (thanks to the blog!), I’m looking forward to focusing more on the magic and joy […]

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