a Simply~Charmed Life

a Simply~Charmed Life

Thanksgiving: 9 Ways to Familyness

Let the stress melt away Thanksgiving, or the holidays in general, can get pretty crazy and stressful.  I love it when everyone pitches in to help and each person gets to give whatever talent and ability they want to the process.  My sister and mom are ultimately the best planners in our family.  They plan […]

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Halloween: Favorites Flashback

The day is finally here! Over the years there have been lots of awesome ideas shared by Destri!  She always makes Halloween a special event at her house.  I wanted to bring back some of those incredible ideas today, in case you were looking for some ways to make the 31st extra special. Halloween Trivia […]

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Four Last Minute Costumes

The Eleventh Hour With only two days until Halloween, you might still be trying to help a child decide on a costume or you may have been trying to avoid this day.  And now it’s here and you need to call in for back up.  We are here for you! We have four ideas for […]

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It’s Family Night at the Car Wash!

some fun Make tonight a family fun night…just for the heck of it. The weather is perfect for a car wash together…. in your front driveway. It can be super fun. Grab some buckets, some Dawn, and some old cloth towels. Just add water. People will get wet.  There may be some squealing. Most likely […]

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Ribbon Pillows

Part of something bigger This little project is part of a much bigger project that we did a few years ago!  This is just a small piece of our Dinner in the Woods.  To see more of that project begin here. These pillows are oh! so simple but look fantastic here as fall approaches.  They […]

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Kid Date Idea: Bike rides

kid date idea. Every Thursday evening is Kid Date Night.  The kids have their date planned out on the calendar.  Nothing else gets in the way of that time.  And they completely look forward to it…and so do I! The weather hasn’t gotten completely ice cold (as least not here in the southeast).  It’s the […]

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Love What You’ve Got: Marriage and Family

Marriage series. Six months ago I created a marriage course called Better Together.  During the weeks leading up to it’s launch I created a series of marriage tips.  This post is an excerpt from the series.  The thing is…this little tip applies to every aspect of our lives and to every relationship. I know when […]

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Lunch Box Notes

back to school I can’t believe school is already back in session.  For us, we’ve been back to school for 10 days.  For some of you, this Tuesday is your first day. One of my favorite things to send off to school with my kids is lunch notes.  It’s an awesome way to make, not […]

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The Night Time Reading List

The magic of reading aloud One of our favorite times of day for our whole family is the evening before bed.  We all get cozy on the couch or in someone’s room or around the kitchen table.  I pull out the book that we’ve been reading for weeks (sometimes months) and I begin conveying the […]

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Back to School Photos: The NON-Pinterest worthy way.

you have a story. Pinterest is awesome.  It’s also good at making us believe that each aspect of our lives needs to ‘Pinterest-Worthy.’ Why the heck does our life have to be Pinterest-Worthy? I’ve said it to my friends before..”I’d like to create a party that is Pinterest-Worthy.’ The truth is…I’m sick of trying to […]

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