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The Last Minute “Don’t Forget” List For Christmas :: 2013

Time for the last minute list!  For the last four years I’ve posted this last minute list of things I don’t want to forget, or still want to get done for Christmas and share here in hopes that it helps you out too.  I included a list of things not to forget, some tips that […]

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Christmas Breakfast Ideas

I have been seeing the cutest Christmas breakfast ideas on Pinterest and around the web, and have a simple one my kids love too – so I thought I’d share them today.  I included a few festive pancake ideas, and some recipes that you can make the night before and pop in the oven in […]

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Knockoff Swig Sugar Cookies

Have you seen this recipe on Pinterest? Knockoff Swig Sugar Cookie Recipe. I saw it a couple weeks ago, and after reading the rave reviews of this cookie, I was headed to the kitchen ready to fire up the oven. I started getting everything out and to my horror I was out of cream of tarter […]

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Free Printable :: Christmas Trivia

I have had quite a few emails and comments asking if there was going to be a printable Christmas Trivia to along with our other holiday trivia games, and I finally got a chance to sit down and make a kit up for you.  Perfect for your Christmas party, as a little addition to neighbor […]

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Layered Christmas Jello Salad

In case you haven’t noticed I’m kind of a fan of Jello Salads. I blame my mom. She served some form of jello salad every Sunday, and of course, she had special jello salads for different occasions. Blueberry Jello Salad and Orange Tapioca Jello Salad are two of my other favorites! This Layered Christmas Jello Salad […]

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Free Printable:: Christmas Lunch Box Jokes

With school starting back this week, I realized as I was packing my daughters lunch box that something was missing…a joke!!  We’ve both come to love the jokes because she has a great time with them at school, but then she is also excited to come home and share the joke again with me…which I […]

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Cookies For Santa Plate With A Cute Saying

A few years ago I went to a church Christmas crafting party and one of the things we made was a cookies for Santa plate – it was red with white vinyl lettering and customized with a cute little saying.  It was fun to bring it out every year on Christmas Eve, and the kids […]

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Starry, Starry Night: Holiday Stars

For any holiday… I originally began making these stars for our Christmas tree years ago.  And then I made them to hang from my kitchen cupboard door knobs.  Then they were made to hang from my ceiling above my dining table.  I couldn’t help myself…I made them for New Year’s Eve celebrating… I’m addicted to […]

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DIY :: Wooden Advent Calendar

We had so much fun with our Halloween Countdown, I knew I needed to make us a wooden advent calendar for Christmas too.  I made up a couple different free printable templates to make it easy for you – all you have to do is a little painting, gluing, and glittering! Catch me after the […]

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Crunchy Jello Popcorn {Holiday Style}

* Don’t forget to enter the Christmas Wish List Give Away! You know that moment when you realize you haven’t had a certain snack that you used to love for like a decade or maybe even two decades. I had that moment last week, I loved Jello Popcorn as a kid, but I had a pretty […]

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