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Keeping it Simple: Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day. All around internetland are lots of wonderful ideas for how to show your love how much they mean to you.  Maybe you did something extravagant or you didn’t or you think Valentine’s Day is just for couples in love [I don't think that's true...you can read my book on that here.] Whether […]

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Countdown to Valentine’s Day: 25 inspiring ideas

seeing more love. Valentine’s Day is commonly known as a day for couples who are in love.  Some people have a love/hate relationship with the day.  If they are in love with someone, they may love it.  If they aren’t in love with someone, they may not love it. I’m proposing that Valentine’s Day be […]

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Winter Photography Tip: Indoors

Winter time is here. For us, that means we have been inside A LOT! Temperatures have been down int he 12 degree area and we’ve not had any snow! Being outside is mostly painful without the beautiful benefit of a white winter-land that should accompany such freezing cold temperatures. Instead, we run from house to […]

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Five Ways to Enjoy New Years Eve at Home!

Having Fun at Home There are so many fun ways to enjoy the holidays at home.  We always do a little celebration with close family.  Here are some things we’ve done and a couple of new ideas I’m considering for this year: Keep it small (if that’s your thing).  After Christmas preparations taking almost a […]

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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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The Thankful Tree

a thankful heart is a happy heart. I posted this little tree a couple of years ago on my blog and everyone has loved it so much during November that I thought I’d share it with you awesome Mother Huddle friends! This is such an easy and fun project to do as a family and […]

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Say Yes More Often

three letter word This one word can make such a huge difference.  As parents we become accustomed to saying “No”, “Just a minute”, “Stop fighting”, “You’re making me crazy.” Pretty soon we feel like all we do is say the same phrases again and again in the same order.  We think, “Wait.  Which phrase am […]

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Photo Tips for Your Family.

Photographing your story. We’ve all had it happen.  It seems like the perfect moment for an awesome photo.  You fumble for your camera, get it turned on, and by that point everyone is one to you and they’ve all scattered.  Or maybe this has been your scenario…you see your kids being so cute and you […]

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A Kite Flying Adventure.

Go fly a kite. Kite flying is usually done on a beautiful, slightly windy afternoon when the sun is high in the sky.  A couple of days after we had worked on our kites,  I decided to do the unexpected. I surprised the kids with a kite flying adventure. On Saturday morning I got up […]

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Raising a Thankful Family.

Did I miss something? You’re probably wondering if you wandered into the month of November by accident. I’m here to reassure you that you have not lost your mind.  Well, maybe you have.  I won’t judge though. I’ve lost my mind plenty of times. I digress. Around here, we occasionally need to be reminded that […]

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