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Why I’m glad I gave Essential Oils a Try: Review and Giveaway!

    Disclaimer: I was given product to review. As always, all opinions are my own.  When I first heard about Essential Oils I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure I believed that they would do anything. But I was also intrigued. Part of me really wanted to try them once I saved up for the […]

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Eggless Banana Nut Muffins

  You know when you have brown bananas and you just don’t want to throw them away? Yeah. Me. All the time. Sometimes I make a quick shake. Other times I turn a blind eye to my husband tossing them since neither of us had any motivation to make anything. And, sometimes, I find a […]

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$250 Amazon Giveaway!

  This week, 24 friends and I have been sharing our best recipes, printables, crafts, decor, and holiday traditions. If you missed the posts, check them out! (Then go check out the $250 Amazon giveaway below!)   My friend Steph, from A Grande Life, gathered a group of us together for a fun round up […]

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Kid’s Printable Thank You Note

I like to have my kids write Thank You notes whenever they receive a gift. Birthday, Holidays, and any other non-occasion that come with presents have always been recognized in my family (and in my husband’s as well) with a timely Thank You note. We are attempting to instill that same level of gratitude in […]

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Awesome STEM Gift Ideas

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Have you heard of it? If you have a child in school, you probably have. STEM is typically used when talking about educational policy. But it’s also used in terms of a class of toys you can find for your children. […]

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Awesome Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

My plan of buying just a few gifts for each kid allows me to purchase a few extra, and sometimes, bigger, items for the whole family! Games, puzzles, and other items that bring us together are a great solution to those long winter months… and gives us opportunities for special moments together. Here are a […]

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Awesome Gift Ideas for Moms

Disclaimer: This post may include affiliate links. As a mom, I know there are few things I want for Christmas because all I can think about is what to buy for the kids! Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas for Moms – which all would be on my list if I had […]

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Take a Family Ride on Santa’s Paradise Express Train! #Giveaway

Disclaimer: My family received tickets to facilitate this giveaway: Santa Claus is coming to town! Your kids know he’ll be showing up at your house in a little over a month but most of them hope to catch him sooner to tell him everything they want for Christmas! Avoid the long lines at the mall […]

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Awesome Gift Ideas for Boys!

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links.   I have two awesome boys to shop for this year – a two year-old and a seven year-old. When I add in the nephews and other family, I’m shopping for boys aged 1 to 36! My gift ideas are a range of options from 1 to 10. […]

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Awesome Gift Ideas for Girls

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Girls are fun to buy for. Clothes, shoes, dolls, anything pink. Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas for girls this year: Melissa & Doug Dollhouse. This is one of the most played with toys in my home. Any time other kids come over, the moms […]