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Make Mother’s Day Special

 

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so you’ll want to think about what you want to do to celebrate with mom. Instead of waiting for a nice restaurant, try bringing a fancy restaurant style to your home. Save time and money, yet create something special for your mother. read more

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New Years Eve Ideas

Goodbye 2013, and hello 2014! Tonight, we will share our resolutions, eat all the sweets we can find before our diets start tomorrow, and toast each other to a happy and healthy new year. Some of us will throw parties, and some of us will cuddle up on the couch with our family to watch the ball drop.

Regardless of how we celebrate, every one of us will be ringing in the new year. If you are still looking for some fun ways to celebrate the new year, here they are!

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DIY New Years Eve

New Years Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays. Before I had my baby, it was because I could do all the partying I wanted and then miraculously on January 1st, I would instantly become motivated. I would work out more and eat less junk food. I would meditate more and shop less. I would swear off drinking and partying. This usually lasted a few weeks and then it was back to normal.

Even after my baby, New Years is still one of my favorites. We all change from our fancy clothes to our pajamas and we cuddle up on the couch to watch the countdown. Some of us will fall asleep (ok, probably all of us) and we will jump when we hear the ball drop. We will eat sandwiches and will toast with cider instead of champagne. The next day, we will all meet at the bookstore to pick up our new books for the year – a tradition my boyfriend’s family has held since he was a little, and have now invited me to join.

In case you are hoping that your New Years Eve will be a little more eventful than mine, I have a few great party ideas to share.

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Kids Christmas Crafts

We all know how excited our children get about Christmas. Mine is a little young to show any signs of anticipation, but we have plenty of little ones in our family who have been passing out their Christmas lists since Thanksgiving. For those of us who are looking to add a little creativity and family time to all the frenzy, here are a few great ways to involve your children in this Homemade Holiday season!

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Homemade Holidays: Christmas Craft, Recipe and Gift!

With Christmas just a little under two weeks away, there is still some time to make a beautiful homemade Christmas craft, recipe and gift (but not too much time). I was able to find some projects that are relatively quick and painless, and will knock the (homemade) socks off your family!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope everyone has a Thanksgiving that is full of love, food and family. To celebrate, here is a free Thanksgiving printable maze from Great Kids Birthday Parties!

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Homemade Holidays: Thanksgiving Recipe, Decor and Craft!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner – it’s literally less than a week away – it’s the perfect time to share a DIY Thanksgiving recipe, decor and craft to get some ideas flowing on hosting your Thanksgiving dinner! Even if you’re not hosting, these are perfect ideas that you could easily take to surprise the host/ess!

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Homemade Holidays: Free Thanksgiving Printable!

Stephanie over at Recipes from Stephanie made this fall printable/subway art and she is offering it for free on her blog!

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Homemade Holidays: Thanksgiving Recipe and Craft!

When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was a mere precursor to Christmas. When we were little, we would get together with our cousins and compare Christmas lists, or get ideas of what to write down. We got older and started picking names out of a bowl with ideas of what that person wanted for Christmas. Soon, we started doing our own thing and Thanksgiving became less and less of an important holiday for me.

That all changed when I had my baby and enjoyed spending time with my family more than my friends, and truly love spending time in the kitchen. Now, I’m excited to get together with everyone, and make some homemade food to bring. Everything is made from scratch, and we all sit around and catch up and enjoy each other. The kids aren’t too busy playing with their new Christmas toys to hang out, and it’s our last holiday before the insanity of Christmas.

Whether you are hosting the Thanksgiving dinner, or you are going to a family member’s or friend’s house to celebrate, here is a recipe and a craft to help make your holidays extra special.

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