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Make Mother’s Day Special

 

very cool and hip wedding table settings for a funky fresh young bride and groom. This is not your mama's wedding! Shallow depth of field with the focus on the fork and glass. One of several in this series.

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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Homemade Valentine’s Day Recipes

What’s a holiday without the food, right? Making treats for your kids to take to school? There’s a recipe for that. Making something delicious to share with your love? There’s a recipe for that? Planning a Valentine’s Day party? We’ve got you covered.

Here are some wonderfully festive and delicious recipes for all of your Valentine’s Day needs.

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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.

Decor:

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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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Homemade Holidays: Thanksgiving Recipe, Decor and Craft

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow?! Where has the time gone? Judging by all the texts going on between my family members, none of us are really prepared! If you are still wondering what you’re going to make/take to your Thanksgiving dinner…here are are a few options!

Recipe:

Photo from Cherished Bliss

Photo from Cherished Bliss

This recipe from Cherished Bliss looks rather harmless as it only has four ingredients, and I imagine it tastes a lot better than that canned stuff! It only takes about 15 minutes to make, so if you are hosting the dinner, do it about an hour before everyone gets there so it has some time to cool down. If you are a guest this year, it would be a perfect present to bring the host(ess). Cherished Bliss is a food and craft blog, and they have a lot of fun recipes and DIY crafts to check out!

Decor:

Photo from Design*Sponge

Photo from Design*Sponge

This is a simple DIY from Design*Sponge and all you need is some marbled paper, an empty paper towel roll, some mod podge and Krylon Crystal Clear spray! If you are fancy and have cloth napkins at your Thanksgiving dinner, these will be the perfect addition. I have followed Grace Bonney and Design*Sponge for a while, and I have to say that I want to do every DIY I see on there. She also has a budget and difficulty indicator!

Craft:

Photo from Spark & Chemistry

Photo from Spark & Chemistry

Have some mini pumpkins lying around from Halloween? This easy and cute kiddo DIY from Spark and Chemistry will keep your little one(s) entertained while you get everything ready! Just try to do it before their shower so you can clean off the permanent marker! These will be cute to have around your house, or to give to the host(ess) as a Thank You gift for hosting! Spark and Chemistry is a diy blog with lots of good style, craft and party inspiration to share!

Do you have any last minute Thanksgiving decor, recipes and crafts you want to share? Post in the comments and share with us on Facebook! Amanda Branham is a stay-at-home mom who also blogs about her adventures in domestication at from house parties to housewife.

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Homemade Halloween: Free printables!

Happy Halloween everyone! We are sharing a few fun and free printables that you can use today!

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Homemade Halloween: Your Halloween Party

I can still remember when my mom would throw Halloween parties at our house. The house was always decorated from the front porch to our spooky garage. I had to walk through clouds of dry ice and fog from the fog machine to find my room, and the tables were covered with fun and creepy snacks and desserts. The parties were always family-friendly and everyone in the neighborhood would wind up at your house by the time the party was over.

Somewhere between my childhood and producing a child of own, Halloween turned into merely an excuse for us to all get together and do the same thing we did every weekend…party. We didn’t need to hang up fake spider webs because they were already in the corners (cleaning was not as important to us back then) and any decorations we did put up would always be on the floor about two hours into the party. If they were lucky enough to remain on our walls, they stayed like that forever.

Now that I have a little one, I’m growing fonder of throwing parties the way my mom did. Cecilia is too young to enjoy a Halloween party right now, but she will be good and ready in a few years. Halloween is officially three weeks away, and if you are throwing a Halloween party, it’s time to start planning. Let me help be your guide to planning a Halloween party, the homemade way.

You can find Halloween party themes and decoration ideas at Craft, Interrupted:

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