Archive | November, 2012

Kids Christmas Craft: Snowman Bubbles

My goal this year is to simplify our Christmas spending by making some of our stocking stuffer gifts.  It’s a wonderful tradition that I want to continue in our family but this was a great place to start on simplifying our Christmas spending.  I have heard of families who spend $100′s of dollars on stocking stuffers.  I can […]

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Christmas Ornament Craft: Recycled Snowman

I have been looking for an easy but cute Christmas Ornament to make with my kids for our Christmas Ornament Challenge and Exchange.  I came up with this Recycled Christmas Ornament: Mr. Snowman! I am always looking for a way to save some money around the Christmas Holidays and looking for a simple and easy […]

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10 Healthy Snacks on the Go Kids Love

Are you looking for some healthy grab and go snacks for your busy days? I know when I am in a hurry my snacks tend to not be healthy. I need to keep these wonderful snack ideas on the fridg. Sometimes we’re not able to get home right away after school, so I am always looking […]

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5 Easy Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas

Do Christmas Advent Calendars sound overwhelming to you?  Don’t let that keep you from trying this great family activity during the holidays because I have created and found some fun easy ideas for you. Let me ease your mind concerning Advent Calendars by telling you that you can start your Christmas advent calendar anytime it […]

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10 Thanksgiving Family Fun Games

Here are some of fun and easy games to play in groups of mixed ages that can be used for your Thanksgiving gathering. You don’t want to miss our fun post: crafts, recipes, home decor, kid activities…! You can follow via your favorite social network :Twitter,Pinterest or Facebook and our readers preferred way via email there’s a free printable that comes with […]

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Chicken Parmesan Bites {Kid Friendly Around the World Recipe}

This month I wanted to take your taste buds to Italy and share our easy Chicken Parmesan Bites recipe. All year we have been sharing our Kid Friendly Around the World recipes, we  have made stops in Mexico with Tortilla Bowls and Mango Chicken, Thailand with Thai Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce, China with our Easy Orange Chicken  , […]

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Turkey Fruit Display

Such a festive and healthy idea for your Thanksgiving spread! My sons class had a little Thanksgiving feast so my creative juices kicked in when I realized the evening before that I had to bring something in the next day. You will need a pumpkin, skewers, feathers and some construction paper. For the feathers I used […]

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Caramel Pumpkin Butter {crock pot}

Thank you to Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee, available wherever you buy groceries, for sponsoring this post. Visit Dunkin’ Donuts®  to find a store selling Dunkin’ Donuts® seasonal packaged coffee near you. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. The new seasonal varieties even have a cute gift tag on them so […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List Celebration

A year ago today I kicked off our e-zine on my birthday! (Keep reading for the fabulous giveaway) I was 36 years old.  I regularly typed articles with a baby in my arms.  I had one person following our e-zine. I was bright-eyed bushy-tailed, filled with excitement for what the future held. Even though I had researched it for a year, prayed about it for […]

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Christmas Ornament Challenge for the Family & Exchange

Calling all Christmas Lovin Crafty Bloggers and Their Kiddos! Inspired by Family Magazine, Red Ted Art, The Imagination Tree and Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas are joining to bring you: I love Christmas Ornament Exchanges! So glad you joined in and we can’t wait to see what you got! If your kids are crafty then link up […]

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Thanksgiving: Ship Craft Idea

The great thing about this Thanksgiving craft is that it’s simple and can be used as place settings or as a craft for the kids at your Thanksgiving gathering. If you enjoy our posts, feel free to follow us on Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook and our readers preferred way via email. Simple Thanksgiving Ship Craft: What you will need for […]

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Blameless with Great Joy

I normally don’t share like this on my e-zine because I have a blog for my personal family life ramblings but I really feel like I need to write this to encourage you in your journey. I purposely left out the details of the situation because my hope is not to exalt the evil being done but […]

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Christmas: Crafts, Recipes, Home Decor, Kid Crafts

It’s here our FREE Christmas Issue: The Spirit of Christmas Issue! Creamy Pumpkin Pie. Family time. Friends. Christmas Morning. Giggling children. Snowball fights. Hope in God’s gift. Fancy parties. Santa. Caroling. The Spirit of giving. These are a few of my favorite things. Enjoy our FREE The Spirit of Christmas Issue it’s packed with: Party Ideas […]

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes: Potatoes with a Twist

Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for sponsoring this post. Find delicious recipes and learn more about Unilever spreads by visiting www.itisgoodtoknow.com. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. November is here Thanksgiving planning is upon us! There is so much that November holds for our family: […]

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DIY Fashion: Repurposed Sweater Ideas

Contributor: Carla Ackermann The sky’s the limit when it comes to Repurposed Sweater Fashion. We have already shared with you how to make a lovely lampshade, a fashionable girl or boy hat and now we will show you how to make a Cowl Scarf from an old sweater.  It’s really simple and it required very […]

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5 Helpful Mantle DecorTips

Contributing Writer: Mari Hernandez-Tuten Recently we added a mantle to our fireplace and it has been a lot of fun to decorate but it has also been challenging.  Below are few simple tips, that I hope help you out as you stand there staring at your mantle hoping that it would decorate itself.  Oh wait, that was me.  […]

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Sweet Potato Chipotle Soup w/ Quinoa

It’s that time of the year again, for Winter foods that comfort the soul: hot chocolate, apple cider and soups…  All of this yumminess that takes the chill out of your bones, on a cold evening. I lived in Iowa where it snowed 7 months out of the year and I know all about that chill that goes through […]

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Spider-Man Family Movie Night Activities and Crafts

Can I just tell you that I am utterly amazed with what you can do with technology these days. I feel like an old fart saying that but really I was amazed with all that one can do with the Amazing Spider-Man movie apps, “scavenger hunt” and comic book fun that I shared with you below. Now […]

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