Elf on the Shelf Kissing Booth

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I love my elves. I love the whole idea.  I don't do a lot of the mischief. Sometimes I do. I love the magic of Christmas, and the spirit of things, and that's why I love the elves. We've shared Elf on the Shelf ideas a few times, and we've also shown you some of ...

Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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Easy Homemade Gingerbread Cookies are must for your Christmas baking.  If you love Gingerbread in general but are not a big fan of molasses this recipe is for you- my no molasses gingerbread recipe is a hit at my house where we love the spiced flavor but not so much the overpowering molasses. You can ...

Practicing Soccer Skills At Home

Practicing Soccer Skills at Home

My two older children, ages 9 & 10, love soccer and wish they could practice their Soccer Skills and play year round.  In our little rural area they only offer youth soccer in the fall and it seems the season just flies by with not enough opportunity for the kids to really work on the ...

NFL Homegating #NFLHomeGating #ThanksgivingHomegate

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This is the time of year that I lose my husband. While they may sound a bit shocking at first, and possibly like something that is very sad… I have to be honest; I don’t mind so much anymore. At first, early on in our relationship, it was something that seemed a little strange… his immediate ...

Holiday Cookie Recipes: M&Ms Cookies

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Still plenty of time to gather your holiday cookie recipes- here's another fun and easy one called Holiday M&M Cookies!!  These can really be for ANY holiday, just swap out whatever season's M&Ms you have.  I suppose you could even just have plain old M&M cookies too...if you want. I like the festive ones for ...

Melted Snowman Cookies

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These cute melted snowman cookies are so fun to make and will bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them.  A simple sugar cookie recipe that is delicious iced or just as they are- ask my hubby he starts grabbing them as soon as they come out of the oven.  A few ...

DIY Date Night Invite

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This post brought to you by BIC®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. My husband is the hardest person on my list to shop for.  He doesn't like a lot of 'stuff' and we don't like to buy gifts just to buy gifts. BUT, he's also my husband and I ...

Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats

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The traditional flavor of gingerbread combined with a classic favorite-rice krispie treats makes for a unique and delicious goody to add to your Christmas baking list.  They will become a favorite of kids and kids at heart as well between the spicy seasonal flavor and the cute little shape.   Leave them just as they ...

Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls Recipe

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A few weeks ago my friend Liz posted a Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls recipe using Peppermint Oreos.  That made me REALLY want Oreos.  I'd never seen the peppermint variety before, so naturally, that's what I had my eye on.  I brought them home and realized, well, hey! I could eat these and enjoy these, but ...

Great Gifts under $99

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Younger children are great during the holidays. Their excitement is contagious, and the things on their list are usually pretty easy to come by. Things like the latest doll, or video game, and maybe a host of items they’ve circled from the latest toy store’s catalog.   And then… they grow up.   And become teens and tweens.   That’s ...