What to get for the woman who has everything

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My husband asks what to get for the woman who has everything all the time. There aren't a lot of things I need or want. I hear so many friends and even family say the same. One thing that many of us, myself included, don't do is to indulge in some spa time...I get pedicures on ...

Great Moments in Chocolate History Book

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A few weeks ago, I headed down to DC with American Heritage Chocolate to speak at the Colonial Chocolate Society Meeting during a "Meet the Bloggers" panel.  It was pretty amazing.  I have embraced my history obsession in recent years and being in a city so steeped with our nation's history (and being so.very.close to where ...

Mom’s Sickness Fighting Basket for Cold & Flu Season

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It's 11 p.m. and we're home snuggled in bed, 25 minutes from the nearest store that is open.  I hear the whimpering from the kids' rooms and I know one of them isn't feeling well.  I can't count the number of times I've put everyone down for bed, seemingly happy and healthy, only to have someone ...

Until Every Child is Well- Stories from patient families

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I think they are probably some of the words that every parent dreads the most.  I know for me, the mere thought of hearing that one of my children has cancer (or any serious illness) brings me to my knees.  Before I was born my aunt and uncle lost a daughter to cancer when she ...

Christmas Yarn Craft: Reindeer Ornaments

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It's December, and our tree is up.  It even has lights on it.  But maybe 3 ornaments thus far. I haven't had time to pull all of the decorations out to hang them- that'll come later in the week.  Regardless of when the tree gets finished, the kids and I love to do Christmas crafts, ...

Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth- Printable Elf fun!

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Some of us are We're always taking photos of our elves, or they are doing silly things to our photos... why not let your Elf on the Shelf have a little fun of their own?  I had my friend Elizabeth make this ADORABLE printable Elf on the Shelf photo booth that you can print and ...

Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe: Shop the Pantry

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Guess what happened again last week? It's kind of becoming a tradition in this house.  Thursdays roll around, the meal plan has gone awry (usually because someone decides to bring lunch and grabs leftovers I meant to have for dinner that night) and most of our groceries have been eaten and dinner still needs to be made! ...

Moments that Make Memories

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The holidays are fast approaching and with the holidays comes wish lists.  Younger children start thinking about their list for Santa and the older kids are putting lists together for mom and dad.  I'm putting together a holiday wish list too but mine is a different kind of wish list.  I'm wishing for special time ...

Pork & Apple Stuffing Bites

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I participated in the National Pork Board Porksgiving program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. The National Pork Board (NPB) is celebrating “Porksgiving” – a time for giving back (with pork) to those who give back– from November 2, 2015 through the end of the year. Creating a delicious meal for friends or ...

Elf on the Shelf Massage Table Printable Elf on the Shelf Idea

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Here's a fun Massage Table - a printable Elf on the Shelf idea- for your overworked scout elf. Look, it is hard work running back and forth to the North Pole to report to Santa..and all those hijinks? Sprinkles in the toilet, hiding in the freezer, etc...STRESSFUL . Poor little guy (gal) could use a good ...