Holiday Gift Ideas for the Family

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 I made a list of the shopping I have yet to do. It's long. Very long. And yet...not too horrible, mostly little things left. I do not, however, have any wrapping done. BUT many of us are still shopping- if we've started at all.  Here are some great gift ideas for everyone in the family ...

Fresh Step® Litter Million Meow Mission

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step® litter. Opinions are my own. Million Meow Mission I love my pets. They complete our family. Not only do I love them, I love how we came to have them as part of our family. Both our dog and our cat are rescue pets - ...

Festive Holiday Appetizer: Vegetable Wreath

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You can have fun and festive food for your Holiday get togethers that are also quick and easy...and good for you! Whether you need something for your own party or to contribute to a family or office spread this one will have you covered. Grab a tub of Marzetti Veggie Dip, a variety of your ...

Cuties Fruit is back once again!

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One of my most favorite snacks for all happens to come in it's own packaging, it's super easy to bring places and it's really rather healthy.  It's also got a fun name AND is back in stores. It's America's fave fresh fruit brand, Cuties! Either way, their sweet, tiny little delicious selves are back in ...

Giving to others together with Caboodles

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The connection between mother and daughter is so special.  From the special moments and fond memories I have of time with my own mother to the moment I held my daughter in my arms for the first time, her first steps, her first day of school, and the days of first dances and dates that ...

Family Holiday Tradition: Memory Tablecloth

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I am a sappy, sentimental girl. I had cameos from both of my grandmothers on my wedding flowers, my sister Debbie's china, my mom's wedding ring, and on and on. I love traditions and history and family, and when I find things that combine these loves, I get, well, sappy and often teary eyed. I ...

Elf on the Shelf Idea: Candy Cane Jail

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It's December 8th, my friends. Do you know where your Elf will go tonight? I don't know about you but I have about 5 more fun and creative ideas up my sleeve before I run out and turn to bloggers and Pinterest for more Elf on the Shelf ideas. Our elves come on Thanksgiving night- ...

Christmas Morning Coffee Drink Recipe

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Every single Christmas, my mom spent most of the month leading up to the big day baking.  Every night (remember, this was pre internet and pre reality show days) we did at least 1 kind of cookies.  She had this master list. It was crazy.  She also worked out of the house! I don't know ...

My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway 2015

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It’s time for another holiday edition of the “Our Favorite Things giveaway.”Here’s the scoop. I’ve teamed up with some awesome bloggers and we’re ALL giving away a prize pack of our own very favorite things! This is one of my favorite posts to do- you enter to win some of my favorite things I picked to ...

Sweet Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Compensation was provided by Ritz Crackers via Mode Media. Like it or not—and, really, READY or not—the holidays are coming up fast and furious, my friends. I've already seen "save the date" and "next meeting is a cookie swap" emails going around. I do love traditional holiday foods and baking, but sometimes I like to have ...