Holiday Eating Tips

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A MOMS Club friend send this as a forward this morning.  I found it so funny I laughed for about 20 minutes.  To the person who wrote this: I love you, I miss you, where have you been all of my life?  You must be my soulmate. HOLIDAY EATING TIPS 1.    Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone ...

Happier Holidays (and nights) #HappierHolidaysSweeps

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It's December.  Life is HECTIC for almost everyone.  Regular life activities, but also? Holiday shopping, baking, wrapping, gifting, visiting and celebrating on top of day to day activities.  It's fun and it's wonderful but it can also be oh so very stressful. Even finding places for friends and family to sleep when they come over ...

Last Minute Family Friendly Gift Ideas #TheHappys

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Tell me I'm not the only one who still needs to find a few more gifts for the family.  I always realize at the last minute that I'm missing some fun games that we can all enjoy together.  Here are some of my favorite picks for the family....fun for all ages, parents, kids and in ...

DIY Ornament Gift Tag

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Tis the season for shopping...and wrapping.  Here are some fun (and easy) DIY Ornament gift tags you can make to add something personal to your packages- and also give a homemade keepsake to your family and friends! ...

STEM Gift Ideas #GiftSmart

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What makes a gift great? In my opinion, it’s the thought that goes into it. Many people spend countless hours and dollars throughout the holiday season attempting to find the “perfect” gift. Something that will wow the recipient and leave them in awe. Often, however, that same awe inspiring gift is no longer being used months ...

Teaching Kids To Accept Others

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For many of us, the holidays are about spreading joy, giving back, and loving others. We see the bell ringers at the red kettles all over town and see this as an opportunity to show our kids how to share what we have with others.  We see the trees with paper angles asking us to ...

Simple Snowman Vase Craft

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Simple Snowman Vase Do you love all things snowmen? If so, you must give this simple snowman vase a try. This simple snowman vase is just that, simple, and can be whipped up in just minutes. Perfect for displaying all winter long, this snowman vase is a frugal way to decorate your space. Here is how ...

Peppermint Martini (Candy Cane Martini)

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Holidays can mean fun parties, family gatherings, and sometimes, a cocktail is a fun way to celebrate (please drink responsibly)! We love peppermint for holiday time and making a Peppermint Martini just seemed like a fun idea.  You can also call it a Candy Cane Martini.  Whatever your preference! Peppermint Martini -  Ingredients 1 ½ oz vanilla vodka 1 ...

Support the fight against childhood cancer #Duckprints #CleverGirls

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This holiday season, Aflac reminds us to be thankful for our health, our loved ones, and to give back. Aflac’s Duckprints program is an ongoing celebration of the unsung heroes in the fight against childhood cancer, and continues their mission to help eradicate the disease through raising donations and awareness. Chances are, you know someone ...

Sugar Cookie Puppy Chow

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 Usually when we do food gifts for friends and neighbors, we do a sweet popcorn mix. This year, we're changing things up a bit and doing Sugar Cookie Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies. Still simple, still sweet, still fun to give, but a little different flavor and ingredients! Sugar Cookie Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies Ingredients 6 C. Chex Mix ...