Christmas Mouse Craft: DIY Ornament

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It seems as though you can’t get through the holidays without the story of a Christmas mouse or two. Whether it be the story of The Nutcracker or Christopher’s Christmas, mice just seem to get us in the holiday spirit. This holiday, why not do a little mouse crafting with your kids? Take a look ...

Homemade Gift Ideas

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Homemade Gift Ideas Reindeer Food Recipe Cards, Tags, and Wrapping Paper Thumb Print Ornaments Manicure in a Jar Body Scrub: Sugar and Sage Handprint Art Oven Mitts Homemade Vanilla Peppermint Candy Bowl and Peppermint Candy Tree Hot Chocolate in a Jar Sharpie Coffee Mugs The Mavens of Money group is comprised of 11 bloggers: MadameDeals | The Coupon Challenge | Mom On Dealz | Coupons are ...

Holiday Treat Recipes: Rudolph Cupcakes and Fondant #Recipe

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Here's another in our Holiday Treat Recipes series: Rudolph Cupcakes.  These are fun and I'll be honest- you can do these one of 2 ways.  Make your fondant at home or skip most of the work and order it online. My preference is Satin Ice brand fondant. Ingredients: 2 Cups Sugar ½ Cup Water 2 tbsp Light Corn Syrup Powdered ...

123 Tracing App Helps Kids Learn to Write Numbers

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Kid's Academy, one of the most successful developers of apps for kids has released what might be their biggest app yet. 123 Tracing  is an excellent educational app designed for younger students. This cute game helps kids trace numbers and get in the habit of writing and forming these letters that they will use the rest ...

How to annoy your spouse with Microsoft OneNote #WindowsChampion

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First and foremost, you have to know that I am a Windows Champion for Microsoft this year.  As part of my partnership with them, I got to go to Seattle and learn oh so very much about Microsoft, Windows 8.1, Office365 and OneNote. Of course, being me, I can't just share with you about how ...

5 Reasons to Send Your Kid to Preschool

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This post brought to you by Creme De La Creme. All opinions are 100% mine. Allowing your child to get a head start in preschool has many benefits. Preschool doesn't  just prepare your child for kindergarten 1. Nearly 80 percent of brain development occurs before age five. Choosing a high-quality preschool program will give you the head ...

Internet Safety with Kids

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The internet is an amazing source of information. It can give people who use it information about anything in a matter of seconds. When it comes to kids and the internet, it does cause parents some concern, and rightly so. This post about internet safety with kids is sponsored.   Most kids should be taught how to be internet ...

Holiday Cookie Recipes: M&Ms Cookies #recipe

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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 ...

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Here's an easy and delish buttercream frosting recipe for you! Ingredients 4 cups sifted confectioners sugar ½ cup unsalted butter ½ cup shortening 1 Tbs pure vanilla 2 Tbs meringue powder ¼ cup water (+/-) Directions Using stand mixer, cream butter and shortening in mixing bowl.  Once smooth, add vanilla and mix until blended.   Gradually add 2-3 cups of sugar.  Add the 2 tablespoons ...

My Favorite Things Giveaway- Coffee! #MyFavoriteThings

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I am so excited to welcome you to OUR FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY!!  There are 19 of us who have collaborated and each of us has created a wonderful prize pack of OUR favorite things- for YOU, our readers! Here’s what to do: Check out the gorgeous collage of awesome above Scroll down to see my prize up close and ...