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 ...

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 ...

Star Stable Online Game for Horse Lovers

Star Stable Holiday Bundle 2015

We are so excited to bring you this super fun giveaway from our friends at Star Stable. If you remember, we discovered the island of Jorvik and the fun of being one of thousands of Star Riders exploring the island last summer, -my daughter has been playing frequently ever since. Quick synopsis: Star Stable is a mutli-level online ...

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 ...

Simple DIY Wine Sleeve

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Wine makes the perfect holiday hostess gift (or stocking stuffer). Why not dress up just a bit and make it even better! I created this simple little wine sleeve and neck charm (that doubles as a Christmas ornament) to make a bottle of wine even more festive! With just a couple items from the craft ...

Chocolate Pen- Gift idea for creative tweens

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The girls and I had some fun while the boys were at soccer practice last week. We took out the much-asked-for the Chocolate Pen from Skyrocket Toys that they and their friends have been seeing in commercials and have all been wishing for and had some {yummy} creative fun! We were lucky that I'd been ...

Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein

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Two of my favorite things in the world are books and Christmas.  Naturally, when we see books relating to Christmas, we grab them.  We have a whole bin just of Christmas and December-ish holiday books that come out every year with the decorations. It's always fun to see old (and new) favorites to read come ...

Simplifying Date Night

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Date Night- So important, so hard to actually carry out. At least for us-with two that are only 7 and 4 getting time to ourselves is almost nonexistent. There is the arranging a sitter, making plans, and then getting out the door. It can also cost an arm and a leg to finance after you ...

DIY Pan Liners from Felt

DIY Pan Liners from Felt

I love to cook and I love cooking gadgets, baking sheets, and cookware.  What I don't love is getting something new for the kitchen only to have it get damaged within a short time.  Most things for the kitchen are pretty durable but things can happen.  I recently received a set of  Farberware purECOok Nonstick Ceramic ...