Category Archives: holiday

Halloween 2013

Just popping in today to share costumes from last night. My 4 year old was a cheetah for most events this Halloween but chose to be Belle for trick or treating. My 11 year old didn’t care about his costume … Continue reading

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Mystery Boxes…Do You Dare (Halloween Party 2013)

We had our annual Halloween party this past weekend and it was a lot of fun. As well as being quite tasty. But….not too healthy (only some of the butter we used). We may have cooked ourselves silly making sugar … Continue reading

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Halloween Entrance

I love decorating for Halloween. May thru September? Not so much. But when we roll into October I’m ready with the Halloween decor. When I was over looking at Yellow Bliss Road I saw her free Halloween Countdown printable and … Continue reading

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Homemade Pumpkin Poptarts

On “The Chew” talk show the other day I saw homemade pumpkin poptarts and thought I would give them a whirl. I’m trying to add a few more items to our Halloween buffet and thought testing them out first might … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

We are laboring it up in these parts today…   Have a great one!

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We Were Saved in the Pantry

After dinner the other night, the kids were amusing themselves with something so my husband and I went on a hunt. “We need dessert. We need dessert.” And then we spotted it in the pantry. “Eureka! It’s a miracle!” Do … Continue reading

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From Birthday to Easter Decorations – Easy & Lazy

Caroline’s birthday party was over 3 weeks ago – so naturally the decorations are still up. Since I liked all the bright colors I figured I could keep them all up  for Easter (and the rest spring) by just tweaking … Continue reading

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Holidaying It Up

Hope you holidays have been wonderful. Our break even included lots of snow! A white Christmas in Texas! I’m going to take another week off to enjoy with the kids before they head back to school. Hope you are getting … Continue reading

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Simple Christmas Card Display

Last year I hung our Christmas cards in the entry way. They were placed on large pieces of ribbon and attached with clothespins. Well, I’ve radically changed things up this year and hung them in the family room on ribbons … Continue reading

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I think this will be the last year my oldest will believe. In fact, he may not even get to the 25th but I’m crossing my fingers. Now, we haven’t completely sheltered our kids – they’ve known sadness, been aware … Continue reading

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