Teaching Kids the True Meaning of Christmas

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Every year I really try to work with the kids on what it means to really give.  Each Christmas we always adopt a family or two, do toys for tots, make treats for our neighborhood, give gifts to our friends etc…but a few years ago, when they reached an age where they were old enough… I wanted them…

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Recipe: Soft and Sweet Ginger Spice Cookies

ginger cookie recipe

I LOVE spice cookies.  There are some super yummy ones at my local grocery store that I’ve been trying to duplicate for a while now and I think I’ve finally found a recipe that is pretty close.  I whipped them up for a little gathering a week ago and they were a hit!   Here’s…

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Sweets: I heart peppermint bark

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  Peppermint bark is one of the reasons I get up in the morning during the gloomy days of winter! Creamy white and milk chocolate topped with crisp and cool peppermint is a dreamy, delicious way to spread holiday cheer! It’s so simple to make, you don’t even need those tricky little plastic molds to…

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DIY German Glass Glitter Monogram Ornaments

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I have a new obsession.  Don’t worry.  It still involves glitter.   I have been wanting to make something with German Glass Glitter for years now, but for whatever reason, I just haven’t gotten around to it.  I love the chunky-ness of it and the vintage feel.  As an added bonus, it catches the light…

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Fat and Jolly–Free Christmas Printable Gift Tags

printable gift tags

The countdown is on!  Only a few more short days and Christmas will be here!  I can’t believe it.  This month always goes by so quickly.  Will you be delivering treats to friends and neighbors this year?  If so, I’ve created a free printable gift tag for you hoping to make your life easier.   It is the perfect topping…

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Nordstrom Cafe Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

nordstrom tomato basil soup recipe

Have you had the Nordstrom Tomato Basil Soup?  It is out of this world good…and I don’t even like tomato soup!! I found a copycat recipe a few years ago on the internet and have spent the last little while trying to work it down to something manageable…the original recipe made 128 servings!! Needless to…

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