20 Must Have New Year’s Eve Recipes

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Happy End of 2014! I have been away from the computer a lot these last two weeks since I moved to my new house, had Christmas, AND threw my sister a wedding. It was exhausting and insane. But it's all over now, just in time to celebrate New Year's Eve with all my family who is in town. Are you having a party? Have you planned out your recipes? If not, here's a list of 20 New Year's Eve Recipes that will be sure to be a hit! Happy New Year! 1. … [Read more...]

Toca Kitchen 2 Party

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This post is sponsored by Mom it Forward and Toca Boca, and I am part of the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are my own. Are you familiar with the Toca Boca apps?  They are the most adorable little games for kids that I seriously have played, by myself, for hours.  They are free-range creativity, they just let you do whatever. So with the release of the brand new Toca Kitchen 2 app, we thought it would be fun to bring the … [Read more...]

20 Last Minute Gifts

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1. DIY Manicure Gift Bag 2. DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles 3. Cinnamon Stick Votives 4. Fabric Box 5. DIY Pampering Gift 6. Last Minute Edible Chocolate Gifts 7. Clutter Free Latte Gift 8. 5 Minute Hot Chocolate Gift 9. Log Candles 10. Candied Pecans 11. Homemade Maple Walnut Butter 12. Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar 13. A Year of Dates Gift 14. Candy Bar Snowman 15. Homemade Simmering Potpourri 16. Burlap Sack Pillows 17. … [Read more...]

A Child’s First Phone

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This post is sponsored by Tracfone, all opinions are my own. There was a day when my six year old boy walked over to his friend's house, just around the corner, by himself.  When it was time to come home, I texted my friend to send him home.  He didn't show up.  I walked around the entire neighborhood searching for him.  Finally I went home and he was there.  He had stopped at another friend's house which caused him to be late.  This was a … [Read more...]

A Dash and Dot Robot for Christmas

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Christmas is right around the corner.  Have you finish shopping for your children?  My kids can look forward to a variety of presents that encourage different skill building activities.   I'm excited to see them discover what they get.  But one gift I'm really excited to give them is one that will definitely help develop their brain--a Dash and Dot Robot!   Watch this cool video and see just what the Dash and Dot Robot can do! We recently … [Read more...]

Our Downton Abbey Tea Party & Giveaway

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We had ourselves a little tea party last week.  And it was so much fun!  We were inspired by World Market's new line of Downton Abbey tea party stuff which is so cute, and since World Market threw a virtual tea party last Sunday, we decided it would be fun to do our own! My sister-in-law and I put this together.  She is kind of an herbal tea aficionado, since we don't drink 'real' tea in our religion. But we do enjoy peppermint and … [Read more...]

20 Thoughtful Neighbor Gift Ideas

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Usually I do a super easy neighbor gift or skip it altogether. Sometimes Christmas is just such a hectic time of year that you have to cut your losses and decide which things are really a priority. I fully give you permission to do that! However! If you are ahead for your Christmas planning and want to do something special for your neighbors and friends...even teachers or the postman...here is a list of 20 thoughtful neighbor gift ideas! Merry … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peppermint Crack Recipe

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. And three times for the win...another version of crack.  Let's just get the record straight--it's crackers.  Crack for the crackers. Today's version (chocolate peppermint crack) is brought to you by M&M'S® and Glad Holiday Press 'n' Seal. I went to Target and got all my stuff-the M&M'S® White Chocolate Peppermint, the … [Read more...]