The Gift of Granola: Cheap and Easy Christmas Idea!

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This holiday season, I've come up with a super easy, budget-friendly gift idea. Homemade granola! Double the batch, divide it between 3-4 large mason jars, tie a ribbon around the top and you've got…

Apple Fig Walnut Tiny Tart {Pie in a Jar Recipe}

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by Jessica Ellingsworth of Mayvn, Contributing Author If eating pie during the holidays is wrong, then I don't wanna be right. Jessica here, and I, for one, love pie...but don't like the over-richness…

Our Hand-Picked 2013 Gift Guide for Children: Toys, Books, and Music

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As we said last year and probably will every year...the last thing we want to do is to make Christmas about the stuff. We value and celebrate Christmas because it reminds us of the greatest gift humanity…

Game Night: Make Your Own "Apples to Apples"

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It's no secret. I LOVE games. Especially ones that make a group laugh and make memories together, like the Rate Your Mate Game or The Question Game. Today, I've got another DIY oldie but goodie that…

Apple Butter Weekend: A Family Tradition

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Ever made 150 pints of apple butter at once? Sounds crazy but my family does it every year. "Apple Butter Weekend" has been happening every October for as long as I can remember. It's always something…
Easy Halloween Party Games

3 Easy Halloween Game Ideas: Perfect for School Parties!

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Reposted from October 2012 I love thinking of and running games for kids...really people of any age. So, when I saw Katie's awesome post at Kitchen Stewardship about Easy School Halloween Party…

How to Host a Clothing Swap

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A few nights ago, six gals accompanied with bags of clothes, shoes, and accessories gathered in my house for a clothing swap. It was SO fun! Not only did I get rid of clothes that I don't wear but I got…

Birthday Banner

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(The following is a sponsored post by Banner Envy) This weekend was a blast. We celebrated my daughter's second birthday along with her buddy Eleanor. The weather was perfect and the munchkins had a blast…

Water Blob Fail

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Well friends, my grand ideas don't always turn out like I planned. This is the case with my attempt at making a water blob for a play date we had a few days ago. First of all, you should know that we…
10 Easter Gift Ideas

10 Easter Gifts That Will Last Longer Than a Chocolate Bunny

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My kids will get a chocolate bunny this Easter. They'll cheer. And they'll eat it in no time. And they'll look really cute with a chocolate ring around their mouths in their Easter clothes. But, we…

DIY Easter Decorating Idea: Repurpose Paint Chips into an Easter Garland

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Since most of my creative energy is being put towards baby boy's nursery and not holiday decorating, I thought I'd share a little Easter project from the past. Enjoy! An Eggcellent Easter Decorating Idea I…
Holiday Cookie Exchange

Holiday Cookie Exchange: A Fun Idea for Groups

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Need a fun idea for a group get-together? We've previously shared some  fun group games such as Rate Your Mate and The Question Game. This activity isn't so much a game though. It's a cookie exchange! How…

The Question Game: Fun for Small Groups

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The fun group game for couples that I posted not long ago for Christmas parties has been really popular. A friend asked me, though, if I had a game that can be played with couples and singles, though.…

Recipe for Christmas Tree Water

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I was reminded this week how much I love a REAL Christmas tree. Imperfect? Yep. Messy? Yep. A hassle? You bet. Worth it? Yes. The scent of a cedar tree in your house is unlike any other.…
Easy Halloween Party Games

Easy and Cheap Halloween Party Game Ideas (+ Free Printable)

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I love thinking of and running games for kids...really people of any age. So, when I saw Katie's awesome post at Kitchen Stewardship about Easy School Halloween Party Ideas, I put my own thinking cap on. Over…

Baby Shower Decoration

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About a month ago, I helped throw a baby shower for a dear friend. We didn't go too crazy with decorating for it but I did make up some of these paper onesies to scatter around the food and gift table. With…
Fourth of July Wreath

Make Your Own Fourth of July Wreath

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After seeing a Fourth of July fireworks stand being set up yesterday, I got really excited for the upcoming holiday! So when I stumbled on this wreath idea from Capital B, I got motivated and…

Birthday Onesie: A Silhouette Project

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Here is just another example of what the Silhouette Machine can make. We just celebrated my daughter's first birthday. I whipped up a special outfit for the event. Here is the front: ...and here is…

How to Make Green Slime: Perfect for a Messy-Themed Party

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I've got green slime on the brain...and probably still in my hair. Last week, the team I work with was in charge of our 11th year of what we call Kids Club at our church. It's kind of like VBS on steroids.…

Hospitality Tips and Tricks for Hosting Groups of People

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I've often been told that I have "the gift of hospitality." Whether this is true or not, almost anything I learned about hosting groups most likely came from my mother. She is the queen when it comes to…

Toddler Activity Bags: How to Throw a Busy Bag Swap {Guest Post}

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Got a busy toddler? I just came back from a "Busy Bag Exchange" equipped with 11 different activities to keep a toddler busy. Since my friend, Ashley, is the coordinator of the Busy Bag Exchange, I asked…