• 8 Ways to Simplify Your Holiday Meal

    With the holiday right around the corner, many of us are thinking about the menu, the decorations and all that goes into it. Remember when you could just show up to the party! However, since that won’t happen I am sharing some simple ways to simplify your holiday meal this year. If any year calls for it, it’s 2020. Amen?

    8 Ways to Simplify Your Holiday Meal
  • Gift Ideas for Everyone | Ultimate Gift Guide Round-up

    Tis the season to start making your list and checking it twice. Santa’s got nothing on you. However, what do you get all those people on your list? Don’t worry, I have you covered with gift ideas for everyone. Gift Ideas for Everyone Advent Gift Guide Counting down to Christmas is just as much fun for my kids as the

    Gift Ideas for Everyone | Ultimate Gift Guide Round-up
  • Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box |Christmas Giving Activity for Kids

    Packing an Operation Christmas Child shoe box is one of our favorite traditions to do with our kids in the month of November.  At a time of year where we are writing our own wish lists and thinking of all the items we want, it’s good to focus on someone who may be looked over, to share joy in a

    Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box |Christmas Giving Activity for Kids
  • 10 Simple Ways to Prepare for Christmas in November

    It seems there are camps this time of year. You are either Camp Thanksgiving or Camp Christmas is coming. While I love everything about Thanksgiving, I also do most of the heavy lifting for Christmas in November so I can enjoy the season even more. So, what do I do now? There are 10 simple ways to prepare for Christmas now

    10 Simple Ways to Prepare for Christmas in November
  • How Do You Raise a Grateful Kid + 10 Simple Gratitude Activities

      One of the most popular questions I get when I talk about gratitude is “How do I get my kids to be more grateful?”  What are some simple gratitude activities for kids?  What are your best tips for teaching gratitude to kids?   We all have personal stories of planning for months to take our kids on some vacation

    How Do You Raise a Grateful Kid + 10 Simple Gratitude Activities

8 Ways to Simplify Your Holiday Meal

With the holiday right around the corner, many of us are thinking about the menu, the decorations and all that goes into it. Remember when you could just show up to the party! However, since that won’t happen I am sharing some simple ways to simplify your holiday meal this year. If any year calls for it, it’s 2020. Amen?…

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Gift Ideas for Everyone | Ultimate Gift Guide Round-up

Tis the season to start making your list and checking it twice. Santa’s got nothing on you. However, what do you get all those people on your list? Don’t worry, I have you covered with gift ideas for everyone. Gift Ideas for Everyone Advent Gift Guide Counting down to Christmas is just as much fun for my kids as the…

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10 Simple Ways to Prepare for Christmas in November

It seems there are camps this time of year. You are either Camp Thanksgiving or Camp Christmas is coming. While I love everything about Thanksgiving, I also do most of the heavy lifting for Christmas in November so I can enjoy the season even more. So, what do I do now? There are 10 simple ways to prepare for Christmas now…

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How Do You Raise a Grateful Kid + 10 Simple Gratitude Activities

  One of the most popular questions I get when I talk about gratitude is “How do I get my kids to be more grateful?”  What are some simple gratitude activities for kids?  What are your best tips for teaching gratitude to kids?   We all have personal stories of planning for months to take our kids on some vacation…

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Unique & Practical Gift Ideas for Every Guy On Your List

The weather is starting to cool here in the midwest and the first few flurries have already flown which means the holiday season is just about here. If you are like me, you might already have a long list of ideas for the kids and women in your life but when it comes to men, I usually am stumped. So,…

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10 Practical Gifts for Her | Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

The weather has chilled significantly, we have had a hard frost and we are knee deep in Christmas planning around here.  I don’t know about you, but sometimes adults can be the hardest to buy for.  Often, when shopping for my sister and friends, I think about what I love and what I use and then shop accordingly!  It never…

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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

The weather dipped below freezing for the first time and we had our first flurries of the winter and suddenly I want all the comfort foods and casseroles.  This easy chicken cordon bleu bake fits the bill and is simple enough to whip up for a busy weeknight or a great dish to serve to a group. My kids LOVE…

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12 Simple Housewarming Gift Ideas

We recently moved into our new home and were touched by the practical and personalized housewarming gift ideas people showered us with. We were so touched by their gesture.  Moving can be stressful but also a huge celebration so what do you get that new homeowner you care about to mark the special occasion? From practical things like hand and…

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Simple Apple Feta Spinach Salad Recipe

We just went to the orchard the other day and came home with dozens of apples so we have been making all the apple recipes (including our faves – apple nachos and apple chicken salad). During my weekly Aldi shopping trip, I found this delicious apple thyme vinegarette dressing and voila, this simple apple feta spinach salad was born and…

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