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Gift Ideas for The Twelve Days of Christmas Days 1-3

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Below you will find gift ideas for the first 3 days of the 12 Days of Christmas. I’ll be posting a few more times for the last 9. Some gifts are expensive, others inexpensive, most are between $5-$10.00. Day 1: A Partridge in a Pear Tree A Partridge in a Pear Tree book with good

How to Gift the Twelve Days of Christmas to a Recipient

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When I was maybe six or seven, I remember my great grandfather saying that he had had the 12 Days of Christmas gifted to him anonymously. He spoke fondly of receiving a gift each day and trying to find out who the giver was (which he never did do). I was so grateful that someone

D.I.Y. Easy Winter Wreath

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I made this winter wreath a few years ago, and I still love it a lot. It was very simple and inexpensive. Further, it is great for all winter, not just Christmas. Instructions  #1- Get a grapevine wreath.  They are very inexpensive here, can be found at craft stores, or if you have an old

How to Create a Memorable & Cherished Christmas for Children

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Creating a memorable and cherished Christmas for your children doesn’t have to be overly expensive or complex. To prove this point, just take a minute and think back on when you were a child. What do you remember and cherish most about Christmas? As I did this, three main things game to mind: 1- Helping and

How to Save Money on Gift Giving

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Holidays and gift giving can be very expensive but they don’t have to break the bank. Here are some of the things I do in order to save over 50% on gifts each and every year. 1- Draw names. This is the single most beneficial way of slashing a ginormous-gift-giving-bill. Just draw names in the

Fall Themed Mason Jars

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These simple ‘Fall Themed Mason Jars’ are a great way to add a little festivity in your home. They are great for Halloween and Thanksgiving and are inexpensive to make! Further, mason jars are very versatile. You can put whatever you like in them. Some ideas are: popcorn kernels, fall leaves, beans, candles, candy corn or other

Peanuts Movie Trail Mix Bar

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I created this easy-to-make Peanuts Movie Trail Mix Bar in celebration of the release of the new Peanuts Movie coming out Friday November 6th!! This would be fun for a family night, Peanuts party, or before or after you go to see the new movie! First, I got a variety of glass jars. Most are

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream Recipes

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My son responds really well to Desitin for his diaper rashes. My daughter does not. It’s been a struggle finding something that works for her as well as Desitin works for my son. Through this experience, I’ve learned that little ones respond differently to diaper rash creams. They are not a “one works for all” type

Samwise Gamgee Costume for a Toddler

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My son’s best friend, Asher dressed up as Samwise Gamgee to complete the cute little Hobbit trio (my son as Frodo here and my daughter as a baby girl hobbit here). Asher was so calm and happy and loved being in the mountains. He is quite the rock climber! To make a Samwise Gamgee costume…

Frodo Halloween Costume for a Toddler

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I love The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. So, I am having my son (who looks kind of like Frodo) dress up like him for Halloween. My daughter was a Baby Girl Hobbit (photos here) and their friend Asher was Samwise Gamgee (post coming in the next day or two). Overall the costume

11 Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

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I love great homemade costumes. It is even funner to see handmade costumes for couples. I hope you enjoy these 11 as well… 1. Bob Ross and Happy Tree – The best part is the costumes are pretty dang easy to make. 2. DIY Minnie and Mickey Mouse – A classic! 3. American Gothic – Re-create the famous

Baby Girl Hobbit Costume

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This is a homemade Hobbit costume for a baby girl. As a Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fan, it just makes me happy. My daughter, Aurora, is such a sweet, happy, and lovable girl. She loves being in the mountains and playing with the weeds, grass, and leaves which is of course, very hobbit-esk.

23 Genius Family Costume Themes

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Halloween costumes are one of my all-time favorite things to see and make! Here are 23 genius family costume themes—impressively, many are homemade. Enjoy!! Napoleon Dynamite– One of the funniest movies brought to life. It really makes me so happy seeing these costumes! 2.   Angry Birds Costumes – These costumes turned out great. 3.  Monster Family

19 Fun Homemade Halloween Costumes for Ages 2-5

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If you caught my Halloween costume post for babies and toddlers that I published a few days ago, you know how much I love making homemade Halloween costumes. I’ve rounded up some great ones that are not only darling, creative, and cute but are also inexpensive (and a few of them quite easy). Enjoy! 1. DIY

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