Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies

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Christmas equals cookies, right? Even though I fall into the category of cookie monster mama, I’ve hit my max on gingerbread and peppermint this holiday season. And so, I’m switching gears with my baking to salted caramel inspired treats. Salt caramel is that perfect blend of sweet and salty – just what I need after… Read More

Molasses Cookies For Christmas

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Around here Christmas isn’t complete without a batch of molasses cookies. They’ve got that sharp, distinct flavor that pairs perfectly with a cup of eggnog and when pressed in sugar, they glisten a bit like snow regardless of whether or not you’re experiencing a real white Christmas. Although, don’t you always hope that you’ll wake… Read More

5 FREE Christmas Activities For Your Family

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Christmas can get expensive, amiright? With gifts and travel, extra food and activities, December is one of those hefty months when it comes to budgeting. Luckily, today I’m here to share a few favorite FREE activities you can enjoy with your family. Best of all, even though the price tag is small, the memories won’t… Read More

Christmas Prime Rib

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Each year our family buys a share of a cow. Once delivered we have a variety of cuts and the one we all get most excited about is the rib eye roast that turns into prime rib. It stays tucked safely in the freezer until Christmas week and then becomes the star of our holiday… Read More

Christmas Eve Traditions … What Are Yours?

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First comes love, then comes marriage, then come the melding of a million traditions! Oh, traditions! And then comes the baby in the baby carriage … and, of course, another round of traditions! Since my husband and I wed in 2007 we’ve evaluated a lot of the traditions we grew up with, the ones we want to keep… Read More

Beados Review by Kids (VIDEO)

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Another new product has attacked our TV and infiltrated all the commercial breaks during kids’ programming this holiday season. Beados is not necessarily a brand new product because it came out earlier this year, but they sure are doing a push to get our kids’ attention. It’s like I can hear the commercial echo in… Read More

8 Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

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Last Christmas, my son’s stocking was filled with pacifiers and rattles. Nothing exciting because he would never remember it and he was a baby. Anything in his stocking was really more for my benefit at that point. This year on the other hand I have a toddler to buy for. He won’t necessarily remember this… Read More

Homemade Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

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Our tree is simple and sweet this year – white lights, a ribbon garland and homemade cinnamon ornaments. These ornaments are the perfect Christmas craft and ensure that your home will billow the scent of Christmas all December long! Earlier this week my daughter and I mixed the cinnamon dough in our trusty KitchenAid and… Read More

Cute Christmas Slippers For Kids

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We showed you some great Christmas jammies for your littles, and today we’re focusing on Christmas slippers! That’s right, we’re going all out! Because what’s better than keeping cute little feet warm and snuggly this holiday season? So check out these festive and adorable slippers for your kids!     Elf on the Shelf- $7.20 Got a… Read More

The 2014 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book: A Peasant’s Commentary

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Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. Nothing puts the Jesus Christ in Christmas quite like the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. My mom and I have a yearly ritual of… Read More

Disney Holidays At The Disneyland Resort

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Boy, do we have a treat for you today! I recently attended a holiday event at Disneyland and am so excited to share the whole inside scoop with you! Disneyland is amazing all year round, but it somehow steps it even even further during the holidays. There are so many extra fun and festive things… Read More

Gifts for New Siblings

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There comes a time in most kiddo’s lives where they earn the grand title of “big brother” or “big sister.” Sometimes they are babies themselves, sometimes they’re toddlers or preschoolers or even teenagers. No matter when the promotion arrives, it’s life changing for these new siblings. These kids tend to need a little extra loving during… Read More

Gifts For the Crunchy Mom

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Sometimes the most important part of gift giving is understanding your recipient. Are they vegetarian? Do they enjoy fashion? Are their children young (and therefore, every gift must be washable)? Today I thought it would be fun to introduce you all to some gift ideas for those crunchy moms. The ones who read ingredient labels… Read More

8 Unique Gifts for Dad

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Dads are so hard to buy for. They either don’t tell us what they want with the classic response, “I’d rather you not spend MY money on ME,” or we just have no clue where to begin when it comes to shopping for them. So, here are 8 out of the box Christmas gift ideas… Read More

Gifts for Mamas

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In our home, I plan the majority of our Christmas gifts. My husband is nice and easy and lets me do all the Black Friday running around, Cyber Monday stalking, and gift research. He knows I love it and so it’s a good bargain to leave him home with the kids and head out to pretend… Read More

25 Days of Holiday Reading

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Our family is rolling through some big transitions this Christmas season and rather than feel grumpy/annoyed/depressed about how I imagined things would be and how they’re not, I’m taking these changes as the opportunity to start some new traditions! My little ones are two and four so Christmas is magical in every sense of the word. My… Read More

3 Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Every year I look for cheap gifts to give to everyone. Yep. I’m cheap. I can’t help it. I don’t have a bazillion dollars to gift everyone something that they really want. Not to mention, I think handmade gifts mean a little bit more. I actually tried on your gift. So there. Since I got… Read More