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  • Simple and affordable Christmas decoration storage ideas. Save time and energy next year.

    Simple and Affordable Christmas Decoration Organization

    If you are like me, perhaps you are just getting around to taking down your Christmas decorations. It is such fun transforming the house into a winter wonderland, that taking everything down tends to be a dreaded task. I want to show you how a few simple changes in Christmas decoration organization and packing can help you more quickly enjoy the process of decking the halls next year. Yesterday we spent the morning taking down and packing away all of our Christmas decorations. And I will tell you, if there is one place in my life that I am not minimal, it is Christmas. I love turning our home into…

  • Gift Experience Ideas for Children

    25 Experience Gifts For Children

    We are only two weeks away from Christmas! Can you believe it? If you are a parent then you have likely already received your share of the following over the last weeks: “what should I get ____ for Christmas?”; “Do you think he’d like this toy?”; “I saw this giant ____ and I bet she would just love it!” As family and friends begin wanting to shower your kiddos with gifts this holiday season, it may begin to feel overwhelming and stressful. If you are anything like I was two years ago, you may even feel bad for wanting to tell family and friends “thanks but no thanks!”. It is…

  • Open-ended toy recommendations for toddlers

    Open-ended Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers

    After nearly a week of unexplained coughing and feeling pretty crummy, I am finally back to continue the Holiday Toy Series. If you missed it, don’t forget to check out:  5 Benefits of Open-ended Toys Open-ended Gift Guide for Babies It is officially Christmas season and that means, for many, gift shopping is getting underway. If you are looking for ideas on what to get your toddlers, then you’ve come to the right place! Toddler life… such a fun yet exhausting time of early parenthood. It is a time when our littles one are more mobile, more opinionated, and starting to dive into the world of imaginative play. This is…

  • The Holidays Simplified

    Simplifying the Holidays

    Can you believe it is already October? The leaves are falling, the weather is getting (somewhat) cooler, and pumpkins can be spotted everywhere.┬áThe holidays are upon us! I love the holidays! This is my favorite time of the year! As soon as September rolls around I am ready to begin putting out the Halloween decorations and starting planning Christmas parties. The Stress of the Holidays The holidays are truly a wonderful time of the year, but as moms, the execution of wonder and excitement often falls on our plates. We become the party planners, gift buyers, package wrappers, costume designers, menu planners, and candy organizers. It doesn’t take long before…

  • Easy DIY pretend Christmas Tree

    Creating a Pretend Christmas Tree for Kids

    Christmas is, hands down, my FAVORITE holiday of the year and I am always looking for new ways to make the holiday season fun for the kiddos. So I am excited to share this easy, affordable pretend Christmas tree set up! Pretend Play! After watching my littles enjoy decorating the Christmas tree so much this year, I decided to put a small tree up in their playroom. This pretend Christmas tree allows them the opportunity to decorate again and again all season long! The Set-up To create the space for the pretend Christmas tree, I purchased a small artificial tree from Walmart and ornaments from the dollar tree. Thankfully the…

  • Magic of decorating the Christmas Tree

    Decorating the Christmas Tree 2017

    I love, L.O.V.E Christmas! It is my favorite time of the year! I have been so excited to bring all of the decorations out of the attic and start transforming our home into a winter wonderland.  If it were me I would have decorations up long before Thanksgiving but the hubs insists we adequately celebrate Thanksgiving first. But don’t worry the tree went up the day after Thanksgiving! Sharing Christmas Traditions with Kids This time of the year is filled with traditions and putting up the tree and decorating is one of my favorite! It is amazing how such a small tradition can make for the greatest memories.  Over the…

  • Christmas Decoration Ideas

    Christmas Decoration Ideas 2012

    I am so excited to share with you my Christmas decorations from this year! Let me begin by saying my husband is a saint for dealing with me during the Holidays. As a first time homeowner, I was beyond excited to spill Christmas cheer all over the house. So to you oh-hubby of mine… thank you for climbing up on our roof to put up those lights.   Christmas Decoration Home Tour Let me take you on a virtual holiday walkthrough of our home. Our front door is decorated with my very first Christmas wreath. I decorated our front table with our Christmas card display and hubby tried his hand…