As we head into the final countdown towards Christmas and the kiddos are on winter break, here are some fun ideas you can have with everyone's favorite drink: hot cocoa! 1. Dress up your drink! The latest trend is decadent milkshakes...

That Darn Elf

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Which category do you fall into? LOVE OR HATE? There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love the Elf on the Shelf, and those who HATE it with the passion of a thousand suns. LOVE Do you love...
If you opened this post, there’s a good chance you’re in the same boat we find ourselves in year after year. There are gift guides galore for the fellow women in our lives, but when it comes to the...
Drive-Thru ChristmasLand and experience the wonder of Christmas from the safety of your car! Drive-thru stops include: • Hot Cocoa Station • Christmas Cookies • Caroling with guest appearances from your favorite snow princesses from Ever After Character Events - Orlando Princess Parties! • Mini Movie Theatre • Acoustic...
Why didn’t anyone tell me that the toiletries for toddlers should be included as a line item in our family budget!!!?!?!? Yes, we really need more toilet paper already. And while I’m at it, we need bubble gum-flavored children’s...
It’s Christmas. The Season of Giving. But I’m struggling. Struggling because I want. I’ve spent the last week driving around new subdivisions. Dreaming. Houses with granite countertops and more than one kitchen drawer. Houses with more than 1000 square feet....
Are you visiting family in the near future? Visiting family and honoring your child's sleep can be challenging. Inevitably your child's sleep environment will change, their schedule might get interrupted, and frankly, sleeping your whole family at someone else's...
"Different families, different rules," is my simple explanation when it comes to why our family's rules are not the same as other families.  A modified version of this saying applies to Christmas, "different families, different traditions." To wrap or not to wrap...

The Three-Gift Christmas

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It became apparent on Christmas morning last year that something needed to change. We were definitely overdoing it. The packages were beautiful, the tree was overflowing with gifts, and wrapping flew in all directions. Here's the thing, though: my kids...

Christmas Chex Snack Mix

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I'm always looking for quick, easy recipes especially during the holidays. I started making this Christmas Chex Mix years ago and it is always highly requested each holiday season. It honestly takes no time and is super simple. But...
Originally posted December 2019, updated December 2020 It’s the last weekend before Christmas, and we want to know, are you headed to any Christmas parties or gatherings?  If so, we think we can all agree, those events take a lot...
Few people are immune from the holiday trinity of overspending, overindulging, and over scheduling. But for introverts who get their energy by spending quiet time alone, the pace of the holiday season can be exceedingly draining. Introverts are not anti social. In fact, you would probably be surprised...

Quit Hating on the Elf

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Originally posted December 2018, updated December 2020 Full swing, it's Elf on the Shelf season, aka the Holidays. The usual vibe leans towards copious amounts of Pinterest worthy Elf posts. However, this year the vibe is leaning toward Elf hatred....
Originally posted December 2019, updated December 2020 Last Minute Christmas Letter to Santa {PRINTABLE} Ladies we are hitting crunch time. Hanukkah is in full swing, Christmas is just around the corner, and that special spot filled with packages and wrapping paper...
We have what I fondly call a "hodgepodge" Christmas tree, decorated with all sorts of ornaments that we've collected over many years.  Each Christmas, I love unwrapping the tissue paper from every ornament and remembering its origin.  Some of our ornaments graced...

EPCOT Itinerary for Families with Kids under 5

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I will preface this post with this comment: I adore EPCOT. It is one of my favorite parks for myself and my husband to...

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