Holidays & Celebrations

  • Photo of Cranberry Christmas Cocktail – My Favorite Holiday Drink

    Cranberry Christmas Cocktail – My Favorite Holiday Drink

    To be fair, I’m biased. I like cranberries. No, I don’t drink cranberry juice very often, but come Thanksgiving you will most definitely find cranberry sauce on my plate. I don’t care if it’s out of a can or made…

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  • Photo of Favorite Finds: Magic Cabin Santa’s Helpers Holiday Garland

    Favorite Finds: Magic Cabin Santa’s Helpers Holiday Garland

    One of my favorite Christmas items, one that I have used year after year, are these little gnome/elves. I smile every time I pull them out of the storage box to put them on the tree. I’ve used them for…

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  • Photo of Favorite Finds – PNP Magical Elf Door with Key

    Favorite Finds – PNP Magical Elf Door with Key

    We bought the door without having an elf. Bug was too young for the elf at the time and I hadn’t made the decision to start an elf tradition yet. I mean, the Elf on the Shelf doesn’t need a…

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  • Photo of Halloween Surprise Balls 2020

    Halloween Surprise Balls 2020

    I try to document everything that I put in my surprise balls so that anyone needing inspiration can find some. Here are my latest creations. On the back, we see a warning. I mean, it’s Halloween, but we don’t want…

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  • Photo of My Wedding Surprise Balls

    My Wedding Surprise Balls

    I was working on some surprise balls the other day when I realized that I had never completed this post. What better time than now? When I first learned of surprise balls I was completely enchanted. I still am. They…

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  • Photo of St. Patrick’s Day Fun with a Toddler

    St. Patrick’s Day Fun with a Toddler

    Growing up, we used to do special stuff for St. Patrick’s Day every year. We’d decorate with four leaf clovers. Mom would always make corned beef and cabbage. I was never a big fan of the cabbage, but loved the…

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  • Photo of Our Toy Story Surprise Ball Birthday Favors

    Our Toy Story Surprise Ball Birthday Favors

    It had been a while since I made surprise balls, so I decided to make them for Bug’s birthday party. It was Toy Story Themed, so that was an easy design. It’s a little hard to get the surprise ball…

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  • Photo of Trendy Summer Beverage Ideas

    Trendy Summer Beverage Ideas

    Heinens is my favorite grocery store, so I occasionally go there to see what’s new. When I saw these two beverages, all I could think is how perfect they would be for a shower or outdoor wedding. They have an…

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  • Photo of Free Stuff for Brides 2016 with No Purchase Required (Successes)

    Free Stuff for Brides 2016 with No Purchase Required (Successes)

    There are some great things available for new brides and grooms, everything from apps to actual physical free stuff. If you are not a new bride or bride to be, please do not be dishonest with these companies and their generation gifts…

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  • Photo of Found Objects – The Rustic Wedding Deer

    Found Objects – The Rustic Wedding Deer

    Today we went to get free Starbucks with a coupon that Stephen got for his birthday from Starbucks (this is why I really do love Starbucks, they are good to their customers). Starbucks is right next to both Michael’s and…

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