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Family Scheduling

We live by a schedule (and when I say, “We” I actually mean “I” am a total complete planning FREAK!!!) I have TWO large desk-sized calendars hanging on the wall of our mudr...

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Family-Friendly New Year's

We started a New Year’s Eve tradition with our kids many years ago that has made it one of my favorite nights of the year! It has been about 8 or 9 years now since we started this and every year it is different from the year before and…

06 Jan 2:04 PM 0 Read More...

A Holiday Brunch

My sisters, mom and nieces started a family tradition a few years back.  What started as a cookie baking party has evolved into a pretty fantastic holiday brunch.

The following usually happens:

1.  Each adult makes 2 dozen cookies per person.  Most of my family plans ahead…

27 Dec 9:00 AM 8 Read More...

Grandma Dot's Cleaning Tips: Stovetop Scum

 Written by Connie Jelkin

Oh Oh!!  Did you spill something on the top of your flat top stove and now you have some Rorschach test ink blot spots that are baked onto the surface?  You can’t scrape them off without damaging the surface and you can…

20 Dec 11:00 AM 3 Read More...

8 Simple Holiday Gift Ideas!

There are so many fun, creative ways to give gifts to the friends, family, teachers, co-workers, babysitters, neighbors, etc in your life. With all the craziness of the season it is often hard to come up with a fun idea on a budget. Here are a few ideas to…

18 Dec 4:20 PM 2 Read More...

Simplify the Gifts Under Your Family's Tree

Is shopping for gifts this Christmas overwhelming you and your checkbook?!? Our family adopted a system last year that simplified the process as well as eliminated the “buying-for-the-sake-of-buying” that we felt was taking away from what Christmas and Advent really meant to our family.
As…

16 Dec 1:07 PM 2 Read More...

Quick "Clothesline" Card Display

Written by Megan Porter @ Megan and the Munches

While the cheapskate in me would love to be tackling the mobs at the mall every year on Black Friday, I generally choose to spend my time quietly recovering from a turkey hangover. This year is no different. The only activities I…

15 Dec 2:30 PM 0 Read More...
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