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GINGERBREAD TREES

This post was republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory             I’ve been baking and cooking behind the scenes {my family thinks I’m crazy} but it will all be worth it.   Today we have these super cool and fun Gingerbread Trees.  They are easy, much easier in my opinion than […]

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR ASD KIDS AKA “WHERE’S THE WINE”

I initially started this post with the best of intentions. I set out to write the definitive list of gifts for harried parents of children on the autism spectrum. I soon realized such a list was not possible. The spectrum is so wide reaching, that each child has their own unique set of challenges and […]

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FOUR TIPS FOR HOLIDAY DECORATING WITH KIDS

The holiday season is upon us, and that means we are all decking halls, trimming trees, and trying desperately to keep our kids from destroying it all. Wait? Is that just me? Christmas is one of my favorite seasons to decorate my home (check out this year’s playfully modern holiday home tour here). But sometimes, […]

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GRATITUDE THROUGH PICTURE BOOKS

As we rush through making dinner, baths, and bedtime, I often have to stop myself and take it all in.  I’m really lucky.  I’m grateful for my beautiful family, the roof over my head, the meaningful work I accomplish at my job, and a community of friends.  That sense of gratitude is something that I […]

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SEPTEMBER BUCKET LIST

September is that wonderful time where the weather begins to turn cooler, hints of color appear on the trees and the slow creep of pumpkin spiced everything begins. Kids are back in school and establishing new routines. Often appreciating the finer points of September get lost in the shuffle of back to school and before […]

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PATRIOTIC FLAG JUICE (GREAT FOR KIDS AND ADULTS)

All those Independence Day festivities are right around the corner. If you are like most Americans (and my family), that means plenty of food and drinks.  Want a fun (and simple) drink that will be the hit of the buffet table? This FLAG JUICE is my favorite punch for patriotic festivities. It looks great, tastes yummy, and […]

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EASTER EGG CUPCAKES

  The Easter Bunny left us something darling! These Easter Egg Cupcakes are kid tested and approved. #MixUpAMoment #ad #sponsored   This post is second in the series sponsored by J.M. Smucker Company.  Be sure to seek out the first one.  I replicated a classic American candy bar into cake form!  It was epic.   With […]

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