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How to Make Cake Mix Cookies- Perfect for Santa’s Christmas Eve Cookies

I love making cookies, especially at this time of year. I turn on a little Christmas music and get baking. I had to share with you one of my most favorite cookie recipes. These cake mix cookies are AWESOME. What makes them awesome? They are fool proof. Seriously. It requires little ingredients, not a lot of time, and they turn out great! You can also make them with a variety of cake mixes and add in different candies, chips and sprinkles. YUM! Kids can even help with this recipe. I like to have them help me with these cookies for Christmas Eve. Then we leave a few out for Santa. I hope you enjoy these as much as our family does. READ MORE »

6 Reasons to Choose Experience Gifts Instead of Regular Gifts

Is your holiday shopping complete?  I didn’t think so. What gifts have you purchased already?  Are you still struggling trying to figure out what to buy your kids or spouse? Let me offer you a little bit of advice.  Skip the toys and gadgets, slippers and socks, the generic gift baskets, etc. I mean, think about it for a minute. How many toys do your kids have put up in their rooms and closets that they haven’t touched in months?  I am going to guess it’s a lot. Do not spend your hard earned money on stuff that no one is going to enjoy. Instead, I highly recommend experience gifts for presents this year.  READ MORE »

Fun Games to Play with Your Family this Holiday Season

The holidays are here and the family is together!  Having fun yet? If you want to have a ton of fun with your family this year, let’s have a game night!  I know how it goes with family gatherings that happen once a year. Awkward re-introductions quickly run out of small talk.  Games can do a lot for opening up lines of communication and bringing out smiles. READ MORE »

Reduce Your Mom Stress With These 5 Tips

I love being a mom. My kids and I have so much fun together. However, being a mom is also super stressful and exhausting.  There are a lot of different things you can do to help relieve that stress. I’ve narrowed it down to 5. If I do these things regularly I can simply enjoy being a mom. READ MORE »

Keto Dinners to Start out the New Year Right

 

Are you planning on making a lifestyle change in 2020?  Is part of that lifestyle change looking to be going keto?  Keto has been making a splash in the diet and health world over the last couple of years.  Keto has been being used for diet, for health reasons and much more.   READ MORE »

Cute Christmas Wreaths that You can Make

 

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet?  We are just a few short weeks away and it’s time to get your festive decor up to brighten up your home and surroundings. I don’t know about you, but I love to decorate my house with homemade goodies and pieces.  That’s why I decided to look around for an awesome DIY Christmas Wreath to make.   READ MORE »

25 Family Holiday Activities on a Budget

This a great time of year to spend time with family and friends. There are so many fun events and traditions to do during the month of December and you really don’t need to spend a lot of money on them. We love doing something every day in the month of December to get us in the Christmas spirit. Here are 25 activities that won’t cost you lot of money and will help you get ready for Christmas. READ MORE »

How to prepare yourself for new traditions in 2020

 

Are you planning to set New Year’s Resolutions this year? Do you typically set resolutions? Are you successful with them? I know many of us try and fail to keep resolutions.  This really isn’t our fault. We are not less than because we couldn’t accomplish it. It’s just so freaking hard sometimes.  READ MORE »

Why Your Family Should do the 4 Gift Rule this Christmas

 

Want to keep Christmas from getting out of control in your family?  How about doing the 4 gift rule in your house? If you haven’t heard about this, here’s how it goes.  Each member in your family gets 4 gifts. These gifts follow a theme: READ MORE »

Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays with this Easy Stovetop Recipe

It’s that time of year when I love my home smelling of cinnamon and Christmas trees. There is a super easy way to get your home smelling like that all season long. Check out this recipe and you’re guests and family will truly love it. READ MORE »

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