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Holiday Baking with Supernatural Sprinkles

Holiday Baking with Supernatural Sprinkles

What’s your favorite thing about the holidays? Mine is hands down the chance to make lots of delicious goodies. I’m delighted to tell you about an awesome brand of soy-free sprinkles that are colored with natural food dyes.

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway – Ends 12/21

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway – Ends 12/21

Just in time for the holidays, our Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway highlights fun and interactive gift ideas for the whole family! One winner will receive this awesome prize collection!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

Gift giving at the holidays is a great occasion to thank the special lady in your life. As a mom of 3 kids, I’m often coordinating gift ideas for my family and I usually feel like “I don’t need much.” This is because I enjoy taking care of my family and making the holidays feel special and in turn, my family brings me joy. However, if someone was to pick out a gift for a busy mom, something practical, personalized and maybe a bit sparkly is a great way to go. Here are some of my hand picked gift ideas I think many women will enjoy!
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Easy Homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars

Easy Homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars

Sweetness, creamy goodness and tart flavors come together in this perfect holiday dessert. Learn how to make these homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars for your next holiday party!

Baby’s First Christmas Holiday Gift Ideas

Baby’s First Christmas Holiday Gift Ideas

The holidays can be extra special if you are also celebrating Baby’s First Christmas. These simple and useful gift ideas for baby will be fun to unwrap and practical to use in everyday family life.

Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide

Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide

What is your favorite thing about the holidays? We love the cozy weather, creative family activities and opportunities for quality family time. We also celebrate with a few special family traditions. One of our holiday traditions is to read the Christmas Story and allow our kids to open one gift on Christmas Eve, which is usually pajamas! Meaningful gift giving can be challenging when you have several kids of different ages. We like to give our kids gifts that are educational and inspire creativity, such as learning games and art supplies. My kids also enjoy toys that add to their existing toy sets. Here are some of our tried-and-true gift ideas for kids which encourage kids to learn, be creative and play with great quality toys.
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Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites

Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites

These Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites are a flavorful combination of savory, sweet and salty in one delightful package. They’re the perfect holiday appetizer because they look super fancy and the pomegranate provides a pop of color.

5 Reasons to Order Holiday Cards

5 Reasons to Order Holiday Cards

The holidays are a special time of year to connect with family and friends. Our family usually sends out a holiday photo card and we love displaying all the cards we receive. Here are 5 reasons why it’s valuable to order annual Christmas cards.

7 Holiday Treat Ideas & Christmas Sweets

7 Holiday Treat Ideas & Christmas Sweets

When the holidays roll around, it doesn’t take long for me to start thinking about what sort of delicious goodies am I going to make this year. Or just eat. Eating them is the best part. However, some brave soul must transform their holiday spirit into something magically delicious. That’s right, I’m talking about holiday treat ideas to write home about. Here are 7 sweet holiday treats you and your family will love. You can also make some memories baking together! Just try not to eat them all in one sitting… it may be difficult.
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Happy Holidays $2500 Cash Giveaway – Ended

Happy Holidays $2500 Cash Giveaway – Ended

It’s just about time for holiday gift shopping! I love the anticipation of buying gifts that are perfect for each family member. We are excited to be a co-host for a fabulous Cash Giveaway totaling $2500! FIVE different winners will be chosen to win $500 each!

Best Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Best Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Christmas is extra special when you’re celebrating a new little one. These gift ideas for baby are useful in the nursery or fun to stick in your little one’s stocking.

Great Gifts for Him & Her

Great Gifts for Him & Her

It can be challenging to shop for the special man or woman in your life. Guys appreciate gifts that are useful or tasty, and it doesn’t hurt to convey some sort of sentimental meaning. Ladies appreciate thoughtful and romantic gifts; things that are pretty, have a nice fragrance or fill a special need. Many of these gift ideas are thoughtful and practical with some fun things mixed in too!
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2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Our Top Gift Picks for kids include a little bit of everything; from collectible dolls and STEM toys to brain-stimulating building sets and interactive discovery activities!

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

The holidays are a fun time to try new recipes, make yummy snacks and mix up delicious hot beverages. We’ve partnered with SheSpeaks, Inc and the Simply Orange Juice Company to share some easy holiday ideas you can use at your next party.

Favorite Things that Shimmer and Sparkle

Favorite Things that Shimmer and Sparkle

Glitter is definitely my favorite color. My girls would likely say the same thing. I love the sparkle of the holidays; cheerful twinkle lights, glittery details on holiday decorations and the shimmer of newly fallen snow. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas and DIY activities that are inspired by a bit of sparkle!

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