Category: Holiday

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 Sweet Christmas Craves & Holiday Treat Ideas

7 Sweet Christmas Craves & Holiday Treat Ideas

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. Drop your sugar cookies and muffin tins, Martha — Let’s try something truly special this year! Here are 7 sweet Christmas Craves 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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Andy is dad to three kiddos and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He loves going on family adventures, hiking, and riding motorcycles and ATVS. He’s also an entrepreneur and runs a successful children’s brand specializing in solutions for playtime and snack time.

Happy Holidays $2500 Cash Giveaway

Happy Holidays $2500 Cash Giveaway

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 + Giveaway!

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway!

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!

Awesomely Easy Candy Corn Treat Cups

Awesomely Easy Candy Corn Treat Cups

Make these easy DIY Candy Corn treat cups with a few pieces of colored card stock and a glue stick! Treat cups are great for kids’ parties, your next Halloween bash, a Thanksgiving fall festival or just for fun!

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. It’s also fun to treat your family to some special treats like mixed nuts and holiday cookies. We’ve partnered with Sam’s Club to share some easy holiday ideas you can use at your next party. This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc and the Simply Orange Juice Company.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Favorite Things that Shimmer and Sparkle

Favorite Things that Shimmer and Sparkle

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!

Kids Holiday Styles & Activities

Kids Holiday Styles & Activities

The winter holidays are my favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are wonderful opportunities to create memories with my family, establish traditions and throw festive parties! Don’t miss our ideas for kids’ styles and fun holiday activities.

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

Whip up pretty holiday decor in minutes with these easy DIY apple candles! All you need is a handful of unblemished apples and small tea lights. DIY apple candles are gorgeous accents for a holiday table and Thanksgiving buffet spread. I’m excited to share how I made these pretty fall decorative accents in minutes!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

How to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

How to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Operation Christmas Child is a great way to get your kids involved with gift giving to kids in other countries! My kids love picking out gifts and packing a shoebox each year. Not sure what to put in your shoebox? Here’s a list of top recommended gift ideas + what not to include.

5 Creative Ways to Use Apples

5 Creative Ways to Use Apples

Are you ready for the holidays? I love holiday shopping and holiday baking. Easily make these apple-inspired ideas, treats and projects for fall and enter to win our Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway!

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

Winners Announced! The holidays are a fun time to celebrate family, exchange gifts and even possibly welcome a new little one. Our Holiday Gift Guides feature fun and practical gift ideas for babies, kids, and moms! New toys are always fun, but our Gift Guides also include basic essentials such as drinking cups and feeding accessories, maternity and nursing gear, helpful gifts for baby’s first Christmas, Eco-friendly basics for home and kitchen, luxurious natural body products, healthy and beauty gift ideas, and more! One lucky winner will win this entire Holiday Gift Collection!

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