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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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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

Make these DIY apple candles in minutes using a handful of small apples and tea lights. Apple candles are a very pretty accent for a buffet table, fall party and seasonal home decor.

How to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

How to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

The holidays are the season for giving! Operation Christmas Child is a great way to get your kids involved with gift giving to kids in other countries. Each year, families can pack a shoebox of gifts for kids ages 2 to 14 and deliver them to Operation Christmas Child drop off locations. My kids always have fun picking out gifts for other children and packing their gift shoebox. Not sure what to put in your shoebox? Here’s a list of top gift ideas recommended for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

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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

[Giveaway ended] The holidays are a fun time to celebrate family, exchange gifts and even possibly welcome a new baby. Our Holiday Gift Guide giveaway includes fun gifts for kids, babies, and moms.

2017 Baby Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Baby Holiday Gift Guide

Baby’s first or second Christmas may include more practical gifts than toys under the tree. After all, a baby’s favorite gift is often the box their present came in! These baby gift ideas are fun to unwrap and meet baby’s needs of feeding, diapering, learning, and sensory play.
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2017 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

We know all about kids when it comes to gift giving! These fun gifts are sure to bring a smile to your child’s face on Christmas morning. Our gift guide for kids includes something for everyone!

Gifts for Moms – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts for Moms – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Gift giving can be challenging, especially when you are trying to find the perfect gift for her. We’ve put together a fun collection of beauty products, healthy living essentials, gifts for home, fashion picks and accessories!

Christmas Baking and Holiday Treats

Christmas Baking and Holiday Treats

Baking Christmas cookies and holiday treats is a tradition for most families. My girls are old enough now that they can help in the kitchen! This week we made gingerbread cookies cut into hearts, stars, snowflakes, and gingerbread men. My girls incidentally don’t like the taste of gingerbread (or most other cookies other than chocolate) but they had a lot of fun baking holiday cookies for our friends and neighbors! All you need to make gingerbread cookies is a good gingerbread recipe. I rescued our cookie cutters from the play dough box and let the girls cut out their own shapes!

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How to Order Personalized Holiday Cards

How to Order Personalized Holiday Cards

One of my favorite things about the holidays is receiving cards from friends and family. I ordered our personalized cards from Minted this year and I was impressed with the quality and vibrant details of our printed cards.

Simple DIY Pumpkin Planter & Fall Decor

Simple DIY Pumpkin Planter & Fall Decor

This DIY pumpkin flower pot is a beautiful and creative fall decoration, perfect to accent a buffet table or holiday party. See our easy steps for making your own pumpkin flower pot + other gorgeous fall decorating ideas!

2015 Baby & Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2015 Baby & Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to get your kids for Christmas? Here are some gift ideas that are unique, practical and cute! Many of these products inspire Eco-friendly lifestyles, learning and creative expression. Kids will love unwrapping these gifts on Christmas morning.
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