Christmas Ideas

Need a little help with all your holiday planning? We’re here to help with everything from delicious Thanksgiving meals to outstanding Christmas ideas. Need holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list? We have them! Cute decorations on a budget? Got them too. Come spend the holidays with us for less stress and a sleigh-load of fun!
Want your holiday donations to help kids not only survive, but thrive this holiday season? Give them these Survival Gifts from UNICEF Canada that will really bring them joy!

5 Amazing Survival Gifts That Help Kids in Need Really Thrive

This post is sponsored by UNICEF Canada. All opinions are our own. Want your holiday donations to help kids not only survive, but thrive this holiday season? Give them Survival Gifts from UNICEF Canada that will really bring them joy! Every child deserves the chance to just be a kid, but children living in developing …

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Did you know about all these delicious things to make with leftover candy canes? Check out 14 dessert ideas that we found! The hardest part is deciding which to try first!

14 Delicious Things to Make with Leftover Candy Canes

Did you know about all these delicious things to make with leftover candy canes? Check out 16 yummy Christmas dessert ideas that we found! The hardest part is deciding which to try first!     What is Christmas or the holiday season without candy canes? The fresh minty flavor that adds a holiday touch to …

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Set a festive table with red and green appetizers to get your guests in a holiday mood! These 14 yummy Christmas sides are sure to tempt your guests!

14 Festive Red & Green Appetizers for Your Holiday Parties

Set a festive table  with red and green appetizers to get your guests in a holiday mood! These 14 yummy Red & Green Appetizer Ideas range from sweet to savory, creamy to crunchy, and are sure to tempt you with their pretty Christmas colors and flavors. Whether you’re hosting a huge dinner party or a …

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Practical & Affordable Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Church & Dwight. All opinions are our own. It happens every year! Just when you think you’ve wrapped up your holiday gift list without going over-budget, you realize that there are still stockings to stuff. Not to worry, we have you covered. Here’s a list of some of the best …

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5 Survival Gifts for Babies & Toddlers That Will Change Their Lives

This post is sponsored by UNICEF Canada. All opinions are our own.   As you’re making your list and checking it twice this holiday season, don’t forget to add a few gifts that give back and help kids in need. After all, giving to others is at the very heart of the holiday season. We …

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5 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Bays English Muffins + Holiday Sweepstakes!

This post is sponsored by Bays English Muffins. All opinions are our own. I love the holiday season. Like capital LOVE, loading up the DVR with Christmas movies, playing carols in the car love it.  The only thing I don’t love is the pressure to fit as much holly jolly into just one month as …

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No one will laugh and call you names when you pull out these darling Rudolph Cupcakes at your holiday party! Check them out and grab the recipe!

Insanely Adorable Rudolph Cupcakes Christmas Recipe for Kids

No one will laugh and call you names when you pull out these darling Rudolph Cupcakes at your holiday party! Check them out and grab the recipe! Fun  Christmas fact: did you know that Rudolph was originally going to be named Reginald? True story! You can call these cupcakes Reggie, Randal, Rowena, or Roger and …

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Need a few fun holiday gift ideas for elementary school students? We’re in love with these 10 top toys and games! Check them out!

10 Extraordinary Holiday Gift Ideas for Elementary School Kids

Need a few fun holiday gift ideas for elementary school students? We’re in love with these 10 top toys and games! Check them out! I absolutely LOVE buying gifts for this age group! First, it seems like everything that was hot when I was young is back in, so there’s the whole nostalgia factor. Second, …

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Looking for a few yummy gingerbread recipes to make for Christmas this year? Check out these 15 totally delectable delights! YUM!

15 Amazing Gingerbread Recipes to Make This Christmas

Looking for a few yummy gingerbread recipes to make for Christmas this year? Check out these 15 totally delectable delights! YUM!   Gingerbread is one of the most basic (and delicious) holiday flavors. Sweet, gooey, and spicy the flavor makes everything  from pancakes to popcorn taste yummy and sets the holiday mood. I have gathered …

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Looking for a few very different ways to spend Christmas this year! Check out these 4 amazing family vacation ideas!

4 Very Different Ways to Spend this Christmas

Looking for a few different ways to spend Christmas with your family this year? I hear you.  As much as we love our traditions, sometime you just want to shake things up a bit, right? If the idea of spending another holiday season stressing over everything from decorations to dessert makes you want to pull …

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We’ve got the perfect gift ideas for toddlers! Check out ten toys that should be on every parent’s list to buy this year!

10 Terrific Holiday Gift Ideas Your Toddler Totally Needs!

We’ve got the perfect gift ideas for toddlers! Check out ten toys that should be on every parent’s list to buy this year!   I’ve always loved buying toys for toddlers. They’re at that age where they’re learning through play and just love pretty much anything you give them. Totally low stress shopping! Plus, they’re …

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Looking for a few great Christmas gift ideas for expectant moms? Check out ten outstanding gifts that she'll absolutely cherish!

10 Outstanding Christmas Gift Ideas for Expectant Moms

Looking for a few great Christmas gift ideas for expectant moms? Check out ten outstanding gifts that she’ll absolutely cherish!     Is there a mom-to-be on your Christmas list this year? Whether she is your wife, sister, daughter or best friend, finding the right gift for her just got a whole lot easier. We …

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Take your annual family gathering to whole new levels of fun with these 15 fabulous Christmas party ideas for adults! Perfect for office parties, too! Check them out!

15 Fabulous Christmas Party Ideas That Take Your Family Gathering to Whole New Levels of Fun

Take your annual family gathering to whole new levels of fun with these 15 fabulous Christmas party ideas for adults! Perfect for office parties, too! Check them out! Every year, we host a huge gathering for family and friends right before the holidays. It’s pretty much the only time of the year that most of …

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Looking for amazing MESS-FREE stocking stuffers that will encourage creativity in your kids? Check out our top three picks from Kwik Stix!

3 Must-Have Stocking Stuffers for Mess-Free Fun! + Giveaway

This post is brought to you in partnership with Kwik Stix, the ultimate stocking stuffer idea for kids! All opinions are our own. Looking for amazing stocking stuffers for your kids that will encourage them to create stunning works of art without creating a mess in the process? It’s no secret that we are HUGE …

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How precious are these Christmas gift ideas for first time moms? They're such a great way to honor that brand new mama in your life

10 Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas for First Time Moms

How precious are these Christmas gift ideas for first time moms? They’re such a great way to honor that brand new mama in your life with a gift that she’ll absolutely treasure (or find totally helpful!). Let’s check them out! When you’re considering Christmas gift ideas for first time moms, you can go in one …

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Looking for the perfect festive party food for the holidays? Check out these easy and tasty Christmas tree shaped cupcakes! Grab the recipe!

Festive & Tasty Christmas Tree Shaped Cupcake Recipe

Need the perfect holiday dessert idea? How cute are these Christmas tree shaped cupcakes? Wouldn’t they be perfect for your annual holiday party? If you want to send your guests into overdrive and really bring on the wow factor, you can serve them along with our easy Christmas tree shaped brownies! Hey, there’s no such thing …

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The holidays wouldn't be complete without eggnog, right? It's kind of a staple of the season! We have a delicious eggnog virgin drink that is just perfect for the kids (and non-drinking adults!) at your holiday parties!

Tis The Season for a Delicious Eggnog Virgin Drink Recipe!

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without eggnog, right? It’s kind of a staple of the season! Today, we’re sharing a delicious eggnog virgin drink that is just perfect for the kids (and non-drinking adults!) at your holiday parties! Did you know that, according to one theory about the origins of the drink, once upon a time, only …

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9 Adorable Reindeer Crafts That Will Make You Say Fa La La

Need some reindeer crafts to give your home that certain fa la la spirit? I’ve put together a list of fun craft projects you have got to try! Some of these are kids crafts, other are more home décor ideas and some could even double as handmade gifts! You are going to want to try …

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7 Perfect Gift Ideas for Science Fiction Fans

Looking for the perfect gift ideas for your favorite science fiction fans? As a sci-fi girl myself, I can honestly say that I’d be thrilled with pretty much anything on this list! I love that these ideas aren’t just your average t-shirt or bobble head. They’re actually useful things, like kitchen gadgets or tools. They just …

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Looking for great Christmas gift ideas for kids? These Trolls toys, games and more from the 2016 film are sure to be a hit this holiday season!

10 Awesome Trolls Toys, Games and More for Kids

Looking for great Christmas gift ideas for kids? These Trolls toys, games and more from the 2016 Trolls film are sure to be a hit this holiday season! If you haven’t heard of the movie, Trolls released into theaters on November 4th. It follows the adventures of Poppy and Branch, two trolls who are as …

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift ideas for your little one? These 10 personalized books for kids from Put Me In the Story make meaningful keepsake presents! Check them out!

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 10 Personalized Books for Kids!

This post is brought to you by Put Me In The Story. All opinions are our own. Looking for the perfect holiday gift ideas for young readers? Personalized books for kids make fabulous presents! They not only encourage your little one to read more (what child doesn’t love seeing themselves in a storybook?), they are amazing …

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11 Creative Christmas Trees You Have To Try This Year

Looking for ways to make more creative Christmas trees this year?  I just love how some people really use their imagination and come up with cool ideas. Whether you live in a small space and just don’t want a huge tree, or  you feel like you just want to try something new and fun this year, …

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5 Ultimate Indoor Grilling Gift Ideas & Giveaway

Finding gift ideas for the man in my life is no easy task. He does not want clothes, nor perfumes, nor gadgets. He wants to get these by himself. That does not leave me much left to choose. But since he enjoys cooking and grilling in particular, I thought I would get him an indoor …

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How can you make any place feel like home for the holidays? Check out 5 of our favorite tips, inspired by Finding Dory!

5 Ways Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory Inspires You to Make Any Place Feel Like Home for the Holidays

This post is brought to you by Disney. All opinions are my own. Being far from home during the holidays is never easy. As someone who spent two years clear across the world, I know how hard it is to miss out on all your treasured traditions. Today, I’m going to share with you a …

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Looking for the perfect gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas? Check out these 5 adorable presents for your littlest one!

5 Great Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

If you have a brand new little one this year, I’m sure you’re trying to come up with great gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas.  It’s already such a blessing to have a little one come into your life, and now you’re already reaching your first milestone by giving your baby their first holiday experience. Don’t …

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7 Easy No Sew Christmas Decoration Ideas That Are Merry And Bright

There are so many cute holiday and home décor ideas for Christmas and the holidays, but sometimes it feels like if you are a no-sew girl, you are out of luck for projects. I have a small group of very talented friends who are all sewing together. While I marvel at the adorableness of their …

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9 Christmas Bulletin Boards To Spread Some Holiday Cheer

Whether you’re a teacher, a health specialist of any kind or a parent helper, you might find yourself in charge of making Christmas bulletin boards. These boards can be colorful, cheery and full of holiday spirit! Plus, you have to admit, they’re a festive way to stay organized!Below I’ve pulled together nine of my favorite …

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These Christmas jokes for kids will have your family rolling on the floor laughing! They're perfect for your Christmas party games too!

15 Hilariously Clever Christmas Jokes for Kids

Do your kids love telling jokes and riddles as much as mine do? I’ve been gathering up all the funniest Christmas jokes for kids that will have your whole family rolling on the floor laughing! They’re perfect for sharing in humorous handmade holiday cards,  breaking the ice at Christmas parties or just for when your …

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Stuck on what to get grandma and grandpa this year? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Check out 5 fabulous Christmas gift ideas for grandparents!

5 Wonderful Christmas Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Are you stuck on what to get grandma and grandpa this year? We understand that you want to think outside of the box and give them only the best of the best. Today, we put together a list of Christmas gift ideas for grandparents that’ll break traditional gift offerings… because nana doesn’t need another pair …

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Survive the holidays intact with these 7 brilliant Christmas hacks that help you save both time and money! Check them out!

7 Brilliant Christmas Hacks to Help You Survive the Holidays

Now that the busiest time of year has officially begun, I think we could all use a few Christmas hacks to help survive the holidays!  Between all the cooking, the parties, the decorating and the gift wrapping, the holidays are the time of year where you probably wish there were more hours in the day. …

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Need a few amazing Christmas desserts? We've got you covered with 25 of the best recipes for Christmas cookies around!

25+ of the Most Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes Around

Anyone in the mood for Christmas cookies? I sure hope so, because we’ve rounded up the best holiday cookie recipes around for you! The holiday season is fast-approaching and we couldn’t be happier about it. Snow-covered trees, cozy nights reading by the fire, and endless amounts of hot chocolate: this time of the year is always …

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We're taking some of the stress out of your holiday shopping by sharing with you some wonderful Christmas books for kids! Check them out!

5 Wonderful Christmas Books For Kids

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is fast approaching… before we know it, many of us will be in full-on holiday preparation mode, frantically scrambling to get everything done! Let me help you take some of the stress out of your holiday shopping, by sharing with you some wonderful Christmas books for kids! Get out the hot …

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Check out 27 amazing holiday pies that go perfectly with your big feast! From pumpkin to chocolate, there's something for everyone at the table!

27 of the Most Delicious Holiday Pies Ever Made

You can’t have a feast without dessert, right? What goes better with turkey or ham than yummy holiday pies? I found some amazing ideas that would be perfect for your upcoming holiday parties. From pumpkin pies to pecan tarts, there’s a little something for everyone in this round-up! The holidays can bring so much cheer. …

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Need some fun Christmas games for kids? These 5 ideas are festive yet inexpensive and perfect for all ages! Check them out!

5 Inexpensive & Festive Christmas Games for Kids of All Ages

Are you in charge of planning this year’s holiday party?  Are you in search of fun Christmas games for kids? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The following suggestions are very easy to put into play. Not only are they incredibly fun for everyone from tots to tweens, but they’re also very affordable! In …

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Can you believe it's almost time to start planning your holiday festivities? Check out our list of fun & festive Christmas party games for adults!

5 Festive & Fun Christmas Party Games for Adults

The holidays are fast approaching. Can you believe it’s almost time to start planning your holiday party? Read through the following list of Christmas games for adults. Chances are, at least one or two of them will spark your interest. As you can see, all of them are fairly simple to put together and to play. …

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Get a head start on your homemade tree decorations with an easy Christmas craft that's perfect for kids and adults alike with our DIY pom-pom ornaments!

Sparkly Pom-Pom Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids

Get a head start on your homemade tree decorations with an easy Christmas craft that’s perfect for kids and adults alike. This DIY puff ball ornament project is super inexpensive, making it a great rainy day activity. It’s also a fun way to keep kids busy on Thanksgiving while you’re waiting for your feast to …

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Looking for great Christmas gift ideas for your tween's stocking? These three middle-grade reads full of excitement and adventure are sure to encourage your preteen to hit the books over the holiday break!

3 Awesome New Middle Grade Reads That Make Perfect Stocking Stuffers

  Looking for great Christmas gift ideas for your tween’s stocking? These three middle-grade reads  full of excitement and adventure are sure to encourage your preteen to hit the books over the holiday break! I always include at least a few books in my son’s stocking. Raising a reader is incredibly important to me. During …

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Looking for stocking stuffers for teens? Check out these 5 ideas and scratch at least one to-do item off your Christmas shopping list!

5 Perfect Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I’ve mainly got presents on my mind. I’ve made a list and will definitely have to be checking it twice. Of course, we always want to get our loved ones something special. I always tell myself: jot down an idea the moment it comes to mind …

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Get a gift that you don't want? Before you pass it off to your neighbor, consider regifting pros and cons with our savvy tips.

Regifting Pros And Cons For The Savvy Hostess

  All of us have been there as you stared at a gift you do not want at all. Mentally you are calculating the regifting pros and cons for the gift, or at very least wondering what to do with it! You say thank you and perhaps try to convince the gift giver that you …

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7 Deliciously Decadent Recipes For Hot Chocolate

The first snowflakes have started to fall near me and that means it’s time to dig out some recipes for Hot Chocolate! Warm hot chocolate is a must in our house, and every member of our family likes to make theirs a little different. Hot chocolate is our favorite go-to treat after an afternoon in …

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How to Keep Kids from Over Indulging During the Holidays #TruMoo #TryItHot

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Chocolate Milk for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite tips to keep kids from over indulging during the holidays,. As parents, most of the year we try to be diligent about what our kids eat. …

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Getting ready to take your holiday photo? Check out our favorite family photo shoot outfit ideas, plus get tips from a pro on snapping a perfect shot!

Family Photo Shoot Outfit Ideas + Snap A Picture Perfect Holiday Family Portrait

  With the holidays fast approaching, we are all starting to feel, amongst many things, anxiety. Shopping, cooking, over scheduling, and let’s not forget, the sometimes dreaded holiday cards, especially when it comes to the photograph. Maybe it’s just not in the cards this year to leave that to a professional, but the thought of …

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Help Save Lives with UNICEF CANADA Survival Gifts & UNICEF 360°

When I hear about children displaced by the Syrian crisis, from the comfort of my home, I cannot grasp how desperate a situation they’re in. These displaced children and their families are in need of basic things. They need clean water, education, basic food items, medicine – all things that we take for granted in …

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Give the Gift of Sweet History with Great Moments in Chocolate History + Giveaway (US) #chocolatehistory

This post is brought to you by American Heritage. All opinions are our own. Looking for a great gift idea for that history lover with a sweet tooth in your life? We have something super special for you today! You know American Heritage Chocolate, right? They make amazing chocolates from a recipe that dates back …

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How Christmas is Celebrated Around the World

  More than 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas. Each country has their traditions when it comes to the holiday. Isn’t it interesting and enlightening to discover how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Learning about other cultures and traditions opens minds and helps us understand things. Discussing with our children about other …

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Who doesn't love a good holiday festival? Check out our picks for the best Christmas parades in the US and plan your family travel to one of these places!

Best Christmas Parades in the United States

  Christmas just doesn’t seem quite the same without a parade. The colorful floats, the marching bands and of course, Santa Claus. Christmas parades appear to capture the Christmas spirit in all of us. It’s best to watch them live but even catching them on TV is quite fascinating. My kids love attending these parades …

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Friskies Pull ’n Play Combo Pack Stocking Stuffer Gift for Cats

Friskies Pull ’n Play Combo Pack: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Gift for Cats! + Giveaway (US)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Friskies for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love picking up holiday presents for my feline friends. They bring me so much joy all year long, so I want to make sure they feel included in all the festivities. This holiday season, treat …

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Best Christmas Events Throughout the U.S.

  One of my favorite things about Christmas season is the decoration, the lights, the atmosphere. It makes me feel good and relaxed. I don’t know about you, but I feel some kind of magic in the air. You can capture this magic in some U.S cities. So if you are thinking about taking a vacation …

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Spend the night laughing out loud with your family watching one of these funniest Christmas movies of all time! Check them out now!

Funniest Christmas Movies of all Time

  As much as we love those tearjerker sentimental Christmas flicks in my family, sometimes we just want a good laugh! That’s when we turn to one of these funniest Christmas movies of all time! They’re just what we need after a long day at work or school. Perfect for Friday night movie night! We …

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Most Famous Christmas Movie Quotes

  One thing that makes Christmas movies so special is their quotes. In some way or another they remind us all what Christmas is really all about and that is giving. Out of the hundreds of Christmas movies it is hard to decide which ones are the best, but there are a few that will …

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Dull Weather? Dull Hair? A Simple Trick to Make You Feel Fabulous!

  I haven’t met a woman (yet) who is happy with her hair. It is too short, too curly, too flat. There is always a ”too.” Until the age of 19, I was unhappy with my hair: too thick, too curly, etc. Until I met my significant other. He loves my hair and I started …

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Looking for a fun DIY teacher's gift idea that your children can help make? This Christmas cup craft for kids is perfect for anyone on your list & easy too!

DIY Winter Coffer Cup Gift: A Fun Christmas Craft for Kids!

  Want to keep little ones busy while you get ready for Christmas? How about making this easy Christmas cup craft for kids. It is a great way to practise their fine motor skill. It is also great gift idea too. Nothing like a homemade Christmas gift to put a smile on someone’s face. Teachers, …

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Essential Cookware You Need for the Holidays

  Today we’re sharing all the essential cookware you need for the holidays, because guess what? It’s that time of year again! Can you believe it? It seems like once Halloween passes, it’s non-stop holiday cooking! From Diwali to Thanksgiving in November, then party after party in December, the kitchen is always busy! You need cookware that can …

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Christmas Ice Breaker Party Games for Adults

  It’s not too early to plan your Christmas party. I find when I plan ahead of time, things go smoother.  Whether you are looking to plan a priceless company Christmas party or your own Christmas mixer at home, there are some creative and fun games you can play to keep things lively without getting …

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Play All Day Elmo: This Holiday’s Hottest Toy for Kids!

  Play All Day Elmo is the newest Elmo interactive learning toy from Hasbro, and is bound to be on many holiday wish lists this upcoming season!  Some of my fondest memories as a child are of getting up early and watching Sesame Street, waiting to see my favourite little red friend, Elmo.  Who doesn’t …

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With this list of essential bakeware you need for the holidays, you can whip up just about anything for the season, from simple sugar cookies to incredibly rich and complicated 12-course dinners!

Essential Bakeware You Need for the Holidays

  With this list of essential bakeware you need for the holidays,  you can whip up just about anything for the season, from simple sugar cookies to incredibly rich and complicated 12-course dinners! A well-stocked kitchen doesn’t have to be full of clutter. Just having the basics on hand can take you a long way. Related: 10 Holiday …

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Plan a rockin' bash of the year with fabulous New Year's Eve party decor that will wow your guests! Mix in budget-friendly pieces with splurges.

New Year’s Eve Party Decor for a Rockin’ Bash

Planning the bash of the year isn’t easy, especially when it’s the LAST bash of the year. You have so many other great parties to live up to! You’ll need some really outstanding New Year’s Eve party decor to totally WOW your guests. Last week, we shared some ideas on how to find budget-friendly New …

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With the New Year coming up, perhaps it's time to think about a few new and different traditions. Check out these New Year's traditions that are perfect to embrace and call your own with your family.

New Year’s Traditions to Embrace with Your Family

New Year’s Traditions vary from region to region and even home to home. With the New Year coming up, perhaps it’s time to think about a few new and different traditions. Check out these New Year’s traditions that are perfect to embrace and call your own with your family. 5 New Year’s Money Resolutions You …

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What Matters Most

Family & Traditions: What Matters Most During the Holidays: #ForWhatMattersMost

I have received information about the TYLENOL® For What Matters Most™ campaign from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own.  This is a sponsored post. With all the wish lists, shopping and general craziness of the season, it’s important to stop and take time to …

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Looking for tips and tricks for fabulous holiday hair? Church & Dwight has you covered with super simple hair tips! The secret? Batiste™ Dry Shampoo!

Tips and Tricks for Fabulous Holiday Hair

Thank you Church & Dwight for sponsoring this conversation about Holiday Hair. I have the hardest time trying to come up with great holiday hair styles. For years, I pretty much just kept my hair the same way- long and boring. It’s too thick to do anything with. I straighten it sometimes, but that takes …

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Throwing a big bash on New Year's Eve? Don't spend all night in the kitchen! Whip up one of these easy New Year's Eve party food ideas & get mingling!

Quick & Simple New Year’s Eve Party Food Ideas

Looking for easy New Year’s Eve party food ideas that won’t have you stuck in the kitchen from the time the sun comes up until the big ball drops? We’ve gathered our favorite simple recipes that work fantastic as New Year’s Eve festive fare! The key to hosting a great party is offering a plethora …

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Don't bust your budget decorating for your big NYE bash! Check out our tips on how to find budget friendly New Year's Eve decorations for the home!

How To Find Budget Friendly New Years Eve Decorations For The Home

  Everyone loves throwing a great party and here are some of our favorite tips on How To Find Budget Friendly New Years Eve Decorations For The Home. Not only can you create an awesome party in our home, you can do so without breaking the bank.  New Years Eve is a special time to …

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The Gift of Comfort for a Hardworking Grandmother #WishesDelivered

The Gift of Comfort for a Hardworking Grandmother #WishesDelivered

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to share your wish for someone else in the UPS #WishesDelivered campaign. In case you need a refresher, during the holiday season, UPS is partnering with charities and …

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unBOX possibilities and help children in need with UNICEF survival gifts. These gift ideas truly give back to communities around the world and help inspire the spirit of social good in your own children.

unBOX Possibilities for Families in Need with UNICEF Canada Survival Gifts

Thank you Unicef Canada for sponsoring this conversation. I am honored to share the news about  the survival gifts. The madness of the holiday shopping season is officially here! Whether you were out at midnight on Black Friday trying to score the best deals in town before finally falling asleep in an aisle or madly clicking …

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Looking for the cutest free printable Christmas cards to help you save money this holiday season? We've rounded up our favorites! Check them out!

Where to Find the Prettiest Free Printable Christmas Cards

Every year we send out tons of cards to our family, but this year you can create some fun and unique Free Printable Christmas Cards.  We love these choices and how easy they make it to send everyone on your list a truly unique holiday card this year.  Printable cards for family, friends, coworkers, pets …

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Easy Christmas Recipes for Kids: Christmas Cookies

A Different Christmas Cookie Recipe for kids

Today we’re sharing one of our favorite new easy Christmas recipes for kids, but first, a story about how they came to be! Our first snow fall happened last Sunday. My daughter was so excited that she went outside and built her first snowman of the season. She wanted a dancing snowman. Doesn’t it look like …

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Ready to trim the tree with some of the cutest homemade Christmas ornaments? I can hardly wait to put mine up! The moment that turkey is cleaned up on Thanksgiving, my tree comes up from the garage to occupy its space in the middle of my dining room!

Trim Your Tree with Beautiful Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Ready to trim the tree with some of the cutest homemade Christmas ornaments? I can hardly wait to put mine up! The moment that turkey is cleaned up on Thanksgiving, my tree comes up from the garage to occupy its space in the middle of my dining room! While the process of getting my tree …

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Christmas Table Decorations

Gorgeous Christmas Table Decorations for Your Holiday Parties

  This year your family meal can become spectacular with these Gorgeous Christmas Table Decorations.  Not only do we have some simple ways to decorate your holiday dinner table, we have some fun crafts you and the kids can assemble with ease.  Don’t hesitate to put your own unique spin on each of these great …

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Christmas Recipes for Kids: Festive Fruit Crepe Cake fruit cake

Christmas Recipes for Kids: Fruit Crepe Cake

I could make Christmas recipes for kids all year long. They are fun, colorful and it is a great bonding time with my daughter. Are you looking for  cute Christmas recipes for kids that they can  help you make, enjoy eating and are healthy, then no look no more. Each week, I will be sharing with …

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Tips for Finding Gorgeous Cheap Christmas Ornaments: Finding cheap ornaments doesn't mean giving up on a beautiful tree! Christmas comes but one time year. Decorations can cost a pretty penny.

Where To Shop For Cheap Ornaments That Don’t Look It!

Finding cheap Christmas ornaments doesn’t mean giving up on a beautiful tree! Christmas comes but one time year.  Decorations can cost a pretty penny.  Trees are expensive whether you choose faux or real.  However, adorning your tree doesn’t have to break the bank!  You might have some ornaments that have been passed down and maybe …

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Confidence-Boosting Stocking Stuffers for Your Family

Confidence-Boosting Stocking Stuffers for Your Family

This post is brought to you by Church & Dwight. All opinions are mine. It’s that time of year again: extended hours, endless line-ups and overcrowded… everything. The festive holiday season is quickly approaching and the list of things-to-do is only growing. I don’t know about you, but I always have the hardest time deciding …

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When you are setting up your holiday decor this year, keep these Safety Tips For Christmas Tree Decorations. Not only do you want to keep yourself safe, you want to protect your kids, pets and your home

Safety Tips For Christmas Tree Decorations

When you are setting up your holiday decor this year, keep these Safety Tips For Christmas Tree Decorations.  Not only do you want to keep yourself safe, you want to protect your kids, pets and your home.  There are more house fires around the holidays than any other time of year.  Make sure to follow …

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I DARE You to Make Canada Better By Giving Along with Me #DareYou | Dare2Give

I DARE You to Make Canada Better By Giving Along with Me #DareYou

Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and I’m not just talking about our breathtaking views. I’m talking about our generous spirits. Did you know that, according to research, when asked why they give, most Canadians answered “because someone asked.” That’s it. No other reason aside from someone needed help and …

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How to find the best cheap Christmas lights

Choose the Best Christmas Lights On A Dime

How can you find Amazing yet cheap Christmas lights? Christmas lights are a staple of the holiday that anyone and everyone, regardless of your religious preference, can enjoy.  There are so many choices as well, small bulbs, large bulbs, white, blue, red, multi-colored, string lights, rope lights, net lights and so many more.  You have to …

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As we head into the holiday season, there are some people in our lives we struggle to buy for. This year we have come up with great Gift Ideas For Travelers that are sure to make your glove trotting friends thrilled to be your friend!

Satisfy Their Wanderlust with Gift Ideas for Travelers

As we head into the holiday season, there are some people in our lives we struggle to buy for.  This year we have come up with great Gift Ideas For Travelers that are sure to make your glove trotting friends thrilled to be your friend!  Those who love to travel, often scrimp on the luxury …

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Today most teens are into something in the technology world, and here are our top picks for Gift Ideas For Techy Teens! Not only are these full of the latest hot items in electronics,

Gift Ideas For Your Tech-Loving Teens

  Today most teens are into something in the technology world, and here are our top picks for Gift Ideas For Techy Teens!  Not only are these full of the latest hot items in electronics, but fun gadgets kids can enjoy playing with and learning from.  Invest in your kids tech desires this year with …

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Everyone always struggles with what to buy their grandparents, so we came up with these great Gift Ideas For Grandparents. Check them out.

Gorgeous Gifts Your Grandparents will Love!

  Everyone always struggles with what to buy their grandparents, so we came up with these great Gift Ideas For Grandparents.  Not only are they great themed gifts that will feature their kids, they are also fun for everyone.  Classic, different and fun all together in this great list of gift items sure to please …

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Celebrating Baby's first Christmas? Take a peak at those Unique Gift Ideas For Babies

5 Truly Unique Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Ready for some truly unique gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas? By truly unique, I mean they actually fit the definition of ‘unique.” We writers throw that word around a lot. I admit, I’m guilty of calling a really cool mass-market item “unique.” It’s not, though. In order for something to be unique, it can’t …

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Think Outside The Mug: Cute Gift Ideas For Teachers

Think Outside The Mug: Cute Gift Ideas For Teachers

Every year as the holidays approach, teachers everywhere dread the endless coffee mugs that will show up as gifts, but this year Think Outside The Mug with these Cute Gift Ideas For Teachers!  While mugs have their place in the world, after the first year of teaching they have more than enough on hand to …

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Five Fantastic Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Holidays

We’re sharing a few of our favorite last-minute gift ideas with you! While the post contains affiliate links, we only recommend items that we’d buy ourselves. With Christmas Eve just a week away, you’re running out of time to finish up your shopping! I don’t mean to pressure you here, but we’re in  “last-minute gift …

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Healthy Holiday Christmas Guide

A Christmas Collection: Your Guide to a Healthy Holiday!

Christmas is upon us! I don’t know about you, but it really snuck up on me this year! These great decorating, food, crafting, and shopping ideas will help you (and me!) get organized, and have a low-stress and healthy holiday. A Christmas Collection: Your Complete Guide to a Healthy Holiday! Gift Giving We shared dozens …

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Holiday Moments with Sprout

Celebrate those Special, Crazy Holiday MOMents! #SproutMOMent

The holiday season is crazy for everybody, but it’s a special kind of crazy for moms. Between the mad rush to find the hottest toy, the baking, the decorating and the holiday activities for kids, there is no lack of amusing, blood pressure-spiking memories being made. Sprout calls these experiences “Holiday MOMents.” I’ve had no …

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Mont-Tremblant during Christmas Holidays

Mont-Tremblant Village: Stunning during Christmas Holidays

With the Christmas Holidays only few away, I am sure you are looking for a nice place to visit and relax! I highly recommend Mont-Tremblant Village as a family destination for this holiday season! Not because it is located in my Province Quebec but because it is truly stunning during the Christmas holidays! I had …

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Save money dining on a dime

Dining on a Dime: How to Save Money on Food for Your Holiday Dinner

Can you believe the holiday season is here? It seems as though gathering around the dinner table and the holidays go hand in hand, so you can anticipate many holiday dinners and gatherings in your future. If you are wondering how to save money on your holiday dinner, all you need yo do is take …

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Childproof your Christmas Tree

How to childproof a Christmas tree

Christmas time is an exciting time and the whole family joins in decorating the Christmas tree. For every small child, the Christmas tree is one of the main attractions and opening the presents  under the tree is one of the favorite parts of the holiday season. Every year, thousands of those trees are bought and sold. You …

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Christmas Crafts for kids: Candy Cane

Crafty Canes: DIY Cereal Candy Canes Make Great Christmas Crafts for Kids

Doesn’t it seem like there is always something to do during the holidays? Whether it be addressing Christmas cards, wrapping gifts, or just checking off your lists, the small tasks can really add up. What you need is  fun and child friendly Christmas crafts for kids to keep your own little elves occupied while you get …

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Christmas Games for Kids

Christmas Games for Kids: Keep them Entertained During Holiday Parties!

If you’re having a holiday party this year, you’ll need some great ideas to keep the kids busy! There is no reason why you cannot throw a party for kids full of games. In fact, kids are really going to enjoy the Christmas party if they knew they have an exciting day to look forward …

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Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

Holidays are a special time, when families come close and bond with each other. This is also a great time for the kids to learn special values. Parents can take these as opportunities to teach their kids few important things while having them indulge in multiple crafts. Christmas craft ideas for kids that they are …

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Create A Handmade Gift Basket To Save Costs On Christmas Gifts

By DeAnna Troupe Christmas gifts can get really expensive. One way to cut down on these costs is to create your own handmade Christmas gift baskets. Handmade Christmas gift baskets can be the perfect solution for the person that seems to have everything already. The rest of this article will give you some tips on …

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How to Stay Healthy at Christmas

When it comes to eating at Christmas dinner, the terms low-fat, carb-conscious, and heart-healthy get tossed out the window. While there is no way to escape the calorie laden treats and eats of Christmas dinner, there are ways to avoid certain pitfalls when it comes to the annual feast. This holiday season, vow to stay healthy …

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