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I have shared this tradition before but I got to talk about it with the Crafting Chicks and thought I would share it again here because it literally is my favorite gift tradition. Three years ago I was in the midst of buying presents for my boys and started feeling strongly that I was just…

1. Make Breakfast the night before. Here in Utah we have a delicious cafe called Kneaders Bakery. They have the most amazing french toast and I found the recipe and have been making it on every major holiday or birthday. It is always my kids number one breakfast request. It is so incredibly delicious and…

Need a last minute gift idea for your teachers or some else close to you? Look no father! I put together this little printable for all the teachers at our school from the Parent/teacher organization. I bought gift cards to our local soda shop Swig. They gave me cute cups and straws to go with…

Do you want to know how I willingly got my kids to save and not eat their Halloween Candy? It was pretty awesome! Not only did it cut down on their intake at the time but it also saved me so much money this Christmas season. Halloween night I went through their candy with them…

My friend Megan introduced us to this homemade Almond Roca and I was blown away you could make it yourself. It is now one of our favorite Christmas treats. We have one small problem…one of our boys has a nut allergy! So that got me thinking about what else we could use and so we…

Happy Monday everybody!  I love December and all the fun traditions and activites that come along with it!  You can see a full list of activities my family likes to do HERE, but here are a few favorites: – Write Santa a Letter – Watch Home Alone – Sledding and Hot Chocolate – See Nativity…

In full disclosure I must confess that my family doesn’t officially do stockings – we do boots!  Big, red & white ceramic Santa boots! It’s a tradition that my mother did with me and my siblings. About 5 years ago, my sister found ours boots and immediately me and my 3 older sisters all hurried…

As I shared last year in my original White Elephant Gift post, my husbands family does a big White Elephant Gift Exchange each year!  It’s one of the most fun parts of their Christmas party for us adults!  Some years we like to bring gifts that we know that no one wants and it’s fun…

I love hot chocolate. While I lived in Romania we didn’t have access to hot cocoa mix. But it was cold and so we learned to make it on our own with only 3 simple ingredients. Cocoa Sugar Milk Those 3 ingredients right there make the best hot cocoa ever! I love how pure and…

 My boys have re-discovered our Stamp Sets!  I shared a basic, everyday set of Alphabet Stamping Sheets a while back.  But, where it is the Holiday season, I decided to make my boys a Christmas Stamping Sheet Set.   They have been loving the stamps all over again!  It’s been fun, because Nathan is all over…