Children

DIY $1 Nutcracker Ornaments

Ornaments can be crazy expensive, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a skimpy tree or a tree full of balls; it just means you need to have your eyes open. The Dollar Tree has adorable 8″ nutcrackers for $1 that I have made into ornaments that look gorgeous on my nine foot tree. And if the stigma of something from a Dollar Store gives you pause, bear in ...

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Gifts for the Home: (Low-priced Lighting Options I Like)

My radar is always on for just about any product you can imagine. That’s why when I received an email asking for some low-priced lighting options, I had a couple of options handy that I think are lovely. And with the holiday season upon us, they also make thoughtful gifts priced at $25, $40 and $50, which is why I thought I would share my picks: Same product, different picture. I’m not sure ...

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A New Rug: Men, Kids, Dogs and Nice Things Don’t Mix

Good news: after the kids and dogs did all the damage they could to our family room area rug, we got a new one! After I did the post Fifty Shades of Grey, I inspired myself. There are two rooms on our first floor that could use my attention, but our family room really needed a new rug asap! The nice thing about grey is that it is a neutral – the new ...

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Call Off the Search Party – I AM Alive ;-)

Where did the time go and where the heck have I been?!?!? With my little ones on winter vacation I took some time off  – and my blogging, which I normally do during at night, got interrupted by this debacle: Every. Single. Night!!! Now add one more dog at my feet…. and another one on the velvet sofa at the end of the bed, because obviously the floor is beneath him 😉 And…two cats creating havoc in my room. ...

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What To Do for a Child’s December Birthday Party

If you have a child that is born in December, celebrating with a party can be quite a challenge. Before I had children, one of my friends told me that children’s parties were very “competitive” these days, which at the time struck me as odd and I thought that he may be exaggerating. Nope. He was right … or maybe it’s just here. My children are invited to parties with ...

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