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How to Make Christmas Magic

It’s that time of the year, and if you ask me – it’s the best time of the year It is the warmest, most beautiful,  most emotional and the most spiritual time of the year -Christmas ! Unfortunately over the years it has become the most expensive and most stressful . There is constant pressure […]

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Salt Dough Christmas Crafts

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year! There’s nothing like a cold winter night cuddled up on the sofa with the fireplace going, sipping a cup of hot cocoa with the Christmas tree lights illuminating the room. Growing up, my mom had a tradition. Each year she’d get my brother and I a new […]

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When You’re the ‘Small’ Family for the Holidays

The holidays bring about memories of everyone gathered under one roof, sharing presents and meals, laughter and cheer. Our home is a little more quiet and our place settings are fewer. The day is still special, yes; but far more simple. You see, we’re on the opposite side of the country from the rest of […]

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How to Have a “Minimalist” Christmas

Okay, Mamas. This is an upfront disclaimer that I am a “minimalist in-progress.” Can we just agree that there is a middle-ground somewhere between shaming people who have throw pillows and keeping every book you’ve ever read? Maybe room for a family still clinging to their dying DVD collection, but intentionally inching towards minimalist living? […]