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Star Wars Gift Ideas for the Ultimate Fan

Shopping for someone who knows the imperial march theme song, or enjoys debating ewoks, wookies, and jar jar binks? Is the force strong with a loved one you know? This holiday season is the perfect opportunity to surprise them with a gift that represents their loyalties in the empire. Which side will you choose? Affiliate …

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DIY Christmas Holiday Flashlight Projections Craft

This past fall I created a popular post about using my Cricut Explore™ (affiliate link) to make a DIY Halloween Flashlight Projection craft. Now I’ve created a new set for Christmas thanks to a request from a reader! The stencils I created are made to fit these Rayovac LED Flashlights or any 2″ diameter flashlight. You can find the …

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues – More Family Tradition Fun!

Christmas season is the perfect time to create memories and begin lasting family traditions. One tradition from my own childhood which I mentioned before is a Christmas Scavenger Hunt. My daughters now love following the scavenger hunt clues, and my husband still creates a hunt for me to enjoy as well! Enjoy using these Christmas …

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Gift Guide for the Whole Family: Holiday Shopping Ideas

Jingle bells, candy canes, spruce trees, cookies, and shopping?! December is here and many of us will hit the stores or the internet to buy the perfect gifts for our loved ones. In case you’re looking for some inspiration, I’ve compiled this gift guide that has great gift ideas for the whole family including some …

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Countdown for Christmas Book Reading Tradition

Sneak peek surprises today! I’ve got the inside scoop on the new Christmas book and interactive toy that Hallmark created for this upcoming Christmas season. These products won’t be available until November 1st, so I’m excited that I get to be one of the first to show them off. One of the reasons I requested …

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Stocking Up on the Best Toys? Free Printable Christmas Gift Tracker

Did you know that it’s only nine weeks until Christmas!? I know we still have Halloween and Thanksgiving coming, but Christmas will be here before we know it. Today I’m sharing a free printable that will help you as you start to shop for all the best toys and gifts for your family members. Shopping …

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Christmas Wrapping Ideas: Number Mystery

Christmas is fast approaching and I just came up with an idea for our girls that I couldn’t wait to share. Last year my darling Faith guessed one of her gifts based on it’s shape. She has a gift with spatial recognition and knew the box that was wrapped was shaped just like a Lego …

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Christmas Pretzels: Holiday Treats

Here’s a little tidbit about me, I love chocolate covered pretzels! I’m not a big dessert person, but chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate chip cookies are some of the few treats I’ll freely inhale. Recently I was able to share my own chocolate Christmas pretzels treat over at my friend’s blog, Capturing Joy with Kristen …

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt

One of my favorite childhood traditions was the scavenger hunt for gifts. Sometimes for birthdays and often for Christmas, my parents would create clues that would lead me to my gift. My husband knew this and began the tradition amongst ourselves early in our marriage. Now that our kids are older we’re planning to begin …

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5 Ideas for Collecting Books for Christmas Reading Tradition

If you’re a Pinterest lover, like myself, you’ve probably seen those great ideas of reading 25 books for Christmas. You wrap 25 books for Christmas, then unwrap & read one each night. I fell in love with the idea right away! However, after searching my daughters’ rooms I only found about 8 Christmas books. Of …

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DIY Christmas Ornament: Stuffed Suitcase Travel Memories

Today is my very first crafty post for my family travel & family life blog! I am taking part in the No Ugly Ornament 2013 series organized by My Very Educated Mother. And what should a travel blogger make for a DIY Christmas ornament?. Why, a suitcase of course! I purchased two jewelry gift boxes …

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