Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies {Blogmas Day 8}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing my top 10 favorite Christmas movies…

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In no particular order…

It’s a Wonderful Life – “An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.” – I absolutely love this movie! I always watch it with a box of tissues next to me, because it gets me every time.

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The Bishop’s Wife – “This Christmastime angelic intervention sparkles with good humor as Dudley the angel is sent to help a bishop and his wife survive their attempt to finance a new cathedral.” – Anything with Cary Grant in it is a good movie in my book!

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Christmas With The Kranks – “Fed up with the commercial aspects of Christmas, particularly all the money spent, and alone for the holiday for the first time in decades, as their daughter has just joined the Peace Corps, grumpy Luther Krank and his sweet wife, Nora, decide to skip Christmas this year and forgo the gifts, the tree, the decorations, the cards, the parties, and to spend the dollars saved on a 10-day Caribbean cruise.” – A funny Christmas movie for the whole family.

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas – “He’s a crabby Christmas hater (for some silly reason). Can this green-tinted meanie steal everyone’s holiday season?” – I love the Jim Carrey version of this classic story.

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White Christmas – “These song and dance men bring some holiday cheer to sunny Florida. And woo a couple of lovely ladies in the process.” – Good story line and the singing is wonderful!

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The Santa Claus 1 & 2 – “A bizarre twist of fate transforms a divorced dad into the new Santa.” – I’m not sure why i love these movies so much, but i do. Probably because Tim Allen is a comedic genius.

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Elf – “One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys Raised as an elf. Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world–in New York City.” – I can pretty much quote this entire movie!! It’s an all time family favorite!!

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A Christmas Carol – “When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas — but he must act on it before it’s too late.” – I just love this movie.

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Home Alone – “When little Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family’s home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return.” – Some of the language and stuff i am not a fan of in this movie, but it’s a classic and i grew up watching it, so it made the list.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – “The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in this latest “Vacation” outing, the third and most successful of the series.” – This is another one that i can pretty much quote the entire movie.

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What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

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10 Things To Buy At The Dollar Store

Who doesn’t love dollar stores?! You walk in and feel that wonderful feeling that you can buy anything in that store, without breaking the bank.

I don’t visit the dollar store that often, but when I do here are the 10 things I stock up on…

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  1. Envelopes
  2. Bandages – My store always has a fun assortment of character bandages that my kids love.
  3. Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  4. Greeting cards – Some of the greeting cards are 2 for $1!!
  5. Wrapping Paper
  6. Candles
  7. Teaching Supplies – Classroom posters, workbooks, stickers, etc.
  8. Sponges
  9. Kitchen tools – Measuring cups, serving spoons, etc.
  10. Party supplies – Balloons, table covers, streamers, etc.

What are your favorite products to buy at the dollar store?

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Fall Favorites 2018

Fall is in full force over here; cool mornings, pleasantly warm/sunny afternoons, and chilly evenings. After surviving a very hot and dry summer (we haven’t had a good rainy day since late May/early June), i’m so loving this fall weather. Bring on the cooler temps and *hopefully soon* rainy days.

Just in case you live in an area of the country where it doesn’t feel like fall yet, I thought today i’d share with you some of my fall favorites which can help get that fall like feeling even if it’s 90 degrees outside…

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Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Apple Cider Multi-Surface Spray – No i’m not affiliated with Grove Collaborative, and this post is not sponsored by them. I didn’t even buy this from them. I just happened to be strolling through the isles of Target, you know like any Mom does, when there i saw it. The most beautiful display of Fall scented cleaners. I had the difficult choice of choosing between Pumpkin and Apple Cider, i choose Apple Cider and i believe i choose correctly. This stuff smells amazing and works great! When we use it the whole house starts smelling like fall.

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Autumn Set of 6 Premium Fragrance Oils – These are fragrance oils not essential oils, but if you add a few drops to a diffuser they make your whole house smell amazing! I especially love the Apple scent.

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Artificial Autumn Flowers – Why have i not discovered these before? I bought some at Michael’s a few weeks ago and i am in love with them. They add a bright pop of color and on the plus side i don’t have to worry about watering them or them dying.

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Starbucks Drinks – Pumpkin Spice Latte or Salted Caramel Mocha are both great drinks to have you feeling like it’s fall. Or you could make your own PSL at home, this recipe looks yummy!

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap – If you missed my blog post on how i made it, you should really check it out. All it takes is a few ingredients and like 10 minutes to make some wonderfully fall smelling homemade soap. {link to read that blog post here —>DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap}

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Autumn Dinner Plates – I found these last year at Walmart on clearance, they were only $1 each. I bought the remaining 4 they had. They are so cute and i just feel like they add a little something extra to the dinner table.

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That’s it, those are some of my fall favorites. I hope you enjoyed reading about my favorites.

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March Favorites

Hi Guys!

I have some great favorites from March that i can’t wait to share with you all today.march favs

Kisses From Katie was by far my favorite book i read in March, heck it’s now one of my favorite books of all time. It was so life changing good! Seriously, if you haven’t read it yet, read it!

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And because we have been looking for a house, i have to share my favorite app that helped in the house hunting journey. The Realtor App is amazing. You can enter in all your search criteria (4 beds, 2 baths, 2000 square feet, location, etc.) and it will give you a list of all the houses that meet that criteria. And one of the major reasons i loved it so much, was i felt like it updated (and gave more information, i.e. contingent houses, etc.) quicker than Zillow does.

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Remember how i gave up coffee for February? Well, sadly i started drinking coffee again in March. However, i’m drinking it without my old usual half-n-half. I started using coconut milk creamer and although its totally different from half-n-half, so don’t go pick some up thinking “ah this will be just like drinking coffee with half-n-half”, it’s not too bad.

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The Greatest Showman…. Best movie ever! Greatest soundtrack ever! Need i say more?! I’ve have been totally obsessed with the movie since it came out on Amazon Prime March 20th.  I went a bought the soundtrack like a week later. Love, love, love it!

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I bought the Quieting Your Heart: 6-Month Prayer Journal almost a year ago, and i’m just now getting into using it. I’ve been enjoying it a lot lately, it’s been a great place to write down what’s been in my heart. I’m totally a pen and paper kinda gal, so this works great for me.

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That’s it! Those are my favorites for March! Hope you enjoyed hearing all about them. Leave me a comment, and let me know what your favorite things are right now!

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Easter Books & Movies

Hi Guys!

Easter is only 6 days away! Can you believe that?! Are you ready yet? I haven’t done ANY shopping at all. Whoops! I really need to get on that.

However, in the meantime i can feel like a person who is somewhat on top of things, by reading Easter books and watching Easter movies with my kids. So today i am sharing some of my favorites with you all…

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I’ll start with books first:

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Now for the movies:

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I’ve linked all the books, so you can easily find them on Amazon.

For the movies, i checked first to see if they were on Netflix for instant streaming, but unfortunately they are NOT. I did link all the movies so you can find them on Amazon, which if you have Amazon Prime, they are all available for Rent or Buy.

What’s your favorite Easter books/movies? I’d love to hear your picks in the comments!

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