Graham Cracker “Gingerbread” Houses {Blogmas Day 15}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing a fun take on gingerbread houses, Graham Cracker houses…

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This is an easy project, here’s what you will need…

  • Graham Crackers
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Assorted candies & sprinkles

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I place some frosting on the bottom of a paper plate. Then i start adding the graham crackers and frost each side of them as i add them to the house.

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I don’t worry about it looking nice and neat, because you need the frosting all over the house for the candies and sprinkles to stick to it.

And that’s it, once you have assembled the house, have the kids decorate it however they want to.

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Then enjoy eating the masterpieces!

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Gift Basket Ideas {Blogmas Day 14}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing a few different gift basket ideas i have found, that i think are pretty cool! I love gift baskets, because they look so fancy, yet they are super easy to make. You could even make some gift baskets with all things from the dollar store, which makes them super affordable gifts!

So without further ado, here are some different gift basket ideas…

Hot Chocolate Gift Basket – This one, which i found on DIY Network, is super cute!

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Ice Cream Sundae – This one from, Smashed Peas and Carrots, looks really fun!

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Men’s Bath & Body Basket – Shopping for men can be kinda hard, this basket from Living La Vida Holoka, looks like it would be a great idea for any man in your life.

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Sugar Cookie Basket – This basket from, A Cherry On Top, looks super easy to make and would be a great gift for anyone!

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Family Game Night Basket – How fun is this basket?!

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and last, but not least….

Bark Buster Gift Basket for Dogs – This one you order online, but i think you could make something similar for way cheaper.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and be sure to check back again tomorrow for more Blogmas!!

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Holiday Blues {Blogmas Day 13}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m talking with about holiday blues, which is something i struggle with most years.

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Most years we don’t get to spend the holidays with my parents, and without them here with us for the holidays it can make me feel down and make it feel as though it’s just another day.

I can also get so caught up in; buying all the presents, wrapping all the presents, baking all the cookies, etc… that i just start to feel burnt out.

So between not being with family and having to do all the things, i start having not much Christmas spirit.

Here is how i try to not feel so down…

  1. I keep in contact with my parents. –  Even though they won’t be here physically, i can at least call them up and hear their voices. Just laughing with my mom on the phone can take away a sad/down day for me.
  2. I don’t do it all at once. – Shopping for gifts, wrapping gifts, etc. I spread it out in chunks, so it’s not as overwhelming.
  3. I take more ‘me time’ during the holidays. – Long baths, crocheting, etc. Just spending a few extra minutes here and there doing something that makes me happy helps lift my spirits during the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
  4. I do a lot of my shopping online. – Stores stress me out even more, so doing a lot of my shopping online takes away a lot of holiday stress for me.

That’s how i handle holiday blues. I’d love to hear your tips/tricks on how to beat the holiday blues!

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My Wish List {Blogmas Day 12}

Hi Guys!

For day 12 of Blogmas, i’m sharing what’s on my wish list this Christmas. My kids and husband have been asking me over and over what i want for Christmas, and it’s always difficult for me to come up with things.

My husband and I buy what we need throughout the year, and when it comes to Christmas we usually only buy each other 1-2 things so that way we each have a least something to unwrap.

So you will see my wish list is short and i’m more of a practical gift giver, so there’s not really anything fun on my list. But i thought i would share anyways in case someone is needing some ideas.

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So without further ado here is my wish list this year…

  1. 2019 Planner – I really loved using my happy planner this year, it’s so useful!

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2.  Pens – I love these pens so much, and use them daily.

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3. Bullet Journal – I bought one last year, but would love to start fresh with a new one in 2019.

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4. Lettering and Modern Calligraphy – I really want to get better at handwriting and i think doing something like this would help and also be fun at the same time.

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5. Tea Infuser – I shared this the other day in my Quirky Gifts idea post, and i really want one. My husband and i have been drinking more tea lately, that i think this would be a  fun addition to tea time.

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That’s all on my wish list this year, i know it’s mostly boring office products, but that’s what i like.

What’s on your wish list this year?

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Christmas Printables {Blogmas Day 4}

Hi Guys!

Today I’m sharing something I think is really fun! I’ve done lots of searching and i’ve come up with some fun Christmas printables from around the web.

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I hope you have enjoyed this post. What’s your favorite Christmas printable?

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What I’m Reading In December {Blogmas Day 2}

Hi Guys!

Normally i put up a reading list for what the kids and me are reading each month, however this month i’m doing it a little bit differently.

Today i’m sharing what i’m reading in December, and tomorrow i’ll share what the kids are reading.

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Here are the books i’m reading this month:

 

What are you reading this month?

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Thanksgiving Traditions

I can tell you about a handful of Christmas traditions my family had growing up, however I can’t think of one Thanksgiving tradition we had other than eat the normal Thanksgiving traditional foods.

Immediately, once i started my own family, I knew I wanted to have some Thanksgiving traditions for my family. Although, we haven’t come up with much, I thought i would share our family’s Thanksgiving traditions.

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  1. We make pies the night before Thanksgiving; Pumpkin, Lemon meringue, and Chocolate pies.
  2. On Thanksgiving, we eat a light breakfast, and snack throughout the day until the main feast which we serve around 4:00 in the afternoon.
  3. We play games, either board games/card games or video games, together as a family.
  4. We get outside, we usually take a walk to burn off all the food we have eaten.
  5. The day after Thanksgiving we put up our Christmas tree.

That’s it, those are our family’s Thanksgiving traditions. What are your family’s traditions?

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