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Mom’s Night In with Everything Wine

As a parent of two young children, gone are the days (or should I say nights) out on the town until two in the morning, dancing and drinking with friends. These have been replaced with family movie nights, playing card games and earlier bedtimes, as we all know kids don’t grasp sleeping in the morning after mom and dad have had a night out. Continue Reading

Easy Drink Recipe | Gin and Tonic Recipe | Summer Cocktail
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Summer Slush Gin and Tonics

Like many, my alcoholic beverage of choice during the summer is a delicious gin and tonic. Something about the cocktail served over ice that is completely refreshing and satisfying when the weather is extra hot. Continue Reading

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TSHL Turns 1!

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I first shared my blog with the world. Of course, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to mark ‘This Sweet Happy Life’ turning one!

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Free Summer Bucket List Printable
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Celebrate Summer with Free “Summer Bucket List” Printable

School is out and summer vacation has officially begun. Bring on the sunshine, sunglasses, sandals, BBQs,  bonfires, beaches and trips to the pool! So much fun to be had and so little time to fit it all in. I am always amazed at how fast the 8 weeks goes before school is back in session, so this year we are making a list of everything we want to do.

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Party with My Peeps Easter Brunch

One of my favorite memories as a child was from Easter: My mom and neighbor decided to organize and host a morning full of Easter activities. It included an egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and was topped off with a full on parade. All the neighborhood kids marched down the streets around our house while donning their Easter best (complete with homemade bonnets and batons) alongside a wagon blasting music. Despite this being over 20 years ago now, it still brings a smile to my face thinking about all the fun we had.

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Unique Baby Shower Games | Baby Shower Ideas | Baby Shower Activity | Baby Shower Inspiration | Girl Baby Shower
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Three Unique Baby Shower Activities

I don’t know about you, but I have a number of friends who are having babies or are pregnant. So, ’tis the season for baby showers! In my time, I have attended a number of baby celebrations. I have witnessed the opening of many parcels and played an abundance of activities involving diapers. At my friend’s Oh-So-Sweet Cherry Baby Shower last year, I wanted to switch things up a bit, so we went with a few new games I had not seen done before. They were fun and received a great response, so I’m passing them along in hopes that you too can be inspired. Continue Reading

Just Dance Birthday | Black and White Birthday Party | Monochrome Dessert Table | Three Year Old Birthday Party
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Just Dance Monochrome Third Birthday Party

In the last year, my daughter and I started going to “Mom and Me Ballet” classes. It was evident from her first couple of sessions that she loved the music and movement. Thereafter, she could often be found twirling or singing around the house. So it was a no brainer when I decided to throw a dance party to celebrate her turning three.

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Rice Krispie Sprinkle Donuts Recipe | Easy Dessert Table Recipe
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Sprinkled Rice Krispie Donuts

When I host a kids party, I always like to try one new recipe and add it to the dessert table. Inspired by a post I saw on Instagram, for my daugther’s party I thought I would test out sprinkled Rice Krispie treats shaped like donuts. Most know, I am a fan of Rice Krispie treats because they are fast and easy to make and they are always a hit with the children. But this new variation takes it to a whole new level and were a hit among party goers, so I thought it was a must share.

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