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Cupcake Kiss Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

On a recent trip to the US, my first stop was of course Target. In usual fashion, I spent hours, perusing the aisles, buying a number of things I probably didn’t need. Not surprisingly, I spent the most time in the the seasonal holiday area stocking up an all things Valentine’s Day.

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Winter Pancakes and PJ Party

Before Christmas, my mom usually hosts an open house to get some family friends together to celebrate the season. With a busy December, the schedule didn’t allow for it to happen, yet we still wanted a reason to get together and catch up. We also came across the cutest pajamas that just needed to be bought, and they presented the perfect snowman theme. Low and behold, the Pancakes and PJs party came about.  Continue Reading

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Santa Rice Krispie Treats

Recently we were attending a holiday potluck, and I wanted to bring a festive, kid-friendly dessert. I had also heard that Kellogg’s had a campaign running over the holidays called “Treats for Toys”. The basis was that you could create a treat with your child, post a picture of it, and each photo shared would result in Kellogg’s donating a toy to the Salvation Army. Of course, I love a good cause, and I knew my son would really enjoy creating something. Continue Reading

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Gift Ideas for the West Coast Dad

If you are like me, my husband is the last person that I consider when buying Christmas gifts. After organizing presents for the children, grandparents, friends, and other family members, my number one guy is usually forgotten, or I scramble to get him something last minute. Continue Reading

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5 Tips for the Holiday Family Photos

The year was 1984. I was five and my little brother was one. It was then we were put in matching outfits and subjected to our first Christmas photo shoot. For the next 32 years, my mom has upheld this annual tradition, with our photographs including the entire family, with spouses, kids, and pets being added as our clan has grown. Continue Reading

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No-Carve Pushpin Pumpkins

A small confession: My organized, clean-obsessed, Virgo self just isn’t a fan of carving pumpkins. While I do have fond childhood memories of my dad constructing elaborate pumpkin creations, I myself haven’t really attempted to do so in my adult life, especially since having kids. Who wants to have little hands intertwined with sharp carving tools and messy pumpkin innards?
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Olympics Birthday Party

From a young age, my son has had an interest in sports. I think it is his father’s influence and his genuine love for numbers and keeping score. You can often find him running, jumping, and kicking/throwing a ball. Continue Reading

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Beyoncé Bachelorette

One of my closest friends from university was getting married last summer, and of course, other than the wedding, I was most excited about planning a fun bachelorette weekend with the other bridesmaids. With a couple stagettes already under our belt—including the typical girls’ night out with a few too many references to the male anatomy—we wanted to keep this one classy and unique. Continue Reading

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Oh-So-Sweet Cherry Baby Shower

I was beyond thrilled when one of my closest friends became pregnant with her first child earlier this year. She had always wanted to be a mom and I was excited to watch her in this new role. And of course, I couldn’t wait to spoil her and the baby, as she had done the same when my kids were born.

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