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Avoiding Awkward Moments Over the Holidays!

  The holiday season is the best season.  We all know that.. BUT..  I have two little boys,  I'm a realist.  I know the holiday season can also be filled with awkward moments.  My goal as a Southern hostess is to avoid those when possible.  I want my guests to feel welcome and I can do help that process by anticipating any potential situations that might arise. Teach your kids to express gratitude for every gift.  Maybe you aren't into…

The best Christmas movies!

The best Christmas movies! I've just created a list here with various age groups in mind.  I've put a star by them if I know they are available on Netflix! Curious George's - A Very Monkey Christmas* Frosty the Snowman* Elf Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Santa Clause Series Love Actually A Christmas Story The Christmas Card* Miracle on 34th Street* How the Grinch Stole Christmas Jingle All the Way Polar Express Christmas Carol Home Alone A Very Murray Christmas* The…

What to get mom for the holidays!

Moms take care of everyone and everything, seriously.  We all know that.  So, this year I have created a list of what moms want most for the holiday season.    Spa treatments- facials, massages, pedicures, and manicures.  (Moms need to get pampered, no?!) Hunter boots & Hunter Socks- because being practical can also be stylish! Insta-pot- Moms cook all the time, why not help her out? Fancy towels or sheets that mom wouldn’t normally feel comfortable buying for herself.  (Think…

My brunch hacks!

Between now and Christmas, I'm going to be sharing my hacks for making the holidays more simply without sacrificing fun.  This morning I'm talking about my brunch hacks!  Think Christmas morning breakfast, having friends over for brunch, or for that matter just a nice family breakfast.  These are just super simple recipes and tips to make your loved ones feel special! Use your "nice plates" am I the only person with a habit of saving my plates and cups for special…

Christmas Swag with Tiny Prints

We all know Tiny Prints makes fabulous invitations, cards, and photo gifts; but did you know they make absolutely adorable home décor products?  We got some stockings from Tiny Prints, and they are so darling!  I absolutely love the table runners they're selling too.  The stockings we got were extremely high quality, beautiful velour.  The photos Gift of Today Photography were absolutely perfect for the boy's stockings.  I love having their photo of them, since they can't read they can…

Holiday Bucket List 

I know a lot of us were waiting for the election to pass to get into the holiday spirit.  So as we prepare for Thanksgiving, Christmas, my husband's birthday, and the new year. I thought I would share our bucket list.  Send out Christmas cards  Have a friendsgiving  Attend the downtown lighting ceremony (we have never been before!!)  Decorate the tree and house  Have family holiday photos taken! Visit a tree farm. We don't get a fresh tree, but I'm…

Simplify the holidays and enjoy them more this year! My tips!

I cannot believe it is November!  Now, that Halloween is over with, it is time to start getting excited for the upcoming holidays.  These are extra special for my family this year, because it is our last holidays in our Midwest village.  Also exciting, we are hosting Christmas festivities in our house this year!!  I'm sharing my hacks for making the holidays less stressful, and more enjoyable. Order your Christmas cards early to save time and money!  Tiny Prints has…