DIY Farmhouse Family Ornaments
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DIY Ornaments: Family Farmhouse Style for Christmas

Christmas is most definitely my favorite time of year. I don’t decorate for every holiday, but I go all out for Christmas. My favorite style is modern farmhouse, even though it is a total cliche since I live in Southern California. So when I saw a set of white ornaments with holiday words on them I fell in love…however, not so much with the price. Then I thought, I can totally DIY those ornaments. So I did, but I added a twist. I put the first name of each of our family members on them instead. Check out these sweet farmhouse style DIY ornaments and make a set for your family tree.

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4 gift rule planner +ideas
DIY Blog

4 Gift Rule + Printable Gift Tracker to Help You Stick to It

Our family has gone by the 4 gift rule during Christmas for a few years now. We have 5 kids so it helps to keep our budget reasonable and our kids are always satisfied with what they are given. I’ll tell you how we use the rule, how I plan, and give you a FREE 4-gift rule printable planning page to make it easy to keep track of it all. Also, I’ll be sure to mention some of the gifts that have been a hit, and classic ideas that are always good choices.

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Man Gift Ideas
DIY Blog

Gift Ideas for Your Guy that will Make Him Feel Like a Man

Give your guy that manly feeling with these gift ideas that are sure to make him puff out his chest with pride. Not only will he love opening up a present he can use, but it will give his man confidence a boost too. Check out our list and impress your man with the one that fits him best.

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Birthday card + genius gift ideas
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Printable Birthday Cards + Genius Gift Ideas

You know those times when you just totally spaced that you needed to buy someone a birthday card, and your schedule is so jam-packed that you can’t make it to the store? I tend to procrastinate and getting a birthday card is generally one of the things I put off the most. Even if I know a birthday is coming up I wait until the last minute to pick up a gift and card. Usually, that will send me into panic mode while I try to find the perfect present. So to avoid the scrambling I created three different printable birthday cards that I could print off at home when I found myself in a jam, and I’m giving away to my readers .

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DIY Blog, Mom Mindset

7 Ways to Turn a Bad Mom Day Around

You know the days I’m talking about Mommas. The ones when all you do is scold your children, or at least it feels that way. They are the days when you look around your house and feel as if you will never get caught up with all the laundry, or picking up toys scattered in every nook and cranny. The days you are constantly running late and just can’t seem to get it together. Perhaps, you didn’t have your best moment when you lost it in the grocery store check out line because the incessant whining for candy finally got to you. We all have those days. Needless to say, mom-hood is not all sunshine and rainbows. However, I’ve got some things for you to do to beat the mom guilt and frustration, and get you back to knowing that you are more than enough for your children, and a bad day is just a bad day.

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For moms: Those Days
DIY Blog, Family, Mom Mindset

For Moms: There Will Be Those Days

As a mom of teenage kids down to toddler I can experience a whole array of child related occurrences in a single day. I know the days are long and sometimes, perhaps often, challenging and exhausting. Correction, always exhausting.  By the end of the day and after all of them are safe and warm in their beds it’s about all I can do to drag myself through the rest of my to-do list. From sun up til sun down my day is full of an endless number of tasks. I am doing the thing that are by no means glamorous or exciting, but rather necessary, although not uncommon. It is the call of duty taken on by many mothers, every single day, for each and every one of their children. So this is for moms, because although those days are long, the years are short.

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Holiday Outfits
Beauty, DIY Blog

Jaw-Dropping Holiday Outfits You Should Dare to Wear

Isn’t it great when an outfit comes together in perfect harmony? Because it’s no secret we all want to look good for those special occasions and holiday events. The problem is finding the time to shop for our ideal ensemble. Even cruising the internet these days gives us so many options its overwhelming. So to help ease the stress of life, I put together ten fantastic and eye-popping holiday outfits ready for the picking, and the clicking, to make you look and feel your absolute best this season.

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Laugh Out Loud Mom Quotes
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Mom Quotes that Will Have You Laughing Out Loud

Sometimes it’s best not to take life too seriously, especially mom life. It’s the only place where it is universally okay to be obsessed with someone’s feet, where you can be driven to the brink of insanity one haphazardly placed LEGO at a time, and where you can suddenly have your heart melted when someone’s little hand finds your own. In the days when sleep can come at a premium and worry is plentiful, keep the mood light with these hilarious mom quotes that will have you literally laughing out loud.

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Thanksgivings decorations header
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Thanksgiving Decorations: DIY Place Cards Tutorial + Template

If you are hosting Thanksgiving, you’re table is the the most prominent spot of the day. The feast is the star, of course, but it needs to have a simple, yet beautiful setting to complete it. Any little touches you can do to make it your own add that much more meaning to a day that is filled with gratitude and loved ones. That is why I adore these DIY Thanksgiving place cards to add to your table setting. They have a modern farmhouse style and tie in the act of gratitude by giving each guest a spot to jot down their blessings. Plus, they are easy and inexpensive to make, and you can download my free template. I will also give you some eye catching ideas for farmhouse style Thanksgiving decorations and table settings, just because. 😉

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Shape the energy balls
DIY Blog, Food

Healthy Snack Recipe: Cinnamon Pecan Energy Balls

Our family makes energy balls as a healthy snack on a regular basis. I usually whip up a basic recipe and even if its a double batch, it doesn’t last long because these little things are like tiny morsels of snack heaven. Since variety is the spice of life I mix it up sometimes with a new combo. My husband loves pecans and because I generally cater to our children when it comes to snack making, I decided to make up a batch that was especially for him. Unfortunately for daddy, all of our kids like his cinnamon pecan energy balls 😉 Mom tried. See how fast yours disappear and make some of your own with our recipe below.

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