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3 Tips for How to Use Halloween Candy

3 Tips for How to Use Halloween Candy

Note:  First shared in 2013, this sponsored post for Hershey’s is your secret to Halloween candy management 101! Plan your post trick or treat candy strategy now and you’ll be all set by November 1st! Once Halloween has come and gone, its time to answer the  really big questions in life like what do you […]

Comments   |   Fall, Halloween, Kids, New This Week, Party
Shortcuts for an Easy Halloween

Shortcuts for an Easy Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, I’m all about shortcuts that keep my holiday to-do list running smoothly while we actually focus on the fun.  And having special traditions goes a long way to to knock out a variety of Halloween activities in one fell swoop.  At it’s most basic, each year we dedicate a day for pumpkin carving […]

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Halloween Traditions and How to Boo

Halloween Traditions and How to Boo

With just a week until Halloween, it’s time to get your Boo on!  Booing is a fabulous Halloween tradition that we’ve celebrated with neighbors for years, both when our children were much younger in Virginia and now here in North Carolina as they’ve grown older. Its a family activity that everyone enjoys which speaks volumes since they span elementary […]

How to Organize Halloween Decor

How to Organize Halloween Decor

Just case you didn’t know, in this house we absolutely love Halloween! This year I’ve been refreshing our decor inside and out and I’m loving the look we currently have.  For inside decor, my biggest change has been to decorate our hall bench area.  For years I totally overlooked how this spot could highlight seasonal […]

Organize Your House with a Fall Checklist

Organize Your House with a Fall Checklist

  Fall is here and its time to organize your house with a Fall Checklist!  For my family, Fall is when we kick things into high gear to get big projects done. With kids who play outdoor sports all Spring and Summer long, its just not likely I’m going to get much done any other […]

4th of July Weekend Getaway ~ Wilmington and Beaches, NC

4th of July Weekend Getaway ~ Wilmington and Beaches, NC

The 4th of July begs for a weekend getaway and because this year it falls on a Friday, I couldn’t be more tempted to load up my family and hit the road.  Living in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC, we are within a two hour drive to some of North Carolina’s best beaches and I can honestly say there’s […]

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

Easy July 4th desserts and crafts are my sweet spot.  We are blessed to have wonderful neighbors and for the better part of the last 8 years have spent every July 4th at our neighborhood pool followed by driveway sparklers and all kinds of easy fireworks fun.  Thanks to our mutually busy schedules, we never […]

5 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

5 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

Looking for fun but easy summer picnic recipes for Memorial Day Weekend? As you kick off the summer and gather with friends and family, here are a few of my favorite picnic recipes from the always clever folks at Spoonful.com.  Easy to make and sure to please, these are perfect for you to share a […]

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7 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Last minute and Mother’s Day Gift Ideas don’t seem like they should go together but honestly? Often times they just do.  This is my 18th Mother’s Day and over the years I’ve had all kinds of special (and not so special) Mother’s Day gifts and celebrations.  Years when my husband had to travel for work or one of […]

229 comments   |   Gifts, Giveaway, Mother's Day
Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away and it’s time to make sure you have a shot at getting a fabulous gift.  To know me is to know that when it comes to special days, I’m all about making it easy for my people to give me what I want.  Really.  It’s okay to […]