My elf has arrived thanks to my wonderful in-laws who gave him to me as an early Christmas present. I am so excited to share a new Christmas tradition with my children this year, and blog about the naughty and fun things that he will do each night as we “Count Down the Days Until Christmas“. Now it’s time to come up with a name for my Elf. Read more at: Uplifting…Continue
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Yesterday, I showed you guys our outdoor garlands. Well – I showed you one of ouroutdoor garlands. Since I still don’t have an extension cord to plug them in, I really don’t have a completely finished project to show you. But all in due time, my friends: the hubs is working on re-organizing the garage. Which means that I should have an…Continue
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Sensational Saturday it is sensational to read interesting things and improve your skills as a blogger and as an entrepreneur.
Each Sensational Saturday I am going to give you some great articles on blogging and business that I have found interesting during the past week. Be sure to check both sets of articles, there is often relevant overlap!
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Happy Thanksgiving to you all! If you fancy trying a different kind of Turkey this year, I've got a recipe for you from my new cookbook A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey...
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Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday where I link up with Susanna Leonard Hill’s fantastic group of picture book writers, illustrators, librarians and others who contribute a picture book review.
Before I get to the picture book review, I wanted to share some thoughts about parenting.
Last night, my husband and I enjoyed watching an old Andy Griffith Show from the 1961 season…”…Continue
Added by Vivian Kirkfield on November 24, 2012 at 12:04am — No Comments
As we approach the holiday season, remember to celebrate your mother and moms you admire by purchasing fab mom t-shirts today. In addition to showing your mom just how much you care, fab mom will donate a portion of your t-shirt purchase to Peace Place this holiday season. Peace Place is an organization that supports moms and children in crisis. Let your fab mom know that her t-shirt has made a difference.
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Happy day after Thanksgiving! Yesterday, we gave thanks. This morning, I sat around and appreciated two of the things I’m thankful for (besides my amazing hubs): my little moose and my big moose. Aka RJ and Lucy. The three of us sat around – well, these two slept and mama worked, but still: we did it from the couch. My plan was to brave Black Friday around ten – because there were some awesome little shoes I wanted to pick up for the little guy – but then it snowed last…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on November 23, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments
Sally is a stay at home mom to her newborn infant. She planned on exclusively breastfeeding her baby; however, one day Jacob decided to skip a feeding. When Sally was pregnant, she never researched breast pumps or what to do in case she ended up with engorged breasts. She wasn’t prepared when her breasts became engorged and they began hurting.
Learn more at: Uplifting…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
As we were ushering our children and their grandparents into cars to go to the 39th Annual Turkey Bowl – a tradition my husband has been a part of since the early 1990s – Jeff spied me slipping a notebook into my parka. “Oooohhhh!” he exclaimed, shaking his head. “I thought your zeal for my participation was somewhat atypical.”
When we first dated, I encouraged my husband to play in this Thanksgiving Day touch football game with a group of fellows he once lived with in…Continue
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** The world would be a lot happier if everyone ate Thanksgiving dinner in their pajamas.
** Chuck E. Cheese is totally a rat, not a mouse -- am I right or am I right?
** That stupid Taylor Swift song is never ever ever gonna get out of my damn head.
** "Benign" is truly a magical word.
** A successful…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 23, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments
Now that Thanksgiving is over and you’re home from all that Black Friday shopping, you know what you want to do. No, not take a nap. Not wrap all those holiday gifts. You want to decorate for Christmas, duh! And where better to start than by putting up some garlands. Right? I thought so.
Let’s start with the outdoor ones first – since it’s freezing in the frigid tundra today, you probably want to get these out of the way first!
I have two banisters on our front…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on November 23, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments
Each Fantastic Friday throughout the month of November has been dedicated to the work//home balancing act. Previous articles have covered the plan fail dichotomy and balancing work vacations and school schedules, and…Continue
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On Saturday, November 24, small businesses across the country will participate in “Small Business Saturday. This event was started by American Express as a way for small businesses to…
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Many parents work very hard to decorate a nursery for their baby; however, most parents will tell you that their child didn’t sleep in his or her own room for the first few weeks. During those first few weeks most parents choose to keep the baby in their room so that they can easily check on them during the middle of the night. Read the full story at: Uplifting Families…Continue
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Learn how to make chocolate chip cookies that are similar to the ones that you can buy at the mall. I made the Nestle Tollhouse version and few years ago. When I tasted them, they tasted bland as if something was missing. These cookies were exactly what I was looking for. For the recipe, visit us at Uplifting Families for the full recipe.
For Thanksgiving, we go to my husband’s parents house each year. I haven’t had to cook a turkey in a long time, which I kinda miss because my turkey always came out very moist and juicy. In fact, many years ago I would cook the turkey on the BBQ grill (charcoal). I loved cooking on the BBQ grill because that meant that I had more room in my oven for cooking the side dishes. However, you can still make my awesome turkey in the oven. For the recipe for a moist and juicy turkey learn…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments
Every entryway needs a little holiday cheer. But not every entryway has a lot ofspace for an full on Christmas tree. Which is where sticking some sticks in a vase can come in handy. Ok – this is a little more involved than just tossing some sticks in a vase. But to be honest, it’s not that much harder than it sounds! Before you start, you’re going to need a variety of “sticks” from the floral section of the craft store (all of mine other than the skinny gold ones…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on November 21, 2012 at 10:10pm — No Comments
So, we upgraded to a new bed months ago. However, our old king mattress still lives in our home, much to my chagrin. The kids protested getting rid of it. “Please mom, not yet!” It’s now become one of the kids’ favorite…Continue
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