All of us have had a teacher who has had a profound effect on our lives. One that may have influenced us by changing our future path or made us think of things differently. The power of a teacher is, truly, unparalleled. So, how do you say thank you to their commitment to their profession and their compassion and…
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Check out my latest giveaway! 12 Teas of Christmas Giveaway
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One (1) lucky LAB reader will receive a wonderful Believe Snowglobe!
How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH…Continue
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This is the time of year when celebrations should all be about family. Getting together and enjoying each others company.
In searching out the best gift picks to give to a family as a whole, we were looking for ideas that would celebrate the family unit, its values or that would encourage family members to come together to have…
Added by Audreyvp on December 15, 2011 at 6:52pm — No Comments
I'm T-minus 24 hours from the biggest Christmas surprise ever for my kids. Their dad is flying in from Arizona to spend Christmas with us, and they have no idea.
Slight background needed, huh?
For those that have followed me from the beginning, you'll know this year has a been a year from hell. This time last year the kids and I were in Arizona, living with their dad, my husband of (then) 11 years, though we had been separated prior to that for 2 1/2 years. Things didn't…
Added by Tawna Richard on December 12, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
We are running late this year. Me barely being home has switched our whole dynamic. Instead of getting our tree Thanksgiving weekend we got it last weekend. And instead of decorating it right then, well, we did it last night! Sort of. We are still missing our yearly ornaments (and we still need to get this year's). I guess I wil have to take all Sunday to finish decorating the house before my parents come visit (!!!).
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I love supporting other businessnes, and most of these ones I'm a repeat customer for. I love their products and their customer service so much I really wanted to share them with all of my readers. Pluuuus I wanted to show someone all the cool stuff I'm getting, I'm dying keeping it all inside!
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It is not only the time of year when we decorate the house, buy and wrap presents for everyone on our list, bake goodies, entertain friends and family and attend Christmas parties (I am exhausted already), but it is also the time to send out the obligatory Christmas card!
As the countdown begins, the pressure is on to get those Christmas cards labeled, posted and mailed in order for…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on December 7, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments
Notice the empty spots on the front of the tree? Okay, not so mysterious. One guess who is taking them? http://mommiesbeingmommies.blogspot.com/2011/12/mysterious-disappearing-tree-ornaments.html
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Happy Holidays ladies! This is my very first blog hop, "Whoo Hoo!" So, I apologize in advance for any blunders the first of which I confess was figuring out the correct time stamp date on my digital camera. Ugh! I wrestled with this I can't tell you how long and just gave up so ... onward to the fun part. This Christmas Wreath Blog Hop is simple. Share your wreath design instructions or just a photo of one you love to inspire and bring joy to someone's home for the holiday. You don't need to…Continue
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Teens and tweens, are some of the hardest people to buy for. That is, unless you buy them the latest and greatest tech gadget… But wait! There are other gift ideas that do not start with the letter ‘i’.
We have put together this great list of gift ideas that will suit teens from the college student,…
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Is someone on your gift list a serious dog lover? If so, you will love, love, love the work of artist Amelia Santiago. Amelia has successfully combined her love for animals and being an accomplished artist into a career that she is very passionate about. She creates exact replicas of the family pet into fine art needle felted animals.
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Every day, our kids are bombarded with commercials for toys they must have! Most of these toys will probably hold their attention for about five minutes and end up at the back of their closet. I try to never fall prey to these crazes (well, I did with the zu zu pets but only because I thought it would be a…
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Check out my blog: Scented Pine Cones
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Our family just welcomed the Elf on the Shelf into our household. Read about our adventures with Elrod on my blog!
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I am part of all these giveaways so enter until they end! Images will take you to entry forms and posts!
Winnerwonderland ends Dec 4, 2011-Christmas Treasure Train ends Dec 5, 2011, Win $400 Holiday Cash ends Dec 21, 2011, Christmas Cash Explosion ends 12/20, 2011…
Added by Tawna Richard on November 29, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments
It is that time of year when we bring you our annual Holiday Gift Guide Series to help you uncover unique, meaningful and simply succulent finds for your gift recipients. Predictably, we will commence with the Gift Guide For Her (one of our favorites) and continue with nine more…
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