holidays Archive

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Naughty or Nice, Family Traditions & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

Taking a break from last minute shopping and present wrapping? Here are a few posts you may have missed over the past week over at BabyZone. We do Santa, but don’t focus on the nice list There are several ways to approach the whole Santa business, from not including him in your

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Staying Grateful When Life Feels Like It’s Falling Apart

First world problems or not, this week feels like things are going to hell in a hand basket. When multiple things happen in a short period of time it’s easy to get sucked into the dark hole of sucky-ness. But I do have things to be thankful for…. and I’m trying to

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How My Kids Helped Change My View of Christmas

Do you remember how I shared last year that the holiday season has been tough for me emotionally over the years? Throughout my life I’ve lost several family members around this time of year and last year my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Not fun stuff, I assure you. (Though good

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10 Funny Christmas Movies

There are lots of Christmas themed movies, some are funny and others are tear jerkers. We are big fans of comedies so we tend to prefer funny Christmas movies. Here are some of our favorites: 10 Funny Holiday Movies 1 – Elf – Will Farrell dressed as an elf for over an

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Bringing the Family Together #GlobieFamily

We know in our hearts that the holidays are about family and spending time together, but it is easy to get caught up in the hype of shopping and presents. For me it’s been a real blessing this year having my son this month – it’s given us more quality family time

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5 Holiday Travel Safety Tips #LifeLock

Many of you may be planning to travel over the next few days if you haven’t hit the road already. I know the holidays mean more running around for us as we try to see as many family members as possible…some we only see this time of year.  Between shopping and visiting,

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Find the Perfect Toy to Gift From PlaySkool #thisskoolrocks

I tend to think I’m a pretty good judge of what my daughter likes and doesn’t like, but occasionally she surprises me. Lately she has become more interested in pretend play and toys that fit well into this. While I may have a general idea of what to shop for, I know

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Are You Part of the Donate Movement?

The holidays can be stressful for many families, especially in hard economic times. I’ve shared before that my family struggled as I was growing up. There were many times that the generosity of others made a big difference for us. From donated clothing and toys to the food pantry. I even received

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A New Year for a New Me Needs New Clothes! {$5K #StyleSURPRISE Sweepstakes} #ad

What a year this has been and it has been lacking a lot of style.  I’m the first to admit that I’m not the most fashionable person in the world, but being pregnant for most of the year means my wardrobe has been pretty limited.  Sure, I had some cute maternity clothes,

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Are You Going to be an Observer or Participant this Holiday Season? {Guest Post}

I am so guilty of this, but all the while looking at a beautiful view, or a pretty flower, or sure—people I know and love—I’m thinking about how I wish I could take a picture of the moment, and capture it forever. Being in the moment is easier said that done. I

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Last Chance to Order Holiday Cards in Time & 25% Off Deal!

Are you like me and still haven’t mailed out holiday cards? I really enter to wait for baby boy to arrive so that’s my excuse (and I’m sticking to it!). If you still need to order cards, today is the last chance you can order from Tiny Prints and receive them in

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5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas That are 15% Off at Layla Grayce

‘Tis the season to shop and Layla Grayce is offering 15% off all holiday gifts with promo code merry valid through 12/23! Find a gift for everyone on your list! Below are a few of my favorite Layla Grayce stocking stuffer ideas! Petunia Pickle Bottom Adorn iPhone 4 Case Bliss MOR Cosmetics Gift Set – Panettone

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Deal of the Day: 35% Off Custom iPhone Cases

Today only you can get 35% off of iPhone Cases at Tiny Prints!  I didn’t even know I could get a case through them.  This would make a cute present for my hubby, I think.  (Shh, don’t tell him my idea!)  They have them available for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5.

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Protect Babies From RSV This Holiday Season #ProtectPreemies #RSV

World Prematurity Day was November 17th, a day to help raise preemie awareness to everyone, especially expectant mothers.  It’s very important because 13 million babies are born each year and prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal death.  That’s scary and mostly due to new parents not understanding the delicate health needs

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12 Days of Gifts Galore #Giveaway – 9 Winners! (US) 11/25-12/6 #12DaysGifts

Welcome to the 2nd annual 12 Days of Gifts Galore giveaway event hosted by Tales From the Nursery and Mama’s Baby Cupcakes.  We have to keep things exciting during the holidays by giving you all a chance to win some great prizes while checking out a variety of blogs.  All of our

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How Do You Teach a Toddler Compassion? #OCCGiving

Sometimes I wonder if people are born to be more giving than others or if it’s only taught.  I have known some amazingly compassionate people in my life – people that give so much of themselves.  I appreciate them because they can do more good than I can no matter how much

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Time to Think About Holiday Cards!

I’m trying to be proactive this year and maybe actually get my holiday cards out a little early.  Normally I’m a total procrastinator when it comes to sending them out, but with a new baby on the way… I don’t want to worry about it.  We used to go to the store

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Free Blogger Event: 12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway Hop 11/25-12/6

12 Days of Gifts Galore Hosted by Tales From the Nursery and Mama’s Baby Cupcakes Last year our 12 Days of Gifts Galore giveaway event went over very well so we’ve decided to host it again this year!  It’s a great way to get gift ideas, win some gifts (though delivery by

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Tales From the Nursery and The Muppets! Have a safe and happy holiday! The Muppets is Available March 20th with the Wocka Wocka Value Pack, which contains the movie on Blu-ray high-definition, DVD and Digital Copy (3 discs) plus a download card for the film’s soundtrack from Walt Disney Records!

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Valentine’s Day Snickerdoodle Cookies & Variations

Snickerdoodles are one of my husband’s favorite cookies and it appears to be a reader favorite as well.  Light, buttery, sweet, and just a bit of crisp.  Mmm, yum.  I love just about any cookie, but I thoroughly enjoyed the Snickerdoodles I made yesterday.  Good stuff, I tell ya.  Good stuff.  The classic plain