The Gingerbread Tradition {and a Free Printable}

I will admit that I have never made a gingerbread house from scratch.   Wait... that's not true. I once made a giant haunted gingerbread mansion for Halloween but it was more like chocolate cookie than gingerbread so I'm not sure if that counts. It had Cheez-it roof tiles and candy corn turrets and I actually mixed and baked each piece of the house in my own oven so I'm calling that a yes. That sucker was a beast to assemble. I made a vow after that to never bake one from … [Read more...]

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Countdown to {a Simple} Christmas

Garrett found out the truth about Santa Claus this year. He's eight, and apparently the Thing To Do in 3rd grade is spoil the fun for other kids about the man in the big red suit. So, a few months ago he came to me and asked me straight up if Santa was real. And I answered honestly, because I could see in his eyes that he already knew and to lie about it would just delay the inevitable. He took the news in stride, and promised not to tell Caroline the truth once she was old enough to … [Read more...]

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Woodland Watercolors + 35 Free Fall Printables

When you think of a fall themed printable, what's better than a woodland creature wearing a Snapchat filter on it's head? I mean, really. I can't think of anything much better.  This handsome buck deer is wearing his flower crown verra regally, don't you think? This little corner of my living room is dressed up for fall, but this is about the extent of my fall decor so far. But, let me be upfront about something.  I totally did NOT paint this little guy myself. I wish I had those … [Read more...]

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Share the Love: Free Minecraft valentine Printable at C.R.A.F.T

Hey guys! Today I’m sharing these free printable Minecraft Valentines over at C.R.A.F.T.  (I like to call them “Valenmines”)  Garrett called my mom his “best Minecraft buddy” so the first Valentine’s goes out to her. They build all sorts of worlds on their iPads together when he visits her.  It won’t be long before she gets the hang of the XBox controller and we don’t see them again for the rest of the year. If your kid or mom loves Minecraft as much as mine do, be sure to head over to … [Read more...]

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