May Day Basket Ideas {with Theme Ideas to Help You Get Creative}!

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I don’t know about you, but I remember May Day from my childhood. Sadly, it seems it has become less of a “thing” over the past decade or two. Let’s give some new life to May 1st! Traditionally, in the United States, May Day (on May 1st of each year) involves making or filling a basket […]

Denver Staycation Ideas and Summer Activities for 2015!

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Have you checked out my post on 10 Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacation? One of them is to take a staycation which is a fantastic option for those of you that would prefer to stay close to home this year. A staycation is similar to a vacation, except you get to pass on the flight […]

Homemade Hot Chocolate Kits in a Jar!

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I whipped up these Hot Chocolate Kits for a housewarming party earlier this year and they were an absolute hit! My friends are still talking about them months later. These kits are great to keep on hand for unexpected gifts and are wonderful to give to neighbors, teachers, co-workers, Christmas party guests – really anyone […]

DIY Light Bulb Ornaments!

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If you are looking for an easy and fun way to create something handmade and festive that your child(ren) can help with, these do-it-yourself ornaments are perfect! They are easy to make and perfect to give as a simple yet heartfelt gift to a teacher, grandparent, or friend. Even if you don’t have kids, these […]

Recipe-a-Month Homemade Gift Idea

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Everyone gets tired of always making the same recipes. It seems no one ever shares recipes with you except when you are getting married. I received great recipes at one of my bridal showers, but I haven’t received any since then. I am sure I am not alone, and I know we all like recipes […]

9 Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

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As I was pulling out some of our Christmas decorations yesterday my dogs immediately started getting into them. I don’t know what it is about glass ornaments and pets, but they sure were excited! It got me to thinking about a topic that is close to my heart and that is pet safety during the holidays. […]

How to Build a Holiday Cheese Board + Giveaway!

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Update: I have randomly selected the winner for this giveaway! Congratulations to Jenn S! Please watch for an e-mail from me in your inbox and congratulations!! Thanks go everyone who entered! I’ve never built a cheese board before, but if there is one thing in the world that I love it’s cheese! After all, I grew […]

How to Create a Wall of Gratitude

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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is already beginning. I don’t know about you, but I often spend more of my time thinking about and planning for upcoming events than I do relishing what those celebrations are meant to be about. Thanksgiving is a perfect example. My thoughts go to what food will […]

Black Friday and Holiday Savings Class: Join Me Tonight at 7pm MT!

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Are you ready to get in on all of the best deals this holiday season?! For the first time ever tonight I’ll be teaching my very popular Black Friday and Holiday Savings class for FREE – online! Date: Tuesday, November 4th Time: 7:00pm MT (9pm ET, 8pm CT and 6pm PT) RSVP: Please go here […]