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My Hostess Gift Guide…

Holiday party season is in full swing. Social calendars are overflowing with dinners, cookie exchanges, potlucks and everything in between. It is important that we don’t get too swept up into the hustle and bustle of the season that we forget to show our appreciation for the hostess with the mostess. A sweet, thoughtful hostess gift is the perfect way to thank someone for their hospitality. The gesture of a gracious guest is never forgotten. Below are a few of my favorite hostess treats…

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Holiday Gift Guide…

I don’t know about you but for some reason I’m having a heck of a time trying to figure out what we’re going to get the girls this year for Christmas. With Evelyn being 19 months and Mabel 3, I want to find gifts that they will use and love and not toys that will get shoved aside. It’s also trying to find that balance of not going over board in the gift giving arena. Sometimes less is really more. Now I know my uncertainty isn’t a good start to my Holiday Gift Guide but hang in there… I’m giving you my top 5 gifts that my kids have Loved, that ARE standing the test of time and my top 5 ideas of what I’m loving and considering for my girls this year…

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Father’s Day Ideas…

What to do for a dad that has celebrated Father’s Day for the past 26 years? He’s been given and seen it all. Which means we have to get creative around here. We want the day to feel special and never looked over.

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A Not So Great First…

With all the exciting firsts happening in Evelyn’s life, the one I was not looking forward to was her first cold. But it’s inevitable. At 8 months Evelyn caught a very bad cold. And I’m not talking just the sniffles but a terrible cough as well. Have you ever heard a baby cough? It’s very scary. Talk about feeling helpless.

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The Cheat Sheet…

Evelyn is teething and my poor baby is not happy about it. I’m trying to do what I can to make this process as comfortable for her as possible but I still feel it’s not enough even when I feel I’m pulling out all the stops…

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