Winter Photo-shoot

Wanted to share some of my favs from my little ladies photo-shoot as a reminder of how beautiful winter truly is. As we hurry from the warmth to our cars, workplaces or stores it is easy to overlook the beauty of this time of year and only see the negatives. Today as you hustle from your car to your home stop for a second to admire the icicles on the trees and breath it all in. Life is full of beautiful in the most unexpected of places.

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Happy Christmas Eve!

We are so blessed this year! We get to spend Christmas Eve with our families and children, eating good food and enjoying great company.

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Tonight we will pack a care package for our little Elf on the Shelf, Elsa, and send her back to Santa.  Our kids will open their special Christmas Eve gift which is always new pj’s, popcorn, hot coco, ice-cream treat and a new Christmas themed movie.

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Our little family will snuggle in and watch the movie before bed. After we will place a key for Santa on the door.

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We will get out our special cookie plate and cup and set out fresh made cookies and a tall glass of ice-cold milk for Santa and some carrots for his reindeers. Then it is off to bed to dream of sleigh-bells and magic, I ❤ this time of year!

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Ready to Pop

One of my favorite gifts to bring newbie parents in the hospital is Champagne. When our first child was born we brought a bottle with us and had the nurses put it in the fridge. After her birth we celebrated with intimate family and friends. It truly was a special way to welcome our new addition and one of my favorite memories of her birthday.  IMG_2154
This is one of the cutest bubblies I have found to bring the parents (especially if they have a girl). It is Barefoot brand and the little foot is just too precious. They also make mini bottles which are great if you don’t want to bring glasses to the hospital so everyone can have their own “baby” bottle.

Here is the gift tag I tie on the bottle. Enjoy 🙂

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Healthy Halloween Snacks

Looking for a healthy Halloween treat to send to school or a surprise for your child’s lunch box this Halloween? Here are some super easy fun ideas sure to please!

Jack-O-Lantren Fruit Cupjack-o-oranges

ALL YOU NEED:
INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED MANDARIN ORANGE CUPS
A PERMANENT MARKER

Witch Brooms

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Use kitchen scissors to slice the bottom half of a cheese slice, wrap it around a pretzel stick, and then use a fresh chive as a string to hold it in place.

Snack Plate

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Goldfish, raisins, a banana, and celery are all you need to make this fun Halloween snack plate

Banana Ghost

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All you need is banana’s and chocolate chips

Orange Pumpkins

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All you need is oranges or clementine’s and celery.

Trinity’s 5th Fairy Birthday Bash

 

We celebrated Trin’s 5th birthday this past weekend, here are the highlights from the party:

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IMG_9043IMG_9044 - CopyIMG_9042IMG_9080 - CopyIMG_9096IMG_9107IMG_9105IMG_9101 - CopyIMG_9095 - CopyDécor and set up preformed by Pretty Little Tantrum
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IMG_9126IMG_9124IMG_9131Fondant Tinker Bell Cake was a creation of Fantasies in Frosting
IMG_9135IMG_9137IMG_9144I ordered the cake topper from Dhoreen at DsCustom Toppers

The cake was a grocery store bought cake
 IMG_9067IMG_9070 - CopyTutus and Toadstools were made by Pretty Little Tantrum
IMG_9086IMG_9059IMG_9056IMG_9087IMG_9147 - CopyActivities included Coloring Pages, Painting Fairy Houses, A Scavenger Hunt, Musical Toadstools and Pin the Puff on the Fairy

FOOD:
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