Holiday Gift Guide For Mamas

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Ever since the want/need/wear/read philosophy for gift giving was born, I’ve tried to follow suite. It just makes sense! Especially for kids (and that gift guide is coming later this week!). Want/need/wear/read (with an extra category of “do” for experiences!) works well for mamas too, and in my case, just goes to show that I’m […]

The Star of Daddy’s Christmas Stocking

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Raise your hand if your husband is the hardest person to buy gifts for. That’s me … raising both hands. Because, ya’ll, Dominic is THE hardest person to shop for. Christmas makes me cringe and birthdays and anniversaries aren’t any easier. And, I’m totally a gift giving person! I love giving gifts! He’s just a […]

Christmas Cards On My Mind + a Minted Giveaway

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I’ve always believed that once you do something three times in a row, it becomes a tradition. And so, as of this year, ordering holiday cards from Minted is officially an annual tradition for us!  This isn’t our 4th year with Minted just because though. I return because their photo card options are totally my style (and truly get better […]

Mama’s Christmas Wish List

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 one — two — three — four — five — six — seven — eight Is it too late to share my mama wish list this holiday season? That’s totally a rhetorical question. I know it’s not. Because Dominic and I run a cash system for Christmas, to help stay on budget, and “my” $50 […]

Breakfast With Santa

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This weekend the kids and I rolled into Tacoma Mall bright and early for a very special event — BREAKFAST WITH SANTA! I didn’t tell them until the night before when we were settling into bed and you would have thought I told Max we were going to the moon! He was so excited to “weally […]

Finding The Good In Christmas

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To be honest, Christmas, and December in general, isn’t always the greatest around here. It holds some sad anniversaries for our family – some decades old and some quite fresh; all of which offer a dull, throbbing pain while we smile and attempt to embrace the season’s activities, remember Christ’s birth and create traditions for […]

Gingerbread Steamer with Silk Cashewmilk

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Want to win Silk Cashewmilk? Check out the giveaway details below! Twinkling lights and Santa with reindeer and as Jemma says, “Oh my goodness, a house with lights in my faaaaaavorite colors – purple and gold!” It’s been our norm lately. Evening light tours and lots of excitement from the backseat. I mean, Jemma is […]

The Birthday Turned Christmas Wish List

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Welcome to the December 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Greatest Gifts This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have suggested go-to gifts and gifting experiences for the holiday season for all your loved ones. Back in October […]

Christmas Countdown

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Hello December 1st! I wanted to take quick moment and tell you that I want to do all the things with you this month. I want to make a thousand cookies and go Christmas caroling while bundled up in my favorite scarf. I want to visit Zoo Lights and Snowflake Lane, Holiday Lights and all the […]