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Christmas Guide for Toddlers

If you have a toddler, you know that there are way too many things out there to consider getting as a gift around Christmas time!  While your child tells the Santa at the mall what toy they want, you might be wondering what extra special thing is out there that you could surprise them with that they wouldn’t have even considered asking for.  Here are a few suggestions that could change everything in your search! Check out this delightful Xmas Gift Guide for Toddlers and surprise your favorite little one in a big way! 3D Lighted DIY Felt Tree Toy Set A felt Christmas tree for toddlers?  Yes, please!  This little Xmas tree is the perfect size for toddlers to decorate so they won’t be tempted to touch the adult Christmas tree.  It is lightweight so it is both easy to move around and safe for your toddler to…

Christmas Gift Guide For New Dads

So you want to shop for gifts for your friend who recently became a new dad and Christmas is right around the corner.  A gift card seems too basic, but you don’t feel like knitting a pair of Mandalorian socks all by yourself.  It can’t just be a generic box of chocolates, because where’s the holiday magic in that?  You want this gift to be special, or useful, or perhaps even funny.  You are looking for a gift that will stand out from the rest of the wrapping paper tossed across the living room floor.  What do you get for someone during such a unique milestone of their life, especially when it is the most wonderful time of the year?  Below are some generally well-rounded gift ideas put into this handy Christmas Gift Guide for New Dads so you can approach this shopping dilemma from a variety of angles.  If…

The Cutest Halloween Cookie

Are you looking for some of the cutest Halloween cookies for this year’s upcoming Halloween festivities? These must-try Halloween cookies are fun, cute, and will be gobbled up in no time. Halloween is such a fun time for both adults and kids. It is fun to dress up, go trick-or-treating, and participate in all of the spooky activities offered. A fun Halloween activity would be getting everyone in the family to make their favorite spooky cookies! If you are looking to serve up some of the cutest Halloween cookies, these fun and not so frightful cookies will make the perfect addition to any party! Halloween Mummy Oreo Pops Super cute, these fun Halloween-themed Oreo pops are decorated to look like cute mummies. Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Cups These cute cookie cups start with homemade cookie dough and are topped with your favorite candy to look like Halloween spiders, mummies, or…

Non-Toy Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..when the kids are going to get a million and one toys from friends and family and the parents are going to have to figure out where to put them!  So what are you to do for all of those nieces and nephews who are eagerly awaiting their gifts?  The answer is simple….get them something they will enjoy but is not a toy!  While you might be wondering what in the world that would involve, there’s no need to wonder!  We have several suggestions on gifts which will thrill the kids and give their parents a sigh of relief! Blank Comic Book For Kids Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection Many kids enjoy reading while some enjoy writing and others enjoy both!  If there is one thing every kid has, it is an imagination.  Encourage this by gifting books on their reading level. …

What To Buy A Baby for Christmas

When it comes to purchasing gifts, especially around the holidays, it helps to know what the person’s interests and likes are.  What happens when you are trying to purchase a gift for a baby?  They cannot yet express themselves, and sometimes finding that perfect gift may seem a little difficult.  However, this is actually what makes babies quite easy to please in the gift department!  They are easily amused and fascinated by so many things. Everything in the world appears new and entertaining to them.  Most toys in the department stores and, even online, have a suggested age range level.  Knowing the age of the baby you are trying to purchase for is a good place to start.  Here are a few age-appropriate suggestions for the wee littles on your Christmas shopping list! Christmas Shopping for Infants Ages 0 to 3 Months When shopping for babies, one thing to keep…

4th of July Cook-out Ideas with Little Ones

Independence Day is coming up soon. That special occasion when we gather with family and friends to celebrate America’s independence and freedom while filling our faces with watermelons and juicy burgers off the grill. You don’t want to wait until crunch time to be planning your 4th of July cookout now do you? Who doesn’t love a cookout anyway? That is unless you have little ones. It’s always a challenge to find a good way to keep younger kids entertained at a cookout. That’s why we’ve got a few ideas for you that will make this 4th of July a bit more enjoyable for you and your little ones. Plan Ahead for Any Kind of Weather Your family is gathered, the adults are catching up while the cousins run and play and you’re ready to fire up the grill!  Having an adult or a couple of teenagers designated to watch…

Clever Gift Ideas for the New Dad on Father’s Day

Becoming a Dad is a huge milestone in a young man’s life! The new father-to-be is probably both nervous and ecstatic all at the same time. Learning to navigate the rising waters of financial burden, late night feedings, and diaper changes, providing loving care and support for his spouse or partner and meeting the daily demands at work to provide for his family while silently wishing he could curl up and take a nap due to exhaustion from all those late night walks bouncing the baby to sleep. Settling into this new position as a father comes with unique and complicated questions for the father-to-be … what should the baby call me? Dad? Father? Daddy? Papa? Pops? Figuring out how to keep some romance or spice in his life with his spouse/partner, but worried about how to support her needs as her body is still recovering and changing after having…

12 Gorgeous DIY Christmas Decor Tutorials

I love attempting to make my own gifts and decor. Even if it doesn’t turn out, I have a sense of accomplishment knowing I made it myself. I also love the process of creating something, so here I have some totally gorgeous DIY Christmas decor tutorials to really make your home magical this year! If you love DIY, you will also love my post, The 10 Prettiest DIY Christmas Gifts You’d Never Know Are DIY.  That one is huge on Pinterest now, so make sure to save it for later!  DIY: MINI CHRISTMAS TREE TOPIARIES by Joanna Gaines DIY PAPER BALL ORNAMENTS by Nalle’s House DIY SEQUIN PILLOW by The Proper Blog DIY HOLIDAY BAR CART GARLAND by The Merrythought DIY CLOCK ADVENT CALENDAR by Thrifty and Chic DIY ADVENT COUNTDOWN by Sisters Suitcase Blog DIY CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATIONS CENTERPIECE by A Piece of Rainbow SHARPIE & DROP CLOTH CHRISTMAS…

The Ultimate Family Christmas Pajama Sets

One of my all-time favorite family traditions for the holidays is the pajamas! I am so excited, I am already shopping for family pajama sets now. I found some great sets out this year, and of course, I had to share them with you all, so you can order now, and enjoy them a few days before Christmas. Or just get a bunch and never get out of your pajamas. This post contains affiliate links. Here’s the Ultimate List of Family Christmas Pajama Sets Christmas Lights Print Family Pajamas Nordic Matching Family Pajamas Polar Bear Pajamas Winter Pajama Set Plaid Pajama Set Hannah Anderson Fairisle Set Hanna Andersson Dr. Seuss Grinch Family Pajamas Hanna Andersson Disney Holiday Classic Family Pajamas Striped Christmas Pajamas ELF Tee and Striped Pajama Set Ekouaer Christmas Family Matching Pajamas Have fun shopping for pajamas! I know I can’t wait to get ours and snap some…

Christmas Cookie Roundup – Festive & Fun Christmas Cookies

These fun and festive Christmas cookies are a delicious way to get everyone in the holiday spirit this year. These cookies are cute, easy to make, and super tasty. These holiday cookies are also a fun way to get the kids and the family involved with holiday baking. As everyone gathers in the kitchen to create and decorate their favorite Christmas cookies, just think of how many memories will be made! These cute Christmas cookies are perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings, or just to enjoy as a sweet treat throughout the day during the holidays and festivities. Don’t forget to leave some out for Santa! 1. Christmas Wreath Cookies These Christmas wreath cookies are shaped and decorated like a beautiful red and green Christmas wreath. 2. Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Simple and delicious, these easy to make sugar cookies are cut out into holiday shapes and decorated with a…