Budget-Friendly Toys and Stocking Stuffers for Multiple Children

I am a proud Oriental Trading Ambassador and receive products to facilitate my posts. All opinions are my own. Each Christmas we have a family gathering at my grandparents' house for Christmas lunch. Everyone in our extended and ever-growing family comes home for the holidays to celebrate together. I love spending the holidays with so many family members, catching up, enjoying each other's company, and exchanging gifts. We play a gift exchange game among the adults, and everyone brings a gift for each child. As much as I love shopping for the kids, the cost can quickly surpass my budget if … [Read more...]

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The Perfect Curated Candle Gift: Vellabox

I was provided with promotional products from Vellabox to facilitate my post. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! Ben and the girls spent the afternoon hanging our outdoor lights while I worked inside to finish up my own Christmas decor. I finished well before they did, so I took advantage of the kid-free time which doesn't happen often these days. I lit a Burn S'more Toasted Graham Cracker candle from my latest Vellabox, curled up with a book, and relaxed. It was such a nice moment, even if I did only make it through 2 pages of my book before I had hungry kids running … [Read more...]

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Why I’m Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday today surrounded by family and friends. I am very thankful for the opportunity to spend today cherishing the ones I love. We started the day with Thanksgiving lunch with my family. I'm especially thankful to have one person at the Thanksgiving table this year, my Papa. He has had a really rough year healthwise, and honestly a few months ago none of us expected to celebrate another Thanksgiving or Christmas with him. I am thankful he pulled through such a dire situation, and at the happy young age of 80, I am grateful he is still … [Read more...]

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Taking A Break Before I Scream

Do you ever go, go, go until you realize you just need a day of nothing? That's exactly how I feel today. I have been so busy putting together new products and orders for  Muscadine Vinyl & Gifts, homeschooling, keeping the house clean, and planning for my daughter's birthday that I decided I must take a break or scream. Ellie's 8th Birthday is tomorrow, and we have big plans. So, today is lazy day for us. It's pouring rain outside...like seriously sounds like maybe we should have built an ark last night, so it's the perfect day to do nothing. We made pancakes for late breakfast … [Read more...]

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Halloween Crafting Ideas

I am an Oriental Trading Ambassador and receive products to facilitate my posts. All opinions are my own. The girls have been begging for an art activity with painting, so Saturday was art day. I have been wanting to make a Halloween wreath for our barn door. We decorate the barn as a (not so scary) Haunted House for the littles each year, but the entry door is always lacking. I thought what better way to keep the girls occupied while I craft than to have their own Halloween projects? I have been planning this activity day for a few weeks, and it was so easy to order all the supplies we … [Read more...]

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