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Holiday Traditions with Kids

10 Holiday Traditions With Kids to Start This Year

‘Tis the season for great food, fun with family and beloved holiday traditions. When my daughter was born last year we thought long and hard about the family traditions we wanted to establish and uphold as she grew up. Listed below are 10 of my favorite holiday traditions.  Buy and Decorate a Real Christmas Tree The […]

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A Gift-Free Christmas

My mom got pregnant with me when she was 16. Needless to say, we weren’t rolling in cash those first years I was earthside. But Christmas? Christmas was different. Valuables were pawned, gifts were shipped across state lines from family, or donated by strangers. No matter how little we had day-to-day, we always had an over the […]

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St. Augustine Bucket List — December 2016

It’s the Holiday Season! This year, I couldn’t wait to put up the tree and lights around the house. There’s so much to do in St. Augustine during December, that my list is jammed packed with fun. Here are a few of the events happening around town. The St. Augustine Christmas Parade  (December 3rd, 9am – […]

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ISO — Thanksgiving

Hello, Thanksgiving, are you out there?? Does anyone else realize there is a holiday nestled in between Halloween and Christmas? When did Thanksgiving get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays? I mean, seriously, why has the one holiday at the end of the year centered around giving thanks started to diminish in our minds […]

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Simple Thanksgiving Table Settings

Oh, how I love Thanksgiving! A day set aside to spend quality time with those we love while savoring yummy food and renewing a spirit of thankfulness. While the focus of Thanksgiving should not be the décor, setting a table can be an easy way to show your guests they are welcomed and loved. Being […]

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