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Cupid Floats: A Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Cocktail

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on February 12, 2017

We love making all the holidays extra special in our home…even Valentine’s Day.  These super cute Cupid Floats are the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise for the kids, and they are super simple to make.

Are you ready to feel the love from the little ones in your life…and perhaps experience a sugar high?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Let’s make Cupid Floats!

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Sedona Taphouse Date Night

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately
on January 23, 2017

There’s a new restaurant in town called Sedona Taphouse.  We noticed it while driving home one night, and decided to check it out.  Not only do they have Cactus Lemonade, 200+ beers on tap, award-winning clam chowder, and salted caramel cheesecake.  But, they also offer a “Steak Out For Charity” special every Monday night where you get black angus steak, for only $7 and all proceeds go to a local charity.  A delicious dinner that’s helping to support a local need, that’s also affordable…what could be better than that?!

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Fondue Date Night: A New Years Eve Tradition

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on January 6, 2017

Every New Years Eve, we cuddle up on the couch in our comfy clothes with our confetti canons in hand, watch the ball drop in Times Square, and share a kiss at midnight.

To usher out the previous year, and welcome the next, we toast in our wedding champagne flutes that are brought out just for this occasion.  We reflect on the year together, and dream about what the next year may hold for us.

And, in the midst of our little romantic celebration, we make a special meal that we only indulge in on New Years Eve…Fondue!

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Family Memory Time Capsule

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on December 31, 2016
Family Memory Time Capsule

The Family Memory Time Capsule is such a wonderful activity for your entire family.  You can Pinterest it up if you want, or “dress it down” to fit your family’s style.  The point is to capture everyone’s favorite memories, thankful thoughts, and any other creative ideas, in a Family Time Capsule.

Then, on New Years Eve, during your family celebration, pass around the Mason Jar, and take turns reading your family memories from that year.  It’s a great way to remember the year, while welcoming the next.

The possibilites for customization are endless! Here’s how I put ours together…

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Detroit Burger Bar & Santa’s Flight Academy

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately
on December 23, 2016

This is my last Christmas Date Night post for 2016.  I can’t wait for next Christmas, so I can share even more Christmas Date ideas with you.  But, this last Christmas Date of 2016 didn’t disappoint.  We began at The Old Detroit Burger Bar, and ended up at Santa’s Flight Academy at Great Lakes Crossing.  With a trip to the aquarium, decorating gingerbread houses, making melted Crayon ornaments, and watching Christmas movies strewn in there too!

If you are looking for a last minute Santa visit that is over the top adorable, cute, and unique…or, if you’re just looking for a neat new spot to chow down on a big juicy burger…then you’ve come to the right place!

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Polar Express Hot Chocolate

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on December 22, 2016

Whenever I watch Polar Express I think of hot chocolate & my niece, Brianna.  She loved Polar Express so much when she was little that she wanted to watch the movie all year long (which about drove my sister crazy! 😂).

One Christmas we took her to Huckelberry Railroad to ride the steam train, and visit Santa.  She was around 4 at the time.  She got her golden ticket, and the conductor stamped it, just like in the movie.  It was magical!

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Melted Crayon Ornaments

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on December 21, 2016

My hubby and I made these melted crayon Ornaments a couple years ago, thanks to some Pinterest inspiration.  They were really fun to make, and beautiful on the tree.  Plus, these Ornaments make a great DIY (& inexpensive 😉) Christmas gift, and they make it easy to use up all those extra broken crayons your kids have laying around.  Double Bonus!

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Zoo Lights Date Night

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately
on December 19, 2016
Zoo Lights

One of our favorite Date Nights to do at Christmas time involves millions of lights, the crunch of snow beneath our boots, and the zoo  long after the animals have gone to bed.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo combines some of our favorite things..animals, hot chocolate, Santa, and every color of Christmas lights possibly imaginable.

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Rediscovering the Wonder of Christmas

Posted in Family Life, Inspiration
on December 16, 2016

Just the other day, I about reached my breaking point.  I sped in and out of the aisles at Target like I was racing for an Olympic medal, totally neglecting to notice the world around me.  I ignored the Christmas decorations, the strands of lights, and the holiday carols that played overhead.  I was in too much of a hurry to be bothered with it.

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