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5 Ways to Simplify Gift Giving This Christmas

Posted in Home {Our Nest}, Motherhood
on December 3, 2017

My husband is a really creative gift giver, and seems to always pick the perfect gift for our family and friends. But, I’m not so creative in that department, and shopping during the holidays seems so overwhelming. Finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to be stressful or give you a headache.  Here’s 5 Ways to Simplify Gift Giving this Christmas…

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10 Ways To Celebrate Baby’s 1st Christmas

Today I’m sharing with you 10 of the cutest, most unique ways to celebrate your baby’s 1st Christmas.  I’ve got lots of inspiration included in this post, from footprint keepsakes, to baby’s first ornament, to a special letter from Father Christmas himself, to a gallery of photos you can recreate with your little one.  There’s a lot of Christmas magic packed into this post.  So, I hope you enjoy this explosion of all things baby & I hope you and your little one have a very Merry Christmas!

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Christmas In Heaven: A Message for Mommy’s of Angels

Posted in Family Traditions, Inspiration
on December 25, 2016
Christmas Baby in Heaven

I’ll never forget that first Christmas after I lost our first baby.  I kept quite busy Christmas Eve baking, and decorating gingerbread houses, and watching Christmas movies with my hubby…much like every Christmas before and since.  But, that year was different.

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Starbucks Gingerbread Cafe & Gift Guide 2016

Posted in Likes & Links, Pinterest Projects
on December 23, 2016
Starbucks

Just the other day I was perusing Instagram when I saw the most adorable gingerbread house.  It was Starbucks themed, covered in candy, and dripping with icing and crystal sprinkes.  I had to have it.

Little did I know, that Starbucks had released their very own Gingerbread House Kit, called the Gingerbread Cafe!  Where have I been?!  Good grief!  I’m a self-proclaimed Starbucks addict, and didn’t even realize this existed.

After I composed myself…cause I was about to pee my pants in excitement (just kidding…I don’t normally wet myself thankfully ?)….I proclaimed to Adam that we must go to Starbucks in search of my dream gingerbread house.  Luckily I have a husband that goes along and supports my nuttiness.  So, we were off to search for the Gingerbread Cafe!

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Detroit Burger Bar & Santa’s Flight Academy

Posted in Family Traditions, 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 Traditions, Pinterest Projects
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 Traditions, Pinterest Projects
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 Traditions, 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 Traditions, 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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