Drive In Movie Night Party

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We've done family movie nights plenty of times before, but this drive in movie night party took the cake!  Preparations for our big night began earlier in the afternoon and the kids looked forward to this activity all day long. Here is what we did: We recycled some boxes from my husband's office and each child got one to use as their car. I cut some vinyl stickers to look like headlights, a steering wheel, a license plate with their names etc. The kids made tickets and fake money by … [Read more...]

Family Dinner Conversation Starters #ShareTheTable

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own. As a mom of five, I definitely know what it is like to be busy! Not only do I drive to the elementary school 3 times each day (gotta love 1/2 day Kindergarten!) but our evenings are even busier-  homework, piano, soccer practice, scouts... we are all over the place  on any given day! As crazy as life is, I try my very best to make dinner a time where we can all be together and have meaningful conversations. … [Read more...]

Thankful Thanksgiving Tablecloth

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It's the perfect time of year to stop and take a minute to count your many blessings. We gathered some friends together for a gratitude blog hop because we wanted to let our families know just how much we love and appreciate them. Check out my project- a Thankful Thanksgiving Tablecloth- and then visit my friends to see what they created with the "Gratitude" theme. There are recipes, printables and family traditions included in this blog hop. My Thankful Thanksgiving Tablecloth was inspired … [Read more...]

Family Fun: S’mores Buffet

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My family lives in Arizona and we don't have below freezing temperatures, so it isn't uncommon to catch us outside in December sitting around our fireplace in the backyard with a crackling fire and yummy treats. Last week we made our own S'mores Buffet and setting it up was almost as fun as the activity itself! Take a look: I am not one who usually goes all out for parties with table spreads that take days to put together- coordinating this setting was just how I like things- SIMPLE! All … [Read more...]

A Season of Service “The Giving Tree”

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Often times we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and we don't take time to enjoy this time of year. I sometimes look back at the start of the new year and think, "I can't believe the holidays are over already!" So in an effort to preserve this time just a bit and focus less on the commercialized aspects of the holidays, I came up with a fun idea to encourage a season of service with my family- I call it "The Giving Tree". This is our family's "Giving Tree". When we do … [Read more...]