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Finding Blessings in Winter
Posted By Samantha 

In the modern world of GO, we forget why the winter was considered such a blessing. We get up early, in the dark, and run! I'm serious, that is all we women do is run until we collapse, in the dark, again. In all of this going, we forget one very important thing, Finding Blessings in Winter. Not only am I'm going to tell you how to find these sacred

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How to Have the Perfect Family Valentine’s Day Party
Posted By Samantha 

I love Valentine's day and all the meaning behind it. It is a wonderful time to show and receive love. When I was first married, we'd buy nice gifts, go out to dinner, and the night was magical. Throw in 1 or 7 children and things change. Money doesn't grow on trees. (If you find one, please let me know.) Taking this crew out to eat on Valentine's day isn't

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22 Easy Crowd Pleasing New Year’s Eve Savory Appetizers
Posted By Samantha 

While I love the other Holidays of the year, it is the food at New Years that is by far my favorite. I LOVE appetizers. The idea of eating snacks, playing games, laughing, enjoying my family all night is just the BEST. In my search for food for Saturday, here are 22 Easy Crowd Pleasing New Year's Eve Savory Appetizers, I thought I would share with you. *This page contains

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12 Divine Christmas Candies to Devour
Posted By Samantha 

Ok, After writing the post about 25 Amazing Christmas Cookies, I knew I needed to write one about my favorite part of Christmas- the candy. Honestly, if we didn't make cookies, I would be completely fine with it. As for candy, that is a personal need. Since I NEED Christmas candy like my husband NEEDS Christmas cookies, I guess I better make both. Here are 12 Divine Christmas Candies to

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25 Amazing Christmas Cookies to Make Now
Posted By Samantha 

Everyone in the house LOVES cookies. In fact, it is one of our favorite parts. They know we will be making cookies and lots of them. In my post talking about 12 Christmas Traditions, I mentioned baking cookies with your children. One of the things that are hard for me, is when someone tells me to do something but doesn't give me any ideas on HOW to do it. So

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12 Christmas Traditions to Start Today
Posted By Samantha 

For many families, like ours, it is all about traditions. It is the things you do every year, the silly, the fun, the serious, and the crazy. It is these things that our kids will remember. We have done them so many times, that they are just part of who we are and what we do. They change your Christmas from being all about gifts, to something deeper and much

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7 Secrets You Need to Survive the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Posted By Samantha 

While sitting at church listening to a great sermon about Thankfulness, it dawns on me- this is the beginning of the insanity. As my to lists run through my head, I slide further down into my pew. When I get home, I sit with a notebook in front of me and once again get overwhelmed. We have 2 Thanksgivings this week and then 3 Christmases next month. I have found

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30 Minute Panic Plan for Last Minute Guest Invasion *Free Printable*
Posted By Samantha 

Your phone rings. It's your husband. He is telling you he is on his way home, oh- and company will be at the house in 30 minutes. After you waste the next 3 minutes losing it over the phone because you just got home yourself and was looking forward to a night of binge watching on Netflix, the panic sets in. Well here is the 30 Minute Panic Plan for

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9 Dirty Secrets of Post-Partum Recovery No One Talks About
Posted By Samantha 

There are so many things that are still taboo I this day and age. You would think with this "open mind" "being real" world that there wouldn't be, but there is. People will only be real with as comfortable as they are with sharing their lives. I an effort to be more open with you and to help you not feel alone I the struggle of being a Mama, I've

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14 Cheap Healthy Quick Breakfast Ideas that Are not Cereal
Posted By Samantha 

When I was a child breakfast consisted mostly of cereal. There wasn't much time to prepare anything let alone eat anything before the bus arrived in the morning. I wasn't a big fan of the soggy mess, so I either didn't eat, or I ate it so fast that I didn't taste it. Saturdays were a different story. Mom would make homemade pancakes, sausage biscuits, and gravy, eggs, and bacon.

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