101 Days of Christmas: String Ornaments with Bells

I've been fascinated with these string balls in home decor ever since I first saw them. With a balloon, some cotton string and regular white glue, you can easily make them in a variety of sizes and shapes. There are a number of different methods for doing this, but we stuck with Martha Stewart's, which…

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101 Days of Christmas: New Pajamas on Christmas Eve

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to give the girls new Christmas pajamas each year, which they get to open on Christmas Eve after church. They look forward to this "first gift," and it makes for cute pictures on Christmas morning as they come down the stairs with crazy hair and sleepy eyes! We…

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101 Days of Christmas: Spicy Candied Walnuts

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These spicy candied walnuts are seriously addictive! Sweet, with a slight kick from the cinnamon, these would make a great teacher gift or addition to a basket of baked goods and treats. You'll need a candy thermometer to get the temperature of the candy coating just right, but these are actually really simple to make…

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101 Days of Christmas: Personalized Scrabble Ornaments

When I came across these DIY scrabble ornaments, I knew right away that I'd be making them this year! You see, every year we give our girls a special ornament to add to their collection. These are packed away in individual tins after Christmas so that they have their very own ornaments to put on…

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Free and Fantastic Productivity Apps for the Android Mom

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Yes, I finally bit the bullet and traded in my trusty Nokia for a sleek Samsung Galaxy Pro. The reason was simple. I needed an Android to help my business run better, keep me organized and make me more productive. So, naturally, when I got…

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101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Covered Chips & Pretzels

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Chocolate-covered treats are some of my favorite Christmas gifts, not only because I love to eat them myself, but also because they make an impressive presentation when they're actually simple enough to make with your kids! A couple of years ago, I took a small basket of chocolate-covered pretzels and fresh fruit to our favorite…

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101 Days of Christmas: Salt Dough Ornaments

These salt dough ornaments are fun and easy for kids or adults. We used teeny tiny cookie cutters to make little ornaments, but you could make larger ornaments as well. Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup table salt 1⁄2 cup water 1 cup all-purpose flour latex gloves (optional) Directions: Use a mixer to combine all ingredients until you…

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101 Days of Christmas: Family Photo Ideas for Your Christmas Card

Have you started thinking about your 2011 Christmas card? I love -- love -- to receive photo cards in the mail at Christmas time, and we display them all along our banister to enjoy throughout the Christmas season. Typically, we send whatever family photo we manage to get, perfect or not, but there are so…

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Printable Labels for Books, Toys, School Supplies + More

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Get organized and keep track of your stuff with these fun labels in a variety of designs. Whether you're looking for a generic "property of" label or specifically for book labels, we've got you covered. These print on Avery Mailing Label 8163 (or…

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