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Simplify Christmas by being intentional.

My favorite time at Christmas is the Christmas Eve candlelight service. I love when all the candles are lit and everyone sings “Silent Night”. It is such a calm moment, and it almost feels like time stands still. That feeling is such a contrast to all of the hustling and bustling during the month of

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Manage toy clutter with three simple habits.

Christmas is almost here which means it’s about to be toy overload! I love seeing my son get excited about his new toys at Christmas. But boy-oh-boy, is it a chore figuring out what to do with all of those toys! I thrive in organized spaces with clear surfaces. So Christmas time drives me a

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Give everyone books for Christmas just personalize the gifts for each individual.

One of the best ways to save time (and sanity) on Christmas gift giving is to give theme gifts. This way everyone (or most everyone) on your list receives the same gift, but you can still personalize each gift to fit individual personalities. This works especially well, if you have a bunch of people on

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Have a hard time just getting started? Here are 3 easy solutions to stop procrastinating and finally getting things done!

Ahhh! It’s almost December! Can you believe it? This is the time of year we start thinking over the past year and reflecting on things we did and didn’t accomplish. Are there goals that you haven’t completed? You may feel like time has run out, but the truth is the year is not over yet!

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My Parents: 25 Days 25 Ways to Care

This post brought to you by Create the Good. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Queen of the Household. Taking good care of our homes is important, and I love sharing tips for decluttering and loving your homes. However, if we spend the day doing all of our homemaking duties, but get

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Hosting Overnight Guests and Travel Preparation

In college I played in the symphonic band all 4 1/2 years that I attended. I was always 2nd or 3rd chair, so that right there tells you that I was not exceptional! Ha! But I sure loved being a part of the band. One of the highlights was getting to go on band tour

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Organize your Christmas baking and menu planning with these simple steps.

Yes, I know it is early, and we are still enjoying our pumpkin lattes, but now is the time to get our wheels turning and plan for all of those Christmas goodies. This week we are talking all about Christmas menu planning. Here are some things you can do now to prepare. 1. Make your