November 26, 2014

Christmas Gifts at Family Christian Stores

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If you’re not thinking about visiting a Family Christian Store for your holiday shopping, you need to!

As far as getting ready for the holidays, the Little People Nativity is a must for us! I’m so excited to put this out this year and explain things visually to Charlie. And, since it’s Little People, I don’t need to worry about him breaking them. My mom has a beautiful Precious Moments set and I hold my breath every time Charlie goes near it. This year will be worse with Owen on the run. I think Mommom may need one of these as well this year!

Little People Nativity

I saw something posted this past week that sounds like a great idea for the Nativity Set. It said to place the three wise men in other rooms and move them closer to the manger every day. It also said not to put baby Jesus in until Christmas morning. I thought this was a great idea and something we may be trying this year.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

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Everyone loves pumpkin everything this time of year. I have to confess: I don’t. I’m not one of those pumpkin crazy people, but I do like it from time to time. I decided to make cheesecake brownies, but add in some pumpkin for the fall. We were supposed to have dinner last week for our small group, but had to cancel due to a sick kiddo. Well, I’d already started making our dessert to bring. We ended up going last night and I had to remake these to bring because we had already devoured the first batch.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

November 25, 2014

Personalized Books from I See Me!

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Charlie is a reader, just like Mommy, so his Christmas presents always include a few books! I am so excited for him to open his I See Me! personalized book!

Today at the grocery store, Charlie pointed and started saying excitedly “I see A, I see A”. There was an “A” in the word bakery above the deli/bakery. He’s at that stage where he’s all about the alphabet and loves finding his name and letters that he knows in our everyday travels.

I See Me! offers all kinds of unique personalized gifts: Lunchboxes / Puzzles /Coloring Books/ Placemats / Stickers  and Growth Charts! Something for everyone and every occasion! For Charlie, we chose a personalized book: M is for Me!

who wouldn't want personalized book

November 24, 2014

Crazy Cups for the Coffee Lover

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In full disclosure, I’m not a coffee drinker, but Tom is. However, he doesn’t really care for flavored coffee. He prefers regular coffee tasting coffee.

When the Crazy Cups Sampler Box came in, it was so pretty!

coffee lovers crazy cups

Every Man Jack for the Men in Your Life

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Tom, like most men I’m sure, just uses whatever is in the bathroom. I try to get neutral smelling things, but sometimes they come out fruity or a little flowery. Every Man Jack makes simple, affordable, high-quality grooming stuff just for guys.

Every Man Jack

They say that it’s “Everything he’ll need, and nothing he won’t” because all of their products contain no parabens, no sodium lauryl sulfate, no phthalates, no aluminum, no dyes, and no animal byproducts. How awesome is that?