December 19, 2014

Countdown to Christmas – Gingerbread Man Chain tradition

Dec1
gingerbread chain for Christmas

Gingerbread Man Chain – This is a wonderful way to organize your holiday To-Do list so you can actually enjoy the festivities. Make a paper chain with 24 gingerbread men, and write the numbers 1 through 24 on the front of each one. Make a list of all the things you need to do during the month of December and write one on the back of each gingerbread man

Gratitude Leaves: Thanksgiving Tradition (Free Printable)

Nov6
thanksful tree

The Leaves of Thanks – There are some traditions that are timeless, and the Leaves of Gratitude is one of these kinds of traditions. We can never show enough gratitude toward each other, and the purpose of this simple tradition is to add to the splendor of the Thanksgiving meal.

Back to School Ideas and Traditions

Aug5
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source Simple traditions weave together one’s family tapestry into magical memories. By establishing a few Back to School traditions, your children will look forward to this special day with a renewed sense of excitement. This is especially important for those […]

Creative, Fun, Family Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Feb12
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This is my updated list of our favorite Family Tradition Ideas for Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to check back here for more inspiration and ideas for all your holidays and celebrations. Often, the fondest childhood memories stem from family traditions […]

Easy “Love Note” Muffins (Special “Any day” Tradition)

Feb4
Start a special tradition with these Love Muffins. Perfect for any occasion.

Often, in this world of Pinterest perfection, we forget that it’s truly the little things that create the biggest memories. For over five years, I’ve shared my desire to build up a legacy of simple memories and traditions that become […]

New Year’s Eve Traditions, Family Ideas for New Year’s Eve

Dec27
Fabulous Family Fun New Year's Eve Traditions

Are you trying to start some New Year’s Eve Traditions or think of some family ideas for New Year’s Eve to make it extra special? Here are ideas for fun of all ages. Decorate a New Year’s Tree Many of […]

Last Minute Christmas Food Ideas & Traditions (You don’t want to miss)

Dec23
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Overnight Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake The clock ticks, and Christmas is just around the corner, but there are still some moments available to make this Christmas a bit more magical, without spending a penny. It only takes a few minutes […]

The Tale of Three Cinnamon Rolls

Dec22

 I woke to the phone ringing. A recorded message announced the first school delay. Snow flakes graced not only the grass, but the roads as well. In North Carolina, that reality rocks everyone’s equilibrium, and as a Wisconsin transplant, I […]

Create Your Family’s Holiday Gazette: Fun, Family Activity in an Hour

Nov18
Have Some Fun for the Holidays and Create Your Own Family Newspaper. It doesn't have to be fancy, but sure will be fun! Memories!

Did I hear that you got off the hook for hosting the big Thanksgiving event? You breathed a sigh of relief, but still desire to create something fun and special for the extended family during your gathering. Why don’t you […]

10 Free Thanksgiving Printables

Nov8
thanksgiving printable

I am thankful for… Paper Chain from Silverbox Creative Where has the year gone? Can you even believe that it’s November already? Thanksgiving falls quite late this year, so I am gearing up for all our festivities, but I know […]

Remembering Courage – July 4th Idea for the Family

Jun27
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As one drives around neighborhoods this weekend, the haze from back yard cookouts lazily permeate the clear, summer sky. The aroma draws you in, and memories of past July 4th grilling events flood back to the forefront. (It’s amazing how […]

Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas (and my stories)

Jun15
father's day album

My heart warmed when I snapped this picture. Dressed up and all ready for their special daddy daughter date night, our girls spent time with a devoted father. A daddy whose desire  to cherish his princess daughters, and model just […]

Easter Basket Trail: Easter Morning Idea

Mar29
easter basket ideas_opt

Easter Morning Idea: Follow the Ribbon Tradition It’s so simple to make magical memories with your children and I had such fun reminiscing, as I just loaded last year’s pictures. Why don’t you take just a few minutes to add […]

Family Easter Traditions: Make Magical Memories

Mar24
spring easter

Oh, I love the season of spring. It symbolizes new growth, inspiration and hope of things to come.  Yes, with spring in the air, it means that Easter is almost here.  A time to celebrate God’s goodness, but also a […]

Valentine’s Day Tradition – Hearts of Loving Kindness (Free Printable)

Jan28
hearts of loving kindness

Hearts of Loving Kindness – For years, we implemented a unique Valentine’s Day tradition that encouraged thinking of others through out the month of February. It was a way to get our children’s eyes off themselves and make it fun […]