January 4, 2015

Gratitude and Thanksgiving Traditions and Activities


This month’s free download of family activities and tradition ideas focusing on both Gratitude and Thanksgiving include Conversation Starters about Gratitude, Family Fun Night Turkey Placemats, the Leaves of Thanks tradition of the month, creating a Family Legacy of Gratitude and the Gift of Gratitude card. Download and print these activities for a special time with family.

Free Thanksgiving Recipe E-book


Quality Health is offering a free Thanksgiving Recipe book with wonderful photos and directions. I just previewed the downloadbefore offering it to you and it’s worth the few minutes it takes to receive it.

Gratitude Rolls: Special Food Tradition

gratitude rolls

Grateful Rolls – This simple tradition is a fun way for your family to express what they are grateful for during your Thanksgiving dinner. As guests arrive have each person write a few things that they are grateful for on small sheets of paper. We always make our special “butter horn” rolls each Thanksgiving,

Magic Pumpkin Patch Tradition

Magic Pumpkin Patch Tradition

Create a sense of wonder and magic in the imagination of your children as you bring the Magic Pumpkin Patch tradition to life. It’s such a fun fall tradition and won’t take more than a few minutes to plan. Let […]

Fall Tradition Ideas

Fall Traditions

It’s nearly impossible for me to believe that fall is officially here. With it hitting 80 in NC this week, the weather keeps me from switching into fall decorating mode, but I know I must….that post will come shortly. It’s […]

Back to School Tradition ideas


FUN FROM BEGINNING TO END Be sure to make a special breakfast to start the school year off right. Make an elaborate feast, maybe waffles with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, or eggs benedict – anything but the usual scrambled […]

Wedding Traditions

wedding memories box

Wishes to the Bride and Groom – When one of my nieces got married last year, I used this tradition idea at both her wedding shower and then again at the wedding reception. I had beautiful card stock with the […]

Birthday Traditions


Since I mentioned that we just finished three birthdays in 31 days, I thought I would share a few birthday tradition ideas that have been meaningful at different times. We don’t attempt to do these all or it would be […]

Our Family Flag


BHG Our Family Flag As a home school mom, who rarely shares about her homeschooling on this blog, I wanted to incorporate a very tiny educational tradition for this wonderful holiday. Point out the American Flag every time you see […]

4th of July Decorating and Craft ideas

4th of july decorations

There are so many quick and easy ways to decorate for the 4th. I am always a week late getting my decorations up. So in typical fashion, I went and pulled things down from my attic today. Yes real time, […]

Family Fun 4th of July ideas


Red, White & Blue Only – Create a neighborhood tradition and organize a potluck that no one will want to miss. Invite all of your family and friends to this casual party and give them each a food assignment. Include […]

4th of July Traditions


All week long there will be unique July 4th ideas right here. This year, why not start a family tradition to honor your localpublic servants, who embody the July value of ‘Courage’?Most families have the annual cookie exchange at Christmas […]

4th of July Recipe Ideas

4th of july cake

For additional 4th of July Dessert idea inspiration, don’t miss an additional six fabulously easy ideas. Welcome to my “Wow, it’s almost the 4th of July. Where has the summer flown?” edition of Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods. With fresh […]

Father’s Day Tradition – Father’s Day Cake


Father’s Day Cake (with cupcakes) – After you’ve made your Papa Pizza, you definitely need some dessert to finish the day. There are many recipes that you can find for a Father’s Day cake, but few will create a memorable […]

Father’s Day Traditions


Balancing Beauty and Bedlam is the place this week for Father’s Day tradition ideas. . And remember, with a little tweaking, these are ideas that will work for grandpa as well. So far we’ve shared how we can celebrate dad […]