August 21, 2014

Back to School Ideas and Traditions

Aug5
back to school traditions

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
Vday

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 […]

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
candy-cane

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 […]

Easter Basket Trail: Easter Morning Idea

Mar29
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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 […]

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 […]

The Advent Jesse Tree: Jesse Tree Ornament Ideas

Dec3
The Advent Jesse Tree @beautyandbedlam

Traditions play a role in our family’s tapestry in dynamic dimensions. As a traditions consultant for many years, I can share traditions for every holiday and celebration that you can think of, and most likely, many that would never cross […]

Unique Mother’s Day Ideas: Mother’s Day Cake

May2
mother's Day cake

What I love about this unique Mother’s Day idea is that this cake isn’t about how pretty it is (although please feel free to add some adornments to the top), it’s about the special meaning that was put into this […]

Through the Generations – Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Apr27
Mother's Day photo gift idea

How special to honor the gift of legacy and generations in your life with this unique homemade Mother’s Day gift idea. Often, pictures say more than a thousand words, especially for the women who have “everything,” and these accordion style […]

Egg Knocking Contest: Easter Traditions for Children

Apr12
egg knocking easter tradition

As we approach Easter, I’ll be sharing some fun Easter traditions and Easter Games, like this Egg Knocking Contest that I first heard of when I was a traditions consultant with Once Upon a Family. It’s such a fun addition […]

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

Mar13
st patricks day traditions

Last year on my St. Patrick’s Tradition post, my son shared his research on the history and true meaning behind St. Patrick, the man, and the use of the clover. It’s fascinating. I encourage you to share this with your […]

Easy Valentine’s Day Love Muffins

Feb5
Love Muffins

Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfast muffins – Store bought mixes save the day in a pinch, but if you’d like a recommended recipe, I love my banana nut or banana blueberry muffins.

Do You Have a Christmas Ornament Tradition? (Start one now)

Dec27
christmas ornament box

(My music themed ornament collection) As I determine when to pack away our Christmas tree ornaments for another year, I’m continually amazed at how many of our family’s ornaments tell their own story. This year my daughters spent hours looking […]

Door to Door Christmas Caroling

Dec15
caroling collage

The Door to Door Christmas Caroling tradition has become a thing of the past, but not for our extended family. For over a decade, we gather, put together plates of Christmas goodies, and visit our neighbors. Now, remember, we are […]

The Patience Box

Sep1
patience box