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2020 Holiday Gift Guides

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Ideas to keep your kids busy and engaged this holiday season. 

Holiday Activities For Kids

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All of our favorites for this special time of year. 

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On December 1st I updated our kitchen bulletin board with our bucket list for the month after being inspired by my friend Val’s beautiful sign. I just printed off the words on cardstock and then attached a piece of craft paper with a thumb tack. Here’s a list of our traditions and a little bit […]

December Bucket List

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Elf on the Shelf season is upon us!! I usually start out with a lot of inspiration and enthusiasm and by the 2nd week of December I can barely remember to move the Elf around. I made this graphic with some of the ideas we’ve done in the past — my challenge is coming up […]

Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas

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Nov

2020 Holiday Gift Guides

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Today I’m sharing what I’m putting in my girls stockings along with some other ideas for you! I try to keep it simple but usually end up going overboard by the time I get everything out on Christmas Eve! I’ve created an Amazon shop full of other stocking stuffer ideas that you can browse right […]

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Nov

2020 Holiday Gift Guides

Gifts That Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion

There is no better time to evaluate your toy collection than before the holiday gifting season. This year I encourage you to take a closer look at the toys in your baskets and shelves – how diverse are they? Do your dolls, puzzles and books truly represent the diverse world we live in? Here are […]

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Nov

2020 Holiday Gift Guides

2020 Holiday Gift Guide 4-6 Year Olds

My curated holiday picks for kids ages 4-6! Check out all of our 2020 holiday gift guides here! *This post contains affiliate links and I earn commission when you make a purchase from me. Giant World Map Coloring Poster Dollhouse with Magnets Kids Yoga Mat Night Sky Toddler Sleeping Bag Kids Jump Rope Hopscotch Rug […]

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Nov

2020 Holiday Gift Guides

2020 Holiday Gift Guide 2-4 Year Olds

One of my favorite ages to shop for – here are all my picks for the best holiday gifts for 2-4 year olds! Check out all of the 2020 gift guides here! Wooden Family Bricks Wooden Town Block Set Wooden Babydoll Highchair Candylab Wooden Toy Car & Candylab Road Set Manhattan Toy Company Harper Doll […]

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Nov

Holiday Books

Usborne Book & Toy Pairing Ideas

I’ve been mentioning this gift guide for a while and it’s finally here! I’ve curated some of my favorite Usborne Books & More gifts to give with matching toys that make a complete gift set! Great for relatives, friends or your own kiddos! I’m a consultant with Usborne Books & More and receive commission when […]

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Nov

2020 Holiday Gift Guides

2020 Holiday Gift Guide Babies 12-24 Months

Here are some gift ideas for those little ones who are just starting to walk and explore the world! For younger babes up to a year check out my gift ideas here! Wooden Sensory Blocks My First Camera Scrunch Bucket Watering Can Baby Doll Carrier Set also available here Goober Car Crayons Toy Wagon Foam […]

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Nov

2020 Holiday Gift Guides

2020 Holiday Gift Guide Babies 0-12 Months

It’s been fun putting together my baby gift guide this year since I have a little baby at home! Alice is now 4 months and a lot of these items are on my shopping list for her. We already have the crinkle paper which she clutches in her little fist all day long! Manhattan Toy […]

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Nov

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October Amazon Favorites

It’s finally my favorite cozy time of year – here are a few recent purchases from Amazon we have been loving! *I’m an Amazon affiliate and may earn a commission when you purchase something from my links! Women’s Fleece: I usually get a new fleece every fall and this year I wanted to try an […]

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Oct

Halloween

Room On The Broom Activities

I’m starting a new monthly tradition of picking a book or two and coming up with activities to go along with it – for my girls and to share here! In the spirit of Halloween I’ve selected Room On The Broom for our first book basket! If you haven’t read this adorable Halloween book, I […]

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Oct

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2020 Holiday PJs For Kids

Christmas merchandise is starting to hit the market and while I’m all about NOT rushing holidays – it’s pretty known by now that holiday PJs always sell out! Here are my favorite finds so far. I’ll continue to add to this list as new styles are added! Candy Cane & Mistletoe PJs Pink Glow in […]

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Oct

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