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What’s better than a warm cup of coffee that’s been spiked with chocolate, peppermint and whip cream? A warm cup of coffee that’s been spiked with chocolate, peppermint, whip cream and a reindeer donut on the side :) I’m excited to share two recipes today in partnership with Hamilton Beach’s new FlexBrew  – we’ve been […]

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I’m so excited about this project I’ve taken on. If you follow on Instagram you’ve seen that I was matched with 2 families in need to shop for holiday gifts this season for The Mama Notes Community through the Anne Arundel County Holiday Sharing program. We’ve been matched with two families, both with single moms. […]

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Shopping in general with children is….an experience. It makes you TRULY appreciate those solo Target runs, but it doesn’t have to be awful. While the holiday season definietly provides additional challenges (toys! candy canes! santa!) The Mama Notes community came up with some great tips to make shopping with kids a little easier :)  Tips […]

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Have you heard of Serendipity’s Frozen Hot Chocolate? It’s pretty well known in NYC and they have additional locations now. I made my own version of frozen hot chocolate for Piper last year and it was a HIT! I assume that this would taste a little more like hot chocolate if you made the hot […]

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We’ve been making homemade playdough since Piper was little but this was our first time making festive gingerbread playdough! Perfect for this time of year, this playdough is non-toxic and smells like warm gingerbread fresh out of the oven, making it great for ‘baking play’. It’s also great for holiday parties and you can even […]

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I’m so excited to share a peek at our holiday home today! We actually photographed this before our hallway makeover was finished & we got our real tree but I hope to add a few more pictures in. This year I fully embraced all of the pink holiday decor I’ve collected over the years in […]

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Family traditions are my favorite — but holiday family traditions take the cake. I’m always trying to think of new ones to start and love more than anything hearing about what fun and unique things other families do. Today The Mama Notes community is sharing some of their wonderful holiday traditions! Can’t wait to start […]

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‘Tis the season for holiday movies! While I’ve been watching a new cheesy Netflix movie practically every night there are also a ton of classics I like to try and watch every season, and now that Piper is into watching movies it’s even more fun. I have complied a list of some personal favorites, suggestions […]

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I had on my editorial calendar to publish a big holiday bucket list today to officially kick off the holiday season. I’m a big fan of seasonal to-do lists – I enjoy coming up with a full schedule and list of things to do every fall and holiday– it’s my favorite time of year after […]

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The recipe we make year after year!

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This is probably my favorite age group to put gift guides together for — most likely because Piper is now almost 3 1/2 and so fun to shop for! You can check out gifts for babies 0-12 months here and for kids 12-24 months here! The only thing missing from this guide is BOOKS!! I […]

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Continuing our holiday gift guide with fun options for the pre- toddler phase! Those little babies aren’t so little anymore but they aren’t quite in full-on toddler mode just yet! Here are some of our favorites — and you can check out gifts for babies 0-12 months here and kids 2-4 here! And all our […]

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