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All of my 2020 holiday gift guides in one spot! 

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. 

Favorite Holiday Books

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Advent calendars are such a fun way to get in the holiday spirit! They bring a daily dose of holiday cheer throughout December. There is no shortage of advent calendar themes/options, and I’ve rounded up some of my favorites. Be sure to snag one before they sell out this year! Meri Meri Nutcracker Advent Calendar […]

2020 Advent Calendars

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15

Oct

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Prime Day is finally here! I’m thinking of it as the un-official kick off to holiday shopping and stocking up on a few gifts for the girls and myself! *I am an Amazon affiliate and may earn commission when you shop from my links! Prime Day Fashion For Mom Life: All of Amazon brands including […]

2020 Prime Day Finds

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13

Oct

Halloween

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

Are you a last minute costume planner like I am? If so we found some easy ideas you can pull together with a quick Amazon order or search through your closet! Ice cream (or milkshakes)! I made these costumes for the girls in a matter of minutes. I cut up felt and attached it using […]

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12

Oct

Recipes

Pumpkin Recipes To Try This Fall

Fall is one of my favorite seasons for so many reasons, but one of the main reasons is Pumpkin! Pumpkin patches, pumpkins on porches, pumpkin spice lattes, and pumpkin muffins – I love it all and seriously can’t get enough. In an effort to decrease screen time, my goal this fall is to get my […]

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04

Oct

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October Busy Box Ideas

Since launching Magic Playbook last month one of the most frequent questions I have received is if I’ll still be sharing activity box ideas. My goal is to share them once a month still with seasonal and monthly themes. Many of these ideas use printable sheets from Magic Playbook – and you also get tons […]

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01

Oct

Usborne Books

Christmas & Winter Books From Usborne Books & More

Here are some of my favorite Christmas/Winter books from Usborne that I shared on Instagram! To learn more about hosting an Ubsorne party to earn free books check out the FAQ here! The Nutcracker Sound Book The Twinkly, Twinkly Christmas Tree That’s Not My Polar Bear Busy Santa Book Secrets of Winter – Shine-a-Light Are You […]

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29

Sep

Amazon

Halloween Finds From Amazon

It’s always sad to see summer go, but the trade-off of cool weather, warm drinks, and decorating for Fall/Halloween makes it easier. I rounded up some cute and affordable finds on Amazon that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit! *I am an Amazon affiliate and may earn commission when you shop from […]

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23

Sep

Amazon

September Amazon Fashion Finds

Fall is nearly here and I can’t wait to swap out my wardrobe – hoping to get to that this weekend! As usual I spent hours of my life searching on Amazon for some cute things this month and here’s what I found! *I am an Amazon affiliate and may earn commission when you shop […]

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09

Sep

Shopping

Back To School Fun

Back to school season is in full swing and regardless of if you’re going in person or online you are likely creating a school or homework area in your house! I created a little learning nook for Piper and had fun looking for some new desk accessories and school supplies to jazzzzz it up a […]

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28

Aug

Cooking

3 Quick Dinner Ideas For Picky Kids

This post is sponsored by ALDI. Back to school season is HERE! What a weird summer it’s been! We still have a few weeks before Piper starts virtual Kindergarten and I’ve been doing my best to prepare for the busy season that awaits us. I’m still wrapping my head around how I’ll have time to […]

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26

Aug

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Shape Themed Activity Boxes

This week in the activity boxes I put together for Flora (who is 2.5 years old) all focus on SHAPES! Flora is doing really great with her colors but we haven’t spent too much time on shapes yet. I always try to get these boxes together on Sunday so they are ready for the week. […]

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24

Aug

Usborne Books

Halloween Usborne Books!

Here are some of my favorite Halloween books from Usborne that I shared on Instagram! To learn more about hosting an Ubsorne party to earn free books check out the FAQ here! Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Halloween Monsters At Halloween Poppy & Sam’s Halloween Party Little Coloring Book Wipe Clean Halloween Activities Are You There […]

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24

Aug

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