15 Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love

15 Mother's Day Gifts Mom Will Love

If you ask my mom what she’d like to receive as a gift she’ll tell you that she already has everything but of course I can’t let Mother’s Day go by without getting her something special. When choosing the perfect gift for my mom my goal is always to find something both thoughtful and useful, as well as something that she’d likely never buy for herself. Every single thing on the list of Mother’s Day gift ideas below is something your mom will enjoy using and she’ll think of you every time she does!

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20 Awesome Treats Made With Jelly Beans

Jelly Bean Recipes

The kids are out of school for spring break this week and we’re planning on trying out a bunch of these jelly bean themed treat recipes. They’re all so cute that the hardest part is going to be deciding which of these great treat recipes to make first! With all the candy sales going on right now we are more than stocked up on jelly beans so I’m looking forward to using some up while entertaining the kids at the same time.

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15 Awesome Jelly Bean Gift Ideas

15 Awesome Jelly Bean Gift Ideas

I like to mix it up for the kids’ Easter baskets each year so they’re not always getting the same things from the Easter Bunny, but spring just screams jelly beans to me so no matter what they get there are always jelly beans in their baskets! If you’ve got some jelly beans fans on your gift list then check this awesome list of super fun jelly bean gift ideas:

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15 Awesome Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Easter Basket Filler Ideas

My kids are always so excited to get their baskets on Easter Sunday and I hate to just fill them up with candy so I like to mix it up a little and get each kid a few small surprises to go in their baskets in addition to their sweet treats! I love to throw in a few activity items like sidewalk chalk and Mad Libs to keep the kids busy and perhaps a couple of small toys. Of course the Easter Bunny always gets all the credit but I get to see the joy on their faces when they dig into their goodies. Here are a few awesome Easter basket filler ideas:

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15 Creative Mardi Gras Activities for Kids

15 mardi gras activities

Mardi Gras celebrations typically take place in the week or two before Fat Tuesday, which signals the beginning of Lent on Wednesday and the end of the celebrations, however here in Northwest Florida Mardi Gras is like a season that lasts a couple of months! We have parades, king cake ceremonies and lots of parties during January and February and the kids love to get involved with fun Mardi Gras crafts so I’ve rounded up a few of our favorite craft ideas here:

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10 Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

10 Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

For many February is still a time of recovery and rebuilding savings after the holidays, which can put a damper on Valentine’s Day for many couples. The good news is there are some great options for cheap dates for Valentine’s Day.

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25 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

25 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

If the men in your life are anything like mine then it can be hard to buy them gifts that are just right. They don’t tend to need much and they seem make a habit of buying their own goodies when they want them. Well check out the list below for some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas he’ll truly enjoy that show you love and appreciate him!

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Live Life More Fully! Light the Candles

Live Life More Fully! Light the Candles

Live life more fully! That’s what I plan to do this year. I don’t really believe in New Year’s Resolutions and I wrote a post about that recently, why I believe goals and priorities are more important and achievable. However I do think that the beginning of a new year is the best time to assess and evaluate your goals and priorities – so whatever you want to call it, goal or resolution – one of my biggest this year is to live life more fully. I don’t mean take lots of trips to exotic locales or do anything wild and crazy, but to take more joy in the small moments.

Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Thanks so much for a fabulous 2016!  Wishing you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! I’ll be taking Christmas Eve and Christmas day off of posting to spend time with my kids, but I’ll be back on Wednesday with my regularly scheduled Publix trip. Have a blessed holiday!