Celebrate

“Celebrate every day like a birthday.” ― Jordan Hoechlin

Did you know research proves that celebrating boosts our well-being? Planning a party gives us something to look forward to. We feel more optimistic when we are mindful of these happy events – both large and small – and that makes us feel good. I hope the ideas below will help you celebrate life in all the big and tiny ways!

 

Halloween Printables

Halloween Printables

Feeling neighborly? Halloween is round the corner and it's the perfect time to surprise your friends with a little "Boo." If you aren't familiar with the tradition, it's a fun one! Simply put a few treats together and leave them at a neighbor's house to make their...

How to BOO your neighbors

How to BOO your neighbors

There's a fun little tradition around our parts. Your doorbell ring but when you go to see who it is, there's only will a festive Halloween package full of goodies perched on your doorstep -- and typically a car speeding away around the corner. You've been BOO'd! The...

Last minute Halloween ideas

Last minute Halloween ideas

Someone please tell me how Halloween snuck up so fast? Seriously, I still have to get my decorations out of the attic! If you're in the same boat as me, and thinking maybe that trip to the attic may not happen this year, do yourself a favor -- stay off of Pinterest...

Ideas for an easy black cat Halloween party

Ideas for an easy black cat Halloween party

I think there's a cat problem in our neighborhood. Oh whoops. My bad. That's just my Girl Scout troop having our October meeting - with a black cat theme. I can't help myself - when it comes to a meeting at my house, I go into party mode and have to have a theme. I...

DIY Witch Luminary

DIY Witch Luminary

I went to the dollar store to find jars to put homemade Halloween gummies that the Cupcake made for her kids' craft exchange. And like EVERY time I go into the dollar store, I think of how I can repurpose something that they have there. It's terrible around the...

Bottle in a Balloon Halloween DIY

Bottle in a Balloon Halloween DIY

I’m a little obsessed with balloons lately. There’s nothing more festive than having a bunch of balloons wafting above your party table to set the mood. I can’t even imagine a birthday without them, or a clown for that matter. Mostly all that goes into balloons is...

Friendsgiving gift ideas

Friendsgiving gift ideas

What in the what is happening right now? Wave 2 of the virus is hitting us right when we were all planning our Friendsgiving, darn it. If Judge Clay J telling Dallasites to cancel Thanksgiving -- but if you can't cancel it, have a "silent" Thanksgiving with family...

Blessings Week!

Blessings Week!

Why do you love November? I love November because I get to see my family and celebrate Thanksgiving. I also love to focus on our many, many blessings each day of the month. And eat pie. Lots of pie. But what I love even more than pie is Friendsgiving! Whoever came up...

7 Ways to Create a Thankful Heart

7 Ways to Create a Thankful Heart

Thanksgiving is fab with the football, the parades, the turkey, the family (usually, lol) and the pie. With all that going on, it’s easy to lose sight of why we celebrate Thanksgiving in the first place. History buffs know that even though the significance of...

Christmas Gifts Checklist

Christmas Gifts Checklist

It seems like every time I walk into a store in the past month, I've seen something that would make a great Christmas gift -- for SOMEONE. I can't remember WHO all I'm buying for, but I'm pretty sure it would be PERFECT for (fill in the blank when I remember). ...

When Should You Replace Your Artificial Christmas Tree?

When Should You Replace Your Artificial Christmas Tree?

This post is sponsored by King of Christmas. All opinions are my own. The holiday countdown has started… It’s time for your annual tree-wrestling match where it’s you vs. the stairs to bring that bad boy down from the attic onto center stage. Maybe you even have more...

How to watch Hallmark Christmas Movies

How to watch Hallmark Christmas Movies

It’s go time. November 1. Let’s do this holiday thing baby! It’s the official kick-off to Christmas and you’ve got to get your head right. Are you mentally ready to take on the rigors of the wreath season? And how exactly do you do that? With a good ole Hallmark...

How to make a Grinch Holiday Door Decoration

How to make a Grinch Holiday Door Decoration

True Story: When my husband and I were newly married, he used to be a real stick in the mud about the holidays. We were always bickering about when to put up the tree(s), whether they should be real or fake, how many holiday decorations inside and out. Just the...

How to prepare for Elf on the Shelf

How to prepare for Elf on the Shelf

It’s time to prepare for elf n the shelf.  Yes, Moms, I know.  It’s a fun but hard few weeks. Lots of creativity, lots of things to remember. It’s so worth it every morning to see your kids happily find the Elf on the Shelf in its new location and up to...

Time for Elf on a Shelf

Time for Elf on a Shelf

Okay, so I have some good news and I have some bad news. The good news is that it is time to get started with Elf on a Shelf. The bad news is that it will soon be time to get started with Elf on a shelf. Yes, you heard me right. Much as I love this particular...

Elf on the Shelf Roundup

Elf on the Shelf Roundup

We’re 12 days into our yearly visit from the Elf on the Shelf. I honestly don’t know how they come up with something new each night. They must be so exhausted! (*wink*) In case you’ve missed our famous Elf on the Shelf duo, Chintz and Jewel, and their crazy antics on...

The love-hate relationship with my Elf

The love-hate relationship with my Elf

I feel your stress. I do. It's nearly 10 p.m. and I have yet to move the Elf on the Shelf. There are small pets that require less commitment than an Elf. I have a list of ideas, of course I do. I wrote a book on Elfing, but mustering the energy to execute is a whole...

109 Best Elf on the Shelf Names

109 Best Elf on the Shelf Names

Naming your elf is a very. big. deal. You could be stuck with a name like Hokey Pokey or (gasp) Elsa for many, many years if you don't get in front of this whole Elf thing. You know that’s a strong possibility, right? Especially if you find you are a natural at the...

Laundry Day

Laundry Day

It's kind of sweet that our Elf on the Shelf decided to do the princess dolls' laundry today. Nice except that they are using Miracle Bubbles in the washing machine… reminds me of the Brady Bunch episode with the washing machine, LOL.  

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Everyday should be a party, but that would be EXHAUSTING! I do like to plan for a big bash though. Here’s a few ways that we like to level up holidays and celebrations!

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