Our Favorite Christmas Books

For the past 4 years I have wrapped 25 books and gave them to the girls one at a time as a December book Advent… until this year. It’s hard to let a tradition go, but eventually you outgrow them and I am learning (slowly) that it’s okay. Instead of wrapping the books this year, (which I didn’t miss one little bit) I put them out for the girls to enjoy the whole month.

Our favorite Christmas books, not the average list.

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2016 Christmas Bucketlist, Update #1

I shared our bucket list 2 weeks ago and soon afterwards I got a TERRIBLE cold. Easily the worst cold that I have had in years, not that any of them are good. I’ll be honest, the cold made me angry. It was the most wonderful time of the year and I felt like garbage. At first I felt too badly to care, then I became annoyed. I thought that surely our bucket list suffered for it. But when I took at look to see how we were doing so far, I was surprised!

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Christmas at Silver Dollar City, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is taking an annual trip to Silver Dollar City. This was year number 4 to load up the car and head down there. It was probably one of the fastest trips we’ve ever made, Russ and I both had colds, and the park was way busier than it has been the previous years. But, we still had fun. That’s the important part, right?! 


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The Girls’ Christmas Wishlists, 2016

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It’s the last day of November so the odds are if you haven’t started (or finished) your Christmas shopping yet, you probably will soon. Every Christmas I say the same thing, we don’t focus on presents around here. Never have, never will. But we do love buying a few presents for our girls. The older they have grown, the more appreciative they have become and that makes Christmas morning with them so special.

2016 Christmas WIshlists

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How to Host a North Pole Breakfast, From Setup to Cleanup

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One of our favorite Christmas traditions has easily became our annual North Pole breakfast. After a recent look around Pinterest I noticed that there are a whole lot of ideas floating around, but I couldn’t find any help or tips. Today I want to share with you 5 tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the past few years and hopefully encourage you to start a new family tradition of your own.

Tips and tricks to help you host the perfect Northpole Breakfast from setup to cleanup and everything in between. #ad #ScrubSeason #CollectiveBias

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