Archive for November 2014

10 Advent Calendars to Buy

I recently did a post about DIY advent calendars, but let’s face it — not everyone has time to craft once the holiday season kicks in so here is a round up of some advent calendars you can purchase instead.  After joining Hellobee, I learned about the book advent which I personally love. You can do all Christmas […]


10 Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes

In years past I’ve made turkey curry and turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce, lots of mayo, and tabasco (I put tabasco sauce on everything) with leftover turkey. To be honest I’m not the biggest fan of turkey, and it gets pretty dry as leftovers, but when you add lots of spices and sauces, you can […]

Thanksgiving Weekend Sales

12/1 6:50 pm update: I’ve added over 100 independent stores (for moms and kids) that are having Black Friday sales, so please check them out below the fold! I apologize in advance to your wallet! Some of my very favorite stores are included, many of which rarely have sales.  .  .  .  .  . I […]


Happy Thanksgiving, and Thank You!

It’s Thanksgiving, and we wanted to give a huge thanks to everyone – starting with our bloggers and hostesses! We’ve always wanted to pay our blogger and hostess teams, and as our site has grown that’s finally become possible.  We’re sending out a bunch of payments this weekend, and will be sending regular payments at […]


DIY Printable Watercolor Advent Calendar

With December just around the corner, I thought I would share with you this printable watercolor illustrated advent calendar to make each day until Christmas more fun. This is something that your older kids can help you put together, and the artsy boxes can be displayed on a table with other Christmas decorations or stacked […]


21 Quality Wind Instruments for toddlers and children

As Christmas draws closer and closer, I’ve been looking for musical instruments. Sure, everyone from Fisher Price, to Doug and Melissa, to even the fancier European wooden toy companies offer musical toys. But I’m looking at things that transcend the idea of a musical noise maker that’s only good from ages 3-6. So here I begin […]


Sharing Newborn Night Duty

I recently shared what a 24 hour period is like for us right now with 4 week old twins. What I didn’t get into is how Mr. H and I are choosing to divide up baby duties overnight. The first few nights at home with the twins were rough. The babies were up non-stop, Mr. […]

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