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Painted Egg Cartons & Easter Chick Cake Pops

By: Mina of Mini Piccolini I painted a couple of egg cartons to use as gift boxes this Easter. This is such a simple but charming way to give an Easter gift. We’ve filled ours with these fabulous egg candles, fun feathers, little egg shell planters, and no bake chick cake pops. Cake pops can be […]


7 Great Books for Every Kid

I always buy books as part of my gifts for my kids; they both love books and I’m an avid reader, so nothing brings me more pleasure than picking out new books for them. Right before Christmas I was browsing at Barnes and Noble when I saw this book titled “What Do You Do With An […]

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No-Sew Snowman Washcloth Puppet

When January comes, I think snowmen. There’s hardly a dusting here right now, but this is the time I start thinking that I should see snow people around, far more than I do at Christmas! However, even if I like these chilly creations, I would prefer to stay warm and comfortable while making a snowman. […]


“For Your Mistletoes” Free Printable

I often wonder how teachers do it. Charlie’s class has 26 kids, and his teacher is usually on her own. I can barely handle 2 kids… I can’t imagine 26! For both Olive’s preschool class and Charlie’s kindergarten class the parents go in on one gift card, but I wanted to give them a little […]

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Vintage Toys for the Holidays

As a first time mom, I have no idea what to get my son for his first Christmas. I’ve spent hours walking up and down the aisles at Babies R Us and Target and been lost in the black hole that is Amazon.com. Though I don’t pretend to know what is cool and hip for […]

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Gifts that Keep on Giving

As we get older the more we realize that for the most part, we and our friends and family members have all they NEED, so gift giving can get a little more creative. And what better way to spend money on things that not only benefit the recipient, but also someone else along the line! […]

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100+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Little Kids

Growing up my family didn’t really celebrate Christmas since my parents were first generation immigrants. Sometimes we had a tree, but we never exchanged presents, believed in Santa, or otherwise celebrated the holiday season. But now that I have kids of my own, the holidays have really become much more magical experiencing it through their eyes. Charlie […]

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