Top tips to clean quick for the holidays

When the holidays come around, everybody is scurrying about, trying to clean house fast, quick, and easy. I have several posts on this blog to help you do just that. Look below to pick which posts fits your situation the best!

 

Need to clean the whole house quickly (in an hour or 2) because the neighbors are dropping by? READ 10 ways to clean your house fast

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Top 10 favorite Christmas movies, for kids and parents

I took a poll from some very smart women, the moms on my Facebook page! I asked about their favorite kid-friendly and family movies (TV specials included), as well as their favorite grown-up movies for the holidays. This post is the result of that poll (in no particular order):

Top 10 kids’ Christmas movies

1. Elf

2. The Grinch that Stole Christmas (and the new Grinch)

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6 steps to a saner christmas

Happy Holidays or Holiday Heachache?

The holidays can be a huge headache for a lot of people.

It is a shame if we don’t get to enjoy the spirit of the season because we are so stressed out. I wanted to share some steps to having a saner, more relaxed Christmas/holiday season.

First of all, we are going to talk about some things to limit to restore some sanity.

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Teaching little ones what Christmas is really about

As we go into the holiday season, we want our children to not get caught up in the hustle and bustle and the “gimmes”. We can put out nativity sets, we can color pictures of Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus, but are they *really* getting it?

I love what one of my favorite bloggers does. Instead of putting presents under the tree in the weeks leading up to

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8 ways to relax and enjoy the holiday season

As if our lives aren’t already busy enough, then the holidays get here and the amount of things we have to do seems to double. Or at least that is our expectation that we have of ourselves, that we NEED to do all these THINGS. Let me encourage you to take a step back, examine your life and calendar AND your expectations and see if you can’t have a more

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Stovetop potpourri kits

What a great gift idea for teachers! Something they can definitely use and not clutter up their desk or room.

Stove-top Potpourri Kits Clear plastic gift bags (non-zip) 1 orange 1/2 cup cranberries 1 Tbs whole cloves 3 sticks of cinammon grated nutmeg Festive ribbon

Instructions: Quarter the orange, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water as needed.

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6 steps to define your priorities this holiday season

As we head full swing into the holiday season, with all its hustle and bustle, it is easy to get caught up and lost in our list of things to do, our events and activities to go to. We may get so busy just going, that we don’t even realize that we are not enjoying ourselves.

In America, especially, there is huge cultural pressure to do so much. I mean,

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10 fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids

Looking for something to keep the little ones busy while you prepare for Thanksgiving this week? Or maybe want to spend some quality time crafting with them while cooking your turkey?

I have gathered just a few of the THOUSANDS of Thanksgiving craft ideas out there.

Grateful Paper Plate turkey

 

Grateful turkey with patterning

 

 

Paper plate turkey wreath

 

Gumdrop turkey

 

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The do’s and don’ts of cooking a turkey ;)

What NOT to do when cooking turkey

1. Although this way sounds good at first, you might wanna lay off the wine until the meal is done 🙂

2. Don’t ever try to cook a turkey that is frozen, you have to thaw it safely first! 2 Sisters share How to safely thaw a turkey

3. Allow enough time. Some of you

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Clearing clutter to make way for gifts

If you are like most families in America and other developed countries, your kids probably have WAY more toys than they need. There are probably more DVDs and games than your family could ever play, and you all probably have more clothes than you could ever wear. Which makes me wonder WHY we will be giving each other MORE stuff? But I digress, that is a topic for another day…

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