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May 20, 2015 . a yummy Carnival Cocktail (grown-up slushie)

We had the most fun time at Anton’s Carnival Bday Party last weekend! I made these adorable grown-up slushies for the parents who stayed….everyone loved them (even the guys). Here’s the recipe! Ingredients: 1 bottle champagne 2 frozen from concentrate cans of strawberry lemonade 1 cup vanilla vodka orange juice to taste (use more or less […]

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May 15, 2015 . carnival birthday ideas

Anton’s birthday was admittedly back in April. I could tell you we’ve been waiting for the weather to warm up so we could have the party in our backyard…but truthfully, it’s just taken me this long to plan it. Been there? Yikes. Sometimes having six kids is just crazy. (source) No. It’s always crazy, haha. […]

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celebrating the little things (part 2: recipes)

/// Though it may seem like it in this post, we don’t generally celebrate our kids with sugary treats. BUT…here are some of our favorites, that are on the sweeter side {some are healthier than others}. //// {apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins} {easy pumpkin muffins…sometimes I sub sweet potato + apple sauce for the pumpkin} {dutch baby} I haven’t […]

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celebrating the little things (part 1: tips & ideas)

I’m a firm believer in celebrating everything. Even the seemingly little or typical or mundane. A great grade on a test, a first good hit in baseball, learning to tie shoes by oneself, last day of preschool, or simply ‘cuz it’s Wednesday. Because God is good and He’s given us another day with these amazing […]

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Jesus’ Birthday Party

Every year our family celebrates Jesus’ Birthday after dinner on Christmas Eve {see here}. It’s a fun way for the kids to understand more fully the real reason for Christmas & has helped take focus away from what they ‘get’ but rather, what Christ did for us by coming to earth. My sweet friends from […]

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a stacked cake & ribbon bunting | laith’s 4th birthday

Every year, I make the kids a birthday cake in their favorite color. Last year, Laith was all about yellow. He didn’t eat it, play with it, or talk about it if it was another color {he’s obviously my creative one}. This year however, he’s into too many colors to be able to make a […]

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