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DIY FELT CHRISTMAS TREE

diy felt christmas tree
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—ITEMS NEEDED—

Large Piece of Green Felt | Smaller Pieces of Felt in Various Colors | Sharpie | Scissors | Fabric Glue (optional) | Staples or Pins (to secure tree to the wall)

My mom gave my sister and I the idea to make a felt Christmas tree for our kids and I’m so glad she did because all the kids (ages 3 years, 22 months, and 14 months) love playing with them! It’s SO EASY to make! You can get a

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GIFT GIVING MADE EASY!

easy ways to shop for christmas
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—SHOP THE POST—

Cardigan | Maternity Jeans (non-maternity version here) | Nail Polish in color Beet, Pray, Love

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I have all my Christmas shopping done! This year, shopping was so easy because I did it all online. I got to lay in bed and watch tv while shopping, and it was actually very relaxing instead of stressful trying to fight the crowds. 

I discovered a website called Elfster that makes shopping and buying gifts even easier. You can create

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3 WAYS TO TEACH CHILDREN TO GIVE BACK

teaching children the meaning of giving
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With the holiday season in full swing, my Christmas shopping done, and almost all of the presents wrapped, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to teach Hazel (and baby girl on the way) about the holidays. I want my kids to know that Christmas isn’t only about receiving gifts, it’s about giving too. Thinking about ways my parents taught us, I’ve come up with three ways to teach kids the importance of giving back.

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LET’S BE HONEST MAMAS: HOLIDAYS SIMPLIFIED

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I can’t believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away! This is the first year we’ll be home for Christmas instead of going to our hometown. We’re having my family (mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew, and cousin) at our house for four days and I’m so excited! I want everything to be perfect and everyone to have so much fun, but I’m really trying to keep things simple, not stress, and just

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