Three Truths to Remind a Single Friend on Valentine’s Day

The flowers floating around the office, the notes passed at school, the cards dripping with love and affection . . . Valentine's Day can be a lot to handle for the individual who is wishing they had someone special with whom to share the day.  And whether it is you...

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Spring Placemat Printable: Seasonal Fun for your Table

Happy Spring!  We may have had 12" inches of snow just two weeks ago in Ohio, but it is officially spring time.  Let's celebrate! This month, I have a fun spring placemat printable for your kitchen table.  Print it, invite your child to draw, color and fill it out,...

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DIY Valentine Arrows For The One You Love

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyTuesdayValentine #CollectiveBias It was a blind date 15 years ago. A date I agreed to reluctantly. A date that turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever...

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You’ll Love This Easy Patriotic Snack Mix

It is mid-June and I am starting to think of July 4th parties.  For years, I have wanted to throw a July 4th brunch and friends, this may be the year!! Will you be hosting a party or attending a picnic?  If so, here's an easy patriotic snack mix that is perfect for...

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How to Make an Empty Tomb Cake

Today, I have a fun and easy way to celebrate the Risen Savior, and as so many things around here do, it involves cake! The most profound aspect of Christianity is that Jesus died for the penalty of our sins and conquered death when He rose from the grave.  We don't...

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25 Inspiring Tablescapes That Will Make You Say Hello Spring

Are you ready for Spring?  I can't wait to don the winter coats and hats to feel the warmer breezes and see the flowers bloom.  (By the way, if you want to come plant flowers in my new construction mud pit, please do!) But to inspire your spring tablescapes, I have 25...

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My Top Valentine’s Day Picks from Etsy

  Whether you're talking Valentine's Day decor or gifts, I love the uniqueness of items found on Etsy.  There is a one-of-a-kind treasure for everyone and it is an opportunity to support small businesses. Here is my collection of top picks for all things LOVE found on...

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7 Patriotic Crafts for your Tabletop

As I was searching for inspiring patriotic tablescapes, I kept coming across awesome patriotic crafts to add your Fourth of July tables.  Take a look and let me know which is your favorite. DIY Flag Table Runner from Everyday Dishes. Easy color from Today's Creative...

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13 Inspiring Patriotic Tables

I love Fourth of July Parties!  And I love browsing Pinterest to find gorgeous inspiration for tablescapes.  So, I have put together a little collection of my favorite patriotic tables to inspire your own celebration. Incidentally, I have always wanted to host a...

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Graduation Party Desserts in School Colors

Are you looking for ideas for graduation party desserts?  Show your school spirit and make these delicious treats in the graduate's school colors. Last weekend was my nephew's graduation party.  I cannot believe he has graduated and will be starting college in the...

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10 FUN Ways to Celebrate Dad!

Looking for some fun ideas for Father's Day (or anytime you want to celebrate Dad)?  From crafts and gifts to games and crazy activities, these ideas will be sure to make Dad feel special and appreciated. 10 FUN Ways to Celebrate Dad: Have your kids fill out this...

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Awesome College Send Off Party Ideas

Are you sending a kid (yours or a niece or nephew) off to college this fall?  I am dreading the day.  But least I have 10 years to go and I am hoping those years go slow.  And when the time comes, I'll be referring back to this awesome College Send Off Party Idea.  It...

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DIY Trophy Centerpiece for your Big Basketball Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #EasyBracketParty #CollectiveBias The college basketball games are upon us!  This is my husband's favorite time of the year as far as sports go.  And I love it...

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20 Romantic Tablescapes for Valentine’s Day

I love getting all sorts of ideas for decorating my table.  Here are some of the best ideas out there for romantic tablescapes you can use this Valentine's Day.   1.  Ruffled Blog - Now, who would have thought a plaid afghan could be romantic?  Way to go!   2....

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Sharing the Love this Valentine’s Day with Minted

Are you all set for Valentine's Day cards and gifts?  If not, be sure to check out the super cute Valentine's Day Cards from Minted.  They have beautiful cards to send out across the country and even a fun assortment of personalized valentines for your child to share...

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How to Fold a Napkin into a Heart

Add a fun touch to your table this Valentine's Day or any other special day you want to share some love with those around you.  When my daughter caught a glimpse of what I was doing, she was so excited.  Don't you love how easy kids are to delight? If you need of red...

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Valentine’s Day Basket with Free Printable

Looking for an easy Valentine's Day craft?  Look no further! This month, I have a simple Valentine's Day Basket printable for you.  Grab some card stock, tape or glue and let your children color or embellish as much as they like.  This craft is great for home, the...

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Celebrating Your Familly on Valentine’s Day

There are so many cute ideas for Valentine's Day.  Sometimes, I want to try them all.  And then I get my sanity back and realize simple can be better.  It is completely ok to not add to your family's already existing traditions, whatever the holiday. Here is what my...

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See You in 2015 & Top Posts of This Year

Hi Friends, The end of the year is coming and I am going to be taking the rest of the month off from blogging.  I am looking forward to more time focusing on Jesus, family and the opportunity for renewal and rest. I won’t be around the social media sites as much...

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5 Attitudes to Have When Entertaining Over the Holidays

Thanksgiving is upon us and you may be preparing for guests over the holidays.  You're writing menus, decorating the house, setting tables.  But hosting a successful holiday meal is more than good food and a clean bathroom.  Your heart has to be ready to receive your...

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Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Table

Welcome to Entertaining Fridays!  I hope you enjoyed last week's free Thanksgiving Napkin Wrap printable with Scripture verses.  This week, I've been browsing Pinterest and gathering ideas for your Thanksgiving Table.  One thing I know after looking at so many, I want...

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Thanksgiving Printable Napkin Wrap

Welcome to Entertaining Fridays!  I am so very thankful for you.  Today, I have a cute (and free) Thanksgiving printable to complement your table setting.  This set of six napkin wraps each has its own Bible verse.  Print as many as you need! Let's Get Started: What...

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Sparkler Fun: 30 Ideas for Children of All Ages

Will you be pulling out the sparklers for July 4th this weekend?  I cannot wait!  There is something about sparklers that bring out the kid at heart. And today, I have 30 ways to make sparklers even more fun.  Ideas range from the ultra simple for the young children...

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Patriotic Ice Cream Cones

Fourth of July treats are on the scene!  I have been seeing similar sprinkle-covered cones on Pinterest.  Originally, I ran across the cone effect in ColorCakes and the chocolate dipped cone was filled with cake.  Yum. But with it being summertime and the fact that I...

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Graduation Party Tassel Dessert Plates

It is graduation party time!  Last year, we went to 11 graduation parties. Can you believe it?  This year, we have only one and it is one I am very much looking forward to. In honor of all the graduates, I have a little dessert plate idea to share.  Let's think...

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Celebrate Your Mom with zulily & #MyMomIs

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Is your mom a hero, a great cook, an inspiration, your best friend... or something else equally as special? Every mom is one of a kind.  And zulily wants...

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Mother’s Day Plate Exchange

Every year, my cousin, Cherise puts together an exchange of some sort for Mother's Day.  It is a wonderful way to encourage and support each other and something I look forward to each year. The first year, it was an exchange of compliments among the group of moms....

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My name is Kristen. I'm a former Wedding & Event Planner blogging about fun ways to celebrate each and every day and the special occasions of life. Here you'll find inspiration for family fun, children's activities, party planning and a faith-filled life.