Project Real Mom: Reindeer Noses make the perfect class gift!

Classmate Holiday Gift: Reindeer Noses + Free Printable

I love making gifts. I love giving gifts. I love seeing the smile on someone's face when they open it. I want my children to know this same feeling. In a world where  a "sense of entitlement" seems to be increasingly more common, I'm trying harder than ever to teach ...
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Project Real Mom: Infuse your house with these holiday scents!

Holiday Gift: Stove Top Potpourri + Free Printable

Christmas is just around the corner and if you're anything like me, you're feeling a little overwhelmed! I can't believe how quickly it snuck up on me! Of course, I probably say that EVERY year. Oh well.  If you're still looking for that last minute gift idea for your neighbors, ...
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Project Real Mom: Candy Cane Hot Chocolate makes a great gift for classmates!

Candy Cane Cocoa for Classmates + Free Printable

Each year my kiddos want to give a gift to their classmates before they depart for the Christmas break. With two kids in school, and A LOT of kids in their classrooms, that can get to be pretty expensive! We also have the added complication in our school district that ...
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Project Real Mom: Festive holiday greens dress up your front door.

Dress Up Your Entryway with Holiday Greens!

It always depresses me when I have to take the flowers out of my beautiful pots around the front door. I like to leave them in as long as possible but Mother Nature usually makes the decision for me on when to take them out. It seems we always have an ...
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Project Real Mom: Advent Calendar - Unwrap a book each night to read with your children!

The Advent Calendar Gets a New Look with Books

The holidays have arrived! As we pull out our old advent calendars or look to buy a new one in the store, consider shaking things up a bit. Sure my kids like getting a little piece of candy in their advent calendar, but this year we're doing something a little ...
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Project Real Mom: Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Pot Pie!

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Pot Pie

The great quest begins for ways to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. I can do the traditional Thanksgiving meal for about one meal after the big day and then I'm so OVER it. I have to get creative about ways to use up the leftovers! (Tip: if you host Thanksgiving, tell ...
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Project Real Mom: A Christmas Tradition - hot Tom and Jerry's!

Kick off the Holidays with a Hot Toddy!

Are you still on a turkey hangover? I know I am! The end of Thanksgiving marks the transition from fall to winter for me. Once the turkey feast is over, I'm ready to put away my orange and brown decorations and haul out the red and green. Our house makes an ...
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