holiday guide

a green st. patricks day breakfast

March 13, 2012
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a  festive way! This year I will give a shot and making a traditional Irish meal like my mom used to do for us. I ran across and Irish brand of Corned Beef and some cabbage, but I’m still in search of what to do with them. I am a lover [...]

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st. patty’s pops by dollhouse bake shoppe

March 12, 2012
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Top of the mornin’ to ya! Kids crafts are a dime a dozen. When you find an activity that is absolutely adorable and fun, you know that it’s going to be the perfect holiday craft for St. Patrick’s Day. Dollhouse Bake Shoppe has created a green spin on celebratory pops. Summer is nearing, which means [...]

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creative valentine’s day crafts, bloggers know best

February 14, 2012
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Valentine’s Day might not be a fan favorite for all as we enter adulthood, and our like/dislike often changes based on relationship status, but for kids V-day is a day full of fun, puppy love, and class parties. While candy hearts, chocolates and stuffed friends are a go-to gift for our loved ones, generic, mass [...]

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happy holidays to all the happy hour moms around the world

December 23, 2011
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  Happy Holidays to all of our amazing Happy Hour Mom fans and followers across the world! Without you we don’t know where we would be. You’ve followed our lives across several foreign countries, states and cities. We’ve had our ups, downs triumphs and tribulations. Through it all we always come back to HHM. We [...]

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gift giving for all styles | uncommon goods

December 20, 2011
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  What is your gift giving style? Are you a traditionalist that prefers the classic red and green wrapped gifts filled with what is on top of your recipient’s list? Or, do you like to surprise everyone with items that they never knew they wanted? Are buying gifts for girls your hardest task during November [...]

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what is in your christmas stocking this year?

December 8, 2011
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December is the best time to stock up on your favorite brands. I’m a practical shopper whether it’s for gifts or for myself. Therefore, I have a hard time paying full price for anything. I still prefer receiving things that “I want” versus things “I need.” Honestly, I’m not sure where this behavior comes from, [...]

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hhm behind the lens :: fun holiday photo props for baby and family

December 7, 2011
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  Tis’ the season for giving, for eating delicious holiday treats, for beautiful lights and adorable decorations, and for taking adorable pictures to share on Facebook! There is no doubt that you will start seeing more and more adorable and creative holiday pictures, with snazzy holiday card designs and unique photo props that make you [...]

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hhm holiday gift guide | 6 gifts for a teacher or co-worker

December 7, 2011
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Giving is one of the best parts of the holiday season, but it is sometimes difficult to find that perfect gift for your coworkers, teacher, or your child’s teacher. A nice pen is typical and gift cards are always nice (yes we included one in our list!), but sometimes it is nice to get creative. [...]

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are you the perfect holiday party guest? 7 gifts your hostess will love…

December 5, 2011
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The holidays are full of joy, happiness, and PARTIES! There is always that one special holiday party that you look forward to every year, and what better way to guarantee next year’s invite, than to bring an unforgettable hostess gift–or maybe you are like the majority and want to surprise your friend/family member with an [...]

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what is your holiday decorating style?

December 1, 2011
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What color pallette are you naturally drawn to? Do you take your everyday decor style and mirror it for the holidays? Let your style fly high this year. Whether you bring out your alter ego or take last year’s decor and push it to a new level. When you think of Christmas, New Year’s, Hanukkah [...]

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colors of the season :: pink and green christmas

November 29, 2011
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The holiday season is officially in full swing, and many spent this past weekend decorating their homes, showering their christmas tree, and lining their landscapes with holiday cheer. The question is…did you go for the classic Christmas colors of red and green, or did you go for a modern look, with a less traditional color [...]

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internationally-inspired christmas tree :: pottery barn

November 28, 2011
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Over the past five years, I have traveled the globe with my family and have always made a special effort to find traditional international ornaments abroad. Since we are typically living abroad during the holidays, it is pretty easy to find the traditional ornaments from the local culture. However, for those jet-setters who have settled [...]

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top 5 free (or almost free!) thanksgiving printables

November 18, 2011
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Thanksgiving is a day for all to think about the many things in their life they are thankful for. Food, family and fun can only be best brought together with those finest details that make each holiday that much more special. When you plan your Thanksgiving recipes this year don’t forget to go the extra [...]

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6 steps to prepare yourself for holiday family photoshoots

November 11, 2011
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Christmas cards-Hanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, or holiday cards. Whatever your family calls them, it is the family portraits that lead to holiday cards and they can be a little (ok, a lot!) trickier and more timely than you would imagine. Before you lick the final stamp, there are at least 6 Steps to Prepare Yourself for Holiday Family [...]

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2011 personalized holiday cards | mixbook

November 10, 2011
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  Christmas cards oh’ Christmas cards how I have a love hate relationship with thee! 4 is the number of times that I have uploaded the same photos to different platforms. 36 is the number of family pictures I had it narrowed down to. 1 million is the number of times I changed the layout, [...]

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hottest 2011 christmas toys for boys

November 7, 2011
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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, we all need to know what 2011′s hottest Christmas toys for boys and girls are. First we’ll start with boys–those stinky little dirtballs who manage to make your heart pitter patter with a quick smile. Each year little men fill their holiday lists with tons [...]

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2011 Halloween pumpkin trends | accessories

September 17, 2011
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2010 Halloween pumpkin trends were metallics. After roaming my new favorite site, Happy Hour Mom’s Pinterest, for a mindless time suck (that I can’t get enough of) I came across 2011 pumpkin trends; rhinestones, henna, paint, die-cuts and more! If you aren’t feeling like putting all of the time and preparation into planning, gutting and [...]

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i caught the easter bunny

April 24, 2011
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If you have any Easter Bunny non-believers or kiddos you just want to amaze then you can have proof within minutes. I Caught The Easter Bunny is an easy online tool that allows you to upload a picture of your home and alter the image to see the Easter Bunny in action.  Upon creation of [...]

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party box design | free easter printables

April 3, 2011
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Party Box Design is being uber generous this Easter season. Creating and cooking an Easter menu is hard enough, yet we all love the adorable fine details. Check invites and favors off your list, and instead, download these amazing FREE PRINTABLES from Party Box Design. Plus see her adorable new site design. Easter Favor Box Easter Invitation [...]

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boiling eggs and coloring eggs for easter | easter safety tips

March 25, 2011
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As I started boiling my eggs this morning, I decided to do Google search to double check the appropriate boil time–I have a history of boiling eggs until they start to crack, just to make sure they are done. I am always worried they will be undercooked so a good crack tells me they are [...]

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