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January 2013

1 In Just for Fun/ Personal

A Christmas Of Memories {The Activities} #makingmemories

While the panic of only having 18 Summers {if I’m lucky} continues to loom, I’m determined to make the most of EVERY opportunity to make memories as a family. And with friends. Christmas was no different. As a way to ensure this, I made an executive decision to do NOTHING EXTRA during the month of December. Aside from work and the other basic family/parenting duties, I focused on a few things – my 3 major Christmas projects {with a few…

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Cash Party {The BEST Part}

When I talked about the kids’ birthday celebrations, I mentioned that being able to celebrate with friends is the BEST part. And I mean it – it’s incredibly important and creates so many lasting memories. But I think I may have made a wee oversight, and would like to place it at SECOND BEST if I may. Because the truth is, it was the toy GIFTING that topped our list. Buying the items and taking them to the Pediatric unit…

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Julep {Which Beauty Maven Are You?}

I only mentioned doing a Julep review over a month ago, and now I am FINALLY getting around to it. December was filled with some pretty major projects, so {as I’m sure you are well aware} the blog took a back seat. But now I’m back and ready to pass along a few awesome reviews. Namely, Julep. I originally signed up for Julep shortly before our Whitefish trip last Easter, and couldn’t wait to check it out. Honestly, I didn’t…

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Cash Party {The Celebrations – Part II}

I can never seem to have it *all* together. And as a result, the kids parties seem to be late….like REALLY late. Brooklyn’s birthday is late September and Jonah’s in early October. Last year, Brooklyn’s party was in December and Jonah’s was in January {I KNOW}. This year, while making some progress, their parties were still late. I had them in November. Next year I’m determined to get my act together and do them closer to their actual birthdays. Many…

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Cash Party {The Purchase}

For over a year Brooklyn had been getting the catalogues in the mail each month. And each time it came in, I would surprise her when I picked her up from school and she would exclaim in her most excited voice *YES! My magazine came!* She was in love. And dreaming of the day when she would have an American Girl doll of her very own. I wanted to get her one, and loved the idea of surprising her with…

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Cash Party {The Celebrations – Part I}

We’ve talked about the cash party twice now….but what about the celebrations? That’s what brought the most joy – spending time with their friends, just playing and having fun. Brooklyn’s was a Gourmet Princess Party and Jonah’s a Skull/Pirate/Scooby Doo party {HA!}. Now to Jonah’s: What did he think about getting money? You tell me: At the end of the day, it’s about getting together with great friends to celebrate another year. It’s not about the presents, it’s not about…

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Cash Party {What To Say}

I have had more than one person comment to say they LOVE the idea of the Cash Birthday Party. But with that, I have also been asked *what to say* or *how to tell people*. Because it’s kind of taboo, no? Like I said in my last post, it might be seen as kind of tacky. So here’s what I did. Last year I started planting the seeds early by making mention of it when birthday parties were talked about.…

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