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You Should Be Here

I look around the room with stinging eyes, the hot tears threatening to spill over at any second making the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree blur like a blizzard before my eyes. The smell of a winter candle fills my nostrils – the clove, the cinnamon, the pine. Christmas music dances through the room […]

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Holiday Gift Wrap: What’s Your Style?

With the holidays quickly upon us, we brace ourselves for the time honored tradition of gifting the ones we love and appreciate. For some, this means shoving all presents into gift bags. But for others, it can be a carefully planned, heartfelt process with color-coordinated and on-trend sentiment. This year, I was able to attend […]

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Adopt-a-Family Holiday Tradition

Last fall, when I was planning our annual Friendsgiving dinner, I stumbled across Vista del Camino’s Holiday Adopt-a-Family program. I told my friends about it and most people spent a few extra bucks and we ended up with enough for our Adopt-a-Family to have a full Thanksgiving feast. Later, we enjoyed a mom’s morning to […]

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Holiday Danger Zones

Baby it’s cold outside! Time to bust out the Christmas decorations…or is it? The past couple of years I find more and more of my holiday bins are staying in the garage untouched. The reason is that most of my decorations are breakable or not even remotely kid safe causing some major holiday danger zones. […]

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Christmas Bucket List

One of the Christmas traditions I always look forward to is an Advent calendar filled with chocolate. Sharing this with our daughter during her first Christmas season was something my husband and I anticipated. That is, until we realized she might be a liiiiittle too young to have chocolate. I ended up finding a great […]

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FREE photos with Santa at the Promenade {two dates}

Santa Claus is coming to Scottsdale early this year! Mark your calendars On Saturday, December 3 and the following Saturday, December 10, the Promenade Shopping Center (located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd) will spread Christmas cheer by giving children the opportunity to take photos with Santa Claus. What you get Photos are FREE and […]

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20 Awesome Gift Ideas Under $20

If you are like me, you have a laundry list of people to buy for, but are trying to avoid breaking the bank. Buying an awesome gift doesn’t mean you have to spend a small fortune. Whether you need stocking stuffer ideas for the kids or a gift idea for your hard-to-buy-for uncle, here are my top 20 gift ideas […]

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