Nov 272016
 

Christmas tree decorating traditions are some of my most favorite holiday traditions.  From hiking out with my Dad and brothers to cut the family Christmas tree to some of the new traditions I’ve adopted since marrying there are plenty of tree decorating memories to make me smile.

5 Christmas Tree Decorating Traditions that you can easily try with your own family.

In the past Bubbles has looked at the Christmas tree with awe and wanted to touch each ornament as it was hung.  This year she was even more excited to participate in decorating process.  Thank you to Hallmark for sending us new ornaments to compliment our Christmas tree decorating traditions. Continue reading »

Nov 262014
 

This sponsored post on holiday traditions is brought to you by Sverve. All words and opinions are my own.

Having holiday traditions has always been really important to me.  One of the first traditions I can remember from when I was very young was how we celebrated Christmas Eve.  My Mom’s side of the family would gather at my Great Grandmother’s house; it was the one time of year they all made a point to get together.

4 Holiday Traditions to start with your family this year #ChosenByKids

Now that Bubbles is getting older and is able to anticipate and appreciate much of the season, we’re working on building her traditions.  Here are some that we’re participating in this year that you might like to start with your own kiddos. Continue reading »

Nov 242014
 

Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.

Growing up, before starting to have visions of sugarplums and noshing on candy canes while having a chat with Santa, a highly-anticipated seasonal occurrence was the arrival of the Hickory Farms gift basket.  Each year without fail, one was delivered to our house from one of the business contacts that worked with my Dad’s company.

Create holiday traditions with Hickory Farms' Beef & Turkey Hickory Sampler

I know it might not sound all that interesting for a kid, but it was always fun to open the box and sort through all the different items in each basket.  Sausages, cheeses, nuts, sauces, crackers, even those little mint candies – there was something for everyone.  Fortunately in my family everyone reached for a different selection from the box or basket, so everyone was able to enjoy their favorite. Continue reading »