Easy Indoor Hosting Ideas for Any Budget

Hosting friends or family during these long winter months is a great way to lift your spirits and stay connected.

But before you start making excuses for how much work that sounds like, hear me out. 

You don’t have to have the Pinterest perfect house or decorations or food or anything. You don’t have to have a spotless house. You don’t even have to cook if you don’t want to! 

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Honoring the Practical Mother in Your Life

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! For me, this day has always meant honoring my mother as I was not a mother until now. (Expecting mother.) Whether you are in the same boat as me or Mommy Pro, I’d like to share with you a few ways to honor the mother in your life. (Or drop hints to help your hubby and kids make your day special!) 

Mother’s Day celebrations come in all different styles. For some it is a night on the town: a fancy dinner, dancing and a romantic moonlit walk. Now I’m not bashing this celebration at all. It sounds great! But in rural Wisconsin the fanciest dining we get is a resort supper club with an attached, crowded, rowdy bar. 

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Healthy Easter Candy Alternatives

Easter is just around the corner and you may already be dreading the sugar-high hyper activity and sugar-crash crankiness that comes with the usual Easter traditions. If you cut out the basket and egg hunt your children and nieces and nephews will be devastated. 

Keep everyone happy (and healthy) by incorporating a few healthy

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10 Great Wedding Gift Ideas for a New Homemaker

My husband and I got engaged and married in two months. No, we were not pregnant!

With so much to plan and so little time we skipped registering for gifts. We were so amazed at the originality, thought and hard work behind each gift!

This list is not all inclusive but is simply a reflection of how much we’ve appreciated a few of our shower and wedding gifts in three years of marriage.

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