So Very Thankful For You Tablescape

Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration

The annual tradition of Thanksgiving began many, many years ago in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." Now Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. There are football games and magnificent parades. Schedules and commitments. Invitations and parties. But even with all of that, we still gather around a table to eat and give thanks with those dearest to us. Creating a welcoming table for your Thanksgiving dinner is easy when you put your heart in it and use … [Continue reading...]

Cold Weather Jammies

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So I might have just had a little shopping spree. The only thing was it was a pretty expensive one and it was for kids' jammies :) It's quickly starting to get colder here and we are adjusting our thermostat. With that comes Knox & Sloane's bedroom. We want it to be as comfortable as possible for them. It's kind of a tricky time of year because it can be quite warm in the day and pretty cool at night. Several mornings we've gone in and they say they're cold. That's even after I've woken at randomly took a sleep walk upstairs and made sure they are covered with their blankets ;) I've … [Continue reading...]

Halloween Photo Tips

Halloween Photo Tips

In years past I waited until Halloween night just before going out to trick or treat to try to take a photo of my children in their costumes.  And it would almost always backfire.  Either they were in such a hurry to get out and trick or treat, it would be dark outside, or they would just be melting down that I would never get a great shot. I have learned some things to make it easier and wanted to share my Halloween photo tips with you so that you can get some great pictures of your children … [Continue reading...]

Halloween Monster Mix

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Are you as excited as I am that the holidays are right around the corner? Halloween isn't necessarily my favorite, but it starts the trifecta that ends with Christmas, and well, that you have to love. I love quick and easy treats for the holidays. I especially love snack mixes because it's an easy opportunity for a fun and festive treat. Or maybe I just love sweets and the holidays give me a good excuse to indulge, either way, this is one of my favorite things to make. It's super quick and … [Continue reading...]

Halloween Party and FREE printables

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Whether you're hosting trick or treat,  in charge of the class party at school or you just want to host a play date at home, I'm sharing a few printables today that will add a little cuteness to your next Halloween party! :) I had a station set up for the kids to decorate cupcakes… you could also set out sugar cookies to be decorated. I always have some sort of decorating station at my parties and they are always a hit! You can download the FREE Halloween … [Continue reading...]

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

Is anyone else ready for everything that Fall brings? I'm talking pumpkin, boots, and cooler temperatures. I'm ready to see the temperatures take a dive and get out of the upper 80's and 90's, the first sign of cooler weather and I'm pulling out the boots and scarves, you can bank on that fact. But, I'm not opposed to enjoying the tastes of fall, even if the weather wants to hang on to summer a bit longer. Saturday morning, we baked up some delicious pumpkin muffins. They were filled with a … [Continue reading...]

You’ve Been Booed Printables

You've Been Booed Printables

Last year we started the tradition of booing friends in our neighborhood.  I created these You've Been Booed printables to explain to our friends what booing is and what they needed to do next in order to participate.  We had a lot of fun with it and are looking forward to another year of surprising our neighbors. Download Instruction Sheet Download Door Hanger Instructions: Simply print on sticker paper or use a hole punch to create a tag. Download Boo Stickers … [Continue reading...]

Boo… FREE Halloween Gift Tag

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October is just around the corner… which means Halloween is getting closer! My boys haven't decided on their costumes yet but they'll be good to go when it comes to goodies for their school friends. :) I love sending fun treats to school for all the holidays. I haven't decided what is going in the goodie bags just yet but I've got the tags ready to go so they look super cute. :)) I used mini clothes pins to attach the tag but you could always use a hole punch and tie to a cellphone bag … [Continue reading...]

Coordinating Outfits for Family Pictures

Coordinating Outfits for Family Pictures // Every Day Cheer

It's fall…although in some parts (ahem Houston!), it's still 90+ degrees on a daily basis. I am thinking about all things fall which leads me to thinking about all things winter, which leads me to think about Christmas and Christmas cards which leads me to think about family pictures. I absolutely love getting family pictures done. I love having those memories to look at year after year. I love to pick out our outfits and plan! I really enjoy the little styling session that comes along with it. … [Continue reading...]

Halloween Roundup

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To continue the Halloween spirit, we're sharing a roundup of Halloween posts from our personal archives. We hope you'll find them helpful! Check out Moon Pie Owls for Kids  and a Graveyard Smash Party from Erin. Three fun printable posts from Lauren: Happy Halloween, FREE Spooky S'mores Treat Bag Headers, and Halloween Tags! Halloween Home Tour, BOO Printable, and DIY Chalkboard Pumpkin from Jenny. And if DIY costumes are your thing, check out my post on easy last-minute … [Continue reading...]