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Pretty Holiday Cards from Minted

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Holiday cards are a tradition that I just love. We excitedly open the mailbox to receive updates and greetings from friends and family all over the world. And for little ones who might not remember exactly who someone is, it is a great way to go over the photos and talk about family stories and how we are all connected. Did I you tell it's something I just truly love!? Haha! We've used Minted holiday cards for the past few years and the quality and variety in their cards are just breathtaking. Each year I kind...

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How to Paint Your House Yourself

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A little over eight years ago the hubs and I moved into our first home. Our cozy little space has seen two babies come into the world and countless special memories, but it's time for our family to move on which means it's also time to get our house ready to sell. You know all those little projects that you put off over the years? Well, when it comes time to list your home, you need to make sure it's move in ready for the next owners. So, while I love the sweet doodles my...

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Cyber Monday: Lands’ End 12 Hours of Twitter Giveaways

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Did you forgo the Black Friday frenzy this year, but feel a bit letdown that you didn't take advantage of any of those awesome deals? Never fear. It's not too late! Cyber Monday is tomorrow and there is still plenty of fun to be had. In fact, we've teamed up with Lands' End for their 7th annual 12 Hours of Twitter Event. Join us tomorrow at 4pm ET for loads of holiday gift tips and Lands' End gift card giveaways! Even if you did have a blast scoring some steals on Black Friday...

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#SantaForADay: Adorable Kids Interviewed for the Job of Santa for a Day

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Santa’s shoes are undeniably tough to fill, however, there are some adorable kids that are up for the task! Lands’ End interviewed potential Santa candidates from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Dane County and they shared just how they would approach the job of being Santa, should he be unable to fulfill his jolly duties this holiday season. Watch and share their #SantaForADay story! Let's all take a lesson from the kiddos this holiday season and focus on just how good giving feels! They simply want "to bring joy around the world," and couldn't the world...

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How to Make Spring Cleaning Fun for Your Kids

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We're lucky enough to have a lovely cleaning women that helps us out around the house. My husband and I both work a ton of hours, so having her come in and do the heavy lifting, cleaning wise, is a life saver. That being said, it's not like she's there every day. We have to do plenty of maintenance in between her visits. And, frankly, I don't want my children growing up thinking there is always going to be someone there to clean up their messes. Picking up after themselves is an important part of...

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Babyganics Review

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Do you ever have an experience with a product or company that you just love so much that you HAVE to share it. Like with everyone? Even strangers on the street?! I have a cousin notorious for this and once she is in love with something new, lordy you better buckle your seatbelt because you will catch her enthusiasm and have a crate of whatever it is delivered to your house in no time. Well that's how I feel about babyganics. I want to sing it opera style from the rooftops and make sure every parent I know is...

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How to Create an Outdoor Fall Tablescape

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Great fall weather always gives me energy to get up and take things outdoors. Whether its a long hike, throwing around the ball or making a picnic, to me the crisp fall air and bright sunshine are just perfect for getting out before a long winter takes hold. For years I've loved the idea of taking a real dinner party outside for fall. I blame all those magazine spreads! So when I had the chance to shop a sale from Everything But The House I knew I wanted to look for a table that I could...

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