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5 Insanely Easy Steps to an Organized Pantry

Ahh- an organized pantry, clutter is gone, containers aligned, expired products chucked! It’s so refreshing to see the pantry all neat and tidy with everything in its place. Flashback to 18 months ago, I was pregnant and nesting was in full swing (yes, nesting is a real thing!). I knew we’d have family visiting for the anticipated birth of our…

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3 Simple Christmas Crafts for Your Preschooler (Part 1 of 2)

One of the things I love about the holidays is doing Christmas Crafts with Little Miss E. She thoroughly enjoys doing crafts, we make wonderful memories together and are more bonded as a result. Little Miss E is a daddy’s girl, often declaring that Saturday is “Dadurday” (after the book by Robert Munsch), but in anticipation of a morning of…

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15 Kitchen Gadgets That’ll Make Your Life Easier

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here. Did you know that kitchen gadgets are not only fun to use, but they can actually make your life easier, save you time and in some cases money? I know, you’re thinking, “Melissa, c’mon, ‘make my life easier?!?’ Don’t you think that’s a bit of an oversell?” Well,…

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7 Steps for Finding Your Tribe – For Super Busy Moms

Would you say that you have a tribe? Imagine having a group of friends that know you well and you know them well. You are accepted for who you are…the good the bad and the ugly. There’s commitment, support, love, encouragement, transparency, and forgiveness. Your families play together; you trust each other, share keys to each other’s houses and pick…

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How to Host One AH-MAZE-ING Christmas Cookie Exchange 🎄🍪🎁

  Twelve years ago, I was invited to my first Christmas Cookie Exchange party and the world as I knew it changed…FOREVER! The hostesses set a high bar and the guests raised the bar each year thereafter. Each guest brought their most delicious cookies to share, but not just slapped onto any old platter. The cookies were beautifully decorated, pre-packaged,…

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