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Dec 31

December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

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Dec 29

December 29, 2015

Choose Happiness – Six Tips!

Six Tips to Choose to Be Happy Life is a series of events, good and bad.  My journey has had its share of both.  Through it all, I’ve learned a lot about being happy. If you think about it, bad only exists because of good. It’s the absence of good that makes something bad. But, rarely, if ever, is there a total absence of good. We need to train ourselves to find and focus on what is good, even when…

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Dec 28

December 28, 2015

Planning Calendar for 2016!

Every Thursday evening my sisters and I and our husbands (except mine usually has to work) go out to dinner. We also have season tickets to the local play house so every so often we go to a play on Thursday nights (my hubby usually takes the night off for plays).  It just so happened that one Thursday when we had a play scheduled, my husband couldn’t take that night off and my daughter and her fiance had tickets to…

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Dec 10

December 10, 2015

Mama’s Cream Cheese Fudge – No Cooking Required!

SSSSHHHHH!!!  I’d NEVER admit it – but, I’ve been known to mix up this fudge and eat it straight from the bowl with a spoon.  That’s just how ridiculously yummy it is! The great thing is, there is absolutely no cooking required to make this delicious fudge.  You can just mix it up and it’s ready to eat.  My dear sweet mama used to make it for us.  We made two versions, one with nuts for daddy and one without for…

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Dec 9

December 9, 2015

Let It Snow!

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Dec 8

December 8, 2015

Reindeer T-Shirts with Footprints & Handprints

Here’s a super fun Christmas project to do with the kids!  It’s a reindeer made from a footprint, hand prints and a thumb print. Here’s what you need: Red T-Shirts (we used long sleeve since the weather is cold this time of year). Acrylic Fabric Paints – Brown Acrylic Fabric Paint – White Acrylic Fabric Paint – Tan (or mix brown & white) Acrylic Fabric Paint – Black (a bottle with a narrow tip) Acrylic Fabric Paint – Glitter Red Paintbrushes…

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Dec 7

December 7, 2015

Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel Apple Dip – A Fun Christmas Gift!

Caramel Apple Dip   Caramel Apple Dip is a fun Christmas gift.  It’s perfect for coworkers, teachers, public servants, kids, neighbors, just about anyone! Here’s What You’ll Need: 6 Granny Smith Apples 6 Red Delicious Apples 1 Bag of Individually Wrapped Caramels 1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 Stick of Butter 6 Extra Small Mason Jars 6 Extra Tall Clear Plastic Gift Bags Wired Ribbon Directions. 1.  Wash and dry the apples and the mason jars. 2.  Unwrap all…

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Dec 4

December 4, 2015

Free Printable Chritstmas Gift Tags

I created these gift tags on my computer just for you!  They are my free gift to you when you sign up for the Love My Big Happy Family Newsletter.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Love My Big Happy Family!! Download you FREE PRINTABLE GIFT TAGS HERE! Please like & share:

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Dec 3

December 3, 2015

Vintage Christmas Ornaments

I love Christmas Trees that are decorated with a huge assortment of ornaments that have happy sentimental stories to go with nearly every one of them!  Growing up, my parents had that kind of tree and now I’ve had my own tree for almost 30 years and it’s full of ornaments that have their own stories to tell.  A few years ago, my sisters and I inherited our parent’s old ornaments that we’d hung on the tree year after year,…

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Dec 2

December 2, 2015

Dec 1

December 1, 2015

Dec 1

December 1, 2015

Getting Organized with a Planning Calendar

  Every Thursday evening my sisters and I and our husbands (except mine usually has to work) go out to dinner. We also have season tickets to the local play house so every so often we go to a play on Thursday nights (my hubby usually takes the night off for plays).  It just so happened that one Thursday when we had a play scheduled, my husband couldn’t take that night off and my daughter and her fiance had tickets…

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