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Nov 30

November 30, 2016

How to Have An Old Fashioned Family Christmas!

These days Christmas can become very busy, very stressful and very commercialized.  If you find yourself longing for a time when Christmas was quieter, simpler, and perhaps held more focus on what is truly important, then this year, you might want to observe some of these Old Fashioned Christmas Traditions! Have a Real Christmas Tree!My research tells me that the tradition of decorating Christmas trees started in Germany around the 16th Century.Today most people have artificial trees but When I was…

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Nov 28

November 28, 2016

Santa and Reindeer Coloring Page

Merry Christmas Everyone!!  Here are Santa and Rudolph to help you celebrate!  This is a free downloadable coloring page for you and your little ones to enjoy!!  If you’d like more coloring pages like this, subscribe to the Love My Big Happy Family newssletter!! You can get your subscribtion to the newsletter in the sidebar to the right! -> Christmas Coloring Page! Get your  Santa and Reindeer Coloring Page Here! Please like & share:

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Nov 24

November 24, 2016

Nov 22

November 22, 2016

For These Things, I am Truly Grateful!

Many people use the month of November to post each day something they are thankful for.  My “thankful” list could be broken down to cover the 30 days of November and then some!  On top of that, I have multitude of blessing that I’m sure aren’t covered here, though I did try to make my categories broad enough to cover almost everything. So here it is – My annual Thankful List, with a few minor tweeks, just as relevant today as it…

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Nov 21

November 21, 2016

Jo’s Caramel Corn

This is one of my extended family’s all time favorite treats.  It’s called “Jo’s Caramen Corn” because my sister Jo makes it every year for our 4th of July get together.  It’s also a good treat in the Fall, at Christmas time, and well…at any time!  These popcorn balls are soft, sweet and delicious!  You definately want to try them!! Here’s What You’ll Need: 1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 lb of Brown Sugar 1 Stick of Butter 1…

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Nov 16

November 16, 2016

How to Write a Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Day is a time to reflect with gratitude  upon all of our many blessings..  We can do that privately in our own hearts and minds.  We can do it together as a group by sharing our blessings with one another.  Traditionally though, Thanksgiving has been a time to offer a prayer of thanksgiving. In my life I’ve known countless good people, some of whom could comfortably offer up a prayer with ease and eloquence and many others who,  though…

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Nov 14

November 14, 2016

Pilgrims and Native Americans Coloring Page

Here are some friendly Pilgrims and Native Americans to help you celebrate Thanksgiving.!  This is a free downloadable coloring page for you and your little ones to enjoy!!  If you’d like more coloring pages like this, subscribe to the Love My Big Happy Family newssletter!! You can get your subscribtion to the newsletter in the sidebar to the right! -> Thanksgiving Coloring Page! Get your  Pilgrims and Native Americans Coloring Page Here! Please like & share:

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Nov 10

November 10, 2016

Make Your Own Thanksgiving Village!

This is a super fun craft activity for kids!  It features a colonial cabin, a teepee, a pumpkin, a turkey and a set of pilgrims and native Americans.  Just print out the pieces on cardstock and then use crayons, markers or colored pencils to decorate them.  They’re easy to assemble using a glue stick or tape. You can play with your Thanksgiving Village  or use it as a fun holiday display or decoration! You can purchase the printable for just…

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Nov 9

November 9, 2016

10 Ways to Express Gratitude

From time to time we all get so busy about our lives that we forget to slow down long enough to reflect upon our many blessings.  November is a great time to stop and not only truly reflect upon all we’re thankful for, but to do something special to express that gratitude. Here is a list of ten great ways to do just that!  Try a few or make a point to do them all!! Say a prayer of Thanksgiving….

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Nov 7

November 7, 2016

My Granddaughter Loves Tim McGraw!

How cute is this!!! My little four month old granddaughter, G5, loves Tim McGraw’s song, “Humble and Kind.”  Whenever she’s fussy or crying her mom plays the song for her and she calms right down.  Sometimes she is so comforted that she falls fast asleep while other times she sings along.  Check out her cute video on the lmbhf Facebook page HERE!   Please like & share:

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Nov 7

November 7, 2016

Thanksgiving Coloring Page – Turkey

Here is a Happy Turkey to help you celebrate Thanksgiving.!  This is a free downloadable coloring page for you and your little ones to enjoy!!  If you’d like more coloring pages like this, subscribe to the Love My Big Happy Family newssletter!! You can get your subscribtion to the newsletter in the sidebar to the right! -> Thanksgiving Coloring Page! Get your  Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Page Here! Please like & share:

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Nov 5

November 5, 2016

Big, Soft, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies! I recently bought a bag of chocolate chips and followed the recipe on the package to make cookies.  When I pulled them out of the oven they were flat and limp with crunchy over-cooked edges and soggy middles. So I went to work experimenting with the ingredient amounts andI came up with the perfect combination to produce Chocolate Chip Cookies that are BIG, SOFT, CHEWY and DELICIOUS!! – You’ve gotta try these! Cookies Here’s What You’ll Need: ¾ Cups Granulated…

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Nov 2

November 2, 2016

Snicker Doodle Sundae

If you love Snicker Doodle Cookies and ice cream, you are going to love, love, LOVE the Snicker Doodle Sundae.  It’s so simple to make too! Snicker Doodle Sundae Here’s What You’ll Need: Snicker Doodle Cookies (I got mine at the Supermarket Bakery) Vanilla Ice Cream (I used Vanilla Bean) Granulated Sugar Ground Cinnamon Here’s What You’ll Need to Do: Place a Snicker Doodle cookie in the bottom a serving bowl. (Optional – pop it in the microwave for 15…

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