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Feb 14

February 14, 2017

Young Love

A Love Story Begins . . .

It was a snowy November evening many years ago, in Layton Utah. I was happy to be attending a young singles activity at my church that night.  Recently I’d broken up with my boyfriend Mike, whom I’d dated for several years.  His enlistment in the air force was up and he had moved back to Ohio.  I missed him and I was looking forward to an evening out in hopes it would distract me from the loneliness I was feeling….

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Feb 10

February 10, 2017

Signs of Spring

Ten Early Signs of Spring

Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner.  Last week the groundhog predicted six more weeks of Winter – oh dread!   But hey, six weeks isn’t that long!  We can do this!  We’re going to make it!  We’ve got this! While you anxiously await the arrival of Spring, watch for these early signs that’ll remind you it will be here very soon! 1.  Longer Days The days are getting longer.  Sunset seems like it comes right after lunch…

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Feb 9

February 9, 2017

Silhouette Cameo Project

Lips & Mustaches – Funny Valentines!

Kids (including BIG Kids and Kids at Heart) will love these Lips and Mustaches Funny Valentines!  A very special thanks to my two beautiful daughters Hillori and Tara, who served as my models! Instructions: Print the pattern on cardstock & cut out lips and mustache. Trace the patterns onto colored cardstock, felt or craft foam. Cut out pieces, poke a hole in the center of each where you see the X. Slide the stick of a lollipop through the hole….

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Feb 6

February 6, 2017

My Nature Photos

I like to take photographs of pretty things I see.  Here are some of my favorites that I decided it would be fun to share with you! Bird’s Nest – We found this charming bird’s nest in the grass at the trunk of a small tree in my daughter’s front yard. It was in the fall and had obviously fallen from the tree, hopefully it’s former tenants had moved on.  It’s very interesting to be able to hold it in…

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Feb 3

February 3, 2017

Football – For the Clueless!

Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away! Families and friends will be gathering together, putting out grand and delicious spreads of food and boisterously cheering their favorite teams toward a victory. But alas, I’m afraid that there will be many party goers that, as one of my sisters recently said, will only be there for the food. Now, I’m not an avid football fan, but I did go through a “daddy’s girl” phase as a young teenager. I…

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Feb 2

February 2, 2017

Groundhog Day Treats!

Bonus post today!  I just had to share these cute pics of our Groundhog Day treats!  We’re big on holidays around here and we never want to miss out on a chance to celebrate ~ even if we are celebrating six more weeks of winter! We’re also big on treats around here!  So we came up with this cute, quick, and simple Groundhog Day Treat idea!  As you can clearly see from these adorable photos, my grandkids loved them! First…

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Jan 26

January 26, 2017

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to show those sweet kiddos in your life just how much you love them!  Sometimes it can be so hard to find just the right gift.  But alas, here is a gift guide to make that task a breaze!  The gifts below are so cute and so much fun; you couldn’t go wrong by choosing any one of them!  These are Gifts The Little Ones are Sure to Love!!! A Giant Chocolate Kiss – Kisses Valentine’s…

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Jan 25

January 25, 2017

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to show that special guy in your life just how much you love him!  Sometimes it can be so hard to find just the right gift.  But alas, here is a gift guide to make that task a breaze!  The gifts below are so awesome and fun; you couldn’t go wrong by choosing any one of them!  These are Gifts He’s Sure to Love!!! Humorous “Taken” T-shirt – Taken – Funny Valentines Day Gift –…

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Jan 24

January 24, 2017

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to show that special lady in your life just how much you love her!  Sometimes it can be so hard to find just the right gift.  But alas, here is a gift guide to make that task a breaze!  The gifts below are so pretty and so much fun; you couldn’t go wrong by choosing any one of them!  These are Gifts She’s Sure to Love!!! Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Golden State Fruit 12 Love…

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Jan 19

January 19, 2017

Free Printable Valentines!

Here are some Free Printable Valentines!  They are my free gift to you when you sign up for the Love My Big Happy Family Newsletter. Happy Valentine’s Day from Love My Big Happy Family!! Get Your Free Printable Valentine’s Here!   Please like & share:

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Jan 17

January 17, 2017

10 Ways to Surprise Your Valentine!

Leave Your Valentine Sweet Notes in Unexpected Places – Written on the Bathroom Mirror Secretly Placed in the Car Tucked Inside Their Shoe Slipped into a Pocket (etcetera!) Surprise Your Someone Special with Their Favorite Soda and Candy Bar! Offer Your Love a Relaxing Massage. Cook Your Honey Their Very Favorite Dinner. Bake Your Sweetheart a Fresh Batch of Delicious Cookies! Complete a Chore or Project That will Make Your Significant Other Happy. Put up those Pictures You’ve Been Promising…

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Jan 12

January 12, 2017

A Sweet Valentine Treat – Strawberry Divinity!

This stuff is Devine!  It is a Christmas tradition at our house, but works equally well as a Sweet Treat for Valentine’s Day! Here’s What You’ll Need: 3 Cups of Granulated Sugar 3/4 Cups of Water 3/4 Cup of Light Corn Syrup 2 Egg Whites 1/2 of 3 oz. pkg of Strawberry Gelatin 1/2 Cup of Chopped Walnuts (Optional – I never add nuts.  I think it’s much better without them) Here’s What to Do: Mix together the sugar, water…

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Jan 6

January 6, 2017

Cheerful Snowman Coloring Page

Hope everyone is keeping warm on these cold January days!!  Here is a Cheerful Snowman to make you smile!  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!! If you’d like to use “Puffy Paint” to paint your snowman you can find out how to make it HERE! You can get your subscribtion to the newsletter in…

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Jan 1

January 1, 2017

Dec 31

December 31, 2016

Chase Away Holiday Let Down

After the holidays many people find themselves feeling let down. We put so much focus on planning and working to make the holidays perfect for our families and then when it’s all over we often find ourselves wondering, “now what?” Here is a list of 10 ideas to help chase away that holiday letdown: Enjoy the Memories – Take some time to reflect on the holidays. Think about things that made them special or particularly memorable this year.  Let the…

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