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Mar 20

March 20, 2017

First Day of Spring

Happy First Day of Spring!

First Day of Spring! This Spring Quote from Mark Twain is my absolute favorite! You might also like Ten Early Signs of Spring! Here are some related products from Amazon that you might like.  Just click on the photo or the description to be redirected to Amazon where you can purchase the products. 60 Days of Tulips Mixture!! 50 Tulip Bulbs – Tulipa Triumph Garden Gloves for Women (2 Pairs) Small, Nitrile Coating for Protection, Soft and Breathable Nylon ROBERT…

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Mar 6

March 6, 2017

Children's Books for St. Patrick's Day.

Books for Kids – St. Patrick’s Day!

Kid’s Books Reading is so good for kids!  I love this picture of my little granddaughter reading a book all by herself.  I have a collection of books about holidays and seasons that I like to put out for my grandkids to read when they come to Gramma’s house!  They like to read them and learn about all the fun activities and events associated with the different holidays and the changing season.  Of course, it’s always a delight when they will…

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Feb 27

February 27, 2017

Who Should come First, Your Spouse or the Kids?

Who Should Come First, Your Spouse or the Kids?

Who should come first, your spouse or the kids?  I did some quick research on this topic, and it brought up articles that gave conflicting advice.  “Put your husband first to preserve your marriage and thereby your children’s happiness.”  “By putting your husband first you teach children what it takes to have a happy marriage so they in turn can have a happy marriage someday.”  Other articles said the opposite.  “Remember spouses may come and go but your children will…

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Feb 23

February 23, 2017

Indoor Football

Family Activity – Salt Lake Screaming Eagles Arena Football Game

I’m excited to announce a new feature on Love My Big Happy Family today – Family Travels and Activities!  The posts will be about our fun family activities and the fun places we visit.  My hope is that it will give you ideas and inspirations for some fantastic family activity times of your own! The first family activity I’m going to share is an indoor arena football game.  In the State of Utah where I live, the Salt Lake Screaming…

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Feb 10

February 10, 2017

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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Jan 31

January 31, 2017

Making Paper Snowflakes – Picture Tutorial & Free Printable Pattern

Here’s What You’ll need: Copy Paper 8.5″ X 11″ Sharp Scissors Exacto Knife Snowflake Patterns Get your Free Downloadable Snowflake Patterns HERE Here’s What to Do”  Print out a Snowflake Pattern (either a blank one or one with a design)               2.  Turn the paper over so the printed side is down.                 3.  Fold the paper to create a triangle (with 8 small triangles showing) as…

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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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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 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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Oct 12

October 12, 2016

Chicken & Biscuits

Chicken & Biscuits, a perfect warm comfort meal for a cool fall day! Here’s What You’ll Need: 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts 4 Chicken Bullion Cubes 2 Envelopes of Chicken Gravy 6 Cups of Water 1 Can of Corn 1 1/2 Cups of Sliced Carrots 1/4 tsp of Thyme 1 tsp of Basil 2 Bay Leaves Salt & Pepper  1 Can of Ready Made Biscuits Here’s What to Do: Heat 4 cups of water to boiling and dissolve the 4…

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Aug 26

August 26, 2016

Back to School Sugar Cookies

These delicious sugar cookies are easy to decorate for any holiday or season! Cookies – What You Need: 3 Cups of Flour 1 Cup of Sugar 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 Cup of Butter (I use salted) 1 Large Egg tsp Vanilla Extract Directions: Mix together flour and baking powder. Using your mixer combine the sugar, butter (softened), egg and vanilla extract.  Mix well. Gradually add flour and baking soda mixture and mix until dough can be formed into a…

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Jul 14

July 14, 2016

Hit Board Game ‘Monopoly’ is Making Its Way to Broadway

Hit Board Game ‘Monopoly’ is Making Its Way to Broadway Photo Credit: Pixabay.com The classic board game Monopoly is without a doubt a part of popular world culture. It’s played all around the globe by families, adults, teens and kids alike, teaching valuable lessons such as handling finances and investments. What a lot of people don’t know, however, is that the game was originally made to bring awareness about income inequality. Brief History The game traces its origins back to…

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May 31

May 31, 2016

Fresh Garden Salsa

Mmmmmm!  This fresh garden salsa is DELICIOUS! Here’s What You’ll Need: 5 lbs (approximately 6 cups) of Ripe Tomatoes (We like to use a variety of types of tomatoes to give the salsa an extra rich flavor). 1/2 lb (approximately 1 cup) of mini sweet peppers (yellow, orange & red) 2-3 Serrano Peppers 1-2 Jalapeno Peppers 1 Bunch of Cilantro Salt Garlic Salt Here’s What You Need to Do:  Using a food processor, chop tomatoes to desired consistency and pour…

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May 10

May 10, 2016

Mama’s Hamburger Pie

Hamburger Pie is one of my favorite meals that my Mama used to make.  It’s also one of my husband’s all time favorite meals!  Your family is certain to love it too!! Here’s What You’ll Need: 1 lb. Ground Beef Family Size Can of Tomato Soup (26 oz.) Milk 1 Can of Corn 6-8 Large Potatoes (You can use instant potatoes if you’d like but my family only goes for the real thing!) 3 Tbsps Butter Salt & Pepper Here’s…

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