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Nov 30

November 30, 2015

25 Low or No Cost Christmas Activities

Here’s a list of twenty-five Christmas Activities you can do together as a family!  Choose a few activities to enjoy throughout the season or have fun doing one activity every day until Christmas. Visit a Christmas Lights Display Go Christmas Caroling Visit a Nativity Display Build a Snowman & Make Snow Angels Drink Gourmet Hot Chocolate Bake & Decorate Christmas Cookies Go Ice Skating Take a Drive to See Christmas Lights Make Ugly Sweaters (using old sweaters and pompoms, ribbons,…

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Nov 26

November 26, 2015

Nov 25

November 25, 2015

Nov 24

November 24, 2015

Stuffed Celery – A Thanksgiving Tradition

When I was a very little girl we would have Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family.  My cousin Doug is a year older than me and his brother Charlie is two years younger than I am.  Their house was a block away from mine so we were playmates growing up.  My family would alternate hosting Thanksgiving with their family.  I remember the three of us laughing and having fun putting olives on our fingers.  They called them bobos….

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Nov 23

November 23, 2015

Printable Table Place Cards for Thanksgiving

Let your guests know where you want them to sit at your Thanksgiving table with these pretty printable table place cards. Directions:  Download and print out the place cards.  Cut them out along the dark lines.  Fold them along the dotted lines.  Write each of your guests’ names on both sides of one card.  Put one card at each place setting to add a pretty touch to your holiday table! Sign up for the Love My Big Happy Family Newsletter…

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Nov 19

November 19, 2015

How to Make a Reasonable Christmas List

  Well, here I am, with my kids all grown up and grandkids to buy Christmas Gifts for, and I have finally figured out how to make a reasonable Christmas List.  Better late than never, right?  So I decided to share it with you in hopes that it might help many of you at an earlier stage of your lives! When my girls were little my main focus at Christmas time was to make it magical for them!  When we…

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Nov 18

November 18, 2015

Nov 17

November 17, 2015

Mama’s Cranberry Apple Salad

My Mama used to make an especially yummy Apple Cranberry Salad every year for Thanksgiving.  I’ve never seen or tasted anything else like it.  It goes wonderfully with turkey or on a turkey sandwich. If you’re making a small batch it is fairly simple to make.  If you tripple, quadruple or sixtuple – I don’t thing that’s a real word ;0) – it like we do, it can be a bit time consuming to cut and peel the apples and…

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Nov 16

November 16, 2015

Mama’s Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

My Mama’s Sweet Potatoes have always been a favorite at our house for Thanksgiving.  My Mama was a very good cook and the family would always gather together for wonderful Sunday dinners at Mom & Dad’s place.  Thanksgiving dinner was no exception and it was always beyond delicious! It just isn’t Thanksgiving without Mom’s Sweet Potatoes.  They are are loaded with sugar and butter so we only have them on Thanksgiving and maybe once or twice a year other than…

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Nov 12

November 12, 2015


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Nov 11

November 11, 2015

In Honor of Veteran's Day

In Honor of Veteran’s Day

In honor of Veteran’s Day I want to share photos of my dad and my uncles who are veterans of World War II.  They are all very good men.  I love them so much and am very proud of them! This first Handsome Sailor is my Daddy, Bob Hill! My Dad and Mom.  My dad was a man’s man (and a ladies man) and he made a lot of good friends during the war.  He has many pictures that he…

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Nov 10

November 10, 2015

The Egg McMuffin from Heaven??

People talk about signs from Heaven all the time – pennies that show up unexpectedly in your pathway, rainbows in the sky, a ladybug that lands next to you when you’re sitting outside. The signs are usually something pretty, or shiny or symbolic of good and happy things (not Egg McMuffins).  If you’re like me, you like to believe they really are signs from Heaven, but once in awhile you have a little twinge of doubt.  Well the morning that…

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Nov 9

November 9, 2015

For These Things, I am Truly Grateful

Grateful! In August of 2014, I believe it was my niece that sent me a challenge on Facebook, to post something I was thankful for each day, every day, for a week.  I found it impossible to narrow my list down to just seven things.  So I broke each day into three sections, but actually each of those sections could be broken down several times over.  Many people use the month of November to post each day something they are…

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Nov 6

November 6, 2015

Paper Bag Turkey

The kids will love this fun Paper Bag Turkey!  It’s a perfect Thanksgiving craft for the little ones. You will receive it free as my thank you gift when you subscribe to the Love My Big Happy Family.  Plus you’ll get the monthly newsletter with info on all kinds of fun and exciting things you can find right here on the LMBHF website. LMBHG is an Online Lifestyle Magazine for families – Yours, Mine and Everyone Else’s!  Featuring Crafts, Recipes, Home…

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Nov 5

November 5, 2015

Roasting Sunflower Seeds

This year G2 and I grew a giant sunflower.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had to convince him that it was okay for boys to grow flowers; the giant part helped!  I also told him that his great grandpa was a gardener and grew all kinds of flowers!  So grow one we did and it was a success.  We only grew one and we started it in a little pot in the house in the early Spring.  It got…

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