Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Left-Right Gift Exchange Game

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Many of you will be going to holiday parties or hosting a party of your own during the holidays. One of the games we played was a Christmas left-right gift passing game in which you have a wrapped, gender-neutral gift to pass around in a circle from left to right while a Christmas story is being read aloud. When the story ends, the person holding the gift gets to keep it and open it. We played it one year when we hosted at our home and it was a lot of fun. We played with kids and adults together and everyone was laughing the whole time.

Holiday Games

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

NYX Giveaway {Winter is Coming}

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Well, winter is surely coming, even though it doesn't feel like it at all here in our little corner of the world. It will eventually get cooler, though, which means you'll need winter gear to cover up your body and stay warm. That doesn't mean you need to cover up your entire face! We have that part covered in today's giveaway prize. To help your eyes shine through all that bundled winter gear, we're giving away the NYX Beauty School Dropout 101 palette.

COntest, Makeup Gifts

Save at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

My kids are huge LEGO fans. I love how they can use their creativity to build all kinds of structures with LEGO pieces. It only makes sense to take them to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia soon. I know they'll have a fun time and will enjoy seeing all the life-size LEGO structures and characters. Keep reading to see why you should plan a trip with your family, too, and find out how you can save on your admission tickets!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Baker's Cousin Delivered to Your Door

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

The fall, winter, and holiday season encourages many of us to do more baking in our kitchen and to use the season's tasty ingredients like pumpkins and apples to bake up some delicious dishes. I am a huge fan of fall recipes and apples are one of my kids' favorite fruits, meaning they actually eat it! In October, our family had the delightful chance to try Baker's Cousin. Apples was October's theme for Baker's Cousin's baking challenge. I was excited to receive my box from them to see what apple-filled goodies were waiting for us to dig into. We were not disappointed!

Baked Goods,  Food Delivery Service

Monday, December 5, 2016

Send Christmas Cards from Cards Direct

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Christmas cards are something I still love receiving and sending out. We usually take the Christmas cards we receive and tape them up on the wall to form a Christmas tree with all the cards. I'm always on the lookout for beautiful, quality Christmas cards to use. That's why I was thrilled to discover Cards Direct. They have gorgeous cards for any occasion and business print products if you are a business owner.

Giveaway, Holidays

Friday, December 2, 2016

Spread Holiday Cheer #RAOK

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

The first thing I like to discuss with my children when Christmas is near is the true meaning of the holiday season. The holidays bring about so many opportunities for anyone at any age to demonstrate selfless deeds, although, giving back and showing random acts of kindness anytime of the year is important. I hope to instill this love of helping others in my children as they grow. No one can ever know when they will need a helping hand and giving back, no matter how small it may seem, can mean the world to someone in need. We rounded up some ideas of what we want to do to help others and spread cheer this Christmas season.

Christmas Spirit, Give Back

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Countdown to Christmas Advent Activities

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Hello December! So, here we are: The final month has finally arrived and then, 2017 will be flying in. Are you ready? To be honest, I'm relieved and cannot wait until the new year. I'm ready for a fresh start and to leave 2016 behind! That doesn't mean that I don't want to enjoy every second of December, though, because I love all the festivities that this month entails. Today, we're bringing you our family's favorite holiday traditions and advent activities we enjoy doing each December and included some new ones we want to try that might inspire you, too!

Holidays, Family Activities