5 Random Acts of Kindness: Plus Free Printable

Written by Starla, Contributing Writer This year's Random Acts of Kindness Day falls on February 17, 2016. Doing acts of kindness make us feel good about ourselves. The person on the receiving end of our kindness gets extra love that day. There is just something that makes our hearts lighter knowing we put a smile on someones face - even just for a moment.   My family has this great list of things we do in honor of Random Acts of Kindness day.  Random Acts Of … [Read more...]

2015 Year in Review {Free Printable}

When it comes to Christmas traditions, one of my favorites is the annual Christmas letter. I know some people dread these, but I LOVE them!   I've done several different things, including a Madlib, top 10 things of the year, and more but my favorites these past few years are "Year in Review" letters.  Last year I created this one:  This year I followed the same type of template but added a few things.      I keep our letters in a special … [Read more...]

Five Gift Christmas {Plus a Free Printable}

This is a new tradition we are starting this year. Over the years we have spent too much money and too much time late at night, the night before Christmas Eve or Christmas wrapping numerous gifts. It's not like all of them were toys; items often included lots of things like clothes, socks, underwear or others but I feel like it was getting in the way of what the season is really all about. Plus the regular ole items (undies, socks, etc.) our children need anyhow could just … [Read more...]

Christmas Letter {2014 Year in Review Printable}

What family traditions do you carry on each year? Is it picking out an ornament for each child? Going to a live nativity? Making holiday goodies?  We like to do all of those I just mentioned, but one of my favorite traditions is writing up a Christmas letter each year. It's a keepsake I love taking out when the holiday season approaches, adding to, and reading through all the past letters each and every year.  The past 2 years I have used printables from a lovely blog called … [Read more...]

First Days (and weeks) of School Traditions

Do you remember your first days of school as a child? I remember it being the like night before Christmas, I was so excited I could hardly sleep. Well, up until about 5th grade, after that, I lost all my excitement lol. Each year I remember shopping for the 1st day of school outfit, getting our school supplies ready, visiting the classroom and packing our backpacks. Then the first day came and the years flew by so quickly.  Now I am a mom of three and I'm having my own "mom" memories … [Read more...]