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Holiday Traditions

The 12 Days of Blogmas challenge is almost through. Today’s topic is 11 Holiday Traditions. Writing about Christmas for the past ten days has visions of sugarplums dancing through my brain but I’ll do my best to come up with a list that doesn’t repeat too much from my previous posts. Here goes!1 – Take a road trip – every year…

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My 12 Days of Blogmas Wish List

*This post contains affiliate links that may provide me with a small commission if you make a purchase through them at no extra cost to you.Here we are, on Day 10 of the 12 Days of Blogmas, and I am trying to think of items for my wish list. To be honest, my family generally knows just what I want…

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Our Family Favorite Holiday Movies

One of our favorite things to do this time of year is to settle down on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn and steaming mugs of hot cocoa as we enjoy some holiday movies. Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have made this a lot easier but we also own many of our preferred title on…

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Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

I’m the kind of person who likes to get my Christmas shopping done nice and early so I can enjoy the holiday season without having to worry about fighting the crowds at the mall. I much prefer visiting light displays, sitting on the curb at a Santa Claus parade, or spending the evening watching a favorite holiday movie with my…

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Family Travel

Christmas Lights and Hot Cocoa

We often travel in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and whether it be for work or leisure, we try to fit in a visit to local holiday light displays.  I have seen too many to count over the years but I thought I would share the following with you on this 6th day of the 12 Days Blogmas Challenge.…

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Five Favorite Canadian Christmas Treats

It’s funny how, until we move away, we don’t fully appreciate those things that we have come to know and love from our childhood homes. No, I’m not talking about mom taking care of your laundry or dad making sure the oil is changed in your car, I’m talking about those things we take for granted…like butter tarts. Yes, those simple…

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Family Travel, Homeschool

Christmas Carols Around the World

We’ve been studying how folks celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world this month with the Techie Homeschool Mom’s online unit studies and are having a lot of fun with it. The online unit studies are very handy while we’re traveling since there is very little in the way of extra supplies that you have to pack along. The book club…

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Family Travel

Santa’s Electric Night Parade

One of several bikes in this year’s parade We decided to spend the weekend in Boulder City Nevada after finding out they would be holding their annual Christmas Tree lighting and Santa’s Electric Night Parade while we were visiting the area. I have to tell you, I love a parade. Whether it be a big one like the Calgary Stampede…

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