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Paper Valentine’s Banner

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. I have been preparing by making handmade Valentine Watercolor Banners. I love making my own holiday decor which almost always involves my kids help. I love that simple crafts can unite people and also teach a lesson of taking pride...

10 Winter Art Projects for Kids

I have 10 Winter Art Projects for Kids that are perfect to entertain the kids during the cold months of the year. When the snow, ice and cold get old that's when the kids and I really start creating art! I love projects that celebrate the current season we are in. Cut...

Reflection on Infant Loss

I sit alone, staring at the Christmas tree still up. The lights during this often dreary time of year make me happy and God knows I need it this year. Lately, I ebb and flow between being numb with a wall up and emotional as I reflect on the loss of our baby a few...

10 Ways to Enjoy Winter More

The first snow has fallen and our little world on Simple Acres farm is a beautiful winter wonderland. I find that snow brings a SLOW to life I truly enjoy. Although winter can be beautiful, do you ever get frustrated with the cold temperatures, snow and ice in the...

The Best Unique Gift Guide

This post is sponsored by UncommonGoods but all opinions are our own. Who loves gift giving?! Giving gifts is my ultimate love language in action! What makes giving to others even more fun and meaningful is when you can gift something unique that can't just be found...

Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments

Who loves the holidays and baking and decorating and all things cozy? If so you will love making these Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments I originally shared at Lolly Jane a few years ago. The smell of cinnamon and spices that fills your home while baking these is enough to...

How to Savor Christmas Time Better

This post contains affiliate links. Yippeeeee! It is here, the Christmas bells are ringing, the music is playing, sugar cookies are dancing in my tummy, Christmas crafts are strung, gifts are being wrapped and I am HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY! There is so much excitement and...

Simple Christmas Gift Ideas

  The holiday season is upon us! I love this season for all it's goodness. To me it is a time to savor each day with the ones I love, baking delicious foods for other, family traditions, making handmade gifts for others and decorating my home to make it feel cozy....

The Best Boots to Gift for the Whole Family with Durango Boots

This post is sponsored by Durango Boots but all opinions are ours! The holiday season is upon us, the weather is becoming more and more chilled and comfort and gift giving are on my mind. I have been buying, making and wrapping gifts since October to simplify my gift...

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