Christmas

What I Got For Christmas…

March 4, 2014
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I am terrrrrrrible at guessing what Kevin will give me for Christmas. It’s always a surprise! I always beg and beg for hints, and he just laughs and teases me with vague clues because he knows I’ll never guess. I just wanna know so bad!! :) This year I needed a suitcase, but even when […]

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Miley and Howie’s Christmas Morning

December 29, 2013
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It’s Christmas morning for Miley and Howie! :)   They’re jumping for joy!   They know what Christmas is… and they’re always so excited to unwrap presents!   “Look what I got!!”   “Throw it for me!”   Miley loves chasing her Loofa Dog :)   Howie got a ball!   Now it’s time for […]

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Merry Christmas 2013

December 25, 2013
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Hoping your day is filled with love, laughter, peace, joy, and… Peppermint bark. ;) Merry Christmas! Love, Kevin, Amanda, Miley and Howie

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Christmas Home Tour

December 10, 2013
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Welcome! :) I am so excited to share a Christmas tour of our home with you today. I love this time of year. All the holidays, the lights, the music, the merriment, the fun decorations, seeing family, parties with friends, and baking cookies for neighbors. Especially baking. ;) Here’s a peek at our Christmas dining […]

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Hot Chocolate Bar & Holiday Cookie Party

December 5, 2013
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On the first Monday of every month I have lunch with a fun group of local bloggers. This month, for our December meetup, we wanted to have a cookie swap party! I have never been to a cookie swap before, so I was really excited to host this month’s get-together!! :) We have had a […]

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What My Dad Got for Christmas

February 11, 2013
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I always agonize over what to get my parents for Christmas, but this year I was able to surprise my dad (and mom :)) with a fun gift. I had Kevin help me, since he did such an amazing and creative job surprising me a few years ago… :) Skiing is like, my dad’s favorite […]

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Miley and Howie’s Christmas

January 3, 2013
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Miley and Howie woke up to a giant stack of presents on Christmas morning! :) Oh, they know what presents are. And they know they get to open them on Christmas! They get very huffy while they have to wait for us to open our presents first. :) I save and reuse tissue paper, but […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2012
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Merry Christmas dear friends! I hope your day is filled with joy. :) It is still Christmas Eve as I’m writing this, but I’m just about to go to sleep, and I can’t wait to wake up for Christmas tomorrow! :) What are your favorite Christmas traditions? Here’s what Christmas looked like at our house […]

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8 Tutorials to Get Beautiful Holiday Photos

November 21, 2012
8 Tutorials You Need To Get Beautiful Holiday Photos

  Happy Day Before Thanksgiving! In our family we always try to take our holiday card photos over Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity for family photos, because it’s when everyone is all together under one roof. If you’re planning on taking any family photos this weekend, or if you’d like a few good holiday […]

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Merry Christmas

December 23, 2011
Christmas Eve Traditions

We’ll be spending Christmas day with our families this year, so “our” Christmas Eve came a few days early. :) We had our tradition of toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate by the fire while Howie the Boston terrier got himself all toasty as well. That little stinker seriously loves it when we build a […]

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River of Lights

December 22, 2011
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I love looking at Christmas lights. There is just something so magical about all the glowing, brightly colored lights that shine in the brisk winter night air, taking it all in, breathing out puffs of white air, and sipping hot cocoa. We were so excited to check out the dazzling displays of thousands of twinkling […]

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Sparkly Vanilla Bean Macarons with Three Christmas Inspired Frostings

December 19, 2011
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Oh my gosh, I am absolutely  in love with our latest edition of Christmas macarons! Stephanie and I are at it again, and we had seriously way too much fun making these sparkly holiday macarons. We got glitter everywhere! Yes, these decadent vanilla bean macarons are topped with gorgeous edible glitter for a completely magical, […]

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New York at Christmas

December 5, 2011
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We had such a wonderful time in New York this weekend. Kevin took me to spend a few days in the city for my birthday, and it was absolutely gorgeous all decked out for Christmas. Kev’s never been to New York, and we both have always wanted to go at Christmas.  I had so much […]

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What I got for Christmas…

January 27, 2011

Kevin had been teasing me for weeks. At first I thought it might be a calendar, when I saw the skinny, flat box and spiral-bound pages. So I eagerly flipped the page to find out what it could be. Can you guess? I had no idea! Even though I grew up just a few hours […]

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What Miley & Howie Got for Christmas

January 12, 2011

So, after this Christmas, it became quite apparent that Miley and Howie have the coolest grandparents ever. Just check out what they gave them this year… It came in a box like this… And I literally gasped when I saw it! An entire box full of peanut butter! Individual, Miley-and-Howie-sized cups of peanut butter. Just […]

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It’s a White Christmas! Miley and Howie style

January 3, 2011

On Christmas morning Miley and Howie woke up to more than presents under the Christmas tree… They also woke up to a white Christmas! It was quite a surprise to wake up in Alabama and find everything in sight completely covered in snow. At first they came sliding to a halt when they saw their […]

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…

December 27, 2010

We woke up on Saturday to a white Christmas! What a wonderful surprise! This is the first white Christmas either of us have ever seen. Even small amounts of snow are rare ’round these parts in Alabama, so any time there’s snow it’s always a fun treat. But there’s something that makes it especially magical […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve! Wishing you a wonderful, magical weekend with your loved ones. Hope all your holiday wishes come true! Sending you love, Kevin, Amanda, Miley & Howie ♥

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Successful Weekend Before Christmas Shopping!

December 20, 2010

This weekend Kev and I finally managed to tackle the rest of our Christmas shopping. Whew! Nothing like waiting until the weekend before Christmas to hit Target and Walmart! :) That’s okay though… I absolutely love Christmas shopping. Somehow we ended up going to Best Buy twice in one day. Check out this Sugar Cookie […]

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May your days be merry and bright!

December 25, 2009
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Merry Christmas! With love, Kevin, Amanda, Miley and Howie

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