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kid friendly, thanks filled Thanksgiving

A Kid Friendly, Thanks Filled Thanksgiving

Hands down, my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I now look forward to a kid friendly, thanks filled Thanksgiving each year. I reached this conclusion at some point in my mid-twenties. That’s when I realized the beautiful simplicity of just taking the time to share a meal with family and friends was much more precious than […]

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A Pastor’s Wife’s Christmas

December is my favorite month! The weather has cooled, but isn’t cold (not even Florida-cold). Christmas trees, lights, and decorations are up. Special events like the Florida Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Lights in the Gardens and parades on land and at sea seem to happen every weekend. And church live nativities, pageants, potlucks, and services are […]

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My Love-Hate Relationship with our Elf on the Shelf

The holidays are upon us which means one thing…..Chippy the Elf makes his return to the Crimella household.  Cue the excitement from my kids and the utter panic/terror from yours truly!  The kids have looked forward to having their friend back after a year long stay in the North Pole (aka my underwear drawer…long story, […]

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The Holiday KISS – Ways to Keep It Simple

Thanks to my high school English teacher, I have a mantra to help me survive this holiday season – the K.I.S.S. formula – Keep It Simple Stupid. I don’t know about you, but Halloween and all the hoopla around it was ridiculous! From the Booing, the Trunk-or-Treating, the Book-O-Ween school parades, the neighborhood block parties, to candy donations, to […]

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Donuts with Santa at Sky Zone {Sponsored Playdate}

Disclosure :: All of our events are made possible by our amazing sponsors. Thank you to Sky Zone Tampa for sponsoring this event. Another round of thanks to Mini Doughnut Factory, Fresh Market and Suncoast Academy for making this event possible and full of holiday cheer.   Donuts with Santa At Sky Zone Are you looking for a fun family friendly holiday event? […]

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Tips for Holiday Shopping with Your Smartphone

According to a recent article on Digiday, more people are using tablets and smartphones to buy gifts this season. Mobile devices can help with avoiding overcrowded malls and scoring some of the best deals. Best part is that you can get all of your holiday shopping checked off while curled up on the couch!    To […]

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