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    Family Photo Session

    The some links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. All styling and purchases were made independently of this.  We try to do professional family pictures each year. I’ve done professional newborn pictures for each girl, one year portraits for Big Nugget and some other mini sessions throughout the years as the opportunities pop up. I’ve made a point to get them done for each holiday season though. I love having these portraits done to capture our family and all the changes each year and they make for great Christmas cards. It’s easy to get…

  • Why we limit the Christmas Gifts that Santa will bring our kids. These gift ideas for kids, for toddlers or even for teens help limit their ask without taking the secret or fun out of gift giving. There are also ways to save! Click to find out. #Christmas #Gifts
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    Why Santa Only Brings Four Gifts

    Growing up, my Dad would dress as Santa and wake us up with our best Christmas gifts each year. It’s some of my most treasured memories and also some of our best family stories. But that was my Dad’s Santa. Our version of Santa is a busy man and has a lot of kids that he needs to provide for each year. So our girls limit their ask of him to four items: something they want, something they need, something to read, and something to wear. Mom and Dad will usually come through with an extra special present as well but that’s usually a surprise cause quite frankly, why does…

  • Toy Christmas gift ideas for your preschooler. Perfect gifts that encourage imagination and play for kids, all available from Amazon. #Christmas #preschool #giftguide
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    WANT Gift Guide Preschooler

    Santa only brings our girls 4 gifts, something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. If you missed my post about Santa gifts, you can read it here.  Usually the WANT category is an easy one for Big Nugget. I am having a hard time getting her to make an actual list though. She tells me she wants all things squishy but then will tell other people that she wants other things. So my husband and I have a shared list on our phones so we can jot down the random things she says that she wants. This post contains some affiliate links – meaning…

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    NEED Gift Guide – Kids

    There are some years where the NEED category gifts are easy, last year Big Nugget needed a big girl bed. Other years it’s been a hard one to come up with cause really, what do my kids really need??? I feel like I’m making a donation run to our local women’s shelter at least once a month. This is a short list this year and for that, I’m grateful. Toy Chest This year, it’s time to replace our toy chest. The one that we have was a generous hand me down and has been wonderfully loved. Recently, the hinge broke and it’s now a little bit dangerous to open and…

  • Toy Christmas gift ideas for your preschooler. Perfect gifts that encourage imagination and play for kids, all available from Amazon. #Christmas #preschool #giftguide
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    WEAR Gift Guide Preschooler

    Santa only brings our girls 4 gifts, something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. If you missed my post about Santa gifts, you can read it here. I’m sharing my what to wear gift guide here and I’ve broken it down into a few different categories. The wear category is always a fun one for me but it’s also an easy one to get carried away with. This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through the links and buy anything, the retailer will pay me a small commission at no additional cost to you!  Wear Gift Guide – Fancy Every…

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    READ Gift Guide Preschool

      Our Big Nugget LOVES to read. She’s at the stage where she is reading a few sight words and has her favorite books memorized. While I’m asking family to get her some early reader books, I couldn’t resist grabbing these at Barnes and Noble the other day – members get an additional 20% off. I Wish You More Dragons Love Tacos She Persisted The Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish A Loud Winter’s Nap Looking for more gift ideas for your preschooler? Check out my other gift guides: WEAR, NEED, WANT The links above are affiliate links but they are really the gifts I have purchased or will be…