Thanksgiving Place Card Holders

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Hello there! I'm Tara from Anything & Everything, so happy to be here today with my first contributor post for NY Melrose Family! With Thanksgiving coming up very soon, today I am sharing some very cute and festive Thanksgiving place card holders. Not only are these fun little guys turkeys, but they make great place card holders, AND serve as … Read More...

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Cinna-Swirl Sticky Bun Cupcakes by 3 Boys Unprocessed

It's no secret that my girls love their cupcakes.  I have an entire portion of my recipe index just for cupcakes for heavens sake.  I don't always leave out the refined sugar though.  Actually I'm pretty sure that Riley can be quoted stating that her favorite food is sugar {face palm}.   I'm not just willing to chalk this up as a #momfail though. … Read More...

Date Night Ideas

Date Night Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Joe and I have slowly realized that date nights are far and few between and it's not just because we have the girls now.  Both of our schedules are crazy.  He often words second shift which makes dinner home or out virtually impossible so when we do … Read More...

Girl Gift Ideas

Girl Gift Ideas

Just about everyone I know is starting to focus on gift ideas for Christmas. That is definitely not the case in our family. Riley turns five three weeks before Christmas so we need to get the birthday gift ideas out of the way first. I honestly don't know how my mom did it with all of my siblings and I five, four and three weeks before Christmas. … Read More...

Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays

Can  you believe that Halloween is two weeks away?!  This holiday season I plan on enjoying every teeny tiny moment.  Everyone keeps telling me lately to appreciate this time with my girls and I plan on it.  In order to do this, I've put together a collection of articles to help Surviving the Holidays a reality no matter what hurdle you have to … Read More...

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This time of year calls for lots of Pumpkin recipes.  It's as if the second that a little bit of cold weather gets into the air then we are straight into Fall which is fine by my girls who love any reason for me to bake.  I'm more of an apple lover myself though.  Since my girls are still little are try to find ways to bring in the flavors of the … Read More...

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

These yummy and spicy pumpkin cupcakes are sure to be a hit for a Halloween party or dinner with the family. They are frosted with a scrumptious cream cheese frosting that will melt in your mouth and have everyone asking for more.  Plus, they are the perfect dessert for the kids for Thanksgiving as well! Pumpkin Cupcakes Halloween is one of my … Read More...

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How to Crochet a Santa Hat by JennyandTeddy

In our house Fall is start of a very busy season.  Not only because of all the holidays, but we are jam packed full of birthdays.  It's as if everyone in my family felt it was necessary to have a birthday packed in two months. My husband started it yesterday with his 35th birthday.  Before Christmas comes we have 9 birthdays of immediate family. … Read More...


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