Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas On Blu-Ray NOW #AllIWantMovie

Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Movie 

Regardless of what type of music you listen to, everyone has heard Mariah Carey’s, “All I Want for Christmas is You” song. Most everyone can sing along to the lyrics from hearing it on the car radio or the speakers in the stores. Now, Mariah Carey is back with another “unforgettable”…. the new movie, “All I Want for Christmas”. All I Want for Christmas is a heartwarming animated film with a familiar voice and song.

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Dozen Fun Fudge Recipes – Tasty Treats

Fudge Recipes

Fudge is great all year long. From Birthday parties to family gatherings to Christmas parties, fudge is a perfect addition to any menu! In addition, with the right recipe mixed with a little creativity, you can make your fudge not only taste great but also look great to add a little flair to your event! Continue reading

Extra Cash For Christmas!? Yes, PLEASE!

Extra Cash?! Sign ME UP!

Who doesn’t need extra cash? I know I can use some extra cash all year long but ESPECIALLY the last half of the year. Thinking about all the expenses that come with a big Thanksgiving meal, Christmas parties, Christmas gifts, and (for our family) even birthday gifts during the last half of the year. I can get a little overwhelmed, wondering “how in the world will we make ends meet?” The holidays are not meant to be stressful but often times they are!

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Reindeer Food! #FunForKids #Christmas #Crafts A

Don’t Forget To Feed Santa’s Hungry Reindeer On Christmas Eve!

Reindeer Food & Sparkles Lead Santa To Your Home

My kids have loved making reindeer food and sparkles every year to make sure Santa comes for Christmas! You KNOW his reindeer must get hungry! They fly all night. Santa gets all the cookies and milk but what about those hard-working reindeer? Well, here is the solution! Of course, it makes for fun memories your children will never forget AND some neat pics.

Reindeer Food

Reindeer Food

Plus, it is so simple. All you have to do is mix together oatmeal (food for those hungry reindeer) and glitter sparkles in the night to make sure they can see your house perfectly from way high up in the sky! Mix as much glitter into the oatmeal as your children like! The more the better (for picture purposes).

Reindeer Food

Now Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixon, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitson…. but do YOU recall the most famous reindeer of all? RUDOLPH will LOVE some red sparkly glitter to match his red nose! Any color works but I bet red is his favorite!

Reindeer Food

Reindeer Food

Tell me, What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas The Night Before Christmas WHAT?!

I Want to Know Where This Quiet House Is Located!

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house… Ok, I would be lying if I finished that next part. What house is REALLY quiet on Christmas Eve? Surely not a home with kids! Not MY home!

Christmas Traditions

For us, Christmas Eve, as well as all the days leading up to Christmas are pure chaos. Between parties, baking, Christmas gift buying, wrapping all the presents and just typical daily life, things can get pretty crazy around the Smith house! Anyone else’s house like this?

My idea is to get the kids in bed early on Christmas Eve so Santa can come but that NEVER happens! Last minute making and decorating cookies for Santa, sprinkling reindeer food out in the yard, and just the excitement from the anticipation of Christmas keeps our house hopping on Christmas Eve. Kids lay in bed the night before Christmas wiggling, tossing and turning because they are too excited to sleep.

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Meanwhile, mom and dad are typically busy finishing up any last minute Christmas gift wrapping, eating Santa’s cookies, filling stockings and cleaning the house to make it picture perfect for Christmas morning. Why DO we clean before Christmas? I mean, the house gets trashed Christmas morning anyways from all the wrapping paper, boxes, tie straps and more from opening gifts. Oh, and don’t forget about the late night fight with the new toys. Yep, putting together new toys can be NO FUN! Even the English version of the instructions seems foreign to me!

Well, I say all that to say that Christmas Eve is crazy but I wouldn’t want it any other way. If it wasn’t crazy, it means we aren’t having fun! What keeps us so busy are our children and all the crazy fun traditions we have created over the years. My kids may never remember gifts they received (I know I hardly remember any gifts I ever got as a child even though I know I received more than enough!), but they will remember making cookies every Christmas for Santa (even though my oldest two don’t believe anymore they still love doing it). They will remember sprinkling reindeer food out on the grass. They will remember snuggling up to watch Christmas movies and seeing only crumbs left on Santa’s plate Christmas morning.

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What traditions do you have with your family? Time flys way too fast to not enjoy these crazy moments. Take a deep breath and soak in every moment here even in the midst of the busiest season each year. It only happens once a year, so enjoy it! To think that I only have 18 Christmases with my babies at home makes me want to enjoy every single simple moment during this Christmas season! Don’t stress over the little stuff!

Merry Christmas All!