5 Ingredient Grinch Fudge

Fudge is such a Christmas food in my book! I love it, but really only ever eat it around Christmas time. I have been making different varieties, and thought it would be fun to make “Grinch” Fudge! Don’t be intimidated by this fudge. No candy thermometer required. This is the easiest recipe ever and only […]

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Meaningful Teacher or Neighbor Gifts

Today I was hit with the fact that there are only 8 more days until Christmas! Eek! Honestly, it still feels like July here at 79 degrees with a cool ocean breeze. After a hasty and expensive trip to the post office (have you shipped packages from Hawaii?), I also realized my kids are only […]

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11 Tips for a Thinner Holiday

The holidays are my favorite time of year. They are a most wonderful time of year, as well as the most delicious. But that makes the holidays a minefield for dieters. It is easy to watch your diet go out the window when you walk in the door to a holiday party, or open the […]

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Ticket Kitchen Giveaway WINNERS!!!

Congratulations to… JOHN TURNER and ANNE Please email me at travelparenteat@gmail.com and I’ll tell you how to redeem your prize. You can have the happy chocolate kit sent to you or to a friend or loved one. Just in time for the holidays! Thank you all for your overwhelming support and stay tuned for our […]

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FREE Christmas Phone Backgrounds

Ok, these are totally just for fun! Free Christmas phone backgrounds. Something to keep you festive and in the mood every time you look down to check Facebook! download download download download Mele Kalikimaka!

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Do You Believe In Santa? To Believe or Not Believe…

To Believe or Not Believe… Do you encourage your children to believe in Santa? Why or why not? I grew up believing and so did my husband, and I am so grateful to my parents for that gift, as I truly see it as a gift. But I know not everyone sees it that way.  […]

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How to Make Hawaiian Snow

So, you may have gathered from previous posts, or from my bio to the left that I live in Hawaii. It’s our first Christmas here and while we are from California and aren’t used to snow anyway, it doesn’t really feel like December without a little chill in the air. I mean, it’s 79 degrees […]

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How to Host The Perfect Holiday Cookie Exchange

A holiday cookie exchange is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Everyone loves holiday cookies, and NO ONE has time to make all the amazing varieties and options available. Here are some tips for pulling off the perfect holiday cookie exchange party: Invite your guests Start by figuring out who to invite. […]

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GIVEAWAY from The Ticket Kitchen!

This Giveaway is now Over! Thank you for those who entered! Thank you for supporting us through our first week as an official blog! To say thank you, we’ve teamed up with our friends over at The Ticket Kitchen to give away TWO Happy Chocolate Kits! You can send these to yourself or send some […]

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More FREE Downloads!

Yay! More FREE downloads from us to you! We’re just in the giving mood! We are doing a giveaway on Friday, so come check that out! Did you get a chance to read our Holiday Gift Guide from Monday? One of my favorite suggestions was to make a coupon book for your kids. I actually […]

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