Easter Wreath

Are you the type of person with a different wreath for every month/holiday/season?  Do you need a quick gift for the Easter dinner hostess, or something to spruce up your front door because you are hosting? I have just started making wreaths.  I knew I wanted to make a wreath for Easter that was simple […]

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Free Easter Appreciation Printable

Easter is a great time to show appreciation to others. After all it is the holiday to celebrate Christ’s sacrifice for us. What could appreciate more than that? We decided to share a Free downloadable printable for you to use. You can make darling S’mores kits, using Peanut Butter Eggs, Peeps, marshmallows, graham crackers, or […]

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Mina Loves Bows: Entrepreneur Interview & Product Review

Every month we interview an entrepreneur and introduce you to what they do. We love getting to know these small business owners; get a glimpse of their lives; and get tips and advice for those looking to start a business of their own. Last month we interviewed Little Kate Designs, and  our interview before that […]

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New Easter Traditions

One of my favorite parts of Easter is all the colors.  I love the pretty pastels associated with Easter and springtime.  On the other hand, I’m not a big fan of peeps.  I recently found a post that will help me appreciate peeps more, and their ability to add some color to Easter cooking. I […]

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Teaching the Significance of Easter

I love seeing my kids get excited about hunting eggs, but I also want to teach them our beliefs about Easter. One of the challenges facing parents is the competition of the religious and secular sides of holidays. Which do you focus on? How do you do both? It is possible? Should you even bother? […]

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Encouraging a Love of Books!

On a recent visit to a friend’s house, I noticed children books everywhere. Their 17 month old was obsessed with books. You could not sit down without her bringing a book over to you and asking if you would read it. I was so impressed. I love to read, but haven’t been able to instill […]

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Marbleized Easter Baskets

Why do the Easter eggs get all the fun when it comes to color changing?  Why not dye the basket the eggs will be carried in?  Do you have a bunch of those wicker baskets lying around, waiting for a fun project?  Are you looking for a great Easter craft to do with the kids, that […]

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Healthy Alternatives to Easter Candy

I don’t know about you guys, but I cringe when I think of filling my kid’s Easter baskets up with candy. Easter is a fun holiday, but with all the egg hunts and Easter goodies (I may or may not be guilty of eating several pounds of Cadbury Mini Eggs) filling baskets with candy is […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Do you love cupcakes? It seems like in the last few years they have become all the rage, and I am glad. If you like cupcakes, and you like chocolate chip cookies, this is the recipe for you! On Sunday my husband and I couldn’t decide what we wanted for a treat.  He wanted chocolate […]

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Pre-Travel Checklist

Have you ever tried to leave for vacation or travel, and felt overwhelmed on where to start and what to do to get ready to go? Sometimes the list feels extensive. The best way to get ready to travel, especially when traveling abroad is to have a plan that accounts for contingencies.   Here is […]

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