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9 In Simplify The Season

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas   This year is my son Isaac’s first Christmas! Christmas has always been my favorite holiday so I am thrilled to share with him all of my favorite things about the season. Since it is his first Christmas, I am planning on doing a few special things to celebrate! He will be 10 months old so I think these five simple activities will be so fun for him. He may not remember…

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0 In Simplify The Season

Simple Holiday Ornament Craft For Kids

My favorite time of the year is the Christmas season. There is so much promise, joy and good tidings rooted in the meaning of Christmas. But if I’m really honest, I would confess that the meaning of Christmas is easy to lose in all the hustle and bustle. One area in particular that I struggle with is gifts. Gifts can be a cool way to show love to the important people in our lives. Gifts are also a very real…

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3 In Simplify The Season

How I Simplified The Season With A Pay It Forward/Holiday Traditions Advent Calendar

Advent calendars. I grew up with them, and they quickly became a holiday tradition that I kept even after I moved out of the house. Back in my college days I would buy the $0.99 ones from Target and enjoy the chocolate each day. Once it became my husband (Mr. Blographer) and me, the candy tradition went out the window due to a soy and dairy allergy (which is a story for another time, but it is hard to find…

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0 In Simplify The Season

6 Ways to Simplify Your Holiday Home Decorating

Hi y’all, I’m Lynn from Back to the South and I’m so excited to be sharing six ways to help you simplify decorating your home for the holidays! I can’t believe it’s already the holiday season. It seems as if we were just celebrating 2017 and here we are close to saying goodbye to it! This is one of my favorite times of the year, but it can also be very stressful. The six tips I’m sharing with you today…

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0 In Simplify The Season

How To Manage Your Meals This Holiday Season

The holiday season has a weird way of stressing us out.  There’s so much involved, and sometimes it can be overwhelming to conquer our to-do lists.  Whether it’s the traditions we want to carry on or new ideas and self expectations, the load is a heavy one.  And of all the heavy loads, holiday feasts might be the greatest. When you think of the holiday season, food is at the center. From Thanksgiving to holiday parties to Christmas Eve and…

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2 In Simplify The Season

How To Have a Stress Free Christmas Season

Christmas! The trees, the lights, the smells, the surprises, the food and the family get togethers, there’s a feeling in the air that something miraculously wonderful is about to happen. The birth of Jesus is miraculous because he is the one who sacrificed himself for us and gave us eternal life. But this season can also be one of the most stressful time of the year. It’s easy to forget why we are celebrating Christmas and focus on the parties,…

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3 In Simplify The Season

Quieting Heart and Home During the Holidays

Quieting Heart and Home During the Holidays When I was young, my parents celebrated the holidays very simply on the humble budget of our single-income family. We lived in a small, simple town and didn’t have a lot of extras, but there was never anything I needed that I didn’t have. My dad kept a fire burning in the wood stove to heat our home, and the love between us–my two brothers, my parents, and myself–was enough. I remember tromping…

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0 In Simplify The Season

Simplify The Season in 5 Easy Ways

As I write this, holiday decorations are going up all over the place. I can already feel the strain of time as I think of shopping, cooking, and finishing our schoolwork before Christmas comes. People are already asking what our plans for the holidays are, and the truth is we don’t have any. My parents are divorced, and our sisters are far flung so family celebrations are difficult to schedule and keep us pretty busy come December. Then there are…

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14 In Simplify The Season

How To Make Your December Birthday Baby Feel Special

How to Make Your December Baby Feel Special on Their Birthday   December is one of the worst months to have a birthday.  Everyone is so busy with Christmas and the holidays that your birthday gets lost in the shuffle.  As an adult, it’s not a big deal.  But as a kid, it’s crushing. I remember being so jealous of my friends.  Everyone could come to their birthday-party-on-their-actual-birthday.  No one tried to cheap out on their present.  Friends and relatives…

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0 In Simplify The Season

How To Have Yourself a Stress Free Little Christmas

If you’ve spent a fortune you didn’t have, or spent your Christmas Eve in crowded shopping malls looking for that perfect gift for your husband….raise your hand! I love the Christmas season as much as anyone, but I don’t love the STRESS all the holiday to-dos add to my already overloaded mom schedule. Between home, work, and church, I’ve got plenty on my list. BUT a few years ago, I dispensed with all the Christmas madness and revolutionized the way…

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