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I Don’t Like Santa Claus… but he has nice shoes!

Our church had its annual Breakfast With Santa on Saturday morning. This is the perfect opportunity for kids in our parish to have some festive fun decorating cookies, playing reindeer games, and of course… sitting on Santa’s lap to convince him you’ve been a good kid and that he needs to bring you all the […]

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Going Commando?

Our neighborhood holiday sleigh ride was last night. The holiday sleigh ride takes place every year in our subdivision and is a big hit with kids and adults alike. Santa comes, there’s plenty of hot chocolate and cookies, and everyone takes a ride through the subdivision on a horse drawn sleigh. It’s one of those […]

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DIY Centerpiece

The centerpiece for this party should be something I can mark off my to do list pretty quickly. I went to a DIY website and found a couple of ideas. One thing I was thinking of doing was this… I have a gorgeous Trifle bowl (the picture is the only one of it I could […]

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Games Required

Whenever we have friends over, it’s a given rule in our household that games are a must. I love to play games and don’t get to play them nearly enough. My husband groans when I head towards the game closet… he likes to play card games and strategy games. Games like Scrabble, Pictionary, etc. aren’t […]

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Mommy Doesn’t Do Snow

My prayers for a sudden heat wave coming through Kansas City didn’t happen, so as predicted, schools were cancelled. This lead me on a quest to keep the kids entertained all day without going crazy. By 9am we had alredy played Candy Land 4 times, followed by several games of Ker Plunk, and then even […]

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Le Menu

I spent some time last night browsing through recipes on Recipezaar, in my favorite cookbooks and through past issues of Food and Wine magazines. After much debate with my husband on how we wanted to cook it (grilled, broil, oven) and what kind of ingredients we wanted to use, this recipe from Recipezaar won the […]

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Etsy – Give with style!

Recently, my friend Karen Beth, turned me onto a gem of a website called Etsy. Etsy is “your place to buy and sell all things handmade”. It is a really fantastic site! Well, I was on there looking at Karen Beth’s beautiful bookmarks and decided I’d look around to see if I could find anything […]

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Christmas Memories

As I was shopping for my kids today, trying to find the perfect Christmas gift, my mind wandered to my days as a child and what I remember from Christmas morning. Three presents come to mind when I think about my childhood. One of my favorite presents, although I don’t remember ever asking for it […]

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Family Style

In this section of the blog, I plan on keeping an update of what is going on in the Doyle household. Since we have friends and family spread out all over, this will be a place for me to journal about how our kids our entertaining us these days. I’ll also use it to keep […]

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Christmas Party – Scheduled for December 16th!

Our goal is beginning earlier than 2007. We are hosting a Christmas dinner party on December 16th with 3 other couples at our home. The kids will all be at a friends house being taken care of by a babysitter, so it will be an adult’s only night. I think we are going to make […]

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