Category Archives: Holidays

  1. 5 Tips for Hosting First Thanksgiving (while 35 Weeks Pregnant)


    November 23, 2016 by CassieCravings

    We are not going home this Thanksgiving. I am 35 weeks pregnant, and it’s just not feasible for me to …
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  2. A Thanksgiving without GranDaddy


    November 21, 2016 by CassieCravings

    All 32 Thanksgivings of my past have been hosted by my grandparents. Tables overflowed with family and with food. Long-running traditions …
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  3. The Little Caboose: A Christmas Miracle shown by a Stocking Holder


    November 17, 2016 by CassieCravings

    Several years ago, I bought a set of stocking holders. They came in a set of four. At the time …
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  4. An Easter Non-Tradition: Planting Jelly Beans


    April 5, 2016 by CassieCravings

    A simple activity has been floating around Pinterest for a while: A child plants jelly bean seeds that “grow” into lollipops.

    I was practically giddy over how doable this little activity was for the family. Simple. Adorable. Maybe even a new tradition?

  5. When Santa Blunders


    December 30, 2015 by CassieCravings

    It was 8:57 on Christmas Eve night, and we had a video game for a game system that we did not own. It wouldn’t work. Santa had no gift for our kid. This year of all years! Eli wrote not just one letter to Santa but two. He even went to see the big guy at Bass Pro Shop, an experience that Eli had declared was nearly the best day of his life. This was the year he actually got the hype.

  6. Little Eli’s Letter to Santa Shows the Meaning of Christmas


    December 7, 2015 by CassieCravings

    5 year-old Eli sat down to write his letter to Santa. It took him nearly 2 hours. He painstakingly sounded …
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  7. DIY Advent in 30 minutes for $5


    December 2, 2015 by CassieCravings

    This Christmas little Eli will be 5 years-old. I remember my 5 year-old Christmas being a pivotal one, because it …
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  8. A Little Tree with Great Purpose


    December 4, 2013 by CassieCravings

    Our Christmas tree was bought shortly before my husband and I were married. Frenzied holiday shoppers buzzed around us when …
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  9. Conversations with Eli…and a few other kids: Mother’s Day Surveys


    May 13, 2013 by CassieCravings

    My favorite part of Mother’s Day is hearing it from the kids’ perspective. Nothing gets me giggling and oohing and …
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  10. Hey Mama….

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    May 8, 2013 by CassieCravings

    Hey Mama, The world may celebrate you 1 day of the year, but I cherish you all 365 days. ❤ …
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