the cutest personalized classroom valentines from @minted | thelovedesignedlife.com #valentines #noncandyvalentines #holiday
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3 classroom valentines that aren’t candy

This post has been created in collaboration with Minted, who gifted me this product. This post also contains affiliate links, which if you click on and make a purchase from, I will receive a small commision. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Are you guys ready? I thought I would continue the Valentine’s holiday theme over here

the spread for our little galentine's valentine's day playdate | thelovedesignedlife.com #valentinesday #valetinescraft #kidscraft #kids
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valentine’s playdate and a suncatcher craft

“Whew, that was a long year.” *me, at the end of January. Haha, have you guys seen that one going around? I guess in some ways it did feel slow. January happens to be one of my favorite months though, with its fresh promises and my birthday in tow. But honestly, I felt like January

my sweet girl and me, ready for the new year 2019! thelovedesignedlife.com #newyearsgoals #newyear #mommyandme
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new year, new goals

Happy New Years’ Eve! I honestly love this time of year, for reflection. Reflecting on where I’ve been and where I’m going. Reflecting on the past year can show me gratitude. I have so much to be thankful for each and every year, and I love taking a step back on the year to really

a peek inside our gingerbread house decorating party
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how to host a simple gingerbread party

This is our second year playing host to a simple, but fun, little gingerbread party playdate! This idea started when a few of my best friends from college and I wanted to get together with our kiddos for the holidays. One of my girlfriends from this group used to host a bigger holiday pajama party

our most recent staycation at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, AZ | thelovedesignedlife.com #staycation #vacation #hotelvalleyho #holidaygift
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our holiday gift tradition to one another

For the past four years, since my youngest babe was brand new, my husband and I have forgone traditional holiday gifts to one another and instead planned a staycation at a local resort. We love exploring all the cool little corners of our hometown here in Arizona! It’s a great way to reconnect and escape

pretend christmas cooking baking with melissa and doug set from kohl's. all the best holiday toy shopping here for you! | thelovedesignedlife.com @kohls #ad #christmascookies #imaginaryplay #christmastime #holidaygifts
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holiday toy shopping guide

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included toys as compensation. Now that the turkey and stuffing are all gone, it’s time to get holiday shopping! The kids have been busy already making their Christmas wish lists and “baking” pretend holiday cookies, so they are getting in