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Go On Vacation Instead Of Buying Presents

I’m all about experiences over things.  I would much rather spend my money on an activity or experience than something that’s going to sit around and collect dust.  This time of year, I love seeing gift lists of experiences instead of things.  So, what happens when you take that idea one step further?  My family […]

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The Gift of Time

Maybe it’s because I’m a habitual procrastinator. Maybe it’s because I don’t enjoy wrapping presents nor the crowded stores. Maybe it’s because I’m tired of cleaning and storing our “stuff.” Whatever the reason, I’ve been giving the gift of experience lately, and I couldn’t be happier.   The benefits, as I see them, about giving […]

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All I Want For Christmas

I am entering this holiday season with three little girls, a 7 year old, 3 year old and 6 month old. This means that it has been a sleep deprived, emotional couple of months in my household. My wife and I are focusing on making Christmas fun for the girls in lieu of giving gifts […]

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Tips for Creating Your Own Holiday Traditions

Baking cookies. Finding and decorating the perfect Christmas tree. Terrorizing your children with escapades of a deranged elf. These are cherished holiday traditions that families across America partake in. While it’s fun to look back and remember good times, I find even more joy in creating new memories with my family. There are many reasons […]

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12 Days Of Columbus Dates

12 Days of Columbus Dates

Holiday shopping can be so daunting, and finding gifts each year for your significant other can be difficult for some. Recently, a good friend of mine told me about the “12 Days of Christmas Date Ideas.” The idea is to go on 12 dates throughout the next year with your significant other. I think this […]

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Holiday Teacher Gifts- What They Really Want

Before we know it school with be out for the holidays, and believe it or not your child’s teacher is just as thrilled as your child! The few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas bring on added stress with parties, projects, and the struggle to keep overly excited pupils focused before officially calling it quits before […]

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A Winter Michigan Getaway

Alright Buckeyes, I saw that eye-roll you just did when reading the word Michigan. BUT. I am not joking, nor exaggerating, when I say that Michigan is a hidden gem of beauty, especially in the winter.  I am blessed to have lived and explored the beautiful state for 9 years, and I am excited to […]

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