American Girl ~ 2018 Girl of the Year!

Today on Good Morning America, we were treated to the reveal of American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year! On Jan. 1, American Girl is introducing Luciana Vega, the 2018 Girl of the Year. She comes with an out-of-this-world storyline about an 11-year-old who dreams of being the first person on Mars. American Girl worked with NASA, including a task force of advisors (scientists, astronauts, and more below) who helped ensure the accuracy and authenticity of Luciana’s world—from her story and products to a STEM-based educational program in partnership with Scholastic and Space Camp. My girls are so excited to see her in person!  [Read more…]

3 Reasons To Experience Busch Gardens Christmas Town!

Busch Gardens transforms into a magical place that transports you to Christmas Town each holiday season. This is one of the top rated attractions in Virginia, and it is an experience you must add to your Holiday bucket list!  [Read more…]

Holiday Brunch with Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread!

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, music playing, and a lot of delicious food is what makes the holidays so special. My family and I have many get togethers, parties, and company throughout the holiday season. One of my favorite meals to host is brunch! I love all things brunch and I wanted to share 2 brunch recipes that you and all of your company are sure to love! [Read more…]

Polar Express Movie Night

 

The Polar Express is one of my favorite Christmas stories turned movies. I love the message it sends to kids and kids alike, seeing is not believing. The bell still rings for those who believe! We have a annual movie watching and story reading session each Christmas season in our home. My kids, and even my kids friends look forward to this special tradition. I wanted to share with you a few fun ideas to help you have a Polar Express movie night in your home!  [Read more…]

DIY North Pole Breakfast

Making little memories and traditions year after year is always what means the most to me during the holiday season. We have many fun Christmas traditions that my kids look forward to year after year. One of their favorites is our North Pole Breakfast. This usually happens when our Elf, Tinsel arrives. If you don’t have an elf, or want to do it later in the month, that is totally fun too! This is an excuse to have some fun decor, and a few sugary treats in the morning!  [Read more…]

Holiday Gift Guide 2017~ Moms, Teens, Kids!

I love giving gifts! It brings me so much joy to shop, wrap, and give the special item that made me think of you, or that I knew you had been hoping for. Sometimes we need a little inspiration for gift ideas. I have some amazing gifts for each category that are sure to bring a smile to their faces! Check out my top gift ideas for Moms, teens, and kids!  [Read more…]

Play All Day At The Gaylord National ~ ICE!, Christmas Village, & More!

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As soon as you enter the grand Atrium, or lobby of the Gaylord National, you are greeted with stunning Christmas decor! So beautiful, and it totally sets the stage for all of the Holiday fun that the Gaylord National offers during the season. You can spend the whole day here and enjoy the festive activities! See the fun in store and start planing your visit!

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Cookies

Nothing says the holidays are here like a fresh batch of cookies! I love to bake and I love to add seasonal touches to my baking. I am excited to be a part of Houseful of Nicholes Houseful of Cookies! In the spirit of Christmas, and cookie exchanges, I have a delicious Dark Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Cookie recipe to share with you! [Read more…]

Santa, Sales, & Family Fun At Spotsylvania Towne Centre!

Spotsylvania Town Center is a local hot spot for a reason. That’s because they have a vast and wonderful selection of stores, restaurants, on site childcare, and entertainment! I recently took a trip out to Spotsylvania Town Center myself to see what great events and sales they have during the holiday season. Check out my favorite stores and see the full list of events coming up!

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Tysons Corner Center ~ Holiday Gift Guide

Tysons Corner Center has so much to offer all year round. With over 300 specialty shops and restaurants, Tysons Corner Center has it all. Tysons has a great selection of fashion, retail, dining and entertainment. One of the things I love most about Tysons is the ability to always find what I’m looking for. With the holidays fast approaching, I want to share my top picks for everyone on your list!  [Read more…]