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Archives for August 2011

Coming Soon: Back to School Giveaway

The Back to School Giveaway Hop starts next Monday, August 22.  This is a 2 week long giveaway with over 60 blogs participating. Each blog is giving away a back-to-school themed prize pack worth at least $25. You can hop from blog to blog entering all the giveaways.  There are some pretty awesome prizes.  Check back here on Monday for more details.   My prize […]

Last Day to Enter to Win $1000 with Boost Your Buzz

If you haven’t already, enter the Boost Your Buzz $1,000 Giveaway! One lucky person is going to win $1000 USD paid via Paypal! Gain entries in this giveaway by following Celebrating Family on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Google Friend Connect. The giveaway ends today, August 15 at 11:59 pm EST and is open worldwide. The $1,000 […]

Easy Tuna Casserole

Tuna casserole is a nice, old-fashioned comfort food. It reminds me of being a child and for some reason, it reminds me of rainy days. It is easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients on hand. There are many variations to tuna casserole, but I like this one because it is simple, easy, […]

Reminder: Watch Your Children Around Water

School is back in session for a lot of children. For some, this means the end of days by the pool and the beginning of a slow cool down toward an approaching fall. I want to take this opportunity to remind you that pools and other bodies of water are attractive to children year round, […]

The Life I Lost

I am coming up on the 6 year anniversary of the day my pregnancy was ended by miscarriage. It was a very difficult time for me. I had been trying to get pregnant for about a year to no avail. I was overjoyed when I discovered that I was pregnant, but only a few days […]

Seeking Virtue Sunday – August 2011

I am now co-hosting a blog meme (pronounced meem) called Seeking Virtue Sunday. I am working with three other awesome blogs which are listed above. This meme will appear once a month and is an opportunity for Christian ladies (or even gentlemen) to share posts about their walk with Christ. If you are not a blogger, you can still […]

Five Must-Read Children’s Chapter Books

As a child, I was a voracious reader. I read whatever I could get my hands on. I was so excited and delighted when I started reading chapter books to my son because I got to reread my favorites and discover new ones.  There are so many children’s books that I could recommend, but today I will narrow it down to five. Here are just five of many must-read children’s […]

Dragon Berry Punch

I recently posted about my son’s dragon-themed birthday party and I promised to share the punch recipe with you. This punch was a big hit and we ran out much faster than I expected. I told my son to pick a juice to mix with 7-Up. He wanted a sour punch and opted for cranberry juice, but I convinced him that most […]

Family Time Tuesday Blog Carnival – August 2

Welcome to the Family Time Tuesday blog carnival. Feel free to link to any family-oriented post; that means any post that is helpful and relevant to family life. For example, fun family activities, great recipes, parenting posts, marriage posts, craft ideas, money-saving tips, homeschooling posts, and more. Help Family Time Tuesday grow by adding your […]

A Dragon Birthday Party

After several years obsessed with dinosaurs, my son graduated to dragon aficionado. This year he decided that he wanted to have a dragon-themed birthday party. It ended up being one of the most fun and successful parties I have hosted, so I thought I should share it with you. If you have a dragon lover […]