DIY Family Valentines Date: Movie Night!

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By Maricel Mendoza of A Sweet Cottage If you are like me, I do not want to go out on valentines because everyone is out! All the restaurants are full, parking is super hard and the malls are full of people! Here is a solution that you might want to try this weekend! ....Movie night with the family! I am not talking about hauling our troop in a car and ... Continue Reading

7 Practical Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Husband


By Louise Fandino of Mommy Practicality When you and your ex-boyfriend (because he’s now your husband) were still dating, Valentine’s Day is indeed a big deal for both of you. Such a big deal that you save up for a nice shirt to wrap for him while you expect so much more than just a gift from him. (Talk about a grand bouquet to be sent to your place of work ... Continue Reading

Unexpected Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day


via by Rhiza Oyos of It's the month of love, and the debates are on. To celebrate or not to celebrate? Make it festive or forget it? Plan a date in a fancy restaurant, or stay at home and avoid traffic? Make Valentines Day special or make everyday Valentines Day? The truth is, my stand on Valentines Day changes every year, ... Continue Reading

What To Do With All Those Holiday Gifts


By Louise Fandino of Mommy Practicality Let me start this article by greeting you a warm Happy New Year! As I write this, I am certainly back to work from my well-spent and fully-enjoyed holiday break. Up until this morning while preparing my son for school, cooking breakfast and packing my and hubby’s lunch packs, I asked these in my mind: “Is it ... Continue Reading

Oh, Baby: Another Blissful Baby Shower


My sisters-in-law and mom threw me a sweet baby shower with my closest friends last Sunday. I've had three already, so I feel very blessed, as does my sweet baby girl (who is doing well at 37 weeks and 3 days as of this blog post!) I just wanted to share some photos of the day, since I have a hard time these days sitting too long in front of the computer to ... Continue Reading

3 Smart Tips for Storing Your Christmas Decorations

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By Maricel Mendoza of A Sweet Cottage I love Christmas! I love everything about it! The decors, the sights, the sounds, the feel of the Christmas breeze! I am always excited to put up my Christmas decors! It has become a tradition in our home to put up the tree as early as September or October! Yes, I am one of those who tries to prolong Christmas as much as ... Continue Reading