Hi, friends! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was really nice – lots of family, fun, and food! 🙂 As soon as Turkey Day was over, we were right into the “official” holiday season with all things Christmas. Of course, we couldn’t wait to get our Christmas tree. With Thanksgiving falling so late this year, we were MORE than ready! I actually think November 29th is the earliest we’ve ever gotten our tree –…

At the beginning of the holiday season, a stranger told me that 4.5 years old is the BEST age for Christmas, and he was definitely right. I can’t even begin to explain just how much Quinn enjoyed the “Christmas holiday.” In fact, I’m still smiling just thinking about the wonderful memories we made together! Above, Quinn is sprinkling reindeer food on our lawn before heading out for our Christmas Eve festivities. Christmas Eve started at…

The holiday fun continues in the Haupert household! But, seriously, how is it already December 17?! It’s been a fun few weeks to say the least, and I really love that this tradition adds so much to our daily lives during the most wonderful time of year. Here’s the next recap of our 24 Days of Togetherness activities! DAY 10: Wear red and green. I forgot to snap photos of Mal and Quinn’s outfits, but they both played along…

Hi, friends! Happy New Year’s Eve eve! I’m so excited to ring in 2018, especially since we’re off to a wedding tomorrow night and it’s our second totally kid-free night since Quinn was born. We’re staying at a hotel in Boston! Woohoo! And, truthfully, our first night away from Qman was a bit of a bomb because I barely saw Mal, so we’re really excited! Last week, we treated my family and Papi (Mal’s dad)…

Good morning! I can’t believe Christmas is over just like that. I hope you had a very merry one! Our holiday overall was really great, but there were a few bumps in the road along the way. Of course, I could share how “perfect” it was for us, but, as you guys know, I like to keep it real over here on CNC, so here’s a little recap of both the highs and lows from…

The holiday fun continues in the Haupert household! It’s been a fun few weeks to say the least, and I really love that this tradition adds so much to our daily lives this time of year. Here’s the next recap of our 24 Days of Togetherness activities! Day 13: Make a holiday drawing. We named this year’s drawing: “Snowstorm in December.” Day 14: Tell each other something you love about them. Quinn told me his…

HOW is it December 18th already? I feel like it was just Thanksgiving, and I couldn’t wait to get going all things Christmas and now it’s just a week away. Holy cow. I mean, remember when you were a kid and Christmas took FOREVER to get here? Now, it just flies by too fast. Anyway, we enjoyed quite the holiday-filled weekend. Here’s a little recap! FRIDAY On Friday night, Mal and I had the pleasure…

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Hi, friends! I hope you had a very merry Christmas! Ours was absolutely awesome. Now, I know why parents love Christmas so much! Qman didn’t totally understand Santa, but he was sooooo excited about the “prizes” he received. Seriously, what a fun couple of days. I kind of wish Christmas was more than once a year! 🙂 Ok, so let’s recap our final days of 24 Days of Togetherness. I seriously can’t believe it’s over….

Alternate title: An Early Christmas Present  Alternate title #2: My Husband Is A Bad Liar  About a week ago, I received an event invite on the calendar that I share with Mal. It said: “Tina gets out of the house while Christmas elves put together her present.” Hmm… very interesting. I accepted the invite, but, of course, I wondered what the heck Mal was planning. And as soon as he got home, I asked him about the…

Heyyyyy! How was your Christmas? I hope it was wonderful in every way! Our holiday was awesome. Seriously, it was probably my favorite Christmas yet. I truly loved everything about it and enjoying the holiday through the eyes of a toddler made it that much better and more special. Ok, let’s rewind to Christmas Eve! Mal and I had a bunch of last-minute errands to run on Christmas Eve, so while we were out, we bought a glazed…

Good morning and merry, merry, MERRY Christmas to you! Over the weekend, Quinn picked “make holiday pancakes” for 24 Days of Togetherness, so we truly embraced the season with a morning full of Christmas cheer. We played holiday music, sipped (iced) coffee with eggnog, and whipped up a big batch of Mal’s very special recipe. You guys might remember Mal’s amazing cake-like pancake recipe from years past, but this version is the best. It’s also the original recipe. When Mal was…

Day 1: Get a Christmas Tree Day 2: Share one funny memory and something you are looking forward to Day 3: Do an anonymous good deed Day 4: Buy each other $5 gifts Day 5: Make a Christmas drawing Day 6: Drink hot chocolate Day 7: Tell each other a holiday joke Day 8: Share 3 things you love about the other person + Quinn and Murphy Day 9: Watch a Christmas movie Day 10:…

The big day is just a few days away and if you’re still looking for a last-minute gift or something to bring to your Christmas celebration, look no further! These Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies will bring a smile to just about anyone’s face this season. They’re made with wholesome rolled oats, melted coconut oil, dark chocolate chips, and red and green sprinkles. They’re a wonderful gesture as well as a seriously delicious addition to a holiday spread! P.S. Last chance…

Hey, hey! Happy Friday! First things first, if you missed my post about Legacybox yesterday, definitely check it out, especially if you’re stumped with what to buy someone on your shopping list this year. It’s an awesome gift for people who seem like they already have everything! Ok, I feel like I’m all over the place today, so here are some “fast facts,” which include a bunch of random thoughts, tidbits, and happenings from life lately. Enjoy!…