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People Keep Asking Me, "Why Don't You Celebrate Halloween?" More Than 179 Million Americans Celebrate Halloween And Spend About $9.1 Billion, With The Average Consumer Planning To Spend $86.13 On Decorations, Candy, Costumes And More. We Have Many Reasons We Don't Celebrate, Including Our Faith.

"AS A CHRISTIAN WHY DON'T YOU CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN?" This is the question I've received from a few people. So I thought I would write a post in case others would like to know. My husband and I decided that our family including our children will not participate in Halloween. Before I get into it I would like to mention that I'm not using this post to try and persuade anyone. If anything I hope this post points you to Christ.…

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Ambrose's Monthly Baby Photos I love seeing age progression photos. Especially babies, because they change so much in the first year. I didn't do any monthly photos with my first baby. I probably took a photo every second to make up for it though. For my second boy, I did monthly baby photos next to a stuffed animal to show how he grew. You can see that post with the baby photos here. For my last baby boy, I decided…

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If you're a new mom you may have wondered how you'll breastfeed your baby in public.....Well you could wear a baggy T-shirt 3 sizes too big like my mom proudly did (every mom did in the 90's). OR you can buy some flattering and affordable specialty nursing tops. I've successfully breastfed 3 babies until a year old. Since I had my babies back to back I have three straight years of experience. From what I've learned I can tell you…

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I Wish I Knew These Tips Before I Got Married! Maintaining A Healthy Godly Relationship Is Already Hard! Add Kids Into The Mix And Without Guidance And Structure, Marriages Can Fall Apart. Katherinewandell.com

5 TIPS FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE AFTER HAVING KIDS We all know marriage takes work. When dating or courting our future spouse we work hard to win their heart and affection. We spent time finding ways to show our love so we could demonstrate how much that special someone means to us. This may have included writing letters, making time for them, buying special gifts and saying I love you. Marriage, just like dating or courting takes work. It doesn't…

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Your Something So Special About Getting To Know Your Kids. From The Moment You Lock Eyes With Them Again A Journey Of Getting To Know Them In Their Personality And Who They Are. Each Of My Boys Have Such Unique Personalities. Every Child Really Is A Gift Because You Don't Know Exactly What You're Getting. Everyday Is A New Adventure And Every Moment A Treasure. My Most Recent Favorite Moment Being This Morning......

An Every Day Moment Became An Extraordinary Memory There is something so special about getting to know your kids. From the moment you lock eyes with them, you begin a journey of getting to know them and their personality. You get to discover who they are and see glimpses of who they'll become. Each of my boys have such unique personalities. I've learned that every child really is a gift because you don't know exactly what you're getting. Just like…

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I have been dying to share this media cabinet makeover for awhile now! This DIY project was apart of my Mini Apartment Makeover Post, where in 6 weeks I transformed our apartment from basic to OH WOW YES! If you like this makeover I know you'll love to see the whole transformation, you can find the post here. This makeover was quite simple really. I don't have a good picture of the cabinet before but you can see in my…

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Our First Place As Newlyweds Was A Tiny Apartment In Phoenix. With Almost No Budget For New Furniture, I Had To Get Creative And Find A Way To Give Our Place A A Makeover. All We Had Was A Dorm Room Couch And Crates For Side Tables! Check Out What I Did To Our Living Room, Dining Room And Master Bedroom To Update The Look And Make Way For Our (almost) Honeymoon Baby. -Katherine Wandell Blog Homemaking By Design. Apartment Therapy, Budget Decor, Yellow Living Room, Home Decor,

( This post contains affiliate links. Which means I make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. The price of each item is the same for you whether you use the links or not. Using affiliate links helps me to maintain this website. You can read my full disclosure here) If you've been following me for any length of time then you know that I am a home decor and DIY freak. My dreams are filled…

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This Makeover Was Easy And Cost Less Then $15 Bucks! Paint And A Stencil Easily Transformed This Boring Desk Into Something Amazing!-Find The Tutorial At Katherinewandell.com

My $15 Craigslist Desk Makeover This DIY project was apart of my Mini Apartment Makeover Post, where in 6 weeks I transformed our apartment from basic to OH WOW YES! If you like this makeover I know you'll love to see the whole transformation, you can find the post here: Tiny Apartment Makeover. When we moved into our apartment I had a small awkward corner to use as my mini office/craft room. The area was just big enough for a…

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Liebster-award

I would like to thank Corrine from Happiness In Homemaking for nominating me for the Liebster Award! She is an awesome blogger, and mama! She has some great posts about homemaking, motherhood and raising her two boys. The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to new bloggers,  in recognition of their efforts and hard work creating their site and content. I am very honored to have been nominated! The rules for the Liebster Award are as follows :…

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I know how hard it is to plan a date with your husband. So I created an Instagram giveaway and FREE printable to help you look forward to your next date night. 5 lucky ladies will win one item from the photo above to wear on their next date night. All you have to do to enter is: 1. Go to my account on Instagram @katherinewandell and follow me if you're not already. 2. Like the giveaway photo. 3. Share…

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Here Is A Free Printable With 25 Questions To Open Up The Conversation On Date Night With Your Spouse.

I know from personal experience it can be hard to open up the conversation and talk about our marriage. It seems easy but most of the time couples will fall into everyday conversation mode. It’s the way we talk to each other after a long day at work or when there’s nothing new to say. So we recount the day's activities and follow it up with an “I love you” hoping we’ve connected with our spouse on a deeper level.…

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Here Is A Free Printable With 25 Questions To Open Up The Conversation On Date Night With Your Spouse.

I know from personal experience it can be hard to open up the conversation and talk about our marriage. It seems easy but most of the time couples will fall into everyday conversation mode. It’s the way we talk to each other after a long day at work or when there’s nothing new to say. So we recount the day's activities and follow it up with an “I love you” hoping we’ve connected with our spouse on a deeper level.…

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As Mom's We Can Easily Forget To Pamper Ourselves And Take Time Out Just For Us. Well, I Had The Pleasure The Other Day To Get A Makeover By A Talented Phoenix Makeup Artist Named Nataliya Kovchan. She Is Amazing And Was Even Willing To Us A Coupon Code For $5 Off Any Of Her Services! She Does Event Make Up For Prom, Quincineras, Wedding And She Also Does Eyelash Extentions The Right Way. If You Are In Phoenix Check Her Out! Shes Off Bell Rd And Highway 51

Being a mother means we often forget to pamper ourselves and take time out just for us. I know I'm guilty of doing this. So you can imagine how excited I was to have the pleasure to get a makeover by a very talented Phoenix makeup artist named Nataliya Kovchan. She is located in north Phoenix and is amazing! She has such a fun bubbly personality. I had wayyy too much fun laughing with her, while trying to sit still…

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As A Mom I Like My Makeup Routine To Be Easy And I Have Found 5 Product That I Love Using. I Know You'll Love Them Too. They Help Me Get Ready In No Time At All! Come Check Out 5 Great Beauty Products To Make Life Easier.

( This post contains affiliate links. Which means I make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. The price of each item is the same for you whether you use the links or not. Using affiliate links helps me to maintain this website. You can read my full disclosure here ) 5 BEAUTY PRODUCTS I'M LOVING RIGHT NOW: When it comes to makeup, I'm NOT a beauty professional that's for sure. I can barely pull off…

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Okay, This Is The First Toy I Bought My Oldest Son. It Was For His First Birthday Three Years Ago! It Has Lasted For ALL Three Kids. Which Is A Big WIN In My Book! It Was Totally Worth The $30 Bucks. I Get Asked By Moms All The Time What Toys Are Worth Buying. Since The Grandparents Make Sure My Boys Have Every New Toy Out There, They Get To Test A Lot Of Them Out. My Boys Use It Daily! They Love Hiding Things In The Compartment Under The Seat. They Ride On It, My Youngest Will Sit And Play With The Little Keyboard On The Front. My Smallest Baby Would Hold Onto The Green Handle On The Back And Use It To Learn To Walk. It's Really Great For Ages 7 Months To 4 Years! BEST Toy For Toddler Boys. Great For A Christmas Gift Or Birthday Gift. Must Have For Any Boys Giftlist.

( This post contains affiliate links. This means I make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. The price of each item is the same for you whether you use the links or not. Using affiliate links helps me to maintain this website. You can read my full disclosure here ) Our Favorite Scooter For Toddlers Okay, this is seriously the first toy I bought my oldest son. It was for his first birthday, three years…

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