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10 Hallmark Christmas Movies She’ll Love to Find in Her Stocking

December 18, 2014 By · 16 Comments

Disclosure: I was sent a few movies to review, all opinions are my own. There may also be some affiliate links in this post. Happy Holidays!!

A Cookie Cutter Christmas

Trying to find the perfect Christmas gift or Stocking stuffer idea for your lady friend, wife, aunt, grandmother? Not to worry if she is the type that loves Christmas movies or romantic movies I’ve got quite a list for you and they are all from Hallmark so it’ll be really easy to find. Plus you can snuggle up with her and sip hot chocolate as the two of you watch them together. Don’t forget each one of these movies are also children friendly which means the entire family can enjoy them which is perfect for Christmas.

I was lucky enough to review each one of these wonderful movies and truth be told (if you’ve ever followed me on Facebook, Twitter or even the blog you know I LOVE to begin watching holiday movies as early as Halloween) I loved each one. I’ve watched them all so many times, I’m even including a few I watched in the past because I loved them so much.

A Cookie Cutter Christmas DVD 3D

Hallmark A Cookie Cutter Christmas DVD, starring Erin Krakow (“Army Wives”), David Haydn-Jones (The Last Kiss) and Alan Thicke (“Growing Pains”), follows a journalist sent to cover Christmas Town’s annual cookie bake-off who finds herself competing for the affection of a new love interest. The entertaining and uplifting story about doing whatever it takes for love premieres on Hallmark Channel November 9 and be available on DVD and Digital HD November 11.

As for me I couldn’t help but laugh most of the way through this movie. I mean there was total jealousy and betrayal, sneakiness and you just wanted to bake. Yes, this movie made me want to make my own peppermint cookie drops and see what type of creations I could come up with. In fact I did but with hot chocolate, I do plan on experimenting with cookies this upcoming week to see what the kids and I can create. Oh boy! I guess I liked it so much more because Christie (a school teacher) wants to not only impress a guy but also beat another teacher and jumps at the chance to upstage another teacher in a cookie bake off, only she doesn’t know how to bake. As many of you know, I am learning to cook/bake/etc so I totally saw myself there.

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Christmas Cookies To Make For Santa

December 15, 2014 By · 1 Comment

Disclosure: This is a paid post, however I think these cookies are great, especially during the holiday season. 

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Christmas season is always fun for families, whether it means spending time with family that you don’t see every year or the countdown until the Jolly Old man shows up at your house and shimmies down the chimney. Chances are at one point you will be baking and I know for my family that always consists of baking up some Christmas Cookies. Am I right? Long ago I took a Home Economics class in junior high and during it I had to find a cookie I had never made, which would later become something I make during the holidays. This cookie was the Candy Cane Cookie, you now the red and white candy cane shaped sugar cookie that you sprinkle a bit of crushed up peppermints on it. Yummy. This year I plan on teaching my younger daughter how to make them. I know it’ll be fun. So far we haven’t done much baking and not because we are busy but we’ve all had the tummy bug for the past two weeks. Yuck.

Check out Christmas Cookies

by Eliza Ferree at Foodie.com

Talking about cookies. Do your children leave cookies and milk under the tree? What type of cookies do they leave? We normally leave chocolate chip or sugar cookies for Santa. This year I went to Foodie.com and found 12 interesting Christmas cookies. I won’t lie to you I’m a bit bias and favor peppermint types. My dad’s favorite type of cookie was always the oatmeal cookie and over at This Mama Cookies made some delicious looking chocolate chip/raisin oatmeal cookies. To me it always feels like Christmas on the East Coast but as you move further west it seems to be harder to get that magical feeling. I guess I’m a bit more partial to a “white Christmas” which is probably why I have a fascination when it comes to the Almond Snowball Christmas Cookie.

Don’t forget to make a few Peanutbutter and Hershey’s Kisses cookies.

If you are on Foodie please look me up and follow me on there. Can’t wait to hear what type of cookies you like.

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Mega Bloks First Builders Bus

December 8, 2014 By · 20 Comments

This post may contain affiliate links. The Life of a Home Mom receives free products for review purposes and may sometimes be compensated for posts but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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Mega Bloks has been on my children’s Christmas wish list for as long as I can remember. Truth is it is a company I know and trust and I love the fact they aren’t just for babies/toddlers. He got these recently and couldn’t wait to open them, in fact as you can see in the picture he tried to start playing with the top of the box because it had the blocks on top too. How many of you have purchase Mega Bloks for your little ones? I love these because they are so big you can introduce building to your little one at a much younger age than before. I remember being afraid kids I use to babysit (as a teen) would choke on them, later I still worried about that with my oldest, but when I discovered these all my kids would get them for holidays and birthdays. I really like the Mega Bloks First Builders because it really is what they are, the child’s first set of building blocks/legos they will encounter.

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ABC Family Christmas Countdown Schedule (12/7-12/13)

December 7, 2014 By · No Comments

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

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ABC Family 25 Days to Christmas (12/2-12/6)

December 2, 2014 By · No Comments

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If you are anything like me then you will LOVE watching all those Christmas movies whether it is by yourself or with family and friends. Here’s a schedule for the week on ABC Family. This post was provided to me for free but I love this time of year. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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