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Preparing for Guests this Holiday Season

This month we will be having two rounds of out of town guests. Our in-laws and then my sister and brother in law and their two children. We have been busy getting the house prepped and ready, which can be hard with two small children running around, winter break from school and holiday parties. In an effort to streamline the…

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Snow Day Essentials We Love

This past weekend in Georgia, we finally got a long overdue winter wonderland. It hadn’t snowed like this in nearly four years. For it to snow just weeks before Christmas was like a fairy tale. Everyone was so excited and we couldn’t wait to make the most of our 3 snow days. This was the first time Evelyn had ever…

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Family Travel Guide: Biltmore Estate

The weekend before Thanksgiving my family and I headed up to Asheville, North Carolina to stay at the beautiful Biltmore Estate. I hadn’t been since I was around seven years old and I was so excited to see everything again and experience the property with my husband and children. The weather could not have been better for our stay, especially since…

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Baked Brie with Apple Butter and Puréed Cranberries

In today’s installment of “Things Chanel can make in under 30 minutes” is one of my all-time favorite appetizers. Baked Brie has always been my go-to because I can buy all of the pre-made ingredients and there’s no cooking required on my part. It needs very minimal cleanup, can feed a crowd, and is quite inexpensive (usually under $25). Pairing brie…

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5 Timeless Christmas Traditions

Now that we are at the beginning of December I am really trying to slow down and enjoy this magical month. School lets out in a few weeks, and the kids are only young for so long, so I want to enjoy this age with them, as tough as it might be! Every year we always try and fit in as…

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Giving a Shelter Dog a Forever Home

This post is sponsored by Untamed, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Back in September, we adopted our third shelter dog, Winnie. Our older dog, Sammy, seemed to be lonely ever since his sister went to the Rainbow Bridge in April of 2015. Adopting from shelters is a no-brainer for me, and I wish I could…

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Easy DIY Baby Bed

This post is sponsored by ComfortsTM Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have followed me on Instagram (@chanelvanreenen) and seen some of my stories about Evelyn, you know that she loves her stuffed animals (aka her “babies). As she is getting older she has shown more of an interest in nurturing her babies and playing mommy to them….

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